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TI's first ARM Cortex-A15 mobile applications chip

New! OMAP5432 EVM

Exceptional processing and graphics capabilities for high-performance industrial applications.

Special Note
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Connectivity & System Integration

OMAP processors include pre-integration of TI’s Wi-Link™ combo connectivity solution, providing multiple wireless connectivities such as Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, GPS and FM. TI’s combination of OMAP processors and Wi-Link connectivity support devices designed for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ wireless content streaming.

Beyond wireless connectivity, OMAP processors also include pre-integration of a number of application-specific protocols:
  • SD
  • EMMC
  • USB with integrated PHY
  • Ethernet AVB
  • CAN
  • Media Localbus (MEDIALB)
  • PCI Express
  • SATA
  • TI’s industry-leading FPD Link LVDS solution.

Additional protocols are planned for future processors.

Support for integrated software-defined radio (AM/FM, HD radio®, DAB) is also included, and implemented on the Jacinto processor’s digital signal processor (DSP), eliminating the need for external radio processing devices and lowering overall system cost.

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Security

OMAP processors support secure boot, which authorizes software source and encryption prior to booting systems.

OMAP processors also uniquely offer TI’s M-Shield™ security solution. M-Shield security provides the highest level of terminal and content security in the industry today, as well as setting the benchmark for the level of security needed to allow financial applications to happen. M-Shield technology is a system-level security solution that intimately interleaves hardware and software technologies to provide the highest level of security, forming a Trusted Execution Environment. It is operating system-independent and not sensitive to software attacks. It is important to note that security is not supported on OMAP5432.

M-Shield Security white paper

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Virtualization & Cloud Computing

Virtualization
Hypervisor mode in the OMAP 5 platform’s ARM® Cortex™-A15 MPCores provides hardware virtualization support, enabling simultaneous and secure control of shared resources between a “host” and “guest” OS on a single device. Supporting multiple OSes allows manufacturers to build their system leveraging one OS to maintain software investment, robustness or real-time operation, while taking advantage of the ARM® Virtual Extensions to seamlessly support the user experience another OS may offer.

Cloud Computing
IT managers from industries ranging from enterprise, finance, and hospitality to education, medical and governments are all forming cloud strategies for their organization. Organizations are embracing “the cloud” for better manageability, scalability and security in our increasingly connected world, and seeing the benefits of lower total cost of ownership and a greener power footprint. Whether providing dedicated virtual desktop access or enabling pooled application resources from centralized servers, thin and zero clients powered by OMAP processors provide low cost, low-power, yet high performance solutions.

OMAP processors contain a programmable DSP, which can accelerate the decoding of a desktop image in real time. While other processors rely on their primary CPU cores, or a fixed function engine to decode desktop images, OMAP processors enable flexible clients which use the programmable DSP to support multiple protocols, even proprietary protocols, in single device. This frees up the CPU and other accelerator cores to focus on running the cloud computing protocol, application software or to decode other content such as multimedia. The end result is a much more efficient experience for the user. TI works with leaders in cloud computing, including Citrix, Microsoft, Teradici and VMware, to leverage OMAP processor technology for a better cloud experience.

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System Performance

The OMAP platform architecture packs the performance, programmability and flexibility needed to support a range of applications and demands. This begins with the platform’s two ARM® Cortex™-A series processors and two ARM Cortex-M series processors work together to provide more processing power. The OMAP architecture instinctively offloads applicable processing from the Cortex-A series cores to the more power-efficient Cortex-M series cores; freeing the main CPUs to support intensive/complex applications while controlling power consumption.

The architecture also employs dual-channel memory and a host of dedicated cores, engines and accelerators to handle specialized processing needs to maximize efficiency and output.

Some OMAP processors integrate a C66x floating point DSP, which can be programmed to handle a variety of tasks, minimizing the burden on other cores. These tasks include:
  • Software-defined radio
  • Audio post-processing
  • Parking assist cameras
  • Speech recognition
  • Speech signal enhancement
  • AEC
  • Other RISC applications

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Multimedia & Graphics

OMAP processors contain unique hardware and software elements to support best-in-class video, graphics and multimedia performance.

OMAP processors natively support more video playback codec standards than other processors, meaning OMAP processors come ready to efficiently play nearly any video from anywhere in the world with little to no additional development investment. Video capture and playback are both accelerated by the platform’s IVA-HD hardware engine, freeing up the main ARM® Cortex™-A series MPCores for other processing tasks.

Other unique video features include:
  • Simultaneous video and still image capture enabled by a high performance image signal processor.
  • Super compressed video files that take up 10 – 20 percent less memory storage space compared to competing processors, enabled by proprietary TI imaging technology.
  • Snappy and responsive rendering of cloud-based or remote desktop applications, made possible by the OMAP platform’s combination of hardware and software accelerators and graphics core.

OMAP processors integrate Imagination Technologies’ industry-leading PowerVR SGX5x cores for superior 2D and 3D graphics rendering. This makes user interfaces smooth, rich and responsive.

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Vision Analytics

OMAP processors’ architecture supports a distributed vision processing, or DVP, framework – meaning vision algorithms can be run and accelerated on multiple cores to make processing more efficient, or enable machines to complete other tasks at the same time.

Every OMAP processor contains a digital signal processor (DSP), which can be programmed to optimize and accelerate vision algorithms, support stereo cameras for functions requiring depth perception, and run analytics.

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Packaging

TI offers OMAP processors in a variety of package options to meet application-specific needs. Our advanced packaging options include different ball pitches, via channel, thermal characteristics and even package-on-package (POP) configurations to minimize space.

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Quality & Reliability

TI employs rigorous quality assurance practices and has a zero-DPPM strategy to continuously improve its products.

TI maintains a willingness to manufacture OMAP family processors for at least 10 years after its general release date, with many processors in production for longer than 10 years. In the rare instance TI decides to end-of-life any of its products after this 10 year period, will be given at least 12 months’ notice, and be allowed to place orders for 12 months after the end-of-life announcement, with delivery up to an additional 6 months after the 12 month notice period expires. TI trusts that this 18 month period will smooth any transition required due to any end-of-life.

TI’s goal is to ensure continuity of supply for all TI products, and in keeping with that goal is making this commitment with respect to these TI products.

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Texas Instruments OMAP™ multicore ARM Cortex-A series applications processors power advanced capabilities in automotive and other embedded applications. Infotainment systems, thin and zero clients, human machine interface and single-board computer applications and more – no matter what you’re building, it’s made best with OMAP technology.