Amlogic S928X

8K Wi-Fi 6 S928X Box

The X96 X10, leveraging the powerful Amlogic S928X SoC, is an 8K set-top box ideal for global operators. Its advanced decoding capabilities, combined with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, deliver excellent viewing experiences. Plus, its extensive customization and rapid feature innovation streamline market deployment, bringing an unrivaled solution for operators worldwide.

Amlogic S928X tv box 8k tv box

Wi-Fi 6 (2.4/5/6GHz) and Bluetooth 5 for seamless connectivity.
Hardware featuring 8K H.265/AV1/VP9/AVS3/AVS2 60fps 10-bit video decoder and a low latency 4K H.265/H.264 60fps encoder.
HDMI2.1a with HDCP2.2/2.3, Dynamic HDR(w/EMP) functionality, supporting eARC, VRR, QMS, QFT, ALLM, DSC & SBTM.
Quick deployment and rapid feature updates.
Support for software, industrial design, and accessory customization.

Chipset Specification

  • CPU sub-system
    • 1x Arm Cortex-A76 core and 4x Arm Cortex-A55 cores in big.LITTLE configuration
    • NEON and Crypto extensions
    • Private L2 cache and unified system L3 cache
    • Build-in RISC-V core for system control processing
  • GPUs
    • Arm Mali-G57 MC2 3D GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.2, and OpenCL 2.0
    • 2.5D graphics processor for scaling, alpha, rotation, and color space conversion operations
  • VPU
    • Amlogic Video Engine (AVE) with dedicated hardware decoders and encoders
    • Decoding
      • AV1 MP-10 @ L6.1 up to 8Kp60
      • VP9 Profile-2 @ 6.1 up to 8Kp60
      • H.265 HEVC MP-10 @ L6.1 up to 8Kp60
      • AVS3 Phase 1 up to 8Kp60
      • AVS2-P2 Profile up to 8Kp60
      • H.264 AVC HP @ L5.2 up to 4Kp60
      • MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, AVS, MPEG-2, MPEG-1 up to 1080p60
      • MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918)
      • Support multi-video decoder up to 4x 4Kp60
    • Encoding
      • JPEG image encoding up to 4Kp60
      • H.265 video encoding up to 4Kp60 with low latency
      • H.264 video encoding up to 4Kp60 with low latency
    • 8th Generation Advanced Amlogic TruLife Image Engine with support for Dolby Vision (optional), HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and HDR Vivid processing
  • AI accelerator – Up to 3.2 TOPS Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) with Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) architecture, supports TensorFlow and Caffe
  • Memory and Storage Interface
    • Up to 8GB RAM DDR4-3200/LPDDR4/4X-4266 SDRAM
    • SDSC/SDHC/SDXC card and SDIO interface with 1-bit and 4-bit data bus width supporting spec version 2.x/3.x/4.x DS/HS modes up to UHS-I SDR104
    • eMMC and MMC card interface with 1/4/8-bit data bus width fully supporting spec version 5.1 HS400 with HW CQ
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.1a transmitter including both controller and PHY supporting CEC, Dynamic HDR, and HDCP 2.2/2.3, up to 8Kp60 max resolution output with support for eARC, VRR, QMS, QFT, ALLM, DSC & SBTM (Source-Based Tone Mapping)
  • Audio
    • Support for MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, SRS Truvolume, Dolby Audio (optional), DTS (optional), and programmable with 7.1/5.1 down-mixing
    • Low-power VAD
    • Built-in SPDIF input/output up to 192KHz 16/24/32bit stereo
    • 3x built-in TDM/PCM/I2S ports with TDM/PCM mode up to 48kHz x 32bits x 32ch or 192kHz x 16bits x 16ch and I2S mode up to 384kHz x 32bits x 16ch
    • Digital microphone PDM input with programmable CIC, LPF, HPF, support up to 8 DMICs
    • Built-in stereo audio DAC
  • Digital Television Interface
    • 4x serial transport stream (TS) or 2x serial and 1x parallel TS input interface with built-in demux processor for connecting to external digital TV tuner/demodulator
    • Built-in PWM, I2C, and SPI interfaces to control tuner and demodulator
    • Integrated ISO 7816 smart card controller
      Integrated I/O Controllers and Interfaces
  • Networking
    • Integrated IEEE 802.3 10/100/1000M Ethernet MAC with RGMII interface
    • WiFi and Bluetooth via PCIe/SDIO/USB/UART/PCM
    • Network interface optimized for mixed WIFI and BT traffic
  • USB  –  1x USB XHCI OTG 2.0, 2x USB 2.0 host, 1x USB 3.0 (5 Gbps) multiplexed with PCIe 2.0
  • PCIe –  1x PCIE 2.0 up to 5Gbps (multiplexed with USB 3.0)
  • Other peripherals
    • Multiple PWM, UART, I2C, and SPI interfaces with slave select
    • Programmable IR remote input/output controllers
    • 10-bit SAR ADC with 4 input channels
    • GPIOs
  • Misc
    • General-purpose timers, counters, DMA controllers
    • 24 MHz crystal input
    • Embedded debug interface using ICE/JTAG
    • Integrated Power On Reset(POR) module
  • Security
    • Trustzone-based Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)
    • Secure boot
    • Crypto Engine
      • AES/block cipher with 128/256-bit keys, standard 16 bytes block size and streaming ECB, CBC, and CTR modes
      • TDES block cipher with ECB and CBC modes supporting 64-bit keys for DES and 192-bit keys for 3DES.
      • SM4 block cipher with ECB, CBC, CTR modes
      • RSA block cipher with 4K-bit keys
      • Hardware crypto key-ladder operation and for transport stream encryption
      • Built-in hardware True Random Number Generator (TRNG), CRC, and SHA-1/SHA-2/HMAC SHA engine
      • Hardware ECC
      • TS descrambler/scrambler and TS demux
    • Built-in 4k bits One-Time-Programming memory for key storage
    • Pre-region/ID memory security control and electric fence
    • Hardware-based Trusted Video Path (TVP), video watermarking, and secured contents (needs SecureOS software)
    • Secured IO and secured clock
  • Package – 17 x 16 mm, FCBGA

Jean-Luc Aufranc of CNX Software points out that the S928X could be a potential competitor to the Rockchip RK3566 with fewer interfaces but an additional big Cortex-A76 core, 8K support, and a faster AI accelerator.

We are looking forward to the first S928X 8K Android TV Box available for sale. If there is an offer in a well-known online store, we will let you know immediately.

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