Questions tagged [soc]

A system on a chip or system on chip (SoC) is an integrated circuit (also known as an "IC" or "chip") that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic systems. It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions—all on a single substrate. SoCs are very common in the mobile computing market because of their low power consumption. A typical application is in the area of embedded systems.

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Zigbee interoperability

Anyone has any idea if the Zigbee SOCs from different vendors can communicate with each other forming mesh. Like TIs CC2562 & CC2560, NXP JN5169,68, and nordic semiconductors modules all in a ...
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Using magnetics for single board Ethernet routing [duplicate]

I have two SoCs that are mounted on a the same carrier board using SODIMM connector. The two SoC are mounted very close to each other, the entire carrier board is smaller than 15x15 cm I need to ...
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Estimating SOC using coulomb counting with DSP

I am trying to estimate the SOC of a battery using the Coulomb Counting technique. I am implementing the following equation on a DSP inside PSIM: $$ SOC[K] = SOC[K-1] - \frac{I_{Bat}}{Q_{Bat}}\cdot{Ts}...
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BeagleBoneBlack PRU from Scratch

I am a newbie when it comes to embedded systems and I am an even bigger newbie when it comes to working with the BeagleBone Black (Rev C in my case). I want to play and discover the PRU on the BBB, ...
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JLC2313 stackup with DDR3 fly-by

I’m building a simple SBC based on Allwinner A33 for my undergraduate final project, includes two x8 DDR3 chips. I’m going with 6 layers JLC2313 Stackup 1.2mm thickness (cost reasons). It’s my first ...
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Static ICC calc with voltage regulator

If I have a power supply that is feeding a fully integrated voltage regulator(Lets call it VR) and so on the VR is feeding a chip. My goal is to calculating the static icc of the chip but I dont have ...
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How to handle power failure in embedded SOC

I'm familiar with using BODs with microcontroller devices so that the system is safely pulled into reset and started when the supply is normal. I'm also familiar with projects on SOCs on devices ...
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How does a layman interface with a system on a chip?

I'm looking to build an incredibly simple robot that I control via bluetooth. I've identified the CC2540 from TI which will theoretically allow me to do this. It sounds perfect, it's like 5 bucks. ...
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Hardware Secure Elements

After checking multiple suppliers and reading about HW secure elements, I would like to understand the use of this type of electronic components. Maybe I´m wrong, but it seems a HW secure element ...
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Is there a SoC for IoT with cellular network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth? [closed]

I am looking for SoC with support for cellular network, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In fact, any Mediatek is suitable, but I am an individual and no one will sign an agreement with me, I suppose. Yes, and I ...
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CC541 microcontroller

I am trying to use the SoC CC2541 which is from Texas Instruments and is mounted with an 8051 mcu. I know that the firmware can be flashed through an Arduino board but as I want to avoid using an ...
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ADC conversion rate

I have an ADC which is part of the Zynq-7000 SoC. For details please see the attached datasheet. I need to asses whether this ADC is appropriate for my application (measurement of stator currents in ...
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What do we Gain by Packing Various Components into SoC

I have been trying to understand that what is the added benefit in shrinking components such as DSP slice, IPU, LCD controller etc into SoC instead of keeping them separate. Is this done only to ...
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Cyclone V SE use FPGA to add additional HPS RAM

As near as I can tell, the Cyclone V SE HPS HMC accesses up to 512Mo per chip select, limiting the CPU to 1Go of physical RAM. I can't find documentation indicating if the HPS can be instructed (i.e. ...
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soc clock domain questions

Those days there have so many different protocols in the soc which basically means different clock rate. In a Soc system, there have CPU which run at some clock speed, then there have memory(dram) to ...
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BlueNRG-2 from STMicroelectronics Range Problem

I have configured my Bluenrg2 with the help of a Bluenrgsdk module with Data Length Extension of 251 bytes and ATT_MTU as 247. I ...
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RF shield needed for BLE SoC in PCB design

I´m checking the implications of using BLE in a new design. This design will include in the same PCB a BLE SoC, the specific matching network and an anetnna (still checking if I´m going to use a ...
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Adding Ethernet ports to my SoC

I'd like to add multiple (>5) Ethernet ports to a board I am developing. Linux on the CPU has to see each port individually, be able to route the traffic among ports, and also add traffic on its own (...
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System on Chip (SoC) ARM + FPGA (ZynQ-7xxx) - code design methodology

So far I've only been working with either ARM processor or FPGA/CPLD device separately. I.e. either I used a dedicated toolchain to generate binaries for a processor system from a C code, or I used a ...
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Reason for power on sequence requirement in SoC

In the SoCs that I am working on, memory rail has to be powered up first and then the logic rail. And memory rail is expected to be higher in voltage than logic rail at any point in time. Could you ...
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Using an AXP22x PMIC on I2C instead of RSB

I've got a board with an AXP223 PMIC on it. According to the data sheet, it has an I2C (or TWI, or P2WI, or RSB...) host interface, so the chip is connected to the SoC's I2C bus. The problem I'm ...
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SA636 Local Oscillator — Which Pin?

This is about a very specific RF system on a chip -- NXP's SA636, "Low voltage, high-performance mixer FM/IF system...". Datasheet is here: https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/data-sheet/SA636.pdf. The ...
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How do I procure SoCs in small quantities? [closed]

I want to design an SBC but I am having difficulty with buying the SoC. I'm thinking of Snapdragon, Mediatek, Allwinner, Amlogic and Rockchip (These are the ones I know, if you know others I would ...
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From microcontrollers to microprocessors [Embedded Devices] [closed]

I was told by some developer that embedded controllers are task specific devices that requires low latency which processor based devices can't offer due to OS overhead. So I would like to first of ...
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Interconnect between different blocks of SoC from different vendors

So I am planning to do a learning project of installing embedded linux into to SoC. One from smartphone vendor Spreadtrum SC7731 and the other from generic smart devices vendor Ingenic JZ4725B. Since ...
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Unused pins on H6 Allwinner SoC

I am looking at a reference design for the allwinner H6 SoC. My question is pretty straightforward. Why does pin B3 need to be powered if the EPHY pins are unused. Additionally, pin B4 is being pulled ...
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How can Qsys component configuration be accessed in software?

I'm designing a Qsys component which I want to be user-configurable. It has config parameters which are defined in the TCL file. For example, for a GPIO bank component I would write: ...
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what triggers the PREADY signal in a slave of an APB?

I was trying to understand the state machine of an APB. I was curious on how the PREADY signal is triggered low so that it can exit from the ACCESS state? If anyone could help me with this basic ...
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How can I program an SOC without a hardware kit?

I am new to the production side of electronics. I was wondering if I can directly use a DA14683 to implement a size-constrained project. I have a few queries in mind Is interfacing a SOC similar to ...
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PLDs, DSPs, MCUs, MPUs and SoCs Typical Application [closed]

PLDs, DSPs, MCUs, MPUs and SoCs are all embedded devices, they can be programmed / configured to achieve a specific application. I've worked with MCUs and FPGAs in the past and realized that they are ...
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Can SoC Processors be used as more powerful microcontrollers? [closed]

I'm starting with microcontrollers (still avr), and once I finish, I'll be moving on to ARM based microcontrollers. However, as I've been reading, the ARM Cortex M is basically the best you can get, ...
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What is the difference Verilog race condition, X's propagation and Metastability?

I'm trying to understand Verilog Race Condition X's propagation and Metastability with http:/...
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Can Cortex-A series ARM processors remap the physical address of DRAM via the Memory Controller?

Many ARM SoCs have memory as MMIO. However, I have seen other ARM processors that support (like x86, et. al.) the ability to program the memory controller and move this mapping. Is this a SoC-...
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Is it possible to use EL3 on an AllWinner SoC (R18)?

I have been looking for a cheap development board to play around with ARMv8 EL3 mode in the interest of writing a monitor. I stumbled across the PINE64 recently and it seemed like a great fit. It used ...
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APB PENABLE stays only for one PCLK regardless of PREADY signal

I followed the AMBA 3 APB specification to design my APB slave. Reading from slave requires several clock cycles to make the data ready for the bus, so I set my PREADY signal for one clock cycle ...
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How to program SoC chips like CC2541F128RHAT [closed]

I am working on a BLE project. As per initial research, decided to use the cc2541 chip as BLE module. I have found one here. As per the datasheet, it shows it contains BLE and MCU. I need to program ...
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Can I2S tdm interface send more channels with less sampling frequency?

We have a arm SoC(system on chip) connected with I2S to a DSP (digital signal processor). SoC and DSP both support 48khz, 8 channel and 16bits in TDM mode. Is it possible to use this interface to ...
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Is there any single-board computer/system-on-a-chip with good documentation for developing bare metal? [closed]

I always wanted to develop my own crappy operating system, but the many weird legacy quirks of the x86/PC platform kept me from doing so (e.g. real vs protected mode, only low resolutions available in ...
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What's the best internal SoC bus?

As far as I know there are two major buses - AMBA/AXI and Wishbone. While AMBA/AXI has proven itself in almost every ARM chip, I didn't find some numbers for Wishbone. Are there any benchmarks or real ...
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Change memory content of FPGA SoC (DE1-SoC) using software while .sof (EPCQ) is running on FPGA

I am new to FPGA and FPGA-SoC world. I have a DE1-SoC board. I am doing a project. Hardware design of the project contains a memory block which is initialized using .mif file. I know that we can use ...
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ARM SoC UART interaction with peripheral UART

I am sorry that I couldn't find this answer in this site or web. I have an ARM SoC(Host) which needs to communicate with the peripheral having ARM Micro controller using UART. Linux runs on top of ARM ...
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Why are accelerometers (and other MEMS devices) so rarely integrated into components?

With the way things are headed, more and more functionality moves into a single chip each year. However, one thing that seems to remain completely untouched by this is MEMS devices like accelerometers ...
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SOC vs ARM Core

I am trying to understand the difference between SoC ( System on Chip ) and ARM Core. In the following post, I have read "The typical ARM processor in use today is integrated with peripherals on a ...
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ETSI[Europe] Regulations for 2.4Ghz ISM Bandwidth Limit and RF Power

I am trying to interface my STM32 with NRF24[2.4 Ghz ] or TI CC2500[2.4 Ghz] models. I am finding issue regarding maximum allowable Bandwidth and RF power set by ETSI[Europe] EN 300 328 and EN 300 440(...
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using smartphones SOC or other components as microcontroller like arduino [closed]

i have a smartphone which has stuck in boot loop,i was just wondering if i could use it's internal components like SOC to use it as microcontroller like "arduino".have anyone ever tried it?or possess ...
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How far away can DDR3 memory be placed from the SoC?

I thought of an idea where i have a pcb with a soc on it, and a seperate one with the DDR3 memory that can snap into each other. This way i can replace or debug specefic parts of the system and have e....
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Below which voltage should an AGM deep cycle battery cease to supply charge to devices

I am using an AGM deep cycle battery 130Ah 12V connected to 200W solar panels and a 500W inverter to power electrical devices such as fans, laptops and lamps. The inverter has an automatic cutoff ...
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Circuit to Toggle Ultrasonic Sensor

To preface I am a software developer, not an electrical engineer so please go easy on me as there are likely gaps in my knowledge here. I am utilizing an nrf52832 SoC (specs: https://github.com/...
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How to select the model selector for TI IBIS model of DRA725?

Following is the IBIS model selector section for the DRA725 SoC in IBIS file. Currently, I do SI analysis of DRA725 with Mentor HyperLynx SI, Intention is to select the right model selector. What to ...
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Difference between SOC and MCU [duplicate]

What i know is that system on chip(SOC) is like microcontroller alongside with other component like bluetooth module etc. So what is the difference between the mcu in soc and the normal one ? and ...