Questions tagged [system-on-chip]

Also known as a SOC, it is another name for a silicon chip which has a high degree of integration. Named principally because it incorporates devices like a uProcessor and a modem and a memory controller that might of at one time been separate chips on a PCB.

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How are different circuit form factors (SODIMM, PCIe) designed and manufactured? [closed]

Using recent technologies, System on Chips (SoC) and other type of single board computers are manufactured on compact small boards. A common form-factor SoCs is a DIMM based or even PCIe form factors....
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Connecting display to arduino [closed]

So i've been googling displays for the Arduino, and they are all usually small or the wrong shape, but they all seam to have GPIO connectors in the back (shields) that connect directly to the Arduino. ...
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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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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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What happens when there is a simultaneous Read and Write launched to the same address in AXI3/4?

I have a doubt regarding the AXI3/4 protocol. Assume a hypothetical scenario where a single master issues a valid Read and Write transaction to the same address simultaneously. From the AXI ...
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Buck topology for a 3.3V to 1.1V for a SoC [duplicate]

I have been given this circuit in a design guide and it does not make sense for such a complicated circuit to be implemented just to get 1.1V out. It requires 3.3V (input) and will give 1.1V out. The ...
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ST7590 Power Line Communication chip integrated with a PIC18 microcontroller

I am using the ST7590 chip for PLC purpose which integrates with an STM controller, but my company uses Microchip controllers. I have signed an SLA so I will not post or talk about the non-public ...
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Current measurement in a SoC

I have to measure the current flowing inside a SoC through a multimeter. In the board schematics, I found that the SoC provides a structure to measure the current: Now, I should connect them with a ...
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Upgrade ZN416 Radio on a Chip to two Tuned RF Stages [closed]

looking to upgrade this Radio/Circuit to two Tuned Circuits with another ZN416 not shunting RF to ground butsending it to the nextZN416. Will be usingAntique /Vuntage Components Variometer; ...
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Moving from bluetooth module to chip

I'm a software engineer who has recently become very interested in hardware. I'm very novice so I apologize ahead of time for any dumb mistakes or misunderstandings I have. This might also be a broad ...
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Configuration settings for programming flash memory

I need to specify a memory addresses settings in the configuration file for programming flash memory with Macraigor Flash programmer utility. The device is BCM3360 (MIPS32) chip and flash memory is ...
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Quartus Prime Qsys HPS(Hard Processor System) Error

I'm trying to generate a system including HPS(Hard Processor System) of the Cyclone V SoC in Quartus Prime Qsys. At the "Generate HDL" stage I got the following errors. I'm not expecting all the error ...
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What are the technical specs of the Nordic NRF 31512?

can someone tell me what chip this is and where I can find the datasheet? Or at least if this is a custom fabrication, what chip from Nordic is it based off of? I've search high and low on the ...
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What's the difference between bluetooth-soc chips and bluetooth modules?

I'm currently shopping for a Bluetooth transceiver to play around with. After doing some research, I think there's a bit of crucial terminology that I'm missing. Specifically, there's two products ...
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what really are: Microcontroller (uC), System on Chip (SoC), and Digital Signal Processor (DSP)?

The actual question is at the end. But reading that alone might not show you why am I confused. I wrote this post starting with some definitions, assumptions, and speculations and then asking the ...
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Where to go with an idea for a chip? [closed]

I tinker with AVR, 6502 and z80 designs, just muck around really, nothing overly serious. But as a result I had a thought of an idea for a new chip. Specifically a SoC built around a z80 core. But ...
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Vivado Integrated Logic Analyzer Waveform empty

I am using Vivado 15.2 on Linux with a Zynq FPGA. My design contains a single Integrated Logic Analyzer (ILA) core with some signals connected to it. Downloading works find and the hardware-manager ...
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How difficult is to reverse engineer a IC Die?

Can anyone tell me how difficult, time consuming and expensive is to reverse all layers of a die ? Say a die from a recent model SoC Processor IC found in smartphone devices such as the Qualcomm ...
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How do hybrid electronic systems work?

In hybrid systems, we can have DSPs, FPGAs, General purpose processors, etc on the same system operating together on the same application. How are the tasks distributed among them, and which unit ...
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Camera Parallel Interface vs Camera Serial Interface?

I need to select a System on Module that will be used to stream a HD video stream over WIFI. Ideally it should support two camera input. When researching the various modules on the market, I find ...
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Undefined part of CSR8645 chip

I am trying to build a bluetooth audio headset and decided to use CSR8645 chip, but while trying to understand diagram of this chip i couldn't identify one part of it. I am uploading picture ...
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Background functionality of a mobile phone

I'm asking this question out of curiosity. In general, we have around 6 to 7 radios in a smartphone. the modulation schemes, estimation procedures, synchronization methods are different for each radio....
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Given a known power supply, what are safe ranges for the volts/amps/ohms of connected components? [duplicate]

I'm new to hardware and am coming from a software background. I have an SoC that will be powered by a supply generating 5V and 1A. I'm trying to figure out what are the safe ranges of volts/amps/ohms ...
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Interfacing with SATA in embedded systems

Would it be possible to use a SATA interface in an embedded system, for example a MP3 player or a video camera? (speed not critical) What is the typical way to do this? On chip peripherals, external ...
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Question regarding PCB design layout of Raspberry Pi

I have query regarding PCB design layout of Raspberry Pi (RPI). I wanted to know how LAN9512 chip is connected to Ethernet RJ45. I found one of PCB layout picture which suggests there is line on PCB ...
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One large microcontroller, or lots of small microcontrollers?

I'm used to doing basic and straightforward things with microcontrollers, relatively speaking. Things such as driving LEDs, running motors, basic routines, GUIs on character LCDs, and so on, but ...
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SATA in Samsung Exynos

Please take a look at the picture below. You can see that Samsung integrates SATA 3 into the Exynos 5 Dual. So does that mean that smartphones which use Exynos 5 will be able to connect to hard ...
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Reducing chip count for an ARM embedded system

It seems like a lot of devices use an ARM SoC + a RAM chip + a flash storage chip. In applications that are very space-constrained, such as ChromeCast dongles, micro drones, or wristbands, it would be ...
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Where can I buy a finished mobile camera module? [closed]

I am interested in buying a really small camera module for one of my projects. I know I can buy some iPhone/Samsung camera replacements on Ebay. But I have no information on their connectors and ...
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Why can't I find SOCs with integrated memory?

I am looking for SOCs with integrated memory to avoid having to worry about design of a memory bus for, what is supposed to be, a pretty low power application. I'm looking for something like the ...
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what chip does thetileapp BTLE tracker uses

I am working on some BTLE prototypes, I saw this tracker http://www.thetileapp.com/ what chip would this "tile" be using? im going to be playing with the TI SoC CC2540 http://www.ti.com/product/...
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Is it common for internal pull-up resistors to fail? or what would cause them to become intermittent?

I have a board based on an ASIC ARM Cortex-M3 that after months of work suddenly started to report spurious button presses. The ASIC is not our design, but a reputable company's. The buttons ...
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I'm looking for a chip which can play media files stored in a pen drive connected to it on LCD tv

I am searching for such a chip which has a usb input to connect a pen drive to it. The chip should have a HDMI output (or any other suitable output) to display on a LCD tv. For example, I have a movie ...
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SOC for router like a d-link?

Anyone know of a SOC (System on Chip) that you could use for your own router? There probably many types of SOC, I'm looking for something that would run Linux (i.e. isolinux). Looking for something ...
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What is the SoC on the ARM9 board TS-7800?

From Single Board Computers The TS-7800 series of single board computers provides 3 times the performance of the TS-7200 series with the same footprint, using a Marvell 500MHz ARM9 SoC. From ARM9 ...
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Wireless Sensor to Internet

Looking for a low cost implementation to post ambient temperature readings from a sensor to servers via a COTS router. 1) Have a temperature sensor connected to a micro controller which sends data ...
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microcontroller vs. System on chip

I am starting out programming micro controllers and I was reading some documentation and textbooks. I am a little confused as to what the difference is between a Micro-controller and a System on chip? ...
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Where can I find an 8086 chip?

sometime ago I built an emulator for the 8086 chip and now I'm wanting to actually own one and set one up for some bit banging and such. Note, I'm not interested in all the PC specifics(DMA, PIC, BIOS,...
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How many transistors/logic gates are used in the signal path between a TV studio and the restitution of the image on my HD-TV?

How many transistors/logic gates are used in the signal path between a TV studio and the restitution of the image on my HD-TV ? You see what I mean ? I need a rough estimation...:-) I especially ...
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Programmable system on chip (SOC) pluggable on a host via PCIe

Does anyone know a COM which is put on a PCIe card, which has some flash memory, some RAM, JTAG support (or some kind of debugging support), some input ports like USB, perhaps support some output like ...
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Low power radio + microcontroller recommendation? [closed]

I'm searching for a low power system-on-chip that combines: A processor (any achitecture) A radio (any frequency/bitrate/tx power) 2 or more I/O pins (ADC would be a bonus) Can anyone recommend a ...
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Arduino-like system-on-chip?

Arduino is a microcontroller, so it won't help if you need complex tasks potentially involving standard hardware, like reading from an sd-card, or accessing ethernet/wifi. Is there a system-on-chip ...