WCCF Tech reports AMD's first 64-bit ARM based embedded SoC, the Hierofalcon, will be ready in the first half of this year. This new 28nm platform is designed for embedded datacenter applications, communications infrastructure and industrial projects.
It features up to eight ARM Cortex-A57 with a frequency of 2.0GHz and has a TDP range of 15W to 30W.
The chip will ship in the SP1 BGA package and features some new cache coherency feature such as full cache coherency, 8 MB L3 cache and SMMU (I/O address, mapping and protection). The chip allows dual channel 64-bit DDR3/DDR4 memory channels (ECC) with speeds of up to 1866 MHz.
The SOC ranges between a TDP of 15 – 30 W. The highly integrated SoC includes 10 Gb KR Ethernet and PCI-Express Gen 3 for high-speed network connectivity, making it ideal for control plane applications. The chip also features a dedicated security processor which enables AMD’s TrustZone technology for enhanced security. There’s also a dedicated cryptographic security co-processor on-board, aligning to the increased need for networked, secure systems.
After that AMD will release SkyBridge, a 20nm platform that features interchangeable 64-bit ARM and x86 low-power APUs with a single pin-compatible socket. And next year AMD will reveal the K12, its in-house high-performance 64-bit ARM core.