The MB86S73 has two high performance, high power efficient ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores and can operate at the high speed of 1.2 GHz thanks to its unique and innovative implementation of hardware. The CPU performance benchmark results also suggest that the MB86S73 is an extremely power efficient product.
The MB86S73 enables power control optimized for all kinds of uses with its subdivided power domain and clock domain, reducing power consumption of customer products.
Reducing the CPU load
The MB86S73 features Socionext's unique standby and response function. In addition to Wake on LAN for devices on a network, automatic response, and Wake on USB functions are also supported. By realizing a part of network processing in hardware, these functions enable a reduction in the CPU load, allowing other tasks to be allocated to the CPU even when network communication is in process.
Using a Mali-T624 GPU
The MB86S73 uses a Mali-T624 GPU. With this advanced GPU, which supports OpenGL ES 3.0, this SoC realizes a highly versatile software platform.
The MB86S73 allows drawing of GUI using 3D graphics quickly with authoring tools provided by various vendors, realizing a rich UI even with embedded devices.
Reducing System Power Consumption
It supports the retention mode, in which the power of the MB86S73 is shut down when the memory devices are set to self-refresh mode. This feature allows the MB86S73 to remain in standby with ultra-low power consumption that is well below 1 mW, contributing to the reduction in system power consumption and resumption time.
It also supports DIMM, which enables the most appropriate memory devices for the system to be selected.
Reducing Power Consumption in Image Processing
For the processing of JPEG images, which are often used, particularly in embedded devices, the MB86S73 reduces the CPU load and power consumption while improving the processing speed with its dedicated CODEC.