Used IP cores

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This page defines a list of used IP cores of the current generation of Allwinner devices.

Component name IP core vendor Driver available/usable? sun4i sun5i sun6i sun7i sun8i
Cortex A8 ARM ltd. Mainline Y Y N N N
Cortex A7 ARM ltd. Mainline N N Y Y Y
GIC ARM ltd. Mainline N N Y Y
DVFS Most likely Allwinner Allwinner
CCM Most likely Allwinner Allwinner
SRAM Controller Most likely Allwinner Allwinner Y Y Y Y
DDR Synopsys DesignWare Same as Rockchip rk2918 DMC Y Y N Y
DDR Allwinner AW1633? Allwinner U-Boot N N Y N
JTAG ARM CoreSight? Limited by JTAG on/off in Fex system
PLL Most likely Allwinner Allwinner
IRQ Unknown Allwinner Y Y N N
DMA Unknown Allwinner Y Y Y Y
PWM Most likely Allwinner Allwinner
GPS Highvision[1] No driver available. Only GPL-violating .ko were available, but untested Y N N N N
G2D Unknown Allwinner implementation used. Might have connection to Exynos G2D.
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP1 ARM ltd Y Y N N
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2 ARM ltd N N N Y
GPU Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX544  ? N N Y N
IPU Allwinner "DISP/LCD/HDMI" stack Allwinner Y Y Y Y
Video Engine Most likely a custom design by Chipsbank[2] Allwiner kernel driver + Blob Y Y Y Y
I2C Marvell MV64xxx Mainline Y Y Y Y
SPI Unknown Allwinner
UART Synopsys DesignWare 8250 Mainline Y Y Y Y
USB MentorGraphics MUSB Generic OHCI/EHCI with glue Allwinner Y Y Y Y
USB-OTG MentorGraphics MSUSB[3] Allwinner (mainline musb)
SATA Synopsys DesignWare SATA but PHY part maybe AW Allwinner glue + mainline libata Y N  ? Y
SD/MMC Unknown Allwinner Y Y Y Y
NAND Unknown Allwinner. Most likely IP core is not done by Allwinner due to weird glue Y Y Y Y
Memory Stick Unknown No driver available
CE-ATA, IDE, ATA Unknown No driver available
TouchScreen controller Unknown Allwinner
SS Unknown No driver available
IR Unknown Allwinner Y  ? Y Y
IIS Unknown Allwinner
AC97 Unknown Allwinner
Keypad Unknown Allwinner
LRADC Unknown Allwinner Y Y Y Y
CSI Unknown Allwinner. Might use something pre made by MIPI
TransportStream Unknown Allwinner (3.4 only)
ACE Most likely a custom design by Chipsbank[2] Allwinner
TV Encoder Unknown No driver available
GMAC Synopsys DesignWare Ethernet MAC 10/100/1000 Universal Allwinner. Mainline (3.14, stmmac) N N Y? Y
CAN Unknown


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