i500 (MT8385)

Powerful edge-processing rich IoT platform with integrated AI processor

The i500 (MT8385) is a powerful yet efficient AIoT platform designed for portable, home or commercial IoT applications that requires high performance edge processing, advanced multimedia capabilities, multiple high-resolutions cameras, connected touchscreen displays, and multi-tasking OS.

The chip integrates quad-core Arm Cortex-A73 and quad-core Cortex-A53 processors, equipped with NEON engines, featuring a large 1MB L2 cache and with operating frequencies up to 2GHz. This powerful CPU complex offers high performance processing power to support the latest OpenOS and demanding applications such as web browsing, email, GPS, office productivity and navigation. In addition, the Arm Mali-G72 MP3 GPU operates up to 800MHz and provides powerful gaming or 3D-graphics acceleration through support for Open GL ES 3.1, Vulcan 1.0 and OpenCL ES 1.1. An extensive set of interfaces and connectivity peripherals, plus flexible storage and memory options give product designers freedom to customize and innovate, while Arm TrustZone security enables the creation of secure devices.

It’s AI processor (APU) operates up to 500MHz and enables deep learning, neural network acceleration and computer vision applications. The latter, combined with up to 25MP camera, can clearly and accurately perform AI-camera applications such as facial recognition, object identification, scene analysis, OCR and much more.

Advanced Full HD multimedia encoding/decoding engines plus hardware-accelerated, dual-camera arrays make it ideal for multimedia- or human-centric applications like streaming audio or video services, simultaneous voice and vision such video recording or real-time face-to-face video conferencing. Up to Full HD+ displays provide pin-sharp detail and quality, and a premium user experience.

i500 (MT8385) incorporates support for fast Wi-Fi 5, BLE 5.0 standards. This extensive integration, plus small footprint and low power consumption allows a wider potential device design scope through greatly reduces the PCB layout resource, reducing development costs and accelerating time to market.


For more information, contact vesa.korkala@mediatek.com

Specifications

General Features

CPU Type:
Arm Cortex-A53,  Arm Cortex-A73
CPU Core Count:
Octa (8)
CPU Frequency:
2.0GHz
GPU Type:
Arm Mali-G72 MP3
SDK:
Yes
Constellations:
Beidou,  Galileo,  GPS,  QZSS,  Glonass

Connectivity

Interfaces:
I2C,  I2S,  SPI,  USB,  LVDS / MIPI,  MIPI CSI-2
Bluetooth:
4.2 (Low Energy),  5.0 (Low Energy)

Wi-Fi Features

IEEE 802.11 Spec:
Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi Frequency:
2.4GHz,  5GHz

Additional Features

Camera ISP:
16MP+16MP,  25MP
Recording Max Resolution:
1920 x 1080
Display Max Resolution:
2400 x 1080
Video Encoding:
H.264
Video Decoding:
H.264,  H.265 / HEVC,  MPEG-1/2/4