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The ARMADA® 500 series of application processors is designed for high performance consumer devices such as netbooks, smartbooks, thin clients and mobile internet devices. Alongside the ARMADA® 600 processor family, the ARMADA 500 series is one of the industry's first running the ARM v7 instruction set.

Key features:

  • ARM v7 CPU core running up to 1.0 GHz
  • Vector floating point (VFP) v3 and 512KB L2 cache
  • 1080p video decode
  • 16MT/s/3D graphics
  • WUXGA LCD resolution support
  • Security acceleration and consumer/embedded oriented I/O's (PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, SDIO, DDR2/DDR3, S-ATA, MIPI CSI and more)


The Marvell ARMADA 510 is a high-performance, highly integrated, low-power system-on-chip (SoC) with an ARM v6/v7-compliant superscalar processor core, hardware graphics processing unit, video decoding acceleration hardware and a broad range of peripherals. Targeted for smartbooks, thin clients, mobile internet devices (MIDs) and tablet devices, this high-performance SoC answers the need for fast processing and a rich multimedia user experience, in a low-power design that offers quick Internet browsing, software compatibility, HD video, 3D graphics and high-speed connectivity. Marvell’s ARMADA 510 (88AP510) SoC gives developers a fully integrated design that provides end users with the portability and similar battery life experience of a smartphone, along with the multimedia, software and browser performance of a PC.


Block Diagram

ARMADA 510 SoC Block Diagram Figure 1: Marvell ARMADA 510 (88AP510) Application Processor

ARMADA 510 Applications

The ARMADA 510 is an ideal solution for smartbook, thin client, MID, tablet computer designs as well as entertainment systems with HD video decoding requirements. The CPU, VPU and GPU (processor units) of ARMADA 510 enable an excellent multimedia experience for the user. The superscalar CPU, equipped with a large 512KB level 2 cache, provides the horsepower of a “PC class” processor enabling a rich Internet browsing experience. The integrated hardware HD video processor allows for excellent multi-media viewing, while the integrated hardware graphics processor unit (GPU) provides 2D and 3D graphics acceleration and support for the Open GL ES 2.0 and Open VG standards. With excellent application and multimedia processing capabilities, the ARMADA 510 can support a wide variety of battery-powered and wall-powered devices.

Marvell offers complete development platforms for the ARMADA 510 SoC, enabling customers to start their designs without waiting for their own hardware. Development platforms are also available in multiple form factor designs for smartbook, thin client, MID and tablet computer designs from Marvell ODM and CM partners.

Product Documentation

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