At the end of 2015 HiSilicon company announced the launch of a new SoC called HiSilicon Hi3798C V200. Currently HiSilicon Hi3798C V200 can be seen in the TV boxes form HiMedia (HiMedia Q10 Pro and HiMedia Q5 Pro). During IBC 2016 HiSilicon showed a cheaper version of the flagship chip called HiSilicon Hi3798M V200 with a lower-end Mali-450 GPU, only 2 TS input interfaces, one less USB 3.0 interface, and only 1x GMAC (Gigabit Ethernet MAC) or 1x Fast Ethernet PHY, instead of two GMAC interfaces. The processor also adds 1080p30 H.265 video encoding.
- CPU – Quad core Cortex A53 processor (15K DMIPS)
- GPU – ARM Mali-450 + Hisilicon dual-core GPU
- Memory I/F – 32-bit DDR3/3L/4
- Storage I/F – eMMC/NAND/SPI, 1x SATA 3.0, 2x SDIO
- Video Engine (VPU)
- HiVXE 2.0 video engine supporting 4Kp60 10-bit H.265 and VP9 decoding, 4Kp30 H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1, VP6/VP8, Real Media 8/9/10
- Encoder – H.264/H.265 @ 1080p30 or dual 720p30
- Imprex 2.0 processing engine with support for HDR10 & HLG high dynamic range, BT.709/BT.2020, etc..
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0a TX with HDCP 2.2 up to 4K @ 60 Hz
- Connectivity – 1x Gigabit Ethernet MAC, 1x Fast Ethernet PHY
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 interface (shared with SATA 3.0 and PCIe), 2x USB 2.0 interfaces
- Transport Stream – 2x TS inputs
- Expansion – PCIe (shared with SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0)
- Security – Secure boot, secure storage, DRM, hardware watermark, etc…
More details in Hi3798M V200 Brief Data Sheet here.
At the moment no information about TV boxes equipped with the new SoC and their prices. We hope that soon there will be devices on the market, we will keep you informed.