Actions SoC Family

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Explanation about the different families of chips

From User:AmyK post on the list:

http://www.cnanalyst.com/acts.html
>As of December 31, 2006, the subsidiaries of the company include: Actions
>Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; Actions Technology
>(HK) Company Limited; Actions Microelectronics Co., Ltd.; Artek Microelectrics
>Co., Ltd.; Beijing Actions North Microelectronics Co., Ltd.; Artek Microelectronics
>(HK) Co., Limited; Actions Capital Investment, Inc.; Artek Microelectronics Co.,
>Ltd.; and Actions Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

"ArteK" immediately caught my eye as being the originator of the K in
AK. The first
references to AK1022 and 1025s started surfacing on the Internet near the end of
2007, so if they were being produced by Actions (as opposed to the
previous theory
that they were clones from some other company), it would have to be one of the
subsidiaries listed above. They seem to have added another well-known one (see
below), but who knows how many more subsidiaries they have?

After some more searching, we find the list of sites being hosted on
the same server as the main Actions site:

embtimes.com
zhbluebaby.com
www.actions-micro.com
www.actions-semi.com
www.actions.com.cn
www.artekmicro.com
www.hitrendtech.com

The first two are discussion forums, their relation with Actions
currently not clear.

The third is an interesting templated site which doesn't seem to give much
information, although the internet suggests that Actions Micro produces
an "AM7101" SoC with a RISC core, purportedly used in digital picture frames and
supposedly some large-screen MP4 players. (Either this chip is really
rare in MP4
or really reliable, since there haven't been any documented reports of
a dead MP4
with it on the internet.)

The fourth and fifth are well-known, I don't need to describe them further.

The sixth seems to be the source of the AK chips. Going to that site
results in...
the main Actions site!

The seventh is the "energy metering products" division. Not much
interesting to see
there, although it's worth noting that many of the datasheets on that
site still say
"Actions Semiconductor" and have the Actions logo on them; removing the www in
front of the URL also results in the main Actions site.

Thus, theory of part naming:

ACUxxxx = Actions Capital
AKxxxx = Artek Microelectronics
AMPxxxx, AMxxxx = Actions Microelectronics/Actions North Microelectronics
ATJxxxx = Actions Technology (now defunct, but name seems to have stuck)
ATSxxxx = Actions Semiconductor (original)
ATTxxxx = Hi-Trend Technology

One mystery somewhat solved, but giving way to even more questions... for even
more interesting stuff, try searching ATS302R/ATS302T through
ATS308R/ATS308T ;)


PMA Family

Product Year Package RAM Clock (MHz) # of DMA GPIO I2C SPI MMC / SD UART IR S / PDIF Mic Line In FM / In Max Flash USB LCM Notes
PMA300 2006 LQFP100 116K 60 1,2,3(USB) O:A(3) I/O: B(8), C(4), D(5), E(6), F(8), G(4) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x1GB 2.0 FS, 4EP parallel, enable via GPIO/CSx only known chip with PMA- prefix

ATJ family

v8 devices v9 devices v11 devices 33 series Others AK-prefixed
Product Year Package RAM CPU Clock (MHz) # of DMA GPIO I2C SPI MMC / SD UART IR S / PDIF Mic Line In FM / In Max Flash USB LCM Notes
ATJ2001 2000 LQFP176  ??? z80 24.576 1,2,3(USB) (?) I/O: A(8), B(8), C(6), D(8), E(8), F(8), G(8) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y (IF in)  ??? 1.1, ?EP parallel or serial or integrated probably never widely used, many functions, too expensive?
ATJ2051 2006 LQFP64 116K z80 60 1,2,3(USB) I/O: 3 bits N N Y N N N Y N N 2x2GB 2.0 FS, ?EP serial, dedicated has 3 dedicated lines to drive 3 individual LEDs
ATJ2053 2006 LQFP100 116K z80 60 1,2,3(USB) I/O: 3 bits N N Y N N N Y N N None (MMC / SD / CF only) 2.0 FS, 4EP parallel or serial no flash support, has same LED lines as 2051, external 22-bit address bus
ATJ2055 2006 LQFP100  ??? z80  ???  ??? multi (?) N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y None (MMC / SD / CF only) 2.0 HS, ?EP probably parallel
ATJ2063 2007 LQFP64 124K z80 60  ??? O:A(3) I/O: B(4), C(2), G(1) N Y N N N N N N N 3x4GB 2.0 HS, ?EP probably parallel may be little sister of 2097
ATJ2071 2003 LQFP100 only evidence of existence is 1 schematic
ATJ2073 2003 LQFP128 121.6K z80 24.576  ?  ?  ? Y Y Y Y N  ? 3x4GB 1.1, 4EP parallel built-in VRAM and LCD controller
ATJ2075 2003 LQFP128 z80 24.576  ???  ??? N N Y Y(?) N N Y N Y  ??? 1.1, ?EP parallel / integrated built-in VRAM and LCD controller similar to 2073
ATJ2082 may not actually exist
ATJ2085 2004 LQFP64 116K z80 60 1,2,3(USB) "O:A(3) I/O: B(6), C(3), G(1)" Y N N N N N Y N Y 2x2GB 2.0 FS, 4EP parallel very common
ATJ2087 2006(?) LQFP100 116K z80 60 1,2,3(USB) O:A(3) I/O:B(8), C(4), D(5), E(6), F(8), G(4) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x1GB 2.0 FS, 4EP parallel similar to 2085 but with more I/O features
ATJ2089 2006(?) LQFP128 116K z80 48 1,2,3(SDRAM), 4(CMOS), 5(USB) O:A(3) I/O:B(8), C(4), D(6), E(8), F(8), G(4), K(8) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x1GB 2.0 FS parallel lots of I/O pins! also supports external SDRAM and camera
ATJ2091 2006 LQFP64 124K z80 60 1, 2, 5(NAND), 6(USB) O:A(4) I/O: B(4), C(3), G(1) Y  ? Y N N N Y N Y 3x4GB 2.0 HS, ?EP parallel
ATJ2092 mentioned by name <100 times on internet, 1 schematic
ATJ2093 2006 LQFP80 124K (?) z80 60 1, 2, 5(NAND), 6(USB) O:A(3) I/O:B(4), C(4), D(6), E(8), F(8), G(4), K(8) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x4GB 2.0 HS, 4EP parallel
ATJ2097 2006 LQFP100 120K (?) z80 probably 60 1, 2, 5(NAND), 6(USB) O:A(3) I/O:B(8), C(4), D(6), E(8), F(8), G(4), K(8) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 3x4GB 2.0 HS, 4EP parallel
ATJ2098 2006 LQFP80 120K(?) z80 probably 60 probably 1, 2, 5(NAND), 6(USB)  ??? upgrade of ATJ2097. improves the stability and the size of the chip.
ATJ2099 BGA144 Y Rare.
ATJ2111 LQFP64 I/O: A(0..2), B(0, 2, 3), C(0..1), E(0..1), F(5..7) Y N Y
ATJ2113 LQFP80
ATJ2115 LQFP80 I/O: A(0..2), B(0, 2..5), C(0..2), E(1), F(0..7) Y Y Y Y Y 2.0 HS
ATJ2135 2006 LQFP128 96K + external Y (2) Y Y Y Y Y Y 2.0 HS, ?EP 32-bit MIPS core
ATJ2137 LQFP144 Y (2) Y Y Y (2) Y Y Y Y Y 2.0 HS, ?EP 32-bit MIPS core
ATJ2180 P: LQFP64 N: QFN64 60 O: A(2..0) I/O: B(7..0), C(2..0), D(0), G(0) Y N Y N N N Y Y Y 2x2GB 2.0 FS
ATJ2181 LFBGA72 60 O: A(2..0) I/O: C(2..0), G(1..0), B(7..0), D(5..0) Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y 2x2GB 2.0 FS
ATT2257 LQFP144 MIPS
ATJ2279 / ATJ2279B / ATJ2275 LQFP144 MIPS 450MHz yes 2 yes yes Found in many "Game Player" devices
AK1011 LQFP48 very little features
AK1022 rumored to be LQ version of 2093
AK1023
AK1025 Pinout identical to ATJ2091. Possibly lower-quality (slower, more manufacturing defects) version of 2091??
AK2025 Pinout identical to ATJ2111.


ACU family

Product Year Package RAM Clock (MHz) # of DMA GPIO I2C SPI MMC / SD UART IR S / PDIF Mic Line In FM / In Max Flash USB LCM Notes
ACU7502
ACU7503 LQFP80 O: A(3..0) I/O: G(0), B(5..4), B(2), B(0), C(1..0) Y N Y N N N Y N Y 4x4G 2.0 HS
ACU7505
ACU7507 2006
ACU7512
ACU7513
ACU7515 2006 LQFP80 126K(?) 72 "1, 2, 5(NAND), 6(USB)" O:A(3) I/O:B(4), C(3), D(1), E(3), F(4), G(1) Y N Y N N N Y Y Y 4x4GB 2.0 HS, ?EP probably parallel
ACU7517