It became known that the Baikal Electronics company received the first large batch of Baikal-M chips. According to available data, 5,000 universal processors arrived in Moscow from Taiwan, which were manufactured at TSMC’s facilities by order of the domestic company. Due to the manufacturer’s workload and a number of other problems, the chips arrived late and in smaller quantities than planned.
In the future, universal processors based on the Arm architecture will be shipped in batches of 10 thousand units per month, with the batch size gradually increasing next year. About it reported CNews edition with reference to the words of Andrey Evdokimov, General Director of Baikal Electronics.
“We expect that from January-February the entire supply chain will start operating at full capacity: 10-15 thousand chips per month. Building a serial production is a serious task, and we have invested in it on a large scale in order to ensure the stability of supplies and to minimize risks at all stages of production “, – cites the source of the words of Mr. Evdokimov. It was not said which of the customers will be the first to receive the Baikal-M chips.
Recall that the company “Baikal Electronics” is engaged in the development of integrated circuits, including processors Baikal. Since the Russian company does not have its own production facilities for the production of chips using modern technical processes, the Taiwanese TSMC is engaged in the manufacture of Baikal processors under the contract. Due to the high workload of contract manufacturers, the first batch of Baikal-M chips was reportedly shipped with a four-month delay.
As for the Baikal-M itself, this chip is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) with eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores that run at up to 1.5 GHz. The Mali-T628 accelerator with a frequency of up to 700 MHz is responsible for graphics processing, and the power consumption of the SoC does not exceed 30 watts. Also announced are DDR3 / 4 memory controllers, support for PCIe Gen3 (8 + 4 + 4) interface, hardware video decoding up to 4K resolution, four Ethernet network interfaces and two video outputs.
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