Mali-DP650 Display Processor

Mali-DP650 Block Diagram.

About Mali-DP650

The Arm Mali-DP650 processor is the third Arm Mali display processor. It composes for resolutions from 1080p to 4K. The Mali-DP650 processor significantly reduces power consumption compared to the Mali-DP550 processor. It offers power savings of more than 25% at 1440p/1600p and more than 50% at 4K resolutions.

Building on the success of Mali-DP550, the Mali-DP650 display processor offers performance enhancements to enable more display use cases for high resolution mobile displays beyond Full HD (1920x1080 pixels). It is optimized for 2.5K formats including WQXGA (2560x1600 pixels) for tablets and WQHD (2560x1440) for a mobile screen. Mali-DP550 remains the display processor of choice for HD (1280 x 720 pixels) to Full HD devices.

Within a very small silicon area and at low energy consumption, Mali-DP650 offers support for up to seven display layer composition and includes energy efficient technologies such as Arm Frame Buffer Compression.  In addition, its split-display mode feature enables MIPI-DPHY solutions to deliver resolutions beyond Full HD to mobile panels and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) allows for panel power saving, further extending the battery life of the device.

Key features

  • Split-display mode enables MIPI D-PHY solutions to deliver 4K to mobile panels.
  • Offloads complex presentation functions from the CPU, GPU, and video processor.
  • Double the system performance of the Mali-DP550 processor.

Key benefits

  • Most efficient way to collect, enhance, and deliver content to display panels.
  • Preoptimized to work seamlessly with the Mali video processor and GPU.
  • Co-processor interface enables further differentiation for CABC, HDR, and LABC

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Features Description
Implementation Single Engine, Single Display or Dual Engine, Dual Display.
Compatible with most display standards, including VESA, CEA, HDMI, eDP, MIPI DPI and MIPI DSI.
Compatibility Optimized to work alongside Arm Mali GPUs and Video Processors. Can process simple tasks offloaded from the GPU.
Bandwidth Reduction AFBC support enables system-wide bandwidth reduction of up to 50%.
Security Content is hardware protected right to the glass. The Arm Mali-DP650 comes with a TrustZone secure layer for secure payment and is compatible with Arm TrustZone Ready Client 2, GlobalPlatform™ Trusted User Interface and TrustZone Media Protection.
Composition Able to compose up to seven display layers.
Scaling Scaling on the display processor reduces CPU/GPU power consumption. The Mali-DP650 supports high quality up-scaling and down-scaling in any ratio and both horizontally and vertically.
Resolution Up to 4K with high colour depth. 12-bit display out is supported.
Rotation 90°, 180° and 270° rotation is supported along with highly configurable cropping options.
Picture Quality With colour enhancements, single pixel accuracy for smooth window transitions and horizontal and vertical edge sharpening.
Input/Output Wide range of input and output formats supported.

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