Mali-V500 Video Processor

Mali-v500 Block Diagram.

About Mali-V500

The first Arm Mali Video Processor was the Mali-V500, a low cost, scalable video processing solution for multi-standard multimedia across both video and still image capture.

Key features

  • Scalable from 1080p60 to 4K60.
  • The smallest 8-bit multi-standard video codec solution.
  • Provides the codecs required for video players, H.264 camcorders, and still image capture.

Key benefits

  • A unified solution reduces the time to market.
  • Minimal silicon area required.
  • Increased efficiency for low-power devices.


Video players

Consumer, IP and surveillance cameras



 Features  Value Description
API Support

For encode: H.264, VP8.
For decode: H.264, H.263, MPEG4, MPEG2, VC-1/WMV, Real, VP8.

Driver and video streaming infrastructure based on OpenMAX™ which runs on the host CPU.
Bus Interface
AMBA 3 AXI or AMBA 4 ACE Lite.
Compatible with a wide range of bus interconnect and peripheral IP.
Memory System
Built-in Memory Management Unit (MMU) to support virtual memory.
A single core clocked at 600MHz is capable of 1080p60 decoding or encoding.
Performance 1080p60 to 4K120* [*2160p].
Scalable from one to eight cores with multiple performance points.

  • A mali gpu chip.
  • Graphics Processing from Arm

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  • Delivering Energy-efficiency to the Screen

    The Mali Display Processors bring composition, scaling, rotation and image post-processing tasks from the GPU on to a dedicated processor to maximize device battery life.

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