Mali-V52 Video Processor

Mali-V52 Block Diagram.

About Mali-V52

Arm Mali-V52 is the next generation Video Processor optimized for the Mainstream market. Arm Mali-V52 provides significant area savings and uplifts in both encode quality and decode performance. Just one core of Mali-V52 can deliver 4K30FPS decode enabling premium 4K video in the smallest area. Arm Mali-V52 can simultaneously encode and decode using multiple codecs. Mali-V52 can achieve a total performance of up to 4K120 decode or 4K60 encode when configured with 4 cores.

Key features

  • Area efficient multi-standard video encode and decode core. Configurable from 1-4 cores
  • Adds High 10 H.264 encode and decode capability to Levels 5.0 and 5.1 respectively
  • Adds AVS Part 2 (Jizhun) and Part 15 (AVS+, Guangdian) decode capability for YUV420

Key benefits

  • 2x decode performance
  • 38% smaller area
  • 15% encode quality improvement 


Entry level to premium mobile

Home Multimedia SoCs

Consumer, IP and surveillance cameras


 Features Value
Codec Support
For encode and decode : VP9 Profile 2 (10-bit) and Profile 0 (8-bit), HEVC Main 10 and Main, H.264 Hi10P/HP/MP/BP, VP8, JPEG. Decode only : MPEG4, MPEG2, VC-1/WMV, Real, H.263, AVS+/AVS
Driver and video streaming infrastructure based on OpenMAX™, which runs on the host CPU. 
Bus Interface
AMBA4 AXI Compatible with a wide range of bus interconnect and peripheral IP.
Memory System
MMU Built-in Memory Management Unit (MMU) to support virtual memory.
Performance 1080p60 to 4K120 Scalable from one to four cores with multiple performance points.

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