Mali-V550 Video Processor


Mali-V550 Block Diagram.

About Mali-V550

The second Video Processor in the Arm Mali video roadmap, the Mali-V550 VPU added the 10-bit HEVC/H.265 codec to its predecessor. It provides the smallest IP solution for HEVC/H.265, H.264, and legacy decoders, delivering the most efficient solution for video players. 

Key features

  • Extended codec support, including HEVC.
  • Provides the codecs required for video players, H.264 camcorders, and still image capture.
  • Simultaneous encode/decode of multiple streams.

Key benefits

  • Scalable video solution to address camera and video player SoCs.
  • A multi-standard, scalable, and flexible video IP for low-power devices.
  • A low-cost way to provide multi-standard multimedia.


Consumer, IP and surveillance cameras


Video players


 Features  Value Description
API Support

For encode: HEVC Main, H.264, VP8, JPEG.
For decode: HEVC Main 10, HEVC Main, H.264, H.263, MPEG4, MPEG2, VC-1/WMV, Real, VP8, JPEG.

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.
Performance 1080p60 to 4K120. Scalable from one to eight cores with multiple performance points.

  • A mali gpu chip.
  • Graphics Processing from Arm

    Including both graphics and GPU Compute technology, Mali GPUs offer a diverse selection of scalable solutions for low power to high performance smartphones, tablets and DTVs.

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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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