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Cost-effective Application Processor

NXP2120: Cost effective, 3D Graphics, D1 Multimedia Video, ARM® 1176 Core

NXP2120 is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) based on the 32-bit RISC processor for Smart devices, IoT, digital consumer market, features of NXP2120 include:

  • • ARM1176 signle core CPU
  • • High memory bandwidth
  • • HD display
  • • 480p 60 frame video decoding and encoding hardware
  • • 3D graphics hardware

NXP2120 uses the ARM1176 core. It provides 1.6 GB/s memory bandwidth for heavy traffic operations such as 480p video decoding, 3D graphics display and high resolution image signal processing with HD display. The application processor supports dynamic virtual address mapping, which helps software engineers to fully utilize the memory resources with ease.
NXP2120 provides the best 3D graphics performance with wide range of APIs, such as OpenGL ES 1.1.Superior 3D performance fully supports HD display.The native display, in particular, supports Full resolution of a main LCD display.


NXP2120 Block diagram



  • • Cortex-A9 Quad Core @ 1.0Ghz w/ 32Kbyte I-Cache, 32Kbyte D-Cache per core
  • • 1MByte L2 Cache
  • • VFP(Vector float-point Processor), Neon Processor per core

System Controller

  • • 32 channels DMA, Interrupt Controller
  • • Clock & Power management for Normal, Idle, Stop and suspend to RAM (Deep Sleep)
  • • 4 channels Timer/Watchdog Timer
  • • RTC

Memory/Storage Controller

  • • System Memory : Supports LPDDR2/3 and DDR2/3 up to 4Gbytes @ 933Mhz(T.B.D)
  • • SRAM, ROM and NOR flash controller
  • • SLC/MLC NAND Flash Controller w/ up to 60bit ECC
  • • Supports 3 independent SD/MMC/eMMC controller

FHD Multi-format video codec

  • • FHD Multi-format video decoder
  • • FHD H.264 video encoder

3D Graphic

  • • Enhanced 3D graphic processor
  • • Supports OpenGL|ES 1.1/2.0, Open VG

Display Controller & Video Post-processor

  • • Supports Multiple display up to 2 separate devices 1920x1280@60hz
  • • Supports 24bit RGB, i80 I/F, LVDS, HDMI 1.4a w/HDCP 1.4 compliant, MIPI-DSI
  • • Supports 3D De-interlace, Fine video scalar and Color space converter

Video Input Processor

  • • Supports x3 8bit BT656/601 format
  • • Supports MIPI-CSI2


  • • Supports Gigabit Ethernet MAC
  • • Supports the latest USB 2.0 HSIC, USB 2.0 Host and USB 2.0 OTG
  • • Supports MPEG-TS parser with DVB-CSA for TV application


  • • 6x UART, 3x SPI, PPM, 3x I2C, 3x PWM, 2x MPEG-TS
  • • 3x I2S, SPDIF Rx/Tx, 2x PDM for glueless interface w/ Digital MIC
  • • 8x 12bit general purpose ADC


  • • ARM TrustZone : TZPC, TZASC and TZMA
  • • Hardware crypto accelerator : DES/TDES, AES, SHA, MD5 and PRNG
  • • Supports Secure boot and Secure JTAG


  • • 17x17mm body size, 513 FCBGA, 0.65mm pitch

AEC-Q100 certified