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Revision as of 05:26, 29 May 2020

This is a joint page for multiple Broadcom chips, currently mostly ones released around 2012 (Broadcom Kona platform).

Note: This is not a comprehensive article about Broadcom chips, nor is it a complete list of Broadcom chips. Especially newer ones are missing.
TODO Add Raspberry Pi chipsets

Broadcom BCM21553

Broadcom BCM21553
Manufacturer Broadcom
Name BCM21553
Architecture armhf
CPU 1x 832 MHz ARM1136
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV
Year 2010
Process 65nm
Mainline no
Components
CPU
UART
Storage
USB
Display
GPU
Pinctrl
I²C
Audio
Video
Thermal
WiFi
Bluetooth
Modem
Camera

An older armv6 chip with VFP support.

Devices

Device Codename Mainline
Samsung Galaxy Ace i samsung-s5830i
Samsung Galaxy Pop Plus/ Galaxy Mini Plus samsung-tassve
Samsung Galaxy Y samsung-totoro

Specifications

  • Single-core 832 MHz ARM1136 ARMv6 CPU
  • VideoCore IV GPU

Downstream status

The only device that seems to work with this chipset is the Samsung Galaxy Ace i, although it has not been merged into pmaports. The Samsung Galaxy Y does not boot.

Mainline status

No dts in mainline, and there doesn't seem to be any similar chip supported.

More information

Broadcom BCM21654

Broadcom BCM21654
Manufacturer Broadcom
Name BCM21654
Architecture armv7
CPU 1x 850 MHz ARM Cortex-A9
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV
Year 2012
Process 40nm
Mainline no
Components
CPU
UART
Storage
USB
Display
GPU
Pinctrl
I²C
Audio
Video
Thermal
WiFi
Bluetooth
Modem
Camera

Devices

Device Codename Mainline
Samsung Galaxy Chat samsung-zanin
Samsung Galaxy Fame samsung-nevisp N
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo samsung-corsica

Specifications

  • Single-core 850 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
  • VideoCore IV GPU

Mainline status

No dtsi.

TODO How similar is this one to the 21664 and 23550?

More information

Broadcom BCM21664

Broadcom BCM21664
Manufacturer Broadcom
Name BCM21664
Architecture armv7
CPU 2x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV
Year 2012
Process 40nm
Mainline no
Components
CPU
Works
UART
Storage
Works
USB
Works
Display
Works
GPU
Pinctrl
I²C
Audio
Partial
Video
Thermal
WiFi
Works
Bluetooth
Broken
Modem
Broken
Camera
Broken

Codename: Hawaii

Devices

Device Codename Mainline
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite samsung-kylevess P
Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus samsung-kylepro P
TODO Document variants.

Specifications

  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
  • VideoCore IV GPU

Mainline status

There's a dtsi available for this chipset in the mainline kernel.

Some mainlining progress was made by Deata (see deata/kylepro-mainlining on GitLab)

More information

Broadcom BCM23550

Broadcom BCM23550
Manufacturer Broadcom
Name BCM23550
Architecture armv7
CPU 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV
Year 2012
Process 40nm
Mainline no
Components
CPU
Works
UART
Storage
Works
USB
Works
Display
Works
GPU
Pinctrl
I²C
Audio
Broken
Video
Works
Thermal
WiFi
Works
Bluetooth
Broken
Modem
Broken
Camera
Broken

Codename: Java

Devices

Device Codename Mainline
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo samsung-baffinlite N

Specifications

  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • VideoCore IV GPU

Mainline status

There's a dtsi available for this chipset in the mainline kernel.

Some mainlining progress was made by knuxify (see knuxdroid/baffinlite-mainline on GitHub), although it did not appear to boot.

More information

Broadcom BCM2711

Broadcom BCM2711
Manufacturer Broadcom
Name BCM2711
Architecture aarch64
CPU 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A72
GPU Broadcom VideoCore VI
Year 2019
Process 28nm
Components
CPU
UART
Storage
USB
Display
GPU
Pinctrl
I²C
Audio
Video
Thermal
WiFi
Bluetooth
Modem
Camera


Devices

Device Codename Mainline
Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi 4 raspberry-pi4 Y

Specifications

  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A72 CPU
  • VideoCore VI GPU

Mainline status

More information