The I/O configurable CPU.


Vortex86EX is a high performance and fully static 32-bit X86 processor with the compatibility of Windows based, Linux and most popular 32-bit RTOS.

Main Features

  • 16KB write through 4-way L1 cache
  • 128KB write through/write back 4-way L2 cache
  • PCIE bus in at 2.5 GHz
  • DDR3
  • ROM controller
  • x ISA
  • I2C
  • SPI
  • IPC(Internal Peripheral Controllers with DMA and interrupt timer/counter included)
  • Fast Ethernet
  • USB2.0 Host and SD/SATA controller within a single 288-pin LBGA package to form a system-on-a-chip(SOC)

It provides an ideal solution for the embedded system to bring about desired performance.

Features of Vortex86EX

X86 Processor Core
  • 6-stage pipeline
  • 300MHz, 400MHz (Heatsink), 500MHz (Fan)
Floating point unit support
  • Extends CPU instruction set to include Trigonometric, Logarithmic and Exponential
  • Implements ANSI/IEEE standard 754-1985 for binary Floating-Point Architecture
Branch prediction unit
  • Branch target buffer
Translation Lookaside buffer
  • 32 I/D translation lookaside buffer
Embedded I / D Separated L1 Cache
  • 16K I-Cache, 16K D-Cache
Embedded L2 Cache
  • 4-way 128KB L2 Cache
  • Write through or write back policy
DDRIII Control Interface
  • 16 bits data bus
  • 2 rank
  • DDRIII clock support up to 300MHz
  • DDRIII size support up to1Gbytes
SD Interface
  • SD x 1 at IDE Primary Channel
SATA Interface
  • SATA 1.5G (1 Port) at IDE Secondary Channel
Ethernet MAC Controller + PHY
PCIE Control Interface
  • Up to 1 sets PCIE device
PCIE Target Interface
USB 2.0 Host Support
  • Supports HS, FS and LS
  • 2 port
USB 1.1 Device Support
  • 1 port
  • Supports FS with 3 programmable endpoints
HDA Controller
  • 1 input stream, 1 output stream
ADC Interface x 8
I2C bus
  • Compliant w/t V2.1
  • Some master code (general call, START and CBUS) not support.
SPI Boot Interface
  • For boot up function from SPI flash
  • Half duplex
  • Support SPI Flash Size up to 128MB
Full Duplex SPI Controller
  • Some master code (general call, START and CBUS) not support.
  • Support SPI Device x2 (Chip Select x2)
CAN Bus Controller
Motor Control Interface Support
  • 1 group of controllers, 4 controllers per group
  • Each controller can configure to PWM/Servo/Sensor Interface mode
  • Controller interconnect to the other with routing network in the same group
x ISA Bus Interface
  • AT clock programmable
  • 8/16 Bit x ISA device with Zero-Wait-State
  • Generate refresh signals to x ISA interface during DRAM refresh cycle
  • Support Max x ISA Clock 33M
DMA Controller
Interrupt Controller MTBF Counter
Counter / Timers
  • 1 set of 8254 timer controller
Real Time Clock
  • Less than 2.5uA (3.0V) power consumption in Internal RTC Mode while chip is power-off.
FIFO UART Port x 10 (10 sets COM Port )
  • Compatible with 16C550 / 16C552
  • Default internal pull-up
  • Supports the programmable baud rate generator with the data rate from 50 to 6M bps
  • The character options are programmable for 1 start bits; 1, 1.5 or 2 stop bits; even, odd or no parity; 5~8 data bits
  • Support TXD_En Signal on COM1-8
  • Port 80h output data could be sent to COM1 by software programming
  • Support half-duplex mode
Parallel Port
  • Supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
General Programmable I/O
  • Supports 80 programmable I / O pins
  • Each GPIO pin can be individually configured to be an input/output pin
  • GPIO_P0~GPIO_P9 can be program by 8051A
  • All GPIO port with interrupt support (input/output)
PS / 2 Keyboard and Mouse Interface
Input clock
  • 25 MHz
  • 32.768 KHz
Output clock
  • 1 clock output select from 14.318MHz /24MHz /25MHz/ xISA Clock
  • Compatible with 8042 controllers
Speaker out Operating Voltage Range
  • JTAG Interface supported for S.W. Debugging
  • Core voltage: 1.2 V ± 5%
  • I / O voltage: 1.5V ± 5%, 1.8V ± 5% ,3.3 V ± 10 %
Operating temperature
  • -40℃ ~ 85℃
Package Type
  • 16x16mm TFBGA-288, Ball Pitch:0.8mm

System Block Diagram


For detail reference design, schematic, gerber, layout, layout guide ....etc, please contact soc@dmp.com.tw to get the FTP access for all the reference design documents.


Vortex86EX support most of legacy OS and RTOS which provide standard x86 BSP. Please contact soc@dmp.com.tw if you can't download proper information or driver from our website. 


Windows: CE 6.0, Embedded Compact 7

Linux : Up to kernel 4.14 with QT support, the Buildroot step by step guide is also available.

Other OS Support: For QNX, VxWorks and RTOS 32 support, please contactsoc@dmp.com.tw

Our Life Cycle Policy:

All of DMP Electronics product should have at least 10 years life cycle. For detailed information, please contact soc@dmp.com.tw.