ARMADA 1500 Ultra

Enabling a rich and seamless multimedia experience

ARMADA 1500 Ultra /88DE3218

The ARMADA 1500 Ultra is a comprehensive multimedia SoC solution enabling global set-top box manufacturers and PayTV operators to accelerate mass deployment of cost-effective Ultra HD devices. It offers a complete platform solution for operators, providing support for video SoCs, Wi-Fi and Internet of Things services. Marvell’s leading video processing IP includes an enhanced Qdeo™ Video Processor that addresses the Ultra HD content services being launched by PayTV operators for an immersive TV experience. With its quad-core ARM A53 64-bit CPU and 51 GFLOP GPU, the ARMADA 1500 Ultra’s innovative architecture combines impressive processing power in an astonishingly small package, that is four times smaller than other SoCs on the market, enabling powerful and aesthetically appealing compact set-top box designs. The SoC also features a sophisticated security processor supporting leading conditional access systems (CAS) solutions from Verimatrix to meet the strict standards of service operators and content partners, building on Marvell’s legacy of supporting the first Android STB with conditional access systems (CAS).

With its 64-bit ARM CPU, Marvell is the first silicon provider to bring the 64-bit ARM architecture both to the mobile and the PayTV segments, thereby enabling the unification of the application developer ecosystem.

Key Features

  • 2160p60 10 bit HEVC & VP9 Video Decode + 1080 PiP + Transcoding:  Decoding Highest Resolution Video that operators will be use as the centerpiece of services that consumers will demand with mass installment of 4K TVs over the next few years.
  • Up to 14K DMIPs (1.5 GHz) Quad Core ARM A53 64-bit CPU: Enables operator to deploy rich media/web based TV applications and Android TV services for enhanced viewing experience with lower power profiles.
  • 8 core GPU, 8 shader Vivante GC7000XS:  Powerful GPU needed for Android gaming apps that Service Providers will be rolling out.
  • Robust Security Engine:  Security features to support evolving strict guidelines for Premium Content Broadcast include Trustzone integration and support for 4K Video Watermarking.


The ARMADA 1500 Ultra is the ideal SoC platform solution for Android set-top boxes.