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Baikal Electronics

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Baikal Electronics is a Russian fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets energy-efficient processors and SoCs for computer systems and industrial applications with various levels of performance and functionality.


Baikal-T1 SoC by Baikal Electronics
Baikal-T1 Top and BallSide

Baikal Electronics release it first SoC based on MIPS architecture in May, 2015. Baikal-T1, a new communications processor using a MIPS P5600 CPU; this chip will be deployed in a number of networking-related applications such as wireless routers, home gateways and other connected devices for applications such as industrial automation.

This processor includes:

  • Two MIPS r5 P5600 processor cores working on 1200 MHz
  • 32 kbytes of I-cache, 32 kbytes of D-cache, 64 kbytes of buid-in SRAM
  • 1 megabyte of L2 cache
  • DDR3-1600 32-bit memory controller with ECC
  • Two 1Gbe Ethernet ports
  • One 10Gbe Ethernet port
  • Two ports SATA 3.0
  • PCIex gen.3 interface
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Two serial UARTs
  • Three timers with separate interrupts
  • Watchdog timer
  • Two SPI interfaces
  • Two I2C interfaces
  • DMA controller with 8 channels
  • 32 pins of GPIOs
  • Build-in ROM with BROM® monitor

A block diagram of the SoC architecture:
Baikal-T1 Block Diagram

The processor is done by 28nm process.


  • Baikal Electronics ships a Linux kernel, U-Boot loader and minimal root filesystem in its SDK
  • Baikal Electronics ships a Debian root filesystem in its SDK
  • Additional software and tools for reference boards

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