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The Alchemy SOC family is based on an Alchemy-proprietary MIPS32 core. The models are called Au1000, Au1100, Au1500, Au1550, Au1200, Au1210, and Au1250.

Alchemy Semiconductor has been acquired by AMD in 2002, which recently (summer 2006) sold the Alchemy processor line to Raza Microelectronics, Inc.

Devices based on the AMD Alchemy

  • 4G Systems mtx-1 (MeshCube)
  • Cowon iAudio N2: 7-inch WQVGA (480Ñ…234), Alchemy 500MHz, 128Mb DDR2 SDRAM, 32Mb FLASH, 2xSD, USB OTG, GPS SiRFstarIII, WinCE 5.0
  • Cowon Q5: Alchemy Au1200 500MHz, 64Mb NOR FLASH, 128Mb DDR2 SDRAM, WinCE 5.0 Professional
  • Digital Cube i-Station M43: Alchemy Au1250, 4.3-inch WQVGA 480x272 touchscreen display, 30..60Gb GDD
  • Embedded Planet EP1000
  • FIC Vassili Personal Media Player uses 400 MHz Au1200 Processor
  • Hyon Xent X3: Alchemy Au1200 500MHz, 32Mb NOR FLASH, 128Mb DDR2 SDRAM, 800x480 WVGA TouchScreen, USB OTG, GPS SiRFstarIII, WinCE 5.0
  • Mechatronic Brick mb1100
  • mycable XXS1500 (Au1550), XXSwireless (Au1550)
  • Bright Star Engineering picoEngine 400 MHz Au1100
  • Tinnos Blufin, PMP and PDA in one. Includes 30 GB hard drive, 128MB of RAM, 4.3-inch color LCD (480x272), OtG USB, SD slot, integrated 2 megapixel camera and an Au1200 processor.
  • Samsung LMD10A-51W mobile Digital Multimedia Broadcast TV (DMB-TV) player, has a 10-inch WVGA (800x480) screen. Based on the Au1200 and Linux 2.6.
  • Samsung SPF-71V Digital Photo Frame (Au1200, WindowsCE )


By default the YAMON bootloader only enables the UARTs it is using, two at max. For Au1100/1550 only UART0 and UART3 are enabled, leaving UART1 non-functional. You can simply edit the reset source file named arch/init/reset_<name of your platform>.c to enable it. Check for the uart_enable register (Offset=0x0100 from the base address) in the databook. After you've enabled it, the Linux kernel serial driver is able to detect it.

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