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NXP LS1012A 64-Bit Processor

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NXP LS1012A 64-bit processor

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The world’s smallest and lowest-power 64-bit processor

NXP 64bit ProcessorThe QorIQ LS1012A processor delivers CoreMark™ performance of approximately 3,000 as well as hardware acceleration for packet processing and security, and the best overall performance of any 1 W typical power communications processor. It integrates a single ARM Cortex-A53 core running up to 800 MHz with L1 and ECC-protected L2 caches and incorporates the same trust architecture and software compatibility of higher-tier QorIQ LS family devices. The LS1012A processor features 32 KB of L1 instruction and data cache and 256 KB of coherent L2 cache.

It features a three-lane, 6 GHz multi-protocol SerDes that provides support for high-speed interfaces, including up to two Gigabit Ethernet ports, DMA-controlled PCI Express® generation 2.0 port, and one SATA 3.0 port. The LS1012A processor also features dual USB controllers—one supporting SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with integrated PHY, the other supporting USB 2.0 functions. Additional interfaces include QuadSPI and support for SD/MMC.

The QorIQ LS1012A processor provides intelligent integration and extreme power efficiency in a small 9.6 x 9.6 mm package for fanless, small form factor networking and IoT applications.



QorIQ LS1012A block diagram

QorLQ LS1012A Block Diagram

Product highlights

Processor Complex

  • 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 up to 800 MHz
  • Over 2000 Core marks in Sub 1W
  • 32KB/32KB L1 Parity protected Cache & 256KB L2 Cache with ECC

Data Interfaces (up to 2x 6GHz SerDes Lanes)

  • 2x Gb Ethernet (2.5G/1G)
  • 1x USB3.0 w/PHY
  • 1x USB2.0 w/ULPI
  • 1x PCI-Express Gen2 (5 GHz) (x1)
  • 1x SATA-3 (6 GHz)

Memory Interfaces

  • QSPI (NOR flash)
  • 1x SPI
  • 2x SDIO 3.0
  • DDR3L-1066 MHz (16b)

Control I/Os

  • 2x I2C, 1x SPI
  • 2x UARTs
  • 2x I2S, 5x SAI
  • Watchdog/Timers
  • 16 dedicated GPIOs, 6 PWM Capable

Production ready Application Solutions Kit (ASK)

NXP offers a vertically integrated and comprehensive Linux®-based OpenWRT application solution kit (ASK) to OEM/ODMs inclined to build multi-segment network products based on the QorIQ LS1012A communications processors. The filed-hardened and feature-rich OpenWRT software package will enable customers to significantly shorten their software design cycle and achieve quicker time to market without compromising on quality or features.

The VortiQa Application Solutions Kits offer three full suite of networking application packages covering a variety of market needs such as Internet of Things (IoT), service provider, enterprise networking and the industrial segment. The three Application Solutions Kits available are:

  • IoT Gateway Application Solution Kit ideal for Smart Home, Smart Health, Industrial and Smart Grid applications
  • Broadband Home Router Application Solution Kit ideal for small business routers, mobile broadband routers, integrated services, Mi-Fi and consumer wireless access points applications.
  • Network Attached Storage Application Solution Kit ideal for personal storage, wireless personal storage, NAS, chip-on-drive applications.

These package include access to the source code of all the board support packages, OpenWRT ASK and binaries of packet forwarding engine.

Target markets & applications

Home Networks

  • Home Security Gateway
  • Broadband Home Gateway
  • Mesh/ WIFI Network Node
  • Wireless Audio
  • Smart home Assistant
  • Home Automation Gateway
  • Home Irrigation
  • Home Pool / Spa Control


  • Mini Mesh Networks
  • WIFI Extender
  • Wirelss Security Gateway
  • Wireless Video / Baby monitor / Doorbell-Lock
  • Hotel / Dorm In-room WIFI Hotspots


  • Line Card Controller
  • Small Business VPN Router

Data Storage

  • WIFI SSD and Small / Portable Drive
  • Ethernet Drives

M2M - Cloud Node

  • Node Aggregation Gateway
  • SOM, PLC

Smart Grid

  • Demand Response Management (smart energy gateway)
  • Relay Protection
  • Security / Suveillance Gateway

Industrial Gateway

  • Industrial Router


  • CNC
  • Control CPU
  • Drones


LS1012A solution kit

LS1012A Broadband Home Router Application Solution Kit Fact Sheet

LS1012A_lethal-combination - Grid

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Lethal combination

64 bit ARM CPU, low power 1W, cost effective with extreme connectivity along with Network class security and application software.

LS1012A Freedom Development Board - Grid

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Freedom dev board

Low cost LS1012A development platform.

Ultra Low Power