Russian company unveils its first commercial Baikal-T1-soc




The Russian company Baikal Electronics has revealed its first commercial soc. It is a MIPS-soc for embedded systems. The development is stimulated by the Russian government and eventually have to run government systems on Baikal chips.

Baikal Electronics has manufactured the Baikal T1 on 28nm at TSMC, according to the announcement on LinkedIn. The chip has two 32bit mips-cores on the basis of the announced in 2013 P 5600-series. There is 1MB L2 cache and clock speed is 1.2 GHz. The SOC supports DDR3-1600 memory and includes integrated interfaces for 10Gbit / s and 1Gbit / s Ethernet, PCI-E 3.0 x4, 600 SATA and USB 2.0. The consumption will be less than 5W and industrial and embedded systems with the chips could then be cooled passively. In June Baikal brings the first samples of the T1 off.

According Hrenov Gregory, technical chief at Baikal, the arrival of the processor “without doubt a major milestone for the Russian electronics industry.” Russia’s trade ministry, the development of the chip actively supported. That incentive is part of the efforts of the Russian government to become less dependent on mainly American technology.

Last year it was announced that the Russian government from AMD and Intel systems will move away and will make use of Baikal chips. In addition, however, it was a poor chip. It is not known how it is with that development. Incidentally Baikal expects that outside Russia will be demand for its chips.


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