In addition, the ARM Mali-DP500 is an incredibly energy efficient display processor. Not only does its high functionality enable the GPU or CPU to offload tasks such as composition and scaling onto a dedicated processor, it also fully supports AFBC. AFBC is an ARM technology which, when implemented across the SoC, results in 50% less system-wide bandwidth consumption than a SoC without AFBC. ARM Mali processors with support for AFBC include the ARM Mali-T760 GPU and the ARM Mali-V500.
The ARM Mali-DP500’s level of secure technology support is unique in today’s market. Consumers need confidence in their displays for situations such as mobile payments. For this reason the ARM Mali-DP500 has a secure display layer which is only programmable by a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). It is compatible with ARM TrustZone Ready Client and GlobalPlatform™ Trusted User Interface which ensures that in payment situations the secure screen is always on top and protected from software attacks. In addition, hardware backed security is becoming a critical requirement of content vendors in order for consumers to watch high value content on their mobile devices. For secure video playback from download to display, the ARM Mali-DP500 is compatible with ARM TrustZone Media Protection security requirements which ensure that unencrypted content is not accessible by the high level OS and that it is only ever written to protected memory.