ALi Corporation

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ALi Corporation (also known as Acer Laboratories Incorporated or Acer Labs Inc., and commonly known as ALi) is a major designer and manufacturer of embedded systems integrated circuits, and a former manufacturer of personal computer integrated circuits. It is based in Taiwan, and is a subsidiary of the Acer group.

The company was founded in 1987, its president is Teddy Lu. Part of ALi including the personal computer integrated circuits business was spun off as ULi Electronics Inc. in June 2003. ULi was acquired by Nvidia in 2006 for $52 million.

Products[edit]

Chipsets[edit]

80X86 Chipsets[edit]

Chipset Part Numbers South Bridge Release Date Processors Bus Type Max. FSB Memory Types Max. Memory Bus Max. Memory Max. Cache PCI
M1209 386SX ISA FPM None
M1217 386SX ISA FPM None
M1419 M1421 386DX Socket 1 Socket 2 ISA FPM None
M1429 M1431 386DX Socket 2 Socket 3 VESA None
M1439 M1445 Socket 3 PCI 2.0
FINALi 486 M1489 M1487 Socket 3 PCI 50 MHz EDO 50 MHz 128MB 1MB 2.0

Pentium Chipsets[edit]

Chipset Part Numbers South Bridge Release Date Processors Max. FSB Memory Types Max. Memory Bus Max. memory Max. cache Max. cacheable RAM Parity/
ECC
PCI AGP
ALADDiN  M1451 M1449 Socket 4 66 MHz FPM 66 MHz 1 GB 1MB 512MB Yes 2.1 No
ALADDiN III M1521 M1523 Socket 7 66 MHz FPM EDO BEDO SDRAM 66 MHz 1 GB 1MB 512MB Yes 2.1 No
ALADDiN IV[1] M1531 M1533 Socket 7 83 MHz FPM EDO SDRAM 100 MHz 1 GB 1MB 512MB Yes 2.1 No
ALADDiN IV+[1] M1531B M1533/M1543 Socket 7 83 MHz FPM EDO SDRAM 100 MHz 1 GB 1MB 512MB Yes 2.1 No
ALADDiN V[2] M1541 M1543/M1543C Super Socket 7 100 MHz FPM EDO SDRAM 100 MHz 1 GB 1MB 1GB Yes 2.1 2x
ALADDiN V+[2] M1542 M1543/M1543C Super Socket 7 100 MHz FPM EDO SDRAM 100 MHz 1 GB 1MB 1GB Yes 2.1 2x
ALADDiN 7 M1561 M1535D Super Socket 7 100 MHz SDRAM 100 MHz 1 GB 1MB 1GB 2.1 No

Slot 1 and Socket 370 Chipsets[edit]

Chipset Part Numbers South Bridge Release Date Processors FSB Memory Types Memory Bus Max. memory Parity/
ECC
PCI AGP IGP
ALADDiN PRO II M1621 M1543/M1543C Pentium II 66/100 MHz EDO, SDRAM 66 - 100 MHz 2 GB Yes 2.1 2x No
ALADDiN TNT M1631 M1535/M1535D Pentium II, Pentium III, Celeron 66/100/133 MHz EDO, SDRAM 66 - 133 MHz 1.5 GB ECC 2.2 2x NVIDIA TNT2
CyberBLADE ALADDiN i1 M1632M M1535 Mobile Pentium II/Pentium III 66/100/133 MHz EDO, SDRAM 66 - 133 MHz 1.5 GB ECC 2.2 2x Trident CyberBlade 3D
ALADDiN PRO 4 M1641 M1535/M1535D Pentium II, Pentium III, Celeron 66/100 MHz EDO, SDRAM 66 - 133 MHz 1.5 GB ECC 2.2 4x No
CyberALADDiN M1644 M1535D+ Pentium II, Pentium III, Celeron 66/100/133 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB ECC 2.2 4x Trident CyberBlade XP
CyberALADDiN-T M1644T M1535D+ Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium III Tualatin, Celeron 66/100/133 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB ECC 2.2 4x Trident CyberBlade XP
ALADDiN PRO 5 M1651 M1535D+ Pentium II, Pentium III, Celeron 100/133 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB ECC 2.2 4x No
ALADDiN PRO 5T M1651T M1535D+ Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium III Tualatin, Celeron 100/133 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB ECC 2.2 4x No

Slot A and Socket A Chipsets[edit]

Chipset Part Numbers South Bridge Release Date Processors FSB Memory Types Memory Bus Max. memory AGP IGP
CyberMAGiK 1 M1646 M1535+ Mobile Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron 200/266 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB 4x Trident CyberBlade XP
MAGiK 1 M1647 M1535D+ Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron 200/266 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB 4x No
MAGiK 1 SDRAM M1649 M1535D+ Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron 200/266 MHz SDRAM 100/133 MHz SDRAM 3 GB 4x No
MAGiK 2[*] M1667 M1563 Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron 200/266 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266/333 MHz DDR 8x No

[*] It was not implemented.

Socket 478 Chipsets[edit]

Chipset Part Numbers South Bridge Release Date Processors FSB Memory Types Memory Bus Max. memory AGP IGP
ALADDiN-P4 M1671 M1535D+ Pentium 4, Celeron 400 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266/333 MHz DDR 3 GB 4x No
CyberALADDiN-P4 M1672 M1535+ Mobile Pentium 4/Celeron 400 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266 MHz DDR 3 GB 4x Trident CyberBlade XP2
A8XN M1681 M1563 Pentium 4, Celeron 400/533 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266/333/400 MHz DDR 3 GB 8x No
A800N M1683 M1563 Pentium 4, Celeron 400/533/800 MHz SDRAM, DDR 100/133 MHz SDRAM, 200/266/333/400 MHz DDR 3 GB 8x No

Socket 754/939/940 Chipsets[edit]

Chipset Part Numbers South Bridge Release Date Processors HyperTransport Memory Types Memory Bus Max. memory AGP PCI-e IGP
ALi M1687 M1687 M1563 Athlon 64, Sempron 1600 MT/s DDR 200/266/333 MHz DDR 4 GB 8x No No
ULi M1689 M1689 Integrated Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Sempron 2000 MT/s DDR 266/333/400 MHz DDR 4 GB 8x No No
ULi M1695 M1695 M1567 Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Sempron 2000 MT/s DDR 266/333/400 MHz DDR 4 GB 8x x16 No
ULi M1697 M1697 Integrated Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Sempron 2000 MT/s DDR 266/333/400 MHz DDR 4 GB No x16 No

Southbridge Chips[edit]

Part Numbers NB Interconnect PATA SATA SATA RAID PCI USB Audio Ethernet
M1487 PCI PIO 0/1/2/3/4 2.0 No No No
M1523 PCI UDMA 33 2.1 No No No
M1523B PCI UDMA 33 2.1 2 x 1.0 No No
M1533 PCI UDMA 33 2.1 2 x 1.0 No No
M1543 PCI UDMA 33/66 2.1 2 x 1.0 No No
M1543C PCI UDMA 33/66 2.1 3 x 1.0 No No
M1535/M1535D PCI UDMA 33/66 2.2 4 x 1.0 AC'97 2.1 No
M1535+/M1535D+ PCI UDMA 33/66/100 2.2 6 x 1.1 AC'97 2.1 No
M1563 HyperTransport 800MT/s UDMA 33/66/100/133 2.2 6 x 2.0 AC'97 2.2 10/100Mbps
M1567 HyperTransport 1000MT/s UDMA 33/66/100/133 1.0 (1.5 Gbit/s) 0/1/JBOD 2.2 8 x 2.0 AC'97 2.2 10/100Mbps
M1573[*] PCI Express UDMA 33/66/100/133 1.0 (1.5 Gbit/s) 0/1/JBOD 2.3 8 x 2.0 HD Audio 10/100Mbps
M1575[**] PCI Express UDMA 33/66/100/133 2.0 (3 Gbit/s) 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD 2.3 8 x 2.0 HD Audio 10/100Mbps
M1689[***] N/A UDMA 33/66/100/133 1.0 (1.5 Gbit/s) 0/1/JBOD 2.3 8 x 2.0 AC'97 2.2 10/100Mbps
M1697[***] N/A UDMA 33/66/100/133 2.0 (3 Gbit/s) 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD 2.3 8 x 2.0 HD Audio 10/100Mbps

[*]Used with ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipsets (RS480, RX480)

[**]Used with ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipsets (RS482, RS485, RD480)

[***]Table shows the I/O capabilities of these single-chip chipsets, which do not have a physical "southbridge".


VGA[edit]

  • M3141
  • M3143
  • M3145A AliCat - PCI SVGA card, 2 MB DRAM, external RAMDAC, no DDC support - most likely S3 Trio64V+ compatible
  • M3147V AliCat - PCI SVGA card, 2 MB (S3 Trio 64V+ compatible ?)
  • M3149 GUI Accelerator, 4MB
  • M3151 GUI Accelerator, 8 MB

Video[edit]

  • M3307 MPEG-I Video Controller
  • M3309 MPEG-II Video w/ Software Audio Decoder
  • M3321 MPEG-II Audio/Video Decoder
  • M3325 Video/Audio Decoder
  • M3327 CPU
  • M3328 CPU
  • M3329 CPU (MIPS architecture)
    • A1 (216 pin)
    • B1 (216 pin)
    • C E1 (128 pin)
      • PF (parallel)
      • SF (serial)
  • M3330 CPU

PC peripheral[edit]

An ALi M5617 USB Scanner Controller
  • M5105, M5107, M5109, M5113, M5119 SuperIO chip
  • M5123, M5125, M5132, M5135, M5140, M5145 SuperIO chip with KBC integrated
  • M5253, M5271, M5273, M5622, M5633 USB/Firewire PCI chipsets
  • M5281, M5283, M5619, M5621, M5636, M5637, M5642 PCI IDE
  • M5455 PCI AC'97 Sound
  • M5623 (USB 2.0), M5617 (USB 1.1) USB Scanner controller
  • M5632 USB Host-to-host
  • M5634, M5651 USB Flash Disk controller, probably clone of Phison chips
  • M5635 USB Cardreader
  • M5661, M5667, M7101, M7107, M7108 digital audio player controller
  • M5818 RTC chip, clone of Motorola MC146818

For embedded systems[edit]

ISA card with ALi M6117.

M6117 is a highly integrated, low voltage, single-chip implementation of the Intel 386SX compatible microprocessor plus ALi M1217 chipset. The M6117 provides a static 386SX core, DRAM controller, ISA bus logic, real time clock, keyboard controller, and power management unit.

M6032 is an 8051-based Microcontroller with Dual Data Pointers, UART, 32 I/O lines, 3 Timers/Counters, 6 Interrupts/2 priority levels, 256 Bytes IDATA RAM, 256 Bytes on-chip XRAM.

M6759 is an 8051-based Microcontroller with Dual Data Pointers, UART, 32 I/O lines, 3 Timers/Counters, 6 Interrupts/2 priority levels, 64 KB Flash ROM, 256 Bytes IDATA RAM, 256 Bytes on-chip XRAM.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], Anandtech Chipset Guide.
  2. ^ a b [2], Anandtech Chipset Guide.

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