The highly effective eight-core Rockchip RK3588S processor is often discovered on the bigger finish of the single-board pc spectrum, however Radxa has right now introduced, as first reported by CNX Software program, that will probably be incorporating the chip in a board that’s the dimensions of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. And it comes with as a lot as 16GB of RAM, too.
Dubbed the Radxa CM5, the tiny board crams in a whole lot of performance, and has a 3rd high-density connector beneath. Together with the mighty CPU, which pairs 4 Arm Cortex A76 cores with 4 Cortex A55s, a 6 TOPS NPU, and a Mali G610 Odin GPU, you get a selection of 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM. There’s as much as 128GB of eMMC flash on board too.
Most fascinating is the presence of two PCIe interfaces, each single lane and hitting the Gen 2.1 spec, which sees information transferred at 5Gbps. That is complemented by gigabit Ethernet (with no PHY), USB 2, USB 3 and a few SATA interfaces which share bandwidth with the USB and PCIe methods. Being a compute module, all these ports are depending on being damaged out by a bigger provider board of some kind. Its kind issue and pinout are mentioned to be suitable with the Compute Module 4, which means it might be used as a drop-in substitute.
Video help comes within the type of an HDMI 2.1 that’s able to pushing 8K at 60 frames per second and there is an eDP that shares its bandwidth. Different screens might be related by way of MIPI, as can cameras, with each a two-lane and four-lane digital camera interface out there. In case your thirst for peripherals remains to be not quenched, there are GPIO pins, UART, I2C, PCM and as much as eight PWM channels. What it appears to lack, nevertheless, is any kind of wi-fi connections, akin to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, limiting its usefulness.
Software program help comes within the type of Ubuntu, Debian, Android, Yocto and Buildroot. We don’t have any pricing or gross sales info but, however Radxa says the board will probably be out there for ten years. A SODIMM kind issue can also be anticipated, for compatibility with NVIDIA Jetson, TX2 and Xavier boards.
|Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4||Radxa CM5|
|CPU||Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz||Rockchip RK3588S, Quad core Cortex-A76 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 2.4GHz + Quad core Cortex-A55 64-bit SoC @ 1.8GHz|
|RAM||As much as 8GB||As much as 16GB|
|Storage (eMMC)||As much as 32GB||As much as 128GB|
|Video||2x HDMI 2.0, MIPI||1x HDMI 2.1, eDP, MIPI|
|Connectivity||1 × USB 2.0 port, 1 × PCIe 1-lane Host, Gen 2 ( 5Gbps ), 28 GPIO pins, 5x UART||1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB C 3.1 port (5Gbps), 1x USB 3.0 host port, 2 x PCIe 1-lan host, Gen 2.1 (5Gbps), 2 x SATA ports, one shared with USB 3, one shared with PCIe, 50 GPIO pins, 8x UART|