Nowadays Rock Pi Boards are popular. Here a info post about Rock Pi Boards. Rock Pi is the best alternative of Raspberry Pi. Rock Pi 4 is a most popular SBC. Rock Pi Developed and Manufactured by Radxa. Radxa is a startup founded 2013, focusing on design, manufacture and sell Open Source Hardware products. Radxa also provides custom designing, prototyping and software/hardware integration services. Radxa® is pronounced as [reksə]. The name is from the Latin word radix which means root. Radxa® is a registered trade mark by Radxa Limited in Shenzhen, China(深圳市瑞莎科技).
Radxa products apply Open Source Hardware. You can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on it. Know your rights. To modify the software and hardware is allowed and even encouraged. To adapt the system to your best fit is always welcomed.
Rock Pi Boards
Radxa provides these products:
ROCK Pi X is the first X86 SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. The board also shares the same footprint as the Raspberry Pi, and apart from the Intel processor shares a lot of similarities with Radxa’s Rock Pi 4, based around the Rockchip RK3399, which they released at the tail end of last year. Interestingly of course, because of the Intel processor, the new Rock Pi X board will be able run Windows 10 and Linux distributions. The ROCK Pi X is started after the Radxa team get a lot of inquiries from the users if the ROCK Pi 4 can run Windows.
ROCK Pi X features an Intel Cherry Trail quad core processor Z8300, 64bit dual channel 1866Mb/s LPDDR3, up to 4K@30 HDMI, MIPI DSI, eDP, MIPI CSI, 3.5mm jack with mic, 802.11 ac WIFI, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Port, GbE LAN, 40-pin color expansion header, RTC. Also, ROCK Pi X supports USB PD and QC powering.
There isn’t any news on availability quite yet, but the Rock Pi X Model A will ship priced at $39 for the 1GB model, $49 for the 2GB model, or $65 for the 4GB model. While the Model B, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, will ship at $49 for the 1GB model, $59 for the 2GB model, or $75 for the 4GB model which represents the top end specification available
Although if you opt for the cheapest model, with only 1GB of RAM, you’ll be restricted to running Windows in 32-bit mode as the 64-bit edition requires a minimum of 2GB of RAM.
The board is a bit more expensive than Atomic Pi board, especially considering the lack of internal storage, but it will be easier to use, and it’s also a much smaller board. Since it’s an Intel board, the usual operating systems such as Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04 and other Linux distributions, and Android should work out of the box as early issues such as the lack of HDMI audio on Intel Bay Trail/Cherry Trail processors were fixed a few years ago.
Know more here : ROCK Pi X : Overview
Rock Pi 4
ROCK Pi 4 is a Rockchip RK3399 based SBC(Single Board Computer). It can run android or some Linux distributions. ROCK Pi 4 features a six core ARM processor, 64bit dual channel 3200Mb/s LPDDR4, up to 4K@60 HDMI, MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI, 3.5mm jack with mic, 802.11 ac WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Port, GbE LAN, 40-pin color expansion header, RTC. Also, ROCK Pi 4 supports USB PD and QC powering.
ROCK Pi 4 comes in two models, Model A and Model B, each model has 1GB, 2GB or 4GB ram options. for detailed difference of Model A and Model B. This is best alternative of Raspberry Pi.
You can find GPIO pin description, Specs and more by given below link.
Visit this : Rock Pi 4 Tutorials | Getting Started with Rock Pi 4
Tiny but do a lot. S is for Small Square in ROCK Pi S. This is really small because size is only 1.7 inches. ROCK Pi S is a Rockchip RK3308 based SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. It equips a 64bits quad core processor, USB, ethernet, wireless connectivity and voice detection engine at the size of 1.7 inch, make it perfect for IoT and voice applications. ROCK Pi S comes in two ram sizes 256MB or 512MB DDR3, and uses uSD card for OS and storage. Optionally, ROCK Pi S can provide on board storage version with 1Gb/2Gb/4Gb/8Gb NAND flash.
||ROCK Pi S
Quad Cortex-A35 ARM 64bits processor
frequency up to 1.3GHz
||256MB or 512MB DDR3
||MicroSD(TF), optional on board 1/2/4/8Gb NAND flash
||802.11 b/g/n wifi
||USB2.0 Type-A HOST x1
USB3.0 Type-C OTG x1
||100MB ethernet, optional PoE(additional HAT requried)
||26-pin expansion header
5V DC power in x2
3.3V DC power in x2
||USB Type-C DC 5V
ROCK Pi E
ROCK Pi E is a Rockchip RK3328 based SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. Here E for Ethernets. It equips a 64bits quad core processor, USB 3.0, dual ethernets, wireless connectivity at the size of 2.5×2.2 inch(56x65mm), making it perfect for IoT and network applications. ROCK Pi E comes in various ram sizes from 512MB to 4GB DDR3, and uses uSD card for OS and storage as well as supporting eMMC module. Optionally, ROCK Pi E supports PoE, additional HAT is required.
Visit this : Getting started with ROCK Pi E
Rock Pi N10, a single-board computer based around the Rockchip RK3399Pro system-on-chip (SOC) and featuring a co-processor offering up to 3 TOPS of deep-learning performance for compatible workloads. In Rock Pi N10, N for Next. It made for specially AI, Multimedia and other Professional works. The ROCK Pi N10 has three models, one called ROCK Pi N10 Model A and the other two called ROCK Pi N10 Model B and Model C.
Overall specifications of the Rock Pi N10 aren’t a million miles away from those of the recently-launched Orange Pi 4 B: Both use the RK3999, both feature a neural networking co-processor with around 3 TOPS of compute, and both start with 4GB of RAM. The Rock Pi N10, however, doesn’t stop there, offering a choice of 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of LPDDR3 memory shared between the CPU with its twin 1.8GHz Arm Cortex-A72 and quad 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, the Arm Mali T860MP4 GPU, and the NPU.
ROCKPiN10 supports Debian 9 Desktop, Ubuntu 18.04 server, Fedora Desktop, and Android 8.1, as well as AI development tools such as Rock-X set of rapid AI components, RKNN-API C API, and RKNN-Toolkit Python API of RKNN (Rockchip Neural Network). You’ll find all the information to get started and hardware documentation on the wiki.
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