Boardcon’s Rockchip RK3288 Single Board Computer Runs Android 4.4/5.1, Supports 3G, GPS, 5 Display Interfaces and More

Rockchip RK3288 is back in the news this month, and after the announced of MiQi low cost board a few days ago, an high-end Rockchip RK3288 SBC has come to market with Boardcon EM3288 comprise of MINI3288 CPU module, and a features-packed baseboard with multiple ports and connectivity options, including SATA and a 3G modem.

EM3288EM3288 board specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core ARM Cortex A17 processor up to 1.8 GHz with Mali-T764 GPU
  • System Memory – 2G DDR3
  • Storage – 8 GB eMMC flash, SATA, and micro SD slot
  • Video I/O
    • HDMI 2.0 up to 3840×[email protected] (provided your TV/monitor support YUV444)
    • VGA
    • 1x 26-pin MIPI connector, 1x 40-pin LVDS (multiplexed with VGA), 1x 40-pin TTL LCD connector
  • Audio Output / Input – HDMI, Line IN and OUT 3.5mm jacks, and built-in MIC
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Optional 8021.11b/g/n and Bluetooth4.0 via Ampak AP6212 module
    • Optional 3G via ZTE MF210 WCDMA Module and SIM card slot
    • Optional GPS via SATES (HK) ST-91-U7
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG
  • Debugging – Serial console via 3-pin header
  • Expansion Headers – 1x 40-pin header for GPIOs, ADC, I2C, etc,,. and a 8-pin “control” header with IR pin, and some GPIOs
  • Misc – RTC, power and recovery buttons.
  • Power Supply – 5V/2.5A
  • Dimensions – 175.3 x 117.5 mm
EM3288_Block_Diagram
EM3288 Block Diagram

The company provides both Android 4.4 and 5.1 SDK for the board, and they don’t seem to offer embedded Linux support at all. Both SDKs include Uboot 2014-10 and Linux kernel 3.10, as well as relevant drivers.

RK3288_CPU_moduleThe MINI3288 CPU module include RK3288 processor, RAM and storage chips, the PMIC, as well as a Realtek Gigabit Ethernet transceiver.

Boardcon EM3288 appears to be available now with price available on request. More details can be found on EM3288 SBC and MINI3288 SoM product pages.

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“Boardcon” sounds so suspiciously similar to “Broadcom” that it makes it hard to dismiss this as a coincidence. LOL!

@cnxsoft, is there any other addon module which would equip the board with Wi-Fi a/c?