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AAEON RICO-3288 Pico-ITX Board is Powered by Rockchip RK3288 Processor

When Rockchip RK3288 was launched in 2014 we got a few development boards like Firefly-RK3288, PopMetal, and Radxa Rock 2, and later on MiQi board. ASUS Tinker board made the processor popular again in 2017, and now AAEON, an industrial embedded company of ASUS group, has just unveiled RICO-3288 Pico-ITX Board based on the processor, and targeting OEMs instead of hobbyists & makers.

RICO-3288 board specifications with RICO-3288F & RICO-3288V models adding wireless connectivity & battery options, as well as CAN and an extra RS-232 port for for the latter:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core Cortex A17 processor @ 1.8GHz with ARM Mali-T760 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot up to 64GB
  • Video Output / Display IF
  • Audio – Via HDMI, interfaces for microphone, earphone and speakers (2.5W / 4 Ohm)
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet; V & F models: WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0,Nano-SIM card slot, optional GPS
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro-USB 2.0 OTG port, 1x USB 2.0 header
  • Serial – RS-232/422/485 port, RS-232 header, V model optional features: 2x RS-232 ports, CAN bus
  • Expansion
    • 8-bit DIO connector (4-in , 4-out)
    • Full-size mini-PCIe slot for 3G/4G card (USB signals only)
  • Misc – Watchdog, RTC with battery
  • Power Supply
    • 12V DC via 2-pin header; [email protected] full load power consumption
    • Optional 7.4V battery for V and F models only
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72mm ( Pico-ITX form factor)
  • Weight – 400 grams
  • Temperature Range – Standard: 0°C ~ 60°C;  WiTAS 1: -20°C ~ 70°C
  • Certifications – CE/FCC

RICO-3288 single board computer comes preloaded with Android 6.0, but there’s no mention of Linux support.

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Pricing and availability information is not available yet, except the board is “coming soon”. You may want to visit Aaeon RICO-3288 product page for more details.

Via LinuxGizmos

  1. TLS
    March 21st, 2017 at 15:39 | #1

    Note that the mini PCIe slot only does USB, not PCIe, so calling it a mini PCIe slot isn’t a bit of a lie…

  2. jqpabc123
    March 21st, 2017 at 19:33 | #2

    If you have to ask how much it costs, you probably can’t afford it.

  3. Tony Hall
    March 22nd, 2017 at 11:53 | #3

    @jqpabc123
    With all of these boards which are intended for OEMs and sometimes distributors to industry, the price is usually available as a quote for a minimum order of usually a hundred or more. This is why I have given up looking at another Linux “mini pc board” web site because 9 times out of 10 the boards they promote are for comercial distribution only.

  4. Willy
    March 22nd, 2017 at 13:06 | #4

    Nice, it takes 7 to 12V input, so that puts an end to power supply stability issues. However the rich connectivity makes me think it will not be cheap. But it looks nicely designed.

  5. September 5th, 2017 at 09:34 | #5

    AAEON has just published a new press release (which I received by email) saying they’ve revamped the board:

    A major developer of Industry 4.0 computing solutions, AAEON relaunches the RICO-3288, a lightweight single board designed expressly to consolidate Linux and Android systems. As Android is currently the most deployed OS system in the world, these boards will be in high demand for quite some time to come. This new version of the RICO-3288 has been upgraded to provide better performance than its former model, and is built to address recent technical advances such as sunlight readable monitors and IoT-powered displays.

    I’ve been unable to locate clear changes however.

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