MQMaker launched MiQi board based on Rockchip RK3288 quad core Cortex A17 processor last year with the hardware aimed at hobbyists and makers, but the company has been developing a higher-end board – named Koala – based on the same processor, featuring many more ports and features, and geared towards the enterprise market.
Koala board preliminary specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip 3288 quad core ARM Cortex A17 up to 1.8 GHz with Mali-T764 GPU supporting OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 /3.0, and OpenCL 1.1
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3 (default)
- Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash (default) + micro SD slot
- Video Output / Display Interface – HDMI 2.0, header for eDP, MIPI, LVDS, LCD backlight header, touch panel header
- Audio – HDMI out, optical S/PDIF, 3.5mm analog stereo audio jack, microphone header, audio L/R header
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi or WiFi + Bluetooth module, mini PCIe slot for 3G/4G card + SIM card slot
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 type A host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port, 3x USB 2.0 headers
- Camera – CIF connector, MIPI CSI connector
- Debugging – Serial console header
- Expansion Headers – I2C header, 4x UART headers, SPI header, SAR ADC header, GPIO header
- Misc – Power switch, user button, IR receiver
- Power Supply – 12 V DC via power barrel or header
- Dimensions – TBD
The board is supposed to be available unless there has been some unexpected delays since December, but pricing has not been publicly disclosed, and currently the product page has very limited information.
Thanks to Jernej for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.