There’s a limited number of boards based on Rockchip RK3399 processor, with the easiest to work with (for non-Chinese readers) probably being Firefly-RK3399. Shenzhen Xunlong is working on their own Orange Pi RK3399 board, 9Tripod released their X3399 SoM and devkit, Boardcon has also launched their own RK3399 SoM (system-on-module) and baseboard solution with respectively PICO3399 CPU module and EM3399 board.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa core processor with a dual ARM Cortex-A72 core cluster @ up to 2.0 GHz, quad ARM Cortex-A53 cluster, and ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU
- System Memory – 4GB LPDDR3
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash
- 314-pin edge connector with 2x USB2.0 Host, 2x USB3.0 or 2x Type-C, UART, MIPI, GbE, HDMI in&out, Audio, I2C, I2S, PCI-E, SD/MMC/SDIO, GPIO, eDP..
- Power Supply – 5V
- Dimensions – 82 x 50mm (8 layers)
The company provides support for Android6.0.1 and Debian for the module. If the info provided in the website is correct, the Android BSP includes Linux 4.4.36 kernel, U-boot 2014-10, and drivers, while the Debian BSP includes Linux 4.4.41 kernel, U-boot 2016-12-03, and drivers.
You can get started quickly with the CPU module using EM3399 development board with the following specifications:
- Socket for PICO3399 CPU module
- External storage – 1x micro SD socket, PCIe connector for SSD
- Display & Video Output
- Output – 1x eDP LCD via 40-pin header, 2x MIPI DSI connector, 1x HDMI 1.4/2.0 port
- Input – HDMI input via TC358749XBG
- Audio – ALC5651 audio codec; 3.5mm audio jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) port, optional 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi & Bluetooth 4.1 (AP6354), SIM card slot, optional 3G/4G mini PCIe card
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host, 1x USB3.0 host, 1x USB Type-C
- Camera I/F – 2x MIPI CSI with 3D capture support
- 1x PCIe x4 slot for graphics card
- 1x PCIe connector for SSD or 3G module
- 5 “GPIO” headers for a total of 122 I/Os
- Debugging – 1x 3-pin UART header
- Misc – RTC powered by external lithium battery; Recover, Power, Reset buttons;
- Power Supply – 12V/2A via power barrel
- Dimensions – 145 x 100 mm
The module is expected to be used in application such as smart devices, digital signage, all-in-one machines, PoS systems, vehicle control terminals, etc…
The module and board appear to be available now, but price is not public since I understand the company focuses on the B2B market. You’ll find further details on the product page.
Thanks to Theguyuk 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.
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I forgot to mention in the introduction that there’s also a Rockchip RK3399 Q7 module available in Europe: http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/11/29/theobroma-announces-rockchip-rk3368-and-rk3399-qseven-system-on-modules/