AAEON RICO-3399 Pico-ITX Board is Powered by Rockchip RK3399 / OP1 Processor

We now have a fair amount of boards powered by Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with Firefly-RK3399, Rockchip Sapphire, VideoStrong VS-RD-RK3399, the upcoming 96boards compliant Rock960, among others. But AFAIK, none of those are designed to fit in a standard enclosure.

AAEON will soon change that with an update of their RICO-3288 pico-ITX board, called RICO-RK3399 featuring Rockchip OP1/RK3399 processor combined with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC flash, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and more.

AAEON RICO-3399 specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3399 (OP1) hexa-core processor with two Cortex A72 cores up to 1.8 GHz, four Cortex A53 cores, and an Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot
  • Video Output / Display
    • HDMI 2.0 port up to 4K UHD @ 60Hz
    • eDP connector for LCD display up to 4K UHD @ 60 Hz
    • I2C/USB header for touch panel
  • Audio – Via HDMI, 2.5W (by 4Ω) speaker/ microphone/ earphone header
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, optional WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 module, optional Nano SIM slot to use with mPCIe modem
  • USB – 1x USB Type C port, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 pin header
  • Serial – 1x RS-232/422/485 (DB9 connector), 1x xRS-232 pin header
  • Expansion
    • Optional full-size mini-PCIe slot for 3G/4G card
    • 8-bit DIO (4-in, 4-out)
  • Misc – Watchdog timer, RTC + battery slot
  • Power Supply – 12V DC input via 2-pin header, optional 7.4V battery
  • Power Consumption – 0.6A @ 12V full load on six cores
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72 mm (Pico-ITX form factor)
  • Weight – ~400 grams
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C ~ 60°C; storage: -40°C ~ 80°C
  • Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • MTBF – 80,000 hours
  • Certification – CE/FCC

The board comes with a power cable, and an RTC battery by default, but the company also offers optional accessories namely: a 20cm USB cable, a 15cm serial (COM) cable, a 12V/5A power supply, an NFC board, and/or a GPS & battery charger board.

Two versions of the board will be available:

  • RICO-3399-A10-0000 – Without wireless module, LTE slot, battery support, nor GPS
  • RICO-3399-A10-0001 – With WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, support for 3G/4G card, support for 7.4V battery, and optional GPS
RICO-3399 Block Diagram – Click to Enlarge

The company will support Android 7.0 for the board, but there’s no word about Linux. The company lists the board can be used with a fanless cooling system, but I’d assume it depends on the selected enclosure and overall thermal design. The board targets business applications such as digital signage, kiosk, home automation, smart cameras with facial recognition ability, and more.

The product page shows the board as “coming soon”, and pricing has not been made public.

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