96boards System-on-Module specification was introduced last April together with their first SOM-CA (2x board-to-board connectors) and SOM-CB (4x board-to-board connectors), namely TB-96AI & TB-96AIoT modules powered by respectively AI capable Rockchip RK1808 and RK3399Pro processors that would fit into a compatible baseboard.
Those started to ship early this summer, and there’s now a new module that complies with 96Boards SoM specification courtesy of Geniatech SOM3399 powered by a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor without the extra NPU / AI accelerator found in the aforementioned modules.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3399 dual-core Cortex-A72 up to 1.8GHz, quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.4GHz, Mali-T860 MP4 GPU with support for OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0, OpenCL1.2, DirectX11.1
- System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 (4GB as option)
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (16, 32, and 64GB as option)
- Board-to-board connector – 4x 100-pin high-speed connectors (X1, X2, X3, and X4 as defined by the spec) with USB 3.0, PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, MIPI DSI/eDP/LVDS, HDMI, MIPI CSI, I2S, I2C, SPI, UART, etc..
- Power – 5V DC supply voltage; Rockchip RK808 PMIC
- Dimensions – 85 x 50 x 6 mm
Android 7.1 & Linux are supported on the software side, but for some reasons, no details were provided in Linaro’s announcement, so maybe software is handled by Geniatech themselves.
- SoM support – Geniatech SOM3399 or other 96Boards SoM compliant modules
- Storage – MicroSD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 port, LCD display via high-speed connector
- Camera – Support for up to 2x 13MP camera via high-speed connector
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB Type-C port
- Expansion Headers
- 96boards 40-pin Low-Speed connector with 2x UART, SPI, I2S, 2x I2C, 12x GPIO, DC power
- 96boards 60-pin High-Speed connector with 4L-MIPI DSI, LVDS, USB, 2x I2C, 2L+4L-MIPI CSI
- 60-pin High-Speed connector with secondary 4L-MIPI DSI, SSC serial
busses, TS I/F
- 2x Analog expansion connector for headset, speaker via sound-wire
interface, microphones, line-outs
- Misc – Power switch, RTC battery
- Power Supply – 12V via power barrel jack
- Dimensions – 126 x 124mm
I can’t see any 96Boards low-speed nor high-speed connectors on the photos above, so those connectors are just placed under the board.
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.