Geniatech XPI family of single board computers was first introduced in 2018 with the launch of the XPI-S905X development board following many of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B features and form factor.
The company has now added another board to the family with XPI 3128 single board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3128 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor coupled with up to 2 GB RAM and 64 GB flash, as well as an NXP WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 module.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3128 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor @ up to 1.2GHz
GPU with Arm Mali 400 MP2 GPU (See datasheet)
- System Memory – 512MB DDR3L (1GB, 2GB optional）
- Storage – 8GB flash (16GB, 32GB, 64GB optional), and MicroSD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI up to 1080p60
- Video – 1080p60 H.264/H.265 video decoding
- 10/100M Ethernet port
- Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 via Marvell/NXP 88W8897 module, IPEX antenna connector
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 ports including one with OTG support, 1x Micro USB 2.0 port
- Expansion – 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO header
- Debugging – 4-pin 2.54mm pitch header for serial console
- Misc – IR Receiver, recovery button
- Power Supply – 5V DC / 2A
- Standby Power – <0.5W
- Dimensions – 85 x 56 mm
The company provides Android 7.1 and Linux support for the board. You may think you’ve read about RK3128 development boards in the past, and you’d be right as in 2015, we got some Rockchip RK3128 TV Box boards and FirePrime board
The processor targets ultra-cheap media player, and there may be a market for it, but I still find it a little odd the company decides to launch such a board now. This type of board usually comes with 2.4 GHz WiFi and optional Bluetooth, so the main differentiating feature is the NXP Marvell WiFi 5 (and Bluetooth 4.2) module with support for up to 867 Mbps link.
You previously needed to contact the sales team to purchase Geniatech development boards, but now the company has set up an online shop where you can purchase the board for $25 and up. You can ask for additional details via the product page.