But there’s now a third option with SmartHomeBoard Pi-R2S3328-B single board computer offered in a larger business card-sized format, equipped with 1GB DDR4, and booting OpenWrt from a MicroSD card. Debian and Ubuntu are also supported according to the manufacturer.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3328 quad-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz with Arm Mali-450MP2
- System Memory – 1GB DDR4 RAM (Note some photos how 2x 512MB DDR3 instead)
- Storage – MicroSD Slot
- Connectivity -2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports, one native, one USB 3.0 to GbE
- USB – 1x USB Type-A host port, 1x micro USB OTG port, 1x USB Type-C port for power
- Debugging – 3-pin 2.54mm pitch header for serial console
- Misc – Reset button, Sys,WAN and LAN LED’s,
- Power Supply – 5V/2A via USB-C port
- Dimensions – 85 x 56 mm
- Weight – 52 grams
We learned about the board through LinuxGizmos who said they got the news from Shenzhen Pumpb Technical Co., Ltd who worked in collaboration with Xihai Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd to bring this board (and others) to market.
But the silkscreen on the bottom side of the board reads “CherrryPi_RK3328_router”, so it appears to be related to the Cherry Pi PC SBC we wrote about last February, and that is indeed promoted as a new board by SmartHomeBoard using “Pi-PC-H3 PK” model number.
To bring even more confusion, the OpenWrt OS running on SmartHomeBoard Pi-R2S3328-B board is FriendlyWrt distribution, a fork of OpenWrt, maintained by FriendlyELEC that sells its own NanoPi R2S board as we previously mentioned.
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.