Geniatech DB10 – An AI development board with Amlogic A311D SoC, HDMI input, optional TV tuner

Amlogic A311D hexa-core Cortex-A73/A55 AI processor has found its way into a limited number of platforms including Khadas VIM3 SBC, Zora P1 development board for Orbbec 3D cameras, as well as the upcoming Jevois Pro AI camera.

Another development board that takes advantage of the Amlogic A311D processor is Geniatech DB10 which ships with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC flash, and offers interesting features like a digital TV tuner, HDMI input, support for 3G/4G modems, and more.

Geniatech DB10Geniatech DB10 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic A311D hexa-core processor with quad-core Arm Cortex-A73,  dual-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor, Arm Mali-G52 MP4 (6EE) GPU with OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 support, 5 TOPS NPU
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 (4GB optional)
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash (8 to 64GB optional)
  • Video
    • Output
      • HDMI 2.1 up to 4Kp60
      • Dual-channel LVDS (shared with eDP) via 30-pin connector
    • Input
      • HDMI input up to 1080p60
      • 2x MIPI CSI interface for cameras: 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI, 1x 2-lane MIPI CSI
  • Tuner – Optional DVB-T2/T/C, ATSC 1.0/3.0, ISDB-T or DTMB digital TV tuner
  • Audio – Speaker and microphone headers, digital audio output/input via HDMI ports
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet port with PoE support
    • Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFI 5 (2.4GHz/5GHz)
    • Bluetooth 4.2 (Optional Bluetooth 5.0)
    • Optional 3G/4G LTE modem via mPCIe socket and
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 3x USB 2.0 interfaces including one USB 2.0 Type-A port, and two via headers
  • Serial – 2x serial interfaces: 2-wire UART plus 2-wire UART/debug
  • Misc – Watchdog & RTC with backup battery, IR receiver
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A via DC jack
  • Dimensions – 142 x 117 mm
  • Certifications – CE/FCC

Amlogic A311D SBC with HDMI input, digital TV tunerGeniatech provides Android 11.0 or Linux firmware and SDK for the board, as well as firmware and app customization services, but sadly none of the information is public. There should also be an NPU toolkit to support Amlogic A311D’s NPU for AI acceleration which we tested last year with Yolo v2, Yolo v3, and other demos.

The company does not explain how HDMI input is implemented (which chip), and it’s clear there’s no space to insert a digital TV tuner to the board, so it must be an external board connected to one of the white headers. The VTV tuner board for the Khadas SBC family relies on Rafael Micro R848 universal tuner (DVB-T/T2/C, ISDB-T/C, DTMB, ATSC) and Availink AVL6862TA demodulator, so it could be Geniatech uses similar hardware since drivers are already supported.

Geniatech DB10 development board is not sold in the company’s online store, and the only way to get pricing information is to request a volume quote on the product page.

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