OK3568-C SBC provides dual GbE, WiFi 5, 4G/5G connectivity, multiple display interfaces

Taking a break from the recent RK3588 news, let’s check out a board based on Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor with the Forlinx OK3568-C single board computer equipped with up to 8GB RAM and 64 GB storage.

The board is comprised of the company’s FET3568-C system-on-module and OK3568-C carrier board offering multiple display interfaces, plenty of connectivity options with dual Gigabit Ethernet, WiFI 5, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as optional 4G or 5G cellular connectivity, and PCIe slots.

OK3568-C single board computerOK3568-C specifications:

  • FET3568-C SoM
    • SoC – Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with Mali-G52-2EE GPU supporting OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.2, Vulkan 1.0,1.1, OpenCL 2.0, 1 TOPS NPU, 4K H.264, H.265, VP9 VPU
    • System Memory – 2GB (default), 4GB, or /8GB DDR4
    • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash
    • 4x 80-pin board-to-board connectors with I/Os and power signals
    • Supply Voltage – DC5V
    • Dimensions –  70 x 45mm
    • Temperature range – 0°C ~ 70°C or  -40°C ~ 85°C
  • OK3568-C carrier coard
    • Storage – MicroSD card slot, 32MB QSPI NOR flash
    • Display I/F
      • HDMI 2.0 up to 1080p120 or 4096×2304 @ 60Hz (4Kp60)
      • eDP 1.3 up to 2560×1600 @ 60Hz
      • single-channel LVDS up to 1280×800
      • LCD RGB888 up to 1280×800 multiplexed with SPI0, SPI2, UART3, UART4, UART5 and UART7.
      • single-channel MIPI-DSI up to 1080p60
    • Camera I/F – 1x MIPI-CSI connector tested with OV13850 camera sensor
    • Audio – 1x stereo headphone output, 1x 1.3W class D amplifier output, 1x MIC input
    • Connectivity
      • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 interfaces
      • On-board AzureWare AW-CM358SM module with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, BT5.0.
      • Optional 4G/5G modem via M.2 socket; Tested with EM05-CE 4G modem (compatible with EC20), RM500U-CN 5G modem
    • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.0 Type-A port, USB 2.0 OTG “contained in USB 3.0 port, and can be used as slave mode for OS image flashing and ADB debugging”.
    • Expansion
      • M.2 Key-B socket (USB 3.0/2.0) for 4G/5G module expanding;
      • PCIe 2.1 x1 socket multiplexed with SATA
      • PCIe x4 socket, PCIe 3.0 which can also be configured as 2 PCIe x1.
      • 3x UART, 2x SPI, 1x I2C
      • 2x CAN FD
    • Debugging – USB Type-C connect for serial console
    • Misc – RTC + CR2032 battery, 8x buttons (reset, power on/off, OTG programming, Maskrom, VOL+, VOL-, HOME, ESC)
    • Power Supply – 12V DC
    • Dimensions – TBD

RK3568 multiplexed IO

The board makes full use of the multiplexed interfaces of Rockchip RK3568 processor with for example the PCIe slot configurable as PCIe 2.0 or SATA 3.0 and the expansion headers usable as an interface to connected an RGB display or modules connected over UART, I2C, SPI and/or GPIOs.

Forlinx provides Linux 4.19+Qt5.12 and Android 11 BSPs, and expect the module to be used in various sectors including healthcare, industry 4.0, transportation, media streaming, security, AI applications, energy management, and other related applications.

The company did not provide availability and pricing information for the module and board. You may find more details and/or request additional information on the product page.

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