Firefly ITX-3568JQ – A Mini-ITX motherboard with Rockchip RK3568 CPU

Firefly ITX3588J mini-ITX motherboard with Rockchip RK3588 SoC now has a little sister/brother based on Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor called ITX-3568JQ, and designed to power Arm PCs, cloud terminals, industrial controllers, edge computers, advanced NVR, NAS devices, and more.

The motherboard supports up to 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC flash, offers SATA storage, dual Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, optional 4G or 5G cellular connectivity, can handle up to three independent displays, and offers plenty of I/O options including an RS232/RS485 DB9 connector and a PCIe slot.

Rockchip RK3568 mini-ITX motherboard Firefly

Firefly ITX-3568JQ specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3568J quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with Arm Mali-G52-2EE GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1, 1.0 TOPS NPU, 8MP ISP, 4Kp60 video decoding, 1080p60 H.265/H.264 video encoding
  • System Memory – 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB LPDDR4
  • Storage
    • 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB eMMC flash
    • 16MB SPI flash
    • 1x M.2 SATA 3.0 socket for 2242 SSD
    • 1x SATA3.0 port
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
    • 1x MIPI-DSI up to 1920×1080 @ 60 Hz (single-channel) or 2560×1440 @ 60 Hz (dual-channel)
    • 1x LVDS interface
    • 2x VGA ports up to 1080p60
    • Backlight and touchscreen interfaces
    • Three independent displays supported
  • Camera I/F – 1x 4-lane MIPI-CSI input or optionally 2x 2-lane MIPI-CSI inputs
  • Audio
    • 3.5mm earphone audio jack
    • 1x Speaker output (10W-8Ω D class)
    • Digital audio output via HDMI
    • Microphone header
  • Networking
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports, including one with PoE support up to 60W
    • 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
    • Optional 5G or 4G LTE modem via mPCIe or M.2 socket respectively
  • USB – 4x USB 3.0 ports (1A per port), 3x USB 2.0 interfaces including two via headers (up to 500mA per port)
  • Serial – RS485/RS232 DB9 connector
  • Expansion
    • 2-lane PCIe Gen3 slot
    • Header with GPIO, I2C, ADC, UART, CAN Bus, 5V, 3.3V and GND
  • Debugging – Debug interface
  • Misc – Heating? header, JM3 cooling fan
  • Power Supply
    • 12V DC via DC jack (5.5×2.1mm), 1.5A or more recommended
    • 12V input via a standard 8-pin ATX power interface
    • 48V PoE up to 60W
  • Power Consumption
    • Typical – ~6W (12V/0.5A)
    • Max – ~10W (12V/1A)
  • Dimensions – 17 x 17cm (Mini-ITX form factor)
  • Weight – About 400 grams
  • Temperature – -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity – 10% – 80%

Firefly ITX-3568JQ

Firefly will provide support for Android 11.0, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 and RTLinux, but the Wiki is currently empty. The mini-ITX motherboard is actually fitted with a Rockchip RK3568J system-on-module, which must be a different package than the original RK3568, just like RK3568B2 found in ODROID-M1.

The motherboard layout is quite different from the Rockchip RK3588-based ITX-3588J mini-ITX motherboard, and instead of using an MXM connector for the system-on-module, the company went with board-to-board connectors instead. The ITX3568JQ board may also be better suited to a wider range of industrial applications with a -40°C to 85°C operating temperature range instead of just -20°C to 60°C for the RK3588 board.

The ITX-3568JQ motherboard can be purchased for $339 and up on Firefly shop. More details may be found on the product page.

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