DEBIX Model A is a single board computer powered by an NXP i.MX 8M Plus quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with a 2.3 TOPS AI accelerator in a form factor that combines Raspberry Pi 4 and 3 Model B designs.
The SBC comes with up to 6GB RAM, a microSD card slot, an optional eMMC flash of up to 128GB capacity, HDMI 2.0a, LVDS, and MIPI DSI display interfaces, a MIPI CSI camera interface, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi 5 connectivity, plus a 40-pin GPIO expansion header.
DEBIX Model A specifications:
- SoC – NXP i.MX 8M Plus quad-core Cortex-A53 @ up to 1.6 GHz (industrial) or 1.8 GHz (commercial), with Arm Cortex-M7 @ up to 800 MHz, Vivante GC7000UL 3D GPU, Vivante GC520L 2D GPU, 2.3 TOPS NPU
- System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 (4GB/6GB optional)
- Storage – Default: Micro SD card; optional 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB eMMC flash
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0a up to 4Kp60
- 1x LVDS header, single & dual channel 8-bit
- 1x 4-lane MIPI DSI FPC socket
- Camera I/F – 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI FPC socket
- 3.5mm audio jack with headphones and microphone signals
- 1x SPDIF digital audio input/output
- digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port with optional PoE
- Additional LAN port via 12-pin header
- Dual-band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 via KEIIOT K019-CW43-DW module from KERTONG Polytron Technologies, cemaric antenna
- USB – 4x USB 3.0 Host Type-A ports, 1x USB 2.0 OTG Type-C port
- 40-pin headers with 3x UART, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 2x CAN, 1x PWM, 2x GPIO 5V power supply, system reset, ON/OFF
- 1x PCIe x1 FPC socket
- Power Supply – 5V DC/3A via USB Type-C PWR port
- Dimensions – 85.0 x 56.0mm
The I/O board adds extra MIPI DSI and CSI connectors, an RTC battery socket, RS232/RS458/CAN terminal block, and an additional RJ45 Ethernet port, while the LoRa board adds LoRa and WiFi antenna connectors, but not LoRa radio since instead users would have to connect a mini PCIe LoRa module of their choice.
The DEBIX Model A SBC is sold on OKdo for about $109 excluding VAT, and the I/O board and LoRa board can be added as options for respectively $27.6 and $36.4, again excluding the 20% UK VAT. I was unable to find the metal enclosure for sale. More details may be available on the product page on the Polyhex website.
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.