Geniatech has added a new member to its XPI SBC family with the business card-sized XPI-3566 board powered by a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor, and mostly following the Raspberry Pi 3 form factor like its predecessors.
The single board computer comes with 1GB to 8GB RAM, up to 64GB eMMC flash, HDMI 2.0 video output, Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band WiFi, a few USB ports, and the 40-pin GPIO header. It is said to target retail, “interactive communication”, and education applications.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3566 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 1.8 GHz with Arm Mali-G52 2EE GPU, 0.8 TOPS AI accelerator
- System Memory – 2GB DDR (1GB, 4GB, or 8GB optional）
- 16GB eMMC flash (8GB, 32GB, 64GB optional）
- MicroSD card socket
- Video Output
- HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
- MIPI DSI connector (not listed in the specs, but it can clearly be seen on the board)
- Camera I/F – MIPI CSI connector (again not listed in the specs, but it can clearly be seen on the board)
- Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
- Dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 via Marvell module
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB host ports, 1x USB 2.0 OTG Type-A port
- Expansion – 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible GPIO header with up to 28x GPIOs
- Misc – IR receiver, button
- Power Supply – 5V/3A via USB Type-C port
- Dimensions – 85x 55 mm
Geniatech lists Android 11 and Debian 10 Linux (buildroot) operating systems support, but there’s no public documentation just yet. For reference, you’ll find documentation, OS images, and/or BSP for the earlier XPI-RK3128, XPI-RK32888, and XPI-IM8XMM boards on the company’s website.
Geniatech does not target the hobbyist market with its XPI family, but instead, the XPI series are designed for companies developing commercial-grade products in collaboration with the Shenzhen company. There’s no pricing and availability for the board just yet, but it may eventually show up on Geniatech shop together with their other Arm boards. Further details may be found on the product page.
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