We’ve seen Rockchip RK3568 system-on-modules before, but the Geniatech SOM-3568-SMARC core board is the first to comply with the SMARC 2.1 standard with a 314-pin MXM connector exposing the many I/Os from the quad-core Cortex-A55 processor.
The module comes with up to 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC flash, integrates a WiFi and Bluetooth module as well as two Gigabit Ethernet transceivers, and is designed to be used in advanced NVRs, cloud terminals, industrial automation, IoT applications, digital signage, and more.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor @ 2.0 GHz with Arm Mali-G52 2EE GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1, 1 TOPS NPU for AI acceleration, 4Kp60 H.265/H.264/VP9 video decoding, and 1080p100 H.265/H.264 video encoding; 22nm process
- System Memory – 2GB, 4GB or 8GB DDR4
- Storage – 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash
- 2x RTL8211F Gigabit Ethernet PHY
- WT6354 wireless module with Wi-Fi 5 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.1 (based on AP6354)
- 314-pin MXM edge connector with:
- 1x SDIO 3.0
- Display I/F
- HDMI 2.0
- MIPI DSI (DSI0 and DSI1)
- LVDS multiplexed with DSI1
- Camera – 4-lane MIPI CSI
- Audio – 1x I2C
- Networking – 2x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
- USB – 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 host, 1x USB 3.0 OTG
- PCIe – 1-lane PCIe 2.1, 2-lane PCIe 3.0
- Low-speed I/O – 14x GPIO, 6x UART, 2x SPI, 4x I2C, 1x CAN
- Power Supply – 5V/2A; RK809-5 PMIC
- Dimensions – 82×50 mm as per SMARC 2.1 specification
- Temperature range – Commercial: 0 to 70°C; industrial: -20°C to +85°C
Geniatech provides Linux (Debian 10, buildrobot, and Ubuntu) and Android 11 support for the module. The SoM should also be compatible with the RKNPU2 toolkit for the NPU used on other hardware platforms based on Rockchip RK3566, RK3568, and RK3588. There’s no development kit that I can see, but since the Rockchip RK3568 module is compliant with SMARC it should work with most SMARC 2.1/2.0 compliant carrier boards.
Geniatech did not provide availability and pricing information for the SOM-3568-SMARC system-on-module. Further details may be found on the product page.
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