Firefly Station P3D is a modular Rockchip RK3588 mini PC with swappable cards

Powered by the Rockchip RK3588 processor, Firefly Station P3D modular AI mini PC comes with two swappable layers, namely the top one with the main board and default ports such as two HDMI output ports, one HDMI input, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.1 ports, etc…, and the bottom layer that can be configured with various ports depending on your specific application.

The top layer is basically the new Station P3 mini PC with RK3588 octa-core Cortex-A76/A55 processor, up to 32B RAM, 256GB eMMC flash, an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD socket, and dual-band WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.0 plus all the ports mentioned above.

Firefly Station P3D modular AI mini PC

Fire Station P3D specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3588 octa-core processor with
    • CPU – 4x Cortex-A76 cores @ up to 2.4 GHz, four Cortex-A55 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz
    • GPU – Arm Mali-G610 MP4 quad-core GPU with OpenGL ES3.2 / OpenCL 2.2 / Vulkan1.1 support
    • AI accelerator – 6 TOPS NPU
    • VPU – 8Kp60 H.265/VP9/AVS2 video decoder, 4Kp60 AV1 decoder, 8Kp30 H.265/H.264 video encoder
  • System Memory – 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4/LPDDR4x/LPDDR5
  • Storage
    • 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB eMMC flash
    • M.2 socket for M.2 2242/2260/2280 NVMe PCIe SSD
    • 1x SATA III connector
    • MicroSD card slot
  • Video Output
    • 1x HDMI 2.1 port up to 8Kp60
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
    • DisplayPort 1.4 up to 8Kp30 via USB-C port
    • Up to three independent displays
  • Video Input – HDMI input up to 4Kp60 with HDCP 2.3 support
  • Audio
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
    • Digital audio output via HDMI and DP ports
  • Networking
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
    • Dual-band WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
    • Optional 5G/4G LTE module with external antennas
  • USB – 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.0 OTG Type-C port with DP 1.4
  • Configurable bottom layer
    • Storage – Slot for 3.5-inch SATA drive
    • Standard – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, optical S/PDIF, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, VGA
    • MDP (Multi Display) – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, two HDMI ports, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
    • MLAN (Multi Network) – 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports, VGA
    • HIFi (Audio) – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, optical S/PDIF, five more audio ports (L/R RCA, extra 3.5mm headphone jack, etc…)
    • MUSB (Multi USB) – 7x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
    • MCOM (Multi serial) – 2x RS232 DB9 connectors, 1x RS485 DB9 connector
  • Power Supply – 12V DC input via 5.5×2.1mm DC jack
  • Dimensions – 127.6 x 127.6 x 72.5mm
  • Weight – Around 1 kg
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20°C to 60°C; storage: -20°C to 70°C
  • Humidity – 10%~90% (non-condensing)
Station P3D Standard
Station P3D Standard

Station PC Power Button

If the Station P3D Standard configuration does not match your needs, you could loosen two screws to slide out the bottom card and replace it with one of the cards for multiple displays, networking, audio, up to ten USB ports, or a range of RS232 and RS485 connectors. The same can be done on the modular mini PC for the RK3588 mainboard, so replacement or future updates should be feasible too. There’s no cabling for this so a special connector with PCIe and USB must be used at the back of the device, but Firefly did not provide details about it.

Rockchip RK3588 Modular mini PC configurations

The Station P3 and P3D can run Android 12.0, Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop/Server, and RT Linux, and the Buildroot build system is also supported. The company also says they can offer customized Linux distributions based on Debian, Kylin, UOS, etc… upon request.

[Update April 14, 2023: we’ve removed the product pages and pricing for Firefly Station P3D modular RK3588 AI mini PC and the Station P3 since the official launches has been delayed]

Via AndroidTVbox.eu and Liliputing

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