ECS is better known for its LIVA mini PCs and x86 motherboards, but ECSIPC unveiled a 3.5-inch SBC powered by Rockchip RK3568 Arm SoC at Embedded World 2023. However, when I asked for photos or detailed specifications at the time, I was told by a company representative no further details were available.
But we now have more information as the company is showcasing the RK3568-IS 3.5-inch SBC at COMPUTEX 2023, and I received some photos from their booth.
ECS RK3568-IS specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3568 quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 @ up to 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, 0.8 TOPS NPU
- System Memory – 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB DDR3 or LPDDR4X
- 8GB or 32GB eMMC flash
- M.2 socket for 2280 NVMe SSD
- MicroSD card slot
- HDMI 2.0 output
- eDP 1.3
- LVDS or MIPI DSI interface
- I2C capacitive touch interface
- 1x 3.5mm mic+earphone jack
- 1x speaker connector
- Camera – MIPI CSI camera connector
- Up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports with optional PoE
- Optional WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0
- Optional 4G LTE or 5G via M.2 socket + SIM card slot
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 5x USB 2.0 interfaces via headers; Note: the board pictured above has three USB 3.0 blue ports…
- Serial – 4x RS232 or RS485 COM ports, optional CAN-FD support
- GPIO header with I2C, SPI, etc…
- M.2 Key-E socket for 4G LTE/5G module
- M.2 Key-M PCIe socket for NVMe SSD or others
- Misc – RTC
- Power Supply – 12V-24V DC via terminal block, optional voltage protection
- Dimensions – 146 x 101 mm (3.5-inch SBC)
There’s no information about software support in the specs sheet above, but the Embedded World announcement mentioned Android OS for app and service deployment. There’s still no product page on the company website and we don’t have availability information for the first Arm SBC from ECS/ECSIPC.
Thanks to TLS for the photos.
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.