EmbedFire LubanCat 4 card computer – A Rockchip RK3588S dev board with a mini PCIe socket for WiFi or 4G LTE

Launched by Yehuo Electronic EmbedFire LubanCat 4 card computer or LubanCat 4 in short, is a Rockchip RK3588S SBC that packs quite a lot of features in an 85x56mm form factor with Ethernet, USB, mini PCIe, HDMI 2.1, SIM & microSD card holder, and more.

The board comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC flash. It comes with a Gigabit Ethernet port, five USB ports (including one USB-C), a built-in microphone, multiple audio inputs and outputs, a 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible expansion header, and supports HDMI input through an adapter connected to a MIPI CSI port.

youyeetoo Lubancat 4 RK3588S Based Raspberry Pi Size SBC

EmbedFire LubanCat 4 card computer specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3588S
    • CPU – Octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A76 cores @ up to 2.2-2.4 GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz
    • GPU –  Arm Mali-G610 GPU with OpenGL ES 3.2,  OpenCL 2.2, and Vulkan 1.2 support
    • VPU – 8Kp60 video decoder for H.265/AVS2/VP9/H.264/AV1 codecs, 8Kp30 H.265/H.264 video encoder
    • AI accelerator – 6 TOPS NPU
  • System Memory – 4/8/16GB, LPDDR4X (other memory requirements can be customized)
  • Storage
    • Options include No eMMC/32/64/128GB, eMMC (other storage requirements can be customized)
    • MicroSD card socket
  • Video Output
    • 1x Mini HDMI 2.1 video output
    • 2x MIPI DSI connectors for wildfire MIPI screen, supports multi-screen configurations
    • 1x USB Type-C interface – supports DP protocol
    • Maximum simultaneous output:
      • Three screens configuration – 8K @ 60fps + 4K @ 60fps + 2K @ 60fps
      • Four screens configuration – 3x 4K @ 60fps + 2K @ 60fps
  • Camera Input – MIPI CSI connectors
  • Audio
    • 1x MIC IN for condenser microphone
    • 1x Headphone output + microphone input 2-in-1 interface
  • Networking
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Optional WiFi or cellular mini PCIe module (See Expansion section)
  • USB Ports:
    • 3x USB 2.0 Type-A interfaces (HOST)
    • 1x USB 3.0 Type-A interface (HOST)
    • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C interface (OTG) for firmware burning interface with DP protocol supports
  • Expansion
    • Mini PCIe interface (full-height or half-height WiFi network card, 4G module)
    • 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible GPIO header with PWM, I2C, SPI, and UART
  • Misc
    • RTC battery connection socket
    • 5V fan header for cooling
  • Power Supply5V/4A DC input via USB Type-C (Power Interface) that has no data transmission capability
  • Dimensions – 85 x 56 mm

The company provides Android 13, Debian, Ubuntu, and ROS all of which can be found in their GitHub repository. However, after looking for a while, I couldn’t find much documentation or a Wiki page for the board, so the status of the documentation is about the same as when we wrote about Rockchip RK3566/RK3568-powered LucanCat SBCs last year. Another concern about the board is its lack of a heatsink or fan; so far, the company has not provided any updates on this issue.

LubanCat 4 Sin and TF Support

Previously, we’ve talked about similar SBCs like Youyeetoo R1, Indiedroid Nova, and 9Tripod Pico Pi V2.0, all of which use an SD card for storage. But this is the first time we’ve seen a Raspberry Pi-sized board powered by Rockchip RK3588S that includes a SIM card slot.

LubanCat 4 card computer Rockchip RK3588S development board

You can buy the EmbedFire LubanCat 4 card computer  on several shops on Aliexpress where the “4GB RAM + NO EMMC” version starts at $104.27, and the 16GB + 128GB version goes for $173.22 and up.

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Midgy
5 months ago

No M2 *sigh*

Ray Knight
Ray Knight
5 months ago

This was listed on Amazon way back in November, but doesn’t seem to be available any longer.

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