Firefly Core-3562JQ Rockchip RK3562J industrial SoM works in the -40 to +85°C temperature range

Firefly Core-3562JQ is a system-on-module based on Rockchip RK3562J SoC – the industrial-grade version of the Rockchip RK3562 quad-core Cortex-A53 Tablet SoC – designed to operate in the -40 to 85°C industrial temperature range and suitable for digital signage, industrial control systems, industrial PLCs, energy data concentrators, smart healthcare, self-service terminals, and more.

The CPU module features up to 8GB RAM, 64GB flash, and a Rockchip RK809-5A PMIC, plus three 80-pin board-to-board connectors exposing video output and input interfaces, audio (SPDIF, PDM, I2S) interfaces, networking (GbE and Fast Ethernet), various USB interface, a 1-lane PCIe 2.1 interface, and more.

Rockchip RK3562 system-on-module

Firefly Core-3562JQ specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3562J
    • CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.2 GHz (against 2.0 GHz for the Rockchip RK3562)
    • GPU – Arm Mali-G52 EE with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0
    • AI accelerator – None listed in the specs (Rockchip RK3562 comes with a 1 TOPS NPU)
    • VPU – 4Kp30 H.364, H.264, VP9 video decoding, 1080p60 H.264 video encoding
  • System Memory – 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB LPDDR4/LPDDR4x
  • Storage – 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB eMMC flash
  • 3x high-density 80-pin board-to-board connectors:
    • Video Output
      • LVDS up to 1280×800 @ 60Hz
      • MIPI-DSI up to 2048×1080 @ 60Hz
      • RGB up to 2048×1080 @ 60Hz
    • Video Input
      • 2x 4-lane MIPI CSI camera interfaces or
      • 4x 2-lane MIPI CSI
      • 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI + 2x 2-lane MIPI CSI
    • Audio – S/PDIF output, 8-channel PDM, 2x DAC ( I2S/PCM)
    • Networking – 100 Mbps (RMII) Ethernet, gigabit (RGMII) Ethernet
    • SDIO interface for WiFi and Bluetooth, storage, etc…
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0 OTG multiplexed with PCIe 2.1, 2x USB 2.0 host
    • PCIe – 1-lane PCIe 2.1 multiplexed with USB 3.0 OTG
    • Other I/Os and peripheral interfaces – 5x I2C, 10x UART, 2x CAN, 3x SPI, 13x ADC, 16x PWM, 1x SDMMC, GPIOs
  • Supply Voltage – 5.0V DC (voltage tolerance ± 5%)
  • PMIC – Rockchip RK809-5A
  • Power Consumption – Normal:0.75W (5.0V/150mA); max: 3.0W (5.0V/600mA); min: 0.05W(5.0V/10mA)
  • Dimensions – 60 x 36mm (6-layer PCB)
  • Weight – About 12grams
  • Temperature Range – -40°C – +85°C
  • Humidity – 5% to 90% RH (non-condensing)

Firefly Core-3562JQ module board-to-board connectors

Firefly will provide Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Buildroot+Qt images for its Rockchip RK3562J CPU module, but that’s about all the information we have on the software side as the documentation page is currently empty. The Core-3562J SoM looks to be an entry-level/cost-down version of the Core-3568JQ system-on-module found in the Firefly ITX-3568JQ mini-ITX motherboard, but it won’t be pin-to-pin compatible dues to the different number and placement of the board-to-board connectors.

Firefly did not provide availability and pricing information for the Core-3568JQ industrial SoM, and I found out about it in the video below. The product page may also have a few more details.

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2 months ago

The guaranteed operating temperature of Samsung DRAM and eMMC is -25°C ~ 85°C, but I don’t know what basis they use to advertise the operating temperature of SoM as -40°C ~ 85°C.

2 months ago

I already looked into the part numbers on the first picture and they are NOT industrial/automotive grade at all.
I hope the SoMs they actually sell don’t have commercial grade memory chips.

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