Quectel SG368Z WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 smart module is built around Rockchip RK3568 SoC

The Quectel SG368Z Smart Module is an all-in-one hardware package built around a Rockchip RK3568 AI SoC that combines computing, graphics, storage, and connectivity in a compact form factor. The  LGA module offers WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, dual gigabit Ethernet networking, various video output options (HDMI, LVDS, RGB, MIPI, eDP), USB, PCIe, and many other features making it suitable for applications like smart homes, wearables, and industrial automation.

Previously we have seen Quectel introduce various communication modules like the Quectel BG95-S5 5G, the  Quectel KG200Z LoRa the Quectel RG255G RedCap IoT Module, and the Quectel CC660D-LS IoT-NTN module, but this is the first time we have seen Quectel release a Smart Module which can be certainly be considered as a SoM in a LGA package.

Quectel SG368Z Smart Module

Quectel SG368Z Smart Module specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3568
    • CPU – Quad-core Cortex A55 processor at up to 2.0 GHz
    • GPU – Mali G52 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.1
    • VPU
      • 4Kp60 H.264, H.265, VP9, 1080p60 MPEG-4/-2/-1, VP8, and VC1 video decoder
      • 1080p60 H.264/H.265 video encoder
    • AI accelerator – 0.8 TOPS NPU
  • Memory and Storage
    • 2GB+32GB or 4GB+32GB (commercial)
    • 2GB+16GB or 4GB+32GB (industrial)
  • Display interfaces
    • HDMI
    • eDP
    • LVDS
    • MIPI
    • RGB (component video signal)
  • Networking
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (TI DP83867 Ethernet PHY on RGMII interface)
    • Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2
    • Optional LTE Cat 1/4, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and GNSS
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0/3.0 interfaces
  • Serial Ports – Multiple industrial UARTs
  • Operating Temperature
    • -10°C to +75°C (commercial)
    •  -40°C to +85°C (industrial)
  • Package – 46.0 x 42.0 x 3.15mm LGA package

The module also features an 8M image signal processing (ISP) and high dynamic range (HDR) video capabilities. Quectel has not yet released detailed specifications comparable to those available for other RK3568-based SBCs like the SBC-3.5-RK3568 or AAEON RICO-3568

Quectel function modules LTE Cat 1 4, 5G, Wi Fi 6, and GNSS
Quectel Function Modules LTE Cat 1/4, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and GNSS

The new SG368Z Smart Module can easily integrate with Quectel function modules such as LTE Cat 1/4, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and GNSS making it easy for those who want to build products around these modules.

Regarding software, the Quectel SG368Z Smart Module boasts support for several operating systems including Linux, Android, and OpenWrt. Additionally, it is designed to integrate with Qt components, simplifying the application development process.

Quectel SG368Z Smart Module Development Board
Quectel SG368Z Smart Module Development Board

Though Quectel has not yet released details for the SG368Z module itself, they have provided some information about the development board in the “SG368Z Series EVB User Guide”. which is available on the download section of the products page but to get it you need to log in to Quectels website.

As of now, Quectel has not disclosed pricing details for the SG368Z Smart Module, nor have they released the software image files for Linux, Android, or OpenWrt. However, you can find further information about this product in the press release or on the product page on the Quectel website.

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