FriendlyElec has launched a new SOM-RK3399 and SoM-RK3399 Development Kit based on Rockchip’s powerful SoC and aimed at AI and computer vision applications. The s $75, RK3399-based “SOM-RK3399” COM/SBC hybrid can function alone or can be expanded with a $120 “SOM-RK3399 Dev Kit” with -20 to 70℃ support and M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion.
Last year, the company released a pair of open source SBCs built around the same chip, the NanoPi M4, also with the NanoPi Neo4, expected to take on the Raspberry Pi 3 with its less powerful Broadcom BCM2837 SoC. On the CPU board feature, the SOM-RK3399 can run as an independent SBC, and beyond the 64-bit hexa-core RK3399 with Mali-T864 GPU, the board is equipped with 2Gb of dual-channel DDR3 RAM, and 16Gb (32Gb/64Gb optional) of eMMC 5.1 Flash. Connectivity features include Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 (dual mode), and a dual antenna interface. The SOM-RK3399 is fitted with a pair of USB Type-C ports, 2X USB 2.o ports, a single USB 3.0 host interface, HDMI 2.0a, Display Port (over USB Type-C), a 4-lane LCD eDP connector, and one or two 4-Lane MIPI-DSI.
Available also are PCIe X4 (compatible with PCIe 2.1/dual-mode operation), plus 14X GPIO (6X 1.8V/8X 3.3V), I2S, 2X I2C (1.8V/3.3V), 2X PWM, UART / SPI, ADC, IR-RX, SPDIF_TX, and 3X 1.8V ADC inputs. FriendlyElec’s SOM-RK3399 DEV Kit Carrier Board features an M.2 slot for NVMe-style SSDs and a mini-PCIe slot for connecting 4G/LTE modules. It also has MIPI CS12/MIPI-DSI1/MIPI CSI1 connectors, 4X USB 3.0 ports, 3X USB 2.0 4-pin connectors, HDMI Input/output ports, mic/headphone jacks, IR/accelerometer, and a micro SD card slot.