OpenEmbed Em3399 Just Launched the RK3399-based Board

By on March 9, 2018
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OpenEmbed has launched the System-on-Module em3399 which starts at $99, and for only $50 you can purchase the optional emPAC-RK3399-EVB evaluation board.

The RK3399 SoC features:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with 2x Cortex-A72 cores, 4x Cortex-A53 cores, and a Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU
  • System Memory –  2GB or 4GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage – 16GB to 128GB eMMC 5.1 flash
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet transceiver (Atheros AR8033)
  • Power Management – Rockchip RK808D PMIC
  • 2x 120-pin board-to-board connectors (0.8mm pitch) with:
    • Display:
      • HDMI 2.0 port with audio for up to 4K @ 60Hz
      • DisplayPort 1.2 with audio for up to 4K @ 60Hz
      • MIPI-DSI (dual-channel) at up to 2560×1600 @ 60 Hz
      • eDP 1.3 (4-lane)
    • Camera – 2x MIPI-CSI (up to 13MP or dual 8MP); VOP (up to 5MP)
    • Audio – S/PDIF output, 8-channel I2S,HDMI and DP
    • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet
    • USB – 2x USB 3.0 host ports or 2x USB type C, 2x USB 2.0 host
    • 1x PCI-e x1
    • 5x SPI, 8x I2C, 100+ GPIOs
  • Power Supply – TBD
  • Dimensions – 84 x 55 mm

Ubuntu Core image is under development, but Android and Linux images are available now.

The emPAC-RK3399-EVB evaluation board has the same footprint of the SOM. It stacks on top of the module and mates with the em3399 via dual 120-pin connectors. The SOM3399 is layered between the carrier board on top and a heatsink on the bottom.

The emPAC-RK3399-EVB development board extends the em3399 with single Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3.0, and USB Type-C ports, as well as dual USB 2.0 ports. Media interfaces include an HDMI 2.0 port, an audio jack, and MIPI-CSI and eDP connectors.

There’s no indication if this is an open source board, but the boards are priced for smaller scale buyers and the RK3399 SoC has appeared mostly in open source hacker boards.

More information are available at em3399’s product page or at cnx-software’s post.

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