Orange Pi launched its First SBC based on Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 SoC

By on February 3, 2018
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Shenzhen Xunlong has launched its first Rockchip based Orange Pi single-board computer with the $109 Orange Pi RK3399.

The Rockchip RK3399 features two Cortex-A72 cores that are here clocked to up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 cores, which on other RK3399 boards are typically clocked at up to 1.42GHz. There’s also a high-end ARM Mali-T864 GPU. Other RK3399 SBCs include Firefly’s Firefly-RK3399 and similarly open source Rockchip RK3399 Sapphire, as well as the Videostrong VS-RD-RK3399, but the Orange Pi SBC is the most affordable of the lot.

The Orange Pi RK3399 is also the only one of these SBCs with mSATA, and you can have dual mSATA drives if you dedicate the mini-PCIe slot to mSATA instead of LTE. The SBC stands out with its sensor array, which includes a Gyro, G-Sensor, Compass, HALL sensor, and light sensor.

One reason for the lower price is that you’re limited to 2GB of DDR3 compared to the 4GB LPDDR3 on the Sapphire and the up to 4GB DDR3 on the Firefly. You also get 16GB eMMC instead of 8GB on the Sapphire and 16GB or 32GB on the Firefly.

Specifications listed for the Orange Pi RK3399 include:

Processor — Rockchip RK3399 (2x Cortex-A72 at up to 2.0GHz, 4x Cortex-A53); Mali-T860 GPU
o 16GB eMMC flash
o MicroSD slot
o mSATA interface (plus optional 2nd interface via mini-PCIe)
o HDMI 2.0 out port with audio for up to 4K at 60Hz
o HDMI input port
o DisplayPort 1.2 with audio for up to 4K at 60Hz
o 2x MIPI-DSI at up to 2560×1600 at 60fps
o eDP 1.3 (4-lane)
o 2x MIPI-CSI (up to 13MP)
o 3.5mm analog audio I/O jack
o SPDIF output
o Mic input with mic array interface
o Speaker with 1.5W per channel
o I2S 8-channel audio I/O
o HDMI and DP (see Display above)
o 802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band 2×2 MIMO (Broadcom AP6356S)
o Bluetooth 4.1 with BLE (Broadcom AP6356S)
o SIM card slot
o IR receiver module
Networking — Gigabit Ethernet port (Realtek RTL8211E)
Other I/O:
o USB 3.0 Type-C port
o 4x USB 2.0 host ports
o Serial console debug
o Reserved 4x I2C, 5x GPIO, 2x UART, SPI
o 40-pin expansion header
o Mini-PCIe slot for USB, LTE, or mSATA
Other features — Power, reset, recovery, menu, return, volume buttons; LEDs; Sensors: Gyro, Gyro/G-Sensor, Compass, HALL sensor, light sensor
Power — 12V at 2A and 5V at 2A inputs via via DC jacks (also supports 5V at 2A via USB Type-C); 2x 7.4V batteries; PMIC
Weight — 99 gm
Dimensions — 129 x 99 mm
Operating system – Android 6.0 and Debian 9

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