Orange Pi Launches Quad-Core Rockchip-Powered Various to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

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Embedded electronics specialist Orange Pi has launched a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4-compatible system-on-module (SOM) constructed across the Rockchip RK3566 system-on-chip — and it is referred to as, unsurprisingly, the Orange Pi Compute Module 4.

“Orange Pi Compute Module 4 is compact and highly effective sufficient for deep embedded functions,” the corporate claims of its newest launch, which is designed to be a pin-compatible drop-in substitute for Raspberry Pi’s Compute Module 4 household — although the corporate has additionally introduced an in-house service board, for these with out present funding within the CM4 ecosystem.

The guts of the module, delivered to our consideration by CNX Software program, is a Rockchip RK3566 system-on-chip, with a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor working at as much as 1.8GHz, a Mali-G52 2EE graphics processor with OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, and Vulkan 1.1 assist, an an “AI Fuel Pedal” RKNN neural community coprocessor providing a claimed 0.8 tera-operations per second (TOPS) at INT8 for machine studying workloads. A imaginative and prescient processor gives hardware-accelerated H.264/H.265/VP9 decoding at as much as 4k60, with encoders for 1080p100 H.265 or 1080p60 H.264.

There is a selection of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, relying on mannequin chosen, together with 8GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of on-board eMMC storage. All fashions include a radio module providing Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and an on-board gigabit Ethernet PHY. Different interfaces uncovered on the 2 high-density connectors on the underside of the board embrace SATA, PCI Categorical, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, a four-lane MIPI Digicam Serial Interface (CSI), an HDMI 2.0 interface with 4k60 assist, and one every of four-lane and two-lane MIPI Show Serial Interfaces (DSIs).

For many who do not have already got a service board at hand, the Orange Pi CM4 has an non-obligatory service designed to imitate the full-size Raspberry Pi kind issue, breaking out a two CSI and a single DSI port, three USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, micro-HDMI, analog audio, an M.2 M-key slot, microSD slot, and a 40-pin general-purpose enter/output (GPIO) header. On the software program aspect, the module is claimed to assist Android 11, Orange Pi’s in-house Arch- and OpenHarmony-based working methods, Huawei’s OpenHarmony 4.0 Beta 1, and a variety of Linux distributions together with Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Debian 11, and Debian 12.

A number of variants of the Orange Pi CM4 boards are listed on the market on Orange Pi’s AliExpress retailer, priced at $22.90 for the 1GB/8GB variant rising to $46.90 for the 8GB/64GB model; the service board is priced at $9.90. All costs embrace a claimed 30 per cent launch low cost.

Extra info is on the market on the Orange Pi web site.

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