As a way to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023, Radxa recently launched the ROCK 5A single board computer (SBC), which is powered by an octa-core Rockchip RK3588S Cortex-A76/A55 CPU and up to 16GB of RAM.
Two micro HDMI connectors, a 3.5mm AV port, a microSD card, a 40-pin GPIO header, four USB ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet connection are all available on the Radxa ROCK 5A (also known as ROCK5 Model A). Both the MIPI CSI camera connection and the MIPI DSI connector are present. Additionally, Radxa added other features like an M.2 socket for a WLAN module (because there isn't one on board) and connections for eMMC memory modules.
The new board is based on the Rockchip RK3588S system-on-chip (SoC), which features four Arm Cortex-A76 cores operating at 2.2-2.4GHz along with four additional, lower-power Cortex-A55 cores operating at 1.8GHz. There is a neural processing unit (NPU) accelerator with a claimed compute performance of six trillion operations per second (TOPS) at INT4 precision, as well as a choice of 4GB, 8GB, or an impressive 16GB of LPDDR4x memory modules. The ARm Mali G610 MC4 graphics processor supports OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.2, and Vulkan 1.2.
The Rock 5A features a four-lane MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) connection with hardware video decoding of H.265/H.264/AV1/AVS2 at up to 8k60, as well as two micro-HDMI video outputs, one of which supports 8k60 and the other 4k60 output. An eMMC connection, an M.2 E-key slot for high-speed storage, a microSD slot, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one of which may be utilised as a USB On-The-Go (OGT) port, and a gigabit Ethernet port are all included on a single physical MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI) chip.
The ROCK 5A will only be available in Q2 2023 and will cost significantly less than the more expensive ROCK 5B, which retails for $129.00 (4GB RAM) to $189. (16GB RAM). When the board becomes available, you can buy it directly from us - Rock 5 Model A SBC Board