Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399Advantech’s “ROM-5780” and Engicam’s “SmarCore RK3399” SMARC 2.1 modules run Linux or Android on a Rockchip RK3399 with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, and non-compulsory provider boards.

Yesterday whereas researching Kontron’s fA3399 SMARC module, we have been unable to search out another Rockchip RK3399-based SMARCs on LinuxGizmos so we solid the Inter-net and located two extra. Advantech’s ROM-5780 seems to be current and Engicam’s SmarCore RK3399 is listed as “coming quickly.”

Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399 Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399
Advantech ROM-5780 (left) and Engicam SmarCore RK3399
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The Advantech and Engicam modules differ from Kontron’s fA3399 in that they undertake the standard 82 x 50mm “brief” spec fairly than the fA3399’s 82 x 80mm full-size variant of the SGET SMARC kind issue. Each modules additionally present the usual RK3399 SoC with 2x Cortex-A72 cores @ 1.8GHz and 4x -A53 cores @ 1.4GHz fairly than the extended-temp RK3399Ok utilized by the Kontron module, which clocks the cores to 2.0GHz and 1.6GHz, respectively. Each Rockchip fashions combine a quad-core Mali-T864 GPU.

Advantech ROM-5780

We are able to discover no announcement or media protection of the ROM-5780, however the product web page seems to have been posted in September and it confirmed up on this SGET web page on Oct 21. The module is designed for POS, merchandising, infotainment, and medical purposes and helps Debian Linux and Android.

The ROM-5780 ships with 2GB LPDDR4-1866, 8MB SPI NOR flash, and 16GB eMMC for the OS and bootloader. Like Kontron’s fA3399, the module helps twin GbE ports, one among them instantly through the RK3399.

Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399 Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399
ROM-5780 rear view and block diagram
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The intensive media interfaces embody HDMI 2.Zero at as much as 4096 x 2160 at 60Hz, DP 1.2 at as much as 4K @ 60Hz, eDP 1.3, and single-channel, 24-bit LVDS. Optionally, you’ll be able to take away the eDP and advance the LVDS to dual-channel.

The module is additional outfitted with 4-lane MIPI-DSI at as much as 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz, which is be “shared” with the 4-lane MIPI-CSI hyperlink. A 2-lane MIPI-CSI interface can be accessible so it seems you would both select DSI with 2-lane CSI or no DSI and 4-lane/2-lane CSI. A pair of I2S audio interfaces can be accessible.

The ROM-5780 additional allows SATA, SDIO, PCIe 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x USB 2.0, together with one OTG port. Extra I/Os embody 4x I2C, 12x GPIO, SPI, 4-wire UART, and 2x 2-wire UARTs, one among which can be utilized for debug.

The module has a 4.25~5.25VDC enter plus a watchdog, RTC, and non-compulsory TPM 2.0. There are Zero to 60°C and -20 to 85°C SKUs, every with 5~95% non-condensing relative humidity tolerance.

Equipment embody a warmth spreader, heatsink, energy adapter, antennas, cords, and cables. A few of these look like linked to not the module however to the non-compulsory, $283 ROM-DB5901-SWA1 ATX provider board. We noticed the board introduced because the ROM-DB5901 in assist of Advantech’s i.MX8M-based ROM-5720 SMARC module.

Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399 Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399
ROM-DB5901 and block diagram
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The 305 x 244mm ROM-DB5901 provides shoreline ports together with USB 3.Zero Kind-C, micro-USB 2.Zero OTG, USB 3.Zero and a pair of.Zero host, 2x GbE, and 2x RS-232/422/485 ports. There are additionally DisplayPort and HDMI 2.Zero ports, an SD slot, and twin audio jacks. Inner I/O contains 3x PCIe, M.2, MIPI DSI/CSI, CAN, SATA, and extra.

SmarCore RK3399


Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399

Engicam is a primarily Arm Linux targeted Italian OEM producer with distribution companions together with Avnet. The corporate presents over two dozen compute modules in SMARC, Qseven, EDIMM, and different kind components spanning quite a lot of NXP i.MX6 and that i.MX8 SoCs, in addition to Rockchip PX30, STM32MP1, Renesas RZ/G2E, and Intel Apollo Lake. The modules include provider boards and starter kits and can be found in varied panel PCs and an IoT gateway. This summer season, Engicam introduced a mission by Amarula Options to assist mainline Linux on Engicam merchandise.

The SmarCore RK3399 module helps the RK3399 with Linux and Android. Just like the ROM-5780, the module ships with 2GB RAM (on this case DDR3L) and 16GB eMMC.

Media I/O contains HDMI at as much as 4Kp60 plus 4-lane MIPI-DSI and dual-channel LVDS or eDP. There may be additionally a 2-lane MIPI-CSI interface and I2S for audio.

The SmarCore RK3399 is additional outfitted with 4x USB OTG 2.Zero and a single USB 3.Zero interface. Different I/O contains UART, I2C, SDIO, GPIO, and PCIe 2.1 x4. TPM might be added through SPI. The 5V module has a “client” working vary.

Advantech and Engicam launch SMARC modules with the RK3399
Engicam Multimedia 4K Starter Package SMARC provider element view for SmarCore RK3399 module
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The SmarCore RK3399 helps Gigabit Ethernet, though it’s unclear if it helps one or two ports. The module is offered with an non-compulsory Multimedia 4K Starter Package SMARC provider that has twin GbE ports.

The provider board was constructed primarily for Engicam’’s solely Intel-based product, an Apollo Lake-based SmarCore APL-x86 SMARC module. Different options embody 4x USB 3.Zero or 2.Zero ports, HDMI and DP, audio I/O, SD card, and a mini-PCIe slot with SIM card slot. There are additionally LVDS, MIPI, serial, and different onboard interfaces.

Additional info

No pricing or availability info was offered for Advantech’s ROM-5780 or Engicam’s “coming quickly” SmarCore RK3399. Extra info could also be discovered on Advantech’s ROM-5780 and Engicam’s SmarCore RK3399 product pages.