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ROCK PI S v1.2

An extremely "rocking" mini computer for your projects!                    Get creative!! :-)

$9.99

An extremely "rocking" mini computer for your projects!                    Get creative!! :-)

  • Rockchip RK3308 Quad A35 64bit processor with built-in VAD
  • 256 / 512MB RAM versions
  • USB 2.0 OTG (type C) + USB 2.0 HOST (type A)
  • RJ45 10/100Mbit Ethernet
  • optional PoE (additional HAT required)
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 with external antenna connector
  • 26 pin GPIO header
  • 26 pin voice/audio header includes I2S, PCM, TDM, PDM, SPDIF, and HDMI ARC
  • Size 1.7x1.7inch (~38.1x38.1mm)
  • Debian, Ubuntu, Armbian and Slackware ARM support
  • Optional - ROCK Pi S on board storage version with 1Gb/2Gb/4Gb/8Gb SLC NAND flash (data protection in case of power failure)
  • Power demand idle: 0.5W / full load: 2.8W 
  • CPU does not need any heat management!

    FURTHER DETAILS ON ROCK PI S FROM STARTER TO DEVELOPER

    Main documentation page on Rock Pi S

    In depth technical details on Rock Pi S

    Getting started with Rock Pi S

    GPIO pinout of the Rock Pi S

    Development tips on the Rock Pi S


    Please check the variants and corresponding prices

     

    ROCK PI 4 Model A - Board only (without WLAN/ Bluetooth/ PoE)

    Rockchip RK3399 64bit hexa core based SBC

    Small form-factor, rich feature set, outstanding design and performance.

    $39.00

    Rockchip RK3399 64bit hexa core based SBC

    Small form-factor, rich feature set, outstanding design and performance.

    Rock Pi 4 is the perfect choice for your personal or business oriented projects.

    Rock Pi 4A product details

    64bit hexa core processor

    Dual Cortex-A72, freqency 1.8Ghz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4Ghz

    GPU 

    Mali T860MP4 gpu, supports OpenGL ES 1.1 /2.0 /3.0 /3.1 /3.2, Vulkan 1.0, Open CL 1.1 1.2, DX11.

    Memory LPDDR4 

    64bit dual channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s, 1GB/2GB or 4GB

    SPI Flash

    4MB SPI flash soldered - NVMe booting from SPI supported

    Storage eMMC module

    Optional industrial compatible high performance eMMC module, 16G/32G/64G/128G available

    Micro SD card

    uSD slot supports up to 128G uSD card

    M.2 SSD

    M.2 connector supports up to 2T M.2 NVME SSD

    note: M.2 extension board plus heat-sink is recommended for proper mounting on Rock Pi 4

    Display HDMI

    HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@60

    Peripherie

    MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector

    HDMI and MIPI DSI can work at the same time, support mirror mode or extend mode.

    Audio 3.5mm jack with mic

    HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio.

    Camera MIPI CSI

    MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 8MP camera

    USB 3.0 OTG x1

    hardware switch for host/device switch, upper one

    USB 3.0 HOST x1

    dedicated USB3.0 channel, lower one

    USB 2.0 HOST x2

    LAN

    GbE LAN

    IO 40-pin expansion header :

    - 1 x UART
    - 2 x SPI bus
    - 2 x I2C bus
    - 1 x PCM/I2S
    - 1 x SPDIF
    - 1 x PWM
    - 1 x ADC
    - 6 x GPIO
    - 2 x 5V DC power in
    - 2 x 3.3V power pin

    Others

    RTC battery connector for time backup (optional)

    Power USB PD

    Support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A

    Power Supply Qualcomm® Quick Charge™

    Support QC3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

    Size 85mm x 54mm

     

    Essentials You Need

    • ROCK PI, Model A or Model B
    • Power adapter with USB type C port equal or larger than 15W
    • MicroSD Card or eMMC module with eMMC-to-uSD adapter board
    • Keyboard & Mouse
    • Monitor with HDMI input

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    Additional information & Setup instructions

    https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4

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    ROCK PI 4 Model B - Board only (2,4/5GHz WLAN  Bluetooth 5.0)

    Rockchip RK3399 64bit hexa core based SBC

    Small form-factor, rich feature set, outstanding design and performance.

    $49.00

    Rockchip RK3399 64bit hexa core based SBC

    Small form-factor, rich feature set, outstanding design and performance.

    Rock Pi 4 is the perfect choice for your personal or business oriented projects.

    Rock Pi 4B product details

    RK3399 64bit hexa core processor

    Dual Cortex-A72, freqency 1.8Ghz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4Ghz

    GPU 

    Mali T860MP4 gpu, supports OpenGL ES 1.1 /2.0 /3.0 /3.1 /3.2, Vulkan 1.0, Open CL 1.1 1.2, DX11.

    Memory LPDDR4 

    64bit dual channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s, 1GB/2GB or 4GB

    SPI Flash

    4MB SPI flash soldered - NVMe booting from SPI supported

    Wifi/BT Antenna

    Wifi/BT with external antenna support*

    *an uFL connector must be soldered on the board, which will then disable the on board antenna. Connector and soldering service available in the store!

    Storage eMMC module

    Optional industrial compatible high performance eMMC module, 16G/32G/64G/128G available

    Micro SD card

    uSD slot supports up to 128G uSD card

    M.2 SSD

    M.2 connector supports up to 2T M.2 NVME SSD

    note: M.2 extension board plus heat-sink is recommended for proper mounting on Rock Pi 4

    Display HDMI

    HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@60

    Peripherie

    MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector

    HDMI and MIPI DSI can work at the same time, support mirror mode or extend mode.

    Audio 3.5mm jack with mic with improved mechanics

    HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio.

    Camera MIPI CSI

    MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 8MP camera

    USB 3.0 OTG x1

    hardware switch for host/device switch, upper one

    USB 3.0 HOST x1

    dedicated USB3.0 channel, lower one

    USB 2.0 HOST x2

    Ethernet GbE

    Network

    Wireless 802.11 ac wifi 2,4/5GHz

    Bluetooth 5.0

    LAN

    GbE LAN with PoE support

    additional HAT is required for powering from PoE

    IO 40-pin expansion header :

    - 1 x UART
    - 2 x SPI bus
    - 2 x I2C bus
    - 1 x PCM/I2S
    - 1 x SPDIF
    - 1 x PWM
    - 1 x ADC
    - 6 x GPIO
    - 2 x 5V DC power in
    - 2 x 3.3V power pin

    Others

    RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)

    Power USB PD

    Support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A

    Power Supply Qualcomm® Quick Charge™

    Support QC3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

    Size 85mm x 54mm

     

    Essentials You Need

    • ROCK PI, Model A or Model B
    • Power adapter with USB type C port equal or larger than 15W
    • MicroSD Card or eMMC module with eMMC-to-uSD adapter board
    • Keyboard & Mouse
    • Monitor with HDMI input

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    Additional information & Setup instructions

    https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4

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    ROCK PI 4 Model C 4GB - Board only (HDMI, DP, 2.4/5GHz WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0)
    New

    Rockchip RK3399 64bit hexa core based SBC

    With a small form-factor, dual screen, outstanding design and performance it is the perfect choice for your personal or business oriented projects.

    $59.00

    Rockchip RK3399 64bit hexa core based SBC

    With a small form-factor, dual screen, outstanding design and performance it is the perfect choice for your personal or business oriented projects.

    Rock Pi 4C 4GB product details

    RK3399 64bit hexa core processor

    Dual Cortex-A72, freqency 1.8Ghz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4Ghz

    GPU 

    Mali T860MP4 gpu, supports OpenGL ES 1.1 /2.0 /3.0 /3.1 /3.2, Vulkan 1.0, Open CL 1.1 1.2, DX11.

    Memory LPDDR4 

    64bit dual channel LPDDR4@3200Mb/s, 4GB

    SPI Flash

    4MB SPI flash soldered - NVMe booting from SPI supported

    Wifi/BT Antenna

    Wifi/BT with external antenna support*

    * it is only possible to use one option at a time. By default the on board antenna support is enabled!

    note: please check the optional external antenna connector at the bottom of this page

    Storage eMMC module

    Optional industrial compatible high performance eMMC module, 16G/32G/64G/128G available

    Micro SD card

    uSD slot supports up to 128G uSD card

    M.2 SSD

    M.2 connector supports up to 2T M.2 NVME SSD

    Display HDMI

    Micro HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@60 (Type D)

    Display DP

    Mini DP 1.2 up to 2560x1440@60

    pls note: Mini DP to HDMI is not supported. You can only convert Mini DP to DP connector.

    Peripherie

    MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector

    Any two of HDMI/DP/MIPI DSI can work at the same time, support mirror mode or extend mode.

    Audio 3.5mm jack with mic with improved mechanics

    HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio.

    Camera MIPI CSI

    MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 8MP camera

    USB 3.0 OTG x1

    hardware switch for host/device switch, upper one

    USB 3.0 HOST x1

    dedicated USB3.0 channel, lower one

    USB 2.0 HOST x2

    Ethernet GbE

    Network

    Wireless 802.11 ac wifi 2,4/5GHz

    Bluetooth 5.0

    LAN

    GbE LAN with PoE support

    additional HAT is required for powering from PoE

    IO 40-pin expansion header :

    - 1 x UART
    - 2 x SPI bus
    - 2 x I2C bus
    - 1 x PCM/I2S
    - 1 x SPDIF
    - 1 x PWM
    - 1 x ADC
    - 6 x GPIO
    - 2 x 5V DC power in
    - 2 x 3.3V power pin

    Others

    RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)

    Power USB PD

    Support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A

    Power Supply Qualcomm® Quick Charge™

    Support QC3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

    Size 85mm x 54mm

     

    Essentials You Need

    • ROCK PI, Model A/B or Model C
    • Power adapter with USB type C port equal or larger than 15W
    • MicroSD Card or eMMC module with eMMC-to-uSD adapter board
    • Keyboard & Mouse
    • Monitor with HDMI input

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    Additional information & Setup instructions

    https://wiki.radxa.com/Rockpi4

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    Rock PI N10     RK3399pro
    $99.00 Sold Out

    Designed for AI apps and solutions based on Rockchip RK3399pro

    VMARC RK3399pro SOM based design (SMARC industrial interface standard 2.0)

    $99.00 Sold Out

    Designed for AI apps and solutions based on Rockchip RK3399pro

    VMARC RK3399pro SOM based design (SMARC industrial interface standard 2.0)

    Extensively equipped and flexible carrier board for a wide range of industrial and AI use cases

    New additional M.2 Key E Interface enables the use of extension modules based on the PIG standard. (e.g. WiFi, 4G/5G )

    Dual boot option

    Dual Screen feature

    ROCK PI N10 Specifications

    Rockchip RK3399Pro

    Dual Cortex-A72, frequency 1.8Ghz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4Ghz

    Mali T860MP4 gpu, OpenGL ES 1.1 /2.0 /3.0 /3.1 /3.2, Vulkan 1.0, Open CL 1.1 1.2, DX1

    Support 8bit/16bit computing, up to 3.0TOPs computing power

    Memory

    LPDDR3 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s

    Storage

    eMMC 5.1

    uSD card  (uSD slot supports up to 128G uSD card)

    M.2 SSD  (M.2 connector supports up to 2T M.2 NVME SSD)

    Display

    -HDMI
    Full size HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@60(Type A)

    -MIPI DSI
    MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector

    - EDP 1.2

    HDMI and MIPI DSI or HDMI and EDP can work at the same time, supports mirrored or extended mode.

    Audio

    3.5mm jack with mic
    HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96kHz audio.

    Camera

    MIPI CSI
    MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, supports up to 800MP camera

    Wireless

    None
    Optional ROCK Pi Wireless Module

    USB

    USB 3.0 OTG x1
    hardware switch for host/device function setting

    USB 2.0 HOST x2

    Ethernet

    GbE LAN with PoE support
    additional HAT is required for powering from PoE

    IO 40-pin expansion header :
    - 1 x UART
    - 2 x SPI bus
    - 2 x I2C bus
    - 1 x PCM/I2S
    - 1 x SPDIF
    - 1 x PWM
    - 1 x ADC
    - 6 x GPIO
    - 2 x 5V DC power in
    - 2 x 3.3V power pin

    Others

    RTC
    RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)

    Power

    USB PD
    Support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A

    Qualcomm® Quick Charge™
    Support QC3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

    Size 100mm x 100mm

     

    Essentials You Need

    • ROCK PI N10
    • Power adapter with USB type C port equal or larger than 15W
    • MicroSD Card larger than 8GB
    • Keyboard & Mouse
    • Monitor with HDMI input
    • opt. USB to TTL serial cable
    • opt. USB Male A to Male A cable

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    Additional information & Setup instructions

    https://wiki.radxa.com/RockpiN10

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    Rock PI E -- ON STOCK NOW!
    New

    ROCK PI E is the latest member in the Rockchip based Rock Pi family

    Powered by Rockchip RK3328 64bit quad core CPU, this SBC provides a lot of outstanding features.

    $15.00

    ROCK PI E is the latest member in the Rockchip based Rock Pi family

    Powered by Rockchip RK3328 64bit quad core CPU, this SBC provides a lot of outstanding features.

    With 256MB up to 2GB DDR3 RAM, uSD and eMMC interface, USB3.0, dual ethernet and wireless connectivity at the size of 2.5x2.2inch (56x65mm) the

    Rock Pi E is a perfect fit for IoT and networking applications.

    The SBC´s flexibility is expandable with optional eMMC 5.1 modules or a PoE hat for network powering the board.

    Feature HATs will continue to increase functionality and possible use cases of this SBC.

    No heat management needed.

    Technical Details:

    Processor

    Rockchip RK3328 SOC Quad-core Cortex A53 up to 1.5GHz

    Neon and FPU co-processor with shared L2 Cache

    Mali-450MP4 GPU

    RAM

    256MB/512MB/1GB/2GB

    Networking

    1x Gigabit ETH

    1x 100Mbit ETH

    WIFI a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 (only 512MB version)

    WIFI a/c  + Bluetooth 4.2

    WIFI a/c  + Bluetooth 4.2 + PoE (only 1GB/2GB version)

    Interfaces

    USB A 3.0 Connector

    Audio connector

    USB C connector for power

    USB - OTG interface via GPIO (pls check the optional USB ->OTG cable)

    Storage

    TF card interface (up to 128GB)

    eMMC 5.1 interface

    Rock Pi X
    New
    $49.00

    ROCK PI X Model B

    The long awaited Intel based member of the Rock Pi family is finally available. Perfect for IoT applications based on Windows or Linux OS

    $49.00

    ROCK PI X Model B

    The long awaited Intel based member of the Rock Pi family is finally available. Perfect for IoT applications based on Windows or Linux OS

    Processor

    64bit Quad Core X86 Processor
    Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail
    Quad-core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.84 GHz (Turbo)
    Intel Gen8 HD graphics @ 500 MHz

    Memory

    LPDDR3
    64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 1GB/2GB/4GB optional

    Storage

    eMMC module (Optional industrial compatible high performance eMMC module, 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB available)
    μSD card (μSD slot supports up to 128 GB μSD card)

    Display

    HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@30

    HDMI EDID feature for proper display detection

    Audio

    3.5mm jack with mic
    HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96KHz audio.

    Wireless

    802.11 ac wifi
    Bluetooth 4.2
    with on board antenna and external antenna support.

    USB

    USB 3.0 OTG X1, hardware switch for host/device switch, lower one
    USB 2.0 HOST X3

    Ethernet

    GbE LAN with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support
    additional HAT is required for powering from PoE

    IO

    40-pin expansion header
    2 x UART
    2 x SPI bus
    2 x I2C bus
    1 x PCM/I2S
    1 x SPDIF
    2 x PWM
    1 x ADC
    6 x GPIO
    2 x 5V DC power in
    2 x 3.3V DC power in

    Other

    RTC
    RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)

    Power

    USB PD, support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A.
    Qualcomm® Quick ChargeTM: Supports QC 3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

    Size

    85mm x 54mm

    The purchase of the related heat sink is recommended!

    Rock Pi X heatsink

     

    PENTA SATA KIT for ROCK PI 4 (with pre order reward)
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    PENTA SATA KIT for Rock Pi 4

    Easily build your own PCIe based NAS / Media-server with a Rock Pi 4

    See how to assemble the Kit here: https://youtu.be/cwWkUQFGdm8

    *Pre order award (free 60W DC power supply) - limited stock available now!

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    PENTA SATA KIT for Rock Pi 4

    Easily build your own PCIe based NAS / Media-server with a Rock Pi 4

    See how to assemble the Kit here: https://youtu.be/cwWkUQFGdm8

    *Pre order award (free 60W DC power supply) - limited stock available now!

    Description

    • mount up to 4x 2.5" HDD or SSD (max height 9.5mm) + 1x ext HDD or SSD
    • esatap connector for external SSD/HDD
    • Software RAID 0/1/5
    • HDD/SSD status LED online/activity/fault
    • Utilizes PCIe gen2 4 lanes interface on Rock Pi 4
    • DC power input for Rock Pi 4, 4x 2.5inch sata drives and 1x esatap 2.5 or 3.5" HDD/SSD
    • HDD suspend mode supported
    • UASP support
    • Internal capacity up to 32TB (e.g. 4x 8TB SSD)
    • PWM controlled fan for HDD heat dispatching
    • OLED display for IP Address/Storage info
    • does only work with Rock Pi 4
    • huge heat-sink for Rock Pi 4 included (30% bigger)
    • easy to set up and run
    • Size (L/W/H) 94 x 70 x 175 mm

    Product Content

    • PENTA SATA HAT board
    • SATA HAT Top board, management board including OLED status display and active cooling
    • HAT connector cable
    • ecoPI Penta Sata case (aluminum)
    • High performance ribbon data cable and connector
    • heat sink for Rock Pi 4

    What is so special?

    • smaller than a bottle of Coke
    • fits into the smallest book shelf
    • PCIe gen2 based SATA interface
    • PWM controlled fan
    • high internal capacity up to 16TB (e.g. 4x 4TB SSD)
    • economically as a surveillance system
    • fast as media server / cloud server
    • backup server for your home
    • OLED display for status information
    • Backup your NAS with e.g. an external 3.5" esatap powered drive of your choice!
    • nice lean design

    IMPORTANT:

    You need to use a 12V (>=5A) >=60W DC Power supply to run this NAS!

    Rock Pi 4 A/B 4GB is recommended (Rock Pi 4 Model C is not supported)

    eMMC is needed to boot the device

    Just add your Rock Pi 4 and eMMC to this kit and your blasting NAS is complete! 

    QUAD SATA KIT for Raspberry PI
    New
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    QUAD SATA HAT KIT for your Raspberry Pi 4

    Easily build your own NAS / Media-server based on Raspberry Pi 4

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    QUAD SATA HAT KIT for your Raspberry Pi 4

    Easily build your own NAS / Media-server based on Raspberry Pi 4

    Description

    • mount up to 4x 2.5" HDD or SSD (max height 9.5mm)
    • Software RAID 0/1/5
    • HDD/SSD status LED online/activity/fault
    • Utilizes two independent USB3 buses on Raspberry Pi 4
    • DC Type (5.5/2.5) power input with support for 2.5inch drives and Raspberry Pi 4
    • HDD suspend mode supported
    • UASP support
    • Capacity up to 16TB (e.g. 4x 4TB SSD)
    • PWM controlled fan for HDD heat dispatching
    • OLED display for IP Address/Storage info
    • does only work with Raspberry Pi 4
    • easy to set up and run
    • Size (L/W/H) 94 x 70 x 173 mm

    Product Content

    • Quad SATA HAT board
    • SATA HAT Top board, management board including OLED status display and active cooling
    • HAT connector cable
    • ecoPI Quad Sata case (aluminum)
    • USB3.0 dual bus connector
    • heat sink kit with PWM fan for Raspberry Pi 4

    What is so special?

    • smaller than a bottle of Coke
    • fits into the smallest book shelf
    • low noise PWM fan
    • high capacity up to 16TB
    • economic as surveillance system
    • fast as media server
    • backup server for your home
    • OLED display for basic status information
    • nice lean design

    IMPORTANT:

    You need to use a >=40W 12V DC Power supply to run this NAS!

    Raspberry Pi 4 2/4GB is recommended

    Just add your Raspberry Pi 4 to this Kit and your NAS is complete and it really looks great!

    Rock Pi S PoE HAT
    New
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    Power your Rock Pi S and export additional features via this PoE hat!
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    Power your Rock Pi S and export additional features via this PoE hat!

    Features:

    • 802.3af standard up to 10W (5V2A)
    • headphone jack exported
    • PDM mic array connector exported (ribbon connector)
    • 12V power output with screw terminal
    • EEPROM for HAT identity and driver probe
    • compact form factor
    • fits the optional Rock Pi S case

    Product content:

    • Rock Pi S PoE HAT
    • spacers and screws

     Please update to the latest firmware for full feature support!

    ROCK PI 802.3at PoE HAT
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    Power your ROCK PI 4B with the ROCK PI 802.3at PoE HAT
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    Power your ROCK PI 4B with the ROCK PI 802.3at PoE HAT

    Specs:

    • compliant to the 802.3at standard with 23W
    • PWM controlled fan with up to 12000rpm
    • completely redesigned with performance and heat management in mind
    • very low profile allows usage in smaller housings (fits the ecoPI PRO LP case)
    • alternate variant with GPIO pin pass through available
    • attractive price

     

     

    ROCK PI 4x - M.2 Extension board v1.6
    New
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    Divert the M.2 interface of the ROCK PI 4 by mounting this extension board

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    Divert the M.2 interface of the ROCK PI 4 by mounting this extension board

    Works with all ROCK PI Models 4A / 4B / 4C

    Must be used with Rock Pi 4 heat sink (or ecoPI PRO cases) for proper mount together with Rock Pi 4

    The new M.2 Extension board v1.6 was improved based on the community feedback.

    Improvements:

    Gold plated connectors for stable data transmission

    In the previous version the connectors where simple FPC connectors. They could easy break, and the ribbon cable could be mounted wrong. The connectors do not only avoid the cable to be plugged in wrongly, it also has a lock to avoid displacement of the connector.

    Improved Ribbon cable with mounted gold plated connectors on both sides 

    The previous ribbon cable was always a subject to discussions. People complained that the cable was not providing stable data transmission, because the connection via FPC connector was not precise and well enough. They also said interference could happen because no ground lines where used for isolation inside of the ribbon cable.

    Both issues have been addressed. Not only does the cable now have gold plated connectors on both sides, the layout also takes very much care about the shielding between the high speed data lines. Smart arrangement makes sure that no data is lost. The connectors do have additional springs to ensure a stable connection even when the board is moved.

    The only disadvantage now is the fact, that the cable length can not easily be adjusted with replacement cables anymore. 

    Redesigned interface board to the M.2 connector of Rock Pi 4

    One of the sometimes complicated things was mounting the small interface board because it interfered a bit when the eMMC module on the bottom side of the board was mounted. I did not have any negative effects, though many thought it was not possible to mount them together.

    The newley updated M.2 extension board with its updated features and specs will make the PCIe experience on your Rock Pi 4 leading edge!

    Product includes:

    • M.2 Extension board
    • Mini PCB adapter for the connection to the on-board M.2 socket
    • High performance ribbon cable
    • Mounting bolts and screws

     

     


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