The marketplace is full of Raspberry Pi duplicates that assure to be quicker, more affordable or have even more ports. Nevertheless, the majority of these single-board computer systems utilize economical cpus from lower-end brand names such as RockChip as well as Mediatek. A brand-new gamer, the Thunderberry5, makes use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, the exact same brand name discovered in several significant brand name phones, tablet computers as well as Arm-powered laptop computers.
An upcoming board from French firm MakeMyBoard, Thunderberry5 asserts to be “the initial Raspberry Pi-like SBC based upon Qualcomm AI-CPU” as well as powering the program is a Qualcomm QCS610 Snapdragon. The Kryo 460 Octa-core CPU is powered by 2 Gold 2.2 GHz cores, as well as 6 Silver 1.8 GHz cores. That seems like it would certainly be quicker than the 1.5 to 1.8-GHz CPU in the Raspberry Pi 4 B, however we would not understand without a doubt without screening.
The SoC’s Qualcomm AI Engine (AI Heap as well as Neural Handling Engine) offers the power for basic AI responsibilities, making the board an intriguing system for artificial intelligence as well as robotics. Video responsibilities are performed by an Adreno 612, clocked at as much as 845 MHz. Thunderberry5 features 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM as well as 64GB of eMMC 5.1 on which the OS selections are presently Android 10 or Yocto ingrained Linux.
The curveball with this board is the ingrained RP2040 microcontroller. An ingrained microcontroller isn’t brand-new. We have actually evaluated Seeed’s Odyssey as well as LattePanda 3 Delta, each of which had an Intel CPU as well as an Arduino suitable Atmel microcontroller. Yet, this is the initial board that we have actually encountered to include the RP2040 as an ingrained microcontroller.
In the block layout, we can see that the “RP4020”– definitely a typo for RP2040– is attached to a 2 x 20 pin header GPIO classified “HAT_conn”. We can not determine if this is pin suitable with the most effective Raspberry Pi HATs as well as we have actually called the job maker for explanation. We can see in the block layout that the RP2040 is baked right into the board as well as makes use of a USB 2 to serial user interface for interaction. This indicates that it will certainly look like a gadget to the underlying Linux os.
|SoC||Qualcomm QCS610 Snapdragon|
|Row 1 – Cell 0||Kryo 460: 64-bit Octa-cores, 2x Gold (2.2 GHz) + 6x Silver (1.8 GHz)|
|Row 2 – Cell 0||GPU: Adreno 612 @ as much as 845MHz|
|Row 3 – Cell 0||AI: Qualcomm AI Engine/ QUALCOMM AI HEAP as well as Qualcomm ® Neural Handling Engine SDK|
|Storage Space||64GB eMMC 5.1,|
|Show||HDMI 1.4 1920 x 1200 @ 60fps|
|Row 7 – Cell 0||TFT DSI DPHY 1.2 2520 x 1080 @ 60fps|
|Video Clip||Decode 4K30 HEVC/VP9|
|Row 9 – Cell 0||Inscribe 4k30 HEVC|
|Row 11 – Cell 0||802.11 a/b/g/ n/ac Wi-Fi|
|Row 12 – Cell 0||Bluetooth|
|Row 13 – Cell 0||4 x USB 3|
|Row 14 – Cell 0||USB C (5V power just)|
|Sound||Qualcomm WCD9341 codec|
|Row 16 – Cell 0||+ Qualcomm WSA8810 Audio Speaker Amplifier 1W|
|Row 17 – Cell 0||Earphone Jack|
|Sensing Units/ Inputs||Microphone|
|Row 19 – Cell 0||LSM6DSOTR Gyroscope/ Accelerometer|
Apart from the specifications as well as some photos, we do not understand excessive regarding this Raspberry Pi rival, however we have actually called the maker to find out more regarding Thunderberry5. In the meantime, the rate as well as launch day are a secret, however we will certainly upgrade this tale once we have even more info.