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8-Core, Qualcomm-Powered SBC Ready To Tackle Raspberry Pi, Includes Installed RP2040

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 Thunderberry5 SBC

( Photo credit history: Make My Board/ Luigi Grasso)

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.


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