This Low Cost Raspberry Pi 4B Alternative Provides Two Unmatched Features

Radxa, a Brazilian developer of single-board computers (SBCs), has began gross sales of its Rock Pi 4C SBC that’s designed for ultra-cheap ultra-compact techniques.

The Radxa Rock Pi 4C SBC is predicated on the Rockchip RK3399 system-on-chip (SoC) that was initially designed for cheap Google Android tablets and therefore has a fairly first rate function set and efficiency. The board might doubtlessly power an entry-level home-theater or leisure PCs challenge or a ‘typewriter-class’ office PC that doesn’t want vital efficiency.

The Rockchip RK3399 SoC packs two high-performance Arm Cortex-A72 cores working at as much as 1.80GHz, 4 energy-efficient Arm Cortex-A53 cores working at as much as 1.40GHz, Arm Mali-T864 GPU, in addition to a multimedia engine that helps {hardware} decoding of contemporary video codecs utilized by streaming providers, together with MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264/MPEG4-AVC, H.265/HEVC, VC-1, VP9, VP8, and MVC.

Universal SBC

The Rock Pi 4C SBC comes with 4GB (or much less) LPDDR4 memory onboard, an optionally available eMMC storage module (as much as 128GB), and might help a microSD card or an M.2 SSD (as much as 2TB, PCIe 2.1 interface) SSD. On the connectivity facet of issues, the board features Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB 3.0 Kind-A ports (2.0 and 3.0), a mini HDMI 2.0a output (supporting 4Kp60), a mini DisplayPort 1.2, a GPIO header, a 3.5-mm audio connector, and a USB-C connector for power.

The SBC measures simply 85x54mm and might match into numerous chassis and is appropriate with numerous equipment, together with these designed by Radxa itself.

As for software program help, the Rock Pi 4C SBC can work with numerous Linux working techniques in addition to Google’s Android together with choose variations of Google’s Android TV.

The Radxa’s Rock Pi 4C SBCs is on the market now from a wide range of retailers, together with Amazon (for $110) in addition to AllNetChina (for $59).