NanoPC T4 – A Powerful High End Raspberry Pi alternative

FriendlyElec (FriendlyArm) NanoPC T4 Board Powered By RK3399 Processor

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NanoPC-T4 | Introduction

The NanoPC-T4 is by far the smallest RK3399 based high-performance SBC ARM board with popular ports and interfaces. Its software is fully based on open source, measuring only 100 x 64 mm. It comes with 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC flash, onboard 2.4G & 5G dual-band WiFi module and a full standard M.2 PCIe interface which supports an NVME SSD high-speed hard drive. The NanoPC-T4 supports GPU and VPU acceleration and works with Android 7.1 and Lubuntu Desktop.

As for onboard interfaces, the NanoPC-T4 has a MIPI-CSI dual camera interface, a MIPI-DSI and an EDP display interfaces, and an HDMI 2.0 interface. It has Type-C/DP, USB 3.0, USB2.0, MicroSD, Gbps Ethernet port, 3.5mm audio jack, infrared receiver, AD input, serial debug interface and a 40Pin RPi compatible connector.

In the graphics and video arena, The T4 is equipped with RK3399 SoC that has an internal Mali-T860 GPU which has powerful capabilities of processing 3D and HD H.265/H2.64 video streams. It supports dual camera inputs, dual ISP interface capable of doing image processing up to 13MPix/s. The NanoPC-T4 is a perfect platform for AI and deep learning applications. It can be widely used in advertisement machines, game machines, video conference applications, surveillance systems, clusters, VR/AR applications, machine vision applications and etc.For more information about the product you are welcome to check the FriendlyElec (FirednlyARM) website link posted below:

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NanoPC-T4 | Front view

NanoPC-T4 | Back view

Main Highlights:

  1. Powerful RK3399 CPU: Dual-Core Cortex-A72 + Quad-Core Cortex-A53
  2. High-performance Mali-T864 GPU: Perfect for VR/AR/AI applications
  3. Support Dual OS Booting
  4. M.2 M-Key PCIe x4 socket
  5. Dual-Channel 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  6. 802.11AC Dual Band WiFi Support
  7. USB 3.0 Port x1
  8. Type-C/DP Port x1
  9. Gbps Ethernet port x1
  10. HDMI 2.0 – 4K x 2K @60 fps
  11. MIPI-CSI x2 – Support Dual Camera
  12. Supported OS: Android 7.1 and Lubuntu Desktop.



NanoPC-T4 Specification:

  • SoC: Rockchip RK3399
    • CPU: big.LITTLE,Dual-Core Cortex-A72(up to 2.0GHz) + Quad-Core Cortex-A53(up to 1.5GHz)
    • GPU: Mali-T864 GPU,supports OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1, OpenVG1.1, OpenCL, DX11, and AFBC
    • VPU: 4K VP9 and 4K 10bits H265/H264 60fps decoding, Dual VOP, etc
  • PMU: RK808-D PMIC, cooperated with independent DC/DC, enabling DVFS, software power-down, RTC wake-up, system sleep mode
  • RAM: Dual-Channel 4GB LPDDR3-1866
  • Flash: 16GB eMMC 5.1 Flash
  • Ethernet: Native Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi/BT: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo module, dual antenna interface
  • Video Input: two 4-Lane MIPI-CSI, dual ISP, up to 13MPix/s,supports simultaneous input of dual camera data
  • Video output
    • HDMI: HDMI 2.0a, supports [email protected],HDCP 1.4/2.2
    • DP on Type-C: DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode on USB Type-C
    • LCD Interface: one eDP 1.3(4-Lane,10.8Gbps), one 4-Lane MIPI-DSI
  • Audio Out: 3.5mm Dual channel headphone jack, or HDMI
  • Audio In: Onboard microphone
  • USB 2.0: 2 independent native USB 2.0 Host A interfaces
  • USB 3.0: 1 native USB 3.0 Host A type interface
  • USB Type-C: Supports USB3.0 Type-C and DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode on USB Type-C
  • PCIe: One M.2 M-Key PCIe x4 socket, compatible with PCIe 2.1, Dual operation mode; Onboard M3 PCB nut for mounting M.2 2280 module
  • microSD Slot x 1
  • 40Pin GPIO Extension ports:
    • 1 X 3V/1.8V I2C, up to 2 x 3V UART, 1 X 3V SPI, 1 x SPDIF_TX, up to 8 x 3V GPIOs
    • 1 x 1.8V I2S, 3 x 1.8V GPIOs
  • ADC: 3 x 1.8V ADC inputs, 5 Pin 2.54mm header
  • Debug: one Debug UART, 4 Pin 2.54mm header, 3V level, 1500000bps
  • Keys: PowerKey, Reset, MASKROM(BOOT), Recovery
  • LED: 1 x power LED and 1 x GPIO Controlled LED
  • IR receiver: Onboard IR receiver, Accepts 38KHz carrier frequency
  • RTC Battery: 2 Pin 1.27/1.25mm RTC battery input connector
  • Cooling: two 2.5mm PCB nuts for mounting heat sink; 3 Pin 12V cooling fan interface with PWM
  • Power supply: DC 12V/2A
  • PCB: Ten Layer, 100 mm x 64 mm
  • Ambient Operating Temperature: 0℃ to 80℃


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