Rock Pi X: A Tiny Windows / Linux Mini PC SBC Starting at $39
The Rock Pi X is a new affordable Raspberry Pi alternative with an Intel Cherry Trail processor that costs less than US$40 developed by the Radaxa company. It comes with an identical smaller form-factor as the Raspberry Pi board series, meaning with the exact PCB dimensions of 85 x 52 mm and hole distances. Powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 CPU that is very cost-effective with low consumption.
The ROCK Pi X comes in two models, Model A and Model B, each model has 1GB, 2GB or 4GB ram options. For the detailed difference of Model A and Model B starting from US$20-$39 for the basic editions, and US$75 for the most expensive model with LPDDR3 RAM priced at US$75.
All Rock Pi X low and high-end editions feature an Intel Cherry Trail quad-core processor Z8300, 64bit dual channel 1866Mb/s LPDDR3, up to [email protected] HDMI, MIPI DSI, eDP, MIPI CSI, 3.5mm jack with mic, 802.11 ac WIFI, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Port, GbE LAN, 40-pin color expansion header, RTC. Also, ROCK Pi X supports USB PD and QC powering.
The Rock Pi X 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible header too and supports several OSs, mainly Windows 10 and Debian, Ubuntu. Other Linux distributions are also expected to come out in the near future, but there is no specific time frame when images will be developed.
If you are seeking low-cost, hardware–based, on X86 architecture to set up as small, low power mini PC desktop workstation for home and office applications, and not only for youth development, then this product is definitely worth considering.
|Model||ROCK PI X Model A||ROCK PI X Model B|
|Processor||64bits 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
64bit dual channel [email protected]/s, 1GB/2GB/4GB optional
|Storage||eMMC module (Optional industrial compatible high performance eMMC module, 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB available)
μSD card (μSD slot supports up to 128 GB μSD card)
|Display||HDMI 2.0 up to [email protected]
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 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 800 MP camera.|
|Wireless||None||802.11 ac wifi
with onboard antenna and external antenna support.
|USB||USB 3.0 OTG X1, hardware switch for host/device switch, a lower one USB 2.0 HOST X3|
|Ethernet||GbE LAN||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
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|
Rock Pi X | Front view
Rock Pi X | Rearview
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