Khadas is launching an upgraded model of its VIM1 SBC Arm-powered SBC, which launched in 2016. The brand new VIM1S, as reported by CNX Software program (opens in new tab), is a low-powered board that would nonetheless give the Raspberry Pi 4 (opens in new tab) a run for its cash within the low-power computing sector.
In comparison with different boards introduced just lately, such because the Radxa CM5 (opens in new tab) and even Khadas’ personal VIM4 (opens in new tab), the VIM1S seems to be underpowered, with an Amlogic S905Y4 quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 CPU operating at as much as 2.0 GHz and simply 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Nonetheless, lots will depend upon the worth at which it turns into out there. The onboard GPU is a Mali-G31 MP2 unit that may decode H.265, AV1, VP9 and AVS2 as much as 4Kp60, plus H.264 as much as 4Kp30. As well as, 4 simultaneous streams may be decoded at 1080p 60fps.
The total specs of the board have not been printed but, however we do comprehend it options an Ethernet port (described as ‘quick’) and a pair of USB 2 ports, however no USB 3 past a Kind-C port additionally used for energy (there is a separate four-pin energy connector if wanted) however which can not output video. There’s additionally a 40-pin GPIO array stated to be Raspberry Pi-compatible, and each Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wi-fi connections, with an exterior antenna that is a particular a part of the board.
There’s additionally a 30-pin FPC connector on the underside of the board, plus each embedded eMMC flash and a Micro-SD card for storage. A full-size HDMI 2.1 port may be seen within the pictures launched. The board measures simply 82mm x 58mm (3.2in x 2.2in), making it roughly the identical dimension as a Raspberry Pi 4.
The board is being marketed on its low energy necessities. “Our VIM1 single board pc has usually been a low-cost and power-efficient answer for a lot of Makers and OEM builders,” reads Khadas’ weblog publish (opens in new tab) saying the board. “The much-loved Amlogic S905X SoC sipped energy and in lots of circumstances did not even require a heatsink to perform usually. The upgraded VIM1S … integrates a brand new SoC with comparable energy necessities, however a lot improved processing and GPU efficiency.”
Extra details about the brand new board shall be launched quickly.
|CPU||Amlogic S905Y4 quad-core Arm Cortex-A35 @ as much as 2.0 GHz||Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz|
|GPU||Arm Mali-G31 MP2||Broadcom VideoCore VI|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR4 @ 1176 MHz||1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4 @ 3200MHz|
|HDMI||1x 2.1 full-size, as much as 4K @ 60 Hz with HDR, CEC, HDCP 2.2/2.3||2 × micro-HDMI ports (as much as 4kp60 supported)|
|USB||2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB kind C port for energy and USB units (no video)||2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.|
|Wi-fi||Twin-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 with IPEX connector and antenna||2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wi-fi, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE|
|GPIO||40-pin Raspberry Pi appropriate header with USB, UART, I2C, ADC, PWM, JTAG, I2S||40-pin|
|Dimensions||82mm x 58mm||85.6mm x 56.5mm|