Model ROCK PRO ROCK LITE
System
CPU ARM Cortex-A9 quad core @ 1.6Ghz
Memory 2GB DDR3 @ 800Mhz 1GB DDR3 @ 800Mhz
Storage 8GB Nand Flash, Micro-SD SDXC up to 128GB Micro-SD SDXC up to 128GB
Display and Graphics
GPU Mali400-mp4@533Mhz, OpenGL ES 2.0
Digital Video HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p@60hz
Analog Video AV output
Network
LAN 10/100M Ethernet port
WIFI 150Mbps 802.11b/g/n with antenna None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 None
I/O
Audio S/PDIF, headphone jack
USB HOST 2 USB 2.0 standard A type
USB OTG USB OTG micro-USB connector
Serial Serial Console for debugging
IR Support self defined IR remote
Key 1 power key, 1 recovery key, 1 reset key
Other
Led 3 programable leds
RTC Support power off alarm
Extend header 80 pins including GPIO, I2C, SPI, Line in, USB 2.0, PWM, ADC, LCD, etc
block_diagram

To view the full schematic, download it here(pdf).

route_diagram

To view the dimension of the board, download the mechanical dimension file here(dxf). You need AutoCAD in Windows or LibrCAD in Linux/Unix to open it.

  • http://Website eebrah

    How much will they cost?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      radxa rock – 89$
      radxa rock lite – 69$

      Engineer samples for early developers now at half price.
      http://radxa.com/preorder/

      • http://Website roberto

        Tom, I preordered and also wrote you at gmail… notice me.

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          Got it, we will send you notification when we have further information.

      • http://Website Vadim

        Can I have a devel radxa rock? Shipped to Czech Republic.
        Please mail me.

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          We will send out the notification to the list soon.

          • http://Website Vadim

            Thanks

  • http://Website lgentili

    What’s the temperature range of the RK3188 SoC?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      0 to 80 degree Celsius

  • http://Website Tele Laci

    Are you the same Tom Cubie who has created the Cubieboard?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Are there any other Tom Cubie(s)? :D

      • http://Website Tele Laci

        Ok, its preordered. I expect the same quality as Cubieboard, don’t disappoint me please.

        Another question is about software. Chinese processors are usually quite underdocumented, Rockchip is not an exception.

        The end product’s quality depends on software support especially, linux kernel and gpu/vpu acceleration support. (You can design the best HW if its not supported/documented, then its crap)

        What can we expect in this case?

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          The quality will only better.

          Yes, the Chinese processors are not well documented because of rapid chips development cycle and they put most of their software efforts on Android(you can regard it as a Linux distribution?).

      • http://Website Vadim

        I’m pretty sure there are (many).

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          Oh, i came up the name myself. I am the original one :)

          • http://Website Tele Laci

            I wish you the same success, as you achieved with cubieboard.
            By the way I’m gonna buy a cubieboard, just I cant decide between A10 and A20 version. What would you buy, if you were me? CubieB.1 or CubieB.2 ?
            Sorry for being off-topic.

          • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

            If i were you, i will buy the radxa rock :)

  • http://Website roberto

    I saw schematic and block diagram, but I saw nowhere the SATA port. please, tell me it is a mistake of mine and not that you did’t place SATA port :(

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Sorry. No sata port…

      • http://Website Tele Laci

        Wow, bad news :(

        Is this your designing consideration, or maybe RK8188 does not support SATA ?
        If the 1st one, then don’t you wanna change your mind please ?
        We want SATA.

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          RK3188 doesn’t support SATA, and there is no other high speed bus that can support sata, usb to sata is slow.

          • http://Website Tele Laci

            >> “usb to sata is slow”
            Its relative what is slow, in this case USB will be the fastest interface on your card, with 480Mbit/s. It will be a sluggish HDD with 40MB/s, that’s a fact, but its still much-much faster (and bigger and cheaper) than an SD.
            On the other side, usb-sata stick is a cheap external gadget, don’t have to to put it on the card, not at all.

            Now I understand everything. This will be a very similar thingy to the MK908 TV stick, mostly with Android support, but it comes with some extra, like many pins on headers, and AV and LEDs and keys and IR…so on. Actually its a Super MK908
            Am I right ?

          • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

            Well, you can say it’s a super mk908, but radxa rock is beyond that. We have considered the extension of the board. Now you want sata, no problem, we can have usb to sata on the base/top board. There is much more potential of radxa rock than mk908. Time will tell. What’s radxa rock’s innovation is it (re)uses the matured(and low cost) consumer electronic hardware and software solution bringing it to a wider embedded world. With open source hardware and software and developer community, the potential is unlimited. It will eventually benefits us all.

  • http://www.passionpc.eu deasy

    Hello Tom Cubie, what about doing open source hardware?
    One of my friend who have buy a cubieboard2 as me the one has wanted to get the pcb draw(not the draw on the cubie site) and he have get the answer “cubie is not OS hardware” on the channel.

    Some issues about make it “all open” ? It’s about your compete people in China? (sorry for my weong english)

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Seriously considering it. I have always been a fan of open hardware. I have bought the openmoko phone, i have been following the qi-hardware. I believe open hardware benefits us all.

  • http://Website pk

    This would have been an answer to my prayers, but no audio in.

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      The audio in is on the 80 pin headers, there is no room on the board to put the jack.

  • http://murallivreradio.net Fausto O.

    Will be possible to install a video vga connector?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Yes, we have considered that. We can have vga header on the base board.

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  • http://Website Sergey

    What about MIPI CSI camera interface? Will it have it?
    Which Linux kernel will be supported?
    Is it going to run Ubuntu?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      >> What about MIPI CSI camera interface? Will it have it?
      csi not considered at current version. Considering add it at next hardware revision.
      >> Which Linux kernel will be supported?
      Currently 3.0, and rk3188 is part of mainline kernel since 3.11
      >> Is it going to run Ubuntu?
      Yes

      • http://Website Sergey

        Kernel 3.11 is very good but what about propriatory drivers which are binary blobs from Rockchip. Will they work with new kernel? I have big doubts.

        Is anybody working on reverse engineering propriatory drivers for rk3188?

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          By binary blobs which driver are you referring?

          • http://Website Sergey

            Mali 400 driver. VPU part – used for HW video decoding/encoding

          • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

            For Mali 400, there is open source xorg driver for it. For VPU, current there is no native solution currently.

          • http://Website Sergey

            So this means that VPU code will not work with kernel 3.11?
            I have read that VPU driver have been reverse engineered for A10/A20 SoC.
            http://olimex.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/cedarx-for-allwinner-is-liberated/

            Are there any efforts to do the same for rk3188?

            Do you have rk3188 datasheet?

          • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

            Yes. Cedarx is REed now.
            No effort of RE rk3188 vpu driver found so far.

            RK3188 datasheet can be found here:
            http://dl.radxa.com/rock/docs/hw/ds/Rockchip_RK3188_Specifiation_Detail_V1.2.pdf

          • http://Website Sergey

            Do you have more detailed datasheet?

          • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

            Sorry, what can be on public is only this one.

  • http://Website Vimal

    Dear Tom,
    Will you ship to india.

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Yes, we can.

  • http://Website Lau

    Hi

    Why have you limited ethernet to 100Mb connection ? Do you plan to upgrade to gigabit later ?

    Thank you

    Nice card

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      The ethernet controller inside the chip is 100Mb. Gigabit upgrade will be next product.

  • http://Website Roberto

    I hope someone make immediately a Debian image for NAND: to read that the board will run ubuntu make me unconfort. (yes, I know Ubuntu came from Debian, but is like to compare the “Dark Side of the Force” with “The Force”)

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Let see how soon there will be Debian after we ship the first batch of engineer samples.

  • http://Website roberto

    Can RK3188 4core run 100% of the time at full speed 1.6Ghz without heatsink or it is necessary?

    The “lite” version of radxa will use RK3168 or RK3066?

    When case will be avaiable?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      RK3188 has temperature sensor inside. Now the software is set as when the chip is too hot, slow down the cpu. So if you want run at full speed, a heatsink is better. The lite version is the same rk3188, only less ram and storage and no bluetooth. We will not consider rk3168 since it’s pvr gpu. Now the board is shipped with a simple case. A full case is being designed now.

  • http://Website roberto

    @Tom

    A.
    Datashheet Rockchip_RK3188_Specifiation_Detail_V1.2.pdf report maximum clock is 1.4Ghz@1.0Volt, but radxa.com says 1.8Ghz: do you overclock/overvolt the chip on radxa?

    B.
    in page http://linux-rockchip.info/mw/index.php?title=Radxa_rock/FAQ the link to http://dl.radxa.com/rock/docs/hw/ds/BL-8723RB1_product_specification.pdfis broken (the file is present, but the link is wrong)

    C.
    will the radxa be shipped with a basic linux image on the NAND to make the board usable out-of-the-box?

    D.
    When the preordered radxa will be shipped? I can’t wait to have my own :(

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      A. Ok, when we say 1.8Ghz, it’s kind of marketing. But yes, it can be overclocked to 1.8Ghz even 1.92Ghz. Check out this: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/rockchip-rk3188-cpu-overclock-to-1-8ghz-up-1-92-ghz-ugoos-ug007b-minipc/

      B. Fixed, thanks.

      C. Now the engineer sample are shipped with a basic android 4.2.2. The further consideration is shipping the board with a customize android in nand flash but also providing a sd card image letting people boot linux. People can also flash linux into nand.

      D. If you have special need and don’t care engineer samples. Write an email to support@radxa.com, we will tell you further information.

  • http://Website Pavel M

    Will it have graphics acceleration for Linux? I’m asking cause for pcDuino there’s no acceleration in Linux and graphics is very slow.

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      There is binary blob driver for the GPU under linux. Radxa rock won’t be slow :)

  • http://Website herveld

    Hello,
    Does it support dual channel LVDS ?
    Regards,

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      To suuport dual channel LVDS, we need to design a top board with a convert chip to convert RGB signal to LVDS signal, such as SN75LVDS83A from TI or RK610 from Rockchips.

  • http://prioritetspb.net Newocelot2005

    does it have I2S interface ?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Current version the i2s pin is not populated. Consider adding it in the final revision.

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  • http://Website Max von E

    Hi, and will android be opensourced?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      yes, the android source code will be open sourced.

  • http://Website SID

    Hi Tom,
    don’t want to bother you but I have one question:
    Does the HDMI-chip on the board support HDMI-CEC or can I add an external board to the pin headers?

    Thanks!

  • http://Website Dave Crawley

    What is the blue-tooth antenna? Is it an onboard antenna or is it routed to the 2.4GHz antenna connection you have on the back of the board?

    I would like to place this in a case, if the case is metal I fear that the blue-tooth signal will not be able to escape the box. If however the bluetooth is connected to the antenna connection all I need to do is put the antenna outside the metal box and hook it up.

    David

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  • http://Website Jabbzz

    ^
    EDIT: Is this a tablet?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      No, it’s not a tablet, it’s a computer, but you can diy it to a tablet :). We have left the interface.

  • http://Website Ribeiro

    Hi,

    In Extend header : 80 pins including GPIO, I2C, SPI, Line in, USB 2.0, PWM, ADC, LCD, GPS etc.

    But in Radxa Rock schematics didn’t find the ADC (which I think refers to analog pins). There are any?

    Thanks a lot,
    Ribeiro

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Check out the 33pin of J8 on the schematic, it’s ad0.

  • http://Website emerth

    Hi Tom,

    What is your estimate for general availability for the Radka Rock?

    It looks excellent – very much what I have been looking for in a small computer computer!

    Thanks!

    Eric

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Hi, the estimated time for shipping is after Xmas, we will announce and start to receive order soon.

  • http://Website William Bloomberg

    I really like the board and I’m excited to get one soon.

    I just have one question… Why NAND instead of eMMC?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      the main reason is the availability, it’s easier to buy the nand flash in small volume than emmc.

  • http://Website Vitaliy

    Hi Tom,

    Are you not planning create the tiny board based on RK3188, A20, A10 or low performance cpu, like Aria G25 or CORE9G25?
    And why you not using MediaTek SoM?
    Best regards
    Vitaliy

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Hi, thanks for the info of Aria G25, we are already started making some low cost tiny boards. There will be something exciting in 2014.

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  • http://youtube.com/jessarel Jessarel Juarez

    whats is the minimum current (amps) for the 5V supply?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      The min current is 1A for normal usage, no 3D gaming. 2A is perfect.

      • http://Website Denis

        5v 2a is perfect for 3d gaming? What About 5,2V 2,4A

        • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

          That would be better :D

          • http://Website Denis

            So what is the Best? :)

          • http://Website Denis

            Because I wanna buy adaptor and I want to know which one will be best for RR.

          • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

            5V/2.4A is the best if you can buy it. It’s hard to find on the market.

  • http://Website ermkdas

    Sound good like to try one. Preorder one for me.By the good Job.

  • http://Website ermkdas

    pls inform me when it will available. It is requested to engineers sample. Have Radxa team working on to support Android 4.3 or above.Thank you very much.

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      hi, we are shipping now! http://radxa.com/buy/

      Yes, we are working on Android 4.4 now. There will be upgrade some time in the future.

  • http://Website Denis

    Hi, I’ve ordered RR and I have one question. It have dualboot function stright out of box or I’ll have work with it.

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      The dual boot function is not by default, the first thing you get the board is to download the latest firmware and flash it. You can choose android only, ubuntu only, or dual boot, as your favour.

  • http://Website Denis

    Are there any tutorial how to do it? Bacause I have no idea. I am new in this stuff.

  • http://Website dunk8888

    Is the rock brickable?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      As the name rock, it’s unbrickable :)

  • http://Website dunk8888

    Hi I also would like info on how to dual boot,I’ve seen a u tube video claiming the rock ships with this option out the box,!!!! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=69y02SC_7H8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D69y02SC_7H8

  • http://Website dunk8888

    Hi I also would like info on how to dual boot,I’ve seen a u tube video claiming the rock ships with this option out the box,!!!! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=69y02SC_7H8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D69y02SC_7H8 how strange

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Just download and flash the dual boot firmware, it will work out of the box.

  • http://Website Denis

    Hi, I checked tutorial and there are only how to flash one firmware. I found 3 files on your server (android,loader,ubuntu) how to flash them for dualboot? Thank you :)

  • http://Website Jimmy23

    Does RR support ntfs??

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Yes, RR supports ntfs.

  • http://Website dunk8888

    When I click on the file,it opens with loads of strange writing,what is going on,I find this a lot with these images

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Which file do you click?

  • http://Website Denis

    Does RR support ntfs?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      yes.

  • http://Website Rubem

    Hi Tom.

    Do you have any idea when the next version with Gigabit will be available? Are you considering include 2 Ethernet interfaces?
    Can I include an expansion board to support KNX?

    Kind regards,
    Rubem

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Yes, GbE will be on next rock. We will have product with two Ethernet, but not the rock series.

      What is KNX

  • http://Website dunk8888

    i click the image for dual boot ,one is checksum other is image

  • http://Website spital

    Hi, Tom, thanks a lot for your hard work, I used your cubieboard 2 and it’s great ! Do you have any plans creating a board with rk3288 or even better Snapdragon 805 ? Thanks a lot, best regards !

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      We will upgrade the rock some time in the future, of course.

  • http://Website Denis

    Hello can I USD RR without memory card?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Yes, you can.

      It works out of box :)

  • http://Website alme

    Hello, I’ve bought RR board, but then I power it up, red led under power key doesn’t lights up. Can you tell me why?

    • http://Website alme

      I have connected board to my TV via AV cable, but nothing appears on the screen, green and blue leds lights up.

      • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

        Hi, there isn’t a standard for the AV cable of the video/audio left/audio right. So please, try to connect the red/white/yellow line to your TV’s video port. It maybe a cable and jack mismatch problem. I hope i made it clear.

        • http://Website alme

          Thank you very much!!!! It was cable output mismatch indeed.

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      Is there any output at the hdmi screen?

      • http://Website alme

        I don’t have any TV/monitor with HDMI output, so I can’t check it. Does red led under power button need to light up then I power board up?

  • http://Website frippe75

    Just ordered mine!

    Question, what type of power-draw can I expect from idle vs busy system?

    • http://radxa.com Tom Cubie

      when idle the power is 120mA, when busy, the power is around 1A.

  • http://dfdsf Ronny

    Hi, there is written in the specs: Section „Display and Graphics“, Analog Video = AV output

    But how is it possible? I can’t see an composite video or something else for analog video?

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