The Firefly ROC-RK3588-RT single-board computer (SBC) is a versatile and robust solution, resembling the popular Raspberry Pi but offering enhanced capabilities for a wide range of applications. Boasting a larger form factor, this SBC stands out with its multitude of I/O options. ROC-RK3588-RT SBC offers 3 Ethernet ports (2.5GBe and dual Gigabit Ethernet), triple display up to 8K, and M.2 sockets for a SATA or NVMe SSD.
Firefly ROC-RK3588-RT SBC Features
Networking enthusiasts will appreciate the three Ethernet ports, making it ideal for networking applications like routers and firewalls. The board also shines in display versatility with three video outputs (HDMI 2.1, HDMI 2.0, and USB-C DisplayPort), allowing the connection of multiple displays for diverse use cases.
Storage options are plentiful, featuring onboard eMMC storage, a microSD card reader, and an M.2 2242 slot compatible with SATA or NVMe SSDs, providing users with flexibility and speed. The inclusion of a Rockchip RK3588 processor with an integrated neural processing unit (NPU) ensures high-performance computing with up to 6 TOPS.
The SBC is powered by a Rockchip RK3588 processor and measures 108 x 75mm (4.3″ x 3″). The well-known chip offers a combination of four Cortex-A76 CPU cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, Mali-G610 MP4 graphics, and the aforementioned NPU. With various configurations available, ranging from 4GB to 16GB of RAM and 32GB to 128GB of storage, users can tailor the ROC-RK3588-RT to meet their specific requirements. The SBC also supports up to 1TB of removable storage via the microSD card reader and accommodates a WiFi 6/BT 5.0 wireless card in the M.2 2230 slot.
Ports include 2.5 GbE Ethernet, two Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.1, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 Type-C, 3.5mm audio, USB 3.0 Type-A, and USB 2.0 Type-A. Additionally, the board features an M.2 2230 slot for wireless connectivity and a BTB expansion connector with four PCIe 3.0 lanes.
Firefly provides various operating systems for the ROC-RK3588-RT, including Debian, Ubuntu, and Android 12. This SBC is expected to power Arm PCs, mini PCs, NAS, edge computing systems, cloud servers, smart NVRs, and industrial control systems, showcasing its versatility in the ever-evolving tech landscape.
Availability and price
The Firefly company offers the board for $229, complete with 8GB RAM and 64GB eMMC flash. The package includes a 12V/2A power adapter and a USB-A to USB-C cable. For more details, please refer to the product page.