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OKdo ROCK 5 AIO Edge Media Board with 3 TOPs NPU and Pre-integrated AI Stack

Feb 6, 2024 — by Giorgio Mendoza 342 views

The OKdo ROCK 5 AIO Edge AI Media Board, belonging to the ROCK Series, features a 3 TOPS NPU. It incorporates an AI stack designed for compatibility with GStreamer and OpenCV, suitable for custom computer vision projects.

The ROCK 5 AIO is powered by the reliable Rockchip RK1808 System-on-Chip (SoC), which features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A35 CPU. This 64-bit CPU is equipped with ARM Neon Advanced SIMD support. The inclusion of VFP v4 hardware further enhances its capabilities by supporting single and double-precision operations.

ROCK 5 AIO Edge AI Media Board top & bottom
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The board offers a range of connectivity options, making it suitable for various applications. It features Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N with an onboard 2.4GHz antenna and Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE support for wireless communication. Additionally, it includes a 10/100M Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing for convenient and reliable network connections.

For camera integration, the ROCK 5 AIO provides a 4-lane MIPI camera interface, offering flexibility in capturing video and images.

ROCK 5 AIO Edge AI Media Board framework
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According to OKDO, this SBC is equipped with the Physico edge AI media stack which streamlines AI SDKs, GStreamer, and OpenCV integration. It enables graphical utilization of AI models, particularly suitable for computer vision experts, with its pre-integrated stack that optimizes task distribution across NPUs, CPUs, or GPUs. 

Additionally, ROCK 5 AIO with Physico offers advanced media capabilities, such as creating searchable Object MP4 streams that include both media and AI-derived metadata, comparable to Google Images functionality.

OKdo ROCK 5 AIO Edge AI Media Board
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The board runs on the Debian 10 LTS operating system, providing a mature and actively developed software environment. With recent Linux kernel support and a stable userland, you can rely on this platform for your AI endeavors.

Specifications listed for the ROCK 5 AIO Edge AI Media Board include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • Up to 1GB RAM
    • Onboard eMMC 8GB
  • Connectivity:
    • 10/100MB Ethernet w/ PoE (48V)
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera:
    • 1x 4 lane MIPI camera
  • I/O Interfaces:
    • 12x GPIOs
  • USB:
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 2.0
  • Other Features:
    • PoE connector
  • Operating Temperature:
    • 0℃ to 85℃
  • Power:
    • 5V@3A (via USB Type-C)
  • Mechanical:
    • 96 x 76mm

Further information

The OKdo ROCK 5 AIO Edge AI Media Board is available for purchase on their website at a price of £106.20.

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