Rock Pi 4 GPIO Description

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ROCK Pi 4 is a Rockchip RK3399 based SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. It can run android or some Linux distributions. ROCK Pi 4 features a six core ARM processor, 64bit dual channel 3200Mb/s LPDDR4, up to 4K@60 HDMI, MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI, 3.5mm jack with mic, 802.11 ac WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Port, GbE LAN, 40-pin color expansion header, RTC. Also, ROCK Pi 4 supports USB PD and QC powering.

ROCK Pi 4 comes in two models, Model A and Model B, each model has 1GB, 2GB or 4GB ram options. for detailed difference of Model A and Model B. This is best alternative of Raspberry Pi.

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General purpose input-output (GPIO) connector

ROCK Pi 4 has a 40-pin expansion header. Each pin is distinguished by color.

Rock pi 4 gpio

RK3399 have three IO voltages, 1.8V/3.0V/3.3V. For ROCK Pi 4, below is the default voltage:

| GPIO       | Voltage Level | Tolerance |
| ---------- | ------------- | --------- |
| GPIO3_C0   | 3.3V          | 3.465V    |
| ADC_IN0    | 1.8V          | 1.98V     |
| Other GPIO | 3.0V          | 3.14V     |

GPIO number

Rockchip RK3399 GPIO has 5 banks, GPIO0 to GPIO4, each bank has 32pins, naming as below:

   GPIO0_A0 ~ A7 
   GPIO0_B0 ~ B7
   GPIO0_C0 ~ C7
   GPIO0_D0 ~ D7
   GPIO1_A0 ~ A7
   GPIO1_D0 ~ D7

For Rockchip 4.4 kernel, the GPIO number can be calculated as below, take GPIO4_D5(PIN22 on 40PIN GPIO) as an example:

   GPIO4_D5 = 32*4 + 8*3 + 5 = 157

To set GPIO4_D5 output

   cd /sys/class/gpio
   echo 157 > export
   cd gpio157
   echo out > direction
   echo 1 > value     # output high
   echo 0 > value     # output low

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