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Radxa Launches Rock Pi N10 RK3999Pro SBC with Integrated NPU

Radxa has officially launched the Rock Pi N10, a single-board computer based around the Rockchip RK3399Pro system-on-chip (SOC) and featuring a co-processor offering up to 3 TOPS of deep-learning performance for compatible workloads.

Radxa’s Rock Pi 4 is already a famous board and nest alternative of Raspberry Pi. In Rock Pi N10, N for Next. It made for specially AI, Multimedia and other Professional works. The ROCK Pi N10 has three models, one called ROCK Pi N10 Model A and the other two called ROCK Pi N10 Model B and Model C.

Overall specifications of the Rock Pi N10 aren’t a million miles away from those of the recently-launched Orange Pi 4 B: Both use the RK3999, both feature a neural networking co-processor with around 3 TOPS of compute, and both start with 4GB of RAM. The Rock Pi N10, however, doesn’t stop there, offering a choice of 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of LPDDR3 memory shared between the CPU with its twin 1.8GHz Arm Cortex-A72 and quad 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, the Arm Mali T860MP4 GPU, and the NPU.

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ROCKPiN10 supports Debian 9 Desktop, Ubuntu 18.04 server, Fedora Desktop, and Android 8.1, as well as AI development tools such as Rock-X set of rapid AI components, RKNN-API C API, and RKNN-Toolkit Python API of RKNN (Rockchip Neural Network).  You’ll find all the information to get started and hardware documentation on the wiki.

Seeed Studio has begun taking pre-orders for the Rock Pi N10 family with aggressive pricing: The base 4GB/16GB model sits at $99, the 6GB/32GB version at $129, and the top-end 8GB/64GB version at $169.

Rock Pi N10 Features

Model ROCK PI N10 Model A ROCK PI N10 Model B ROCK PI N10 Model C



Dual Cortex-A72, freqency 1.8Ghz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4Ghz
Mali T860MP4, OpenGL ES 1.1 /2.0 /3.0 /3.1 /3.2, Vulkan 1.0, Open CL 1.1 1.2, DX11
Support 8bit/16bit computing, up to 3.0TOPs computing power

Memory LPDDR3
4GB 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 3GB for CPU/GPU, 1GB for NPU
6GB 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 4GB for CPU/GPU, 2GB for NPU
8GB 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 4GB for CPU/GPU, 4GB for NPU
Storage on board high performance eMMC 16GB on board high performance eMMC 32GB on board high performance eMMC 64GB
Storage 4MB SPI flash
μSD card (μSD slot supports up to 128 GB μSD card)
M.2 SSD (M.2 connector supports up to 8TB M2 NVME SSD)
Display HDMI 2.0 up to 4k*2k@60
MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector
4 lanes eDP 1.3, up to 4K*2K@60
Any two of HDMI, MIPI DSI and eDP can work at the same time, support mirror mode or extend mode.
Audio 3.5mm jack with mic
HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96KHz audio.
Camera MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 800 MP camera.
Wireless None. Optional ROCK Pi Wireless Module
USB USB 3.0 OTG X1, hardware switch for host/device switch, front one
Ethernet GbE LAN with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support
additional HAT is required for powering from PoE
IO 40-pin expansion header
2 x UART
2 x SPI bus
3 x I2C bus
1 x PCM/I2S
2 x PWM
1 x ADC
6 x GPIO
2 x 5V DC power in
2 x 3.3V DC power in
Others RTC
RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)
Maskrom key, reset key
IR Receiver
Power USB PD, support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A.
Qualcomm® Quick ChargeTM: Supports QC 3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
Size 100mm x 100mm

General purpose input-output (GPIO) connector

ROCK Pi N10 has a 40-pin expansion header. Each pin is distinguished by color.

GPIO number Function3 Function2 Function1 Pin# Pin# Function1 Function2 Function3 GPIO number
+3.3V 1 2 +5.0V
71 I2C7_SDA GPIO2_A7 3 4 +5.0V
72 I2C7_SCL GPIO2_B0 5 6 GND
13 GPIO0_B5 7 8 GPIO4_C4 UART2_TXD 148
GND 9 10 GPIO4_C3 UART2_RXD 147
146 PWM0 GPIO4_C2 11 12 GPIO0_B1 9
150 PWM1 GPIO4_C6 13 14 GND
149 SPDIF_TX GPIO4_C5 15 16 GPIO0_B0 8
+3.3V 17 18 GPIO2_A6 70
39 UART4_RXD SPI1_RXD GPIO1_A7 21 22 GPIO3_D4 124
41 SPI1_CLK GPIO1_B1 23 24 GPIO1_B2 SPI1_CSN0 42
GND 25 26 ADC_IN1
64 I2C2_SDA GPIO2_A0 27 28 GPIO2_A1 I2C2_CLK 65
74 I2C6_SCL GPIO2_B2 29 30 GND
73 I2C6_SDA GPIO2_B1 31 32 GPIO3_D5 125
157 GPIO4_D5 33 34 GND
68 GPIO2_A4 35 36 GPIO2_A2 66
126 GPIO3_D6 37 38 GPIO2_A3 67
GND 39 40 GPIO1_A2 34

Seeed has published a comparison of the RockPiN10 against the Jetson Nano and the Raspberry Pi 4 on its company blog, while pre-orders for the Rock Pi N10 are available in its web shop. Radxa itself has more information on the board on its official wiki.

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