FIVEberry: New SBC arrives with RISC-V processor for industrial uses
The FIVEberry is a rather unusual single-board computer (SBC), despite utilising the commonplace 85 x 56 mm form factor popularised by recent Raspberry Pi boards. While most SBCs rely on ARM-based chipsets, the Hackboard 2 a recent exception, ARIES Embedded has gone down the RISC-V route. Specifically, the company has built the SBC around its MSRZFive-A0A system-on-module (SoM), which sits below the FIVEberry's 40-pin GPIO header.
According to ARIES Embedded, the MSRZFive-A0A contains a Renesas RZ/Five R9A07G043F01GBG SoC with a single-core RISC-V AX45MP processor clocked at 1.0 GHz. Additionally, The SoM features 512 MB DDR4 RAM, 128 Mbit SPI NOR flash and 332 contacts. Moreover, the FIVEberry has a MicroSD card slot, twin Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A host port, a Micro USB 2.0 OTG port and a second Micro USB port for serial console debugging. Meanwhile, a USB Type-C port supplies power at 5V.
ARIES Embedded intends the FIVEberry to be used in industrial use cases. As such, the company has pre-installed Yocto Linux BSP as an operating system. The FIVEberry is available for €119, excluding VAT and shipping. Please see the company's website for more details.