FriendlyELEC NanoPC-T6 starts from US$100 with Rockchip RK3588 SBC and up to 16 GB RAM
FriendlyELEC has started selling the NanoPC-T6, a 110 x 80 mm single-board computer (SBC) powered by a Rockchip RK3588 chipset. For reference, Rockchip equips the RK3588 with four ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores clocked at 2.4 GHz, four Cortex-A55 CPU cores running at 1.8 GHz, a Mali-G610 MP4 GPU and an NPU that delivers up to 6 TOPS of theoretical performance. Incidentally, the same chipset can be found in the Banana Pi BPI-W3 and the Orange Pi 5 Plus.
Additionally, the NanoPC-T6 has eMMC flash storage, an M.2 M-Key with supports for M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs (PCIe x4), a MicroSD card slot and unmounted SPI flash. Moreover, FriendlyELEC has equipped the SBC with an M.2 E-Key, a 40-pin GPIO header, a mini PCIe socket, a microSIM slot and the following ports:
- 1x 12V DC-in
- 2x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
- 1x 3.5 mm jack
- 2x 4-lane MIPI-DSI
- 1x HDMI-in
- 2x HDMI-out
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-C (DisplayPort Alt mode)
FriendlyELEC offers Android 12, Debian 11, OpenWrt-based FriendlyWrt and Ubuntu 20.04/22.04 for the NanoPC-T6, details of which you can find on its wiki page. The NanoPC-T6 starts at US$100 with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. Alternatively, FriendlyELEC sells the SBC in 8 GB RAM/64 GB eMMC and 16 GB RAM/256 GB eMMC combinations for US$120 and US$149, respectively. Also, the company offers an aluminium case for a further US$20, as well as M.2 2230 Wi-Fi card, RC-100IR controller and 12V/2A universal power adapter accessories. Please see FriendlyELEC's website for more details.