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Libre Computer Alta launches as a powerful low-cost SBC

Libre Computer Alta
Meet the new Libre Computer Alta (Image source: LoveRPi)
Libre Computer has introduced a brand-new single-board computer that will be part of its Cottonwood series: the Libre Computer Alta AML-A311D-CC. It’s a low-cost SBC that’s currently in the pre-order stage with a price tag of US$60.

In September of this year, Libre Computer unveiled the Sweet Potato SBC. That board was powered by the Amlogic S905X chipset and featured a price tag of US$35. While the new Libre Computer Alta is still powered by an Amlogic chipset, it features the newer and more capable Amlogic A311D chipset.

This chip features four Arm Cortex-A73 cores clocking at up to 2.2 GHz and two ARM Cortex-A53 cores reaching speeds of up to 1.8 GHz. In addition, it boasts a Mali-G5 GPU and 5-TOPS NPU.

In terms of memory, the SBC boasts 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 16 MB of SPI NOR flash memory. It also features an eMMC 5.x slim connector. These specifications equip the new Libre Computer Alta AML-A311D-CC to meet high-performance computing needs.

To be precise, Libre Computer designed the Alta AML-A311D-CC for AI workloads and applications that demand 4K video processing.

Besides, the Libre Computer Alta provides great expansion flexibility. The board comes with a USB Type-C port, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, CVBS with a 3.5 mm audio jack, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 2.0.

Additionally, the Alta has a 40-pin GPIO connector, DSI and CSI 4-lane 22-pin connectors, and an IR receiver sensor.

Regarding its power consumption, Libre Computer says that the board flaunts an industry-leading 1-watt idle power rating. And for those wondering, the board can be powered through a 5-volt header, Ethernet, or the USB-C port.

Furthermore, the Libre Computer Alta supports SystemReady IR operating systems. It also offers out-of-the-box compatibility for standard Linux distributions. There’s an advanced BIOS with UEFI, which enables seamless hardware migration from CC form factor applications. You can pre-order the SBC from LoveRPi.

Buy the Libre Computer Sweet Potato from Amazon

Libre Computer Alta back view
Libre Computer Alta back view (image source: LoveRPi)
Libre Computer Alta front view
Libre Computer Alta front view (image source: LoveRPi)


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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2023 11 > Libre Computer Alta launches as a powerful low-cost SBC
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 2023-11- 2 (Update: 2023-11- 2)