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PINE64 SOQuartz Compute Module W: US$34.99 system on module launched that can be used as a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board

The PINE64 SOQuartz starts at US$35.99 with 2 GB of RAM. (Image source: PINE64)
The PINE64 SOQuartz starts at US$35.99 with 2 GB of RAM. (Image source: PINE64)
PINE64 has started selling the SOQuartz Compute Module W, a device that could be used on its own or as a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. The system on module starts at US$34.99 and is orderable now with up to 8 GB of RAM.

PINE64 has finally started selling the SOQuartz Compute Module W, a system on module (SoM) that it unveiled in June. The SOQuartz is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) as a carrier board, despite having a Rockchip RK3566 SoC itself.

For reference, the RK3566 contains four ARM Cortex-A55 cores, along with a Mali-G52 GPU and a 0.8 TOPS NPU. Currently, PINE64 sells the SOQuartz in three versions, all with LPDDR4 RAM and support for up to 128 GB of eMMC flash storage.

Additionally, the SoM has a 28-pin GPIO and support for I/O like an HDMI 2.0 connection. The board has four M2.5 mounting holes within its 55 x 40 mm chassis, too. It is worth stressing that while the SOQuartz is available to purchase now, it will be months before you can reliably run Linux on it. Hence, the SOQuartz would be better suited as a CM4 carrier board for the time being.

The SOQuartz Compute Module W starts at US$34.99 with 2 GB of RAM. Alternatively, PINE64 sells a 4 GB version for US$49.99 or an 8 GB edition for US$74.99.

(Image source: PINE64)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-11- 8 (Update: 2021-11-11)