ROScube Pico: Intel or ARM single-board computer with Raspberry Pi compatibility presented
The ROScube Pico is a new single-board computer (SBC) developed by Adlink. The ROScube is available with either an Intel Atom x5-E3940 or a Rockchip PX30 processor. However, and as CNX Software notes, the ROScube Pico appears to be based on SBCs that Adlink released earlier this year.
Nonetheless, the ROScube Pico measures 118 x 81.8 mm and is designed for AI applications. Adlink has named the Intel version the NPS-1, which also includes an Intel Movidius Myriad X AI accelerator, 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of storage. By contrast, the Rockchip PX30 version, which Adlink calls the NPS-4, features 2 GB of DDR3L RAM. Both models include a microSD card reader, an HDMI port and a Display Serial Interface (DSI). Additionally, there is a MIPI CSI camera interface, a Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB Type-A ports and an M.2 E-key socket. The ROScube is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO header, too.
The ROScube Pick supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, although CNX Software notes that the OS does not come pre-installed. The SBC also supports Adlink's Neuron SDK and ROS/ROS 2 robotics middleware. Adlink is yet to provide pricing or availability for either the NPS-1 or NPS-4, though.