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ROScube Pico: Intel or ARM single-board computer with Raspberry Pi compatibility presented

Adlink has developed two versions of the ROScube Pico. (Image source: Adlink)
Adlink has developed two versions of the ROScube Pico. (Image source: Adlink)
Adlink has announced the ROScube Pico, its latest single-board computer. The machine comes with an Intel Atom or a Rockhip processor, up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO.
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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.

(Image source: Adlink)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-06-12 (Update: 2020-06-12)
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