Radxa E25: Upgradeable networking device arrives for US$59 with 2.5 Gbit Ethernet and optional WiFi 6 connectivity
Radxa has introduced the E25, a new mini-PC that the company has designed to be used as a networking device. To that end, the Radxa E25 has twin 2.5 Gbit Ethernet ports and supports Linux server images. Specifically, Radxa offers Debian and Ubuntu images, as well as OpenWRT. The Radxa E25 features the following other ports too:
- 1x MicroSD card reader
- 1x Nano SIM card slot
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-A OTG
- 1x USB Type-C (Power & Serial Console)
Additionally, Radxa has included a 26-pin GPIO header, an M.2 B key and a mini PCIe slot for adding 4G, 5G, Bluetooth or WiFi 6 modules. The E25 lacks video output though, underlining Radxa’s intention for people to use the device as a headless server. For reference, the device measures 75 x 70 mm with its heat sink attached and needs 5V/4A to run with peripherals attached.
At the heart of the Radxa E25 is the Radxa CM3I, a system on module (SoM) that contains the Rockchip RK3568 SoC. The Radxa E25 is orderable now with 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of eMMC flash storage for US$59. Alternatively, the unit can be picked up with 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage or 8 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage for US$75 and US$109, respectively. Please note that while the SoM is upgradeable, you cannot swap out the eMMC flash storage or the RAM without replacing the entire SoM.