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Radxa releases ZERO 2 Pro single-board computer to combat Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

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The ZERO 2 Pro is another new single-board computer (SBC) produced by Radxa. Measuring in at 65 x 36 mm, the Radxa ZERO 2 Pro features MIPI-CSI camera and MIPI-DSI display connectors, plus Micro HDMI 2.0 and USB Type-C ports.

Radxa keeps racking up single-board computer (SBC) releases, having recently introduced the ZERO 3E, Rock 5C and Rock 5C Lite this month alone. Additionally, the company has started selling the ZERO 2 Pro, a 65 x 36 mm board that is 6 mm wider than the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, as Liliputing notes. Nonetheless, Radxa has equipped the SBC with plenty of hardware, including an Amlogic A311D chipset.

Thus, the ZERO 2 Pro contains four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores, two Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a Mali-G52 MP4 GPU. Additionally, the Amlogic A311D provides an NPU that delivers 5 TOPS of theoretical AI performance. Moreover, Radxa equips the ZERO 2 Pro with a 40-pin GPIO header and a MicroSD card reader, plus MIPI-CSI camera and MIPI-DSI display connectors. Other ports include:

  • 1x Micro HDMI 2.0
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type-C (OTG/Host)
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C (Host)

Furthermore, the SBC supports Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 5 connectivity complemented by an external antenna and features onboard eMMC 5.1 flash storage. Meanwhile, Radxa has uploaded Armbian and Manjaro images on GitHub, with Debian and Ubuntu images hosted on its website. Supposedly, the ZERO 2 Pro will be compatible with Android too. However, Radxa has not posted any Android OS images yet. At any rate, the ZERO 2 Pro currently starts at $64.99 with 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. Eventually, retailers like ALLNET China and Arace Tech will stock other SKUs ranging from a $55 option that also has 4 GB of RAM but no storage to 8 GB of RAM options and others with up to 64 GB of eMMC flash storage.

(Image source: Radxa)
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ALLNET China, Arace Tech (1) (2) & Radxa via Liliputing

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Alex Alderson, 2024-04-12 (Update: 2024-04-12)