Chameleon96

The Chameleon96 SBC is based on Intel’s Cyclone V FPGA SoC, with 2x 800MHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores. The SBC meets 96Boards CE required specs (except MIPI SDI) and offers I/O including SD, HDMI, USB, WiFi, BT, UART, I2C, SPI, and GPIO.


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Product overview...
  • Board Name -- Chameleon96
  • Category -- SBC
  • Model --
  • Manufacturer -- NovTech
  • Official website -- click here
  • Price -- $129 (USD)
  • Additional info may be found via this automated Google search
  • Posted 2020-09-06 6:57pm
System-on-Chip...
  • Intel Cyclone V SoC FPGA
  • Primary processor type -- Arm Cortex-A9
  • Primary processor word-width -- 32-bit
  • Primary processor cores -- 2
  • Primary processor clock rate (GHz) -- 0.8
Additional processors (if any)...
  • GPU (graphics) --
  • MCU (microcontroller) --
  • FPGA (gates) -- 110K FPGA logic elements
  • Other (DSP, FPU, NPU, TPU, AI...) --
System RAM...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 1
  • Type -- DDR3L
  • ECC support -- No
  • Factory installed? -- Yes
On-board solid-state storage...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) --
  • Type --
  • Factory installed? -- No
Removable solid-state storage...
  • Interface type -- MicroSD (up to 64GB)
  • m.2 interfaces --
  • m.2 NVMe support --
SATA support...
  • SATA ports --
USB ports...
  • USB host ports -- 2
  • USB OTG ports -- 1
  • USB port types -- 1x 2.0 OTG micro AB, 2x 2.0
Ethernet...
  • Ethernet interfaces --
  • Maximum LAN speed (Mbps) --
  • Wake-on-LAN support? --
Wireless...
  • WiFi -- 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth -- 4.1
  • Broadband --
  • LoRa --
HDMI...
  • Number of HDMI ports -- 1
  • HDMI version --
  • Max. HDMI resolution -- 1080p
  • FPS at max. resolution -- 60
Other display interfaces...
  • Composite video (CVBS) ports --
  • Other display interfaces (DSI, LVDS, VGA...) -- MIPI DSI (2-lane)
Camera interfaces...
  • Number of camera ports -- 1
  • Camera interface types -- MIPI CSI (2-lane)
Audio I/O...
  • Analog output ports --
  • Audio connector type --
  • Audio via HDMI? -- 0
  • I2S interfaces -- 1
  • SPDIF interfaces --
  • Line inputs --
  • Mic inputs --
  • On-board microphones --
Other I/O...
  • GPIO -- 12
  • ADC --
  • PWM --
  • SPI -- 1
  • I2C -- 3
  • UARTs -- 2
  • RS232 (or 485 or 422) --
  • IR receiver -- No
Expansion connector compatibility?
  • Arduino compatible -- No
  • Raspberry Pi compatible -- No
Miscellaneous functions...
  • Real time clock (RTC) support --
  • PMIC/PMU (power management controllers) --
  • Lithium battery support --
Operating system support...
  • Linux -- Linux (via BuildRoot or Yocto)
  • Android --
  • Windows --
  • Other OSes --
Other features not listed elsewhere:

* 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) form-factor; supports all CE mandatory specifications (except MIPI SDI Interface) and most optional specifications
* FPGA fabric — 110K logic elements
* Graphics based on Intel Video Suite for FPGA
* 40-pin (2×20) Low Speed (LS) expansion connector: 2x UART, SPI, I2S, 2x I2C, 12x GPIO, and DC Power
* 60-pin (2x 30) High Speed (HS) connector: SDHC/SDIO, 2L-MIPI DSI, 2L-MIPI CSI, I2C, USB 2.0 Host, USB 2.0 Host HSIC
* I2S 4-wire interface via expansion connector
* Power and reset buttons
* 4x programmable LEDs
* Supports expansion via 96Boards mezzanine boards
* Can be made compatible with Arduino using an add-on card
* USB options — 1x USB 2.0 OTG micro-AB and 2x USB 2.0 can be reconfigured as 3x USB host ports based on DIP switch
* RAM options — 512MB standard, 1GB optional

Physical specs...
  • Width (mm) -- 85
  • Height (mm) -- 54
  • Depth (mm) --
  • Weight (gm) --
  • Input voltage, min. (V) -- 5
  • Input voltage, max. (V) -- 42
  • Input current, min. (A) --
  • Input current, max. (A) --
  • Operating temp., min. (°C) --
  • Operating temp., max. (°C) --
  • Certifications --

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