CHIP Pro

CHIP Pro is a tiny single board computer by Next Thing Co. In addition to the previous model (CHIP), it offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and an AXP209 PMU, while lacking the video output from the previous model. It can be expanded through adapters, that add several features to the board. The price has been increased from $9 to $16.


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Overview... System-on-Chip...
  • AllWinner R8 (Next Thing GR8)
  • Primary processor type -- ARM Cortex-A8
  • Primary processor word-width -- 32-bit
  • Primary processor cores -- 1
  • Primary processor clock rate (GHz) -- 1
Additional processors (if any)...
  • GPU (graphics) -- Mali-400
  • MCU (microcontroller) --
  • FPGA (gates) --
  • Other (DSP, FPU, NPU, TPU, AI...) --
System RAM...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 0
  • Type -- DDR3
  • ECC support -- No
  • Factory installed? -- Yes
On-board solid-state storage...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 0.5
  • Type --
  • Factory installed? -- Yes
Removable solid-state storage...
  • Interface type -- microSD
  • m.2 interfaces -- 0
  • m.2 NVMe support --
SATA support...
  • SATA ports -- 0
USB ports...
  • USB hosts -- 1
  • USB host types -- 2.0 (via header)
  • USB OTG ports -- 1
Ethernet...
  • Ethernet interfaces -- 0
  • Maximum LAN speed (Mbps) --
  • Wake-on-LAN support? --
Wireless...
  • WiFi -- 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth -- 4.2
  • Broadband --
  • LoRa --
HDMI...
  • Number of HDMI ports -- 0
  • HDMI version --
  • Max. HDMI resolution --
  • FPS at max. resolution --
  • HDMI audio support? -- No
Other display interfaces...
  • Composite video (CVBS) ports -- 0
  • Other display interfaces (DSI, LVDS, VGA...) --
Camera interfaces...
  • Number of camera ports -- 1
  • Camera interface types -- CSI
Audio I/O...
  • Analog output ports -- 1
  • Audio connector type -- Other format, via pin header, etc.
  • Audio via HDMI? -- No
  • SPDIF interfaces -- 1
  • Line inputs -- 0
  • Mic inputs -- 2
  • On-board microphones -- 0
Other I/O...
  • GPIO -- 32
  • ADC -- 0
  • PWM -- 2
  • SPI -- 1
  • I2C -- 1
  • UARTs -- 2
  • RS232 (or 485 or 422) -- 0
  • 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 -- yes
Operating system support...
  • Linux -- yes
  • Android --
  • Windows --
  • Other OSes --
Other features not listed elsewhere:
  • AXP209 PMU supporting USB power, Charge in, and 2.9 to 4.2V LiPo battery
  • u.FL antenna connector
Physical specs...
  • Width (mm) -- 45
  • Height (mm) -- 30
  • Depth (mm) -- 3
  • Weight (gm) --
  • Input voltage, min. (V) -- 2.9
  • Input voltage, max. (V) -- 5
  • Input current, min. (A) -- 0.5
  • Input current, max. (A) -- 2
  • Operating temp., min. (°C) --
  • Operating temp., max. (°C) --
  • Certifications -- (none listed)
Further information...
[board ID = 130]

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