HiKey 970

The HiKey 970 is an AI-oriented SBC based on the 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC along with a dedicated Neural-network Processing Unit (NPU) and ARM Mali G72 MP12 GPU, plus 6GB RAM, hi-res MIPO-CSI, WiFi/BT, USB, CAN, and more.


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Product overview...
  • Board Name -- HiKey 970
  • Category -- SBC
  • Model --
  • Manufacturer -- HiSilicon
  • Official website -- click here
  • Price -- $300 (USD)
  • Additional info may be found via this automated Google search
  • Posted 2019-09-18 12:00am
System-on-Chip...
  • Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Primary processor type -- 4x ARM Cortex-A73 + 4x ARM Cortex-A53
  • Primary processor word-width -- 64-bit
  • Primary processor cores -- 8
  • Primary processor clock rate (GHz) -- 2.36
Additional processors (if any)...
  • GPU (graphics) -- Mali G72-MP12
  • MCU (microcontroller) --
  • FPGA (gates) --
  • Other (DSP, FPU, NPU, TPU, AI...) -- Built-in NPU: 960MHz, 256MAC/cycle
System RAM...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 6
  • Type -- LPDDR4x
  • ECC support -- No
  • Factory installed? -- Yes
On-board solid-state storage...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 64
  • Type -- UFS
  • Factory installed? -- Yes
Removable solid-state storage...
  • Interface type -- microSD (up to 16GB)
  • m.2 interfaces -- 0
  • m.2 NVMe support --
SATA support...
  • SATA ports -- 0
USB ports...
  • USB host ports -- 3
  • USB OTG ports -- 2
  • USB port types -- 2x 3.0, 2.0 Type-C host+OTG
Ethernet...
  • Ethernet interfaces -- 1
  • Maximum LAN speed (Mbps) -- 1000
  • Wake-on-LAN support? --
Wireless...
  • WiFi -- 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth -- 4.2
  • Broadband --
  • LoRa --
HDMI...
  • Number of HDMI ports -- 1
  • HDMI version -- 2.0a
  • Max. HDMI resolution -- 4k
  • FPS at max. resolution -- 60
Other display interfaces...
  • Composite video (CVBS) ports -- 0
  • Other display interfaces (DSI, LVDS, VGA...) --
Camera interfaces...
  • Number of camera ports -- 2
  • Camera interface types -- 4-lane + 2-lane CSI
Audio I/O...
  • Analog output ports -- 0
  • Audio connector type --
  • Audio via HDMI? -- 1
  • I2S interfaces -- 1
  • SPDIF interfaces -- 0
  • Line inputs -- 0
  • Mic inputs -- 0
  • On-board microphones -- 0
Other I/O...
  • GPIO -- 100
  • ADC -- 0
  • PWM -- 0
  • SPI -- 1
  • I2C -- 2
  • 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 --
Operating system support...
  • Linux -- Debian
  • Android -- Android 8.x
  • Windows --
  • Other OSes --
Other features not listed elsewhere:

* 96boards CE Extended form factor
* GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou
* CAN V2.0B up to 1Mbps
* Video Dec up to H.265 3840×2160 @60fps
* PCIe slot
* UEFI + ARM Trusted Firmware Kernel 4.9
* CSI-2 driver, GPS enable, CAN enable, PCIe enable for storage and LTE connect

Physical specs...
  • Width (mm) -- 100
  • Height (mm) -- 85
  • Depth (mm) -- 10
  • Weight (gm) --
  • Input voltage, min. (V) -- 8
  • Input voltage, max. (V) -- 18
  • Input current, min. (A) -- 2
  • Input current, max. (A) -- 2
  • Operating temp., min. (°C) -- 0
  • Operating temp., max. (°C) -- 70
  • Certifications --

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