SBC-M7

The SBC-M7 is marketed as "a form-fit and function industrial replacement of a Pi3" with "more in performance and moreover in industrial safety of the product." The board uses Rockchip’s quad-core Cortex-A53 RK3328 SoC, and provides 1GB or 2GB RAM and an option of 16GB of on-board eMMC storage. Ports include HDMI, camera, USB2/3, Ethernet, and UART, plus optional on-board WiFi 802a/b/g/n and BT module. Additionally, there’s a 22-pin expansion header that’s claimed to be compatible with that of the RPi 3.


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Product overview...
  • Board Name -- SBC-M7
  • Category -- SBC
  • Model -- SBC-M7x
  • Manufacturer -- Novasom
  • Official website -- click here
  • Price -- (USD)
  • Additional info may be found via this automated Google search
  • Posted 2019-02-10 12:00am
System-on-Chip...
  • Rockchip RK3328
  • Primary processor type -- ARM Cortex-A53
  • Primary processor word-width -- 32-bit
  • Primary processor cores -- 4
  • Primary processor clock rate (GHz) -- 1.5
Additional processors (if any)...
  • GPU (graphics) -- Mali-450 MP4
  • MCU (microcontroller) --
  • FPGA (gates) --
  • Other (DSP, FPU, NPU, TPU, AI...) --
System RAM...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 2
  • Type --
  • ECC support -- No
  • Factory installed? -- Yes
On-board solid-state storage...
  • Maximum capacity (GB) -- 16
  • Type -- 16GB eMMC (on SBC-M7FT)
  • Factory installed? -- No
Removable solid-state storage...
  • Interface type -- microSD (up to 32GB)
  • m.2 interfaces -- 0
  • m.2 NVMe support --
SATA support...
  • SATA ports -- 0
USB ports...
  • USB host ports -- 2
  • USB OTG ports -- 1
  • USB port types -- 1x USB3.0, 1x USB2.0
Ethernet...
  • Ethernet interfaces -- 1
  • Maximum LAN speed (Mbps) -- 100
  • Wake-on-LAN support? --
Wireless...
  • WiFi -- 802.11 a/b/g/n (optional)
  • Bluetooth -- Bluetooth
  • Broadband --
  • LoRa --
HDMI...
  • Number of HDMI ports -- 1
  • HDMI version --
  • Max. HDMI resolution -- 4k
  • FPS at max. resolution --
Other display interfaces...
  • Composite video (CVBS) ports -- 0
  • Other display interfaces (DSI, LVDS, VGA...) --
Camera interfaces...
  • Number of camera ports -- 0
  • Camera interface types -- parallel
Audio I/O...
  • Analog output ports -- 1
  • 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 -- 22
  • ADC -- 0
  • PWM -- 0
  • SPI -- 1
  • I2C -- 2
  • UARTs -- 1
  • RS232 (or 485 or 422) -- 0
  • IR receiver -- No
Expansion connector compatibility?
  • Arduino compatible -- No
  • Raspberry Pi compatible -- Yes
Miscellaneous functions...
  • Real time clock (RTC) support -- yes
  • PMIC/PMU (power management controllers) --
  • Lithium battery support --
Operating system support...
  • Linux -- Debian Linux; Armbian
  • Android -- Android 7.1, 8.1
  • Windows --
  • Other OSes --
Other features not listed elsewhere:

* UPS manager (requires ext. battery)
* 40-pin I/O expansion header (claimed compatible with Raspberry Pi 3)
* Novasom SDK enables the SBC-M7 to run software developed for Raspberry Pi
* 12VDC power input (6.5 to 18V, protected) optionally available

Physical specs...
  • Width (mm) -- 86
  • Height (mm) -- 56
  • Depth (mm) -- 0
  • Weight (gm) --
  • Input voltage, min. (V) -- 5
  • Input voltage, max. (V) -- 5
  • Input current, min. (A) -- 0.5
  • Input current, max. (A) -- 0.5
  • Operating temp., min. (°C) -- 0
  • Operating temp., max. (°C) -- 70
  • Certifications -- CE, FCC

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