What do we want in the next Rock Pi?


Your problems seem all to be software related (except M2 boot, which also can be solved by software)

Some info:

  • Boot from EMMC: works, always did
  • Wireless: works, always did (try cevaps scripts/images)
  • Bluetooth: works (on boot and after cold/hot start it works for me only with cevap’s images, not sure if radxa made anything here)
  • Boot from M2: works directly with v1.4, v1.3 requires SD/eMMC for boot partition

I agree with you that RADXA should have had all those things working after flashing default image, like already stated:

Main critics still stay, HW is nothing worth if there is no software working with it properly. Whatever you do with your HW, invest please properly into customer relationship and marketing, you badly need it.

Offtopic: If you quit using it, would you want to sell it? If the price is good, I will buy it

please look at me, mipi csi must change to 4 data lane just like raspberry pi zero’s version(4 lane design, just like raspberry pi ‘Compute Module IO Board’ version used).
anywhere, if use 2 lane,you can use FFC to change to it.

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??? Isn’t the Rock Pi, the piece of hardware?

We’re not here asking about the RADXA team nor see comments about them. Take that stuff elsewhere. And talking back, when you’re obviously in the wrong? Don’t be a little child, take that BS over to Adafruit instead.

To stick to the topic tho… updated RK chip, more RAM, and would be cool if we can stick to the rPI form factor - maybe add a IR led on-board somewhere if possible - since a 2gb version would be great as a home media center.

I opt for:

  • 2x or 4x real USB 3.0 going full speed (for SATA3 SSD, or even M.2)
  • Ethernet 1Gbps

Both above not interfering with each other = independent.

eMMC should stay, maybe some better speed should be able to achieve. Bigger selection of eMMC modules is needed on the market.
microSD card reader should be better = better performance for top cards (SanDisk Extreme etc.).

The “sdcard reader” is just a socket, that is wired directly into the SoC. The performance of it is therefore DIRECTLY a function of the SoC’s implementation of sdcard, and also the software implementation/configuration.

According to rk3399 specifications, it complies with SD3.0 (ref: http://rockchip.wikidot.com/rk3399), which should support a maximum bus speed of 104 MB/s. And now of course you are scratching your head wondering why you never saw anything much over 20. Maybe take a look here: SD card SDR104 mode support


The next Rock Pi:
Pico-ITX Form Factor
Intel Pentium N4200 4 core CPU or Celeron N3350
1x M.2 ‘M key’ 2280
Integrated low profile heatsink
8GB LPDDR3-1866
2x USB3.0
Integrated WiFi
1x USB C(power)
1x 3.5mm headphone
3 pin Molex fan connector
Boots Microsoft Windows 10
Configurable BIOS
Uses under 60 watts at full load.


@Joe_G: that is the stupidest set of wants I’ve ever seen. Guarantee that you would be the only one to buy one.

I know, right? Who would want a Pico-ITX Windows 10 SBC nowadays?

I can’t tell if you’re trying to be funny, but if you want wintel trash, go to your local computer store. They’ve got tons of crap that nobody should ever want.

And FYI: “Pico-ITX” is a product, not a standard.

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Pico-ITX is a form factor.

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If you don’t mind that it has a VIA CPU, which is part of its specifications.

Radxa is releasing a Pico-ITX x86 with an Intel quad core Z8300 Atom later this year, it’s called the Rock Pi X. I’m just hoping for a more capable one in the near future.

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Could you please be more polite? If you disagree, you could offer some constructive criticism. For example, you could offer your own alternative feature list.


Could you please MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
There is no “polite” way to tell a windoze flunky that they’re saying stupid things.

Seeing a Rock Pi 4-like board (same form-factor and features including m.2 slot) but a bit more recent Intel CPU than Rock Pi X and 8GB LPDDR4 RAM would be nice. However, Pico ITX form-factor and 3 pin molex fan connector are very bad ideas in my opinion.

Another, more general point - there are projects that are attempting to write their own operating systems (for example, using the Rust programming language). It would be good if the Rock Pi or its successors could make it easy to port such systems to your hardware. I am not an expert in this but I suppose that the binary blobs that are used in current operating system builds for the Rock Pi would be a problem for this, so you might want to find a way of not requiring them. Similarly, some projects are trying to code on the bare hardware and they would have similar requirements.

I am looking for a smaller form factor rockpi quite similar to the raspberry pi zero W but with more power in the CPU and RAM and cost effective (like about 20$ maybe).
CpU -1.4Ghz 64-bit ARMv8
GPU-ARM Mali with 4k support
Onboard wifi and RAM
30/40 pin EDP/MIPI connector
Micro USB / USB- C connector
Ability to run on standard Li-ion battery pack
Ability to run android natively
with this hardware, we can build a tiny touch screen lcd tablet that is customisable to run either android or a linux desktop.

@srinu57 ROCK Pi Z, on our roadmap, not exactly as your requirement but very close.

@Joe_G on our roadmap too, but I can not tell more at this time.