Rock Pi 4C

by Radxa Limited

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  • Powerful Rockchip RK3399 64-bit Hexa-core processor for better multithread application performance
  • Mali T860MP4 Quad-core GPU for AI capabilities
  • Better IO performance with multiple storage options
  • Faster wireless connectivity with 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0
  • GbE LAN to work without latency under heavy load
  • Dual Display output with mirror or extended modes
  • Color-coded 40-pin GPIO header to interface with a range of sensors

ROCK Pi 4 Model C is a Rockchip RK3399 based SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. It can run android or some Linux distributions. It features a six-core ARM processor, 64bit dual channel 3200Mb/s 4GB LPDDR4, up to 4K@60 HDMI, MIPI DSI, MIPI CSI, 3.5mm jack with mic, 2.4/5GHz WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Ports, GbE LAN, 40-pin color-coded expansion header, RTC. Also, ROCK Pi 4 model C supports USB PD and QC powering.

ROCK Pi has a modern and powerful hexa-core ARM-based processor, RK3399 inside, it offers significantly improved performance versus other popular SBC boards. All models are equipped with LPDDR4 3200Mb/s RAM. Furthermore, you can add high-performance eMMC modules, to boost all applications performance.

ROCK Pi features maker friendly expansion options, including a 40-pin GPIO interface that allows for interfacing with range inputs from buttons, switches, sensors, LEDs, and much more. ROCK Pi also features a Gbit LAN for the network, with dedicated bus and controller, it works without latency under heavy load network applications. Onboard 802.11 ac wifi offers 2.4G&5G WLAN connectivity. With Bluetooth 5.0, ROCK Pi benefits-improved Bluetooth speed and greater range. ROCK Pi also features one USB 3.0 host and one USB 3.0 OTG ports, each 5Gbps/s, working independently. The USB 3.0 OTG can work as a USB device such as Android ADB or USB gadgets. A hardware switch is provided for OTG mode switch.

ROCK Pi supports mainstream AI stack with GPU acceleration. Furthermore, a dedicated hardware NPU accelerator coming up next for ROCK Pi will boosts complex Machine Learning algorithm and reduce the power. Industrial standard MIPI CSI connector makes it easy to connect existing cameras to ROCK Pi and ROCK Pi also supports industrial standard MIPI DSI for LCD and touch screen. With the hardware-accelerated algorithm, it’s great for Computer Vision application, Robotics and much more


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Adafruit Blinka Installation

We use a special library called adafruit_blinka (named after Blinka, the CircuitPython mascot) to provide the layer that translates the CircuitPython hardware API to whatever library the Linux board provides.

For example, on Raspberry Pi we use the python RPi.GPIO library. For any I2C interfacing we'll use ioctl messages to the /dev/i2c device. For SPI we'll use the spidev python library, etc. These details don't matter so much because they all happen underneath the adafruit_blinka layer.