4Kopen – 4K UHD video development platform features STMicro STiH418 Media Processor

4Kopen – 4K UHD video development platform features STMicro STiH418 Media Processor


4Kopen has showcased at 2019 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2019) at the beginning of the month a new 4K capable board featuring STMicro STiH418 Media Processor. The development board comes with 2 GB RAM, HDMI 2.0 output, HDMI 1.4 input, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, a mini PCIe slot fitted with an 802.11b/g/n WiFi module, an eSATA connector and more.

The board is a fully open source 4K development platform with OrCAD and PDF schematics, Gerber files, and datasheet all available for download. There’s also a Wiki explaining how to get started with Raspbian or buildroot built Starkl Linux distributions, and how to use the GStreamer media APIs


4Kopen (B2264) hardware specifications

  • SoC – STMicro STiH418 quad-core Arm Cortex-A9 processor @ 1.2 GHz,  quad-core Mali-400 GPU, and 4x ST231 DSP (Each Core Quad issue) @ 650 MHz
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3 @ 2133 MHz
  • Storage – micro SD socket, eSATA port
  • Video & Audio I/O
    • Output – HDMI 2.0 Tx up to 2160p60, 3.5mm AV jack with composite video and stereo audio
    • Input – HDMI 1.4 Rx up to 2160p30
  • Video Decode/Encode
    • Ultra HD Decoding, up to 2160p60
    • Full HD Encoding, up to 1080p60
  • Networking – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi 4
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Expansion
    • Mini PCIe slot (wireless module included)
    • 40-pin GPIO header
  • Debugging – JTAG header
  • Misc – Reset button
  • Power Supply – 12V DC
  • Dimensions – TBC

You can purchase a board for £150 on Amazon UK or larger quantities on the 4kOpen website. Alternatively, you could try your luck via an Electronics Weekly contest where they will offer 10 boards for free to randomly selected contestants by the 31st of March.

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