Luckfox Pico Ultra is a Rockchip RV1106-based Linux board

Luckfox Pico Ultra is a Rockchip RV1106-based Linux board

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Luckfox Pico Ultra is a Rockchip RV1106-based micro Linux dev board with 0.5 Tops NPU to run AI that can be configured to run AI tasks. The board also features a MIPI CSI port, an Ethernet port GPIO, UART, RGB LED header, SPI, I2C, USB, a speaker interface, and much more. Waveshare also offers two variants of this board one with the wireless module (The W variant) and one without the wireless module, both modules can be equipped with PoE HATs so there are four variants available for this dev board Kit.

In terms of features and specification, the board is very similar to the LuckFox Pico Pro and Pico Max that we wrote about a few months back but the only difference is the form factor and the option to add a wireless module and/or PoE support. Additionally, we have written about dev boards like the feel free to check those out if you are interested in the topic.

The Rockchip RV1106G3 is a fourth generation of Rockchip NPU that supports int4, int8, and int16 hybrid quantization meaning that this NPU can deliver 0.5 TOPS when using int8, and 1.0 TOPS with int4. Additionally, it has support for third-generation ISP 3.2 with support for up to 5 megapixels camera module, High Dynamic Range and Wide Dynamic Range algorithms.

Luckfox Pico Ultra Specifications

  • SoC: Rockchip RV1106G3
    • CPU: Arm Cortex A7 @ 1.2GHz with an integrated RISC-V co-processor
    • NPU: 0.5 TOPS, supports INT4/INT8/INT16, compatible with TensorFlow, MXNet, PyTorch, Caffe, Onnx NN
    • ISP: 5MP high-performance, supports HDR, WDR, 3DNR, 2DNR, sharpening, defogging, fisheye and gamma correction, feature detection
    • VPU: 3072×1728 (5M) @ 30fps H.265/H.264 encoding, 16M @ 60FPS JPEG snapshot
  • Memory:
    • 256MB DDR3L
  • Storage:
    • 8GB eMMC flash
  • Display Interface:
    • RGB666 LCD
  • Camera Interface:
    • 2-lane MIPI CSI
  • Audio:
    • Onboard microphone
    • Speaker header
  • Connectivity:
    • 10/100Mbps Ethernet controller and embedded PHY with optional PoE
    • 2.4GHz WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2/BLE (available only in Luckfox Pico Ultra W)
  • USB Ports:
    • 1x USB-C port
    • 1x USB-A port (switches with USB Type-C by chip, enabled automatically for USB communication when USB-C is not connected)
  • GPIO:
    • 2x 26-pin headers
  • Miscellaneous:
    • BOOT and RESET buttons
    • User LED
    • RTC battery connector
    • PoE module header
  • Power Supply:
    • 5V via USB-C port or PoE port (802.3af compatible)
  • Dimensions:
    • 50 x 50 mm

In terms of software, the board supports build root and Ubuntu 22.04 systems, and as mentioned earlier the board comes in four variants so you can customize the one that fits your needs at the time of purchase. You can find more details about the products on the Waveshare wiki page.

The Luckfox Pico Ultra dev board is available on AliExpress for $26.27+ based on options like WiFi and PoE. It will soon be on Amazon. It can also be bought from Waveshare’s official store for $17.99-$29.99, excluding shipping.

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