Milk-V Duo S is A SOPHON SG2000 Based SBC with Enhanced Multimedia and Connectivity Features

Milk-V Duo S is A SOPHON SG2000 Based SBC with Enhanced Multimedia and Connectivity Features

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The Milk-V Duo S is another compact SBC powered by the SOPHON SG2000 Dual-Core RV64 Processor. The SOPHON SG2000 is a hybrid SOC With Dual C906 RV64 Cores and an ARM Cortex-A53 Core. Additionally, the board features an 8051-based 6KB MCU and a 0.5 TOPs (Int8) TPU similar to the Milk-V Duo launched in June 2023. This new Duo S variant steps up with 512MB DDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC for storage.

Milk-V Duo S, a compact SBC with SOPHON SG2000, dual RV64 cores, ARM Cortex-A53, 8051 MCU, 0.5 TOPs TPU, 512MB RAM, and 8GB eMMC.

The board includes features like 100Mbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, microSD, and SPI connectivity, on top of that the board has a 5M,30FPS Image Signal Processor(ISP) for quality imaging and video recording at 30FPS. Continuing on it has 2x MIPI CSI lanes, and 1x MIPI DSI 4-lane ports for multimedia, plus hardware H.264/H.265 encoding for video applications, and audio support via GPIO. all these features come in a compact 43x43mm board with pre-soldered headers for ease of use.

We are not finished with the feature as this device has 39x GPIOs, USB-C power input, 3.3V/2A output with low battery detection, USB 2.0 Type-A (Host mode), and an optional PoE HAT for expanded connectivity.

Milk-V also talks about a camera module that is compatible with the Duo series and provides an affordable imaging solution with its GALAXYCORE GC2083 CMOS sensor. This hardware version 1.1 features a 1/3 inch sensor with 1920×1080 resolution, RAW 10bit/8bit support, and up to 30fps video capture. Which makes it perfect for the onboard Image Signa Processor.

The Milk-V Duo S, Specifications:

  • Processor:
    • Dual C906 RV64 Cores at 1GHz and 700MHz
    • ARM Cortex-A53 Core at 1GHz
    • 8051 6KB MCU
  • AI Acceleration:
    • 0.5 TOPs (Int8) TPU
  • Image Processing:
    • 5M @ 30FPS ISP
  • Memory:
    • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage:
    • 8GB eMMC Onboard (OPTIONAL)
  • Networking:
    • 10/100 Ethernet Onboard
    • Wifi 6 & Bluetooth 5 (OPTIONAL)
  • Connectivity:
    • USB 2.0 Type-A Host Port
    • TF/microSD & SPI
    • PoE HAT (OPTIONAL)
  • Camera Interface:
    • 2x MIPI CSI 2-Lane
  • Display Interface:
    • 1x MIPI DSI 4-Lane
  • I/O Ports:
    • 39 GPIOs
    • I2C, ADC, PWM, UART, SPI, SDIO, and JTAG Support
  • Power Management:
    • USB-C Power and Data
    • 5V Input
    • 3.3V 2A Output
    • Low Battery Detection
  • Audio:
    • Audio via GPIO Pads
  • Video:
    • Hardware H.264/H.265 Encoding
  • Physical Characteristics:
    • Header Pins Pre-Soldered
    • 43x43mm Form Factor

In terms of documentation the company provides, a Wiki page where all the technical information about the board is hosted. They also have their own GitHub repo where you can find more technical details with code examples.

The Milk-V Duo S can be pre-ordered for $11.00 without Wi-Fi or storage, and a Wi-Fi version costs $14.00. SD cards and cables are sold separately. Shipping is expected to begin on March 18, 2024. The company also offers a camera module that is available for $8.00 on the shop.plati.ma site.

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