New AML-S905X-CC-V2 Compliments Older Le Potato Models but Targets Commercial and Consumer Applications
We are very pleased to announce that Libre Computer, has just released a new model of its Le Potato SBC, targeted at unique commercial and consumer application needs. This new addition to the range of open-source Raspberry Pi alternatives named AML-S905X-CC-V2 comes with 4K media playback and claims GPIO compatibility with the Raspberry Pi.
The new “Sweet Potato” board, as it is also called, is based on an Amlogic S905X SoC – a 4-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 1.5GHz with 2G + 3P ARM Mali-450 GPU. It is also equipped with a 5-pin USB header which provides a direct interface for UVC cameras.
This new Sweet Potato has predecessors such as the AML-S905X-CC “Le Potato” board. One thing that differentiates it from them is that it comes with a DDR4 memory and a 16MB SPI boot ROM with a Boot Select Switch; an upgrade to the DDR3 in others. Another difference is that it offers 5V/3A Type-C power-in, compared to the 5V/2.5A microUSB that the others give. PoE support is another feature that helps to bring one-wire networking and power to your projects. The company claims that Sweet Potato pulls around 1W while idle. It also comes with a 5-pin USB header and an eMMC 5. X Slim module with the mounting standoff.
There is no CVBS/Stereo Analog Jack in it though but it still comes with a usual 40 pin GPIO header making it retain its compatibility with a number of HATs. Other similarities include the same Raspberry Pi 3B+ form factor, 4x USB Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0a, IR sensor, and the same Amlogic S905X SoC. It is also compatible with a $20 PoE HAT with PWM fan controller.
Features and Specifications
- Amlogic S905X SoC
- 4-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 1.5GHz
- 2G + 3P ARM Mali-450 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1 / 2.0, OpenVG 1.1
- 2GB DDR4 RAM size
- 1x microSD Card slot
- 16MB SPI boot ROM
- eMMC 5.X module
- 40-pin RPI-compatible GPIO
- USB header, PoE header, 8-pin audio header
- UART debug header, IR sensor
- Fast Ethernet
- HDMI 2.0
- 4x USB 2.0
- 5V/3A USB Type-C Power Input
If you want to enjoy the discounted price of $30 that the Sweet Potato is being sold for now, you can visit here and grab the offer while it lasts as the price might likely go up to its default price of $35 anytime soon.
Other valuable details can be found on the product announcement page.
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