Quartz64 Model B Single Board PC with Rockchip RK3566 Now Available

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The Quartz64 Model B is a credit card sized single board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3566 processor and featuring Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, audio and USB ports as well as a 40 pin Raspberry Pi compatible GPIO header.

First announced over a year ago, the card is finally available for purchase on the Pine Store: a model with 4 GB of LPDDR RAM sells for $60.

According to Pine64, the Quartz64 Model B also supports 2GB or 8GB of RAM and can be configured with up to 128GB of eMMC flash storage. But the 4GB RAM/no storage option seems to be the only model available at the moment.

The board’s RK3566 processor features four ARM Cortex-A55 processor cores, a 2GHz Mali-G52 MP2 graphics card, and a neural network engine with up to 0.8 TOPS of AI performance.

Other features include built-in WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 support, M.2 slot for PCIe Gen 2 cards, MIPI-DSI and MIPI-CSI display and camera connectors, real-time clock and a microSD card reader for storage. The board has one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports, as well as an IR receiver for use with a remote control. The board works with 5V/3A power adapters.

While it’s not the first device from Pine64 to feature the processor, it’s more compact and user-friendly than the developer-focused Quartz64 Model-A launched last year.

According the Pine64 wikiboth Quartz64 products support operating systems including Manjaro ARM, Arch Linux ARM, Tiaonocore DKI, and NetBSD.

Going through Pine64 May 2022 Update

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