Milk-V has released a Raspberry Pi compatible Milk-V CM4 Module, the Mars.
Milk-V Mars Compute Module is a System on Module (SoM) or computer on module based on a the StarFive JH7110 System on Chip (SoC) it is based RISCV core.
The Mars CM integrates the Central Process Unit (CPU), Power Management Unit (PMU), DRAM memory, flash storage and wireless connectivity (WiFi 5 and BT 5.2) in a small form factor of just 55mm x 40mm.
The Mars Compute Module offers a cost-effective and alternate solution for Raspberry Pi CM4 module , which can work out of the box for many different applications.
Milk-V is a Shenzhen, China based company building RISC-V products for developers, enterprises and consumers. Company wants to promote the development of the RISC-V hardware and software ecosystem.
Milk-V CM4 Module Block Diagram
Milk-V CM4 Module Hardware Spec.
|Processor||StarFive JH7110 64bit SoC with RV64GC, up to 1.5GHz|
|Memory||LPDDR4 2GB / 4GB / 8GB|
|Storage||1x SDIO 2.0 (options for eMMC)|
|1x Nor Flash for boot (16M)|
|Video Output||1x HDMI 2.0|
|1x MIPI DSI (4-lanes)|
|Audio||1x 2CH Audio out (via GPIO)|
|Ethernet||1x Onboard Gigabit Ethernet PHY|
|Wireless||Support WIFI 5 / BT5.2|
|Multimedia||1x MIPI CSI (2×2-lanes or 1×4-lanes)|
|H.264 & H.265 4K@60fps Decoding|
|H.265 1080p@30fps Encoding|
|JPEG encoder / decoder|
|Connectivity||1x USB 2.0|
|1x PCIe 1-lane Host, Gen 2 (5Gbps)|
|Up to 28x GPIO, supporting 3.3V|
|2x 100 Pin Connectors for IO Board|
|Power Input||Support 5V DC in|
|Dimension||55mm x 40mm|
It supports multiple OS Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, etc. Community support is available here: https://community.milkv.io/
For more details, go through Milk-V CM4 Module Product page
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