Milk-V Duo: A $9 RISC-V Computer for Linux

Milk-V Duo is a compact embedded computer based on the CV1800B RISC-V chip. It can run Linux and RTOS. It is a low-cost, and high-performance platform for various applications like IP Camera, Data Loggers, Smart Street Lights, etc.

Milk-V Duo: A $9 RISC-V Computer for Linux 1

Milk-V Duo Technical Specification

  • CVITEK CV1800B (C906@1Ghz + C906@700MHz)
  • Dual RV64 Core up to 1GHz
  • 64MB RAM
  • Supports H.264/H.265 video encoding, up to 2880×1620@20fps.
  • Provides 10/100Mbps Ethernet via optional add-on board
  • Storage: 1x Mirco SD slot,1x SD NAND solder pad
  • USB: 1x Type-C for data and Power,1x USB2 solder pad
  • Camera: 1x 16P FPC connector (MIPI CSI 2-lane)
  • Up to 26 GPIO pins on the MilkV-Duo 40-pin header provide access to internal peripherals such as SDIO, I2C, PWM, SPI, J-TAG, and UART.
    • Up to 3x I2C
    • Up to 5x UART
    • Up to 1x SDIO1
    • Up to 1x SPI
    • Up to 2x ADC
    • Up to 7x PWM
    • Up to 1x JTAG
  • Compact Form Factor (21mm*51mm) with Castellated Pads
  • Compatible with Veroboard and breadboard

Milk-V Duo Pin Out

Milk-V Duo PIN OUT

IO Expansion Board

IO Board expands the Milk-V Duo with 4 USB, 1 RJ45 network port, 1 serial port pinout, and 1 Type-C power input connector.

This expansion board can improve the development efficiency of Duo and facilitate developers to access commonly used USB peripherals and Ethernet.

Milk-V Duo IO Board

IO Board Specification‚Äč

  • 4x USB
  • 1x 100Mbps RJ45
  • 1x Serial port pinout
  • 1x Type-C power input connector

Hardware Schematic of the IO Board is available here


How to Buy?

Milk-V Duo is available at various online stores: ARACE.TECH, Option 2, Option 3. Not all sites are opening in India.

I am currently working as an embedded systems design consultant and helping companies build custom embedded products, develop test automation solution for their PCB.

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