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Radxa Team

May 12th, 2021
  • Radxa Team is a startup founded 2013, focusing on design, manufacture and sell Open Source Hardware products.
  • Radxa® also provides custom designing, prototyping and software/hardware integration services.
  • Radxa® is pronounced as [reksə].
    The name is from the Latin word radix which means root.
  • Radxa® is a registered trade mark by Radxa Limited in Shenzhen, China.

Radxa Team is a group of young people who love computers and all kinds of geeks.

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Rock Pi: http://rockpi.org/

Forums: https://forum.radxa.com/

Wiki: https://wiki.radxa.com/

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Firefly Station P2

May 12th, 2021

Overview of Station P2

RK3568 quad-core 64-bit processor
RK3568 quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A55 processor, with brand new ARM v8.2-A architecture, has frequency up to 2.0GHz — the efficiency is greatly improved. With 22nm lithography process, it features low power consumption and high performance.

8GB large RAM, all-data-link ECC
Supporting up to 8GB RAM, with up to 32Bit width and frequency up to 1600MHz, it supports all-data-link ECC, making data safer and more reliable. The large RAM fits the needs of smoothly running apps with large amount of data and high speed requirements.

Integrated co-processors — GPU, VPU, NPU

It is integrated with dual-core GPU, high-performance VPU and high-efficiency NPU. The GPU supports OpenGL ES3.2/2.0/1.1, Vulkan1.1. The VPU can achieve 4K 60fps H.265/H.264/VP9 video decoding and 1080P 100fps H.265/ H.264 video encoding. The NPU supports one-click switching of mainstream frameworks like Caffe/TensorFlow.

4K HDR vision
The new video engine VPU can easily decode H.265/HEVC/VP9 4K HDR videos, supports 3840×2160@60Hz ultra-HD output and HDR10 — optimizes the dynamic range and details of the image frame by frame, enhances the image quality and color performance, delivering clear and vibrant vision experience.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
The dual adaptive RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, through which internal and external network data can be accessed and transmitted, improves the network transmission efficiency. Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports deliver better network scalability, and can be used in scenarios such as setting up family gigabit network, DIY gigabit router, soft router, OpenWrt.

Powerful wireless network communication
WiFi 6 (802.11ax) wireless network communication is supported, with the maximum bandwidth reaches 160MHz and the highest speed reaches 9.6Gbps — the speed is greatly improved than WiFi 5. And, WiFi 6 delivers lower packet loss rate and retransmission rate, making the transmission more stable and secure.

Onboard M.2 and SATA3.0 interfaces
The onboard M.2 PCIe3.0 and SATA3.0 interfaces can be connected with an M.2 NVMe SSD and a 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD respectively, owning the advantages of high-speed reading and writing and large capacity.

RS485 and RS232 interface extension
The configured Control Port (RJ45) provides one RS485 and two RS232, through which you can connect to external devices with RS485/RS232 serial port to control more external devices flexibly and create more fun ways to play.

Excellent heat dissipation

Toothed aluminium alloy case in matte black under high-precision CNC machining and with good air flow design makes excellent heat dissipation, even without fans.

A variety of interfaces
HDMI2.0, USB3.0, USB2.0 x 2, Control Port (RS485 x 1, RS232 x 2), Type-C (OTG), LAN x 2, TF CARD and other interfaces are provided.

Configured with Geek System

Station OS (Firefly Geek System) brings you living room playing experience. Just connect the TV or display at home to build a home entertainment center to enjoy movies and games with high-definition and big-screen viewing.

Various systems and boot ways supported
It supports to upgrade to Android, Ubuntu, Linux+QT, Station OS and other systems, and supports to boot the system via TF card, U disk, EMMC, etc. Diverse supporting systems make entertainment, work, programming learning, creative development all easy.

Station application programs and forums
Station application programs, including WeChat mini program, app and website, through which you can play videos, remotely control, remotely download and so on, enable you to play the geek computer anywhere anytime. Besides, forums with tremendous creative ideas and fun are waiting for you.

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Firefly Team

May 12th, 2021

Firefly is a Team formed in 2014 by T-Chip Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd, focused on the research and development of open source intelligent hardware.

Firefly creates a platform full of scientific and technological creativity that makes product research and development efficient and simple so that creators can collect ideas and share them all together.

T-Chip Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. specializes in providing hardware and software services and is committed to lowering the threshold for technological innovation to accelerate the integration of smart technology and life.

Firefly has released over 10 platforms and attracted over 200 000 community developers.

Firefly specializes in multi-platform application development as well as cloud service support, hardware schematics, and industrial design.

Firefly launches a series of products under the Station PC brand.

Station PC is the new Firefly series of single board computers that continues the open source functionality of Firefly and is more suitable for computer geeks.

In addition to its powerful configuration, this series is also supported by multiple operating systems, dedicated apps and player forums, allowing you to play and unleash your full creativity.

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