Orange Pi 5 Pro: powerful low-cost SBC

Orange Pi 5 Pro

Good news for technology enthusiasts! The Orange Pi 5 Pro, a powerful SBC at a good price, and which is now available for purchase. This new device is powered by the latest Rockchip RK3588S SoC and offers impressive features at a competitive price. The Orange Pi 5 Pro comes in three memory configurations: 4GB, 8GB and 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, the fastest type of memory available for an SBC. While currently only the 16GB version is available for purchase from 100 euros (depending on the model chosen).

This SBC is a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the Orange Pi 5, which came equipped with a less powerful SoC and LPDDR4 memory. Excellent performance and compatibility with various operating systems, including Android 12, Ubuntu and Debian.

While the M.2 socket allows for faster storage options compared to traditional eMMC flash memory, the interface limits speed to some extent. However, it still offers a significant performance increase compared to SBC boards that only use integrated eMMC flash memories.

Overall, the Orange Pi 5 Pro is an attractive option for those looking for a Powerful and versatile SBC at a reasonable price. It is ideal for various applications including media centers, edge computing, and even emulators for light gaming, etc.

Technical specifications of the Orange Pi 5 Pro

As for the technical specifications of the Orange Pi 5 Pro, it is worth highlighting:

  • Rockchip RK3588S SoC:
    • CPU with 4x Cortex-A76 cores @ 2.4 GHz and 4x Cortex-A55 cores @ 1.8 GHz.
    • Integrated Arm Mali-G610 MP4 GPU. Support for OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.2, and Vulkan 1.2 graphics APIs.
    • 8K@60 VPU, with hardware-accelerated H.265/AVS2/VP9/H.264/AV1 codec and 8K@30 H.265/H.264 decodec.
    • NPU to accelerate 6 TOPS AI loads.
  • RAM:
    • Capacities to choose from 4GB, 8GB, 16GB.
    • Type LPDDR5
  • Storage:
    • eMMC socket
    • SPI NOR Flash
    • M.2 2280 M-Key slot for installing NVMe (PCIe 2.0 x1) or SATA3 SSD drives.
    • MicroSD memory card slot.
  • Video output:
    • HDMI 2.1 for up to 8K at 60 FPS.
    • HDMI 2.0 for up to 4K at 60 FPS using a DisplayPort to HDMI bridge.
    • MIPI DSI four-lane connector for 4Kp60.
  • I/F Camera:
    • 2x MIPI CSI connectors with four lanes.
  • Audio:
    • ES8388 audio codec.
    • 3.5mm audio jack for headphones or microphone.
    • Onboard MIC.
    • Support for HDMI 2.1 eARC
  • Net:
    • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 with PoE+ option.
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 with BLE support. With Ampak AP6256 module and external antenna.
  • USB ports:
    • 1 x USB 3.0.
    • 3 x USB 2.0.
    • 2x USB 2.0 via header.
  • Expansion:
    • 40-pin header with up to 28x GPIO, 4x UART, 8x PWM, 4x I2C, 1x SPI, 1x CAN Bus, and 5V, 3.3V, as well as GND.
    • M.2 2280 M-Key (PCIe 2.0 x1)
  • Debugging or debugging:
    • UART40-pin GPIO console
  • Miscellaneous:
    • MaskROM, Reset, and Power buttons.
    • RGB LED.
    • Connector for 2-pin 5V fans.
    • 2-pin 3V RTC connector.
  • Power supply:
    • 5V/5A via USB Type-C.
    • RK806-1 PMU.
  • Dimensions and weight:
    • 89 × 56 mm.
    • 62 grams.

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