Kkadas Edge product line - now on Indiegogo

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The recent news about VMware and Raspberry Pi revealed just one more area these little computers are getting into. And there are millions of Raspberry Pi's currently in use - so we know for sure there's a huge market for Single Board computers, market that grows every year and will continue to groe for the foreseable future.
And manufacturers know this also, so it does not come as a surprise that new SBC's are announced every month.

One of the most interesting SBC's just landed on Indiegogo - the Khadas Edge product line promises to offer more connectivity and more power in a similar footprint as RPi.
It has a 314-pin MXM3 edge connector and some standard ports, ports that can be extended to pretty much everything you could need using the Khadas Captain carrier board.

Khadas Edge Khadas Edge interfaces

There's a lot to cover on the connectivity, but in a nutshell there are 3 Edge versions (Edge, Edge-V, Edge-1S), each of them having 3 RAM/ROM combinations (Basic, Pro, Max). Between them there are two SoC versions, and there's also the Khadas Captain carrier board, and an abundance of accessories, so Khadas plans are quite ambitious.

Khadas Edge vs Edge-V vs 1S

Khadas Edge full specs

  • CPU: Rokchip RK3399 hexa-core processor, 2X ARM Cortex-A72 CPU + 4X Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T864
  • RAM: 2GB (Basic)/4GB (Pro)/4GB (Max)
  • ROM: 16GB (Basic)/32GB (Pro)/64GB (Max)
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 RTL8211FF
  • USB: 2 x USB Type-C (one for power only),USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 host
  • Audio/Video: HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K @ 60 Hz, with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI CEC)
  • Other: 314-pin MXM3 edge connector, SD Card, IR , built-in lithium polymer battery header
  • OS: Android Oreo, Ubuntu 18.04, Debian 9.0, with mainline Linux and U-Boot

Khadas Edge-V is a bit thicker and come with an optional DIY case, and heatsink modified for the 3705 Cooling Fan, 3 independent display panels, via HDMI, MIPI-DSI, USB-C, and e-DP.
The onboard Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet Port with WOL and gyroscopic sensor - and the device is also capable of timed power-on and power-off.
These make the Khadas Edge-V suitable for digital signage applications.

Finally, there's the Khadas Edge-1S board, advertised by Khadas as "ideally suited for artificial intelligence applications" - mostly because of it's RK3399Pro SoC, which has a 3.0 TOPS neural processing unit (NPU) for AI applications.
The neural processing unit has it's own dedicated LPDDR3, so the "usual" 3 versions of Edge-V look interesting :

  • - 1GB LPDDR3/2GB LPDDR4 (Basic)
  • - 2GB LPDDR3/4GB LPDDR4/32GB (Pro)
  • - 2GB LPDDR3/4GB LPDDR4/128GB (Max)

Khadas plans to use the profits from the 200,000 USD raised from the sale of Edge and Edge-V to speed-up the release of Edge-1S, which is also compatible with Khadas Captain.

Khadas Edge - gaming Khadas Edge - digital signage Khadas Edge - augmented reality Khadas Edge - Artificial Intelligence

We talked a bit about the use-cases for these boards, some of them requiring a number of accessories - Khadas is working on them also, and will provide quite a few:

  • - Edge Heatsink
  • - 5-inch LCD Touchscreen
  • - 3705 Cooling Fan
  • - Edge IO expansion board
  • - 13 MegaPixel IMX214 Camera
  • - Li-Po Battery
  • - USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • - Khadas 24W USB-C Power Adapter

So there you go, a product line just waiting to be discovered - you can check out the details on Indiegogo.
I have a feeling that we'll talk more about Khadas Edge soon, so make sure you check back - or follow us on Twitter!