VIM3

Amlogic A311D SBC with 5.0 TOPS NPU

In-Stock: Available for immediate shipping.

HIGHLIGHTS

+ Faster CPU Performance

A311D big-little architecture. x4 2.2Ghz Cortex-A73 cores, paired with x2 1.8Ghz Cortex-A53 cores.
 

+ Neural Processing Unit for A.I.

Next generation, deep-neural-network applications, at 5.0 TOPS.

 

+ Switchable PCIe and USB 3.0

Use the Khadas KBI to switch the "combo interface" to either the USB-3.0 port or PCIe interface.

 

+ USB-C Power Delivery

Wide-range of power input, from 5-20V for power-hungry applications, e.g. Microphone Array and Speakers.

 

+ Dual Independent Displays

HDMI and MIPI-DSI, with 3-axis digital accelerometer for display rotation detection.

+ Dual Cameras

4 lane MIPI-CSI, up to 8MP ISP, with 30 Pin 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connector.

ADVANCED FEATURES
VIM3 surpasses the competition with these unique specs.

DESCRIPTION

The VIM3 SBC is the latest addition to our popular Khadas VIM series. It has a powerful Amlogic A311D SoC: x4 Cortex A73 performance-cores (2.2Ghz), and x2 Cortex A53 efficiency-cores (1.8Ghz) are merged into a hexa-core configuration, and fabricated with a 12nm process to maximise performance, thermal and electrical efficiency.

VIM3 is designed with the same form-factor as our popular VIM2 and VIM1. It is the size of a credit-card, and fits perfectly inside our DIY Case. Although diminutive, VIM3 is competitively-priced and fully-featured; everything you need is already built-in.

Digital-signage developers will love the programmable MCU, MIPI-CSI for dual cameras, real-time clock, wake-on-lan functionality and 3-axis g-sensor to detect signage orientation. The M2X Extension Board has an NVMe SSD slot, power-over-ethernet, 100-mbit ethernet, 4G module slot, nano-sim slot, and GPIO.

The new VIM3 SBC goes beyond what our original VIM models have to offer. It has an onboard 5.0 TOPS NPU for neural network applications, an M.2 slot for NVMe SSDs that can switch between PCIe and USB 3.0 via Khadas KBI commands, and a USB-C port with 5-20 volt USB power-delivery input.

PERFORMANCE
VIM3 is a beauty and a beast.

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* 16GB eMMC read performance is lower than the 32GB version (Samsung eMMC documentation).

* Wi-Fi Distance: 7 meters from the testing router.

* TF-Card: SanDisk 16GB, Class-10 A1, HC-I

* USB 2.0 / 3.0: Samsung T5 Portable SSD

* PCI-e: Samsung EVO 970

CPU STRESS TEST

* CPU stress test was conducted with a New VIM Heatsink, which prevented thermal throttling.

* The heatsink was operating in passive-mode, no cooling fan was attached.

SBC COMPARISON
See how VIM3 compares to the Raspberry Pi 4 and other SBCs.

* VIM3 is compared with the Edge-V Pro, Odroid-N2 (4GB) and Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB).

SUPPORTED ROMS
Run your favourite Android and Linux operating systems.

Android 9.0
Android TV
Armbian
Manjaro ARM
Ubuntu XFCE 18.04
LibreELEC (Linux 5.x)
CoreELEC (Linux 4.9)
OpenWRT
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NPU MODELS
VIM3 supports popular deep learning models.

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USE CASES

INTERFACES
VIM3 v12 Layout & I/O.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
VIM3 technical specifications.

Model

Basic

Pro

SoC

Amlogic A311D

2.2 Ghz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A73 and 1.8Ghz Dual Core Cortex A53 CPU

ARM G52 MP4 GPU up to 800Mhz

HW UHD 4K H.265 75fps 10-bit video decoder & low latency 1080p H.265 / H.264 60fps decoder

Supports multi-video decoding up to 4Kx2K@60fps + 1x1080P@60fps

Dolby Vision and HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and PRIME HDR video processing

Built-in Cortex-M4 core for "always-on" processing

TrustZone based security for DRM video streaming

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5.0 TOPS performance NPU

INT8 inference up to 1536 MAC

Supports all major deep learning frameworks including Tensorflow and Caffe

STM8S003 with Programmable EEPROM

MCU [1]

16MB

SPI Flash

LPDDR4 / 4X

2GB

4GB

EMMC 5.1

16GB

32GB

Wi-Fi

AP6398S Module

802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO with RSDB [3]

Bluetooth

V5.0

LAN

10/100/1000M

WOL [4]

Wake On LAN

TF Card

Molex Slot, spec version 2.x/3.x/4.x (SDSC / SDHC / SDXC)

USB Host

x2 (900mA & 500mA Load)

USB Type-C

USB 2.0 OTG & USD PD

Wide Input Voltage

Range from 5V to 20V

HDMI

Type-A Female

HDMI2.1 transmitter with 3D, Dynamic HDR, CEC and HDCP 2.2 support

VIN Connector

System Power Input

Camera

Interface: 4 lane MIPI-CSI

Supports Dual Cameras

Up to 8 MP ISP

30 Pin 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connector

MIPI-DSI

4 lane interface, resolution up to 1920 x 1080

30 Pin 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connector

Touch Panel

10PIN 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connector

Sensor

KXTJ3-1057

Tri-Axis Digital Accelerometer

M.2 Socket

PCIe 2.0 (x1 lane)

M.2 2280 NVMe SSD supported

USB 2.0, I2S, I2C, ADC, 100M Ethernet PHY interface, GPIO

IR Receiver

2 Channels

RTC & Battery Header

0.8mm Pitch Header

Cooling Fan Header

4-Pins, 0.8mm Pitch, with PWM Speed Control

LEDs

Blue LED x1, White LED x1, Red LED x1

40-Pins Header (2.54mm)

CPU: USB, I2C, I2S, SPDIF, UART, PWM, ADC
MCU: SWIM, NRST, PA1

Buttons

x3 (Power / Func / Reset)

XPWR Pads

For External Power Button

Linux

Mainline Linux (Linux 5.0+)

Bootloader

Mainline U-Boot

Linux Distros

Ubuntu 18.04+ / Armbian

Android

Android Pie (9.0)

Mounting Holes

Size M2 x 4

Board Dimensions

82.0 x 58.0 x 11.5 mm

Board Weight

28.5g

Khadas Only

Khadas TST [5]

Khadas KBI [6]

Fenix Script [7]

Certifications

CE, RoHS

[1] MCU: Power management, EEPROM for customisation, and boot media (SPI Flash or eMMC) setup.

[2] LPDDR4 or LPDDR4X RAM will be selected randomly during manufacturing.

[3] RSDB: Real Simultaneous Dual Band, lets VIM3 and other devices transmit and receive data over 2 bands simultaneously.

[4] WOL: Power on or wake up VIM3 remotely over LAN through an app or webpage.

[5] Khadas TST: Enter upgrade even when the boot loader is damaged, just press the function key 3 times within 2 seconds.

[6] Khadas KBI: Switch the "combo interface" between PCIe and USB 3.0.

[7] Fenix Script: One-click script for building Linux Distributions.

COMPUTING CLUSTER

+ 12nm SoC for efficient thermal & electrical performance.

+ Power dense form factor that's thin and light.

+ Stackable via M2 x 4 mounting points.

DUAL INDEPENDENT DISPLAYS

Multi-touch input via TP connector +

1080P video output via MIPI-DSI +

4K video output via HDMI port +

M2X EXTENSION BOARD

+ 4G LTE Module w/ Nano-sim slot

+ PCI-e NVMe 2280 SSD (x1 Lane)

+ 802.3at Power-Over-Ethernet

DIY CASE COMPATIBLE

A sharp-looking SBC case for style conscious users +

100% compatible, no modification needed +

Heatsink recommended, fan optional +

+ Switch between PCI-E and USB-3.0.

+ Option available via Android UI

+ Or Khadas KBI / Ubuntu Command Line

REVIEWS
See YouTube reviews of the VIM3!

ACCESSORIES
Expand the capabilities of your VIM3.

OPEN SOURCE

+ Open Source

Full open source code, including U-Boot, Mainline Linux and Android are available. The code is hosted on the Khadas Github with an active community of contributing developers.

+ Hardware Documents

All the necessary hardware documents, including schematics, PCB drawings and PCB 2D files are available for download. Makers can easily customise or expand according to their needs.

+ Khadas Forum

Khadas forum is built for users and developers to discuss, communicate and learn from each other. This is also a way for us to gather feedback from our users.

+ Longterm Service

If technical problems are encountered during the development process, we can provide the necessary technical support to solve your issues.

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