VIM 3

Amlogic A311D SBC with 5.0 TOPS NPU

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. Download the NPU Toolkit.

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.

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

  • 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

MULTI OS

BUILT BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY.

NPU

VIM3 SUPPORTS POPULAR DEEP LEARNING MODELS

USE CASES

INTERFACES

SPECIFICATIONS

[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 DISPLAYS

  • Multi-touch input via TP connector.

  • 1080P video output via MIPI-DSI.

  • 4K video output via HDMI port

M2X EXTENSION

  • 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.

COMBO INTERFACE

  • Switch between PCI-E and USB-3.0.

  • Option available via Android UI.

  • Or Khadas KBI / Ubuntu Command Line.

ACCESSORIES

EXPAND THE CAPABILITIES OF YOUR VIM2 SBC.