VIM3L

Freedom Loving, All-In-One, DIY HTPC

HIGHLIGHTS

PRICING
Available standalone, or as a HTPC kit!

BARE BOARD
 

  • VIM3L SBC (2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, S905D3)

  • Wi-Fi Antennas x2

  • Android 9.0 pre-installed

HTPC KIT
 

  • VIM3L SBC (2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, S905D3)

  • Transparent DIY Case

  • Metal Plate (for DIY Case)

  • New VIM Heatsink

  • Khadas IR Remote

  • Wi-Fi Antennas x2

  • CoreELEC pre-installed

HTPC KIT
Use VIM3L as a HTPC right out of the box!

* VIM3L HTPC is smaller than a notepad, comes with CoreELEC pre-installed.

* Background photograph by Freepik (1:1 scale relative to objects).

OS FREEDOM
Freedom to choose your HTPC operating system.

* Android 9.0 and CoreELEC will be capable of OTA (over-the-air) updates.

* CoreELEC (Kodi) is pre-installed on the HTPC Kit, streaming content is not included.

* Android 9.0 is pre-installed on the bare-board.

Android 9.0
CoreELEC (Arctic Zephyr Skin)
Ubuntu XFCE 18.04
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CONTENT FREEDOM
Stream, Cast, or Store.

* CoreELEC is a stripped-down OS designed to run Kodi efficiently, content not included.

* PLEX is a content-streaming app available for Android OS, content local and/or streamed.

* Content can also be loaded via external storage, or cast from mobile phones via 3rd party apps.

RETRO GAMING
Install a retro-gaming OS for nostalgic fun!

* Install a Console Emulation OS, e.g. Lakka / CoreELEC, into VIM3L to run "retro game ROMs".

* Most hardware game controllers are supported via USB cable, Bluetooth support is less universal.
* Many "retro game ROMs" are free online, or their android versions can be downloaded from Google Play.

HIGH CLARITY 4K HDR10+
4K processing up to 75fps, ultra-HD, lifelike viewing experience.

* Supported on Android 9.0 and CoreELEC (Kodi) only.

* Background photograph by Pixabay.

TONE BOARD
VIM3L + Tone Board + Volumio = Hi-Fi Audio Player.

* Volumio is a custom-made OS designed for Hi-Fi audio playback (e.g. DSD, FLAC, WAV, etc).

* Tone Board is equipped with the ESS9038Q2M DAC, capable of decoding DSD256 and PCM384.

* Android and Linux are also compatible with the Tone Board (XMOS USB Drivers).

Khadas Tone Board
Volumio
RCA to 3.5mm Converter
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SUPER COOL
Switch between passively-cooled HTPC, and actively-cooled SBC.

* S905D3 is capable of operating in passive cooling mode whilst running Android OS.

* If booting Linux, or 3rd party distros, adding the 3705 Cooling Fan for active cooling is recommended.

* Metal Plate can be used with DIY Case and Heat Pad (not included in HTPC Kit) for stronger passive cooling.

3705 Cooling Fan
New VIM Heatsink
Metal Plate (For DIY Case)
Heat Pad (For Metal Plate)
Transparent DIY Case
10W Power Adapter
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MAKER FRIENDLY
Additional features for developers.

* M2X Extension Board connects via the bottomside M.2 slot, and adds PoE, 4G LTE, and SSD support.

* TS050 Touchscreen connects via MIPI-DSI and TP, providing a separate non-HDMI 1080P display.
* Khadas Docs provides developers with continually updated open source documentation.

VIN Connector (PoE Power Input)
XPWR Pads (External Power Switch)
maker_friendly_images
M2X Extension Board (PoE + 4G + SSD)
TS050 Touchscreen (MIPI-DSI + TP)
Mainline Linux (Community Support)
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INTERFACES
VIM3L v12 Layout & I/O.

CONNECTIVITY

KHADAS ONLY
Features unique to our SBCs.

SBC COMPARISON
See how VIM3L is different from VIM3, Jetson Nano & RPi4

VIM3L

Jetson Nano

RPi 4 (2GB)

SoC Process

12nm

12nm

Unknown

28nm

CPU

Amlogic A311D
x4 A73 at 2.2 GHz
x2 A53 at 1.8GHz

Amlogic S905D3-N0N
x4 A55 at 1.9GHz

NVIDIA
x4 A57 at 1.43GHz

Broadcom BCM2711
x4 A72 at 1.5GHz

GPU

Mali G52 MP4 at 800 MHz

Mali G31 MP2 at 800MHz

NVIDIA Maxwell
128-core at 921MHz
(0.5 TFLOPS at 16FP)

VideoCore VI at 500MHz

NPU

5.0 TOPS

1.2 TOPS

-

-

HDMI eARC

-

-

-

MIPI-CSI Camera

4-lane with 8MP HDR ISP

2-lane, no integrated ISP

4-lane

2-lane

MIPI-DSI Display

4-lane

-

2-lane

RAM

2GB, 32bit

4GB, 64bit

2GB, 32bit

eMMC

16GB

-

-

SPI Flash

16MB

-

512Kb (EEPROM)

Wi-Fi

2T2R 802.11ac with RSDB

-

1T1R 802.11ac

Bluetooth

v5.0

-

v5.0

Wake-on-Lan

-

-

IR Receiver

-

-

Motion Tracking

Tri-axis Accelerometer

-

-

Onboard MCU

STM8S003

-

-

User Buttons

Power, Reset, Function

-

-

Power Supply

USB-C, VIN

Micro-USB, DC Jack

USB-C

Voltage Range

5 to 20V

5V

5V

Decoding

Multi-video decoder up to 4Kx2K@60fps + 1x1080P@60fps

H.265 4K 60fps

H.265 4K 60fps

Encoding

H.265/H.264 1080P@60fps

H.265 4K@30fps

H.264 1080P@30fps

SPECIFICATIONS
VIM3L specifications and S905D3 datasheet

VIM3L FEEDBACK

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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