Last minute change on the Khadas VIM 3 development board that was initially was announced with Amlogic S922X SoC and now will be replaced with the Amlogic A311D. A SoC change motivated by the high performance NPU included in the Amlogic A311D SoC. To the rest of specifications a MIPI-CSI port is also added where we can connect 4x 8MP cameras. At the operating system level we will have Android 9.0, Ubuntu XFCE 18.04 and LibreELEC (Linux 5.1 + Kodi GBM) available in the launch.
SoC, RAM and storage
The new Khadas VIM3 finally includes the Amlogic A311D SoC, a Hexa Core distributed in 2 clusters, one with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 processors and another with 2 ARM Cortex-A53 processors, the GPU would be a 4-core Mali-G52 ARM with support for Vulkan 1.1, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 3.2, it would include an NPU (Neural Processing Unit) in its configuration for AI works, in the VPU section we have support 4K2K@60Hz with CEC, HDR and 4K decoding h.265, VP9 and AVS2 . This board is available in two versions with 2/4GB of LPDDR4/X RAM, 16/32GB of eMMc 5.1 storage memory, 16MB of SPI flash memory, microSD card reader and has an M.2 port where we can install an NVMe SSD .
At the connectivity level we have an Ampak AP6398S chip that provides WiFi MiMo 2 × 2 + Bluetooth 5.0 and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The included connectors are an HDMI 2.1 output, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 Type-C OTG port and a 40-pin connector. We also have two Infrared receivers, a touch panel connector and a 4-pin connector for a fan among others.
Price and availability
- The PCB Khadas Vim 3 can be purchased in mid-August at the official shop of Khadas Vim on Aliexpress.com and in the Khadas Store from about $99.99 (€89) in its Basic model with 2/16GB.