Mixtile Blade 3 a new powerful PICO-ITX and stackable single-board

A full-featured and powerful development board called Mixtile Blade 3 has just been introduced that excels in multiple aspects of its configuration.

This is a 2.5-inch (100 x 72 mm) PICO-ITX board with a Rockchip RK3588 Octa Core SoC at its heart, with versions with up to 32 GB of RAM and multiple storage options. The Mixtile Blade 3 is very versatile in ports because we have among others dual 2.5Gb Ethernet, 4-lane PCIe Gen3, SATA 3.0….

Additionally, we can purchase a specific aluminium case that includes heatsink, fan and a U.2 to M.2 NVMe Adapter Board. If we want to maximize the power, we can create up to a cluster with up to four Mixtile Blade 3 thanks to the Blade 3 Breakout Board. We also have available the Mixtile Cluster Box chassis where we can install four Mixtile Blade 3 and includes fans, 4x NVMe M.2 Slot and a PCIe 3.0 Switch.

The operating system that comes with the Mixtile Blade 3 is Ubuntu 22.04, although soon we have available distributions of Android 12, armbian and Debian. The uses of this powerful development board are wide, we can use it as an ARM server, image processing, real time streaming, cluster applications or as a personal mini PC.

Mixtile Blade 3 pcb

Mixtile Blade 3 Specifications

In the Mixtile Blade 3 we have an Octa Core SoC Rockchip RK3588 manufactured in 8nm. A chip that integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A76 cores capable of reaching 2.4 GHz and 4 other ARM Cortex-A55 CPUs that reach up to 1.8 GHz. In the graphics section we have a powerful ARM Mali-G610MC4 GPU, and we have a 6TOPS NPU for iA work.

For RAM, we have versions with 4/16/32 GB LPDDR4/LPDDR5. For storage, we have versions of 32/128/256 GB eMMc, micro SD card reader, a SATA3 and a PCIe Gen3 x4 through the U.2 port and a Mini-PCIe socket with PCIe Gen 2.1 to connect an SSD directly.

Mixtile Blade 3 cluster box

Other notable features

For network connectivity, the Mixtile Blade 3 has two RJ45 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB-C 3.2 Gen1 ports that also integrate DisplayPort 1.4 video outputs.

We also find the usual 30 PIN GPIO connector, U.2 port and the usual MIPI-CSI for a camera. For video, we have an HDMI 2.1 output with resolutions up to 8K at 60fps and an HDMI 2.0 video input.

Power is supplied through one of the USB-C 3.2 Gen1 ports, which is compatible with PD 2.0 charging, although it can optionally be powered through the U.2 port. The power consumption of the Mixtile Blade 3 is really low, as it will be a maximum of 10W.

Price and availability

Mixtile Blade 3

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