Small Beast - New High Performance System-On-Module with Rockchip heart

March 27, 2018 Sudo Systems

Aren’t you sick and tired of searching for a system that never truly delivers? Just like in the old days when a new PC game came out and you were calculating whether the dusty computer under your desk will be strong enough to run the new Grand Theft Auto.

Embedded systems market sometimes feels the same. There’s a lot of different boards, chips, and process, however, everything seems just barely good-enough unless it’s as expensive as gold encrusted iPhone X.

The Challenge

The Sudo Systems company took the different approach. Instead of joining the over-saturated low-tier embedded systems market, they found a digital signage company which was looking for a solution that will power up the multimedia stream on the latest screens in full 4K and at the same time be small and reliable enough to withstand the environmental conditions.

The Solution

After a good amount of tinkering, designing and testing different materials the company came up with SudoProc - the solderable system-on-module with a quad-core Rockchip RK3288-w with 4GB LPDDR3, up to 512GB eMMC, a GbE controller, HDMI 2.0 and up to 100 programmable GPIOs.

You see, the mentality of the Sudo Systems team wasn’t just to satisfy the basic prerequisites but to future proof the whole product for years to come. Most of the Sudo System team are a few years from the University desks and they fully feel the pain of using the mediocre technology that is barely capable of powering an IoT device.

In this day and age, speed, power, and freedom of design shouldn’t be a nice-to-have but a must-have.

SudoProc

The module features 1.8GHz, quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 SoC with 600MHz Mali-T764 GPU. For speed, there’s 4GB of Samsung’s dual-channel, 1066MHz LPDDR3 RAM. Other highlights also include an embedded security engine, a Gigabit Ethernet controller, and support for eDp and HDMI 2.0 with up to 4K@60FPS 10-bit H.265 video decoding.

The SudoProc software supports the standard plethora of embedded operating systems: Android 5.0 to 8.0, Yocto as well as Debian, Ubuntu, and an in-house developed SudoOS - a Linux-based OS best used for single-event applications. In the future, SudoProc will fully comply with QT certificate.

The biggest difference SudoProc has beside a lot of RAM and generous 32GB onboard eMMC 4.5 storage by default is the actual look itself. At the first glance, SudoProc looks like a VIP credit card (the module measure are 65 x 40 x 4.3mm) - black aluminum plate serves as a heatsink and makes sure the system runs smoothly between -25°C to 85°C.

Since Mach, 2018 SudoProc is available worldwide. Its specs are best used for robotics, multimedia, IoT, military (think drones, graphical dashboard and geolocation processing) and everything where there’s a need for high performance under design limitation.

Further information

Take a look at the SudoProc system-on-module product sheet and connect with the team on the Sudo Systems homepage.

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