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Orange Pi AIPro: Single-Board Computer with Huawei Ascend CPU and 16GB RAM

Orange Pi is releasing a new single-board computer called the Orange Pi AIpro. This single-board computer is equipped with a Huawei Ascend processor specifically designed for on-device AI tasks. The SBC is being developed jointly with Huawei. While it is slightly larger than a Raspberry Pi and comes with a higher price tag, it is better suited for tasks that can take advantage of its AI capabilities.

The Orange Pi AIpro is currently available for pre-order in China, starting at 889 CNY ($126). It comes with either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x-3200 memory and 32GB to 256GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. Additionally, it features an M.2 2280 slot that supports SATA or NVMe SSDs, as well as a microSD card reader.

The standout feature of the Orange Pi AIpro is its Huawei Ascend processor. While the specific model is not mentioned, it is a quad-core chip with an AI processor that offers 8/20 TOPS of performance. This AI processor is particularly useful for machine learning and computer vision tasks such as image recognition.

Other notable features of the Orange Pi AIpro include support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2, MIPI-CSI and MIPI-DSI camera and display connectors, a 40-pin GPIO header, and a range of ports including Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 Type-C and Type-A, micro USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The board measures 107 x 68mm.

Source: Liliputing.