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Renesas RZ/V2H AI SBC: Raspberry Pi-Inspired Board with Four Camera Connectors

Yuridenki-Shokai Co. Ltd is set to release the Kaki Pi, a single-board computer (SBC) that draws inspiration from the Raspberry Pi form factor. The Kaki Pi is distinguished by its incorporation of the Renesas RZ/V2H Arm microprocessor, which features an 80 TOPS AI accelerator, making it a potent choice for AI-driven projects. It supports up to 8GB LPDDR4 memory and includes a microSD slot for the operating system.

Key specifications of the Kaki Pi are as follows:

  • SoC: Renesas RZ/V2H
    • CPU/MCU cores:
      • Quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor (up to 1.8 GHz)
      • Dual-core Arm Cortex-R8 real-time microcontroller (up to 800 MHz)
      • Arm Cortex-M33 microcontroller core (up to 200 MHz) for system management
    • GPU: Arm Mali-G31
    • ISP: Mali C55
    • NPU: DRP-AI3 (up to 8 TOPS INT8 or 80 TOPS Sparse), DRP dynamically reconfigurable processor (STP4)
  • System Memory: 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB LPDDR4 (up to 1,333MHz)
  • Storage: microSD card slot
  • Video Output: 22-pin 4-lane MIPI DSI connector
  • Video Inputs: 4x 22-pin 4-lane MIPI CSI connectors
  • Networking: Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
  • USB: 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Expansion:
    • PCIe 3.0 x1 FFC connector (compatible with Raspberry Pi 5)
    • 40-pin GPIO header (mostly compatible with Raspberry Pi), including UART/I2C, SPI, I2S, PWM, 5V, 3.3V, and GND
    • 2x CAN bus connector
  • Misc: RTC, fan header, Reset button, DIP switch for configuration
  • Power Supply: 7.5V to 24V DC input, USB-C port, optional PoE with an addon
  • Dimensions: 85 x 56 x 19 mm

The Kaki Pi is slated for release at the end of April, with no specific pricing or international availability details disclosed yet.

Source: CNX Software – Embedded Systems News.