Board

Firefly-RK3288

Firefly-RK3288

Tags

SingleBoardComputer
GPIO Expansion Headers
FireflyRK3288
QuadCoreCPUBoard

General Information

The Firefly-RK3288 is marketed by Firefly as a powerful high performance mini-PC and was released in late 2014. The board has a quad-core Cortex-A17 CPU @1.8Ghz and comes with 16GB eMMC flash.

The system supports dual-booting Android and Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, which should be welcome news for ROS (Robotic Operating System) users as it should allow a simple installation of ROS Desktop Full.

An interesting quirk (and welcome bonus) is the VGA monitor connector (in addition to the HDMI), which should reduce the amount of time spent searching for an HDMI to VGA adapter.

It also pays to look around, because the manufacturer also sells a 4GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Flash version marketed as Firefly-RK3288 Plus.

Hardware Specifications

 Firefly-RK3288
ProcessorRK3288 Cortex-A17 quad core@ 1.8GHz
Graphics (GPU)Mali-T764 GPU
Flash Memory16GB eMMC
Clock Speed1.8 GHz x 4
RAM2GB DDR3
Input Voltage (recommended)5V DC - 2.5A
Input Voltage (limits) 
Other Information
Price (approx, USD)$129.99 here
FeaturesDual-band WiFi
Bluetooth support 4.0
HDMI+VGA Monitor Connector
2 USB + 1 Micro USB
IR remote support

Dimensions

 Firefly-RK3288
Dimensions118mm x 85mm
(4.65" x 3.34")
Weight (approx.)--g (--oz)

GPIO pins

The board contains two 42 GPIO pins headers and is capable of MIPI, LVDS, MIPI-CSI, EDP, ISP, PWM, SPI, UART, ADC, GPIO, I2C, and I2S .

Software

Tutorials

SingleBoardComputer.FindIP

Finding the IP of a Single-board Computer on your network
Find your device on your network.

Tutorial.USBTimeLapseCamera

Time-Lapse with Single-Board Computers and USB webcams
Take some snazzy time-lapse videos with your mini-computers

UDOO.InstallUDOObuntu

Installing UDOO and Establishing a Remote Connection
Setup and Connect to the UDOO.

Sources/External Links

  1. Firefly Homepage

Vendors

Take a look a the manufacturer list of vendors. It pays to shop around, since you just may get it on sale.

Related News Stories

News.FireflyRK3288

Firefly RK3288 (Yet Another Quad-Core Single-Board Computer )
Date: March 7, 2015
Author: Nikolai K.
NewsLink: direct news link