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The SOEdge

The SOEdge is a 3TOPS compute module that can be paired with the SOPine base board or USB 3.0 and PCIe adapters for development. It can connect to a SBC, such as the ROCKPro64 or a regular PC.

Software releases

The SOEdge software releases can be found in the article SOEdge Software Releases.

SoC and Memory Specification

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CPU Architecture

  • Dual-core ARM Cortex-A35 Processor@1600-2000Mhz
  • A power-efficient ARM 64-Bit Armv8-A architecture
  • AArch32 for full backward compatibility with Armv7
  • Support NEON Advanced SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instruction for acceleration of media and signal processing function
  • Support Large Physical Address Extensions(LPAE)
  • VFPv4 Floating Point Unit
  • 32KB L1 Instruction cache and 32KB L1 Data cache
  • AArch64 for 64-bit support and new architectural features
  • TrustZone security technology
  • Neon Advanced SIMD
  • DSP and SIMD extensions
  • VFPv4 Floating point
  • Hardware virtualization support
  • 128KB L2 cache

Neural Process Unit NPU Capability

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System Memory

  • RAM Memory Variants: 2GB DDR4.
  • Storage Memory: 128Mb SPI Flash and optional eMMC module from 16GB up to 128GB

SOEdge Baseboard Features


  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)


  • microSD - bootable, support SDHC and SDXC, storage up to 256GB
  • USB - 2 USB2.0 Host port

Expansion Ports

  • DSI - Display Serial Interface, 4 lanes MiPi, up to 1080P
  • TP - Touch Panel Port, SPI with interrupt
  • RTC - Real Time Clock Battery Connector
  • VBAT - Lithium Battery Connector with temperature sensor input
  • Wifi/BT Module Header - SDIO 3.0 and UART
  • 2x20 pins "Pi2" GPIO Header
  • PCIe 2x open ended slot

SOEdge Module and Baseboard Information, Schematics, and Certifications

  • Model "A" Baseboard Dimensions: 133mm x 80mm x 19mm
  • Input Power: DC 12V @ 3A 5.5OD/2.1ID Barrel DC Jack connector

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

SOEdge/SOPine Cluster Board Resource


Serial Console

System Serial is located on PI-5 bus (11x2 GPIO header).

  • TXD: Pin 6 (Yellow cable) (Connect to RXD on Serial adapter)
  • RXD: Pin 8 (Orange cable) (Connect to TXD on Serial adapter)
  • GND: Pin 10 (Black cable) (Connect to GND on Serial adapter)

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The default baudrate is 1500000, note that not all serial adapters support this high baudrate.

Linux Image Releases

Stock BSP

BSP Linux ver 1.1 Build from SDK

BSP Linux ver 1.1 Build as USB Stick application from SDK

Factory Test Build

  • Factory Test Build by Gamiee
  • DD image (for 8GB microSD card or eMMC Module and above)


Linux BSP Kernel ver 1.1.7

Linux BSP Kernel ver 1.1

Linux BSP Kernel ver 1.1 as USB Stick application

Other Resources