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The SOQuartz

The SOQuartz is a RK3566 based compute module and parts of Quartz64 series.

Software releases

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

SoC and Memory Specification

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CPU Architecture

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A55@1.8GHz
  • AArch32 for full backwards compatibility with ARMv7
  • ARM Neon Advanced SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) support for accelerated media and signal processing computation
  • Includes VFP hardware to support single and double-precision operations
  • ARMv8 Cryptography Extensions
  • Integrated 32KB L1 instruction cache and 32KB L1 data cache per core
  • 512KB unified system L3 cache

GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) Capabilities

  • Mali-G52 2EE Bifrost GPU@800MHz
  • 4x Multi-Sampling Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) with minimal performance drop
  • 128KB L2 Cache configurations
  • Supports OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, and 3.2
  • Supports Vulkan 1.0 and 1.1
  • Supports OpenCL 2.0 Full Profile
  • Supports 1600 Mpix/s fill rate when at 800MHz clock frequency
  • Supports 38.4 GLOP/s when at 800MHz clock frequency

Neural Process Unit NPU Capability

  • Neural network acceleration engine with processing performance of up to 0.8 TOPS
  • Supports integer 8 and integer 16 convolution operations
  • Supports the following deep learning frameworks: TensorFlow, TF-lite, Pytorch, Caffe, ONNX, MXNet, Keras, Darknet

System Memory

  • RAM Memory Variants: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB LPDDR4.
  • Storage Memory: optional 128Mb SPI Flash and optional eMMC module from 16GB up to 128GB


  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 5.0

SOQuartz exposed peripherals

Displays / Cameras

  • 1x HDMI
  • 2x DSI
  • 1x eDP (Instead of HDMI1)
  • 1x LVDS (not available when dual-mode DSI)
  • 1x CSI 4-line


  • 1x Ethernet (1Gbit)
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG
  • 1x SD Card (SD)
  • 1x PCIe 1-Line
  • 28x GPIO (TBD)

Connector Pins Definition

SOQuartz Model-A Baseboard Features

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


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

Expansion Ports

  • MiPi-CSI - 1x 2 lanes, 1x 4 lanes
  • MiPi-DSI - 1x 2 lanes, 1x 4 lanes
  • 2x20 pins "Pi2" GPIO Header
  • PCIe 1x open ended slot

SOQuartz Module and Baseboard Information, Schematics, and Certifications

  • SOQuartz Model "A" Baseboard Schematic and PCB Board Resource:
SOQuartz Model-A Baseboard
  • SOQuartz Blade Baseboard Schematic and PCB Board Resource:
SOQuartz BLADE Baseboard
SOQuartz BLADE 3D Print 1U half width server rack
SOQuartz BLADE 3D Print 1U full width server rack

BLADE 1U rack 3D.jpg

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

SOQuartz Module with various CM4 carrier boards

SOQuartz with DF Robot CM4 Carrier Board
SOQuartz with Waveshare CM4 Carrier Board
SOQuartz with Waveshare CM4 PoE Board


BSP Linux SDK ver 4.19 for Quartz64 model A SBC

Android SDK

Android 11 SDK for Quartz64 model A SBC

Other Resources