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The Star64 is a RISC-V based Single Board Computer powered by StarFive JH7110 Quad-Core SiFive U74 64-Bit CPU, Imagination Technology BX-4-32 GPU and supports up to 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR4 memory. It provides an eMMC module socket, MicroSD Card slot, PCI-e, Pi-2 Bus, USB 3.0, and many other peripheral interfaces for makers to integrate with sensors and other devices.

The STAR64


Software releases

The releases are still in alpha state and are only fit for testing purposes.

SoC and Memory Specification


CPU Architecture

  • Fully compliant with the RISC-V ISA specification
  • 64-bit RISC-V Application Core
  • 32KB L1 I-cache with ECC
  • 32KB L1 D-cache with ECC
  • 8 Region Physical Memory Protection
  • Virtual Memory support with up to 47 Physical Address bits
  • Integrated up to 2MB L2 Cache with ECC
  • includes RV64IMAC S7 monitor core, 16 KB L1 I-Cache with ECC, 8 KB DTIM with ECC
  • 32-bit RISC-V CPU core (E24) for real time control, support RV32IMFC RISC-V ISA

GPU Architecture

  • Support OpenCL 3.0
  • Support OpenGL ES 3.2
  • Support Vulkan 1.2
  • Tile-based deferred rendering architecture for 3D graphics workloads, with concurrent processing of multiple tiles
  • Support for GPU visualization, up to 8 virtual GPUs
  • On fly frame buffer compression and decompression (TFBC) algorithm
  • Performance: 128 FP32 FLOPs/Clock, 256 FP16 FLOPs/Clock

System Memory

  • LPDDR4 RAM Memory Variants: 2GB, 4GB and 8GB.

Board Features


  • Digital Video output up to 4K@30Hz
  • 4K HDR @ 60fps
  • H.264/AVC Base/Main/High/High10 profile @ level 5.1; up to 4K×2K @ 60fps
  • H.265/HEVC Main/Main10 profile @ level 5.1 High-tier; up to 4K×2K @ 60fps


  • 3.5mm audio Jack


  • Single or Dual 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • 2.4GHz/5Ghz MIMO WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 5.2


  • on-board 128Mbit (16MByte) XSPI NOR flash memory - bootable
  • microSD - bootable, supports SDHC and SDXC and storage up to 256GB
  • eMMC - bootable (optional eMMC Module)
  • 1× USB3.0 Dedicated Host port
  • 3× USB2.0 Host port

Expansion Ports

  • PCIe 2.0 ×1 lane
  • 2×20 pins "Pi2" GPIO Header
    • The JH7110 SoC supports full multiplexing of its GPIO pins. This means any non-power/ground pin can be configured to any function outlined in Table 4-2 of the SoC datasheet.
  • 4 lane MiPi DSI port for LCD panel
  • 4 lane MiPi CSI port for camera module

Board Information, Schematics and Certifications

  • Model "A" Baseboard Dimensions: 133mm×80mm×19mm
  • Input Power: DC 12V @ 3A 5.5mmOD/2.1mmID center-positive Barrel DC Jack connector
  • Schematic:
  • Certifications:
    • Disclaimer: Please note that PINE64 SBC is not a "final" product and in general certification is not necessary. However, PINE64 still submits the SBC for FCC, CE, and ROHS certifications and obtain the certificates to prove that the SBC board can pass the testing. Please note, a final commercial product needs to perform its own testing and obtain its own certificate.
    • Not yet available

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

Bringup Notes

Note: This section to be refined/replaced as boards and tools mature.

  1. The schematic has several discrepancies with actual board labels.
  2. The serial console can be found with TXD on pin 8 and RXD on pin 10; a convention common to Pi-style boards. Use the 40pin header pinouts in color on page one and not the schematic prose.
  3. If you have only a single core running and no PCI card present, it appears to power up via the +5V/GND lines from the USB serial adapter pins.
  4. It will not boot from a VisionFive R1 uSD card.
  5. The boot device switch labels and the silk screen are inverted. "0" means "On".
  6. 2021.10-00001-gdbdaad919b will attempt to boot from SPI, but it appears blank. If you let it for many minutes, the device will eventually time out and boot OpenSBI v1.0 from (SPI?). This will fail, but only after self-identifying as a VisionFive R2, complete with five cores and 4 GB of RAM, before failing. A "press any key" timeout is offered, but I've been unable to make it stop. It will eventually crash with:
Loading Environment from SPIFlash... SF: Detected gd25lq128 with page size 256 Bytes, erase size 4 KiB, total 16 MiB
*** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment

Not a StarFive EEPROM data format - magic error