The products of the Chinese company VAMRS are primarily high-quality modern technical solutions in the field of embedded systems. A group of experienced constructors - programmers and electronics specialists developed Toybrick - a single-board computer that was implemented for sale in 2019. This computer is a real mine of ideas for embedded system designs and an excellent base for various artificial intelligence applications. Thanks to very efficient equipment with many functional advantages, this minicomputer is a worthy competition for such boards as Khadas VIM, Raspberry Pi, NVIDIA Jetson Nano or Asus Tinker Board. High-class computer equipment is not everything. Toybrick minicomputer designers have also developed a dedicated software development environment that significantly speeds up the source code writing process. Like other advanced single-board minicomputers, Toybrick is equipped with a CPU that provides tremendous computing power to perform many tasks simultaneously, a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication system, as well as a comprehensive set of connectors, such as USB, HDMI, as well as serial ports such as I2C and SPI.
Minikomputer Toybrick with RK3399Pro processor RockChip Dual-Core Cortex-A72 + Quad-Core Cortex-A53. Equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory eMMC, wi-fi module, gigabit ethernet, HDMI, two USB 2.0 type a, USB 3.0 type 3.0 type A and C. Supports a model of Flow and Tensor Caffe for deep learning.
Toybrick RK3399 Pro minicomputer contains pre-installed operating system software - Linux and Android OS, which is the most popular operating system used in mobile phones. To select the operating system according to the user's preferences, just press the microswitch button located on the minicomputer PCB. Toybrick is an excellent development platform, which is equipped with accessories with huge possibilities of use in various projects. The components of this accessory are DDR4 RAM memory with a capacity of 3GB, as well as an eMMC memory card. Depending on the Toybrick version, the eMMC card may be 6GB, 16GB or 32GB. In addition, Toybrick is equipped with a USB 3.0 connector, USB C-type connector and standard USB 2.0 A-Type connectors and a micro-USB connector for debugging. The RK3399 Pro board also has a slot for micro-SD memory cards, a connector for a SIM card for GSM / LTE / 3G / 4G telecommunications networks, as well as PCI Express connectors and slots for a cooling fan, headphones and a microphone. The designers have also not forgotten about HDMI 2.1 and DP 1.2 connectors, which allow you to connect an external monitor or TV. Like the Raspberry Pi 4B, Toybrick is also equipped with DSI and CSI interfaces for connecting LCD display modules and a small camera. Another element that is used in the construction of many other SBC minicomputers is placing the CPU with the graphics card in the same housing (SoC - System-on-Chip). The main processor is supported by NPU (Neural Processing Unit) - it is a 3.0 TOPS computing unit that, thanks to its advanced architecture, enables the designing of applications for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
What the heart and the brain are to man, the processor unit is...to the computer! The Toybrick single-board computer designed by VAMRS is equipped with a Rockchip RK3399 Pro system built in SoC (System-on-Chip) technology. In the same IC package on the printed circuit board, there is a Cortex-A72 dual-core processor with a Cortex-A53 quad-core processor clocked at frequency of 1,8 GHz and 1,5 GHz respectively, as well as the Mali-T860 quad-core ARM graphics processor, which provides amazing image quality due to applying of advanced compression optimization techniques, such as ASTC, as well as support for external graphic interfaces. The designers of the Rockchip RK3399 Pro processor put particular emphasis on high efficiency in terms of functioning, cooperating with RAM memory, floating point calculations speed, equipping with necessary peripheral systems, as well as low power consumption. As a result, the total efficiency of the RK3399 Pro processor over its predecessor increased by almost 50%. To ensure the proper functioning of the processor, the designers have implemented a triple watchdog system that is based on a 32-bit counters. The RK339 Pro processor is also equipped with the interval timers for executing interrupt operations, PWM pinouts, two 10-bit analog-to-digital converters, as well as UART, SPI and I2C interfaces that can be found on almost every single-board mini-computer. Thanks to this, you can use Toybrick together with Arduino, Odroid, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoard single-board computers.