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MangoPi-Nezha MQ RISC-V single-board computer is now available for $39

 The MangoPi-Nezha MQ RISC-V single-board computer is now available for $39 on Crowd Supply (crowdfunding)

MangoPi-Nezha MQ RISC-V single-board computer is now available for $39

The MangoPi-Nezha MQ is a small single-board computer using an Allwinner D1/F133A RISC-V CPU. This small computer has a 1 GHz single-core CPU, so don't expect it to be a speed demon. It also only has 64MB of DDR2 memory.

However, at $39, it's one of the most cost-effective ways to get started designing hardware and software projects based on the RISC-V architecture. MangoPi-Nezha MQ creators have opened a Crowd Supply crowdfunding campaign for the little board, with the MQ expected to start delivering to supporters in July.

The board is just 1.6′′ x 1.6′′ in size and has two USB Type-C connectors (one for data and one for power), two 22-pin extension headers, a microSD card slot, an onboard Realtek RTL8189 chip with WiFi 4 (802.11n) connectivity, and an inbuilt microphone.

MangoPi-Nezha MQ

Features & Specifications

  • Powered by a D1s (a 1 GHz D1 chip with a C906 core, a RISC-V architecture, and 64 MB of storage)
  • USB Type-C support for USB-OTG & USB-HOST
  • 2 x 22 pin-expansion headers
  • Solder points for NAND/NOR flash as storage or system ROM
  • MicroSD card slot
  • On-board RTL8189-based Wi-Fi
  • 15-pin universal Raspberry Pi DSI FPC
  • 40-pin universal RGB FPC (4-Wire resistive-touch interface included)
  • 6-pin universal capacitive touch FPC
  • On-board mic
  • Audio output
  • 24-pin DVP interface (usable as RMII)
  • BOOT & Reset buttons
  • 4 fixed assembly feet
  • 4x4 cm

There are additionally extension headers or solder points that may be used to connect a capacitive touchscreen display or add flash storage, among other things.

The MQ is being marketed as an open-source, open hardware project, with hardware documentation and the RT-Smart microkernel operating system available on GitHub.

SourceMangoPi-Nezha MQ RISC-V

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