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Libre Computer’s new AML-A311D-CC Alta is a single-board computer with an Amlogic A311D hexa-core processor with an integrated neural processing unit (NPU) for hardware-accelerated AI and Raspberry Pi-compatible connectors including a 40-pin GPIO header and 22-pin MIPI-DSI and MIPI-CSI display and camera connectors.
The AML-A311D-CC Alta is up for pre-order from LoverPi, where you can reserve a model with 4GB of RAM for $60. The little computer should begin shipping to customers on November 24, 2023.
At the heart of the computer is an Amlogic A311D processor, which features:
- CPU: 4 x ARM Cortex-A72 cores @ up to 2.2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A53 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz
- GPU: Mali-G52 quad-core
- NPU: 5 TOPS AI performance
The board features LPDDR4X memory, 16MB of SPI NOR Flash storage, an eMMC 5 connector for optional onboard storage, and a microSD card reader for removable storage.
- 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 1 x USB Type-C
- 1 x HDMI 2.1
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
You can use the USB Type-C port for power and data, but the board also supports PoE (Power Over Ethernet). There’s also an IR receiver that allows you to use a remote control with the board.
Libre Computer says performance should be similar to the company’s ROC-RK3328-CC Renegade system, which has a Rockchip RK33288 processor. That model is cheaper, but has fewer USB 3.0 ports and lacks an NPU.