The Milk-V Meles is a single-board computer that could easily be mistaken for a Raspberry Pi Model B. It’s the same size and has a similar set of ports. But instead of an ARM-based processor, the Meles has a 2 GHz T-Head TH1520 quad-core processor based on RISC-V architecture.
The little little computer comes with 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x-4266 memory and features an eMMC slot and microSD card reader for storage.
Ports and connectors include:
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
- 4 x USB 3.0 host ports
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-C port
- 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
- 1 x 40-pin GPIO header
- 1 x MIPI-DSI 4-lane display connector with touchscreen support
- 1 x 4-lane MIPI-CSI camera input
- 1 x 2-lane MIPI-CSI input
The 85 x 56mm board supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.2 and it’s designed for use with a 5V/4A USB Type-C power adapter.
For example, that starting price is for a model with 2GB of RAM. The company also lists 4GB and 8GB versions, but there’s no 16GB model. The Mars has a 1.5 GHz SiFive JH7110 quad-core processor instead of a T-Head TH1520 chip. And the Mars lacks built-in support for WiFi and Bluetooth, but it does have an M.2 E-Key connector that allows you to add your own wireless card.