Mixtile Blade 3

High performance Octa-Core Rockchip RK3588

Stackable via Low-latency 4x PCIe Gen3

Pico-ITX 2.5-inch Form Factor

Rich Interface Versatile Edge Computing Unit

Mixtile Blade 3 is a stackable high-performance single board computer based on Rockchip RK3588. Equipped with Octa-core 64-bit processor, maximum of 32GB RAM and 256GB eMMC storage, multiple peripheral interfaces including 4-lane PCIe Gen3, SATA 3.0, MIPI CSI and dual 2.5Gb Ethernet, it is ideal for ARM servers, mini PC, compact computing clusters and edge computing.

High-performance Octa-Core Rockchip RK3588

At the heart of Mixtile Blade 3 is the RK3588 SoC, an 8nm-fabricated, low-power and high-performance processor with Quad-core Cortex-A76 and Quad-core Cortex-A55. There is also a powerful, Quad-core ARM Mali-G610 MC4 GPU and a 6-TOPS NPU, enhancing AI-workload performance and providing extensive machine learning support.

Clustering via Daisy-chain Topology

Mixtile Blade 3 can be used as a standalone SBC. You can even cluster Blade 3 boards via PCIe Gen3 ports with customized cables or Mixtile Breakout Boards and PCIe-to-PCIe Cables to get multiple processing cores, ports, and everything. The daisy-chain topology used to cluster Mixtile Blade 3 boards is more economical, user-friendly, and faster than the alternatives.


*For N Blade 3 boards clustering, you will need N Breakout Boards and N-1 PCIe-to-PCIe Cables.

Ideal HPC Cluster Node

Mixtile also designed Mixtile Cluster Box, an enclosure with built-in PCIe switch designed to accommodate a four-node cluster of Mixtile Blade 3 boards, providing higher computing power, faster network speed, and larger storage space. It has an ASM2824 PCIe Switch chip, with 4 downstream ports configured as PCIe 3.0 ×4 and connected to the U.2 interface. Blade 3 boards can be connected to the product chassis through the U.2 interface.

Mixtile enables you to configure an ARM Server with clusters of up to 75 RK3588-Based SBCs in a standard 2U, 19-inch chassis.

*Mixtile Cluster Box and Blade 3 boards should be purchased separately.

Strong Expansibility and Widely Application

There is a Mini PCIe interface and a 30-pin GPIO header for expansion, as well as U.2 edge connector with 12V, PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 and SATA signals to interface with other Mixtile boards and build clusters. It’s perfect for AI, edge computing and image data processing.

Rich Display Interfaces, Up to 8K Video Decode

Mixtile Blade 3 supports high-definition multimedia out (up to 8K@60fps), multimedia in (up to 4K@60fps), two Display Port 1.4a (up to 8K@30fps) over Type-C and 4-lane MIPI-CSI. With powerful H.265/VP9 decoding up to 8K@60fps and H.264/H.265 encoder up to 8K@30fps on the board, real-time video processing is available.

Ranges of OS Compatibility

Mixtile Blade 3 boasts various operating system compatibility, including Ubuntu, Armbian and Debian.
The forthcoming support for Android and OpenWrt opens up even more exciting possibilities.

Portable 2.5-inch Pico-ITX Mainboard

With standard Pico-ITX mainboard (100 x 72 mm) and standard interfaces, Mixtile Blade 3 is designed for space-limited embedded application, meeting the increasing market demand and highly customer-specific requirements of the Industrial IoT industry.

Extra-large Memory Capacity

For boasting much more space expansion, it provides a maximum of 32GB RAM memory and 256GB eMMC storage. Enjoy faster read-and-write speed and relatively lower power consumption.

Extra-large Memory Capacity

For boasting much more space expansion, it provides a maximum of 32GB RAM memory and 256GB eMMC storage. Enjoy faster read-and-write speed and relatively lower power consumption.

High-speed Connectivity

With on-board dual 2.5Gb Ethernet for higher network speed, Mixtile Blade 3 is perfect for server applications.

Blade 3 Case

Additionally, we also designed the Blade 3 Case specifically for the Blade 3 board. It provides ultimate protection. The built-in breakout board converts the U.2 port to M.2 Key-M connector, allowing you to install M.2 NVMe SSD easily. It is an excellent accessory for those interested in our Blade 3 board.
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Widely Application Scenarios

Combining off-the-shelf functionality with leading commercial processors delivers performance, scalability, and interoperability for various application scenarios.

Arm Servers

It’s perfect for server applications, and its low-latency, PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 edge connector allows you to scale your deployment by leveraging multiple boards.

Mini PC

With 2.5-inch Pico-ITX (100 x 72mm) and ultra-low power consumption computing functionalities, Mixtile Blade 3 is ideal for a personal mini PC.

AI & Deep Learning

This high-performance stackable board is designed to develop rapidly and prototype AI applications at the edge with 6-TOPS NPU.

Image Processing

The system-on-chip comes with a 48-megapixel image signal processor that can implement several algorithm accelerators such as HDR, 3A, 3DNR, sharpening, dehaze, fisheye correction, and gamma correction.

Real-time Video Streaming

Thanks in part to a built-in multimedia interface and on-board support for the encoding and decoding of high-quality video formats, it is equally well suited to a broad range of other applications—from personal computing to video streaming.

Compact Computing Clusters

Specially designed for cluster applications, Mixtile Blade 3’s TCP/IP over PCIe solution offers performance properties beyond what can be achieved with a traditional network interconnected system.

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Technical Specifications

Breakout Board for Simple Cluster

Technical Details
  • Rockchip Octa-core Cortex-A76/A55 SoC processor RK3588
  • Up to 32GB LPDDR4 memory and up to 256GB eMMC storage
  • NPU up to 6 TOPS
  • Multimedia out 8K@60fps, Multimedia in 4K@60fps, 4-lane MIPI-CSI
    • H.265/H.264/VP9 video decoder up to 8K@60fps
    • H.264/H.265 video encoder up to 8K@30fps
  • 4-lane PCIe Gen3 in U.2 port
  • SATA 3.0 in U.2 port
  • Dual 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, link aggregation
  • Micro-SD 3.0 Flash Expansion Socket
  • Mini-PCIe socket with PCIe Gen2.1 and USB 2.0
  • Dual USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C ports with DisplayPort 1.4a
  • 30-pin GPIO socket,
    • Digital I/O, I2C, USB 2.0, TTL UART, SPI, I2S
  • 2.5-inch Pico-ITX (100 x 72mm), fanless
  • Power input supports PD 2.0 over USB-1 Type-C Port, 12V DC standard SATA power over U.2 port
  • Power: 10W (Max.)
  • 0 to +80°C operating temperature
  • Preload Ubuntu 22.04 , will support other Linux distributions and Android 12
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