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ARM CortexTM-A17 System on Module

  • Based on Rockchip RK3288 processor
  • Quad core CPU and a Mali-T764 as the GPU
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ARM CortexTM-A17 System on Module

  • Based on Rockchip RK3288 processor
  • Quad core CPU and a Mali-T764 as the GPU


This SOM supports a Rockchip ARM® CortexTM-A17 processor. It offers a Quad-Core CPU as well as a Mali-T764 GPU. The embedded 3D GPU provides compatibility with OpenGL ES1.1 / 2.0 / 3.0 and OpenCL 1.1. A dedicated 2D hardware engine with MMU maximizes the display performance and ensures smooth operation.

Rockchip RK3288 easily plays back Full HD videos. It provides H.265 decoders with 2160p @ 60fps, H.264 decoder with 2160 @ 24fps, H.264 / MVC / VP8 encoders with 1080p @ 30fps as well as a high-quality JPEG encoder / decoder.

phyCORE-RK3288 is well suited for mobile applications as well as multitasking, provided that enough free RAM is available.

Rockchip guarantees a long-term availability of the processor until at least 2024.

Development Kits

i.MX 6

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Security Features

PHYTEC modules support comprehensive security features in hardware and software. All functions supported by the RK3288 processor as well as further information about our security concept can be found here.

Technical Details

Features\ Name phyCORE-RK3288 phyCORE-RK3288 Kit
Product SOM Rapid Development Kit
Processor Rockchip RK3288 Quad Core Rockchip RK3288 Quad Core
Architecture ARM Cortex-A17 ARM Cortex-A17
Clock frequency 4x 1.6 GHz 4x 1.6 GHz
Graphics 4x Mali-T764
(3D GPU), 2D GPU
4x Mali-T764
(3D GPU), 2D GPU
Video acceleration 1080p encode and decode 1080p encode and decode
SPI Flash 4 MB...16 MB 16 MB
eMMC 2 GB...32 GB 4 GB (MLC)
DDR3 RAM up to 4 GB 1 GB
EEPROM 4 kB, 32 kB 4 kB
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (IEEE 1588) 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (IEEE 1588)
USB 2x Host, 1x OTG 2x Host, 1x OTG
RS232 - 2x
UART 3x 3x
I²C 4x 4x
SPI 3x 3x
PWM up to 4x up to 4x
A/D 3x 3x
LCD LVDS or parallel Interface LVDS or parallel Interface
Touch - yes
Audio I²S I²S
Camera parallel parallel
HDMI up to 4K HD at 60Hz up to 4K HD at 60Hz
RTC PMIC internal PMIC internal
Power Supply 5 V 5 V
Dimensions 42 mm x 45 mm
Connectors Samtec 0.5 mm pitch (240 pins) Samtec 0.5 mm pitch (240 pins)
Temperature Grade I Temp Grade I Temp Grade
Operating System Linux 4.9.98 Linux 4.9.98
Distribution Yocto 2.2 morty Yocto 2.2 morty
BSP/Image BSP-Yocto-RK3288-PD17.1.3 BSP-Yocto-RK3288-PD17.1.3
Kit Content phyCORE-RK3288 System on Module, Carrier Board,
Serial cable (RS232), Ethernet cable,
Power Supply,
Linux Yocto BSP

Pricing plus VAT

Module Rapid Development Kit


€ 190,00


See here for adapters, connectors and further accessories »


See here for the phyCORE-RK3288 Download » section.


Operating system: Android and Linux. Both BSPs offer different functionalities. PHYTEC decided to use the Yocto project as industrial Linux infrastructure. 

Please see here for more detailed information »