The board is compatible with all Raspberry Pi CM4 modules equipped with eMMC. Depending on your needs, you can select a CM4 module with an SDRAM of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB and the eMMC of 8GB, 16GB, or 32G, with or without the Wi-Fi / BT4 connection.
The Ochin board has also been tested to work with OpenHD open-source software. Thanks to OpenHD it is possible to transmit an HD video stream with low latency from a mobile station (rover, drone, plane, etc ..) to a ground station. This was possible thanks to the enormous work of the OpenHd community which we thank very much.
There are rich interfaces available on board including 1×USB 2.0 port (highspeed), MIPI CSI-2: 1×2-lane MIPI CSI camera port, 1×4-lane MIPI CSI camera port,1×USART, 3×UART, 1×I2C port, 1×SPI port, and Analog Video Output, all of which enable the Ochin CM4 to connect to external hardware at lower abstraction layers, closer to the physical world.
In terms of external dimensions, it's the same as the CM4 module which adopts a completely new mechanical standard. The overall footprint is reduced, resulting in a smaller and more compact form factor suitable for integration into products.
This Ochin CM4 carrier board is perfect for your robotic project because of the following features:
- It's a compact design which has the same size as the Raspberry Pi module
- Ochin_CM4 embeds a dc-dc regulator that provides up to 7Amp. You can supply the board directly by connecting a LiPo battery (from 7V to 28V) and it will also supply the connected devices, even for a power-hungry USB device.
- On the Ochin_CM4 board, there is a GHS connector for almost every peripheral, no more picking up the signal from a strip and sharing the grounds and supply pins. In real applications you want a connector with signals and supply for every peripheral, it more clean and safe!
- Ochin has a current switch on the USB VBUS, so the +5V on the USB will be cut if the drawn current reaches the threshold of 3A. It's a protection circuit necessary to keep the CM4 on if you have a short on the USBs devices.
- Ochin_CM4 has two CSI camera connectors that you can use for two 2 CSI cameras and others on the 4x USBs if you need them.
- High-performance: Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
- High Resolution Supported: H.265 (HEVC) (up to 4Kp60 decode), H.264 (up to 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode), and OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
- Rich interfaces: 1×USB 2.0 port (highspeed);MIPI CSI-2: 1×2-lane MIPI CSI camera port, 1×4-lane MIPI CSI camera port; 1×USART, 3×UART, 1×I2C port, 1×SPI port, Analog Video Output
- Strong Compatibility: Compatible with raspberry pi 4 modules with faster eMMC flash with up to 100 MB/s transfer rate, 4x faster than CM3+
- Compact Design: Same size as CM4 module, 55mm × 40mm × 4.7mm
- Audio/video manipulation and streaming
- Neural networks
- Machine learning
- Computer vision
- Home automation
- IoT projects
Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
|55mm × 40mm × 4.7mm
Figure: Device Schematics