HiKey 970

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  Manufacturer:  HiSilicon
  Official website:  Visit
  Category:  Single board computer
  Date added/updated:  2019/09/18
  Further info:  automated Google search

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Product Description

An AI computing platform based on the 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC along with a dedicated Neural-network Processing Unit (NPU) and ARM Mali G72 MP12 GPU, plus 6GB RAM, hi-res MIPO-CSI, WiFi/BT, USB, CAN, and more.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer HiSilicon
SoC Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970
CPU 4x ARM Cortex-A73 + 4x ARM Cortex-A53 (64-bit)
2.36GHz octa core
GPU (graphics): Mali G72-MP12
MCU (real-time):
FPGA (gates):
NPU (neural): Built-in NPU: 960MHz, 256MAC/cycle
Size: 6GB
Built-in / external:   Built-in
Type (e.g. DDR3): LPDDR4x
Speed: 1866MHz
ECC support:
Internal storage
Size: 64GB
Built-in / optional:   Built-in
Type: UFS
Removable storage MicroSD card slot
m.2 interface(s)
m.2 NVMe support
USB host ports 3x
Type: 2x 3.0, 2.0 Type-C host+OTG
USB OTG ports 2
SATA interfaces
Ethernet interfaces 1x
Type: Gigabit
Wake-on-LAN    Not supported
HDMI ports 1x
Version: 2.0a
Max. resolution: 4k @ 60fps
Audio support:
Composite video (CVBS)
Other display interfaces
Camera interfaces (CSI, DVP...)   2x
Type: 4-lane + 2-lane CSI
Audio output
Analog outputs:
Via HDMI:   Supported
I2S: 1x
Audio input
Line inputs:
Mic inputs:
Onboard mic:
IR receiver
Wireless connectivity
WiFi: 802.11ac
Bluetooth: 4.2
Other I/O
GPIO: 100x
SPI: 1x
I2C: 2x
UART: 2x
RS232 (or 485 or 422):
Arduino shield support    No
Raspberry Pi shield support    No
96boards compliance    96boards CE edition
Real time clock (RTC)
Other features
* 96boards CE Extended form factor
* GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou
* CAN V2.0B up to 1Mbps
* Video Dec up to H.265 3840x2160 @60fps
* PCIe slot
* UEFI + ARM Trusted Firmware Kernel 4.9
* CSI-2 driver, GPS enable, CAN enable, PCIe enable for storage and LTE connect
Size 100 x 85 x 10mm
Weight ?
Power Input voltage: 8 - 18V
Input current: 2A
(power management controllers)
Lithium battery support ?
Operating temperature 0 to 70°C
Price (USD)
(Note: likely to vary)
Linux support    Debian
Android support    Android 8.x
Supported Windows OSes
   Not supported (or unknown)
Other supported OSes
   Not supported (or unknown)