Milk-V Offers a Trio of RISC-V Raspberry Pi Alternatives
Chinese startup Milk-V appears to be building a new computer product line with RISC-V, starting with three boards. The $9 Milk-V Duo is similar to the Raspberry Pi Pico. There’s also a Raspberry Pi-style quad-core board and a micro-ATX system called the current masterpiece, the Milk-V Pioneer.
Milk V Pioneer
Pioneer at its finest It comes in a micro ATX form factor and is the most “PC” looking board in the lineup. The Pioneer’s larger size allows it to deliver more power than other boards, giving it great expansion potential.
|row 1 – cell 0||64 T head XuanTie C920 64-bit CPU (2 GHz)|
|row 3 – cell 0||Up to 128GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|USB||8x USB 3.2, USB headers|
|depository||3 x PCIe x16 slots (PCIe 3.0 x8)|
|row 6 – cell 0||5 x SATA|
|row 7 – cell 0||Micro SD|
|Expansion||2 x PCIe x16|
|Power||24P ATX power connector|
If you don’t want to spec your own Pioneer, the Pioneer Box comes with 32-128 GB of RAM, a 1 TB NVMe SSD, an Intel X520-DA2 network card, and two 10Gbps SFP ports. The GPU role is on the AMD R5 230. It’s not a GPU on the list of best GPUs, but it does the job well enough. Power is provided by an MSI A350 350W PSU.
Operating system support appears to be primarily Linux-based, with Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, and Deepin advertised.
There is currently no price for this board.what we have cloud supply page It says the project will start soon.Project crowdfunding no We guarantee receipt of the finished product. Backing a crowdfunding project is like investing. I believe in the project and want it to be successful, but I’m not buying a retail product.
Milk-V Quad Core
Coming soon…Quad Core #riscv #sbc @risc_v Guess what it’s called and leave your answer in the comments along with a fun price. pic.twitter.com/JcVDfyexqTMay 22, 2023
At this time, the board does not have an official name and no official specs. All we know from this one tweet is that it is powered by the JH7110 RISC-V and appears to have a layout similar to the Raspberry Pi 3B+. 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet (gigabit?) port, 1 HDMI port, USB power port, CSI and DSI, and 40-pin GPIO. There also seems to be a PoE header between the GPIO port and the USB port. The middle of the board seems to hide an M.2 slot for storage or connectivity.
|SoCs||Star Five JH7110|
|row 1 – cell 0||RISC-V U74 quad-core 64-bit RV64GC ISA SoC|
|row 2 – cell 0||2MB L2 cache and S7 core, up to 1.5GHz operating frequency|
milk v duo
milk v duo is a $9 RISC-V computer that bears a striking resemblance to our favorite microcontroller, the Raspberry Pi Pico. Where the Duo beats the Pico is that it has a Linux OS and his 1GHz RISC-V CPU.
|row 1 – cell 0||Dual-core RISC-V CPU up to 1GHz|
|RAM||64MB of RAM|
|networking||Provides 10/100Mbps Ethernet via optional add-on board|
|depository||Micro SD card|
|camera||CSI camera socket|
With a 40-pin GPIO that looks like a drop-in replacement for the Raspberry Pi Pico, the Duo can turbocharge your microcontroller project with a full Linux or RTOS-based operating system. GPIO compatibility depends on board logic level. As you can see in the schematic, this is a 3v3 logic level, so it should work with some of the best add-ons for Pico.
What the Duo clearly lacks is onboard connectivity. We take Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the Raspberry Pi Pico W for granted, so the Duo’s lack of these is a problem. You can purchase additional ethernet boards that connect to the Duo via 5 pins on the short end of the board. This is true for many projects, but requires another wire to incorporate into your project.
The $9 Milk-V Duo isn’t available for purchase yet, so we’ll have to keep an eye on it for now. official page to know when it will be released.