Specification

HiKey 960 


What is HiKey 960 ?


The HiKey 960 is the powered by the latest Kirin 960 SoC with four ARM® Cortex® A73 CPU (up to 2.3GHz) and four ARM Cortex A53 CPU (up to 1.8GHz)working in the Big.LittleTM architecture. The integrated MaliTM-G71 MP8 in the Kirin 960 SoC gives the HiKey 960 high performance image processing abilities. With 3GB LPDDR4 memory and 32GB UFS flash on board, the HiKey 960 can be used on most embedded applications.

The HiKey 960 has updated the USB Type-A host from USB2.0 to USB3.0 compared to the original HiKey board. In order to enhance the expansion ability, the HiKey 960 includes a PCIE Gen2 on M.2 M Key connector to enable PCIE devices connection. The HiKey 960 also includes an updated the WiFi module supporting 2.4GHZ single band to 2.4- and 5.0 GHz dual band with two antennas. 

Android support for the HiKey 960 will be enabled through Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Additional software support will be added through collaboration between Huawei, Linaro and the community.


Hardware layout



Hardware specification


Hardware Specification of HiKey 960

SoC

Kirin 960 SoC

CPU

4*Cortex A73 (up to 2.3GHz) + 4*Cortex A53 (up to 1.8GHz) Big.Little CPU architecture

GPU

ARM Mali G71 MP8, up to 900MHz

RAM

3GB LPDDR4 SDRAM @ 1866MHz

PMU

Hi6421GWCV530 Hi6422GWCV211 Hi6422GWCV212

Features

Storage

32GB UFS flash storage 

MicroSD card slot (SD3.0, SDR104, up to 2TB)

PCIE

PCIE Gen2 on M.2 M Key connector

Wireless

WiFi (2.4- and 5-GHz dual band with two antennas)

Bluetooh 4.1

USB

2 x USB 3.0 type A (host mode only)

1 x USB 2.0 type C OTG 

Display

1 x HDMI 1.4 (Type A - full, up to FHD 1080P)

1 x 4L-MIPI DSI  (Supports up to 3840 * 2400 @ 60Hz dual MIPI DSI interface LCD screen)

Video

4K @30fps H.265/H264 video hardware encoder 

H265\HEVC MP/High Tier, Main/High Tier, H.264 BP/MP/HP, MPEG 1/2/4, VC-1, VP6/8, RV8/9/10, DIVX, H265 up to 4K @60fps video hardware decoder

Audio

HDMI output

1 x Tensilica HiFi3.0 DSP audio subsystem 

Camera

1 x  4-lane MIPI CSI

1 x  2-lane MIPI CSI

Expansion   Interface

40 pin low speed expansion connector: +1.8V, +5V, DC power, GND, 2*UART, 2*I2C, SPI, I2S, 12*GPIO

60 pin high speed expansion connector: 4L-MIPI DSI, I2C x2, SPI (48M), USB 2.0, 2L+4LMIPI CSI

LED

1 x WiFi activity LED(Yellow)

1 x BT activity LED (Blue)

4 x User LEDs (Green)

Button

Power Button : Button Power on/off & Reset the system

Power Source

Recommend a 12V@2A adapter with a DC plug which has a 4.75mm outer diameter and 1.7mm center pin with standard center-positive (EIAJ-3 Compliant)

OS Support

AOSP/LINUX 

Appearance characteristic

Sizes

85mm x 55mm 

Authorized Distributors:

Lenovator: http://www.lenovator.com/product/132.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B071RD3V34

Germany ALLNET: https://shop.allnet.de/detail/index/sArticle/281827

Japanese Switch Science: https://www.switch-science.com/catalog/3251/


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