I am currently looking for future proof SBC hardware I can run Home Assistant on. In the past ODROID N2+ was the best option regarding HA support and performance. However it is already pretty old. This year (2022) some impressive new SBCs are being released. One contender is Khadas VIM4. It would be great if the HA team could add an official HAOS build for this platform. Since they support VIM3, some groundwork has probably already been done.
|SoC||Amlogic A311D2 2.2GHz Quad core ARM Cortex-A73 and 2.0GHz Quad core Cortex-A53 CPU ARM Mali-G52 MP8(8EE) GPU up to 800MHz 8K 24fps decoder & low latency 4K H.264/H2.65 50fps encoder Support multi-video decoder up to [email protected][email protected] HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and PRIME HDR video processing TrustZone based security for DRM video streaming|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4X 2016MHz, 64bit|
|Wi-Fi||AP6275S Wi-Fi 6 Module 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2T2R MIMO with RSDB |
|WOL ||Wake on Lan|
|TF Card||Molex Slot, Spec Version 2.x/3.x/4.x(SDSC/SDHC/SDXC)|
|USB HOST||x2 (1500mA & 1300mA Load)|
|USB Type-C||USB2.0 OTG & USB PD|
|VIN Connector||System Power Input|
|Wide Input Voltage||Range from 9V to 20V|
|HDMI Output||Type-A Female HDMI2.1, up to 4K2K HDR Video, Dynamic HDR, CEC and HDCP 1.4/2.3|
|HDMI Input||Micro HDMI, up to 4Kp60|
|DMIC||Stereo Digital Microphones|
|V-by-One||8 lanes Interface, Resolution up to 4096*2160 30 Pin 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connector|
|Touch Display||MIPI-DSI and eDP Combo Interface 4 lanes MIPI-DSI Interface, Resolution up to 1920*1200 or 4 lanes eDP Interface, Resolution up to 2560*1600 I2C and GPIO Signals for Touch Panel 40 Pin 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connector|
|Camera||Interface: 4 lanes MIPI-CSI x2 Supports Dual Cameras Up to 16 MP ISP 30 Pin & 20 Pin 0.5mm Pitch FPC Connectors|
|Sensor||KXTJ3-1057 Tri-axis Digital Accelerometer|
|M.2 Socket||PCIe 2.0 (1 lane) M.2 2280 NVMe SSD Supported USB 2.0, I2S, I2C, GPIO, MCU-I/O|
|RTC Battery Header||0.8mm Pitch Header|
|Cooling Fan Header||4-Pins 0.8mm Pitch Header, with PWM Speed Control|
|LEDs||White LED x1, Red LED x1|
|40-Pins Header(2.54mm)||CPU: USB, I2C, I2S, SPDIF, UART, PWM, ADC, GPIO MCU: SWCLK, SWDIO|
|Buttons||x3 (Power / Func / Reset)|
|XPWR Pads||For External Power Button|
|Mounting Holes||Size M2 x 4|
|Board Dimensions||82.0 x 58.0 x 11.5 mm|
|Linux Kernel||Linux 5.4|
|Linux Distros||Ubuntu 22.04|
|Khadas Only||Khadas TST |
|Compliances||CE, FCC, TELEC (Japan), RoHS|
 MCU: Power management, and boot media (SPI Flash/eMMC) setup.
 RSDB: Real Simultaneous Dual Band, which lets VIM4 and other devices transmit and receive data over two bands at the same time.
 WOL: Power on or wake up VIM4 remotely over LAN using an app or webpage.
 Khadas TST: Developers can enter upgrade mode easily. Press the function key 3 times within 2 seconds, works even if the boot loader is damaged.
 OOWOW: A standalone embedded service for seamless online OS delivery, device maintenance, and much more!
 Fenix Script: One-click script for building Linux Distributions.
 The current version of VIM4 does not include an NPU, future refreshed versions may include an NPU.