Rockchip released AIoT solution RK1808 with built-in high performance NPU at CES2019


 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2019 --- CES2019, Rockchip, a leading Chinese semiconductor company, today released the RK1808, an AIoT solution with built-in high performance NPU.


In terms of hardware specifications, Rockchip RK1808 AIoT solution features :

Dual-core Cortex-A35 CPU architecture

NPU computing performance up to 3.0TOPs

VPU supporting 1080P video codec, microphone array with hardware VAD function and camera video signal input with built-in ISP


AIoT is an inevitable trend of the IoT development and also an excellent chance for intelligent upgrades of traditional industries. The four dominant features about functional modules and rich interfaces of Rockchip RK1808 will efficiently energize the AIoT eco-chain and meet developers needs to integrate technology into real-life applications.


1. Ultimate low power consumption

Adopting 22nm FD-SOI process

Power consumption reduced by about 30%, compared with mainstream 28nm process under the same performance

DDR-free operation of the always-on device with built-in 2MB system-level SRAM

With hardware VAD function for low-power monitoring and far-field wake-up 

2. Powerful AI computing

Built-in NPU, computing performance up to 3TOPs

Supporting INT8/INT16/FP16 hybrid operation to optimize performance, power consumption and operation accuracy

Supporting network model conversion with strong compatibility: TensorFlow /  MXNet / PyTorch / Caffe

3. Rich AIoT-oriented interfaces for application expansion

For video, supporting MIPI / CIF/BT1120 video input and MIPI/RGB output

For audio, supporting microphone array input and audio output

Sensor input and output interfaces including : PWM/I2C/SPI /UART

High-speed device interfaces including: USB3.0/USB2.0 /PCIE

Supporting Gigabit Ethernet and external WiFi/BT modules

4. Easy to develop

Supporting Linux system

AI application development SDK: supporting C/C++ and Python


Rockchip RK1808 solution is designed for various AI applications including security, education, automobile, smart wearable devices, home appliances, storage and so on, with a series of functions such as voice wake-up, speech recognition, face detection and attribute analysis, face recognition, posture analysis, target detection and recognition, image processing, etc. RK1808 can not only power technology upgrades and breakthrough for the AIoT eco-chain, but can also help eco-chain partners to explore the AIoT market.

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