Mixtile Blade 3

A stackable, high-performance, Rockchip RK3588 single-board computer in a Pico-ITX form factor

Nov 07, 2023

Before Using Cluster Box: Install Drivers for Blade 3 Boards

Many of you have received Mixtile Cluster Box and Blade 3 Boards and initiated your application. To successfully operate Blade 3 boards after installing them into the Cluster Box, you must update the boot image file and install a driver for Blade 3 boards. Please follow this documentation or the guidance provided below: Read the full update.

Sep 26, 2023

Cluster Box Progress and Shipping Date

We want to start by expressing our heartfelt gratitude for your support. We understand that you've been eagerly anticipating the delivery of your Cluster Box units, and we are thrilled to share the latest developments and an update on the shipping date. Read the full update.

Jun 06, 2023

Explaining Delays and Requesting Feedback

We hope this update finds you well. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey with us. We have some important information to share regarding the progress of the Mixtile Blade 3 project. Read the full update.

Jun 01, 2023

Important Notice for Backers: Known Issues and Upcoming Firmware Release

We hope this message finds you well. We are excited to inform you that Mixtile Blade 3 single-board computer is coming to you, and yours will ship soon if it hasn't already. Read the full update.

Mar 14, 2023

Ready to Ship and Empower Your Projects

We are excited to announce that the Blade 3 firmware is now ready for single-board use, and we have also released sample programs for machine learning/image recognition. You can now learn how to do object detection in video with RK YOLOv5 demo. Read the full update.

Jan 05, 2023

Notice of Production Delays

Hi everyone! After overcoming numerous difficulties during the production and R&D processes over this period, we should have been able to ship the Blade 3 boards in early January. However, due to the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak, many of my colleagues and the production line workers came down with the illness. This undeniably slowed our plan. We sincerely apologize for the delay, and we are grateful for your patience. Read the full update.

Oct 07, 2022

Delivery Delayed

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we can not make the shipment date of Blade 3 and Cluster Box as previously arranged. The COVID-19 outbreak in Shenzhen has caused production delays and it will take more time before production can resume. Read the full update.

Aug 25, 2022

Breakout Boards and PCIe-toPCIe Cables Now Available

To address user needs, we have developed breakout boards and cables to easily create PCIe daisy chains of Mixtile Blade 3 boards. Read the full update.

Jun 28, 2022

Our Campaign Has Succeeded, and Our Prices Will Increase Soon!

In consultation with Crowd Supply, we have decided to reduce our funding goal to ensure that we can deliver Mixtile Blade 3 to backers. Everyone who has backed the project will receive the products they ordered. Mixtile Blade 3 will remain available for pre-order sales, after the campaign ends, but at an increased price. Read the full update.

Jun 24, 2022

Benchmarking Metrics

With two 2.5 Gb Ethernet interfaces, Mixtile Blade 3 is perfect for server applications, and its low-latency, 4x PCIe Gen3 edge connector allows you to scale your deployment by leveraging multiple boards. Furthermore, its on-board neural processing unit (NPU) enhances AI-workload performance and provides extensive support for machine-learning with a 6-TOPS compute performance. This update walks through various quantitative benchmarks that demonstrate the level of performance provided by Mixtile Blade 3. Read the full update.

Jun 17, 2022

Introducing our Custom Daisy-Chain Breakout Board & Announcing a Stretch Goal

The daisy-chain topology used to cluster Mixtile Blade 3 boards is more economical, more user friendly, and faster than the alternatives. As many of you have noted, however, it can be challenging to find the breakout cables necessary to interconnect a PCIe daisy-chain topology. For that reason, we decided to make a custom breakout board and some custom cables. This update also includes a just-announced stretch goal and a reminder about our interactive livestream event. Read the full update.

Jun 10, 2022

Interactive Livestream!

Operate a Mixtile Blade 3 board remotely! We will be hosting an interactive livestream from June 14 to June 17 on the Mixtile YouTube channel. Details below. Read the full update.

Jun 02, 2022

A Sneak Peek at Our Production Site

We could hardly wait to share this little sneak peek at the Mixtile Blade 3 production line in Shenzhen. Check it out! Read the full update.

May 26, 2022

Cluster Topology & FAQ

Mixtile Blade 3 is a cluster-oriented single board computer (SBC). It's tiny, it's powerful, and, most importantly, it has super-fast interfaces with convenient connectors to facilitate clustering. It supports four different cluster topologies, each of which is covered below. This update also includes a short list of answers to questions from the community. Read the full update.

May 19, 2022

Our Campaign Is Now Live on Crowd Supply!

We couldn’t be happier to announce that our crowdfunding campaign has finally begun! Mixtile Blade 3 is a stackable, high-performance single-board computer (SBC) powered by the Rockchip RK3588 and designed to accommodate the Pico-ITX form factor. Read the full update.

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