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X1501 Pico SoM

A tiny SoM with a powerful chip capable of running mainline Linux

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X1501 Pico SoM is a high-performance system-on-module that runs mainline Linux. It packs a fast, power-efficient, 32-bit MIPS32r2 RISC processor—the Ingenic X1501—into a compact form factor measuring only 16 x 16 x 2 mm. It runs mainline Linux and supports a voltage supply range from 3 V to 5.5 V. With a 2200+ CoreMark score, the Ingenic X1501 SoC at its heart outperforms most other MCUs. It provides a 64-bit FPU, 8 MB of LPDDR, and 2 MB of NOR flash while consuming just 0.018 W of power on standby. It operates at a CPU frequency of up to 1008 MHz and accommodates industrial operating conditions between -40 and 85°C.

Suitable for a Wide Range of Applications

The versatility of this SoM—especially when combined with our evaluation-board and extension-board products—makes it appropriate for a variety of applications. That includes projects such as IoT and home-automation gadgets, flight computers, motor controllers, portable instruments, wireless communication platforms, and educational initiatives. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional developer, the X1501 Pico SoM provides the flexibility and performance you need to bring your ideas to life.

Features & Specifications

The core X1501 SoM is a tiny, 52-pin module with 1-mm pitch and no components on the back side. It offers an extensive peripheral set, including high-speed USB support (with support for both host and device mode) and up to 36 digital I/Os. Its rich feature set includes:

Evaluation & Extension Boards

In addition to the X1501 Pico SoM, this campaign features an Evaluation Board and an Extension Board to help you prototype and test your projects.

X1501 Pico SoM Evaluation Board

The evaluation board provides an easy way for you to test the functionality of X1501 Pico SoM while designing prototypes for your own project. It breaks out all of the SoM’s I/O pins to 2.54-mm headers and includes a built-in USB-to-UART adapter to help you develop and maintain firmware updates. Our evaluation board comes with the X1501 Pico SoM pre-soldered.

X1501 Pico SoM Extension Board

This extension board makes it easy to rapidly prototype your next IoT project. It features LoRa, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity; a microSD slot; built-in flash storage; a 1.8”, 160 x 128 LCD touchscreen; and a speaker. Just stack it on top of the evaluation board, and get started on your project!

Comparisons

ProductX1501 Pico SoMLichee NanoRaspberry Pi ZeroRaspberry Pi Pico
Manufacturer SudoMaker Sipeed Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi Foundation
Processor Ingenic X1501 Allwinner F1C100S Broadcom BCM2835 Raspberry Pi RP2040
RAM8 MB DRAM 32 MB DRAM 512 MB DRAM 264 kB SRAM
CoreMark2056 (-O2) 826 (-O2) 2061 (-O2) 484 (-O3 with two cores)
Hardware FPUYes, double precision No Yes, single precision No
Open SourceSchematic + PCB Schematic PDF only Schematic PDF only Schematic + PCB
Chip Datasheets Openly Available ¹Yes No Yes Yes
Power Consumption - CPU Full Load ²350 mW 515 mW 700+ mW 95.7+ mW
Power Consumption - CPU Idle ²130 mW 270 mW 400 mW 6.6 mW
Power Consumption - Sleep with RAM retention ²18 mW Unsupported Unsupported 4 mW
Max GPIO Toggle Speed using CPU11.2 MHz ³ ~4 MHz ³ 22 MHz 17.8 MHz ³
Code ProtectionEFUSE Unsupported Unsupported Unsupported
Analog Audio OutputYes Yes No No
Camera InterfaceYes Yes Yes No
SD/MMC InterfaceYes Yes Yes No
USB InterfaceHigh speed High speed High speed Full speed
Runs Linux nativelyYes Yes Yes No
Operating Temperature ²-40 to 85° C -20 to 70 °C -40 to 85 °C -40 to 85 °C
Physical Size16 x 16 mm 25.4 x 33.0 mm 66 x 30.5 mm 21 × 51 mm

¹ Legally view, duplicate, and distribute as an individual
² For the entire board or module
³ Bare metal (i.e. not using an operating system like Linux)
Linux /dev/mem

Open Source

The X1501 Pico SoM GitHub repository contains various design files, including a schematic and PCB files for the evaluation board and a PCB component library for EasyEDA. By the time our campaign goes live, we will also provide a formal PDF datasheet for the SoM, a PCB component library for KiCAD, and a wiki or Readme with instructions on how to use the SoM and the evaluation board. During the course of the campaign, we will also add build scripts and configuration files for the VSCode and CLion IDEs, sample code for the SoM, and hardware examples of projects that utilize the SoM.

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In the Press

Geeky Gadgets

" A tiny SoM with a powerful chip capable of running mainline Linux."

CNX Software

"Reimu NotMoe, CTO of SudoMaker,... designed the X1501 Pico SoM, a tiny 16×16 system-on-module equipped with Ingenic X1501 MIPS system-in-package (SiP)."

About the Team

SudoMaker

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China  ·   SudoMaker  ·   SudoMaker  ·   sudomaker.com

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