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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
|Product||X1501 Pico SoM||Lichee Nano||Raspberry Pi Zero||Raspberry Pi Pico|
|Manufacturer||SudoMaker||Sipeed||Raspberry Pi Foundation||Raspberry Pi Foundation|
|Processor||Ingenic X1501||Allwinner F1C100S||Broadcom BCM2835||Raspberry Pi RP2040|
|RAM||8 MB DRAM||32 MB DRAM||512 MB DRAM||264 kB SRAM|
|CoreMark||2056 (||826 (||2061 (||484 (|
|Hardware FPU||Yes, double precision||No||Yes, single precision||No|
|Open Source||Schematic + PCB||Schematic PDF only||Schematic PDF only||Schematic + PCB|
|Chip Datasheets Openly Available ¹||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Power Consumption - CPU Full Load ²||350 mW||515 mW||700+ mW||95.7+ mW|
|Power Consumption - CPU Idle ²||130 mW||270 mW||400 mW||6.6 mW|
|Power Consumption - Sleep with RAM retention ²||18 mW||Unsupported||Unsupported||4 mW|
|Max GPIO Toggle Speed using CPU||11.2 MHz ³||~4 MHz ³||22 MHz ⁴||17.8 MHz ³|
|Analog Audio Output||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|USB Interface||High speed||High speed||High speed||Full speed|
|Runs Linux natively||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Operating Temperature ²||-40 to 85° C||-20 to 70 °C||-40 to 85 °C||-40 to 85 °C|
|Physical Size||16 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)
⁴ Linux /dev/mem
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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