OKdo signs with Radxa to manufacture and distribute SBCs
An exclusive partnership with OKdo, part of RS Group, allows Radxa to manufacture and distribute Rock single board computers (SBCs) and Rock system on modules (SoMs).
Rock SBCs are designed to empower professional engineers, developers and students worldwide to create innovative products quickly using versatile hardware with a flexible design service model. The small form factor SBCs can be customised and can be depopulated without compromising their integrity, said OKdo.
Co-founder and CTO of OKdo, Richard Curtin said “We’ve listened to our customers and understand the challenges that the current supply chain dynamic creates. Our mission is to solve customer problems, and we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Radxa which allows us to provide leading technology to our customers worldwide. This gives OKdo a unique capability to design, manufacture and distribute globally.”
He went on to say, “We’re putting the engineering community at the heart of our proposition as we acknowledge the importance of providing support to our customers and we’re actively inviting input from engineers across the globe to offer their expertise to ensure that we are pushing our offering to be the best that it can be.”
A range of OKdo Rock boards and SoMs will be launched, announced OKdo, starting with the Rock 4 SE. Standard features include an M.2 expansion slot for large capacity drives, real time clock (RTC) combined with the ability to shut down multiple areas of the board for extended battery operation and reduced energy consumption. It also has an eMMC memory port for industrial memory applications, USB PD/QC which enables the use of lower cost cables and higher reliability and USB-OTG and microphone input. The SBCs are suitable for a variety of industrial applications from preventative maintenance and connected logistics to access and security.
This partnership with Radxa follows introductions such as the configurable Debix Model A board based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor, launched earlier this year.
OKdo is a technology company from RS Group set to disrupt SBC and IoT segments. It offers hardware, software, development support, manufacturing services and community projects, for the rapidly evolving needs of SBC and IoT customers, from makers and entrepreneurs to industrial designers, educators and resellers.