Risun D05 packs a Rockchip RK3068 SoC

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The Risun D05 - a PC-on-a-stick - is powered by a Rockchip RK3068 SoC (dual-core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6 GHz) paired with a dual-core Mali-400 GPU.

Additional key specs include HDMI (out), 1 GB DDR3, 4GB NAND Flash (scaling up to 8-16GB) and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB.

Connectivity? Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + optional micro USB to Ethernet.

The device - which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - is currently available on Alibaba for between $30-$50.

As the folks at CNX Software note, the RK3068 is actually much smaller than its RK3066 counterpart, allowing for more miniature HDMI TV stick designs.

"Both SoCs feature a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor @ 1.6GHz, and are manufactured using 40nm process technology, but RK3068 apparently comes with a Mali-400 MP2 GPU, whereas RK3066 comes with Mali-400 MP4," CNX explained. 

Meanwhile, a Google translated article from the China-based PCOnline seems to imply RK3068 directly supports 3G modules.

"Rockchip RK3068 CPU specifications on many parameters and we have been very familiar with RK3066 dual core solution is very close, they are also dual-core A9 1.6GHz clocked CPU, also support DDR3 memory, support 1080P HD video formats hardware decoding. However, RK3068 scheme can support 3G module, [connect to] the Internet."