LattePanda have announced and started a kickstarter campaign for their new LattePanda 3 Delta Board. At the time of writing, this campaign has reached over twice it’s kickstarter goal. So what is the LattePanda 3?
The LattePanda 3 Delta is the new version of the x86 combined with Arduino board introduced back in 2015. The new version brings powerful upgrades including a quad-core CPU with more powerful GPU and 8GB RAM.
The LattePanda 3 is listed on kickstarter for $229 (£170) for the board only. We expect retail pricing to be slightly higher after the kickstarter campain. For context, the previous LattePanda was released at around the $210 mark.
LattePanda 3 Delta is compatible with both Windows 10 and Linux. LattePanda state “Windows 10 has a perfect peripheral driver, software compatibility and development ecosystem, making it the most suitable to develop GUI applications, while Linux is better for microservice applications.” – take that as you will. According to LattePanda, Windows 11 can also be run on the LattePanda 3 Delta. So their is plenty of choice should you want it.
Also touted by LattePanda is a hardware watchdog timer, which will trigger a reboot should the system crash, and auto power-on systems making it a useful headless system.
CPU: Intel N5105 : 2GHz (2.9GHz Boost) 4 cores / 4 Threads with Intel UHD 605 graphics
Coprocessor: Arduino Leonardo
RAM: 8GB LPDDR4 2933MHz
Storage: 64GB eMMC with M.2M key (supporting NVMe SSDs), M.2B key (supporting SATA SSDs), microSD card slot.
Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, Optional 4G or 5G modem via M.2 socket + SIM card slot, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2.
USB: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) , 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), 1x USB Type-C port for power, data (480 Mbps) and DisplayPort Alt Mode, 1x USB 2.0 header.
Expansion: 2x 50-pin headers
- 50-pin GPIO header with RS232, USB 2.0, I2C, audio, system control and “indication”
- 50-pin GPIO header for Arduino MCU, BIOS, and 5V, 3.3V
Video Output: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort via USB Type-C port, eDP connector and touch panel connector
Audio: 3.5mm headphone & mic combo jack, pin header with 2W audio amplifier
Power: 12V DC input or USB-C
Dimensions: 125 x 76 x 16mm
Starting at $229 (kickstarter price) we think that this is going to be a fantastic board for the price. We will have to wait until March 2022 though to be able to put it through our review process! Stay tuned.