Rockchip RK3399 is an open source Linux system. Official documentation and source is here

Rockchip RK3399 is now a Linux system open source! The new Rockchip SoC RK3399 has a high performance, high scalability and versatile application features.

Open source code, the more open RK3399 will be suitable for electronic whiteboard, e-books, face recognition equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles, robots, game terminals, game peripherals, hand hook hangers, home appliances, advertising, Financial POS class, car control industry, thin client (cloud service), VOIP video conferencing system, educational flat, karaoke entertainment, medical, security, surveillance, police, industrial control, IoT Internet of the Things, VR Video, VR and other nearly 100 industry applications.

RK3399 rich in interfaces and an excellent performance

RK3399 CPU features big.LITTLE technology for its core architecture, dual-core Cortex-A72 + quad-core Cortex-A53, in the overall performance, power consumption with technology leadership. GPU with quad-core ARM Mali-T860, a new generation of high-end image processor. More Multi-bandwidth compression technology integrated.

RK3399 Schematics diagram

From the RK3399 hardware system framework diagram, the open interface is extremely rich:

  • Dual USB3.0 Type-C interface, support Type-C Display Port
  • Dual MIPI Camera interface, dual ISP, single channel maximum support 13 million pixels
  • MIPI / eDP / HDMI2.0 interface, support 4096×2160 display output, dual-screen display and other functions
  • Built-in PCI-e interface, support for PCI-e-based high-speed Wi-Fi and storage expansion
  • Supports 8 digital microphone array inputs
  • eMMC5.1 HS400

Based on quad-core ARM Mali-T860 high-end image processor, Rockchip also opened a number of application development interface API, including OpenGL ES 1.2, 1.1, 2.0, 3.1, 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 1.1, 1.2, enderScript.

RK3399 Linux system open source is available for download here

RK3399 Linux system is officially open source. Rockchip github and wikidot are the established RK3399 platform areas for developers to provide source code download, technical documentation and support services including hardware design reference, development board and other support.

RK3399 Linux system open source available for download


Here your can find the Wikidot Rockchip area:


Rockchip RK3399 Wiki


Here you can find the Rockchip Github area:


Rockchip RK3399 Linux Open Source
Home Entertainment Host Class End Products & VR Header Devices

RK3399 is a high performance, high expansion and rich in applications platform. Here we are publishing two cases about open source end product applications as good examples:
First, the use of RK3399 platform for home entertainment host terminal products in the multi-display interface. GPU, audio and video decoding and multi-terminal interconnecting human-computer interactions with leadership technology.

Rockchip RK3399 Features

Second, the use of RK3399 platform for VR head device. In the optimized algorithm can achieve less than 20ms delay while enabling 90Hz refresh rate, 4K UHD decoding and ultra-high definition H.265 / H.264 video resolution. Through the Type C or HDMI + USB interface, external VR header brings an immersive virtual reality experience.


Rockchip RK3399 VR TV Box


Rockchip RK3399 open interface and open source system, not only conducive to terminal equipment manufacturers to use a chip for global product line layout, to achieve rapid product production, cost control, technology applications.

It is open source system, but also meets personalized products for final manufacturers, different demands, real sense to solve the industrial pain points.

Development of smart hardware will be great.


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