Qoobik is a system on module, with a difference. At its heart is a Xilinx® Zynq®-7000, which puts at your disposal, dear user, both an ARM® CPU and a powerful FPGA fabric – not to be sniffed at.
THE PHYSICAL THING
Qoobik packs a lot of processing power into a pocket-sized form factor. At 65 × 56 mm, it may even fit into those tiny pockets inside of pockets – and it’s compatible with your Raspberry Pi case, too.
If the guy that invented the Swiss army knife knew anything about late-stage capitalism and modern electronics, he would’ve probably made Qoobik. With USB, HDMI, WLAN, Ethernet, CSI MIPI, plus a heap of I/O pins to play with, you can connect to pretty much anything.
Everything required to start making is provided. Roll your own Linux with the GUI-based build environment, then tinker with the reference design and demo application to start developing your New Thing.
Qoobik comes in two variants - the Rocket 120, and the Rocket 280. The features list gives an overview of what makes a Rocket 120 different from a Rocket 280, divided into categories for (what we think is) an easy comparison.
Rocket 120 Rocket 280 Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC Z-7010 Z-7020 Dual Core Cortex-A9 CPU 2 x 766 MHz 2 x 766 MHz FPGA Logic Cells (LUT4 equivalents) 28'000 85'000
Rocket 120 Rocket 280 High-Speed USB 2.0 UART & JTAG Yes Yes Micro HDMI 1080p Output Yes Yes USB 2.0 Host Connector Yes Yes
Rocket 120 Rocket 280 DDR3L Low Power Memory 512 MB 1024 MB Micro SD-Card Slot Yes Yes
Rocket 120 Rocket 280 Dual Band WLAN & Bluetooth with On-Board Antenna - Yes Wired Ethernet via Optional USB Adapters Yes Yes