bubbadestroy Posted February 5, 2020 Share Posted February 5, 2020 SMART AM40 iQ Appliance P/N: 1031572 Model: UGK-AM40-EDU | EWY1-AM40-EDU | EWY2-AM40-EDU Processor RK3399, Dual-core A72+Quad-core A53, 64 bits, 2GHz Memory 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage 32 GB eMMC 5.1 Wireless technology Bluetooth 4.1 802.11A/B/G/N/Ac Capture options Establish a Bluetooth wireless connection with a supported mobile device Connectors HDMI 1.4 (1920 × 1080) output for external monitor USB 3.0 Type-A (×2) RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Quote These mini computer features powerful hexa-core RockChip RK3399 CPU. With SMART's new iQ 3.0 OS, it can provide unique experience and interaction in your classrooms or meeting rooms. Designed for SMART Board 6000 and 7000 series interactive displays. This AM40 appliance does have a OPS plug(Open Pluggable Specification), which may work with other display or hardware. It also have a power plug in the back(unknown size), and MicroSD card slot for "service" use. There is a "service" switch on the unit to switch OS or operation made. --Update-- For device tear-down and technical sheets included in package - SEE SECOND POST Reference links posted at bottom are sourced as I dig up more details that may be useful . It looks like the power will have to be supplied via gpio as far as I can tell.. The official documentation and fccid technical orders refer to the Headless SBC / Module what have you; as an "IQ Appliance". Tagged 'grep' for control/command function searching through fccid or other official documentation) Otherwise found simply as AM40 rk3399 or AM40 iq on google/other engines --AM40 iQ - Anyone seen or attempted armbian on something similar?-- Figured this forum may be one of the few places that might appreciate and see what I first saw. So if anyone might have an idea where to proceed with a possible hidden gem like this.. I picked it up for reasonable price a quite a bit LESS than current nanopi m4 cost the other night. Can't say quite yet if it will be a useless paperweight, or a diamond in the rockchip. heh. As soon as it arrives I intend on seeing what kind of hac.. err educational research can be done to place Armbian on it eventually over its intended OS. There seems to be a service switch that is used on other models to allow intel modules and windows OS. The form factor seems to be carrier board size, so here's hoping for that switch to be more open to source than intended for this particular model. It's just something about the specs on it raised an eyebrow, yea? And the case it comes with is pretty solid compared to the shit, err, other case and fan combos you normally see.. That alone.. I didn't see any tear-down from the ffcid schematics available to the public, possibly because it sold as an education exclusive device to school system. If anyone here shows interest, I'd be glad to do a tear-down (bubba do like destroy) and share it with the RK3399 community. -Follow up- Regarding cost. I paid somewhere under $50. If anyone else considers it, I suggest you be firm with the seller, and make an offer that is well under what they're going to be asking. Reason to be a cheapskate on these things? Well.. 1. Likely these were paid for by government tax funds for schools. Or written off as a privately owned business cost anyhow, which means someone like us already helped pay for them.. In the form of tax or tax return budget allotted to business owners. 2. Considering I'm not even sure if its possible to power on so simply without gpio testing or a breakout wizard beard 3. Cause we can build this things ourselves already for under $100 easily. So yea don't pay something more than that, even brand new for sure! Open Power Specification and 2 pins in the back is all I see so far. Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMART-Model-AM40-Part-Number-1029788-Rev-07-No-Antennae-Very-Good-Condition/174156468137?hash=item288c88cfa9:g:DvwAAOSwCRVdcQyW https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SMART-iQ-Appliance-AM40-Education-Digital-Signage-Player-Rockchip-RK3399/173853101572?hash=item287a73ce04:g:AccAAOSwaAlccc2l Manufacturer Reference: https://support.smarttech.com/docs/software/iq/en/about/specifications/am40.cshtml https://support.smarttech.com/docs/software/iq/en/about/iq-appliance-connectors.cshtml FCCID Technical Orders: doesn't seem to have its own nomenclature listing however, it is referenced in great detail its carrier device (an over priced touch screen) sourced for IMPORTANT notes before any reversing or mod attempt at introducing hardware compatible touch screen, PSU, OPS (serial) etc user manual control/command function search 'grep AM40' FCC ID QCIIDS665P1 QCI-IDS665P1, QCI IDS665P1, QCIIDS665P1, QCIIDS665PI, QCI1DS665P1, QCIID5665P1, QCIIDS66SP1, QC11DS665P1, OCIIDS665P1, 0CIIDS665P1 SMART Technologies Inc. SMART Board 6000S and 6000S Pro Series Interactive Displays IDS665P1 SMART LCD Monitor SBID-6065S, IDS665-1 Smartboard Interactive Display 6000S / Pro SBID-6265S, SBID-6275S, SBID-6265S-PW, SBID-6275S-PW https://fccid.io/QCIIDS675P1 https://fccid.io/QCIIDS675P1/Users-Manual/User-Manual-4554712 FCC ID QCI7086 QCI-7086, QCI 7086, QCI7086, QCI7O86, QC17086, OCI7086, 0CI7086 SMART Technologies Inc. Interactive Display 7086 https://fccid.io/QCI7086 https://fccid.io/QCI7086/User-Manual/Users-Manual-3626573 https://fccid.io/QCI7086/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-3626563 user manual control/command function search 'grep iQ appliance' FCC ID QCI7000 QCI-7000, QCI 7000, QCI7000, QCI7OOO, QC17000, OCI7000, 0CI7000 SMART Technologies Inc. Interactive Display 7000 https://fccid.io/QCI7000 https://fccid.io/QCI7000/Users-Manual/user-manual-3417295 https://fccid.io/QCI7086/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-3417295 OPS: Open Plug-gable Specification Serial (40 pin) Seria(40 pin) = OPS (80 pin *note, not sure exactly if this is the way to go, but closest I could find for now to adapt the OPS interface manufacturers "support" forum search regarding ops https://community.smarttech.com/s/global-search/OPS?language=en_US A Challenger Appears https://hackaday.io/project/20193-open-pluggable-specification-breakout-board https://www.digikey.com.au/products/en/connectors-interconnects/rectangular-board-to-board-connectors-arrays-edge-type-mezzanine/308?k=tx24&k=&pkeyword=tx24&s=54162&pv1989=0&FV=ffe00134&mnonly=0&newproducts=0&ColumnSort=0&page=1&quantity=0&ptm=0&fid=0&pageSize=25 OPS: Open Plug-gable Specification potentially an inconvenient convenience. (hdmi,usb,rj45 and etc..) to make the platform a module. imagine your favorite usb to serial, or whatever favorite debugging i/o. Now, chop off the USB part, and replace it with this. heres hoping those 2 pins are simple logic level voltage and ground Service Switch: Possibly switches between EMMC and SD Boot? May be interesting TLDR; possibly epic fail or epic win used condition: metal case / fan / rk3399 / 4GBDDR3 / 32GB EMMC vs NanoPi M4 Metal Case w/ Cooling Fan $30 to $45 Metal Case with Cooling Fan andRK3399/4GBDDR3/32GB eMMC $35 to $100 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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