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Product Introduction:LM7

Let's get to know LM7 in 5 minutes.


The ArmSoM-LM7 adopts Rockchip's latest flagship RK3588 which is eight-core 64-bit processor with a maximum frequency of up to 2.4GHz and a 6 TOPS NPU. It supports up to 32GB of large memory.

Supports 8K video encoding and decoding,with LGA packaging for stronger transmission capability and stability.


We can provide baseboard reference design materials for users to customize in-depth independently.

It can be applied to diversified fields such as ARM PCs, edge computing, cloud servers, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, virtual/augmented reality, blockchain, smart NVRs, etc.


Rockchip RK3588 design ArmSoM-Sige7 AI SBC design;

Rockchip RK3588 design ArmSoM-AIM7 Core board fully compatible with Jetson Nano/TX2 NX;

Rockchip RK3588 design ArmSoM-LM7 LGA core board ;

Rockchip RK3588 design ArmSoM-W3 LGA core board maker kit;

With the powerful ecosystem and variety of extension modules, ArmSoM can help users easily go from ideas to prototype to mass production, making it an ideal creative platform for makers, dreamers and hobbyists.

Key Parameters

  • SOC: Rockchip RK3588
  • CPU: RK3588 quad-core Cortex-A76 @ 2.4GHz + quad-core Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz, 8nm process
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G610 MP4
  • NPU: Computing power up to 6 TOPS (INT8), supports INT4/INT8/INT16 mixed computing
  • VPU/Codec:
    • Hardware decoding: 8K@60fps H.265/VP9/AVS2, 8K@30fps H.264 AVC/MVC, 4K@60fps AV1, 1080P@60fps MPEG-2/-1/VC-1/VP8
    • Hardware encoding: 8K@30fps H.265 / H.264
  • RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB (max 32GB) 64bit LPDDR4/LPDDR4x, default LPDDR4x 8GB
  • Flash: 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB eMMC, default eMMC 32GB
  • Operating voltage: 4V (±5% voltage variation)
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Interface type: LGA package, 506 pins in total
  • Operating systems:
    • Officially supported by Rockchip: Android 12.0, Debian 11, Buildroot
    • Supported by the Third party : Armbian, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Kylin OS
  • PCB: 12-layer PCB design
  • Weight: About 13.4g
  • Size: 45mm × 50mm × 4.5mm (top: 2.2mm + PCB: 1.2mm + bottom: 1.1mm)


Hardware Interface


The ArmSoM-LM7 has an extremely small size, about half the size of a credit card.

ArmSoM-LM7 front & back ArmSoM-LM7 & Credit-Card-Size.webp

Hardware Specification

Video input interfaceMIPI DC(DPHY/CPHY) combo PHY2
  • Support DPHY or CPHY
  • Support 4-channel MIPI DPHY V2.0,with up to 4.5Gbps per lane
  • Support 3-channel MIPI CPHY V1.1,with up to 2.5Gbps per lane
  • Supported MIPI camera combinations:
  • 2 MIPI DCPHY + 4 MIPI CSI DPHY(2 lanes)
  • 2 MIPI DCPHY + 1 MIPI CSI DPHY(4 lanes) + 2 MIPI CSI DPHY(2 lanes)
  • 2 MIPI DCPHY + 2 MIPI CSI DPHY(4 lanes)
  • 2-channel MIPI DPHY V1.2, with up to 2.5Gbps per lane
  • Dual 2 lanes DPHY can be combined into single 4lanes DPHY
  • DVP≤1
  • Standard 8/10/12/16-bit DVP interface, up to 150MHz data input
  • Support BT.601/BT.656 and BT.1120 VI interface
  • HDMI RX1
  • Support 3.4Gbps~6Gbps HDMI 2.0
  • Support 250Mbps~3.4Gbps HDMI 1.4b
  • Support HDCP2.3 and HDCP1.4
  • Display output interfaceHDMI/eDP TX interface≤2
  • Support dual HDMI/eDP TX multiplex interface(HDMI and eDP cannot work together simultaneously )
  • HDMI supports 7680×4320@60Hz resolution and 3,6,8,10,12Gbps bandwidth,HDCP2.3
  • eDP supports 4K@60Hz resolution,Each interface supports x1,x2,x4 configurations,supports 1.62Gbps,2.7Gbps and 5.4Gbps bandwidth and HDCP1.3
  • DP TX2
  • Support 2 lanes DP TX 1.4a interface,connecting with USB3.1 Gen1,support 1/2/4lanes
  • Resolution up to 8192x4320@30Hz
  • Support HDCP2.3, HDCP 1.3
  • Support dual MIPI DPHY 2.0 or CPHY 1.1,Resolution up to 4K@60Hz
  • Support dual MIPI display in left-right mode, support RGB/YUV formats (up to 10bit)
  • BT.1120 video output≤1
  • Support RGB format (up to 8bit), data rate up to 150MHz,
  • Maximum resolution up to 1920x1080@60Hz
  • Audio interfaceI2S≤4
  • 8 lanes I2S0/I2S1:Support TX and RX,Audio resolution 16~32 bit, sampling rate up to 192KHz
  • 2 lanes I2S2/I2S3:Support TX and RX,Audio resolution 16~32 bit, sampling rate up to 192KHz
  • SPDIF≤2
  • Support 2x 16bit audio data storage
  • Support biphase stereo output
  • PDM≤2
  • Up to 8 channels, audio resolution 16~24 bit, sampling rate up to 192KHz
  • Support PDM master receive mode
  • Network portGMAC≤2
  • 2 GMACs, provide RGMII / RMII interface
  • Support 10/100/1000Mbps data transfer rate
  • Communication InterfacesSDIO≤1
  • Support SDIO3.0
  • USB 2.0 Host2
  • Support dual lanes USB2.0 Host
  • SATA≤3
  • 3 SATA3.0 controllers, multiplexed with PCIe2.0 and USB_HOST2 controllers via PIPE PHY0/1/2
  • Support eSATA, up to 6Gbps data rate
  • Combo PIPE PHY0 support:SATA/PCIe2.1
  • Combo PIPE PHY1 support:SATA/PCIe2.1
  • Combo PIPE PHY2 support:SATA/PCIe2.1/USB3.1 Gen1
  • USB3.1 Gen1≤3
  • USB3.1 Gen1 data rates up to 5Gbps
  • Dual lanes USB3.1 OTG, multiplexed with DP TX (USB3OTG_0 and USB3OTG_1),USB3OTG_0 and USB3OTG_1 support USB Type-C and DP Alt
  • Single lane USB3.1 Host multiplexed with PIPE PHY2 (USB3OTG_2)
  • PCIe2.1≤3
  • Each PCIe2.1 interface supports 1 lane, up to 5Gbps data rate
  • PCIe3.0≤4
  • Support RC and EP
  • Support up to 8Gbps data rate per lane
  • Support 4 combination modes: 1 x4 lane, 2 x2 lanes, 4 x1 lanes, 1 x2 lane + 2 x1 lanes
  • SPI≤5
  • Each controller supports two chip select outputs
  • Support serial master, serial slave modes, software configurable
  • I2C≤9
  • Support 7-bit and 10-bit address modes
  • Standard mode data rate up to 100k bits/s, up to 400k bits/s in fast mode
  • UART≤10
  • Built-in 2 64bit FIFOs, can be used for TX and RX separately
  • Support 5-bit, 6-bit, 7-bit, 8-bit serial data transmit and receive, baud rate up to 4Mbps
  • 10 UARTs support automatic flow control mode
  • CAN≤3
  • Support 3 CAN 2.0B channels
  • Support CAN standard and extended frames transmit and receive
  • Others interfaceGPIOGPIOs
  • All GPIOs can be used to generate interrupts
  • Support level triggered and edge triggered interrupts
  • Support configurable pull-up direction (weak pull-up and weak pull-down)
  • ADC≤7
  • Support 7 12bit single-ended input SAR-ADCs, sampling rate up to 1MS/s
  • PWM≤16
  • Up to 16 on-chip PWMs, support capture mode
  • PWM3, PWM7, PWM11, PWM15 are optimized for IR applications
  • info

    The interface quantities in the table are the maximum theoretical values for the hardware design or CPU.

    Most function pins have multiplexed relationships. For easy configuration, please refer to the Pin Function Table for the LM7.

    Development Kit (W3)

    ArmSoM-LM7 Development Kit (ArmSoM-W3)

    Hardware Interface (W3)

    ArmSoM-LM7 development kit


    Source Code

    ArmSoM-W3 BSP

    ArmSoM-W3 kernel

    ArmSoM-W3 uboot

    Official Images

    Based on Debian bullseye works as official operating system by the ArmSom team.

    The following systems have been tested and verified by ArmSoM officially:

    Download link: Google Drive link

    Debian bullseye

    Image location: 3. Linux Images/debian/ArmSoM-LM7(Development Kit ArmSoM-W3) - Google Drive link

    Android 12

    Image location: 4. Android Images/ArmSoM-LM7(Development Kit ArmSoM-W3) - Google Drive link

    Release Information

    View the initial official release announcement for ArmSoM-W3 here:
    System Release Notice for ArmSoM-W3

    Third Party Systems

    armbian armbian-logo






    Image location: 3. Linux Images/ubuntu/ArmSoM-Sige7 - Google Drive link


    LM7 Hardware Resources

    ArmSoM-LM7 Pin Function Table - Download pin function table

    ArmSoM-LM7 Package - Download package info

    Development Kit (W3) Resources

    ArmSoM-W3_1V1 Schematics pdf, orcad source - Download schematics pdf and source files (orcad)

    ArmSoM-W3_1V1 PCB PADS - Download PCB source files (PADS)

    ArmSoM-W3 Top, Bottom - Download 2D CAD files

    ArmSoM-W3_1V1 Assembly Drawing - Download components Position Reference of W3 V1.1



    It is not recommended to use the LM7 for 8K display,because the HDMI output 8K places very high layout routing requirements that are basically unachievable with a core board + base board design approach.

    Here are some tips for your design reference:

    1. A one-piece board design must be adopted.Please pay attention that there is no layer change across the entire HDMI signal path.

    2. Strictly follow the hardware reference design guidelines for impedance control, trace length matching, etc.

    3. The HDMI connector is required to support HDMI 2.1 protocol ,8K compatible.

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