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This guide is designed for ROCK Pi N10 enthusiast. The purpose is to learn about the ROCK Pi N10 board as well as how to prepare and set up for basic use. The ROCK Pi N10 has three models, one called ROCK Pi N10 Model A and the other two called ROCK Pi N10 Model B and Model C. When you get a board, you need to know what Pi model it is and which hardware version it is. The information is printed in the top side of the board. We will introduce the board information as much as possible.

What you need


  • ROCK Pi N10 main board
    • ROCK Pi N10 Model A, Model B or Model C
  • One of the Storage media below:
    • μSD card, larger than 8GB.
  • Power supply
    • The ROCK Pi N10 is powered by Type-C port and has a wide range of input voltage, from 9V to 21V. The Pi supports USB Type-C PD 2.0 with 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A and 20V/2A. Besides, the Pi supports QC 3.0/2.0 with 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A.
    • The Type-C cable you using needs to support data communication. We call it USB Type-C charging data cable.
  • USB Keyboard and Mouse
    • With four USB-A connectors, ROCK Pi N10 can be equipped with a full sized keyboard and mouse.
  • Monitor and HDMI Cable
    • ROCK Pi N10 is equipped with a full sized HDMI connector. HDMI capable monitor is recommended.
    • HDMI EDID display data is used to determine the best display resolution. On monitors and TVs that support 1080p (or 4K) this resolution will be selected. If 1080p is not supported the next available resolution reported by EDID will be used. This selected mode will work with MOST but not all monitors/TVs.
  • USB to TTL serial cable
    • ROCK Pi N10 exports a dedicated serial console for CPU&NPU, which can access the low level debug message.
  • USB Male A to Male A cable
    • If you want write image on ROCK Pi N10 from USB OTG port or use fastboot/adb commands you need an USB Male A to Male A cable to connect ROCK Pi N10 and PC.


  • μSD Card Reader
    • For flashing the image into μSD Card
  • USB type A to type A cable
    • This is needed for fastboot/adb commands.
  • USB to TTL serial cable
    • This is needed for serial console.
  • Ethernet cable
    • ROCK Pi N10 supports Internet access via WIFI or Ethernet.
    • An Ethernet cable is used to connect your ROCK Pi N10 to a local network and the Internet.
  • Camera Module
    • ROCK Pi N10 supports camera function.
  • LCD Module
    • ROCK Pi N10 supports LCD display function.
  • Audio cable
    • Audio can be played through speaker or headphones using a standard 3.5mm jack.

Close look of ROCK Pi N10

  • ROCK Pi N10 front view
  • ROCK Pi N10 front with an angle view
  • ROCK Pi N10 back view


Model ROCK PI N10 Model A ROCK PI N10 Model B ROCK PI N10 Model C


Dual Cortex-A72, freqency 1.8Ghz with quad Cortex-A53, frequency 1.4Ghz

Mali T860MP4, OpenGL ES 1.1 /2.0 /3.0 /3.1 /3.2, Vulkan 1.0, Open CL 1.1 1.2, DX11
Support 8bit/16bit computing, up to 3.0TOPs computing power

Memory LPDDR3
4GB 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 3GB for CPU/GPU, 1GB for NPU
6GB 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 4GB for CPU/GPU, 2GB for NPU
8GB 64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 4GB for CPU/GPU, 4GB for NPU
Storage on board high performance eMMC 16GB on board high performance eMMC 32GB on board high performance eMMC 64GB
Storage 4MB SPI flash
μSD card (μSD slot supports up to 128 GB μSD card)
M.2 SSD (M.2 connector supports up to 8TB M2 NVME SSD)
Display HDMI 2.0 up to 4k*2k@60
MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector
4 lanes eDP 1.3, up to 4K*2K@60
Any two of HDMI, MIPI DSI and eDP can work at the same time, support mirror mode or extend mode.
Audio 3.5mm jack with mic
HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96KHz audio.
Camera MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 800 MP camera.
Wireless None. Optional ROCK Pi Wireless Module
USB USB 3.0 OTG X1, hardware switch for host/device switch, front one
Ethernet GbE LAN with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support
additional HAT is required for powering from PoE
IO 40-pin expansion header
2 x UART
2 x SPI bus
3 x I2C bus
1 x PCM/I2S
2 x PWM
1 x ADC
6 x GPIO
2 x 5V DC power in
2 x 3.3V DC power in
Others RTC
RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)
Maskrom key, reset key
IR Receiver
Power USB PD, support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A.
Qualcomm® Quick ChargeTM: Supports QC 3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
Size 100mm x 100mm