DFRobot Launches LattePanda Sigma Hackable Single-Board Server

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DFRobot Launches LattePanda Sigma Hackable Single-Board Server

In our 2022 Boards Guide, we described the LattePanda 3 Delta as a “beast mode” Windows/Linux Single Board Computer (SBC), with a class-leading 11th-generation Intel Celeron N5105 processor and 42 types of I/O. This year, the LattePanda team have outdone themselves significantly in the form of the 13th-generation Intel Core i5-1340P Raptor Lake-powered LattePanda Sigma “Single Board Server.” At 146mm × 102mm compared to the 3 Delta’s 125mm × 78mm, the Sigma is perhaps no longer “pocket-sized,” but is still an impressively small package considering how much performance they’ve managed to pack inside.

The “Single-Board Server” moniker makes sense as the LattePanda continues to grow in size as well as power.

In addition to the almost ludicrously powerful i5 CPU, the Sigma boasts 16GB of DDR5 RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and a bevy of ports and expansion slots. Returning as well is the Arduino Leonardo-style ATmega32U4 to facilitate interfacing with other hardware.

Prodigious portions of powerful ports.

The LattePanda Sigma is available starting today from DFRobot at $579 in its base configuration, or $648 with a 500GB SSD and Wi-Fi 6E Module. We look forward to an in-depth hands-on review of this next-level beast in our boards guide!

A more detailed look at the board’s layout.

Key Features and Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-1340P 12-Core, 16-Thread,12M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz (Performance-Core), 3.40 GHz (Efficient-Core)
  • 16GB Dual-Channel LPDDR5-6400MHz RAM
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 80 Execution Units, up to 1.45 GHZ
  • M.2 NVMe/SATA SSD (sold separately)
  • 2x 2.5GbE RJ45 Ports (Intel@ i225-V)
  • M2 Wireless Module (sold separately)
  • Co-Processor: ATmega32U4
  • 2x USB2.0 Type-A (480Mbps)
  • 2x USB3.2 Gen2 Type-A (10Gbps)
  • 2x Thunderbolt 4 Type-C (40Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.1, up to 4096 x2304 @ 60Hz; DP 1.4a via USB Type-C, up to 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz; eDP1.4b, up to 4096 x 2304 @120Hz
  • M.2 M Key: PCle 3.0×4; M.2 M Key: PCle 4.0×4; M.2 B Key: SATA/PCle 3.0 x 1,USB2.0, USB3.0, SIM; M.2 E Key: PCle 3.0 x 1, USB2.0, Intel CNVio; Micro SIM Card Slot
  • 3.5mm Microphone Headphone Combo Connector
  • Dimensions: 146mm × 102mm
  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 11 or Ubuntu 22.04
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David bought his first Arduino in 2007 as part of a Roomba hacking project. Since then, he has been obsessed with writing code that you can touch. David fell in love with the original Pebble smartwatch, and even more so with its successor, which allowed him to combine the beloved wearable with his passion for hardware hacking via its smartstrap functionality. Unable to part with his smartwatch sweetheart, David wrote a love letter to the Pebble community, which blossomed into Rebble, the service that keeps Pebbles ticking today, despite the company's demise in 2016. When he's not hacking on wearables, David can probably be found building a companion bot, experimenting with machine learning, growing his ever-increasing collection of dev boards, or hacking on DOS-based palmtops from the 90s.

Find David on Mastodon at @ishotjr@chaos.social and to a far lesser extent on Twitter at @IShJR.

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