OAK-SoM-Max has on-board Keem Bay VPU, which has much greater AI performance compared to Myriad X, and quadcore ARM CPU. The OAK-SoM-Max is a System on Module (SoM) designed for integration into top-level system with a need for a low-power, high performance, real-time AI and depth perception.

The OAK-SoM-Max interfaces with the system through three 10-Gbps-rated 100-pin board-to-board mezzanine connector which carries all signal I/O as well as 5v input. The on-board SMPS system regulates the 5V input and provides all necessary digital and analog power.

OAK-SoM-Pro-KB vs OAK-SoM-Max

These are both our inital SoMs that have on-board Keem Bay VPU. The OAK-SoM-Pro-KB was desgined first for evaluation and backwards compatibility with the OAK-SoM-Pro. The OAK-SoM-Max was designed later for maximum performance and extensibility.

OAK SoM differences

  • Compatiblity with existing models
    • Pro-KB is compatible with boards that have OAK-SoM-Pro integrated (list here). This allowed us for quicker evaluation of the new Keem Bay VPU.

    • Max is not yet compatible with any boards.

  • Connectors
    • Pro-KB has 2x 100-pin mezzanine connector, with the exact same pinout as SoM-Pro.

    • Max has 3x 100-pin mezzanine connector, which exposes additional MIPI RX/TX lines.

  • MIPI lines
    • Pro-KB has 2x 4-lane and 2x 2-lane MIPI RX lines.

    • Max has 6x 2-lane MIPI RX and 2x 2-lane, 1x 4-lane MIPI TX lines.

  • RAM
    • Pro-KB has 1x DDR RAM due to size/shape constraints, even though Keem Bay VPU supports dual channel RAM.

    • Max has 2x DDR RAM on-board, which provides maximum performance, as Keem Bay VPU supports dual channel RAM.

  • Size
    • Pro-KB: 30mm x 45mm

    • Max: 40mm x 40mm

Board Layout


Dimensions and Weight

  • Width: 40 mm

  • Height: 40 mm

  • Length: 4 mm

  • Weight: 5g

Key features

  • Keem Bay VPU

  • 4 GB RAM (2x16GBit)

  • Interfaces with the system through three 10-Gbps-rated 100-pin connectors (DF40C-100DP-0.4V(51))

  • 6 x 2-lane MIPI RX lines

  • 2 x 2-lane and 1x 4-lane MIPI TX lines

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2

  • Design files produced with Altium Designer 20


See files here

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