OAK-SoM MAX has Robotics Vision Core 3 (RVC3), and quadcore ARM CPU on board. 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.

Devices that use OAK-SoM MAX

All devices that have SoM on-board are also open-source. If you are interested in integrating DepthAI (via SoM) into your product, see documentation here.


These are both our initial SoMs that have on-board RVC3 (Robotics Vision Core 3 (RVC3)). The OAK-SoM-Pro-S3 was designed 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

  • Compatibility with existing models
  • Connectors
    • Pro-S3 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-S3 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
  • Size
    • Pro-S3: 30mm x 45mm

    • Max: 40mm x 40mm

OAK-SoM MAX variants

We offer 3 variants of the OAK-SoM MAX which expose a different configuration of MIPI connectivity:

  • OAK-SoM-Max - 6x 2-lane MIPI. This is the default configuration

  • OAK-SoM-Max-1 - 4x 2-lane MIPI, 1x 4-lane MIPI. RX0+RX1 are merged into a single 4-lane MIPI

  • OAK-SoM-Max-2 - 2x 2-lane MIPI, 2x 4-lane MIPI. RX0+RX1 and RX2+RX3 are merged into 4-lane MIPI

Board Layout

Dimensions and Weight

  • Width: 40 mm

  • Height: 40 mm

  • Length: 4 mm

  • Weight: 5g

General information

  • Robotics Vision Core 3 (RVC3)

  • 4 GB RAM (2x16GBit)

  • 32 GB eMMC

  • 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

  • Voltage levels: All I2C buses are 1.8V

  • Pull-up resistors: 2.2k pull-up resistors located on SoM

  • Min/max data rates: Robotics Vision Core 3 (RVC3) supports the following, all on I2C buses: 1) Standard Mode (100kHz), 2) Fast Mode (400kHz), 3) Fast Mode Plus (1MHz), and 4) High Speed Mode (3.4MHz)

  • I2C0 bus devices: RTC circuit (address 0xD2) and EEPROM (address 0x50)



See files here

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