Raspberry Pi Rival Sports Intel CPU, 5G connectivity


When you’ve got the Raspberry Pi Spirit in the Single Board Computer (SBC) arena, you’ve got a big target painted on your back. According to CNX Software, another alternative to the Raspberry Pi, the KIWI310, is on the way from Axiomtek and brings some cool features.

The board itself measures 85 x 56mm and forgoes the Arm-powered SoCs found in the vast Raspberry Pi product family. Instead, it’s powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor. For those unfamiliar with it, the Celeron N3350 is based on Intel’s low-power 14nm Apollo Lake architecture and has a TDP of 6 watts. The processor has a base frequency of 1.10 GHz and can explode up to 2.4 GHz.

You can configure the KIWI310 with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 64 MB of on-board eMMC storage. Regarding connectivity, Axiomtek has equipped the SBC with two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, USB-C (with Power Delivery), a micro HDMI 2.0 port (4K60 output) and Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111). Other connectors include a 40-pin GPIO header and a standard M.2 Key E 2230 supporting PCIe and USB 2.0 interfaces.

Where things get interesting is with a few optional features. For starters, buyers can opt for a 220mAh lithium-ion battery, and the SBC supports 5G connectivity. In the accompanying video, we noticed that Axiomtek uses a Waveshare 5G HAT. The video also confirms that the KIWI310 comes with a heat sink in the box.

Axiomtek KIWI310

(Image credit: Axiomtek)

The KIWI310 supports Android, Linux and Windows operating systems. However, keep in mind that the SBC does not have a built-in TPM, so it is not officially supported in Windows 11. However, there are ways around Windows 11 TPM, RAM, and CPU requirements. .

Unfortunately, pricing and availability have not been revealed at this time for the Axiomtek KIWI310, but we will update this part once this information is provided.


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