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The Rockchip RV1126 SoC with 2.0 TOPS NPU powers the 4K USB AI camera.

The ThinkCore TC-RV1126 is a USB AI camera powered by the Rockchip RV1126 quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU with a 2.0 TOPS NPU and a Sony Starvis IMX415 CMOS image sensor with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160).
The Rockchip RV1126 SoC with 2.0 TOPS NPU powers the 4K USB AI camera.
The Linux-powered camera module has a USB Type-C interface that is compatible with the UVC and UAC protocols, allowing it to function without drivers on Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS, and most other operating systems that use USB.

TC-RV1126 camera specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RV1126 quad-core Arm Cortex-A7 @ 1.5 GHz + RISC-V MCU @ 400 MHz, 2D graphics engine, 2.0 TOPS NPU with support for INT8/ INT16, 14M ISP
  • System Memory – 2x DDR3 chip (128M x 16), so that should be 512MB RAM (TBC)
  • Storage – 1 Gbit (128MB) SPI NAND flash
  • Camera
    • Image sensor – Sony Starvis IMX415 1/2.8-inch 8MP CMOS sensor with night vision
    • Capture up to 3840×2160 @ 30 fps
    • Supported resolutions – 3840×2160, 1920×1080, 1600×896, 1280×720, 960×540, 640×480, 640×360, 320×240
    • Image output format – YUV, MJPEG, “Smart H.264”, “Smart H.265”
    • Fixed focus
    • Effective focal length (EFL) – 3.38mm
    • Aperture – F2.2
    • Field of view – Diagonal: 85.8°, horizontal:77.5°, vertical:48.8°
    • Optical structure – 6G + IR
    • Distortion – ≤17.8%
  • Microphone – Stereo microphone with up to 5m range
  • USB – 1x USB Type-C port for communication with host and power; support for UVC 2.0 for video and UAC 1.1 for audio
  • Power Supply – 5V/1A via USB Type-C port
  • Dimensions – TBD

 We were advised that "Tools, Driver, and Firmware" may be accessed at the following URL, however, all we discovered was a link to a Youyeetoo support forum with no mention of RV1126 and an email address. As a result, they may only be available to consumers.

Online education, live broadcast, video conferencing, video chat, monitoring, and more uses are possible with the camera. The firm goes on to list some of the compatible apps, including Tiktok, QQ, WeChat, Skype, and many more, but because it's a conventional USB camera, it will only function as a webcam. That is unless you want to use the AI features, in which case you will need to employ a separate software, or at the very least an API to connect the camera to your own application. ThinkCore does not make public information available, however, according to the wiki for the Firefly CAM-C1126S2U camera module, we may utilize the RKNN toolkit, Rockchip's rockface facial recognition application, or an ArcSoft SDK.

Aliexpress has the ThinkCore TC-RV1126 4K USB AI camera for $69.82 including delivery. It's unclear whether or not the plastic casing is included. People who wish to buy in bulk should look at the product page on ThinkCore's website.

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