HiKey 960 Development Board

HiKey 960 Board

The HiKey 960 board is a mobile development platform with the latest technologies from Arm and HiSilicon.

Based on the HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC that also powers Huawei’s premium Mate 9 smart phone, it features an octa-core big.LITTLE technology with quad-core Arm Cortex-A73 and quad-core Cortex-A53, together with Arm Mali-G71 (MP8), bringing powerful yet efficient computing and graphic performance into the hands of developers. It’s also a certified Linaro 96Board, supported with AOSP as well. 

HiKey 960 board specifications

Component Description

Kirin 960 octa-core CPU, consisting of:

  • quad-core Cortex-A73 processor to 2.4 GHz
  • quad-core Cortex-A53 processor to 1.8 GHz
Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
AOSP with 4.4 AOSP common kernel
Storage 32GB UFS flash storage and microSD card slot
Video Output / Display Interface HDMI 1.2a up to 1080p plus 4-lane MIPI DSI
Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 with on board antennas
2 x USB 3.0 type A host ports
1 x USB 2.0 type C OTG port
Camera 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI
1x 2-lane MIPI CSI
Expansion PCIe Gen2 on M.2 Key connector
  40 pin low speed expansion connector +1.8V, +5V, DC power, GND, 2x UART, 2x I2C, SPI, I2S, 12x GPIO
  60 pin high speed expansion connector 4L MIPI DSI, 2L+4L MIPI CSI, 2x I2C, SPI (48M), USB 2.0
LEDs for WiFi & Bluetooth, 4x user LEDs, power button
Power Supply
8V-18V/2A via 4.75/1.7mm power barrel (EIAJ-3 Compliant),12V/2A power supply recommended
85mm x 55mm