• RE3

RE3 – ARM Dual Core Cortex A9

The RE3 is the latest addition to Blue Chip Technology’s highly successful RE range of all in one ultra compact computers.

Designed and manufactured at Blue Chip Technology’s facility in the heart of the UK the RE3 sets new standards for performance and integration with dual and quad core processor options supported by class leading graphics engines to drive two independent displays.

If your product requires a highly integrated computer for its heart with the best CPU performance, amazing video, CAN, Camera (without additional boards!) and 2G/3G modem support, then the RE3 is the answer.

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Product Description

  • Dual Cortex A9 CPU
  • 1GB DDR3 Memory, 2GB Option
  • 1GB NAND Flash plus uSD Socket for more storage
  • H.264 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and 3-D video playback in HD
  • Triple Graphics system with a Quad shader 3D unit capable of 200MT/s, separate 2D engine, separate OpenVG Vertex acceleration engine
  • Two independant video outputs – HDMI and 24 bit LCD
  • Linux, Android and Windows EC 2013*
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit LAN
  • Serial ATA 2.5 (SATA) @ 3 Gb/s
  • Mini PCIe x1 Socket
  • CAN 2.0 Port, 12 off GPIO signals, I2C
  • SIM Socket for 2G/3G/4G Modem operation
  • Two NTSC/PAL/SECAM Composite Camera inputs
  • Wide Input Voltage Range – 7 to 36 volts DC
  • Standard and Extended Temperature Options
  • Passive Heatsink
  • Ultra Compact Size – 70 x 100mm
  • Designed, Manufactured and Technical Support in the UK


Additional Information


ARM Cortex A9 – Dual Core


1GB, 2GB




10/100/1000 Mbit


1.8 Volt


Resistive, Projected Capacitance




Dual Composite Inputs

Operating Temperature

-40 to 85 Degrees Centigrade, 0 to 70 Degrees Centigrade

Serial Comunications

RS485, SPI, RS422, RS232, I2C, CAN




3.0 Gb/s

Input Voltage

7 to 36 Volts DC

Operating System

Linux, Android



Which configuration of our RE3 SBCs do you require?

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An enclosure is available for the RE3 Dual Core. Please see below for photographs of the enclosure with a RE3 fitted.

Note that the enclosure supports a variety of additional connectors (RS232/422/485, SMA for Wifi/BT, 3G, GPS, etc). Please tell us your required connections and we will be happy to quote for the RE3 fitted in the enclosure and wired to your needs.

REx Enclosure

RE Enclosure Front View

REx Enclosure Rear

RE Enclosure Rear View

REx Enclosure Side

RE Enclosure Side View


RE3 Product Information

RE3 User Guide



RE3 – Using Yocto 

RE3 Linux BSP Guide

RE3 Linux QT Virtual Machine – large file size


We have included some of the popular questions and answers here to help new users:

  • Question: Can you supply RE3s with parts removed if we do not need them (e.g. Camera, Wifi, etc)
  • Answer: Yes. We can. Provided that you place an order for at least 100 units then we will set up our Surface Mount Machines to place the components to your requirements. Also we will need to check that the components that you do not want to be fitted do not adversely affect our test rigs.
  • Question: What operating systems do you support on the RE3?
  • Answer: We currently support Yocto Linux, Ubuntu Linux and we have beta versions of Android and Windows Embedded Compact in progress.
  • Question: Is there an extended temperature version of the RE3 available?
  • Answer: Yes there is. It has an operating temperature specification of -40 to +85 degrees centigrade. The standard temperature range is 0 to 70 degrees centigrade.


Example Part Number: RE3-SBC-iMX6-1GHz-NQ-TE-O1-U1-H1-L710-M1-E0-P1-B1-D0

N[x]              Number of Cores:                 Quad: Q,  Dual: D

T[x]               Temperature:                        0°C to 70°C: S, -40°C to +85°C: E

O[x]              Operating System:                Linux Yocto: 1, Android: 2, Custom Image: 3

U[x]              uSD Card Size:                      8GB: 1, Not Required: 0

H[x]             Heatsink                                  Required: 1, Not Required: 0

L[xxx]          TFT LCD Size:                       3.5″: 350, 4.3″: 430, 5.7″: 570, 7.1″: 710, 10.1″: 101, 12.1″: 121, Not required: 000

M[x]            Mounting Metalwork             Required (710 only): 1, Not Required: 0

P[x]             Power Supply                         Required: 1, Screw Terminal Connection (No Power Supply): 2, No Power Supply: 0

B[x]             Battery Cell                             Via On Board Header: 1, No Battery Required: 0