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Development preparation

Power supply

Radxa CM5 IO is powered by DC power supply interface, which supports 5V and 12V inputs. 12V is recommended for more stable power supply.


microSD card, capacity not less than 8GB, for system boot disk.

microSD card reader

Flush the image to the microSD card.

Monitor, HDMI cable, USB-C cable

The Radxa CM5 IO is equipped with a full-size HDMI connector. It is recommended to use a monitor with HDMI capability.
The Radxa CM5 IO supports resolutions up to 8K, as well as regular 4K, 2K, and 1080P resolutions.
The Radxa CM5 IO is equipped with a full-featured typec interface. DP display is supported, as well as USB 3.0 devices.

Network Connectivity

  • The CM5 IO provides an Ethernet port for 1000M Ethernet access.
  • It provides M.2 KEY interface, which is compatible with common PCIe protocol NICs in the market, such as Radxa Wireless A8 modules.

USB-A to USB-C cable:

Used for fastboot/adb command and maskrom mode communication.

USB Mouse/Keyboard

Plugs in standard mouse and keyboard peripherals for system debugging and operation.