Category: Merrii

Merrii Allwinner A80 OptimusBoard development board now shipping!

Posted by – August 16, 2014

Merrii shows their A80 OptimusBoard, now shipping at their aliexpress.com store provides Android4.4.2 and Linux 3.4.39 support. Merrii OptimusBoard is a mini board based on Allwinner A80 SoC, with two USB hosts, an USB 3.0 OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI, BT4.0, line in and HDMI output, EDP, LVDS/RGB LCD and GMA. Allwinner A80 applies the UltraOcta core ARM big.LITTLE Cortex-A15/A7 structure, combining the performance of ARM Cortex-A15 and the energy-saving aspects of ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR G6230 GPU to not only improve system performance, but also to support advanced gaming support. In addition, A80 supports 4K*2K@30fps decoding, 4K*2K@30fps encoding and FHD 1080p@120fps encoding.

Structure of A80

Specs:

CPU Octa-core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7

GPU PowerVR 64core G6230 GPU Comply with OpenGL ES 3.0/2.0/1.1 OpenCL 1.1 Direct 9.3

Video UHD H.264/VP8 4k*2k@30fps video decoding Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4 SP/ASP GMC, H.263, H.264 BP/MP/HP, VP8, WMV9/VC-1, Jpeg/Mjpeg, etc. 264 High Profile 4096*2048@30fps、 1080p@120fps or 720p@240fps, H.265/VP9 1080P@30fps video playback, H.264/VP8 4K*2K@30fps video capture, 3840×1080@30fps 3D encoding/decoding, BD/SBS/TAB/FP supported, Comply with RTSP, HTTP,HLS,RTMP,MMS streaming media protocols

Display Support multi-channel HD display, Integrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter, RGB/LVDS/EDP LCD interface, Dual-channel LVDS 1920*1080@60fps

Camera Integrated parallel and MIPI I/F sensor, Support 8/10/12-bit YUV/Bayer sensor, Support 5M/8M/12M/16M CMOS sensor

Memory RAW NAND Flash controller with 72-bit ECC, Dual-channel DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR2 controller,up to 8G

Audio Integrated digital audio interface

OS Android 4.4.2 、linux3.4.39

Driver support: LCD, Touch Screen, UART, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, EDP, etc Support from Nand/eMMC Flash, SD card startup guide. Default Android4.4 system, and provide Linux 3.4 source code

You can contact Merrii here:
Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person: Danielle
TEL: (+86) 755-28806588 EXT:812
E-mail: hd@merrii.com
Digital Signage Board and Industry Core Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: (+86) 755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com
Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL: (+86) 755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Merrii M6-A31, Allwinner A31 Quad Core Digital Signage Board

Posted by – May 14, 2014

M6-A31 android board is based on Allwinner A31 quad core CPU and two Power VRTM SGX544MP are integrated in, which is with powerful video processing capacity. Power VRTM SGX544MP is compatible with most of video format and video decoding.

With Android 4.2 operation system, 1G RAM and 4G ROM, M6-A31 can directly drive 15-55 inches LCD and supports large-size infrared touch-screen. Featuring four USB interface and three UART extensions, M6-A31 will meet the needs of different customers and RJ45/WiFi/3G three-in-one module is helpful for multi web environment application. Moreover, it is integrated with abundant external interfaces, such as TTL camera, infrared human body induction and video input. Besides, time setting function is added on board. As a whole, M6-A31 is the most competitive one among products based on Allwinner A31 processor.

Highlights:

1. 4K*2K video playback
2. Separate one screen to 2-16 pictures
3. Supports MIPI HD output
4. Supports auto power on/ power on & off by alarm/ remote power on & off
5. Supports MIPI camera
6. 15w*2 / 10w*2 amplifier on board
7. Super stand-by function when power is lower than 0.5w
8. Supports large screen and multi-touch
9. Up to 24 bit 1920*1080 LVDS display

Difference between M6-A31 and M2-A20:

1. Supports 3G communication(CWM610)
2. RJ45 1000M Ethernet is available
3. Power on & off by alarm with I2C
4. Be with function of remote power on & off
5. Supports 4G network
6. Up to 2048*1536 LCD display

Similarity with M2-A20:

1. Supports LVDS/ HDMI/ VGA output
2. Modify screen parameter via SD card
3. 4 channel UART (TTL/RS232/RS485)
4. Supports SD/MMC card (up to 128G)
5. USB HOST*3, USB OTG*1
6. Supports CSI/USB camera
7. With TV-IN function
8. IR remote control
9. Compatible with multiple 3G module(CWM610/QM725/U6300V/FIBOCOM H330/C5300)
10.Screen rotation of 0°/90°/180°/270°
11.Status bar hidden function
12.With watch-dog function

Applications:

Banking & Finance
Schooling & Education
Advertising Machine
Hotel Catering
Transportation
Retail Brand Store

You can contact Merrii here:

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person: Danielle
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT:812
E-mail: hd@merrii.com

Digital Signage Board and Industry Core Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL: (+86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Merrii M6-A31 Digital Signage Board

Merrii M6-A31 Digital Signage Board

$65 Merrii A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Development Board

Posted by – May 8, 2014

The A20 Hummingbird Development Board was introduced last November by Merrii, compared with that, the new A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Board has better performance. The A31 Hummingbird Development System is a mini board based on A31, there are two USB hosts, an OTG, a Gigabit Ethernet as well as line in and HDMI HD video output. Support VGA, CVBS input, MIPI interface, these parts are all integrated on the motherboard which is only slightly larger than a A5 paper. It has all the basic functions of a PC when connect TV and keyboard, such as spreadsheets, word processing, play games and HD videos etc.

1. Advantages of A31 Hummingbird:

1. Slightly larger than A20 Hummingbird.
2. Android 4.4 and Linux 3.3 for development
3. Various interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet, BT, HMDI, mini USB OTG, CVBS, Line in, YPbPr input
4. Fully open source code and image.

The Allwinner A31 processor is a Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 equipped with a Power VR SGX544MP2 GPU. In addition, the highest A31 support 3840×1080 video encoding and decoding.

2. Highlights of A31 Hummingbird:

1. 4Kx2K video playback.,
2. Quad-core PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
3. MIPI Camera.
4. 15w*2 / 10w+2 amplifier on board.
5. Super stand-by function when power is lower than 0.5w.
6. Supports larger screen and multi-touch.
7. Support VGA/CVBS-IN
8. support dual-channel DDR, dual-channel NAND flash

3. Difference between A31-Humingbird and A20-Humminbird

1. Supports 3G Modules
2. Quad-core processors
3. Has VGA interface
4. More interfaces can be extended

You can buy the Merrii A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Kit Here on their Aliexpress Store now available for $70 (+ $20 shipping)!

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person: Danielle
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT:812
E-mail: hd@merrii.com

Digital Signage Board and Industry Core Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL: (+86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Merrii A31 Hummingbird Development Board

Merrii A31 Hummingbird Development Board

$50 Merrii HummingBird Kit Allwinner A20 Development Board and PCB Design House Tour

Posted by – November 26, 2013

The Merrii Hummingbird Kit is a cheap $50 Allwinner A20 Development Board, with Android 4.2.2 and Linux 3.4 currently available officially. It has two USB hosts, an OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, line in, HDMI output. The Hummingbird motherboard which is only slightly larger than a credit card. It has all the basic functions of a PC when connected TV and to a keyboard/mouse, it can support things like spreadsheets, word processing, games, HD videos and more.

Merrii provides a forum for Hummingbird enthusiasts, developers to share advancements developed for the system, the latest information of the A20 Hummingbird system will also be released through the forum.

Users can download the official firmwares (Android 4.2.2 and Linux 3.4) separately by PhoenixSuit tool to burn to hummingbird development system, while Merrii also will provide Android and Linux SDK for enthusiasts to research.

The Linux System GUI provided by Merrii is based on Qt 4.7.3 graphics library written, the function of this program is for individual system tests of a variety of OS resource. As we all know, Android OS is a very excellent OS, but the drawback is system structure is very large, it will consume more hardware resource and start slowly. Compared to Android, A20 Hummingbird Linux system will consume less hardware resources, start quickly and can run smoothly at a lower configuration and less cost. And if the user wants to do dedicated system rather than just a APK, then they can choose Linux, but the disadvantage is likely to develop cycle is relatively longer.

Linux GUI of hummingbird system is written by Qt, Qt is a development framework of cross-platform C + + GUI application which developed by Trolltech in 1991. It can develop GUI program and non-GUI program, such as console tools and servers, the program can be run on Windows, MAC OS X, Linux \ X11, embedded Linux because of cross-platform, hummingbird Qt is running on the embedded Linux.Based on this system,it can be applied to video surveillance, POS, advertising machine, automotive system and other fields. Linux UI interface as following,

Due to the expansion interfaces of hummingbird development system are much more than some other similar products, and it has got global high attention. Thus making it very powerful,rich social environment and market value. the more people participate, the more rapid development, the greater the potential market, followed by the more purposes. Currently,besides the children’s education above-mentioned, it also can be used as basic computer, home theater HD player etc.As following:
• Multimedia player
• PlayStation
• IPTV
• Emulation box
• Auto PC
• Car GPS
• smart robot
• Server
• Electronic Album
• remote surveillance
• Home alarm apparatus / automation system

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person:Dora
TEL:(86)755-28805788#611
QQ:406289497
Skype:dora.liu330
E-mail: ljx@merrii.com

Industry Core Board and Digital Signage Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: 86-755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL:(86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

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