Category: Development Boards

64bit AppliedMicro X-C1 Dev Board for 64bit Android and ARM Server Development available now

Posted by – December 4, 2014

World’s first 64bit ARMv8 development board (you can order it here: https://www.apm.com/products/data-center/x-gene-family/x-c1-development-kits/) based on the Octa Core X-Gene 2.4Ghz running in SMP mode available for anyone to buy today. It’s built for Servers, supports 64bit Android development, featured in the HP Moonshot ARM Server product. Designed for cloud computing and next-generation data centers, featuring custom high-performance ARMv8 cores, AppliedMicro X-Gene is the first to couple an advanced 64-bit ARM architecture with unique network and storage offload engines, as well as integrated Ethernet. The highly integrated, purpose-built X-Gene solution delivers the highest performance and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for private cloud, public cloud, and enterprise applications.

$39 pcDuino3Nano Allwinner A20 development board

Posted by – November 12, 2014

pcDuino3Nano is an ultra cheap Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 development board with Arduino support, selling at $39 with 1GB RAM, 4GB NAND flash, has a SATA connector, microSD card slot, HDMI, mini-jack audio, Gigabit Ethernet, 2xUSB host, 1xUSB OTG, Arduino UNO extension interface with 14 GPIO, 2 PWM, 6 ADC, 1 UART, 1 SPI, 1 I2C. MIPI camera interface, IR receiver, powered by 5V, 2000mA, the dimensions are 91.4mm x 53.3 mm (pcDuino3: 121 mm x 65 mm). pcDuino is made by LinkSprite which is offering their “produce together” service concept to help hackers and companies who have ideas based on the pcDuino boards that they want to bring to the market. Ideas can be things like Home Automation, Car Diagnostics, Rotary Vending Machine, Chess Programming, 3D Printer, Time Lapse video recorder, Smart Garage and more. Linksprite offers their R&D team as a service.

You can contact the pcDuino team here:
Sky
chang.luo@linksprite.com
Mobbile: +86 186 0272 9237
QQ: 18227904
Wechat: minisky002

Pillar
baozhu.zuo@linksprite.com
Mobile: +86 18664537463
skype: pillar_zuo
QQ: 471044839
Wechat:pillar_zuo

Yanny
yunyan.guo@linksprite.com
Moile: +86 13036151639
QQ;1345355689
Wechat:54168580
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64bit, ATM7059 with Android 5.0 Lollipop, ActDuino S200 from Actions Semiconductor

Posted by – October 16, 2014

Actions Semiconductor launches their ATM7059 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support, at 1.6Ghz on 28nm on UMC’s HLP 28nm process with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, now showing ATM7059 samples in 10.1″ 1280×800 tablet samples and shipping the platform through mass production in the first month of 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support. Actions then also teases their 64bit ARMv8 ARM Cortex-A50 series processor to be named ATM9xxx and to be released before the end of the year. Actions launches a low-cost sub-$100 ActDuino S200 development board based on the ATM7029B, with the ActDuino S500 to be released next month based on the ATM7059.

Allwinner Nobel64 Board, Octa-core H8 for OTT Boxes, Octa-core A83 for HD Tablets

Posted by – October 14, 2014

Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner’s first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.

Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology’s PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner’s next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner’s latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.

Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.

According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration

Allwinner Nobel64 Board

Linaro and ARM enabling Android for ARMv8 64bit SOCs, Juno development board

Posted by – September 29, 2014

Here are some of the engineers from the teams from Linaro and ARM in hacking rooms at Linaro Connect in the USA last week, they are solving problems around Android to get it working for 64bit ARMv8 SOCs. The team are quite open to share their experiences in getting Android running on ARMv8 based Juno development platform. The ARM team is working on few advanced problems and submitting the fixes to AOSP. The Linaro team is preparing an AOSP based Android build shared public as part of 14.09 Linaro software distribution.

There were various presentation from Linaro and it’s members at Linaro Connect US on Android for ARMv8 (64 bit) SOCs. The links for these are shared below:

TI Keystone II ARM+DSP Server for Worlds Most Power Efficient Super Computers

Posted by – September 24, 2014

Gil Pitney demonstrates how Texas Instruments’ Keystone II ARM+DSP multicore SoCs are ideal for “green supercomputing”, performing demanding High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at lower power. TI’s Mulicore SDK for HPC (MCSDK-HPC) examples show how TI’s OpenCL driver and the OpenMP 4.0 Accelerator Model allow demanding scientific computations to be easily offloaded and distributed to the 8 DSP cores.

Linaro: User space perf counters, ARMv7 and ARMv8

Posted by – September 20, 2014

Direct access to perf counters for Networking/ODP domain really helps to budgeting lower CPU cycles to Benchmark Data Plane. Demo shows POC about Accessing Perf counters with Perf syscall Vs Direct access of perf counters from Userspace. Implementation has been shown for ArmV7 ( Arndale ) Board and ArmV8 ( Juno ) Board. Yogesh Tillu, Linaro/Cavium Engineer has demoed 1st cut implementation of concept.

$129 Firefly RK3288 Development Board release

Posted by – September 17, 2014

T-Chip launches the Firefly Development Board on RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764 runs Ubuntu and Android. Firefly-RK3288 provides some external expansion interface, including LCD interfaces and some other standard interfaces such as: Double MIPI, Double LVDS, ISP, EDP, PWM, SPI, UART, ADC , GPIO, I2C, I2S. Standard configuration is 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC with a high configuration version possible with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC. It has dual band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit ethernet. In this video you can see the Ubuntu and Android demo on Firefly RK3288, and a tour of the T-Chip offices featuring their PCB Design engineers, Software engineers, sales staff and more.

The Firefly RK3288 is now available for $129 each (you can order 5/10/15/20/25 units at $129 each by sending an email to firefly@groupgadgets.com add $30/$33/$40/$45/$50 respectively for fast 3-5 day shipping to USA/Europe).

You can contact T-Chip here:
Candy Feng candy.feng@nagrace.com
West mqy@t-chip.com.cn
http://www.t-firefly.com/html/en/home/
teefirefly@gmail.com
weibo.com/teefirefly
twitter.com/TeeFirefly
facebook.com/TeeFirefly

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

$89 Mixtile LOFT-Q Allwinner A31 Mini PC

Posted by – July 28, 2014

Here’s the tagline at http://www.mixtile.com “Build Your OWN Home Media Server Running Linux, Android and XBMC.” and “Easy connect via Gigabyte Ethernet, WiFi 802.11a/g/n and ZigBee” sounds good. Here are some of the specs of the Mixtile LOFT-Q:

· Mini PC Powered by AllWinner A31 (Quad Core Cortex-A7)
· Build Your OWN Home Media Server
· Open-source BSP, U-Boot and Linux Kernel
· ZigBee + Gigabit Ethernet + WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
· USB x 4, SATA, HDMI, TOSLINK/3.5mm JACK
· Board $89/Suite $119

You can contact Mixtile here:
Tel: +86 755 8836 0360
Email: sales@focalcrest.com
Site: http://www.mixtile.com
Wechat: mixtile
http://facebook.com/mixtile
http://twitter.com/mixtile