Category: Development Boards

Geniatech Dragon Board for industrial use

Posted by – July 25, 2014

Geniatech shows off their new AmLogic S802 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based specialized set-top-box for industrial use cases, such as hotels, advertising, hospitality and other special use cases, includes special ports for programming. LVDS for the display, GPIO (General Input/Output), SATA, USB, and a lot more. Bringing Geniatech’s Android solution for industrial use, half or a third of the price of x86 based PC devices. Geniatech also shows their compact DVB tuners, DVB-T, ISDB-T, ATSC and DVB-T2.

pcDuino8 Allwinner A80 development board

Posted by – July 23, 2014

pcDuino8 is one of the first Allwinner A80 development boards, targeted to be released soon commercially for around $99 according to demand, is a single board computer that bridges the open source software community and open source hardware community. Developers can build prototype with pcDuino and later go to production with pcDuono core board under a LinkSprite program called ‘produce together’. You can also see my video with pcDuino at their Shenzhen Maker Space.

Website:
http://pcDuino.com
http://facebook.com/pcDuino

Allwinner A80T’s Solution Development Cycle

Posted by – July 18, 2014

This video shows the progression of 5 PCBA designs throughout Allwinner A80T’s solution development cycle:

1) Initial dev board: a fully-expandable performance evaluation board used for early-stage driver development and IC performance optimization.

2) A80 OptimusBoard: a small-size development board used for non-tablet application SDK development.

3) Tablet form factor reference board: a development platform used primarily for Android porting optimization, early-stage reliability testing, and solution reference design.

4) Customer tablet boards: a mass-production tablet designed by customer based on Allwinner reference design.

5) CubieBoard 8: a development board designed by customer based on Allwinner reference design.

ARM CEO Simon Segars at Computex 2014

Posted by – June 6, 2014

ARM ecosystem innovation enabled by developers having access to low-cost development boards to develop for the Internet of Things, Wearable devices, the Cloud, and more. At Computex 2014, ARM announces the setup of a new CPU Design Center in Taiwan to develop new processors for the Internet of Things and Wearables market.

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

$98 pcDuino Allwinner A20 development board at Maker Space Shenzhen

Posted by – April 23, 2014

pcDuino is an Allwinner A20-based development board targetted at education and hackers, it can run Android and Ubuntu among other. It has HDMI, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash, and hardware headers interface compatible with Arduino (14xGPIO, 2xPWM, 6xADC, 1xUART, 1xSPI, 1xI2C). pcDuino can be used to teach Python, C and other things. pcDuino provides a Maker Space in Shenzhen where hackers and enthusiasts can come to hack some things based on the pcDuino. The pcDuino team will also be releasing an Allwinner A80 based development board in May. You can learn more about it at http://pcduino.com and http://learn.linksprite.com

Windows RT on Allwinner A31/A80 Octa big.LITTLE in Tablets, performance/power

Posted by – April 13, 2014

Allwinner A80 Octa-core big.LITTLE performance (41528 Antutu score), with USB3.0 support (faster transfer and charging), Allwinner A80 Optimus Board to be available in May for less than $100, 4K H265 Encode and Decode in real-time, talking performance/power advantage over competition, 64-core G6230 GPU, Allwinner for car safety.

Freescale Freedom Board Sensor Fusion Development Platform

Posted by – April 8, 2014

The Freescale Freedom development platform is a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration of Kinetis MCU families. The platform offers an easy-to-use mass-storage device mode flash programmer, a virtual serial port and classic programming and run-control capabilities.

The model of the board in this video is FRDM-KL25Z. FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis L Series KL1x (KL14/15) and KL2x (KL24/25) MCUs built on ARM Cortex M0+ processor. Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-KL25Z is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.

Arndale Octa Board, Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa-core development board

Posted by – April 5, 2014

Linaro engineers unbox and talk about the Arndale Octa Board loaded with Android enabling engineers to work with the ARM big.LITTLE platform from Samsung. You can buy the Arndale Octa Board for $179 at http://www.pyrustek.com/us/