The ArndaleBoard is the first ARM Cortex-A15 development board, featuring the Samsung Exynos5250 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor on 32nm process with the quad-core Mali-T604 GPU.
World’s First Cortex-A15 Dual core
World’s Best 3D Performance with ARM Mali T-604 GPU
World’s first 12.8 Gbytes/sec Memory Bandwidth with 2-port 800MHz DDR3L
Ultimate WQXGA Display Solution with Low-Power eDP
1080p 60fps Video Performance and VP8 Decoder
USB 3.0 DRD Solution for Faster PC Sync UP and LTE
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Arndale Board
Cortex-A15@1.7 GHz dual core subsystem with 64/128 bit SIMD NEON
32KB(instruction)/32KB(DATA)L1 Cache and 1MB l2 Cache
32-bit 800 MHz LPDDR3/LPDDR2 2GB
Accelerator : Invensence MPU-6050
Gyro : Invensence MPU-6050
e-Compass : AKM -AK8963C
ITU 601 camera Interface
HDMI 1.4 interfaces with on-chip PHY
One channel eDP output Single WQXGA
MIPI DSI Standard Specification V1.01r11
MIPI CSI Standard Specification V1.0 Two ports
USB3.0 Host or Device 1-channel that supports SS(5Gbps) with on-chip PHY
USB2.0 Host or Device 1-channel that supports LS/FS/HS with on-chip PHY
USB HSIC 2-channel that supports 480Mbps with on-chip PHY
SATA 1.0/2.0/3.0 interface
One channel eMMC 4.5
One channel SDIO 3.0
Two channel SD 2.0
Four channel high-speed UART
(up to 3Mbps data rate for Bluetooth 2.0 EDR and IrDA 1.0SIR)
Three channel high-speed SPI
Three channel 24-bit I2S audio interface
Four channel I2C interface support , up to 400kbps
Four channel HS-I2C up to 3.1Mps
HiMedia makes some really cool set-top-boxes, until last year they were doing realtek mips based boxes that are quite popular in China and Hong Kong markets, now they are releasing ARM Powered Android set-top-boxes, here launching the HiMedia Q5 based on the HiSilicon Hi3716C ARM Cortex-A9 solution, it’s a single-core 1Ghz with full video codecs support. This box has an awesome range of features including a very impressive HiControl application, similar to wifi mirroring, it lets you use any Android device to remote control your Q5 set-top-box while seeing a real-time screengrab on your Android device while you remote control it. I’ll post a further video-review of this product during the next couple of days, check back.
Here are some of the specs:
– HiSilicon Hi3716C 1GHZ ARM Cortex A9 single-core (Set-top-box optimized SoC)
– 1GB DDR RAM
– 4GB Flash
– Android 4.0.3 ICS
– 33 second bootup time
– own launcher UI with virtual-mouse support on IR remote
– full video playback compatibility claimed (“even better than last year’s Realtek 1185-based media players”), including DTS-HDMA, Dolby TUREHD 7.1 Passthrough, BDMV, BDISO with BD-Lite Navigation menu, Samba, NFS, HLS/HTML5 for IPTV STB mode.
– HiControl App for Android by HiMedia, use any Android smartphone or/and tablet as Touch-screen for the set-top-box and as a Remote-controller. Thus mouse, remote control, and mirrorring-like support of full Android UI. Accelerometer can also be used for games that use it.
– Hishare App for Android by HiMedia, similar to DLNA (or actually using DLNA protocol), stream your pictures, video, audio from your Android phone or tablet to your Himedia Q5 set-top-box over WiFi.
– Apple Airplay compatible, for streaming pictures, video and audio from iPhone/iPad.
Check out these cool looking Android phones based on the pretty powerful MediaTek MT6577 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor being sold on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei market. Some look like Samsung Galaxy S3, other like the HTC One X, some have original sizes like a 6″ qHD device, you can also get a 7″ MT6575 Tablet for $122.
The $69 i.MX6 single-core, $89 i.MX6 dual-core wandboard Freescale i.MX6 single and dual-core development board is now being shown in some real world pictures, it should start shipping from the middle of November. Linux/angstrom on a 3.x kernel reportedly is running nicely. They are currently working on smoothening Android ICS support and also looking at JB to see what they can have for people to play with in early December.
6 months ago, I bought the $174 Zopo ZP100, at that time one of the first MT6575 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 phone on the market. Since then, it got updated to Android 4.0 ICS, here are some of Zopo’s latest MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 phones now being sold on the Chinese market and worldwide wherever Zopo gets exported.