Category: Ubuntu

pcDuino Acadia 1, Freescale i.MX6 Quad Development Board with Arduino Headers

Posted by – January 27, 2015

pcDuino Acadia 1, powered by Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor with 1 GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, 2 SD card interface, 2 camera interface, other common ports, and Arduino hearders in order to connect Arduino shields to this Linux/Android board. It has IR receiver, up to 6 buttons. With Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.4 support for the board, as well as the usual API and development tools available for other pcDuino boards, you can read more about it here: http://www.linksprite.com/?page_id=829

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
http://twitter.com/pcduino
http://facebook.com/pcduino

Enplug Digital Signage Software

Posted by – January 13, 2015

Enplug, winner of CES's ShowStoppers Startup Competition, is the developer of the first public computing platform. Enplug's software turns any display into a public computer, enabling businesses to seamlessly engage with their audience. Businesses with displays of all sizes use Enplug to show interactive and live social media feeds, news, games, and many other apps developed by third-parties. Enplug wants to partner with display and set-top box makers to have its software pre-loaded for free and revenue-share with the hardware maker. It is looking for other display and set-top box makers to work with you can contact them here by phone: +1-855-536-7584 or email: Hello@enplug.com

AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM Server Software Status and Performance

Posted by – January 3, 2015

In this video, AppliedMicro’s Kumar Sankaran discusses the software of the X-Gene platform and provides a comparison of X-Gene 1 and 2 against the latest Intel server processors Xeon E5.

Also see Tour at AppliedMicro's X-Gene Testing Lab
How the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM Server Processors are designed
and AppliedMicro launching X-C1 Dev Board for 64bit Android development

You can order AppliedMicro's 64bit ARMv8 development board here: https://www.apm.com/products/data-center/x-gene-family/x-c1-development-kits/

How the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM Server Processors are designed

Posted by – December 11, 2014

AppliedMicro gives an overview of X-Gene, providing the different design components as well the various benefits in using X-Gene for compute server, storage and high performance computing. AppliedMicro is one of the initial partners with ARM in developing the ARMv8 64bit architecture, and customizing it for high performance server computing.

Also see Tour at AppliedMicro's X-Gene Testing Lab
and AppliedMicro launching X-C1 Dev Board for 64bit Android development

Christian Reis aka Kiko, VP Hyperscale at Canonical, Mythology and Potential of the ARM Server

Posted by – December 10, 2014

ARM is the most interesting thing that could happen to servers in decades: a chance to redefine system architecture, form-factor, hardware acceleration, power consumption and the supplier ecosystem. It’s also a chance to throw away legacy and build the ideal platform for a post-cloud world (whatever that means) — if we keep our eyes on that goal. This is Kiko's view on where we are and where we need to be in order to turn opportunity into industry-defining success.

Christian Reis – VP Hyperscale at Canonical, Kiko is responsible for next-generation server engagements & technology, including Ubuntu Server for ARM and the provisioning solution MAAS. Prior to this role, Kiko was assigned as VP Engineering to Linaro, where he participated in the organization’s conceptualization and creation. Kiko holds an MSc in Software Engineering from USP and resides in São Carlos, Brazil.

Here's Kiko's keynote video: "Mythology and Potential of the ARM Server":

$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
http://twitter.com/pcduino
http://facebook.com/pcduino

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

$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, 3840x1080@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

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