A80-OLinuXino OSHW 8-core Linux computer development begins

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Allwinner is about to release soon (end of this month hopefully) datasheet and info about their new 8-core monster processor with 4x Cortex-A15 + 4x Cortex-A7 and here we go and start preparing what to include in the new A80-OLinuXino.

We would love to hear your feedback and recommendation what do you think is important as value and “to have” on board, here are the major features (taken from Allwinner site) :

  • DDR3  standard 2GB, optional 4GB
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • optional NAND Flash 4GB
  • SD cards x4 possible
  • USB-OTG 3.0
  • USB hosts x2 2.0
  • MIPI camera interface
  • real ADCs x2
  • PWM
  • UART x7
  • I2C x7
  • SPI x4
  • I2S
  • LCD

Unfortunately A80 have no audio on chip so external codec is necessary if you want to have Audio connector how important is this if we already have audio on the HDMI connector?

If we go in to LIME form factor route we have to look just for the bare minimum of connectors due to the space limitation, if we go in max features direction the board will become big and expensive.

Let’s the wishes begin :)

Preliminary Product info: AM3352-SOM and AM3352-SOM-EVB Sitara processors System On Module

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AM3352-SOM is system on module with Sitara AM3352 Cortex-A8 microcontroller. AM3352BZCZ100 with temperature range 0-90C and clock 1Ghz is used, but the SOM module could be build with any of Sitara family processors as they share same pinout. AM3352-SOM have option for 4GB NAND Flash, have console UART and micro SD-card.

All AM3352 ports are available on 4 x 40 pin 0.05″ connectors.

The prices of AM3352-SOM module without NAND Flash start from EUR 25.90 for 1000 pcs.

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AM3352-SOM-EVB is evaluation board for AM3352-SOM with these features

  • one AM3352-SOM
  • AM3352-SOM matching connectors
  • CAN driver
  • VGA output
  • LCD output
  • 2x 100MB Ethernet interface
  • 2x UEXT connectors
  • 4x USB host
  • USB-OTG
  • 4 GPIO connectors x40 pin 0.1″
  • status LEDs

AM3352-SOM-EVB price is EUR 75 for single quantity.

AM3352-SOM and AM3352-SOM-EVB will be for sale at the end of May. AM3352-SOM-EVB will be available free of charge to selected developers who work on TI Sitara Kernel support. To apply for free board e-mail us to info@olimex.com.

New Product in stock: A20-SOM-4GB and A20-SOM-EVB developer edition

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A20-SOM-4GB is system on module with Dual core Cortex-A7 processor. The module contain A20 processor, 1GB DDR memory, AXP209 PMU, micro SD-card and 4GB NAND Flash. All A20 signals are available on 6x 40 pin connectos.

The price of A20-SOM-4GB starts from EUR 35 for 1000 pcs, A20-SOM cost is EUR 30.10 for 1000 pcs.

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A20-SOM-EVB is EUR 75 evaluation board for A20-SOM and have these features:

  • one A20-SOM-4GB module is included on it
  • A20-SOM matching connectors
  • VGA output
  • HDMI output
  • LCD output
  • Gigabit interface
  • 2x UEXT connectors
  • SATA and power
  • Audio In and Out
  • Camera 2 Mpix @30 fps
  • Android 7 buttons
  • SD-MMC connector
  • 5 GPIO connectors x40 pin 0.1″
  • status LEDs

Note these are at developer edition, which means the software support still need some touch up, which we will fix in the next couple of weeks.

A20-SOM-EVB contains one A20-SOM-4GB so no need to order separately. A20-SOM-EVB is OSHW and CAD files are available for study, learn, modification, re-production.

 

A20-SOM-EVB developer edition is available free of charge to selected developers. If you are Linux-Sunxi developer and want to have your A20-SOM-EVB send us e-mail at info@olimex.com

Friday Free Board Quiz – Week #75 prize is BB-A4983 motor driver

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BB-A4983 is stepper motor driver for 2A up to 35V motors.

You have chance to win the prize if you participate our Quiz.

To participate in the Quiz is enough to Re-tweet the Quiz announcement message.

To double your chances you have to answer the Quiz question :)

Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+2) we will post on Twitter our questions.

You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer.

At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then announce the winner and ship the board by airmail on Monday.

New Product in stock: STM32-P405 development boards with Cortex-M4

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STM32-P405 is based on our popular STM32-P103 board but we use now STM32F405RGT6 Cortex-M4 processor with 1MB Flash and 192K of RAM running at 168Mhz.

New Product in stock: STM32-405STK Cortex-M4 development board

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STM32-405STK is based on our popular STM32-103STK board but we use now STM32F405RGT6 Cortex-M4 processor with 1MB Flash and 192K of RAM running at 168Mhz.

Do you have enough program memory for your next PIC project?

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Do not worry PIC32-HMZ144 comes with PIC32MZ2048ECG144-I/PH microcontroller and:

  • 2048KB (yeaaaaaaaaaaah 2 MB!) program memory Flash
  • 512KB of data RAM memory
  • x6 UARTs
  • x6 SPIs
  • x5 I2Cs
  • x48 12 bit ADC
  • USB OTG with power managment
  • user button
  • reset button
  • pwr led
  • status LED
  • LiPo battery connector and charger
  • micro SD card
  • UEXT connector
  • ICSP programming and debug connector
  • 2x 50 GPIO connectors
  • JTAG connector
  • small form 77 x 52 mm

How much? We still have no confirmed price from Microchip but we guess preliminary that this board could be released for EUR 20

Friday Free Board Quiz – Week #66 prize is LED-STRIPE-32

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LED-STRIPE-XX is addressable LED stripe which you can control with arduino, it’s available with 8 LEDs (25 cm), 16 LEDs (50 cm) and 32 LEDs (1 meter). LEDs are sealaed with PE and can be used outdoor also (hint Christmas is approaching :) ).

Each LED can be set with 24 bit color independently from the others.

Here is video how LED-STRIPE-8 is controlled by OLIMEXINO-85 EUR 4.00 Arduino board.

Note that the normal light of the LED is achieved at 12V and in this demo the LEDs work only on 3.3V so they are not very bright! When powered with 12V you cant look directly at the LEDs as they are very strong.

You have chance to win the prize if you participate our Quiz.

To participate in the Quiz is enough to Re-tweet the Quiz announcement message.

To double your chances you have to answer the Quiz question :)

Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+2) we will post on Twitter our questions.

You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer.

At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then announce the winner and ship the board by airmail on Monday.

A10-OLinuXino-LIME EUR 30 Open Source Hardware Linux SBC first prototypes

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In September we blogged about upcoming LIME. Now the first prototypes of A10-OLinuXino-LIME are assembled.

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This is little compact board with dimensions only  84 x 60 mm a bit bigger than credit card size, but full of features:

  • A10, Cortex-A8, 1Ghz, NEON, VPU, GPU
  • DDR3 512MB
  • microSD card
  • optional 4GB NAND Flash
  • SATA + power supply
  • HDMI 1080p
  • USB-OTG
  • USB Hosts x2
  • Ethernet 100Mbit
  • Lipo battery managment and connector
  • 200 GPIOs on 0.05″ connectors
  • PWR jack +5V only

When we designed it this time we selected proper enclosure from the start:

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And here is the final result:

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Once everything is tested with the software we will continue with mass production and if everything goes smoothly we will have LIME in stock in December.

Price will be EUR 30 for the base model without NAND Flash and enclosure. The Plastic box will be available for +EUR 5.00

Friday Free Board Quiz – Week #63 prize is MOD-EKG

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MOD-EKG is open source hardware module with UEXT connector which can be used to read EKG pulse by any other board with UEXT connector.

You have chance to win this board if you participate our Quiz.

To participate in the Quiz is enough to Re-tweet the Quiz announcement message.

To double your chances you have to answer the Quiz question :)

Today at 17.00 o’clock our local Bulgarian time (GMT+3) we will post on Twitter our questions.

You have one hour to reply to our tweet with the correct answer.

At 18.00 o’clock we will count the correct answers and ask random.org to generate random number in range then announce the winner and ship the board by airmail on Monday.

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