A10s is very new processor from Allwinner. It’s basically A13 + HDMI and Ethernet (later is not 100% confirmed to work as the Allwinner aim is to capture the IPTV market with it so they said never tested if Ethernet will work but confirmed the Ethernet is there 🙂
We got samples and A10s-SDK which unfortunately again is with binaries and not GPL sources, but according to Henrik Nordstrom (a.k.a. hno at #olimex IRC channel) Linux-sunxi sunxi5 should work with A10s.
We work now on the schematic of A10s-OLinuXino with these specs:
- A10S Cortex-A8 1GHz
- 512MB RAM DDR3
- micro SD-card connector
- SD-MMC card connector for SDMMC WIFI card / second MMC card for storage
- Ethernet 100MBit
- HDMI output
- USB host, USB-OTG
- LCD connector (same as A13 so will work with A13-LCD7 and A13-LCD4.3 LCD displays)
- GPIO connectors
- Audio Line-IN, Audio-Out
As price A10s is positioned between A10 and A13 i.e. lower cost than A10 but higher than A13. As we are at very early stage of the design we can’t say when exactly we will have A10s boards.
Also these are not very suitable for production at home 🙂 as A10s comes in 0.65 mm pitch BGA package which requires 0.2 mm drilled vias for escape and not all factories can reliable manufacture such PCBs, so we have to carefully evaluate where the blank PCBs to be manufactured as these specs exceed our blank PCB production technology limits.
Another exciting preliminary information we got from Allwinner today is that in December they will announce their new Quad core A4X Cortex-A7 processor.
They didn’t gave any other details than the specs and samples will be available mid December, but I guess this is their answer to the Rockteck recent dual core RK3066!