A20-OLinuXino-LIME Dual Core Cortex-A7 Open Source Hardware Board for EUR 33 in stock


A20-OLinuXino-LIME is same as A10-OLinuXino-LIME but with Dual Core Cortex-A7 processor.

The result is A20-OLinuXino-LIME works x1.9 times faster than A10-OLinuXino-LIME but consumes 30% less power. All other functionality is same. Android 4.2.2 and Debian Linux images are ready.

A20-OLinuXino-LIME-4GB is the version with 4GB NAND Flash.


34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. B
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 17:59:38

    Hi, thanks for making the A20-Lime real!
    One question though: There were rumors about gigabit ethernet, but now in the shop the network adapter is specified as 100Mbit/s. Which one is correct, and if it’s really 100MBit/s, are there any specific reasons for not going for 1Gbit/s?
    Thanks again for the good work!

    Cheers, B


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jul 08, 2014 @ 18:12:46

      A20-LIME2 with 1GB RAM and Gigabit Ethernet will follow 🙂 but the price will be higher, so there will be enough variations of boards for any app, if one care only for the price there is A10-LIME, if need more computing power there is A20-LIME, if need more memory and gigabit ethernet there will be A20-LIME2


      • Deododo
        Jul 09, 2014 @ 12:12:18

        A20-LIME is great! Since A20-LIME2 will need an extra chip anyway, will you make it a Dual-Ethernet board (FE from SoC and GbE from external chip) that can be made a router using OpenWRT or somesuch? Fast Ethernet should be good enough for a WAN port.

      • OLIMEX Ltd
        Jul 09, 2014 @ 15:32:25

        according to Dimitar Gamishev eMAC and gMAC share same resources and can’t work together

      • Arnd
        Jul 10, 2014 @ 11:38:07

        I’m really looking forward to A20-LIME2 and I think its great that you offer these choices of features (like processor, memory and ethernet) at an interesting form factor and size!

        I have two questions:
        – Will the A20-LIME2 have the same PCB size as the existing A10-LIME and fit into the same enclosure?
        – Will the headers be compatible (same locations, same pin out) between LIME and LIME2?


  2. B
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 19:15:49

    Cool, thanks for the information. Any hints on when the A20-Lime2 with Gigabit Ethernet will be available? I guess it should not be more than 20EUR more expensive than the “Normal” A20 Lime, right?



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  4. manuti
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 23:49:58

    Congratulations!!! good work and I hope to see a rise in sales and community support.


  5. Christian Nobel
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 23:51:37

    Sounds really promising, only little problem is the clumsy way to connect at LCD, so when will the 0,05″ to 0,1″ 40 pin cable be available?

    Otherwise thumbs up.



  6. otyugh
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 02:11:48

    Still not capable of correct 1080p output…


    • ssvb
      Jul 09, 2014 @ 18:53:19

      Your 1080p problem is a software misconfiguration. Please fix it first.


      • otyugh
        Jul 11, 2014 @ 03:36:41

        I fear I’m not only to have this problem : https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=2756.0

      • ssvb
        Jul 11, 2014 @ 17:57:36

        Yes, screwing up the software configuration is easy, that’s why you are surely not the only one. FWIW, I did try to help you on the irc some days ago, but you apparently do not really want to solve the problem, but prefer being a crybaby. Not much can be done about this. The hardware itself supports 1080p screen resolution just fine.

        PS. I’m not affiliated with OLIMEX and do not represent their support.

  7. Arnd
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 13:00:56

    If you redesign the PCB for LIME2 to allow for more memory and GbE, I would like to suggest the following two changes:

    Replace the separate SATA connector and the 2 pin SATA power connector by a eSATAp connector. Advantage: Use standard cable and save board space.

    Add a small 3V backup battery (or small LiPo) connected to pin 30 (BACKUP) of AXP209. This would allow the real time clock to keep the time and date.



    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jul 09, 2014 @ 15:32:55

      too late the blank boards are already produced 🙂


      • Pikicoloroccocrack
        Jul 09, 2014 @ 15:55:23

        Something to consider for A20-LIME3 then. 😉

        Maybe you should make a feature survey for an “Uber board” that’s good enough to replace a home computer. Have you started thinking about an x86 board yet? There are rumors that VIA might release a 28-nm-Isaiah-II chip in August or September. And Intel’s Cherry Trail should also not be far away, which will be hard to beat in power per watt at 14 nm. The best thing about that would probably be open source graphics documentation and drivers as they exist for Bay Trail.

  8. diego
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 01:29:22

    As much as i love olimex, this board exists already…

    (from pcengines)


    • diego
      Jul 10, 2014 @ 01:53:45

      Sorry this was meant to be a reply to Pikicoloroccocrack’s x86 board idea…


      • Canisala
        Jul 12, 2014 @ 15:42:16

        If you mean the APU boards from http://www.pcengines.ch/apu.htm, these are not open source hardware. The hardware is also rather old and a bit power-hungry, compared to current chips, and the company doesn’t sell to end users in EU countries. Why PC Engines doesn’t offer their coreboot BIOS images and source code for download is also not clear (you have to write to them, which most likely means they want to charge an extra fee for that “service”). The boards themselves are also rather large.

        If all you want is an embedded board or barebone, sure, there are options. CompuLab (http://compulab.co.il) has a lot of embedded boards and computers, but they are super expensive. Jetway has nice barebones (http://jetwaycomputer.com/), which are not overpriced, and so has Shuttle. I found their model http://www.shuttle.eu/products/slim/ds437/ very nice. Less dust-shielded than Jetway’s barebones, but still a good board in a massive full-metal enclosure for around $200 (around 200 EUR including VAT). Too bad it doesn’t come with a coreboot BIOS, but the SPI flash chip on the mainboard is socketed, so that it can easily be replaced (something which I would also like to see on a hypothetical x86 board from Olimex).

        What I would definitely buy from Olimex is a low-power, fanless OSHW x86 board, which should ideally have a recommended metal case. There should be a modern x86 processor on the board and ideally some microcontroller or low-end ARM chip too for better I/O capabilities than on consumer x86 boards. Independent subsystems on the board would also allow safer systems to be built. It would be good, if an ultra-low-power on-board MCU could run independently and control the larger system in a more sophisticated way than those poor watchdog solutions, that some systems have, are capable of. To keep the form factor small, this could also be realized as a stackable solution or as mPCIe extension boards. The APU boards from PC Engines are definitely larger than necessary and for my taste too large. A stackable solution would be more flexible. A design brainstorming where more people can contribute concreate ideas would be good. But to do that, I guess, Olimex would have to communicate some initial interest.

  9. Mongrol
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 02:07:24

    Whats the deal with VAT for people outside the EU? Can we claim it back somehow? I’m looking at this compared to the marsboard A20 and can’t justify the extra price for a lesser specced (albiet better supported) board in Australia.


  10. Mladen
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 02:57:45

    @OLIMEX Ltd

    Hi there!
    Congratulations for the innovative products!!!
    Please tell us, when the A20-LIME2 have to be expected on the market!

    A lot of success 🙂


    Jul 11, 2014 @ 17:11:14

    Congratulation for the new boards.
    A20 Lime came with only 512MB DDR3 RAM memory ? It will not be less faster or less useful for certains purpose (vs the A20-Olinuxino Micro) ?


  12. Sebastian Niehaus
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 18:26:13

    Sorry for the dumb question: What is the difference between the A20-OLinuXino-LIME and the A20-OLinuXino (“non-LIME”)?



  13. Fabrizio
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 16:21:38

    News about availability of Lime2 with GMac and 1GiB ?


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