Allwinner works on 64-bit Quad core Cortex-A53 SoC named Allwinner A64 to be released for $5


Allwinner_A64

Just few months ago the only ARM 64-bit platform to test apps was iPhone6 and development boards with 64-bit processors cost $3000.

Now Allwinner announced that they will release entry level tablet Cortex-A53 Quad core processor for $5, this means there will be sub $100 development boards for ARM 64-bit as soon as Allwinner start selling these chips🙂

Still no complete info about the features, Allwinner made practice to announce chips when they start working on them, not when they have them finished which is a bit annoying as these chips are released about year later (like the announcement for A80 one year ago).

No word for connectivity if this SOC will have SATA/Ethernet or will rely on USB3.0 as in Allwinner A80.

One more great news is that they finally decided to move to Linux 3.10 kernel and to start using device tree. This will make mainline Linux support much easier.

2015 will be interesting year🙂 via cnx-software

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LinAdmin
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 13:24:28

    Well, kernel 3.10 is not really overwhelming. Imho 3.16 is long term stable and used by Debian Jessie, so this would be what I prefer!

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  2. Atanas Palavrov
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 13:35:33

    So, to expect 64-bit Olinuxino soon, right?

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  3. Johan Myréen
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 15:33:53

    “Allwinner made practice to announce chips when they start working on them, not when they have them finished which is a bit annoying”

    Ahem… AM3352-SOM (cough, cough).

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

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  4. miniNodes
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 18:10:59

    Exciting! Looking forward to these!

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  5. Morgaine
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 02:47:33

    I’m looking forward to the first 64-bit OLimeXino boards!

    While the following may not appear in the first generation of products, I think the first 64-bit ARM board manufacturer to use socketed DRAM is going to make big waves. It’s a simple marketing thing — the board is cheaper through carrying no RAM, yet can boast “8GB” or “16GB” max on its features list, and RAM sizing becomes flexible for the user. As in the x86 market, it can be a big win.

    Interesting times ahead!

    Morgaine.

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  6. Morgaine
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 05:30:19

    I did of course mean 64-bit OLinuXino boards, not Olimexino. My bad.

    “Olimexino” is an entirely different concept, namely boards based on various microcontrollers and not application processors like the Allwinner A* devices.

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  7. nelsonlombardo
    Feb 09, 2015 @ 04:09:18

    Reblogged this on Electronic Technician.

    Reply

  8. Gnichi M
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 16:28:15

    I wonder why there is no Allwinner A33 dev boards. This ship is released in the past summer and there is no good board for it, why?

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