A64-OLinuXino Open Source Hardware board with 64-bit Cortex-A53 processor is in released


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A64-OLinuXino OSHW board is now released. Current revision is Rev.C.

Features are:

  • A64 Cortex-A53 64-bit SoC from Allwinner
  • AXP803 PMU with Lipo charger and step-up
  • 1 or 2GB or DDR3L @672 Mhz
  • 0 / 4 or 16GB of industrial grade eMMC
  • SPI Flash in SO8 package with hardware WP (not assembled)
  • USB-OTG and USB-HOST
  • HSIC connectorย (not assembled)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • BLE/WiFi module
  • HDMI and MIPI display connectors
  • microSD card
  • Debug console serial connector
  • Audio In and Out
  • LCD display connector
  • GPIO 40 pin connector (not assembled)
  • UEXT connector (not assembled)
  • 5V power jack
  • Dimensions: 90×62.5 mm

For the moment we have three models:

  • 1G0G with 1GB RAM, no Flash, no WiFi/BLE
  • 1G4GW with 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC and WiFi/BLE
  • 2G16G-IND with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with industrial grade components -40+85C

The optional connectors and SPI Flash etc may be assembled upon request for small fee.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bobby
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 17:11:27

    Finally! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. SK
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 17:33:17

    Only the 1G4GW model shows in-stock?

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  3. Leon Anavi
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 17:48:25

    Wow! Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. SK
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 18:05:28

    Good job, packed with features and the pricing is lower than the initially anounced.
    Will there be 2G16G(W) (non-IND, with or without Wi-Fi)?

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  5. zoobab
    Jun 05, 2017 @ 18:21:35

    GPIO spacing is 2.54mm?

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  6. soyox
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 01:44:22

    Already on the notify list for the 2GB board!

    Where can I get started with viewing hardware schematics and android/linux downloads. Are these available?

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  7. EGPR Team
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 10:55:50

    Congratulations,

    eMMC and industrial temperature grade are key feathers so when 2G16G-IND variant will be on sale?

    Is there a possibility to mount on A64-OLinuXino-2G16G-IND BLE/WiFi module with connector for external antenna?

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    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jun 06, 2017 @ 14:00:32

      this depend on Micron, they quote 16 weeks for delivery ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    • SK
      Jun 07, 2017 @ 00:12:21

      Olimex said Wi-Fi is not possible in IND range (at least with this module).
      Their comment here is about the availability of the announced 2G16G-IND version (without wireless conectivity).

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  8. rd
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 10:58:56

    Which WiFi-BLE chip is used?

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  9. tbr
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 11:10:00

    I’ve been waiting for this. Great to hear!
    Quick question, before I pull the trigger on my order. Does the A64 work with the LCD4.3-TS? I guess one would connect through the flat ribbon LCD connector and bypass the adaptation board? Is the flat ribbon connector soldered or do I need to request it to be populated for a fee?

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    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:15:36

      current LCDs we have are all with resistive touchscreens, A64 has no ADCs and only can work with capacitive LCD touchscreens, we work on 5″ LCD with capacitive touchscreen for A33 and A64, other could be used without the touchscreen, we work on new mod to allow them to act with capacitive too but it will take quite long time until we see 7 and 10″ supported by A64, also note that A64 multiplex Ethernet with LCD so once you choose to have LCD you lose your Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, yak we know this suck big time but this is Allwinner decission ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • tbr
        Jun 06, 2017 @ 15:39:54

        Thanks a lot for the clarifications! Much appreciated!
        For my tinkering, I’ll start out with HDMI and maybe also a 2 line character display for that vintage look.

  10. Pierre Pons
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 11:14:51

    What is the lifetime of this product ?
    Our customers ask us at least 10 years…
    It’s really hard to find an industrial grade SBC with gigabit nic, good horsepower and good linux support.

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  11. kdv
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:08:32

    The industrial version A64-OLinuXino-2G16G-IND with 2gb RAM and 16 GB flash does not have WiFi/Bluetooth. I suppose this is because the WiFi/Bluetooth module is not available in the industrial temp range?
    How much would it cost to add the WiFi/Bluetooth module?

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    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:11:50

      correct the WIFI/BLE module do not qualify for industrial temperature and usually WiFi is never used in industrial noisy area as unreliable

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      • Thomas
        Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:21:51

        And usually customers will put the board into metal enclosures which would render the PCB antenna pretty useless?

        Since I’m an electronics noob: can you please comment on the HSIC ‘option’? If there’s for example an USB hub connected will the USB host port available as A receptacle still work or not?

  12. OLIMEX Ltd
    Jun 06, 2017 @ 14:01:44

    HSIC is in our TODO list with Microchip PHY but as far I know the bus is shared with USB, so it will be not like if you have separate bus for HSIC only

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    • Thomas
      Jun 06, 2017 @ 14:18:05

      If you come up with combined LCD/enclosures as you did for Lime/Lime2 last year maybe it’s worth to explore HSIC+hub+RTL8153 (GbE USB3 chip but performs quite well on USB2 unlike all the ‘USB2 only’ Gigabit Ethernet solutions — should be good for ~300 Mbits/sec so maybe this is a trade-in for losing native GbE when combining the board with an LCD?)

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  13. Daniel
    Jun 07, 2017 @ 05:51:04

    Good job, packed with features I am looking for.

    I have a few questions about A64-OLinuXino-1G4GW

    1. Display output: LCD output,or MIPI (DSI,CSI) with Ethernet?
    asking because Pine64 which uses A64 CPU can do this when using MIPI (DSI,CSI)

    2. which touchscreens can be used with this board?

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  14. Edouard Knarticho
    Jun 10, 2017 @ 20:52:16

    Live long and prosper. Oimex A64-OLinuXino, you will rule them all in the following years
    Then, i could say i was there when it launched. Even, i just drink awesome beers and I didn’t finish the HelloKitty ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Thank you, Mr. Tsvetan Usunov, cheers to all i met
    i will be back, soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Oliver G
    Jun 11, 2017 @ 00:24:27

    I wonder why is there no sata. Reason I used OLinuXino boards in the past is so I could use a sata ssd. Dont trust sd cards / flash for the programs I run. Other then that looks cool. I like the audio ports as-well. think the lime board didnt have the audio connections which i missed.
    Anyways i hope to try one out soon. keep up the good work.

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  16. Thomas
    Jun 11, 2017 @ 09:44:33

    There’s no SATA because A64 is a tablet SoC (and a rather limited too unfortunately). Maybe this answer is already: http://www.cnx-software.com/2017/06/08/rock64-is-a-rockchip-rk3328-development-board-with-up-to-4gb-ram-4k-hdr-gigabit-ethernet-and-usb-3-0/#comment-542879

    To get somewhat decent storage performance with A64 you need to sacrify one USB2 port with an ‘USB Attached SCSI’ (UAS) capable USB-to-SATA bridge (JMS567, JMS578, ASM1153E). Sequential write performance slightly exceeds A20’s SATA, read performance is lower but wrt random IO A64 could outperform A20 when using the same disk. In other words: A20 SATA implementation is not the best or let’s better say the worst I ever came accross. But A20 features at least 1 x SATA, 2 USB host and 1 OTG.

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  17. TheWeepingCorpse
    Jun 14, 2017 @ 19:06:38

    What GPU is on the soc and what GL version is supported?

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  18. Martin
    Jul 04, 2017 @ 13:41:17

    Where are allwinner kicad parts?

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  19. Kamrul Hasan Kanok
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:17:41

    I have recently bought 2 boards, it says Rev.D, but github is updated with Rev.C. My question is where are the changes mainly between Rev.D and Rev.C? when github will be updated? Do you have any change log which can be shared for Rev.D?

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