Open Source Hardware S3-OLinuXino update – The new board targeting industrial vision applications is now with mainline Linux support

S3-OLinuXino is board we create to may add vision to the PTH components Soldering Robot we are working on for some time.

Revision.B now is a bit different than the first prototype we made. It has these features:

  • S3 SOC Cortex-A7 running at 1.2Ghz
  • 1Gb DDR3 RAM inside S3 SOC up to 1333Mhz
  • MIPI Raspberry Pi camera interface up to 8Mpix camera support
  • Parallel CSI camera interface up to 8 Mpix
  • Power Management Unit with LiPo battery charger and step-up to allow stand alone battery operation
  • 100Mb Ethernet interface with POE support (external optional module)
  • SPI, NAND, eMMC external optional module
  • LCD connector to connect to LCD-OLinuXino displays with different sizes and resolutions
  • LiPo battery connector
  • USB-OTG interface
  • UEXT connector with SPI, I2C, Serial and power supply
  • EXT1 connector for LED PWM lighting
  • audio input with microphone
  • audio output
  • WiFi and BT module with external antenna
  • micro SD card connector

We are working to offer Mainline Linux with this board.
Bootlin got sample board and have working MIPI driver.

S3-OLinuXino can take power from USB, LiPo battery or PoE (with optional PoE module).

Different NAND Flash, SPI Flash, eMMC flash options are possible with addon module

The only thing we still didn’t complete is USB-OTG functionality.

Mass production is planned for March 2021.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yevgeny
    Feb 16, 2021 @ 08:06:42

    Why did you remove gigabit PHY in this new revision? There are some problems with this SOC?


  2. Yevgeny
    Feb 16, 2021 @ 16:26:15

    Just in the New Year’s announcement, you wrote about gigabit ethernet.
    Do you mean that in the v1.0 datasheet on page 360 the following quote is not true?

    “…It supports 10M/100M/1000M external PHY with MII/RGMII interface in both full and half duplex mode.”


  3. xemilo
    Feb 17, 2021 @ 18:34:33

    Thanks, for making the flash (eMMC/NAND) socketed module after my queries 🙂
    But for me 16MB SPI should be soldered for storing the bootloader. It’s cheap and small.
    It’s almost possible to boot standard unified kernel like x86.
    One of the reasons it’s not yet is because vendors didn’t put SPIs on-board so far.
    What is the square 8-pin chip next to the SD card ?


  4. Tim
    Mar 19, 2021 @ 14:38:16

    Will hardware video encoding be available with main line Linux?


  5. pboddie
    Apr 28, 2021 @ 01:58:13

    An interesting case of PineCube trackback spam here, it must be said.


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