A10-OLinuXino-LIME OSHW LInux computer developer edition is in stock

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A10-OLinuXino-LIME 50 pcs developer edition are in stock! The mass production 2000 pcs are to follow in 2 weeks.

What we have done:

  • tested the hardware
  • built Android and Debian images with all board features
  • tested differnt LCDs, SATA HDDs, LiPo batteries

it’s a bit scary but everything works from the very first revision which didnt happen to any other OLinuXino and make us feel a bit uncomfortable.

The mass production is ran without any changes in the schematic and board 🙂

Hopefully the developer testing will find no bugs !

A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO-4GB Developer edition is in stock

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A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO is our new member of OLinuXino Low cost Open Source Hardware Linux computers.

A10S-OLinuXino is available in two versions with and without 4GB of NAND memory on board. The version without NAND starts from EUR 36 for 50+ pcs OEM orders and is only EUR 45 for single quantity. The price of A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO-4GB is EUR 44 for OEM 50+ order and EUR 55 for single quantity.

This board development started in November 2012, it was routed in December and the first prototypes were ready in January 2013, but there were some stability issues with the design, which took several iterations and prototypes before all problems were cleared.

Now all problems are gone, but to play safe We ran just small lot of “develper” edition, which we will spread among OLinuXino developers for further tests.

Meantime the boards from the developer edition will be put on our web for ordering too for everyone who wants to be among the first to play with A10S-OLinuXino 🙂

Normal production run will follow in couple of weeks, our guess is that there will be no any further changes from the developer edition, as we already changed lot of things during the development and everything works stabile now.

The difference with A13-OLinuXino is that A10S have HDMI output and native Ethernet 100Mbit on board.

A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO features are:

  • A10S Cortex-A8 processor at 1GHz, 3D Mali400 GPU, NEON coprocessor
  • 512MB RAM
  • USB High speed host with power control and current limiter
  • USB-OTG with power control and current limiter
  • HDMI output with ESD protectors
  • 100MBit native Ethernet
  • Audio Line-input
  • Audio Headphones output
  • UEXT connector
  • LCD connector to work with 4.3, 7.0, 10.1″ LCD modules from Olimex
  • 50 GPIOs on three GPIO connectors
  • microSD card connector
  • SD/MMC card connector
  • DEBUG-UART connector for console debug with USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F
  • STATUS LED
  • Power LED
  • 2KB EEPROM for MAC address and other storage
  • 5 BUTTONS with ANDROID functionality
  • Microphone input on connector (not populated)
  • composite TV-output on connector (not populated)
  • JTAG-DEBUG connector (not populated)
  • UART1 connector (not populated)
  • NAND Flash 4GB (optional)
  • 5V input power supply, noise immune design

We work now on the software support:

  • SD card image for Android 4.1
  • SD card image for Debian
  • NAND Flash images for Android 4.1
  • NAND Flash images for Debian

The Debian images come with full support for all peripherials, Python GPIO access, OpenCV, UVC, UEXT modules support by Python and C.
Android support for GPIO, I2C, SPI is work on progress but not finished.

Allwinner improved NAND flash support on A10S as we see about 40% speed improvement vs. A13 (i.e. 10MB/s vs 7MB/s write on NAND).

All CAD files are at GitHub https://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/HARDWARE/A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO

All software packages and support will be uploaded on our Wiki. Allwinner Android A10S-SDK is also available.

OLinuXino Open Source Developer Discount Initiative

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Developers of Open Source projects based an OLinuXino boards may get a discount of up to 50%.

Who can take part?

Everyone who bought OLinuXino boards.

What are the requirements?

An open Source project based on a OLinuXino board. The project has to be published somewhere, e.g. at the Olimex blog or elsewhere. The language must be English. The OLinuXino board has to be referenced. Usually this means a link to the products page has to be placed.
The project should be non-trivial and unique. For example, if you make some LED’s blinking or if you copy the project from somewhere else you will get no discount. But you may get a discount if you port an existing project to a OLinuXino board or if you write a beginners tutorial with some more or less simple experiments (like blinking LED’s for example).

How much discount I will get?

The discount depends on various factors like complexity of the project, quality of the presentation, innovation, re-usability of the project / source code.

A rough estimation of the amount of the discount can be obtained from the following table.

Discount Complexity Examples
15% Simple projects Programming of a Flash memory, Reading out an sensor
30% Complex projects porting packages, writting detailed tutorial article for accessing different UEXT peripherlial modules
50% More complex projects porting OS, writting drivers

That is only a rough classification. Most projects will get an discount between 15% and 30%.

The discount is only for that products that are related to the project.

If you plan a project and you want to know how much discount you can expect, or if you have other questions you can contact me by email or using the contact form.

How can I obtain the discount?

Simply write me an email. You will get the money refunded as store credit after the project is published and rated.