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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #150 on: March 10, 2013, 11:21:55 pm »
I have not looked at this for some time but it seems that the quad core seems o be the norm nowdays:
AllWinner A31 quad core Cortex A7 + PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
and
Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9 @ 1.8Ghz + Mali-400MP4 GPU

No word on Ubuntu yet...
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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #151 on: March 10, 2013, 11:40:42 pm »
Are there Linux drivers for PowerVR yet ?
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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #152 on: March 10, 2013, 11:54:45 pm »
It is rumoured that the linux-sunxi community had received some leaked source code for AllWinner A20 and A31
and they started to clean up the code. This means we should eventually get Linux running on AllWinner A31
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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #153 on: March 11, 2013, 12:43:10 am »
There's a big difference between getting it to run and getting it to run well, with 3D acceleration .. PowerVR have historically been a PITA on Linux .. as anyone who's tried to get Linux running well on a system with Poulsbo graphics will testify  ;)

Though Phoronix were hinting at some quasi open(ish) reference drivers from Imagination Technologies:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIzNTc
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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #154 on: March 25, 2013, 04:49:36 pm »
Can you mine Bitcoins with that GPU?

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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #155 on: April 05, 2013, 11:24:34 pm »
MarS board:-

http://www.embest-tech.com/shop/product/mars-board.html

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Measuring only 65.46mm by 102.04mm, the MarS Board is a low-cost highly-integrated controller board based on Freescale’s i.MX 6Dual ARM Cortex-A9 application processor which encompasses a dual-core platform running up to 1 GHz with 1 MB of L2 cache and 64-bit DDR3 or 2-ch., 32-bit LPDDR2 support. Integrated FlexCAN, MLB busses, PCI Express® and SATA-2 provide excellent connectivity, while integration of LVDS, MIPI display port, MIPI camera port and HDMI v1.4, the i.MX 6Dual provides a scalable solution for consumer, automotive and industrial applications.

The MarS Board has 4GByte eMMC, 4*256MByte DDR3 SDRAM and 2MByte SPI Flash on board and features 4 USB Host and 1 USB OTG, 10M/100M/1Gbps Ethernet, TF card socket and three display ports on board (HDMI, RGB, LVDS). More other peripheral signals have been brought out from a pair of 2.54mm space 2*20-pin board-to-board female connectors such as UARTs, CAN, SPI, I2C, PWM, etc.

The MarS Board is a ready-to-run platform with ported Linux 3.0.15 or Android 4.0.4. Additionally, Embest provides the demo for uC/OS-II V2.92.05 for user experience. It is an ideal core processing component for your end devices based on a single hardware design. This will greatly improve the efficiency and agility of design, shorten the circle of developing, and accelerate the products to come into the market.

Embest also provides many add-on options for the MarS Board such as USB WiFi module (Wi-Pi), HDMI-to-VGA conversion module (Pi-View) and 4.3 inch or 7 inch TFT LCD including touch screen.
These modules have further extended more functions for the MarS Board.


Spec:-

 Working Temperature: 0°C - 70°C
Humidity Range: 20% - 90%
Dimensions: 65.46mm by 102.04mm
Input Voltage: +5V
Processor
ARM Cortex A9 MPCore™ 2xCPU Processor at 1GHz
1 MB L2 cache
32 KB instruction and data caches
NEON SIMD media accelerator
HD class 1080p encode/decode video engine
2D+3D Hardware Graphics Accelerators (3 GPUs, 200Mtri/s)
Memories
4GByte eMMC
1GByte (4*256MByte) DDR3 SDRAM
2MByte SPI FLASH
Media Interfaces

    LVDS interface
    HDMI 1.4a interface
    Parallel RGB interface

Data Transfer Interfaces
USB Ports:
1 x USB2.0 OTG, micro USB, high-speed, 480Mbps
-  2 x USB2.0 HOST, Type A, high-speed, 480Mbps
2 x USB2.0 HOST, 2.54mm pitch 10-pin connector, high-speed, 480Mbps
Serial Port: 1  x RS232 Debug serial port, micro USB connector

    TF card interface
    10M/100M/1Gbps Ethernet Interface (RJ45 jack)

Others

    Boot mode configuration interface
    1 DC Jack
    1 Reset button
    Expansion connectors (2.54mm 2*20-pin SMT Female Pin Header) bring out signals below:
    - AUDMUX (Digital Audio Multiplexer);
    - Two channel CAN;
    - ECSPI2 (Enhanced Configurable SPI);
    - Two channel I2C;
    - Camera/ Parallel, 8bit or 10bit;
    - KPP (Keypad Port);
    - PWM (Pulse Width Modulation);
    - GPMI (General Purpose Memory Interface);
    - SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface);
    - Four channel UARTs;
    - USDHC1 (Ultra Secured Digital Host Controller)
    - ESAI (Enhanced Serial Audio Interface)

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Re: Yet another ARM based mini-PC that can run Android & Ubuntu - Mele A1000
« Reply #156 on: April 09, 2013, 11:23:39 pm »
That board looks interesting, I seem to recall seeing it going for $99 somewhere.
The Parallella $99 linux supercomputer is getting ready for the masses too, Though the real world performance is remaining to see, I have high hopes for this board.
They even have the Parallella Reference Manual here and you can reserve Your Parallella Board Now

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Things seems to have moved on at Cubieboard since last time looked at their site.
They have introduced yet another different PCB model, which is named CubieTruck. Here is the hardware features:

Hardware Features:

1、AllWinnerTech SOC A20,ARM® Cortex™-A7 Dual-Core,ARM® Mali400 MP2 Complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
2、1GB/2GB DDR3@480MHz
3、HDMI&VGA 1080P display output on-board
4、10M/100M/1G Ethernet
5、Wifi+BT wireless connection with antenna on-board
6、SATA 2.0 interface support 2.5’ HDD,(for 3.5’ HDD, only need another 12V power input)
7、Storage solution:NAND+MicroSD or TSD+ MicroSD or 2*MicroSD
8、2 x USB HOST,1 x OTG,1 x Toslink (SPDIF Optical),1 x IR,4 x LEDs,1 Headphone,3 x Keys
9、Power:DC5V @ 2.5A with HDD,support Li-battery & RTC
10、54 extended pins including I2S, I2C, SPI, CVBS, LRADC x2,UART, PS2, PWMx2, TS/CSI, IRDA, LINEIN&FMIN&MICIN, TVINx4 with 2.0 pitch connectors
11、PCB size:11cm *8cm*1.4mm,very suite for installing a 2.5’ HDD

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Finally, one that ticks ALL the boxes .. wonders to himself if it will be overpriced ?
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