Thursday, September 10, 2015


The ODROID-C1+ is esteemed to be the most powerful low-cost single board computer available, as well as being an extremely versatile device. Featuring a quad-core Amlogic processor, advanced Mali GPU, and Gigabit Ethernet, it can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more.

Some of the modern operating systems that run on the ODROID-C1+ are Ubuntu, Android, Fedora, ARCHLinux, Debian, and OpenELEC, with thousands of free open-source software packages available. The ODROID-C1+ is an ARM device -- the most widely used architecture for mobile devices and embedded 32-bit computing. The ARM processor’s small size, reduced complexity and low power consumption makes it very suitable for miniaturized devices such as wearables and embedded controllers.

* Amlogic ARM® Cortex®-A5(ARMv7) 1.5Ghz quad core CPUs
* Mali™-450 MP2 GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 enabled for Linux and Android)
* 1Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM
* Gigabit Ethernet
* 40pin GPIOs + 7pin I2S
* eMMC4.5 HS200 Flash Storage slot / UHS-1 SDR50 MicroSD Card slot
* USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1 (power + data capable)
* Infrared(IR) Receiver
* Ubuntu or Android OS


ProcessorAmlogic S805 SoC ARM® Cortex®-A5 (ARMv7) 1.5GHz Quad Core ARMv7 architecture @28nm wafer
Memory1Gbyte DDR3 RAM 792Mhz
3D AcceleratorARM® Mali-450 MP2 OpenGL ES 2.0 / 1.1
Flash StorageeMMC Module Socket : eMMC module (option)
MicroSD Card Slot : 8 or 16GB MicroSD UHS-1 (option)
USB2.0 HostHigh speed standard A type connector x 4 ports
USB2.0 Device/OTGHigh Speed USB standard A type connector x 1 port
Ethernet/LAN10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 Jack (Auto-MDIX support)
Video OutputHDMI
Audio OutputHDMI
Camera InputUSB 720p(option)
Real Time ClockOn-board RTC function with a backup battery connector
IO Expansion40pin port (GPIO/UART/SPI/I2C/ADC)
7pin port (I2S)
WiFiUSB IEEE 802.11b/g/n 1T1R WLAN with Antenna (USB module) (option)
Power5V 2A Power (option)
System SoftwareUbuntu 14.04 + OpenGL ES on Kernel 3.10 LTS
Android 4.4.x on Kernel 3.10 LTS
Full source code is accessible via our Github.
PCB Size85 x 56 x 18 mm approx. (Weight : 40 gram w/o heat sink,   56 gram with heat sink)

The ODROID-C1 was superseded by the ODROID-C1+ in August 2015.

The C1+ is the latest revision of the original C1.
It replaced the original C1 in July 2015. Compared to the C1 it has :

- Standard Type-A HDMI connector
- An included heat sink on board
- An I2S bus to support HiFi audio add-on boards
- CEC function that doesn't require the RTC backup battery
- A power path from USB OTG port as well as DC barrel connector
- Improved SD-card compatibility

Because of the above changes, the original cases and heat sinks are not compatible.