Friday, June 21, 2013

cubieboard - open ARM box

Cubieboard is a low cost high performance ARM board, featuring the following:

The Cubieboard is powered by the popular Allwinner A10 SOC combining a low power ARM Cortex A8 CPU and Mali400 GPU
The Cubieboard comes with SATA support, making it a great solution for low powered servers
The Cubieboard comes with a range of IO, including USB, HDMI, IR, serial, Ethernet, SATA, and a 96 pin extended interface to the SOC
The Cubieboard comes with a wide range of optional extras, such as a case, serial to USB cable, and much more

  • 1G ARM cortex-A8 processor, NEON, VFPv3, 256KB L2 cache
  • Mali400, OpenGL ES GPU
  • 1GB DDR3 @480MHz
  • HDMI 1080p Output
  • 10/100M Ethernet
  • 4GB Nand Flash
  • 2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 ir
  • 96 extend pin including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP..
  • Running Android, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions


What can cubieboard be used for

Lightweight Linux Desktop - With USB mouse and keyboard and HDMI monitor to cubieboard, you can use it as a light weight linux desktop. Cubieboard support most of the ARM linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Arch ARM Linux, Puppy etc.
Android TV - Connect wifi dongle and the wireless air mouse to cubieboard, and HDMI output to TV. You can enjoy Android with Youtube, Netflix and many more apps on cubieboard.
NAS - Cubieboard can drive 2.5 inch hard disk, you can use it as a home network file server.
Home Automation - There are 96 pin expansion headers on cubieboard, most of them can be used as GPIO. With network access, you can control a lot of things.