Allwinner's octa-core A80 SoC tightens its SBC grip · LinuxGizmos.com. Cubietruck review. Technical specs Operating system: Android 4.2.2 pre-loaded in NAND Processor: AllWinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 1GHz Graphics: ARM Mali 400 MP2 dual-core graphics, HDMI and VGA outputs Memory: 2GB DDR3, 8GB NAND flash storage Dimensions: 111.6mm x 88.3mm x 17.8mm Weight: 67g (excluding cables) Storage expansion: 1x MicroSD, 1x SATA.
Tutorial: Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins and Python. The GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi are a great way to interface physical devices like buttons and LEDs with the little Linux processor.
If you’re a Python developer, there’s a sweet library called RPi.GPIO that handles interfacing with the pins. In just three lines of code, you can get an LED blinking on one of the GPIO pins. Not sure if Raspberry Pi is right for you? Make:’s interactive Board Guide lets you dial into the field to find the best board for your needs. Installation The newest version of Raspbian has the RPi.GPIO library pre-installed. Cubieboard: ARM A8 CPU with SATA for Under $50. The Cubieboard brings SATA connectivity to a very low price point ARM Single Board Computer (SBC).
The board has an ARM A8, 1Gb of RAM, 4Gb of Flash storage, HDMI output, and a whole bunch of IO pins. A recent update, the Cubieboard2 is now out, which replaces the Allwinner A10 CPU from the original Cubieboard (single A8 core) with a dual core Allwinner A20 (two A7 ARM cores). Given the Allwinner A10 CPU is an A8 core it might perform slightly better in single threaded tests per clock than the A7 cores in the Allwinner A20 CPU. Jack.minardi.org : Replace Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync and a Raspberry Pi. Notes Everywhere source I like to take long running notes, jotting down an idea here and there when one pops up.
I never know which devices I will have with me, so I like to have these notes synced across all of them. Previously I had been using the Chrome plugin QuickNote which is a light weight interface on top of the diigo cloud service. I had been using it for about two years and never had a problem until a few days ago. Enter BitTorrent Sync BitTorrent Sync is a free utility that uses the bittorrent protocol to keep folders in sync across devices. While Dropbox requires you to keep a copy of your data on their servers, btsync never requires your data to inhabit a device you do not own.
First we will set up the Pi as the central server and then we will connect our devices to it. Installing BitTorrent Sync on the Raspberry Pi NOTE: I am using Raspbian Wheezy, but I suspect these ideas will translate to other operating systems. Perspectives From Linaro Connect – ARM Servers, Now! – From Larry Wikelius, Co-Founder and VP Ecosystems, Calxeda: The most recent Linaro Connect (Linaro Connect Asia 2013 – LCA), held in Hong Kong the first week of March, really put a spotlight on the incredible momentum around ARM based technology and products moving into the Data Center.
Yes – you read that correctly – the DATA CENTER! When Linaro was originally launched almost three years ago the focus was exclusively on the mobile and client market – where ARM has and continues to be dominant. However, as Calxeda has demonstrated, the opportunity for the ARM architecture goes well beyond devices that you carry in your pocket. Calxeda was a key driver in the formation of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG), which was publicly launched at the previous LinaroConnect event in Copenhagen in early November, 2012. Linaro Connect is proving to be a tremendous catalyst for the the growing eco-system around the ARM software community as a whole and the server segment in particular. Pidora - Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix. GlossaryOfTerms - Linaro Wiki. Many terms used by Linaro aren't always known or understood outside of the organization.
In an effort to help fill this gap and create an on-going knowledge base we have created this page. Arch Linux ARM. Baseboard Available. George Ioakimedes of IO Technologies, LLC (a USA based company) is announcing the availability of their Baseboard for Cubieboard.
This is a very important addition to the Cubieboard community. As George explains it. “A Baseboard is a developer board and, like the Cubieboard, is very extensible and can connect to a variety of devices including sensors. To simplify the connection to additional devices, it is common to have an additional printed circuit called daughterboard or baseboard. Cubie Board quick look, compared to Raspberry Pi. I just got my hands on a new low-priced ARM board, similar to the über famous Rapsberry Pi : the Cubie Board.
Let's see what's in the box, and how both boards compare. What's a Cubie Board? It's a small, low-priced ARM board (i.e. micro computer), aiming at delivering the most power for the price. From the official site: 1G ARM cortex-A8 processor, NEON, VFPv3, 256KB L2 cacheMali400, OpenGL ES GPU512M/1GB DDR3 @480MHzHDMI 1080p Output10/100M Ethernet4Gb Nand Flash2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 ir96 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. Cubieboard anyone? Ok, I now can confirm that the video output does work with stock kernel: If I start X with xf86-video-fbdev driver, I do get an output.
I guess I simply have to configure Arch to display tty's on the framebuffer. But I have absolutely no idea how to do that. Shouldn't be fbcon be compiled in kernel and there I always get a console? Cubieboard. Last friday, my CubieBoard arrived.
I only had time today to play around with it. First of all, it turned out to be a 512 MB version. I was under the impression the CubieBoards from the Indiegogo campaign were the 1 GB version. Anyhow, let’s get started. Since it is an Allwinner A10 based device, it *should* work as follows: Prepare the SD card as for a Mele A100 and replace the script.bin file with the adequate version. The package included an USB to 3.3 Volt serial cable. Connected to the serial console… nothing!!! Now…. So… connected to the correct serial port, I see an u-boot prompt, the usual countdown till boot.
Cubieboard - Pete's Blog. After playing around a lot with my 2 Raspberry Pis and being pretty satisfied with it, today I received my Cubieboard. Cubieboard Unboxing and Quick Start Guide. I’ve received another cool board this week with the Cubieboard development board. As a quick reminder, the Cubieboard is the only proper low cost AllWinner A10 development board available, and comes with 512MB/1GB RAM, 4GB NAND Flash, 10/100 MBit Ethernet, HDMI output, 2x USB Host port, 1x USB OTG port, a microSD socket, a SATA interface, an IR sensor and 2 headers to access extra pins such as GPIOs, I2C, SPI,VGA pins, CVBS pins etc… CubieTech had a successful Indiegogo campaign where the 1GB board was available for $59 including worldwide shipping (and as low as $19 for early birds), and you can now buy it from resellers.
Cubieboard - linux-sunxi. Cubieboard is a small (10x6cm), hacker friendly, extendable and very low-cost while powerful ARM board with Allwinner A10 SoC. The board helpfully reads "Cubietech" "Cubieboard.org" and has an A10 chip on it. :) Current status The cubieboard is well represented within the main sunxi developer community and has excellent support both in u-boot as well as 3.4 and mainline kernels. Images Cubietech also has a bunch of official firmwares available on their download page.