15 USD ARM Cortex A8 Linux Computer by Rhombus Tech

2011-Dec-18 | Tags: SoCembeddedraspberrypi

Linux on ARMMany of you already probably know about the Raspberry Pi Foundation 25 USD ARM Linux Computer. Rhombus Tech, another non-profit organization, is planning to design a 15 USD ARM Linux computer (excluding casing, power supply, shipping, VAT and custom duties) that the company claims would be at least 3 times faster that the Raspberry Pi.

This computer would be an EOMA-PCMCIA CPU card powered by an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex A8 CPU clocked at 1.5ghz. Here are the (expected) specifications of this board:

  • Approximately Credit-card size format (56mm x 90mm)
  • An Allwinner A10, 1.5ghz ARM Cortex A8
  • 1GB of RAM
  • At least 1gb of NAND Flash (possibly up to 16gb)
  • Operation as a stand-alone computer (USB-OTG powered)
  • 2160p (double 1080p) Video playback
  • MALI 400MP 3D Graphics, OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant.
  • HDMI, Micro-SD, Headphones Socket,
  • EOMA-PCMCIA-compliant interfaces (RGB/TTL, I2C, USB2, SATA-II, 10/100 Eth)
  • Expansion Header (similar to Beagleboard, IMX53QSB, Origen etc.)


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