More Pi wannabies

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More Pi wannabies

Post by ahull » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:35 am

Another Alwinner based Pi like SOC board.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/07/07/ ... ialnetwork
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Post by martinayotte » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:07 pm

Interesting !!!

It should even be price competitive against OrangePi-One ...

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Post by ahull » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:56 pm

Smaller tiny Pi.... but not sure of the price.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2016/07/18 ... le-module/
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Post by RogerClark » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:07 pm

Looks like its only really intended to be used as a camera input device.

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Post by martinayotte » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:29 pm

Yes, it is even named ArduCAM ...

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Post by zoomx » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:55 am

It lacks the connector for small TFT LCD panels. Maybe it is not important as in the RaspberryPi but without it you can't build portable cameras, a possible use for this board.

Edit: the main site is here
http://www.arducam.com/

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Post by ahull » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:00 am

zoomx wrote:It lacks the connector for small TFT LCD panels. Maybe it is not important as in the RaspberryPi but without it you can't build portable cameras, a possible use for this board.
True, but it does appear to have a TV output (presumably composite video), and an unpopulated 16 way GPIO header of some sort. It is also a modular construction, with the SOC on a daughter board, which makes for some other interesting possibilities.
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Post by stevestrong » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:10 am

I wouldn't wonder when these tiny boards would have problem with power dissipation...
Even with 5W (5V 1A) consumption they would be pretty hot.
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Post by ahull » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:48 pm

stevestrong wrote:I wouldn't wounder when these tiny boards would have problem with power dissipation...
Even with 5W (5V 1A) consumption they would be pretty hot.
I agree.. that little SOC could probably do with a little passive cooling at the very least. Most mobiles have some metal in them to act as a heatsink.
More of a problem if you overclock however.
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Post by zoomx » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:10 pm

ahull wrote:True, but it does appear to have a TV output (presumably composite video), and an unpopulated 16 way GPIO header of some sort. It is also a modular construction, with the SOC on a daughter board, which makes for some other interesting possibilities.
Yes, it has a composite video out but TFT modules doesn't have this input so you have to add it to the module. A little bad :(

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