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LinkSprite Arches ( was called pcDuino8 Beta) is a high performance, cost effective single board computer
Run operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android
Powered by an octa-core Allwinner H8 8-Core Cortex-A7 application processor
Technical support dedicated
pcDuino8 Uno is a high performance, cost effective single board computer. It runs operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android. pcDuino8 Uno has HDMI interface to output its graphic desktop screen. It could support multi-format 1080p 60fps video decoder and 1080p 30fps H.265/HEVC video encoder with its built-in hardware video processing engine. It targets specially the fast growing demands from the open source community. pcDuino8 Uno provides easy-to-use tool chains and is compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields.
Items: Details CPU: AllWinner H8 8-Core Cortex-A7 @ 2.0GHz GPU: Power VR SG544 @720MHz DRAM: DDR3 1GB Onboard Storage: microSD card slot for up to 32GB Network Interface: Gbps RJ45 OS: Ubuntu 14; Android 4.4 Video Output: HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support HDMI: 1 x HDMI 1.4 Audio Output: 1 x 3.5mm analog audio interface IR: 1 x Infrared Receiver (Not populated, user can post-install) Camera: MIPI USB: 1 x USB Host, 1 x USB OTG Power: 5V, 2000mA Micro USB Overall Size: 3 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ Arduino extension interface: Arduino sockets, same as Arduino Uno; 14x GPIO, 2xPWM, 1x UART, 1x SPI 1x I2C; 6xADC (extra module needed to provide ADC)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the easiest to use mini-PC or single-board computer in existence today if you want to do hardware hacking with GPIO pins from the comfort of a modern Debian environment and all the languages it supports.
The wifi is onboard and the dual core Allwinner A20 is fast enough to run Chromium and a lightweight IDE, making development on the board itself a pleasure.
I bought this because I'm using an Arduino Mega, but it won't have enough RAM to do what I want. Large int arrays will be used. So, I'll use the Arduino for motor control and wheel encoder interrupts, and use the pdDuino as the main processing power.
This is a powerful board capable of running either Ubuntu Linux with all significant utilities, or an Android Operating System. Performance of this 8 Core processor (with separate multicore graphics processors) is tremendous, in my "un-bench-marked" personal observation the responses of this board seemed at least as good as my fast 3 GHZ i5 Dell laptop. To obtain maximum benefit from this powerful single board Linux or Android System you need to have a 1080P capable monitor, and standard USB Mouse and Keyboard. Linux apps must be compiled for the ARM architecture if you wish to add packages that are not part of the standard Linux distribution--in most cases you can simply sudo apt-get install "package name". In android apps install from the Google Play store.
I highly recommend this powerful board as an introduction to embedded Linux or as a standalone desktop computer.
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