In this article we describe an ARM mini pc, similar to Rasperry PI, but cheaper.
Looking at the manufacturer website
we put in evidence the main features of the board:
|CPU||H3 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 4K|
|GPU||Mali400MP2 GPU @600MHz·Supports OpenGL ES 2.0|
|RAM||1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)|
|Storage||TF card (Max. 64GB)|
|Network||10/100M Ethernet RJ45|
|Audio Output||Jack 3.5 mm and HDMI|
|USB ports||Three USB 2.0 HOST, one USB 2.0 OTG|
|Low level Periphericals||40 Pins Header,compatibile with layout Raspberry Pi B+|
|GPIO(1x3) pin||UART, ground|
|LED||Power Led and Status Led|
|Key||IR input, POWER|
This board belongs to a products family using the same soc, but with different accessories (mmc, ram, network, etc). This model is available for the purchase also from the manufacturer site.
For this device we have various Linux distribution, available from the manufacturer site, but we focus on the following flavours:
- Openelec : Media center usage linux distribution.
- Armbian: Server/desktop Linux image.
About point 1 informations are available at the following web site:
while from Armbian site we can dowload the Armbian Orange PI image:
In next blogs we’ll treat the installation, compilation of these Linux images on Orange PI PC board.