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Orange PI PC board

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:

CPUH3 Quad-core Cortex-A7 H.265/HEVC 4K
GPUMali400MP2 GPU @600MHz·Supports OpenGL ES 2.0
RAM1GB DDR3 (shared with GPU)
StorageTF card (Max. 64GB)
Network10/100M Ethernet RJ45
Audio InputMicrophone
Audio OutputJack 3.5 mm and HDMI
USB portsThree USB 2.0 HOST, one USB 2.0 OTG
Low level Periphericals40 Pins Header,compatibile with layout Raspberry Pi B+
GPIO(1x3) pinUART, ground
LEDPower Led and Status Led
KeyIR 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:

  1. Openelec : Media center usage linux distribution.
  2. 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.