CubieBoard2 is a seamless update version in hardware with dual core CPU and GPU. The main chipset Allwinner A20 is almost Pin-to-Pin with A10, So Cubieboard2 and Cubieboard1 share the same PCB design. It is open source hardware very suit for developers,geeks, makers and so on. Because of the low cost main chip, rich interfaces and extended pins, and good open source software ecosystem,it has given rise to lots of creative projects and new products.
With the passage of time, more and more expansion boards, subboards, modules, and development tools are available. Thanks to the community and the creative teams all over the world, Cubieboard2 is now a big open source hardware ecosystem.
Name: CubieBoard2, CB2 for short
Property: Software open source, Hardware open, Production materials closed
Owner: CubieTech Limite
Chipset: Allwinner technology A20, ARM architecture Dual-Core Cortex-A7, Mali 400 MP2
System: Android, Debian, Ubuntu and many other open source distribution…
Target: Developer, Geek, Maker, Scholar, Student, even the real product application…
Cubieboard2 is the 2nd generation product of Cubieboard series from Cubietech Limited. Cubieboard is open source hardware that targets developers, geeks, makers…It’s the same PCB model with Cubieboard1. And it is enhanced computing power with dual-core main chip.
It’s not only for development, but also can be used in various areas as core-board or controller board. Cubieboard2 integrates the most commonly used interfaces like the desktop PC but with such a small size board. There are RJ45, 2 USB, HDMI, USB OTG, Audio input and output, SATA port, Micro SD card slot, Infrared remote sensor on the board. In most cases, the interfaces are rich enough for software staffs.You only need to a 5V@2.5A power adapter to power it. HDMI display is needed to watch the systeminterface, but it’s not required anyway. You can use keyboard and/or mouse to control the system, connect ethernet cable to access network. This is the most simple situation to use it in my opinion.
If you want to take part in the development, some small tools and accessories would be needed. We usually use USB-UART cable to monitor the system running state and input some instructions. We would use USB cable to reflash the image. If you want to make system boot media, a micro SD card and USB card reader are needed as well. If you want to simulate the CPU, the JTAG subboard or TFcard board would be useful to connect the JTAG pins with the simulator.
Cubieboard2 can also be used directly into some electronics products as controller board or core board thanks to its quite rich extended pins. There are 96 pins expansion header which is 2mm pitch on the board. We can change the header’s direction before the shipment if you have this applicationrequirement. In addition, USB host port and power in connector can also be replaced by 2.0mm pitch pin headers. We think Cubieboard2 already provides very large application opportunity for makers and startup team in product development stage.
Beside above simple introduction, more and more expansion boards and tools come out, please keep an eye to the related products and news on cubieboard.org website.
1. SOC: AllWinner SOC A20, ARM® Cortex™-A7 Dual-Core，1GHz, ARM® Mali 400 MP2 complies with OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1
2. Memory: 1GB DDR3@480MHz (960MTPS)
3. Storage: NAND Flash, 4GB default, support TSD flash with SDIO interface
4. TF Card: Micro SD card slot, up to 32GB
5. SATA: Support 2.5 inch HDD/SSD up to 2TB
6. Display: HDMI Port A, HDMI V1.4a, support 1080P@60Hz resolution output
7. Ethernet: 10M/100M RJ45
8. IR: Infrared remote receiver Philips standard
9. Audio: Support 3.5 headphone jack for Audio output, Support 3.5 jack for Line-In
10. Power: DCIN 5V@2.5A power, Support USB power input
11. Keys: Power key, Uboot key for reflashing the ROM
12. LEDs: Power Led x 1, User Led x 2
13. Extended: I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS for LCD, CSI/TS for camera, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS output, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, RTP, and some more
Operating Temperature: -20℃~70℃
Environment Friendly: RoHS
Radio Standard: Fcc & CE compatible
Board Size: 100mm*60mm*18mm
Packing Weight: 180g
Packing Size: 146mm*100mm*68mm
Technical Website: http://cubieboard.org/
Resources and Materials: http://cubieboard.org/model/cb2/
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