November 28, 2014

LinkSprite Arches

LinkSprite Arches (used to call pcDuino8) is a high performance, cost effective single board computer. It runs operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android.  Arches is powered by an octa-core Allwinner A80 application processor.





A80 Block Diagram:


Hardware Specifications

Items Details
CPU AllWinner A80 SoC,Octa-core big.LITLE CortexTM-A15/7 CPU architecture
GPU PowerVR 64-core G6230
Onboard Storage 8GB Flash, microSD card (TF) slot for up to 64GB
Video Output HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support, up to 4K resolution
  • Android 4.4
  • Lbuntu (Right now only works in monitor supports 1080p)
Hardware headers 2.54mm spaced hardware headers
Network interface
  • Ethernet 10M/100M/1Gbps
  • Built-in WiFi
Audio out
  • 3.5mm analog audio interface
Bluetooth Integrated Bluetooth and Wifi module
IR IR receiver
JTAG  1 x JTAG Interface
Camera CSI
USB 1 x USB 3.0 OTG, 2 x USB 2.0 host
Power 5V, (4A, if current not enough, the board will keep reseting)

Hardware Headers:




Arches doesn’t work with the  HDMI to VGA or DVI cables that doesn’t have external power supply as the HDMI port cannot provide enough current to power it up.




           Image download page


            WiFI module datasheet


Application Notes

          XBMC/Kodi on Arches with Kodi

2 thoughts on “LinkSprite Arches

  • Will we see a real pcDuino(“mini PC+Arduino” in Mr.Liu’s words) 8?

    I am promoting pcDuino, among other boards, in my country with my blog RasPiMAX and asociated web, for mainly educational purposses with a couple of projects: miniMET (a weather station) and miniPC (board boxed with fan, lipo battery, charger and power suply board inside)

    So looking to the incoming A80 products, I do miss a lot Arduino headers and SATA port on Arches.
    Are you leaving that?

    Anyway thank you very much for pcDuino, my personal selection for my projects.
    BTW, I have a dedicated page about you:
    pcDuino on, with analysis and tutorials about pcDuino3 and 3 nano (still in construction).

    Best regards,
    Fernando Asanza

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