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.

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arches_2

 

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A80 Block Diagram:

A80-diagram

Hardware Specifications

Items Details
CPU AllWinner A80 SoC,Octa-core big.LITLE CortexTM-A15/7 CPU architecture
GPU PowerVR 64-core G6230
DRAM 2GB
Onboard Storage 8GB Flash, microSD card (TF) slot for up to 64GB
Video Output HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support, up to 4K resolution
OS
  • 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:

A80-headers

 

Note:

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.

 

Download:

 Software

           Image download page

Hardware

            WiFI module datasheet

            Schematics

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 miniMAXpc.es, 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 miniMAXpc.es, with analysis and tutorials about pcDuino3 and 3 nano (still in construction).

    Best regards,
    Fernando Asanza

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