Announcing Strategic Partnership with Allwinner on UltraOctaA80 Based pcDuino8
LinkSprite, a leading provider of open source hardware and design service, and Allwinner, a leading fabless design company, announced that they team up to develop next generation pcDuino, pcDuino8, based on Allwinner’s UltraOctaA80 chipset, world’s first ARM® big.LITTLE™ octa-core heterogeneous SoC chip with lightning-fast PowerVR 64-core G6230 GPU from Imagination Technologies.LinkSprite will be Allwinner’s earliest access partner to develop a product based on A80 to address the makers’ community.
“We are very excited about what Allwinner A80 can offer, and surely pcDuino8 will be the next favorite single board computer that will deliver both computational power and hardware interface flexibility. pcDuino8 will fit right into our customers that are in desperate need of computing power, and shy of power consumption”,said Jingfeng Liu, LinkSprite’s CEO.
“Allwinner has contributed to open source projects since open-sourcing the single-core Allwinner A10’s code in 2011 and joined Linaro as a founding member of Digital Home Group in 2014” Said Jack Lee, Chief Marketing Officer of Allwinner, “ We are glad to further strengthen the relationship with community by collaborating with pcDuino to provide UltraOcta A80 powered pcDuino 8 to benefit community developers as well as industrial users”.
About Allwinner and A80
Allwinner Technology is a leading fabless design company dedicated to smart application processor SoCs and smart analog ICs. Its product line includes multi-core application processors for smart devices and smart power management ICs used by brands worldwide.
A80 packed octa-core big.LITTLE CortexTM-A15/7 architecture in a 28nm process,Allwinner’s UltraOcta processor is slated to bring premium performance devices to consumers at lower price points, opening new market spaces and driving value innovation opportunities across tablets, OTT media players, notebook PCs, all-in-ones, and even smart TVs.
More information on Allwinner A80 http://www.allwinnertech.com/en/clq/processora/2014/0223/261.html
About LinkSprite and pcDuino
LinkSprite Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Longmont, CO, manufactures and sells open source software and hardware products, such as pcDuino, and accessories for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. LinkSprite also provides manufacturing services for makers and small businesses.
pcDuino is a single board computer (SBC) that can be used for entertainment, education, and DIY. It uses standard ArduinoTM headers so that sensors, actuators, and communications module can be easily installed on pcDuino. It is targeting the makers’ community and small business. The advent of pcDuino core board can help customers move from prototyping to production in a fairly short amount of time.