November 28, 2014

LinkSprite Acadia

LinkSprite Acadia  is powered by i.MX6 Quad. It can adapt to a variety of harsh environments and applications. i.MX6 is based on the ARM Cortex -A9 highly scalable architecture.  LinkSprite Acadia  has HDMI interface to output its graphic desktop screen. It  could support multi-format 2048*1536 display. It targets specially the fast growing demands from the open source community and industry application.  LinkSprite Acadia provides easy-to-use tool chains and is compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields.


Hardware Specifications

Items Details
CPU Freescale Quad ARM Cortex A9 based solution up to 1.2GHz
GPU OpenGL/ES 2. x 3D accelerator with OpenCL EP support and OpenVG 1.1 acceleration
Onboard Storage
  • microSD card (TF) slot for up to 128GB
  • 2 x TF card slots
Video Output HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Android 4.4
Arduino extension interface Arduino sockets, same as Arduino UNO
14xGPIO, 2xPWM, 6xADC, 1xUART, 1xSPI, 1xI2C
Network interface
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
Audio out
  • 3.5mm analog audio interface
  • Dedicated WM8962 Audio CODEC from Wolfson
IR IR receiver
SATA SATA Host socket
  • 1 x MIPI
  • 1 x CSI
USB 2 x USB host, 1xUSB OTG
Power 5V, 2000mA
Working Temperature -20 degree C to +70 degree C
Overall Size 4.72″ x 2.56″

 Software Specifications

Items Description
  • Ubuntu 12.04  (default password of root: linaro)
  • Android 4.4
  • English
  • All the arduino shield pins are accessible with the provided API
  • It consists of API to access the following interfaces:
    • UART
    • ADC
    • PWM
    • GPIO
    • I2C
    • SPI
Programming language support
  • C, C++ with GNU tool chain
  • Java with standard Android SDK
  • Python


Arcadia 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.

Note: Acadia powers from the DC barrel port with center positive (5V/2A). Not from the USB port.  


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