LinkSprite announced today the company launched a $39 single board computer, pcDuino3 nano, a new addition to its pcDuino family. As a leader in the open source hardware community, LinkSprite’s goal is to help students, hobbyists and professionals make new things, especially projects and products involving both software and hardware. “We are very excited about the low cost version of pcDuino. pcDuino3 nano offers still the most advanced features but at a greatly reduced price. We look forward to seeing many interesting projects and products built around it.”, said Jingfeng Liu, LinkSprite’s CEO.
pcDuino3 nano is a high performance, cost effective single board computer. It runs operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android. pcDuino3 nano has HDMI interface to output its graphic desktop screen. It could support multi-format 1080p 60fps video decoder and 1080p 30fps H.264 and MPEG4 video encoder with its built-in hardware video processing engine. It targets specially the fast growing demands from the open source community. pcDuino3 nano provides easy-to-use tool chains and is compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields.
The hardware specifications of pcDuino3 nano is as following. CPU: AllWinner A20 SoC, 1GHz ARM Cortex A7 Dual Core; GPU: OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1, Mali 400 Dual Core; DRAM:1GB; Onboard Storage:4GB Flash, microSD card (TF) slot for up to 32GB; Video Output: HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support; OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and 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. It also includes a SATA host connector. Compared to its full version pcDuino3, pcDuino3 nano doesn’t have LVDS LCD connector and IR, and some GPIO headers.
Software wise, it has a built-in Arduino style programming IDE and Scratch for pcDuino in additional to the programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Java, etc.
pcDuino3 nano is available at store.cutedigi.com and LinkSprite online store for purchase immediately for $39.00 each.
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
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