November 28, 2014

LinkSprite pcDuino3S


pcDuino3S is a high performance, cost effective single board computer. It runs operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android.  pcDuino3S is based on pcDuino3 and has a steel enclosure. It can be used as computer, setup entertainment box, and  thin client terminal for desktop visualization. pcDuino3S 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.

Highlights & Features:

4GB Flash with Linux Ubuntu 4.12, Ethernet 10M/100Mbps, USB OTG, VNC Remote Desktop interface, HDMI 1.4, 24/7 suitable low Power consumption, high performance (Dual Core CPU 2.1 GHz) , passive Chilled.



The pcDuino 3S is a powerful, energy-saving, full-fledged MINI computer. Within a small (13cm L, T 6.5cm W, 2.5cm H), elegant and high-quality housing, it provides a 2x1GHz Dual Core CPU (AllWinner A20) for high performance. Multimedia applications in Full HD or Office applications are ideal application areas for the pcDUINO3S. It is perfect as a thin client and is also available 24/7, so suitable for operation around the clock. Thanks to its passive cooling, the pcDuino 3S works absolutely silently and is well protected against pollution. Ubuntu Linux is pre-installed. You just need to turn on your new device.


The pcDuino 3S can be run under Linux and Android. In addition, the following programming languages are supported: C, C ++, Java (with Android SDK), Python, Scratch, Remote Desktop Client, XBMC. It has an internal 4GB Flash Memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB with an additional memory card.

Hardware Specifications

Items Details
CPU AllWinner A20 SoC, 1GHz ARM Cortex A7 Dual Core
GPU OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1, Mali 400 Dual Core
Onboard Storage 4GB Flash, microSD card (TF) slot for up to 32GB
Video Output HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Android 4.2
Network interface
  • Ethernet 10M/100Mbps
Audio out
  • 3.5mm analog audio interface
USB   3 x USB host,
Power   5V, 2000mA
Overall Size  5″ x 2.5″ x 0.8″

 Software Specifications

Items Description
  • Ubuntu 12.04
  • Android 4.2
  • English
Programming language support
  • C, C++ with GNU tool chain
  • Java with standard Android SDK
  • Python
  • Scratch for pcDuino
  • Remote desktop client
  • Arduino IDE
  • XBMC



One of the USB port is USB OTG, it can be used to flash OS by following this post.


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