pcDuino8 Allwinner A80 Development Board Announced

pcDuino8 Allwinner A80

This week LinkSprite and Allwinner have Unveiled details about a new development board they are currently developing in the form of the new next-generation pcDuino8.

The pcDuino8 will be equipped with an Allwinner A80 octa-core processor and its design using the pcDuino platform text Raspberry Pi style features and combines it with support for Arduino shields enabling developers to add customisable hardware and peripherals.

The current version in the form of the pcDuino3Is already available to purchase Fortran $77 and is powered by Allwinner A20 ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core processor supported by 1 GB of RAM with 4 GB of on-board storage.

As with the older generation the new generation pcDuino8 is expected to support Android and the Ubuntu operating system’s as well as providing developers with a number of ports for their projects including a HDMI connection, microSD card, USB port and Ethernet connectivity.

Unfortunately no specifications, pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by LinkSprite or Allwinner, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.

“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.”

For more information on the new pcDuino8 jump over to the LinkSprite website for details.

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