OLinuXino

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OLinuXino Open Source Hardware Linux computer

OLinuXino is an open hardware single-board computer capable of running Android or Linux designed by OLIMEX Ltd in Bulgaria.

The project's goal was to design DIY friendly industrial-grade Linux board which everyone can reproduce at home. It leverages widely-available hand-solderable components which are reasonable to purchase in low quantities, housed in TQFP packages. The project's CAD files are hosted on GitHub, allowing everyone to study and customize them according to their needs. Initially OLinuXino was designed with EAGLE. In March 2016 the first boards designed with KiCad became available as OLIMEX Ltd announced plans on switching development to Open Source CAD tools.[1]

iMX233[edit]

iMX233-OLinuXino Development Timeline
Start of development 7 March 2012[2]
PCB routing complete 23 March 2012[3]
First 10 prototypes available 17 April 2012[4]
iMX233-OLinuXino Variants
iMX233-OLinuXino- NANO MICRO MINI MINI-WIFI MAXI
Processor i.MX233 ARM926J @ 454Mhz i.MX233 ARM926J @ 454Mhz i.MX233 ARM926J @ 454MHz i.MX233 ARM926J @ 454MHz i.MX233 ARM926J @ 454MHz
RAM 64MB 64MiB 64MB 64MB 64MB
Storage MicroSD-card connector SD-card connector SD-card connector SD-card connector SD-card connector
Video Output None TV PAL/NTSC TV PAL/NTSC TV PAL/NTSC TV PAL/NTSC
Audio Input None None Stereo Stereo Stereo
Audio Output None None Stereo Headphones Stereo Headphones Stereo Headphones
USB High Speed Hosts 1 1 3 3 2
Ethernet None None None None 100 Mbit/s
Wireless Module None None None RTL8188CU None
Buttons 3 3 2 2 2
UEXT Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
GPIO pins 2x24 2x30 40 40 40
Power Input ? ? 6-16 VDC 6-16 VDC 6-16 VDC
Dimensions (PCB) 3.00" x 0.8" (76.2 mm x 20.3 mm) 3.00" x 1.70" (76.2 mm x 43.2 mm) 3.70" x 2.15" (94.0 mm x 54.6 mm) 3.70" x 2.15" (94.0 mm x 54.6 mm) 3.70" x 2.15" (94.0 mm x 54.6 mm)
Dimensions (Nominal) 3.40" x 0.8" (86.4 mm x 20.3 mm) 3.40" x 1.70" (86.4 mm x 43.2 mm) 3.70" x 2.65" (94.0 mm x 67.3 mm) 3.70" x 2.65" (94.0 mm x 67.3 mm) 3.70" x 2.65" (94.0 mm x 67.3 mm)
Notes
  • U_DEBUG pin headers
  • 3.7V Li-Po battery connector and built-in battery charger
  • Breadboard compatible
  • JTAG pads for bare-board programming
  • Weight: 0.5 ounce (~14 grams)
Board is shaped to fit inside Pactec JM42 plastic box Board is shaped to fit inside Pactec JM42 plastic box Board is shaped to fit inside Pactec JM42 plastic box

A13[edit]

The Chinese company Allwinner released in April 2012 Cortex-A8 SoC in TQFP package, this was spotted immediately by OLinuXino developers and they start working on OLinuXino board based on A13 [5] Three OLinuXino boards with A13 processor were released:


A13-OLinuXino Variants
A13- OLinuXino-MICRO OLinuXino OLinuXino-WIFI
CPU Allwinner A13 SoC with Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz Allwinner A13 SoC with Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz Allwinner A13 SoC with Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz
GPU Mali-400 Mali-400 Mali-400
RAM 256 MiB (128 Mbit x 16) 512 MiB (2 x 256Mbit x 8) 512 MiB (2 x 256Mbit x 8)
Storage SD-card connector for booting Linux image SD-card connector for booting optional Linux images SD-card connector for booting optional Linux images

4 GB NAND flash Android OS ready-to-use in the NAND memory

Video Output VGA

LCD signals available on connector so LCD can still be used if VGA/HDMI is disabled

VGA

LCD signals available on connector so LCD can still be used if VGA/HDMI is disabled

VGA

LCD signals available on connector so LCD can still be used if VGA/HDMI is disabled

Audio Input Microphone input pads (no connector) Microphone Microphone
Audio Output Yes Yes Yes
USB High Speed Hosts 1 USB host

1 USB OTG which can power the board

3 + 1 USB hosts
  • 3 available for users
  • 1 leads to onboard pinout

1 USB OTG which can power the board

3 + 1 USB hosts
  • 3 available for users
  • 1 for WIFI RTL8188CU 802.11n 150 Mbit module

1 USB OTG which can power the board

Ethernet No No No
Wireless Module No No RTL8188CU 802.11n 150 Mbit
Buttons 1 5 for Android navigation 5 for Android navigation
UEXT Yes Yes Yes
GPIO pins 68/74 pins and these signals:
  • 17 for adding NAND flash;
  • 22 for connecting LCDs;
  • 20+4 including 8 GPIOs which can be input, output, interrupt sources;
  • 3x I2C;
  • 2x UARTs;
  • SDIO2 for connecting SDcards and modules;
  • 5 system pins: +5 V, +3.3 V, GND, RESET, NMI
68/74 pins and these signals:
  • 17 for adding NAND flash;
  • 22 for connecting LCDs;
  • 20+4 including 8 GPIOs which can be input, output, interrupt sources;
  • 3x I2C;
  • 2x UARTs;
  • SDIO2 for connecting SD cards and modules;
  • 5 system pins: +5 V, +3.3 V, GND, RESET, NMI
68/74 pins and these signals:
  • 17 for adding another NAND flash;
  • 22 for connecting LCDs;
  • 20+4 including 8 GPIOs which can be input, output, interrupt sources;
  • 3x I2C;
  • 2x UARTs;
  • SDIO2 for connecting SD cards and modules;
  • 5 system pins: +5 V, +3.3 V, GND, RESET, NMI
RTC No PCF8536 PCF8536
Power Input 5 VDCin, noise-reduction 6-16 VDCin, noise-reduction

Battery option and connector

6-16 VDCin, noise-reduction

Battery option and connector

Dimensions (PCB) 100mm x 85mm (3.950 x 3.350") 120mm x 120mm (4.7" x 4.7") 120mm x 120mm (4.7" x 4.7")
Mount Holes 4 4 4
Notes

A10S[edit]

In November 2012, Allwinner released a new A10S processor with HDMI and Ethernet and dual-core A20 processor. The A13 has no native Ethernet capability, so the A10S processor was chosen for new OLinuXino boards. [6]

A10S-OLinuXino Variants
Board Name A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO / A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO-4GB
CPU A10S Cortex-A8 processor @ 1GHz
GPU Mali-400, NEON
RAM 512 MB
Storage
  • MicroSD
  • SD/MMC
  • MICRO-4GB version has 4 GB NAND Flash memory
Video Output
  • HDMI with ESD protectors
  • LCD connector compatible with Olimex 4.3, 7.0, 10.1" LCD modules
  • Composite TV-output on connector (not populated)
Audio Input Microphone input on connector (not populated)
Audio Output Yes
USB High Speed Hosts
  • USB High-speed host with power control and current limiter
  • USB-OTG with power control and current limiter
Ethernet 100 Mbit/s
Wireless No
UEXT Yes
GPIO 50 GPIOs on 3 GPIO connectors
Power Input 5Vin, noise-reduction
Dimensions (PCB) 4.0 x 3.2" (101.6mm x 81.28mm)
Mount Holes 4
Notes
  • DEBUG-UART connector for console debug with USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F
  • STATUS LED
  • Power LED
  • 2 KB EEPROM for MAC address and other storage
  • 5 BUTTONS with ANDROID functionality + BOOT/REC and POWER buttons
  • JTAG-DEBUG connector (not populated)
  • UART1 connector (not populated)

A20[edit]

A20-OLinuXino Variants
A20-OLinuXino- MICRO MICRO-4GB LIME LIME-4GB LIME2 LIME2-n4GB LIME2-n8GB LIME2-e4GB
CPU Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1GHz
GPU Dual-core Mali 400 GPU
RAM 1 GB DDR3 512 MB DDR3 1 GB DDR3
Storage:SATA SATA connector with 5 V SATA power jack
Storage:MicroSD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage:SD/MMC Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Storage:NAND Flash No 4 GB No 4 GB No 4 GB 8 GB No
Storage:eMMc No No No No No No No 4 GB
Video Output
  • 1080p@?Hz
  • HDMI output with ESD protectors
  • VGA via 6-pin 1.25mm (0.05") step connector
  • LCD connector compatible with Olimex 4.3", 7.0", 10.1" LCD modules
  • 1080p@?Hz
  • LCD connector compatible with 4.3", 7.0", 10.1" LCD modules from Olimex
Audio Input Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Audio Output Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
USB High Speed Hosts
  • 2 x USB High-speed host with power control and current limiter
  • USB-OTG with power control and current limiter
Ethernet 100 Mbit/s 100 Mbit/s 100 Mbit/s 100 Mbit/s 1 Gbit/s 1 Gbit/s 1 Gbit/s 1 Gbit/s
Wireless No No No No No No No No
UEXT 2 2 ? ? ? ? ? ?
GPIO 160 GPIOs on three GPIO connectors 160 GPIOs on four GPIO connectors
Power Input
  • 6-16 VDCin, noise-reduction
  • LiPo Battery connector, charging
Dimensions (PCB) 5.6 x 3.250" (142.24mm x 82.55mm) 84mm x 60mm
Mount Holes 4
Notes
  • A20 is not industrial grade (-25 to +85 °C) but 0 to +70 °C
  • DEBUG-UART connector for console debug with USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F
  • GPIO LED
  • Battery charge status LED
  • Power LED
  • 2 KB EEPROM for MAC address storage and more
  • 10 buttons with Android functionality + RESET button
  • DEBUG-UART connector for console debug with USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F
  • GPIO LED
  • Battery charge status LED
  • Power LED
  • 2 KB EEPROM for MAC address storage and more
  • 3 buttons with Android functionality + RESET button

A64[edit]

A64-OLinuXino Variants
A64-OlinuXino- 1G0G 1G4GW 2G16G-IND
CPU Allwinner A64 - 1.2 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit Allwinner A64 - 1.2 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit Allwinner A64 - 1.2 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit
GPU Mali400 MP2 Mali400 MP2 Mali400 MP2
RAM 1GB DDR3L @ 672Mhz 1GB DDR3L @ 672Mhz 2GB DDR3L @ 672Mhz
Storage MicroSD card connector for cards up to 32GB
  • MicroSD card connector for cards up to 32GB
  • 4 GB eMMc memory
  • MicroSD card connector for cards up to 32GB
  • 16 GB eMMc memory
Video Output
  • HDMI
  • LCD output on 40-pin ribbon cable connector; MIPI DSI with 20-pin ribbon connector
  • HDMI
  • LCD output on 40-pin ribbon cable connector; MIPI DSI with 20-pin ribbon connector
  • HDMI
  • LCD output on 40-pin ribbon cable connector; MIPI DSI with 20-pin ribbon connector
Audio Input Microphone input (phone jack; can be changed to Line-in and Line-out via jumpers) Microphone input (phone jack; can be changed to Line-in and Line-out via jumpers) Microphone input (phone jack; can be changed to Line-in and Line-out via jumpers)
Audio Output Headphone output (phone jack; can be changed to Line-in and Line-out via jumpers) Headphone output (phone jack; can be changed to Line-in and Line-out via jumpers) Headphone output (phone jack; can be changed to Line-in and Line-out via jumpers)
USB
  • USB-OTG support on microUSB connector
  • USB host on USB type A connector
  • USB HSIC signals available on 4-pin header drills at 0.1" step
  • USB-OTG support on microUSB connector
  • USB host on USB type A connector
  • USB HSIC signals available on 4-pin header drills at 0.1" step
  • USB-OTG support on microUSB connector
  • USB host on USB type A connector
  • USB HSIC signals available on 4-pin header drills at 0.1" step
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless Module No Yes No
Bluetooth No Yes No
LED
  • 1x Power indication
  • 1x Battery charging status
  • 1x User-programmable
  • 1x Power indication
  • 1x Battery charging status
  • 1x User-programmable
  • 1x Power indication
  • 1x Battery charging status
  • 1x User-programmable
Buttons 3; UBOOT, RESET, POWER 3; UBOOT, RESET, POWER 3; UBOOT, RESET, POWER
UART Serial debug header with 0.1" pins Serial debug header with 0.1" pins Serial debug header with 0.1" pins
UEXT 10-pin header drills at 0.1" step for UEXT expansion 10-pin header drills at 0.1" step for UEXT expansion 10-pin header drills at 0.1" step for UEXT expansion
GPIO 40-pin header drills at 0.1" step with useful signals (like CSI camera interface and GPIOs) 40-pin header drills at 0.1" step with useful signals (like CSI camera interface and GPIOs) 40-pin header drills at 0.1" step with useful signals (like CSI camera interface and GPIOs)
SPI Optional SPI Flash on SO8 connector Optional SPI Flash on SO8 connector Optional SPI Flash on SO8 connector
RTC RTC battery expansion: pad provided for powering the RTC of AXP803 RTC battery expansion: pad provided for powering the RTC of AXP803 RTC battery expansion: pad provided for powering the RTC of AXP803
Power Input
  • 5V external power supply (barrel connector)
  • 3.7 Li-Po battery with charger and connector
  • 5V external power supply (barrel connector)
  • 3.7 Li-Po battery with charger and connector
  • 5V external power supply (barrel connector)
  • 3.7 Li-Po battery with charger and connector
Dimensions (PCB) (90.0 x 62.5)mm ~= (3.5 x 2.5)" (90.0 x 62.5)mm ~= (3.5 x 2.5)" (90.0 x 62.5)mm ~= (3.5 x 2.5)"
Mount Holes 4 4 4
Notes Industrial grade components (capable of operating between -40 and +85°C)

Operating systems[edit]

Officially supported:

Third party:

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