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ARM11 board has arrived

November 15, 2011 — BarryK
The OK6410 board that I ordered from here has arrived:

It comes with 14 CDs, including with Ubuntu, WinCE and Android. There is a catch though, most of the documentation is in Chinese. For a product that is sold internationally, and advertised in English, this is very disappointing. The main 178-page PDF file for the board, that introduces the board and explains how to use it, is in Chinese.

I looked at the website of the manufacturer of the board, but that also is Chinese only:

So, I am going to also purchase one of the "FriendlyARM" boards, which have all documentation in English. I know this as the docs are available online. These boards are very similar, in fact I should be able to apply the same techniques and get both boards working.

Now, I am going to have to think why I would want two boards. Testing a LAN maybe.

Actually, what I will do first is download the FriendlyARM documentation and see if I can apply it to the board I already have. If so, then I might not need to order the FriendlyARM board.


English site
Username: Raffy
There is a [url=]link to an English site, but am afraid the manuals are still in Chinese only. You may have better luck with the downloads page [url=]here.

Username: wuxiandianzi
"Hi Barry. 您好 I have asked for you to get english introduces. But only Chinese docments. sorry.

ARM boards
Username: Dougal
"Barry, why not get something like the PandaBoard ( or BeagleBoard/BeagleBone ( Or maybe the Linaro development board: Note that they tend to use OMAP SOCs, and TI is actually working on a kernel DRM driver for OMAP:

Re which board
Username: BarryK
"Dougal, I want a board with exact same CPU as used by the RaspberryPi, as I am compiling with optimisations specific for that CPU, as need to get max performance. Raffy, The one that I have is this, from the photo: User Manual: ...28 pages. Not as big as th 178 page manual that I have in Chinese, but enough to be very helpful. Thanks for finding that info. I'm still "off-line" but managed to get access briefly today!

Yet another ARM
Username: gjuhasz
"This is my lovely ARM machine: 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 3 (v6l) BogoMIPS : 255.59 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 6TEJ CPU variant : 0x1 CPU part : 0xb36 CPU revision : 3 Cache type : write-back Cache clean : cp15 c7 ops Cache lockdown : format C Cache format : Harvard I size : 16384 I assoc : 4 I line length : 32 I sets : 128 D size : 16384 D assoc : 4 D line length : 32 D sets : 128 'cat /proc /meminfo' MemTotal: 256568 kB MemFree: 109880 kB Buffers: 16808 kB Cached: 52716 kB SwapCached: 0 kB Active: 87324 kB Inactive: 46724 kB SwapTotal: 0 kB SwapFree: 0 kB Dirty: 20 kB Writeback: 0 kB AnonPages: 64524 kB Mapped: 16356 kB Slab: 5780 kB SReclaimable: 3060 kB SUnreclaim: 2720 kB PageTables: 1380 kB NFS_Unstable: 0 kB Bounce: 0 kB WritebackTmp: 0 kB CommitLimit: 128284 kB Committed_AS: 1138624 kB VmallocTotal: 581632 kB VmallocUsed: 1624 kB VmallocChunk: 580008 kB Native Linux 2.6.26.x Tested with Debian, too. ----------- Yup, this is a Kindle 3... :-)

Username: Aitch
"Barry, sorry, can't help with translations, but I did find Info about Pi-VMs And the Arm board Wiki HTH Aitch :)

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