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ODROID-X development platform

July 11, 2012 — BarryK
I have become addicted to these ARM boards I was drooling over this latest one, that will be available late July, price only US$129:

Here is the CPU module:

...oh joy, notice that it has a little battery! That means a battery-backed hardware clock!

This is just too nice, I had to order it, have decimated my PayPal balance! I ordered those extra goodies:

WiFi module
USB-UART module
eMMC module
5V/2A adaptor
Bluetooth module
HDMI cable

The board comes with Android ICS, however also Ubuntu 12.04 runs on it:

...but not yet any GPU acceleration for Ubuntu. Though, it has the Mali 400 GPU, so we are optimistic that there will be an accelerated X11 driver "sometime".

Explanation of "eMMC"?


More ODROID-X pics
Username: BarryK
More pictures: [img][/img] [img][/img] I am very happy that it has a "reset" switch! Notice the eMMC socket underneath the board, where I can plug in the 16GB module.

another bord ;)
Username: mavrothal
"You might also like this board [img][/img] It comes [url=]wrapped :worried: but is [url=]free if you [url=]want :happy:

Touch systems development showing up everywhere
Username: GCMartin
"@Barry, I saw this >> For a development platform, I was wondering about its cost ($850) versus MB and the additions you purchased. Just seems that the assembly needs a lot of though. Would this be the case? I did look to see if the 13.3 assembled dev. system would also be available for developer purchase. Thanks for the posts from everyone thus far.

Exynos support in Linux
Username: BarryK
"Yes, the Exynos 4412 SoC is supported in Linux 3.2:

Exynos in Linux 3.4
Username: BarryK
"Oooo, 2D graphics acceleration has made it into the 3.4 kernel:

Username: puppy_apprentice
"hackable android console:

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