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$135 ARMBRIX Zero Exynos 5 Development Board Is Now Available for Pre-order

December 26th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ten days ago, I wrote about ARMBrix Zero, the cheapest Cortex A15 board (soon to be) available based on Samsung Exynos 5250 processor. It is now available for pre-order, and the company organizes a raffle to send a free ARMBRIX Zero board to the winner.

I’ve received some updated specifications, although we don’t learn much more:

  • CPU – Exynos 5 Dual  ARM Cortex A15 Dual
  • GPU – Mali T604  Embedded GPU
  • Memory -  2GB DDR3  X32, 800MHz
  • Storage – MicroSD  slot
  • Audio – ALC5631Q  Line In/Out, SPDIF  Coaxial type
  • Video – HDMI A Type
  • External Ports:
    • 2x USB2.0 Host
    • 1x USB3.0 Host
    • 1x USB2.0 Device
    • 1x SATA
    • 1x Ethernet RJ45
    • Expansions – 3 Headers (Further details should be available later this week)

      • CON16 – MIPI Master/Slave, 1x I2C, GPIO
      • CON19 – 3x serial interfaces, 2x I2C, 2x ADC, JTAG, USB, MMC, and reset
      • CON20 – I2S, Interrupt and GPIO pins, and System bus (EBI)
  • Power Supply – DC 5V, 3A
  • PCB Dimension – 95X85mm
  • Weight – 166 g
  • OS Support – Android JB+ (4.2.x), Linux and Ubuntu

ARMBRIX Zero is available for for $135 for pre-oder. 1,000 pieces are available for this price on howchip.com, after the board will be sold for $145. Shipping via Fedex is about $35 to $45 depending on destination (I only checked 2 countries), and you’ll need to wait around 12 weeks to get your order shipped.

It also possible to receiving a free ARMBRIX Zero if you represent a company. First you need to provide the following information to [email protected] by December 31, 2012:

  • Company Name & Address
  • Contact details: name, phone number and company email
  • Description of business opportunity based on ARMBRIX Zero.

ARMBrix will then evaluate proposals on January 15, 2013, and send a free ARMBRIX Zero on January 25, 2013.

The first prototype of the board will be available early January 2013, and the board will be showcased at CES 2013.

Update: Picture of the bare PCB below.

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  1. haze
    December 26th, 2012 at 19:29 | #1

    “and the board will be showcased at CES 2012″

    It is Rather in 2013 ? no ?

  2. December 26th, 2012 at 19:31 | #2

    @haze
    Thanks. I always have problems to adjust to new years…

  3. December 27th, 2012 at 21:28 | #3

    Updated post with bare PCB picture (bottom of post) and details about expansion connectors (in specs).

  4. RuneTM
    December 27th, 2012 at 22:19 | #4

    Is there any information on what codecs they have licensed?
    It might be an interesting device if they have licensed more codecs that hardkernel for their odroid boards.

    Also is there any information about whether or not the Exynos 5 SATA-3 controller supports port multiplier?
    With a usb 3.0 gigabit ethernet dongle it might be a nice high-performance replacement for my pogoplug series 4.

  5. Marius
    December 28th, 2012 at 06:44 | #5

    Meh , nice but too expensive and also the shipping is ridiculously expensive. I’d pay that much but only for a quad core A15 … dual core A15 will be old news soon.

  6. December 28th, 2012 at 10:14 | #6

    @RuneTM
    It’s a low cost development board, so I guess they only have H.264.

    Since this is probably mainly a low cost version of the Arndale board (made by InSignal people under a new company name), you could check and bump the thread below:
    http://forum.insignal.co.kr/viewtopic.php?t=71&p=132

  7. December 28th, 2012 at 15:47 | #7

    @RuneTM
    Actually, a better place to ask questions might actually be ARMBRIX sub-forum in Insignal website: http://forum.insignal.co.kr/viewforum.php?f=37

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