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30 Euros Olimex iMX233-OLinuXino Linux Development Board

Olimex announced the first 10 prototypes of OLinuXino development board. Started in March of this year, OLinuXino is a development board based on Freescale i.MX233 aiming to provide a low cost (30 Euros)  open source hardware and software single board computer to run Linux.

Freescale i.MX233 Development Board

Olimex iMX233-OLinuXino SBC (MAXI Version)

Here are the specifications of OLinuXino single board computer:

  • Freescale iMX233 454Mhz ARM9 processor
  • 64MB of RAM
  • Linux bootable image from SD-CARD
  • TV-Video Output
  • USB host for Keyboard, camera, WiFi, etc interfacing
  • UEXT connector and GPIO connectors with the same style as DuinoMite so that developers can add external modules supporting Zigbee, Bluetooth, RFID readers, relays, switches, sensors, etc…

The company also plans to provide 2 plug-in modules for this board:

  • iMX-LCD – a 4.3″ TFT 24 bit color LCD with touchscreen (EUR 30)
  • MX-HUB – A board adding 2 USB hosts and Ethernet (EUR 15)

[Update: The company will actually make 2 versions of this board: The MINI and the MAXI (pictured above). The MAXI version will have 2 USB 2.0 host ports and 10/100Mbit Ethernet, whereas the MINI version will just have one USB 2.0 host port. Price is 29.95 Euros for MINI and 44.95 Euros for MAXI with cheaper prices for larger quantities. Check http://www.olimex.com/dev/pricelist.html for details]

The first ten boards will be used for testing and further software development, and the company expects to have the firsst mass production batch ready in May..

  1. Sander
    April 18th, 2012 at 13:01 | #1

    The picture shows a board with TV-output *and* Ethernet. So is this the base board plus the MX-HUB?

  2. April 18th, 2012 at 13:13 | #2

    @ Sander
    I did not even notice that…

    Olimex replied to one of my comment that also answers your question:
    “there are two versions MAXI and MINI, the MAXI version have 2 HS USB hosts and 100MB Ethernet, the MINI version have just one HS USB host”

  3. mac me
    April 20th, 2012 at 04:14 | #3

    blown out of the water by the cheaper pi and *NOW?* more readily available pi ..

    • April 20th, 2012 at 08:33 | #4

      You’re basically right. Especially the Pi is now open hardware since they released the schematics.

      The platform would still be useful for people who prefer to work on lower-end embedded devices.
      OLinuXino might also have a lower power consumption than the Raspberry Pi (TBC).

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