Zero Devices will soon announce a new AllWinner A10 mini PC called Z902 which is similar to the upcoming Rikomagic MK802 II, with 3 USB ports (1 full size USB, 2 micro USB ports), a full HDMI male port, 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash.
I’ve received two somewhat blurry pictures of the PCB.
as well as preliminary specifications.
|Model||ZERO Devices Z902|
|CPU||Allwinner A10/ 1GHz Cortex-A8|
|Graphical processor||2D/3D/OpenGL ES2.0/OpenVG1.1|
|Expanded Memory||micro SD card slot (Up to 32GB)|
|IO/Ports||2x micro USB; 1x USB 2.0; 1x HDMI (Up to 2160p);|
|Audio||AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A|
|Power Input||5V – Powered by the USB port|
|Dimensions||9.7 x 2.8 x 1.2cm|
|Total weight||200 grams|
The device is supposed to come with a micro USB to USB (male) cable, a microUSB to USB (female) adapter, an HDMI female to male cable and optionally a power adapter.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
Other than the extra usb ports (which are welcome) and the male hdmi connector (for my usage I do prefer the female connectors), do you know what other differences are there between this and the good old mk802? In particular, does it have ESD protection and power supply chips like the Oval Elephant does? What about bluetooth?
Sorry I don’t know about the ESD protection, some knowledgeable persons should be able to tell you by just looking at the PCBA pictures above.
They provide an HDMI female to male cable, so it can be connected either directly into the TV or via a cable, just like how it would be with a stick with an HDMI female.
At PCB Top picture, near the HDMI connector there is 3pcs components veritically aligned. Those are probably ESD protectors, size and footprint matches.
Added power protect circle
Soft turn on/off.
HDMI connector pop out
(At the end of the topic)
Is kernel source available?
Yes, it’s just the same kernel source as other A10 devices.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) : this device is no more available (announced EOL in january 2013 by Asiapads)
too fast to permit to a community to grow up … i purchased 3 of these unit !
easy to use, no lag with HD vids, but limited lifetime due to poor support and no update available (4.3)