QuickEmbed UPuter Pi – $69 AllWinner A10 Development Board

I’ve been informed of a new AllWinner A10 development board which is marketed as some sort of Raspberry Pi “clone”, although the hardware is different. The UPuter Pi is a small board designed by QuickEmbed Technology, a Shanghai based company, that features AllWinner A10 processor @ 1.5 GHz, 512 to 1 GB RAM, and 4 to 8 GB Flash.

Here are the specs as mentioned on the company website:

  • CPU 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A8 multi-core Mali400 graphic engine
  • Memory 512M/1GB DDR3
  • Flash 4G/8G
  • DC 5V USB power
  • working temperature -10 to 70C
  • storage temperature -20 to 80C
  • Android 4.0
  • WIFI/RJ45 network
  • USB/Wireless keyboard/mouse
  • 3G usb card
  • TF card, U-disk, usb harddisk
  • 720P/1080P/2160P

I must have gone blind because I don’t see any RJ45 connector (for Ethernet). The board will support Android 4.0 and all the usual Linux distros supported by Allwinner A10 processor. QuickEmbed may have pushed the clone concept a bit too far as their slogan “If you want to know how UPuter Pi taste, please take a bite by yourself.” and their 2 models may sound familiar to some:

  •  UPuter Pi module A board – bare PCBA
  •  UPuter Pi module B board – It looks the same but a case is included, and it’s very much like a mini PC.

They do provide 6 GPIOs, UART and JTAG access which makes it an interesting hacker board. However, at $69, the price is OK, but not really aggressive, especially as I’m expecting a $49 AllWinner A10 development board with features similar to the Mele A1000 plus an expansion header (GPIO, I2C, SPI…) very shortly, possibly as soon as next week…

Have a look at QuickEmbed UPuter Pi page for details.

Support CNX Software - Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

13
Leave a Reply

avatar
13 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
Iorifransonmac meOnebirKim Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
e8hffff
Guest
e8hffff

Without a Mali 400 driver for linux these boards are not very usable except as a server. In this situation you’d be better with a mele as you get a case and other features.

Kim
Guest
Kim

Isn’t this just a USB stick without the case?

Onebir
Guest
Onebir

This $49 board you mention has SATA like the Mele?

mac me
Guest
mac me

the board youre expecting .. remember if comparing to the mele to add the cost of the additional bits necessary for sata nand etc (and case/caddy etc).

were likely to be getting in to sub $100 quad core territory soon so the A10’s days may very well be short lived and added to that its linux distro (particularly video and sata drivers) are still a partially (non) working mess … hopefully if olimex do an A10 board they will have the wherewithall to get particularly the SATA and video srivers sorted out

Onebir
Guest
Onebir

@mac me
Where’s the best place to get info on the state of the Linux A10 video & sata drivers?

Onebir
Guest
Onebir

I think this is it on Taobao (Chinese Ebay):
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=15301429836&ali_trackid=2:mm_14507416_2297358_8935934:1346002929_4k5_1872883273

No built-in RJ45 – cnxsoft’s eyesight’s ok 🙂 – but there’s a big picture of an ethernet adapter (& they say it supports them easily). Chinese base price is USD44 (512mb, 4GB) – USD55 (1GB, 8GB).

Onebir
Guest
Onebir

Indeed – the ethernet claim’s just Chinese electronics seller exaggeration.

There are links to ‘树每派 I’ and ‘树每派 III’ at the side of the page, under the 2nd blue box with “>>”. But they click through to a page with “没有对应的宝贝” – “there is no corresponding product” buried in the middle.

franson
Guest

now it is with case by model B, case is ready! pretty nice!

Iori
Guest
Iori

There is a heat sink on the top of the A10 , So it must be more stable .