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

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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