Cubietruck Development Board Features AllWinner A20 SoC, 2GB RAM, and Gb Ethernet

When Cubietech announced the availability of the Cubieboard2 last week, some people seemed disappointed it only came with 1GB RAM and no Gigabit Ethernet. We already knew a board called Cubietruck was in the work with those features, but work has gone faster than I expected as pictures of the Cubietruck board are already available.

Cubietruck Board (Click to Enlarge)
Cubietruck Board (Click to Enlarge)

Instead of simply listing the specifications, I’ll show a comparison table of the specifications against Cubieboard2.

CubietruckCubieboard2
SoCAllWinner A20 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali400 MP2AllWinner A20 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali400 MP2
System Memory1GB or 2GB [email protected]1GB [email protected]0MHz
StorageSATA 2.0 interface + NAND + Micro SD slot (or 2x micro Sd slot)SATA 2.0 interface + 4GB NAND flash + micro SD slot,
Video Output ConnectorsHDMI & VGAHDMI
Audio I/O1x TOSLINK (Optical SPDIF), 1x headphone jack1x headphone jack, 1x line in
Connectivity10M/100M/1G Ethernet10M/100M Ethernet
On-board Wifi+BT wireless module with antenna
USB2x USB HOST, 1x OTG2x USB HOST, 1x OTG
Misc1x IR, 4x LEDs, 3x Keys1x IR
PowerDC5V @ 2.5A with HDD, supports Li-battery & RTC5V/2A power supply or USB OTG input
Expansion54 extended pins including I2S, I2C, SPI, CVBS, LRADC x2,UART, PS2, PWMx2, TS/CSI, IRDA, LINEIN&FMIN&MICIN, TVINx4 with 2.0 pitch connectors96 pins including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP, and more
PCB Dimensions11cm x 8cm x 1.4mm10cm x 6cm x 1.5mm

Beside the extra RAM and Gigabit Ethernet, you also get built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, support for Li-battery, a VGA connector (instead of requiring an external board), but you apparently lose the line in connector, and have less I/O pins available which may be explained by the extra features. The Cubietruck is slightly larger than the Cubieboard(2).

The good news is the board seems to run Android fine, or at least boot to Android.

Cubietruck_Android

As for the Cubieboard2, you can also expect several Linux distributions to run on the device. Nevertheless the board is still under development, and availability and pricing information are not available, but I’d expect something like $79 for the 2GB version of this board.

Thanks Peter!

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mj
mj
8 years ago

Typo:
” a few people seemed disappointed in only came with 2GB RAM”
should read
” a few people seemed disappointed in only came with 1GB RAM”

Rohith M
Rohith M
8 years ago

Thats a awesome upgrade , Even i got VGA so that I don’t have to Spend in front of TV anymore, instead use my normal monitor.

gicho
gicho
8 years ago

“TVINx4” – any details on this? Analog video? OS support?

onebir
onebir
8 years ago

Nice comparison table! Very helpful.

Johny007
Johny007
8 years ago

That looks awesome, I only a bit reluctant because AllWinner didn’t help XBMC developers with VPU.

roel
roel
8 years ago

Hello,

somebody knows which user interface is seen on the picture?

Cortex
Cortex
8 years ago

I hope final version came in black PCB

Tom Cubie
8 years ago

it’s tv box launder from allwinner@roel

myfoolishgames
myfoolishgames
8 years ago

What about Linux kernel ? any hopes at all for the A20 ?
I would loved to add it to my Pogoplugs nases, just need a proper case (waf, no transparent acrylic) and Linux kernel 🙂 .

myfoolishgames
myfoolishgames
8 years ago


Thanks Cnxsoft.

I’ve seen that post but missed the update, so this is great news.

onebir
onebir
7 years ago

Maybe you can do Cubietruck vs Radxa comparison? For what applications does the Cubie’s SATA make it superior? How is Linux shaping up on Radxa 等等

Sree
Sree
7 years ago

Schematics for 2GB DDR3 available ??

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