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.

Cubietruck Cubieboard2
SoC AllWinner A20 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali400 MP2 AllWinner A20 Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali400 MP2
System Memory 1GB or 2GB [email protected] 1GB [email protected]
Storage SATA 2.0 interface + NAND + Micro SD slot (or 2x micro Sd slot) SATA 2.0 interface + 4GB NAND flash + micro SD slot,
Video Output Connectors HDMI & VGA HDMI
Audio I/O 1x TOSLINK (Optical SPDIF), 1x headphone jack 1x headphone jack, 1x line in
Connectivity 10M/100M/1G Ethernet 10M/100M Ethernet
On-board Wifi+BT wireless module with antenna
USB 2x USB HOST, 1x OTG 2x USB HOST, 1x OTG
Misc 1x IR, 4x LEDs, 3x Keys 1x IR
Power DC5V @ 2.5A with HDD, supports Li-battery & RTC 5V/2A power supply or USB OTG input
Expansion 54 extended pins including I2S, I2C, SPI, CVBS, LRADC x2,UART, PS2, PWMx2, TS/CSI, IRDA, LINEIN&FMIN&MICIN, TVINx4 with 2.0 pitch connectors 96 pins including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP, and more
PCB Dimensions 11cm x 8cm x 1.4mm 10cm 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
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mj

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
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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
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gicho

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

onebir
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onebir

Nice comparison table! Very helpful.

Johny007
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Johny007

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

roel
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roel

Hello,

somebody knows which user interface is seen on the picture?

Cortex
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Cortex

I hope final version came in black PCB

Tom Cubie
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it’s tv box launder from allwinner@roel

myfoolishgames
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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
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myfoolishgames

@cnxsoft
Thanks Cnxsoft.

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

onebir
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onebir

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
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Sree

Schematics for 2GB DDR3 available ??

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