Waxberry Pi2 Development Board Based on Rockchip RK3066

The other days I announced CubieTech and Olimex were working on low cost Rockchip development boards, but it turns out there’s already one on the market called Waxberrry Pi2, or WB-RK3066, made by Waxberry, a Chinese company.

Waxberry Pi2 (Click to Enlarge)
Waxberry Pi2 (Click to Enlarge)

Here are the specifications of this development board:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3066 dual core Cortex-A9 processor @ 1.6GHz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash + micro SD card slot
  • USB – Standard USB OTG + Micro USB OTG;
  • Connectivity:
    • 10/100M Ethernet;
    • WIFI 802.11b/g/n (MediaTek MT5931)
    • Bluetoothv2.1+EDR (MediaTek MT6622)
  • Video Output –  HDMI + AV
  • Debugging – Serial port
  • Misc – IR Sensor
  • Dimensions – 72mm x72mm
Waxberry Pi2 Board Description (Click to Enlarge)The Flash and 2 other RAM chips are on the other side of the board.
Waxberry Pi2 Board Description
The Flash and 2 other RAM chips are on the other side of the board.

The board comes with a Mini HDMI cable, a 5V/2A power supply, a USB Data cable, and a USB-serial board for debug. There’s also a CD with the board schematics, Android 4.1.1 SDK and Linux Kernel 3.x source code, Xubuntu image, and documentation which is partially in Chinese. The board is pre-loaded with Android 4.1.

You can purchase WB-RK3066 on Ebay for $129 excluding shipping, which seems a little high. They also sell it on Taobao for 499 RMB (~$81). The company has an official website http://www.wax-berry.com, where you’ll find more information, including (what looks like) how-tos and tutorials in Chinese. On another note, they also provide Waxberry Pi WB-A20, a mini PC board based on AllWinner A20.

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