SolidRun has been providing tiny development platform such as Cubox and Cubox Pro featuring Marvell ARM compatible processors. However, the price of those platforms are well over $100, so the company decided to provide lower cost development platforms (Cubox-i) based on Freescale i.MX6 Solo/Dual Lite/Dual/Quad that sells for $45 and up.
There are four versions:
- Cubox-i1 – Freescale i.MX6 Solo, 512 MB RAM, 10/100M Ethernet, optional Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module. Price: $44.99
- Cubox-i2 – Freescale i.MX6 Duallite, 1GB RAM, 10/100M Ethernet, optional Wi-Fi Bluetooth module. Price: $69.99
- Cubox-i2Ultra – Freescale i.MX6 Dual, 1GB RAM, Gb Ethernet (470 Mbit real), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SATA II. Price: $94.99
- Cubox-i4Pro – Freescale i.MX6 Quad, 2GB RAM, Gb Ethernet (470 Mbit real), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SATA II. Price: $119.99
The devices measure 55mm x 55mm x 42mm. The full specifications are better seen in the comparison table found in SolidRun website.
The 4 models all boot from a microSD card that can be ordered pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2., but you’ll also be able to load Linux distributions, or XBMC images.
That’s another low cost platform that competes with Wandboard, and Compulab Utilite, who also provide single, dual, and quad core products with Freescale i.MX6 processors.
SolidRun Cubox-i platforms can be pre-ordered now, for delivery in November. More details are available on cubox-i.com.
Thanks to Onebir and CSilie for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.