Merrii Technologies introduced the Hummingbird development kit powered by AllWinner A20 last year. Since then they’ve sold 10,000 pieces, and have been working on another development board based on AllWinner A31 with lots of different ports and options, including an optional 7″ capacitive touch screen.
- SoC – AllWinner A31 quad core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU compliant with OpenGL ES2.0, OpenCL 1.x, DX 9_3
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB Flash + micro SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI, VGA, LVDS
- Video Input – 3.5mm jack for CVBS (or YPbPr?) In (TV IN)
- Audio I/O – HDMI, 3.5mm jack for stereo audio, 3.5mm jack for Line IN (Same as TV IN). 2x 15w amplifier on-board.
- Camera – MIPI interface
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (AP6210 module)
- Cellular Connectivity – SIM card slot + mini PCIe connector for 3G modem
- USB – 2x USB host port, 1x micro USB OTG, and 3 internal USB headers.
- Debugging – UART console
- Expansion Headers – Two 2×30 headers with access to GPIOs, LVDS, and other signals
- Misc – Speaker headers, RS485 port, IR receiver, power, reset and uboot keys, RTC + battery slot
- Power – 12V
Detailed information is not available for this board, but thanks to Charbax video below we know the board will be compatible with the same 7″ display (800×600) support by Hummingbird A20, and the company can provide Android 4.4 and Linux 3.3 + Qt SDKs with full source code for the board. Compared to the previous versions, Hummingbird A31 adds supports for 3G Modules, a VGA interface, and more accessible pins.
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.