Nvidia has done a great job porting Linux to their Tegra K1, and it’s one of the only ARM processor with a GPU supporting OpenGL, which helps a great deal with Unity for example. Nexus 9 supports Ubuntu (somewhat), and platforms like Jetson TK1 board are suitable to developers, but as I and others wondered why nobody ever made a Tegra K1 mini PC, I’ve been informed that such device existed already with PC Partner’s N258N1-F mini PC.
N258N1-F technical specifications:
- SoC – Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15r3 processor with Kepler GPU
- System Memory – 2 GB RAM
- Storage – 16 GB eMMC + SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI up to 3840×2160 @ 30Hz, 4096×2160 @ 24Hz or 3200×2000 @ 60 Hz
- Audio I/O – HDMI, headphone jack, and microphone jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi (with external antenna connector)
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Misc – Power button and LED, COM port
- Dimensions – 127 x 127 x 45 mm
- Weight – N/A
- Temperature Range – 0 ℃ ~ 40 ℃
- Relative Humidity – 20% to 95%
The system runs Linux for Tegra operating system based on Ubuntu 14.04 with Nvidia specific drivers. PC Partner computer is targeting the embedded market, and has been launched in December 2014. If you are interested, you can request a quote or more information on Ask Corp’s N258N1-F product page (Japanese).
Via Tech Report, and thanks to Peter 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.