ODROID-C2 Amlogic S905 Development Board is in the Works

Hardkernel ODROID-C1 and later ODROID-C1+ boards, both based on Amlogic S805 SoC, have been a popular alternatives to Raspberry Pi 2 board this year. But now that Amlogic S905 quad core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 processor has been available for a few months, people have been wondering whether the Korean company would launch an Amlogic S905 board, and it looks like ODROID-C2 might not be too far off based on firmware files on odroid.in website.

Picture of ODROID-C1+ (Not ODROID-C2 pic yet)
Picture of ODROID-C1+ (No ODROID-C2 pic yet)

The firmware includes a device tree file, which combined with other files give some clues about ODROID-C2 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905 quad core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with penta-core (3+2) Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB RAM (in doc), 2GB RAM (in Device tree)
  • Storage – 1x micro SD card
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI out
  • USB – 1x USB hub, 1x USB OTG

I don’t have much more information about the platform.

Buildroot menuconfig with ODROID-C2 config file
Buildroot menuconfig with ODROID-C2 config file

You can also find some ODROID-C2 or “odroidc2” references it in the latest Amlogic buildroot, and for example to build a bootable image based on Linux 3.14.29 for ODROID-C2, you can run:

I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out exactly whether ODROID-C2 is based on the same form factor as ODROID-C1+ board, or closer to ODROID-C0 concept. If you’ve been trying to run Linux on Amlogic S905 devices, using the latest kernel may help fixed some of the issues we’ve had in the past. I have not tried it yet.

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.

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Steven Lin
4 years ago

[email protected] {
device_type = “memory”;
linux,usable-memory = ;

Looks like it has 2GB of memory compare to other s905 dts.

4 years ago

Odroidc2 build wont work. If you check actual defconfig, you will see that kernel (and some other stuff maybe, don’t remember) are downloaded from Korean git server. When I tried to sync, I got permission denied (git+ssh). But indeed, uboot also does have odroidc2 configuration.

4 years ago

they have to improve their support to the platform. there is very little community…

Capt. HerpDerp
Capt. HerpDerp
4 years ago

Their community has grown A LOT since the C1 came out. I’ve notice there are a lot more community images as well as images from groups like Lakka, Arch, ect.

I would be really disappointed to see a 64bit board paired with only 1Gb or RAM. I know Hardkernel confirmed with a date the C0, I wonder if this is still in R&D slated for a summer release?