LeMaker HiKey 96Boards Board Sells for $29.70 (Promo)

[Update: The promo is over back!]

You’d think Cyber Monday should be over by now, but ITEAD Studio still has a clearance with real 70% discount, as 96Boards hardware compliant LeMaker Hikey board is now sold for just $29.70 instead of the usual $99 price.

96boards-discountA quick reminder of the specifications:

  • SoC – HiSilicon Kirin 620 octa core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with ARM Mali-450MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – 2 GB LPDDR3 @ 800 MHz
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC + micro SD slot
  • Video Output / Display – HDMI up to 1080p, MIPI-DSI interface
  • Connectivity – 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE (WL1835MOD module)
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG
  • Camera – MIPI CSI interface
  • Debugging – UART header), unpopulated 10-pin JTAG header (back)
  • Expansion headers
    • 40-pin LS (Low Speed) Expansion connector – UART, I2C, 12x GPIOs, SPI, PCM, PWM, SYS_DCIN, 1.8V, 5V, and GND,
    • 60-pin HS (High Speed) Expansion connector – SDIO, MIPI_DSI, MIPI_CSI, I2C, USB 2
  • Misc – Power button, jumper for power/boot/user, LEDs for Wi-Fi/Bt, and 4x User LED
  • Power Supply – 8-18V @ 3A as per 96Boards specs via 4.5/1.7mm power jack. Hi6553V100 PMU
  • Dimensions – 85 x 55 mm

You’ll be able to run Android and Debian images provided by Linaro. The board is also one the rare development board to be officially supported by AOSP.

You may also be interested in LeMaker Guitar quad core ARM Cortex A9 board sold for $13.50 with 1GB RAM.

Thanks to Nanik for the tip.

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JM
JM
3 years ago

I tried a few of these on Linaro Debian earlier in the year but they would crash just trying to compile things, completely unreliable. Others were blaming the general instability of Linux/ARM64.
I wonder if things improved… they’re very nice boards in all other respects.

zoobab
3 years ago

For the 96boards, it is not possible to buy it. I have a button “Retired”.

JM
JM
3 years ago

Sold out now, that didn’t last long.

Pepe
Pepe
3 years ago

I didn’t make it. That’s bad! Both are sold out :/

blu
blu
3 years ago

@JM
“The general instability of Linux/ARM64” is an excuse worthy of Trump’s repertoire. I’m running two Linux/ARM64 devices 24/7 – a MediaTek and a Rockchip, both used as general-purpose boxes, running ARM64 toolchains. The only times when my builds crash is when they run out of virtual memory.

JM
JM
3 years ago

@blu
Thanks, so I guess the problem was really specific to the Linaro builds? Or are you running Linaro on those too?

blu
blu
3 years ago

@JM
I’m not running Linaro on those. The RK runs a custom 3.10 kernel, and the MT runs a stock Ubuntu Touch with another custom 3.10 aarch64 kernel.

Marius
3 years ago

And it’s gone …
I know you’re trying to do a nice thing but in a way this is frustrating , very frustrating …

noone
noone
3 years ago

Forget this rubbish, freedom has finally been achieved: https://www.crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive1

Hallelujah!

Marius
3 years ago

@noone
Haha, thanks for the tip. I’m actually going to get one for a girl that’s a big Arduino fan.

agumonkey
3 years ago

@Marius

man, I didn’t understand I was witnessing the latest unit being sold while I was filling my cart. First Guitar became gray. I thought it was a qty per user limit. Then hikey became gray. Then I realized.

zoobab
3 years ago

@Pepe
And they were asking 4EUR for the shipping to Belgium, plus an extra 9EUR for the packaging.

sk
sk
3 years ago

Just noticed that there’s stock available for HiKey boards (Qty: 7, as at 11:00am, China time).

agumonkey
3 years ago

Can confirm @sk, placed an order for 3, wait and see.

Pepe
Pepe
3 years ago

@agumonkey
Again I missed that? Nooooooo!

agumonkey
3 years ago

Pepe :
@agumonkey
Again I missed that? Nooooooo!

Sorry for you. Most of the time I miss them. For once I was lucky.

@cnx the package arrived today, gonna test them soon. Thanks for the article.

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