Shenzhen Xunlong Software must already have over a dozen of Orange Pi boards, but this is not stopping them from launching more, and the company has just introduced Orange Pi Win, powered by Allwinner A64 processor, and beside supporting Linux and Android like other models, it’s rumored to run Windows 10 IoT too.Orange Pi Win specifications:
- SoC – Allwinner A64 quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 1 GB DDR3
- Storage – 2MB SPI flash, micro SD slot up to 64 GB, footprint for optional eMMC flash
- Video Output / Display interface – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K @ 30 Hz with CEC 3D and HDCP support,, MIPI LCD interface
- Audio – HDMI, 3.5 mm headphone jack, built-in microphone
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet + 802.11 b/g/n WiFi & Bluetooth 4.2 (AP6212)
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
- Camera – MIPI CSI interface up to 5MP camera, up to 1080p@30 fps video capture
- Expansion – 40-pin Raspberry Pi somewhat-compatible header
- Debugging – 3-pin UART header
- Misc – IR receiver; reset and power buttons; power and status LEDs;
- 5V via power barrel or micro USB port
- Lithium battery header
- Power selection jumper (4-pin header)
- AXP803 PMIC
- Dimensions – 93 x 60 mm
- Weight – 48 grams
Supported operating systems includes “Android 4.4, Ubuntu, Debian, Raspberry Pi image, and Banana Pi image”. The latter is possible since Orange Pi Win is quite similar to Banana Pi M64, except it has less RAM. “Raspberry Pi image” likely means Raspbian with Linux + Uboot for Allwinner A64 processor, and Raspbian image for Raspberry Pi won’t work. Linux support should now be relatively good due to the work done on other Allwinner A64 boards such as Pine A64 and Banana Pi M64, and I suspect Armbian builds should come soon enough.
Windows 10 IoT is not part of that list, but should eventually be supported according to a forum post, and Shenzhen Xunlong confirmed it by email. Not really surprising considering Windows 10 IoT has been ported to Pine A64 and Banana Pi M64 boards. You can check officially supported Allwinner boards directly on Microsoft Azure IoT device catalog, and Orange Pi Win is not there yet.
The board has just started to sell for $25 + shipping on Aliexpress.
Thanks to Tomaz, Aleksey, and tkaiser 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.