Widora TINY200 is a tiny ARM9 development board equipped with Allwinner F1C200s with a DVP camera interface compatible with OV2640 / 5640 sensor, an audio amplifier, and various storage options from a 16MB SPI flash to a 512MB SD NAND flash.
I first heard about the processor when I wrote about Microchip SAM9X60 ARM9 SoC last month, and some people noted there were other fairly new ARM9 SoCs around such as Allwinner F1C200s that also includes 64MB RAM so you can run Linux without having to connect external memory chips.
Widora TINY200 V2 specifications:
- SoC – Allwinner F1C200s ARM926EJS processor @ 400-600 MHz (Overclockable to 900 MHz) with 64MB DDR1 RAM
- Storage – 16MB SPI NOR flash or 128MB NAND flash and MicroSD card slot or 512MB SD NAND flash.
- Display I/F – 40-pin RGB FPC cable for resistive touch screens; additional 6-pin FPC cable for capacitive touch support
- Camera I/F – 24-pin DVP interface
- Audio – Onboard microphone; Class D audio amplifier
- Connectivity – Optional WiFi via TF-WiFi card (MicroSD WiFi card)
- USB – 1x Micro USB OTG port also supporting FEL flash mode
- Debugging – Micro USB port connected to CP2104 USB-TTL serial controller
- Expansion – 30 through holes on the sides of the board for various I/Os
- Misc – BOOT & reset buttons
- Dimensions – 50.8 * 22.86mm
Note that’s the second revision of TINY200 board, and items highlighted in bold are new features added to the new revision. Two optional displays are offered by the company: a 480 x 272 resistive touch screen, and a 7″ 1024 x 600 capacitive touch screen.
The Wiki (link not working anymore) has information about the hardware (schematics, PCB layout), and a tarball with a Linux demo… Most information is in Chinese however. It should be noted that F1C200s processor is pin-to-pin and software compatible with F1C100s processor found in George Hilliard’s Linux business card. George tried the new processor on his card as it indeed works as a drop-in replacement. You’ll also find F1C200s datasheet and user manual at the end of his post as Allwinner sent him those documents but somehow did not think it would be a good idea to provide those resources on the company’s website… Linux 5.2.2 source code can be found on Github.
Widora TINY200 is available for purchase on Yoycart for $13.14 to $27.20 depending on storage configuration. If you prefer to purchase on Taobao the board is available for 50 to 113 RMB.
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.