While the processor was introduced in 2017, there are only a few Allwinner H6 SBC’s on the market with, for instance, Orange Pi 3 or Pine H64 boards, and it never became as popular as solutions based Allwinner H3 processor.
But Boardcon has now launched its own Allwinner H6 SBC targeting professionals with Boardcon EMH6 board combining a carrier board and a computer-on-module that can be integrated into products.
Boardcon EMH6 specifications:
- Core module
- SoC – Allwinner H6 quad-core Arm Cortex A53 processor with Arm Mali-T720 GPU with support for OpenGL ES3.1/3.0/2.0/1.1
- System Memory – 1GB LPDDR3
- Storage – 8GB eMMC
- Storage – MicroSD card slot, M.2 slot for NVMe SSD
- Video Output
- 1x HDMI 2.0a up to 4Kp60
- 1x CVBS interface
- 1x RGB interface or 2x eDP interface via NCS8801S RGB-to-eDP converter
- Backlight header
- Camera – 24-pin connector compatible with 13MP OV13850 camera sensor
- Audio – Optical S/PDIF output, 3.5mm jack for audio in/out, 2-pin header for speaker, built-in microphone, digital audio via HDMI
- Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via RTL8211E PHY
- Fast Ethernet (RJ45)
- 2.4 GHz WiFi 4 and Bluetooth 4.0 (Ampak AP6236 module)
- Optional Quectel EM05-E 4G LTE + GPS module via M.2 slot (multiplexed with SSD)
- USB – 1x USB3.0 host port, 1x USB2.0 OTG port
- Expansion – 6-pin GPIO header
- Debugging – 1x UART header for debugging
- Misc – RTC plus 3V CR1220 battery, 3x buttons for Power/Reset/Recovery, Camera/eDP DIP switches
- Power Supply – 5V DC via power barrel jack
- Dimensions – 140 x 100mm
For some reason, Boardcon provides outdated software support with Android 7.1.2, Linux 3.10, and u-boot 2014.07, yet the company claims the solution is designed for “4K HDR Set-Top Box Solution” in the press release. They do also mention game consoles and facial recognition, but I think with the interfaces it offers it may be better suited to digital signage or other niche commercial solutions.
Boardcon EMH6 Allwinner H6 SBC appears to be available now, but the company asks people to contact them by email to get a quote and purchase the kit. You may find additional information on the product page.
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.