ODROID-H2+ SBC discontinued due to supply shortage

ODROID-H2+ discontinuedHardkernel has just discontinued ODROID-H2+ single board computer based on the Intel Celeron J4115 Gemini Lake Refresh processor, which followed ODROID-H2 SBC itself being discontinued shortly after Intel decided to phase out Intel J4105 and other Gemini Lake processors.

The reason given is the “uncertain situation of main component supply”, which could mean Celeron J4115 processor is hard to get (or expensive), or the Realtek RTL8125B chipset provides 2.5GbE networking. That means Hardkernel does not offer any x86 SBC at this time. That’s a shame before ODROID-H2+ was a well-supported SBC running Linux or Windows, and great value for money at $119, especially for people interested in the two 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports found on the board (and upgradeable to six), not to mention support for SO-DIMM memory and M.2 NVMe SSD.

Update: There were multiple components with very long lead times that must have contributed to the situation as mentioned on Ameridroid, but the list did not include the Celeron processor itself:

Some key components (PMIC, 2.5GbE NIC and audio codec chips) need over 35 weeks lead time even we placed order last October though.
We’ve recently received additional information that the lead time on some key components for the H2+ is now over 60 weeks….

There aren’t really any direct alternatives on the market with a similar budget and feature set. You could go with Arm-based 2.5GbE networking boards but they come with much less memory, Windows is not an option, and they don’t usually come with video output. Other options are mini PCs such as the ASRock NUC 1100 BOX Series mini PC also with two 2.5GbE ports, and a choice of Tiger Lake processor, which means it will also be more expensive, and as an industrial solution may be more challenging to purchase. AAEON PICO-TGU4 Pico-ITX SBC may be the closest to what ODROID-H2+ had to offer with pricing starting at $614 with 4GB DDR4 and a Core-i3 Tiger Lake processor, but to the surprise of no one, it’s also out of stock…

Via FanlessTech who also reports that Jasper Lake motherboards and mini PCs are either canceled or available in very limited quantities.

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