Last year, Jean-Luc introduced the T113-S3 processor and the small MangoPi-Dual board with T113-S3. This time, I will introduce a development board with relatively rich resources, the 100ASK-T113-PRO, which consists of a core board with T113-S3 and a carrier board with a large number of peripheral interfaces, and the upcoming Allwinner T113-S4 SoC with 256MB DDR3.
While the T113-S3 and D1s/F133 RISC-V processors are pin-to-pin compatible, the T113-S3 is a dual-core Arm Cortex-A7 processor with HiFi4 DSP, CAN interfaces added (CAN is not mentioned publicly, but can be seen in the T113-S3 Datasheet) and 128MB DDR3 on-chip memory.
100ASK-T113-PRO preliminary specifications:
- T113-S3 Core Lite:
- SoC – Allwinner T113-S3
- CPU – Dual-core Arm Cortex-A7 with 32 KB L1 I-cache + 32 KB L1 D-cache per core, and 256 KB L2 cache
- DSP – Single-core HiFi4
- Memory – 128 MB DDR3 (SIP)
- Storage – 16MB SPI NandFlash
- Video decoding – H.265/H.264 up to 1080p @ 60fps and MPEG-1/2/4, JPEG, VC1 up to 1080p @ 60fps
- Video encoding – JPEG/MJPEG up to 1080p @ 60fps
- SoC – Allwinner T113-S3
- Carrier board:
- Storage – MicroSD card slot
- Video Output
- 1x TV IN/OUT interface
- 1x RGB LCD interface for RGB Screen
- 1x SPI interface for E-INK Screen
- 1x 3.5mm headphone/mic Jack
- 1x S/PDIF audio output
- 1x Speaker header
- Camera I/F – 1x DVP camera interface
- 1x 10/100M Ethernet RJ45 port
- XR829 WiFi and Bluetooth module
- 1x Mini PCle socket + SIM card slot for 4G LTE module
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 Type-A port, 1x USB 2.0 Type-C OTG port
- Debugging – 1x USB Type-C port for serial console
- Misc – Power switch, 3 buttons (Power, Reset, User Key)
- Power Supply – DC Power Jack
The Allwinner T113-S3 processor is mainly oriented toward the industrial field with an up to 10-year chip life in an industrial environment. The 100ask’s carrier board basically exposes all the peripherals of the T113-S3 CPU and mainly targets fields such as Car MP5 players, automotive dashboards, industrial control, HMIs, and industrial PLCs.
We found out about the Allwinner T113-S4 processor via a Tweet from GLGH, but the chip markings do not seem to be official from Allwinner. Compared to the T113-S3, the T113-S4 has only been upgraded to use 256MB DDR3 instead of 128MB DDR3, and other aspects have not changed. This upgrade may especially be useful for industrial displays that require more RAM.
100Ask provides relevant information about the 100ASK-T113-Pro board on their official download site. Everything is in Chinese, but the documentation includes a quick start tutorial for the development board and a tutorial specific to LVGL to build a graphical user interface. You’ll find AllWinner SDKs for Tina Linux, Longan Linux, and Buildroot LTS on 100ASK Gitee account, and can purchase a development kit with a Core Lite module and the carrier board for $86.35 on Aliexpress including shipping.
Li Zexi became a part-time writer for CNX Software in 2022 and works as a software engineer in an embedded software company in China. He’s been passionate about embedded development and the Internet of Things for many years, with extensive industry experience, and a new and unique vision!