Hardware manufacturer Hardkernel has unveiled a new addition to their range of development boards with the introduction of the ODROID-C2 that is set to launch next month on March 2th and will be available to purchase priced at $40 with shipping commencing on March 4th.
The Raspberry Pi inspired development board is powered by Amlogic S905 processor supported by ARM Mali-450 MP3 graphics and even though it is $5 more expensive than the Pi the new palm sized mini PC provides more power per dollar.
The ODROID-C2 development board measures 85 x 56mm in size and weighs just 40g and consumes between 2 and 5W of power. Other features of the mini PC include 40+7 pin GPIO connectors, 4 x USB 2.0 host ports and 1 x USB 2.0 OTG port for supplying power as well as a handy microSD card slot.
Specifications include :
– SoC – Amlogic S905 quad core cortex-A53 processor with 3+2 cores Mali-450 GPU
– System Memory – 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
– Storage – eMMC module socket with 8, 16, 32, or 64GB module by Toshiba or Sandisk + micro SD slot supporting UHS-1 SD cards.
– Video Output – HDMI 2.0
– Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211F)
– USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports + micro USB OTG port
– Expansion Header
– 40-pin header with GPIO, I2C, UART, and ADC ; All I/Os are 3.3V, except ADC that is limited to 1.8V.
– I2S interface
– Debugging – Serial console port (3.3V)
– Misc – Status & power LEDs, IR receiver, boot selector, power jumper
– Power Supply – 5V/2A DC input via 0.8mm/2.5mm power barrel, or micro USB port (selectable via jumper)
– Power Consumption – Less than 500mA in most cases, and up to 2A with USB peripherals
For more information on the new ODROID-C2 development board jump over to the CNX Software website via the link below.
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