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Preorders

This is the preorders page for EOMA-68-compliant A31 Quad-Core Cortex A7 CPU modules. This product will have full GPL Source Code publicly available, and will be suitable for many purposes including Educational and R&D purposes, a USB-OTG-powered Thin Client, use as a Freedom Box, or as an embedded computer, or in the future to drive products such as Tablets, Laptops, IPTVs and Desktop PCs simply by plugging it in. Some options for hardware that is on the roadmap are described as example motherboards on the EOMA-68 page, and there are a number of community ideas including the KDE tablet aka Flying Squirrel.

More information and progress can be found at the news page.

Features

The Allwinner EOMA-68-compliant module will have the following features:

  • Approximately Credit-card size format (54mm x 85mm x 5mm high)
  • An Allwinner A31 - Quad-Core 1.2ghz ARM Cortex A7
  • 2gb of RAM
  • at least 1gb of NAND Flash (possibly up to 16gb)
  • Operation as a stand-alone computer (USB-OTG powered)
  • 1080p60 Video playback
  • PowerVR SGX544MP2 3D Graphics, OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant.
  • HDMI, Micro-SD, Micro-USB
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • EOMA-68-compliant interfaces (RGB/TTL, I2C, USB2, SATA-II, 10/100/1000 Eth)
  • RS232 and JTAG headers

Pricing

Yet to be determined, but the BOM is likely to be around $50.

Software Freedom Information

Regarding Software Freedom: this CPU Card cannot yet be FSF-Endorseable.
The CEDARX VPU needs a free software library, as does the PowerVR GPU.

How to place a preorder committment

Please read the following so that the forms can be processed by software, later. In the section below "How to order", enter a unique reference into the inputbox and press "Edit", then fill in the fields on the page that is created.

Unique Reference

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  • Max Unit Cost: Optionally, please fill in the maximum amount per unit that you would be prepared to pay.
  • Max Budget: Optionally, please fill in the total amount that you would be prepared to spend on units. This will help us when speaking to the Factory.
  • Development Stage: Please clearly state whether you would prefer earliest available sample hardware (which will greatly help support the project), beta hardware (likely to be working but will not have all drivers written), or fully-tested hardware.
  • Purpose: It would help greatly to tell people a bit about what the intended purpose is for: this is a Free Software Community project, and this field is your opportunity to find people who may be interested in collaborating. Feel free to review community ideas, put in a page on this wiki, or put in a URL to an external web site.
  • Status: Please leave this as "preorder" for now, then link to ?done when the modules have been received.

Pre-Order Committment Form

Enter a unique reference for the preorder
Posted Fri Jan 17 17:53:17 2014
  • Quantity: 2
  • Max Unit Price:$75
  • Max Budget: $300
  • Contact:Jose
  • Purpose: Development for low volume (< 1K units)
  • Stage: alpha, beta or stable (please delete as appropriate)
  • Status: preorder
Posted Mon Sep 2 11:13:35 2013
  • Quantity: 5
  • Max Unit Price: $90
  • Max Budget: $500
  • Contact: Craig Ballew, rhombus-tech2013 (-at-) mymemopad (-period-) com
  • Purpose: Development for low volume (< 1K units) embedded systems including Home and business facilities automation, security system, media center, info kiosks, advertising signs, data acquisition, customer data input, astronomical observatory control, UAV, off-grid energy management inc hydro, photo-voltaic and grid power,
  • Stage: One alpha, rest beta or stable
  • Status: preorder
Posted Tue Jul 23 18:40:38 2013
  • Quantity: 3
  • Max Unit Price: $75 USD
  • Max Budget: $250
  • Contact: adam [@t] deftnerd [d0t] com
  • Purpose: Want to experiment with creating a rack-mount "blade" enclosure to load as many cards as possible into. It would have its own backplane and gigabit controller.
  • Stage: Wouldn't mind one alpha, rest beta.
  • Status: preorder
Posted Tue May 21 22:21:54 2013
  • Quantity: sample
  • Max Unit Price: [note: please place a reasonable price here. placing a price here below the materials cost to supply the product requires a very good reason!] 80
  • Max Budget: 500
  • Contact: please put something here which a human can use to find you! Zbig Wittmann
  • Purpose: navigation system
  • Stage: beta or stable (please delete as appropriate)
  • Status: preorder
Posted Thu May 16 11:23:48 2013
  • Quantity:
  • Max Unit Price: USD60
  • Max Budget: USD100
  • Contact: ocake.hk at gmail.com
  • Purpose: study
  • Stage: alpha
  • Status: preorder
Posted Wed Apr 24 04:44:39 2013
  • Quantity: 2
  • Max Unit Price: 100$
  • Max Budget: 200$(including shipment fee)
  • Contact: bamv2005@gmail.com
  • Purpose: put opensuse arm on it then try to port xen arm to it with Hardware virtualization extenstion in Cortex-A7
  • Stage: beta
  • Status: preorder
Posted Thu Apr 18 06:18:11 2013
  • Quantity: 4
  • Max Unit Price: 3000 rubles [note: please place a reasonable price here. placing a price here below the materials cost to supply the product requires a very good reason!]
  • Max Budget:
  • Contact: perestoronin@gmail.com
  • Purpose: to replace the power hungry monsters like Intel & AMD devices, I would like it not to BGA chips, please make variant on the planar TQFPs, that made possible for fun manual soldering with chipest chineese soldering station.
  • Stage: alpha
  • Status: preorder
Posted Sun Apr 14 07:38:38 2013
  • Quantity: 1
  • Max Unit Price:50GBP
  • Max Budget: 70GBP
  • Contact: martin.brook100@googlemail.com
  • Purpose: merproject
  • Stage: alpha,
  • Status: preorder
Posted Mon Apr 1 18:52:19 2013
  • Quantity: 1
  • Max Unit Price: $100
  • Max Budget:
  • Contact: lkcl@lkcl.net
  • Purpose: development of A31 card
  • Stage: alpha
  • Status: preorder
Posted Mon Apr 1 14:50:24 2013