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Cubietech Cubieboard
Cubieboard.jpeg
Manufacturer CubieTech, Cubieboard
Dimensions 10cm x 6cm
Release Date Oktober 2012
Website Cubieboard Product page
Specifications
SoC A10 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 512MiB/1GiB DDR3 @ 432MHz
NAND 4GB
Power DC 5V @ 2A (4.0mm/1.7mm barrel plug - centre positive)
Features
Video HDMI
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug, 3.5mm microphone plug, HDMI
Network 10/100 Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201CP)
Storage µSD, SATA (+5v power)
USB 2 USB2.0 Host, 1 USB2.0 OTG
Other IRDA (Vishay HS0038B)
Headers 2 48pin expansion ports which export (amongst others): I2C (TWI), SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, touch-panel

Cubieboard is a small (10x6cm), hacker friendly, extendable and very low-cost while powerful ARM board with Allwinner A10 SoC.

Contents

Identification

The board helpfully reads "Cubietech" "Cubieboard.org" and has an A10 chip on it. :)

Sunxi support

Current status

The cubieboard is well represented within the main sunxi developer community and has excellent support both in u-boot as well as 3.4 and mainline kernels.

Images

Cubietech also has a bunch of official firmwares available on their download page.

HW-Pack

Generating a HW pack for the cubieboard is easily done with the sunxi-bsp and well supported.

BSP

Under the BSP the cubieboard is simply known as cubieboard. Just run:

./configure cubieboard
make

Manual build

  • For building u-boot, use the "Cubieboard" target.
  • The .fex file can be found in sunxi-boards as cubieboard.fex

Everything else is the same as the manual build howto.

Mainline kernel

Use the sun4i-a10-cubieboard.dts device-tree file for the mainline kernel.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The FEL button triggers FEL mode.

Hardware Hacking

Software Hacking

Adding a serial port

DEVICE UART pads

There is a nice 2.54mm pin header near to the SoC. All you have to do is connect the correct wires, according to our UART howto or the Cubieboard TTL howto. Do not connect Vcc as that might damage your board.

Pictures

Take some pictures of your device, upload them, and add them here.

Also known as

The cubieboard was a major success, and it has become a name of its own. Therefor, no rebadging has taken place, but there might be some bad chinese rip-offs out there, which carry the same name.

See also

Cubieboard Community

Next to the sunxi community, the cubieboard has its own cummunity.

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