|Dimensions||175mm x 120mm x 45mm|
|Release Date||Month 2013|
|Website||Device Product Page|
|SoC||A31 @ 1Ghz|
|DRAM||2GiB DDR3 @ xxxMHz|
|Power||DC 5V @ 2A|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone plug, HDMI, S/PDIF|
|Network||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (RTL8188EUS), 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RealTek RTL8201CP)|
|Storage||SD, on A1000G an USB-to-SATA bridge|
|USB||3 USB2.0 Host, 1 USB2.0 OTG, internal GL850G hub|
The M9 is an A31 based HTPC which was sold in two versions. Namely, the reduced functionality M9, and the A1000G Quad. The latter has two UART connectors, a very slightly different motherboard layout, and a SATA connector (using a GL830 USB-to-SATA bridge (that is SAT capable, therefore querying S.M.A.R.T. data and triggering selftests works)
This section explains how to most easily identify your device. For a development board, explain the name(s) printed on the board. For an android device, find out the strings as reported under settings.
In android, under Settings->About Tablet, you will find:
- Model Number: DEVICE
- Build Number: SOC_BOARD_DEVICE_*.*
Like any A31 device, there is little community interest and little support.
- For building u-boot, use the "MANUFACTURER_DEVICE" target.
- The .fex file can be found in sunxi-boards as MANUFACTURER_DEVICE.fex
Everything else is the same as the manual build howto.
Use the sun6i-a31-m9.dts device-tree file for the mainline kernel.
Tips, Tricks, Caveats
The something button triggers FEL mode.
The device can be opened easily after removing 4 Phillips screws.
Connecting a SATA disk
On the A1000G's mainboard there is a SATA port (connected to a Genesys Logic USB-to-SATA bridge) and a SATA power JST header. They're connected to a standardized SATA data+power connector on the case's top (normally hidden by a closed lid). By opening the lid standard 2.5" disks can be inserted into the slot. The connector is advertised as being compatible to the SATA Universal Storage Module (USM) standard.
Locating the UART
The Mele has a 4 pin 2.0 pitch JST-PH connector available for its UART0 port. This is the same as some 90s analog audio cables which ran from a CDROM to the sound card. More information is available at our UART howto.
- Mele M9:
- Mele A1000G Quad:
Also known as
List rebadged devices here.
- Mele I7: A 1GiB RAM 8GiB ROM HTPC from the same company using the same SOC. Comes in the same case as the Mele A1000G Quad.