Mele M9

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Mele M9
IMG 5636 klein.jpg
Manufacturer Mele
Dimensions 175mm x 120mm x 45mm
Release Date Month 2013
Website Device Product Page
Specifications
SoC A31 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 2GiB DDR3 @ xxxMHz
NAND 16GB
Power DC 5V @ 2A
Features
Video HDMI 1.4
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
Other IRDA

This page needs to be properly filled according to the New Device Howto and the New Device Page guide.

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)

Contents

Identification

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_*.*

Sunxi support

Current status

Like any A31 device, there is little community interest and little support.

Images

HW-Pack

BSP

Manual build

  • 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.

Mainline kernel

Use the sun6i-a31-m9.dts device-tree file for the mainline kernel.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The something button triggers FEL mode.

Device disassembly

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

Mele A1000G Quad UART Connector

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.

Pictures

  • Mele M9:
  • Mele A1000G Quad:

Also known as

List rebadged devices here.

See also

  • 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.

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