Mele A210

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Mele A210
Mele A210 overview.jpg
Manufacturer Mele
Dimensions 99 mm x 99 mm x 28 mm
Release Date January 2013
Website Missing product page.
Specifications
SoC A10s @ 1 GHz
DRAM 512 MiB DDR3 @ 432 MHz
NAND 4 GB
Power DC 5 V @ 2 A
Features
Video HDMI (Type A - full)
Audio HDMI
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188EUS), 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201CP)
Storage SD
USB 2 x USB 2.0 Host

The Mele A210 is a cheap A10s based TV puck.

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Identification

The device has a sticker on the bottom of the exterior where it is clearly marked as MELE and (Model): A210.

The board is marked as:
AB10S-G41A-V1.40-0
WLBM:831-2454140-90
2012-11-06

MELE A200 single core version's board (with a LAN port) has exactly the same mark.

In android, under Settings->SYSTEM->About device, you will find:

  • Model Number: Mele HTPC
  • Build Number: Mele HTPC 121219 Version 1.3

Sunxi support

Current status

Supported.

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BSP

Manual build

  • For building u-boot, use the "Mele_A210" target.
  • The .fex file can be found in sunxi-boards as mele_a210.fex
  • extra Linux kernel patch [1] is needed

Everything else is the same as the manual build howto.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

While you could use the UART to trigger FEL mode, there is little point in it as you'd probably first need to solder on a port to get USB OTG out of this device.

Adding a serial port

UART Connector

Device disassembly

There are four screws underneath the rubber feet at the bottom. Remove them, and your device will open.

Locating the UART

The Mele A210 has a 4 pin 2.0 pitch JST-PH connector for its UART. This is the same as some 90s analog audio cables which ran from a CDROM to the sound card. Wire things up according to our UART howto.

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