NextThingCo CHIP

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NextThingCo CHIP
Device front.jpg
Manufacturer Next Thing Co.
Dimensions 62mm x 41mm x 11/15mm
Release Date December 2015
Website Chip Product Page
SoC R8 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 512MiB DDR3-800E @ 360MHz, timings: 6-6-6-14 (uboot timings) (K4B4G1646Q-HYK0)
Power DC 5V @ ~1A, 3.7V Li-Ion battery (Not included)
Video Composite with 3.5mm to RCA A/V adapter
Audio 3.5mm to RCA A/V adapter
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n d/e/h/i Bluetooth v4 (rtl8723bs)
USB 1 USB2.0 Host, 1 USB2.0 OTG

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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.

On the back of the device, the following is printed:

CHIP v1.0

Sunxi support

Current status

Give a brief overview of the current status of support under sunxi here.

Chips SLC NAND is not supported by Mainline U-Boot.


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Manual build

You can build things for yourself by following our Manual build howto and by choosing from the configurations available below.


Sunxi/Legacy U-Boot

Chip is not supported by Sunxi/Legacy U-Boot

Mainline U-Boot

Use the CHIP_defconfig build target.

Linux Kernel

Sunxi/Legacy Kernel

Not supported.

Mainline kernel

Use the sun5i-r8-chip.dtb device-tree binary.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

Add MANUFACTURER DEVICE specific tips, tricks, Caveats and nice to have changes here.

FEL mode

Shorting out the FEL and GND pins before connecting power will cause the device to boot in FEL mode.

Device specific topic

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Locating the UART

Describe how to find the RX,TX,GND signals here, and mention the UART howto.


Take some pictures of your device, upload them, and add them here. DO NOT UPLOAD PICTURES WHICH YOU PLUCKED OFF THE INTERNET.

Also known as

  • C.H.I.P.

See also

Manufacturer images

Optional. Add non-sunxi images in this section.

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