Pine64-LTS

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Pine64-LTS
Pine64-LTS-top.jpg
Manufacturer Pine64
Dimensions 133mm x 80mm x 19mm
Release Date Mid 2017
Website Pine64-LTS Product Page
Specifications
SoC R18 @ 1152 MHz
DRAM 2GiB LPDDR3 @ 552 MHz
NAND eMMC module socket
Power DC 5V @ 2A (3.5mm/1.35mm barrel plug), Li-Ion battery connector, header pins
Features
Video HDMI (Type A - full), DSI LCD connector
Audio 3.5mm headphone+mic plug, HDMI, SPDIF on headers
Network optional WiFi module socket (Realtek 8723BS), 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Realtek 8211E)
Storage µSD, 128Mbit (16MiB) SPI flash, optional eMMC module
USB 2 X USB2.0 Host

The successor of the original PineA64+, in the same form factor, but with different DRAM (2GB LPDDR3), 16MiB SPI flash and an eMMC socket. It also replaces the microUSB power-only connector with a barrel plug. As the name LTS suggests, this model is available for a longer period, at least until 2022. The usage of LPDDR3 DRAM makes normal firmware images incompatible with the original Pine64(+).

Identification

Has the Pine64 pine cone logo on the bottom right corner, also states "PINE64-R18-V1_x" along with a date just under the RPi2 style GPIO header.

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

Designed in Silicon Valley, California.
Built in Silicon Delta, China

The PCB has the following silkscreened on it:

PINE64-R18-V1_1
2017-08-03

(early version)

Sunxi support

Current status

Well supported by mainline U-Boot, Trusted Firmware and the Linux kernel, also FreeBSD.

Images

Various ready-to-use images, created by various parties, are provided on the Pine64 Software Software Release Wiki page.

BSP

A Linux kernel v4.9 based BSP SDK was provided by Allwinner.

Manual build

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

U-Boot

Use the pine64-lts_defconfig build target.

Linux Kernel

Use the sun50i-a64-pine64-lts.dtb device-tree binary.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The board has no dedicated FEL button. Out of the box with no SD card inserted the board will go into FEL mode. A bootable image on the SPI flash or on the eMMC module will prevent that. An SD card image with a magic FEL image will force FEL mode, regardless of eMMC or SPI flash content.

Device specific topic

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Serial port / UART

Pine64 UART pads

The debug UART 0 is exposed both on the 10-pin EXP connector as well as on the 34-pin Euler connector. Refer to the picture on the right to find the pins. The location is the same as on the Pine64 board.

Pictures

See also

Pine64 predecessor board

Official Pine64-LTS wiki page

Manufacturer images

Software Pine64-LTS Software Release Wiki page