Anichips PhoenixA20

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Anichips PhoenixA20
Anichips phoenixa20-topside.jpg
Manufacturer Anichips Technology
Dimensions 100mm x 72mm (Pico-ITX)
Release Date November 2013
Website News/Product Page
SoC A20 @ 1GHz
DRAM 1GiB DDR3 @ xxxMHz
Power DC 5V @ 2A
Audio HDMI
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Ampak AP6210), 10/100Mbps Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201CP)
Storage µSD , SATA
USB 2 USB2.0 Host
Other Bluetooth (Ampak AP6210), EEPROM
Headers UART, LCD, Camera, 2 expansion connectors.

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

The phoenixA20 is a Pico-ITX sized development board.


Near the Wifi/Bluetooth module, opposite from the Ethernet connector, the PCB reads:

Phoenix V2.0 2013-10-24

Sunxi support

Current status

No patches have been submitted for inclusion in the sunxi repositories.




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.

U-boot button

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The U-boot button triggers FEL mode.


To use ADB, you need to connect the board ONLY via the USB cable and don't connect the power-cable.


The Allwinner A20 provides two Ethernet MAC controllers: EMAC and GMAC. The PhoenixA20 board uses the EMAC controller.


There are four 2.00mm pitch headers on the board. These are labelled UART, digital, analogue and LCD. The digital header mainly provides three additional UART interfaces, two I2C interfaces and two spare pins that could be used as GPIOs for two 1-wire interfaces. There is also a possibility of using it for Inter-IC Sound (I2S). The analogue header provides audio, human input, video and PWM interfaces and the power enable and reset pins. The LCD header could be re-purposed as a 28 pin GPIO header. For more details see the PhoenixA20 Headers page.

Improved WIFI reception

Solder a wire to the point closest UART pins to improve wifi signal

To improve Wifi reception you can solder a wire to the board of about 10cm long


Like with most devices based on Allwinners reference platform, no DDC is available, and the monitors capabilities cannot be detected.

UART pins

Adding a serial port

There is a clearly marked 2.00mm pitch header for UART debugging on the board. A 2.00mm pitch connector to 2.54mm pitch header cable is also supplied with the board. Just connect the leads according to the UART howto


Also Known as

This type of device has no rebadgers.

See also

Vendor Images