$129 ARM 1.4Ghz Cortex-A9 Quad-Core development board...

Hi forks,

I found an interesting development board has a ARM 1.4Ghz Quad-core processor with 6 USB 2.0 hosts and an Ethernet.
It seems to be the cheapest Quad-core board available today…

Source :

http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/07/11/hardkernel-odroid-x-low-cost-exynos-4412-quad-core-cortex-a9-development-board/

I would not consider Samsung as a development board. Same as for Raspberry. It’s only a toy to play with. Nothing serious… You can only develop software on this board and no further hardware development. Had their first Hardkernel toy in form of a small tablet. Absolutely useless and so slow! To my luck I could sell in a few days after purchasing :slight_smile:

Actually it seems amazing on the video !!!

Have anyone tried it ? How is performance ?

2012/7/11 Maxim Podbereznyy <lisarden@gmail.com>

I have to agree. The specs and the video seem to say it's a good board I could use to incorporate as part of a Software Defined Radio but I would have to read a bit more especially on the GPU to see if existing software could use it for some of the number crunching.

The Pandaboard does a very good job with 2 CPU's so this looks as though it could adequately fit the bill.
Regards
Sid.

Maxim why do you say this or a raspPi isn’t a dev board? Is it because they aren’t open with the design specs, such that you couldn’t customize your own fabbed boards?

Hi,

Hi,

I have to agree. The specs and the video seem to say it's a good board I
could use to incorporate as part of a Software Defined Radio but I would
have to read a bit more especially on the GPU to see if existing
software could use it for some of the number crunching.

The Pandaboard does a very good job with 2 CPU's so this looks as though
it could adequately fit the bill.

I find the I/O limiting the Pandaboard. SD cards are to damn slow so I
use USB Harddrives, which give it quite a boost.

I use a Class 10 SD card with the Pandaboard together with a 60GB hard drive.
I followed a write-up on how to use rootfs from a USB HD but it didn't work out and I didn't look further.

Is there some ARM-Board with sata-ports, which you can put in a acutal case which some
sata drives? Maybe in the itx-factor?

There are these boards but they seem to be all single core.
http://technologyslair.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/new-arm-cortex-a8-board-with-sata.html
http://www.hawkboard.org/
http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7800 (Expensive)

This one is quad core but no price and no date when it'll be available.
http://www.cnx-software.com/2011/12/20/nvidia-announces-carma-tegra-3-cuda-development-kit/

Perhaps the ODROID-X ($129) with a large Class 10 SD card and a HD would be a good bet, quad core 1.4GHz and 1G memory.
http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G133999328931&tab_idx=2

73 ... Sid.

ODROID-PC has a native SATA port.
Dual-core Cortex-A9 1.2Ghz with 1GB RAM.
It looks okay for you. But it is too expensive… $350!
http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G132342040298

2012/7/31 Sid Boyce <sboyce@blueyonder.co.uk>

Alex <alex@zengers.de> [2012-07-30 23:36:36]:

Is there some ARM-Board with sata-ports, which you can put in a acutal case
which some sata drives? Maybe in the itx-factor?

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=IMX53QSB

-- ynezz

Very expensive when you consider what the $129 Quad-core 1.4 GHz and 1GB memory ODROID-X has to offer.
73 ... Sid.