Renegade ARM Computer with USB 3 on Android Linux

Renegade ARM Computer with USB 3 on Android Linux

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Libre Computer launched a campaign about it’s open source, $35 “Renegade” SBC which is a Raspberry Pi clone that runs Linux or Android 7.1 on a Rockchip RK3328 with up to 4GB DDR4. They claim to be the first SBC with up to 4GB of DDR4, 4K, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0 for the ultimate experience. The indiegogo campaign is offering packages with 1GB ($35), 2GB ($45), and 4GB ($70) of DDR4 RAM and has 19 days to go.

Specifications

  • Processor — Rockchip RK3328 (4x Cortex-A53 cores @ up to 1.5GHz); Mali-450 MP2 GPU
  • RAM — 1GB, 2GB or 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage:
    • MicroSD slot
    • eMMC 5.x interface
  • Multimedia:
    • HDMI 2.0 port
    • 3.5mm TRRS AV jack
  • Networking — 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 2x USB 2.0 host ports
    • USB 3.0 host port
    • Micro-USB port with power support
    • IR Receiver
    • UART header
    • ADC headers
  • Expansion — 40-pin RPi 3 Model B style header (PWM, I2C, SPI, GPIO)
  • Power — 5V 2.5A DC via Micro-USB
  • Other features — U-Boot button
  • Operating system – Ubuntu 16.04 with Rockchip’s Linux 4.4 Kernel and Mainline Linux 4.14 LTS Kernel; Android 7.1 Nougat

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