ODROID-XU4: 5422 and Gigabit Ethernet Exynos for Android and Linux

ODROID-XU4 is the new dev board of Hardkernel. The Korean manufacturer’s cards are famous for using SoC Exynos, and here too we have a 5422 Octa Core to management altogether. It is a modified version of ODROID-Aleeya, much cheaper and perhaps more interesting. It costs $ 74 with power supply 5V/4A, heatsink and fan already installed, a prezzone also in relation to $ 99 by Aleeya Lite.

Between technical specifications:

  • Samsung Exynos 5422quad core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 at + quad core at 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-T628 MP6 GPU supporting OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1/3.0 and OpenCL 1.1 Full profile
  • 2 GBRAM LPDDR3 PoP (750 MHz, 12 GB/s memory bandwidth, 2x32bit bus)
  • Storage – Micro SD slot + eMMC 5.0module socket
  • Video/Audio Output- HDMI 1.4 atup to 1080 p and S/PDIF out via USB module
  • Network Connectivity – Ethernet 1000Mbps
  • 2 x USB 3.0 host port USB, 1 x USB 2.0 port

And besides that a whole range of sensors for voltage and current, RGB LED, RTC media, header for debugging via serial console and 30-pin header for accessing GPIO, IRQ, SPI and ADC plus 12-pin header for I2S and I2C. 82 x 58 x 22 mm and in 60 grams (more compact by Aleeya), It is for sale on the site hardkernel or authorized dealers (better Europeans to avoid import taxes). Usual, quality Accessories and components are available to match the card to complete it or expand it.

ODROID-It supports Ubuntu 15.04 (OpenCL and OpenGl ES included) as well as Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Is obviously compatible with software written for Bestitude. The main differences with the latter make it easier for an amateur start using it (HDMI and USB 3.0 standard-size, Gigabit Ethernet) but we must always consider that at this price we should add a memory, it’s microSD or eMMC-and probably a WiFi module. The paper also recommended to who was fascinated by Raspberry PI and is now ready for the next level.