Mango Pi Launches Allwinner H616-Primarily based MQ-Quad Single-Board Pc, MCore-H616 SOM


Single-board pc specialist Mango Pi has launched its newest design, constructed for individuals who are struggling to seek out inventory of the favored Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W: the MQ-Quad, a quad-core SBC with 1GB of RAM.

The MQ-Quad is, the corporate has confirmed, constructed across the Allwinner H616 system-on-chip — giving it 4 Arm Cortex-A53 cores operating at 1.5GHz and an Arm Mali-G31 MP2 graphics processor operating at as much as 650MHz, Elsewhere on the chip are AES and SHA acceleration engines, Arm TrustZone assist, video decoding {hardware} for 6k30 or 4k60 H.265 and 4k30 H.264 plus encoding {hardware} for 4k25 or 1080p60 H.264 video.

Mango Pi has taken this chip and connected it to a compact single-board pc designed to imitate the footprint of the Raspberry Pi Zero household — full with 40-pin general-purpose enter/output (GPIO) header to the highest. The board contains 1GB of DDR3 reminiscence, a single mini-HDMI port with 4k60 assist, a USB Sort-C On-The-Go (OTG) port for energy and one other for USB Host use, and a microSD slot for storage.

What the board would not have: an Ethernet port, to utilize the gigabit Ethernet PHY in-built to the H616. As an alternative, there is a Trolink TL8723DS radio providing 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity alongside Bluetooth 4.2 assist — whereas those that would like wired connectivity can use an 18-pin FPC connector to the far finish of the board which incorporates Ethernet alongside USB and extra GPIO pins.

For software program, Mango Pi supplies photos of the OpenWRT-based Tina Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and Android 10. Ought to even the compact Zero kind issue show too chunky, in the meantime, the corporate additionally presents the MCore-H616 system-on-module (SOM) with comparable specs however a extra compact footprint — whereas these trying to go in the wrong way can buy a bundle, which packs the MQ-Quad right into a passive aluminum heatsink.

The MQ-Quad and MCore-H616 are actually obtainable on the Mango Pi AliExpress retailer, priced at $26.74 and $17.15 respectively; the MQ-QuadCooling bundle, which incorporates the MQ-Quad board plus heatsink case, is priced at $29.64. Extra data, together with schematics, will be discovered on the Mango Pi web site; the corporate has additionally pledged to launch board designs underneath an open-source license if it receives greater than 10,000 “followers” on its Bilibili house.


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