The End of Life Blues
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival falls on February 15th this year. Please plan ordering around this. Between shipping, Customs, and supply chains, this can block out February from about the 10th to the end of the month. Orders should be in with pre-payment by February 1st.
"My Mini2440, Mini2451, or Mini6410 has been declared end-of-life and there are no inventories anywhere! What do I do now?"
Do you use the Mini2440 with 256M of NAND? We still have more than 80 units. For Mini2440-1G, Mini2451, and Mini2416 your lowest risk AND least amount of work is to migrate to our long term support Mini210S-BE. Your Mini2440/2451 are ARM9 architecture. Your Mini6410 is ARM11. The Mini210 is ARM A8 Cortex - faster better cooler. The Mini210S will run the same version of the WinCE5/6 or Linux OS and drive all our LCD's. Your code needs to be recompiled and any I/O checked to see if you need changes, and we can help with this.
The Mini210S is 100x100mm and compares to the other boards like this. Here is Mini2440 versus Mini210S-BE on bottom.
Here is the Mini2451 on top.
Mini6410 on bottom.
1-bay NAS Kit v1.2 for NanoPi NEO&NEO2
Amlogic S905, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53@1.5GHz, DVFS
NanoPi M1 Plus.....
Samsung Cortex-A9 S5P4418, 400Mhz~1.4GHz
S430 HD LCD ...... for 4418 and 6818 based boards...
Wicked fast 1.4GHz 64 bit ARM Cortex A57 with 8 cores, WiFi and BT plus Raspberry Pi compatible header. Check new Cooling system from FriendlyARM.
Smart4418 SDK are on hand!!
The quad core module on the Smart4418SDK and can drive our hi-def displays like the HD101. These boards can use SATA hard drives or SSD's!
Feb 15th: Good news everyone! We are handling some of the NanoPi boards, Like NanoPi NEO and NEO Air.
These Allwinner chips are supported by Armbian Linux, which has a nice big user community. We have to add a dollar or two due to shipping from China to the US, and aside from that, we will sell at FriendlyELEC retail for our customers. We only have the larger memory versions (512M RAM on NEO) plus the custom heat sinks and some of the accessories, like PowerDock and UnoDock and some of the BakeBit modules. Note to high volume OEMs: The NanoPi boards are sold at near cost for the Maker community. Orders for more than 100 pieces have a HIGHER price, which is what pays for hardware and software development and support.
The Smart210-SDK is just what it says. A Smart choice for design and application. What is so smart about it? Just about everything! First, the Smart210 Core Module has all its voltage regulators on board plus the Ethernet chip. If you plan to plug the core onto a design of your own, the Ethernet is taken care of and the regulation. See the Smart210 Core Module page for more goodness. The single Cortex A8 runs fast and cool. Second, the Smart210 module is pin compatible with the Smart4418. Need more processing juice? Pop in the Quad Core Cortex A9 4418 at 1.4GHz. Now if that isn't enough, the module is ALSO pin compatible with the Smart6818 Core Module - 8 cores of Cortex A53. 1GHz A8, 1.2GHZ Quad A9, 1.4GHz Octo A53. You choose your caliber. As needs change, you change the module, not your whole design and interface. With their built in voltage regulation and power control, the Smart Core Modules can take 2 to 6V as input power.
Good news everyone! We have added the first product to the Experimenters section. Just a little Arduino Nano compatible board. We call it the NanoAT and it is a 16MHz ATMega 328P about as long as a silver dollar is wide. These things are such a blast and solve so many problems. Programs download over the USB connection and the official Arduino tools and IDE work just fine. (That silver dollar is worth 4 times as much as the NanoAT in silver content alone!)