RockPro64 and Pine H64 Discussion Thread
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Please read the FOSDEM 2018 blog-thread to learn about the upcoming boards. 
You can discuss the upcoming boards here.
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#2
Host mode for usb port is nice to hang devices off the board but while prototyping embedded systems device mode or USB OTG would be just as useful. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device mode ports would allow use to build prototypes of devices. While there are pcie cards that provide usb3 device mode (NXP 3380) getting a hold of them at reasonable prices is difficult. The chip is $15 getting it on a usable card is 10x that. USB OTG or just device mode is a great way to make these 'embeded devices' instead of just scaled down computers with a bit of extra gpio.
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#3
I'd like a spec comparison with Rock64. And also a performance comparison. But I guess that'll come up later :-)

edit: Oh, and what about measures? This isn't the same form factor as Rock64, right?
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(01-31-2018, 03:14 AM)Malmgren Wrote: I'd like a spec comparison with Rock64. And also a performance comparison. But I guess that'll come up later :-)

edit: Oh, and what about measures? This isn't the same form factor as Rock64, right?

Which board do you mean ? the RockPro64 or Pine H64 ? 

Also, did you read the blog entry ? 
Quote:Both boards have the same dimensions as the original Pine A64 (133mm x 80mm x 19mm).
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(01-31-2018, 05:30 AM)Luke Wrote:
(01-31-2018, 03:14 AM)Malmgren Wrote: I'd like a spec comparison with Rock64. And also a performance comparison. But I guess that'll come up later :-)

edit: Oh, and what about measures? This isn't the same form factor as Rock64, right?

Which board do you mean ? the RockPro64 or Pine H64 ? 

Also, did you read the blog entry ? 
Quote:Both boards have the same dimensions as the original Pine A64 (133mm x 80mm x 19mm).

Oh, sorry, missed that bit. Anyway, I'm referring to the RockPro64.
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#6
I'm considering buying the H6 board, is there an eta for an android image?
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#7
All below is related to the RockPro64 dev board.

Great specs.

But BT 4.1 is a disappointment though. BT 4.2 would have been better (for me) because of more speed (to my BT 4.2 laptop) and I want to experiment with the IP connectivity (internet) for smart devices/sensors.
1) So can you confirm that it is possible to successfully use a BT 4.2 dongle in one of the USB 2.0 ports ?
2) Will it be possible to fully disable/blacklist only the BT controller of the WiFi/BT module, and leave the WiFi fully working ?

3) Will you be making available downloads of, or links to, the onboard chips datasheets and example source code ?
For example a link like this one : http://www.ti.com/product/WL1837MOD and also links to, or downloadable sample code of, a working skeleton with hints and comments.
Yes, make it easy for devs. In MS style.

I realise that the kernel and userspace source code for Mali drivers is probably blob format only, and therefore off-limit.
4) Do you release Linux kernel and Android kernel as full source, or source code with blobs ?

5) What else will be released as blob only?
6) For how many years will you actively support the RockPro64 with image updates, and source code updates ?

"..... there are mounting holes for a heatsink and a header for a fan on the PCB. .....".
7) Will a heatsink+quiet_fan combo be available upon launch, or is this up to 3rd parties ?

"..... Both boards have the same dimensions as the original Pine A64 (133mm x 80mm x 19mm). ....."
8) But the i/o ports will be layed out differently and there will be a heatsink+fan combo. Will a case (taking into account heatsink+fan combo) be available upon launch, or is this up to 3rd parties ?

9) Will there be power supplies/adapters available ?
10) If not, what power supply/adapter without PCI-e card, and what power supply/adapter with a lot of power sucking PCI-e card ?
(Volt, amp, plug).
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(01-31-2018, 11:24 AM)nkoeppel Wrote: I'm considering buying the H6 board, is there an eta for an android image?

The stock Android 7.1 build will be released in two weeks time.
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#9
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/01/29/...60-and-up/

Looking good
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#10
This looks good too

http://www.rikomagic.com/en/product/show...id_20.html

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