Linaro and Samsung team up on Origen ARM dev board

Summary:Linaro and Samsung have announced a low cost board for developers keen on rapidly prototypying Linux and Android applications on ARM.The Origen board, announced on Monday, contains a 45nm dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, a multi-core Mali400GPU and 1GB of DDR3 memory.

Linaro and Samsung have announced a low cost board for developers keen on rapidly prototypying Linux and Android applications on ARM.

The Origen board, announced on Monday, contains a 45nm dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, a multi-core Mali400GPU and 1GB of DDR3 memory.

It's designed for developers of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices and should cost less than $200 (£121). It will be possible to get builds of Android and Ubuntu optimised for the boards, Linaro said.

"The Origen board and Linaro's provision of software and tools makes it easier, faster and less expensive for developers and companies to develop high-end embedded Linux products," George Grey, the chief executive of Linaro, said in a statement. "We are excited to be offering optimised open source components and builds of Android and Ubuntu for this development platform."

The board comes with HDMI, SD card, WiFi, Bluetooth, LCD, audio and USB interfaces. The application processor is located on a separate board, so it can be upgraded independently of the main board, according to Thinq. Availability was not disclosed.

Topics: Storage

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