First octocore Exynos 5410 dev board goes up for presale

first_imgSamsung’s octo-core Exynos 5410 is headed to the DIY scene very soon. One online retailer has started serving up a pre-order page and will begin shipping boards in July… though, curiously, no actual price has been set yet.This is the same processing beast that will power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in select markets (read: not in the U.S.). It’s not an 8-core chip like those made by Intel or AMD. The Exynos 5410 packs four high-output ARM-A15 cores and slaps on four additional low-power Cortex-A7 cores to handle less intensive processing chores and extend battery life. ARM refers to the pairing as big.LITTLE technology.CNX Software spotted the new Arndale board from InSignal over on Howchip.com. Details on the actual board remain a bit sketchy. So far, the Howchip listing only specifies that it will include gigabit Ethernet connectivity, HDMI output, and both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. An SD card slot provides a home for expanded storage while a serial port enables hassle-free debugging hook-ups.The usual assortment of dev board peripherals will be offered, too. Howchip will soon have add-on sound, camera, connectivity (presumably including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), camera, and LCD boards up for sale.Apart from the price and specs, a few other key pieces of information are still missing — like the dimensions of the board. It’ll probably arrive close to the dual-core board Arndale that’s already available to purchase, though you may want to hold off 3D printing a fancy case until you’ve got concrete measurements… and an email confirming that you’re actually getting a unit shipped to you.Software support details also haven’t been added to the product page yet, but you can bet that both Android and ARM-compatible Linux distributions will run just fine on this octo-core beast.last_img

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