published December 21st, 2011 | categories: Hardware | all categories
Solid-Run announced on December 11, 2011, the availability of CuBox. CuBox is an ultra small open-source Android TV and media center hardware device with an amazing power punch.
The CuBox operates with a voltage less than 3 watts. However, it packs an amazing hardware feature set to include:
- Marvell Armada 510 based 800MHz ARM processor
- ARMv7 Instruction set, including VFP3 floating point unit and wmmx SIMD unit.
- 1GByte DDR-3
- HDMI 1080p output backed by hardware video decoding engine capable of up-to 1080p decoding of all major multimedia codecs.
- OpenGL|ES 2.0 GPU
- 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
- 2 x USB 2.0 (host)
- eSata 2, 3Gbps
- Infra-red receiver
- Optical audio SPDIF transmitter
- microSD for operating system
- microUSB (device) for debug and recovery
The platform is provided with completely open source SDK:
- Android 2.2
- Linux kernel 2.6
- Demo software for demonstrating capability of the platform:
- Ubuntu and Debian
According the Solid-Run, the Israeli manufacturer, “The platform ships with a universal 5V power supply and 2GByte micro-SD, and is user upgradeable to 64GByte and beyond. Customers will have access to the CuBox platform including all its supporting infrastructure and resources for €99.”
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