What is sunxi
sunxi represents the family of ARM SoC (System on Chip) designed for embedded systems, and made by Allwinner Tech. in Zhuhai (Guangdong, China). The most popular sunxi SoC model is the Allwinner A10 and the Allwinner A13. Their predecessor was an ARM9 named Boxchip F20 (sun3i) and their successors are A20 and Allwinner A31. See Allwinner SoC Family for more information.
The sunxi community is a very active and advanced one. For more information, check our linux-sunxi community page. It explains how to get help and how to contact us, and how you can contribute as well.
Quick reference guide
This wiki includes some fine tutorials. Please consider improving them.
Allwinner based Devices
Due to the popularity of the Allwinner SoCs, there are literally thousands of different devices out there.
Open Source Hardware
At sunxi we fully support the OSHW initiative, as this gives people the freedom to adapt hardware designs to their own needs. Currently, Olimex is the only company creating Allwinner based OSHW, and Olimex actively contributes to the sunxi project.
- Open Hardware SBC with an Allwinner A13 CPU inside developed by Olimex with 512MB RAM, 4GB NAND Flash, VGA, Audio In/Out, WIFI, 3x USB Hosts, USB-OTG, LiPo, SD-card, 72 GPIOs, 6-16VDC power input
- Open Hardware SBC with an Allwinner A10S CPU inside developed by Olimex with 512MB RAM, 4GB NAND Flash, HDMI, JTAG, 100MBit Ethernet, micro-SD cards, USB host, USB-OTG, 50 GPIOs, 5VDC power input
- Open Hardware SBC with an Allwinner A20 CPU inside developed by Olimex with 1GB RAM, 4GB NAND Flash, VGA, HDMI, SATA, 100MBit Ethernet, SD and micro-SD cards, 2x USB hosts, USB-OTG, LiPo, 160 GPIOs, 6-16VDC power input
- Open Hardware SBC with an Allwinner A10 CPU inside developed by Olimex with 512M RAM, HDMI, 100MBit Ethernet, SATA, micro-SD card, USB host, USB-OTG, LiPo, 160 GPIOs, 5VDC power input.
Featured Community Hardware
While these boards are not OSHW, they are made by sunxi community members and are well supported.
- RhombusTech aims to create an Open Hardware EOMA68 compliant CoM with an Allwinner A20 SoC inside to be the user replaceable heart of different devices.
- Cubieboard, Cubieboard2
- A small (10x6cm), hacker friendly, extendable and very low-cost while powerful ARM boards with A10 or A20.
- A small, hacker friendly, extensible while powerful ARM board with A20, 1000Mbps NIC, 4GB NAND Flash, VGA, HDMI, on board Wifi/Bt, S/PDIF, LiPo, RTC, 2x USB hosts, USB-OTG.
For a full listing of documented devices, browse the categories below.
If your device is not listed, you might need to work through the new device howto.