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Firefly RK3288 (Yet Another Quad-Core Single-Board Computer )

Firefly RK3288 (Yet Another Quad-Core Single-Board Computer )

March 7, 2015
Author: Nikolai K.

The Firefly-RK3288 comes with a Cortex-A17 quadcore @1.8 Ghz processor, a Mali-T760 MP4 Graphics processor and 2GB dual-channel DDR3 RAM for $189 USD. The board also comes with 16GB eMMC Flash on-board storage, which provides faster and more reliable operation than an SD card.

Additionally, the board comes with dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Gigabit Ethernet. GPIO expansion headers allow interfacing with a wide range of electrical systems (I2C, UART, PWM, and more). The board has an IR interface which is most likely focused on the use of the computer as a media computer. A quirk of the system is that it has a standard VGA as well as an HDMI monitor connector, which should reduce the amount of time spent looking for HDMI to VGA adapters. The board also supports dual-booting Android and Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.

The board is approximately $189 USD, although it is currently on sale for $160 at Geekbuying.com.

For more information, take a look at the manufacturer website here or at the EdisonDev write up.

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