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OPI-PC Plus and OPI-Plus 2E will be ready soon.

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Post time 2016-4-27 05:21:11 | Show all posts
rodolfo replied at 2016-4-27 02:48
There are three OPI boards missing on the market :

$5 minimal 1W board  ( stripped down OPI ONE-ZER ...

Hi,

The killer problem for me is the short-term availability of the boards.  I bought an OPi A20 and spent ages getting the gc2035 camera working.  The board has some good features and with the addition of a battery for the RTC it is good.  But this board (and maybe anything with an A20) is extinct now.  I tried an H3 board but it has problems and is too much bother for me.  The RPi3 is good and well supported.  Even the old RPi boards are supported.  Seems good to me.

Cheers,
Steven
Post time 2016-4-27 08:15:42 | Show all posts
Edited by zhao_steven at 2016-4-27 08:24

@rodolfo   
     We will have OPI Zero with 5.9$.
     We will have OPI PC2 with 20$(64 bit ARM H64 1G ram + WIFI/BT VS RPI3+ GbE).

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Post time 2016-4-27 15:34:14 | Show all posts
Edited by rodolfo at 2016-4-27 08:36

@zhao_steven @phelum

Thanks for answering. Let me assure you that OPI boards could be very successful if they would simply deliver quality at a competitive price. There are too many boards with similar specs, soon obsoleted by missing support for exotic added components..

The real news would be FEWER, but SIMPLE ROBUST QUALITY BOARDS with support and availability. I mentioned three classes of boards before ( simple entry low power / universal medium specs / high end with fast interfaces ). If such boards would exist in a working condition with working mainstream kernel/drivers/libraries - the community could focus on actual high level use cases ( how to use OPIs in schools, businesses, IoT, home servers, robotics...)

It was extremely tedious to turn OPI ONE into a useful board. Without sunxi / Armbian and members of this board ( Openelec ) it would not have been possible. The sorry state of support is not so much a problem for hardcore tinkerers and low level experts, they always find a way to turn a heap of parts into some useful gadget. The real problem is with ordinary users who are quite savvy at solving real life use cases, but simply expect the boards to be in more than alpha stage when it comes to OS/drivers/libraries. These users are put off by non-working components and mismatched software.   

Have a nice day.

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Post time 2016-4-27 16:50:40 | Show all posts
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Please please make gigabit ethernet+usb3 board. Nobody has one (well not for a reasonable price anyway) so OrangePi being first one would be a huge advantage. NAS guys would grab those like hotcakes

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Post time 2016-4-27 17:07:19 | Show all posts
hojnikb replied at 2016-4-27 11:50
@zhao_steven
Please please make gigabit ethernet+usb3 board. Nobody has one (well not for a reasonab ...

Just be patient.
I think we need to wait about 10-12 months or even more, until A72 boards massively comes to market with acceptable price.
A72 architecture has native usb 3.0 and sata 3.0 support.
But, the software needs more time to support new SOCs. So, you can buy a good usable device with usb 3.0 and low price after 2 years from this point
All we need is a time.

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Post time 2016-4-27 21:14:49 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
zhao_steven replied at 2016-4-27 08:15
@rodolfo   
     We will have OPI Zero with 5.9$.
     We will have OPI PC2 with 20$(64 bit ARM H64  ...

please make them easy for hand soldering to add the missing components

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Post time 2016-4-27 22:09:11 | Show all posts
trpaslikcz replied at 2016-4-27 13:33
Nope (and who needs USB/SATA 3.0 in a smartphone anyway?). A57 is more likely candidate for NAS SoC ...

So, what about this:
http://www.cnx-software.com/2016 ... a-3-0-pcie-3-0-etc/
It's nice one for development boards.

I'll be waiting for board on a such SOC.

Post time 2016-4-29 04:19:41 | Show all posts
@hojnikb  We will have a new board with 64bit ARM giga ethernet ,USB3.0 ,SATA3.0 and PCIE.

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Post time 2016-4-29 09:01:48 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
@zhao_steven, That's very interesting. SoC will be from another vendor or something new from Allwinner?

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Post time 2016-4-29 17:18:27 | Show all posts
zhao_steven replied at 2016-4-28 23:19
@hojnikb  We will have a new board with 64bit ARM giga ethernet ,USB3.0 ,SATA3.0 and PCIE.

Hello Zhao.
What about some holes near SOC to hold heatsink at the next generation of boards?
It would be nice. I hope you finde a place fore the holes.

Thanx.

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