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—CubieTruck Plus is an upgraded version of Cubietruck, which ranks fifth in the CubieBoard family of open source hardware (development boards), so we can also call CubieBoard5.
—CubieTruck Plus is an eight-core Allwinner H8 hardware platform, H8 is a comprehensive consideration of the mobile applications and home applications and other occasions, the main control chip, in the functional specifications with the A20 compared to slightly reduced, but it has balanced performance, Heat control is good, reasonable chip pricing and other advantages. After a long period of testing and evaluation, we decided to use this platform, we believe that H8 is the application of value, and our CubieTruckPlus can create value for you.
—H8 equipped with an 8-core ARMCortex A7, the maximum frequency of 2.0GHz, and then with the Imagination’s GPU PowerVR 544 high-frequency version, and Gigabit network interface, the A20 platform than a whole upgrade four times the integrated processing performance.
—About memory, CubieTruck Plus retains a maximum of 2GB of design, without further ramping up the parameters. Because H8 platform DDR controller has been an excellent optimization, DDR clock can run 667MHz, so DDR bandwidth performance compared to A20 performance nearly doubled.
—About power supply, CubieTruck Plus retains the original practice, while supporting DC5V plug power supply, USB-powered, lithium battery-powered three ways. These three methods are equivalent, as long as there is any one, the machine can function all the normal work. The support of lithium battery-powered, in order to ensure system security, equivalent to the function of UPS, in the event of abnormal electricity supply, you can let the system have time to deal with incomplete transactions, take the safe shutdown process. CubicTruck Plus still supports on-board RTC battery, RTC battery capacity and CubieTruck the same, just because the RTC power consumption all increased, so support the number of days is about 4 days. If you want to support a longer RTC hold time, you need to replace the larger capacity coin cell.
—CubieTruck Plus this time still supports Broadcom’s Wifi + Bluetooth program, the choice of the AP6330 module, the biggest upgrade point is Wifi support 2.4G and 5G dual-band. This new 5G reception results in a doubling of the cost of the module.
—About storage, CubieTruck Plus retains most of the practice, but not in support of Nand Flash, and the choice of Emmc memory chip, the system program a higher degree of security, the degree of openness of the software is also higher. CubieTruck Plus still support the machine directly connected to the SATA hard drive, but because the H8 hardware platform does not provide Sata interface, so this is a USB-SATA chip from the adapter, tested the stability of this transfer program is guaranteed.
—Display interface part also changes, CubieTruck Plus support HDMI + Display Port display program, this time to give up the old standard to support VGA. In the PC’s motherboard, Display Port is increasingly popular, we come to support this standard is to hope that everyone with an inclusive attitude to accept new things, but also for everyone to study and experience the Display Port interface to provide a carrier.
—About audio output interface,CubieTruck Plus retains the practice, support for analog audio, HDMI, SPDIF fiber in three ways, they can adjust the system settings to switch.
—About audio input interface, this time we do more perfect, CubieTruck Plus itself supports onboard microphone, on-board mic is the original CubieTruck not. At the same time CT + also supports headphones mic, because now most of the phone is equipped with the ear are mic, so with the mic ear is already more than one staff, and this is a good accessory ecology, we decided to use it.
—About some other specifications, CubieTruck Plus and Cubietruck are basically the same, even the thickness and size are compatible, so the CT shell for the manufacturers in terms of only a slight modification can be used directly (Display Port and VGA openings are different)
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