pcDuino Acadia: A Quad-Core i.MX 6 Single Board Computer for Internet of Things Projects

In addition to the pcDuino family (pcDuino Lite, pcDuino Lite WiFi, pcDuino v1, pcDuino v2, pcDuino3), LinkSprite Technologies has announced a new single board computer – pcDuino Acadia.

Like the Raspberry Pi board, the pcDuino Acadia board is created to inspire students and makers to learn computer science and dream up incredible cool projects without breaking the bank.

What do you need to get your pcDuino Acadia up and running? In order to do almost anything with this embedded system, there are some essential components required: a 5V power supply, a keyboard, a mouse and a display.

Compared with other pcDuino family members, the new board comes with improved performance in terms of processor performance, storage and connectivity options.

pcDuino Acadia uses a quad-core i.MX 6 processor, comes with 1GB of RAM, has support for Arduino shields, and can run both Linux Ubuntu and Android. In addition to the operating system, Acadia has support for a wide range of programming languages including C, C++, Java, Python, Arduino, and more.

At a price of $119.95, which is about three times more than Raspberry Pi 2, you get more for your money. The board features an IR receiver, SATA to store a lot of data, USB-OTG, WiFi module, and more.

pcDuino Acadia Features

  • GPIO: Arduino-Style Peripheral Headers;
  • Battery Connector: Li-Poly;
  • API to access the following interfaces: UART, ADC, PWM, GPIO, I2C, SPI;
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04, Android ICS 4.4;
  • Program in: C, C++ with GNU tool chain, Java with Android SDK, Python;

pcDuino Acadia Specifications

  • CPU: Freescale i.MX6 SoC 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A9 Quad Core;
  • GPU: OpenGL/ES 2.0 3D Accelerator, OpenVG 1.1 Mali 400 Dual Core;
  • RAM: 1GB DRAM;
  • Onboard Storage: 8GB Flash, microSD card (TF) slot for up to 128GB;
  • Audio Out:3.5mm Analog Audio;
  • Connection: RJ45 Ethernet, USB Host, USB OTG, On-Board Wi-Fi Module;
  • Power Requirements: 2A @ 5VDC;
  • Control: IR Receiver;
  • Interface: LVDS LCD, MIPI & CSI Camera Interface;

You may be interested in the following single board computers as well:
DragonBoard 410c: A System-on-Module for Makers and Roboticists
Banana Pro: designed with upgrades from the original Banana Pi
The ODROID C1 can eat an elephant

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