On GeekBuying appeared to be quite unusual TV Box. In truth platform Rockchip RK3368 it is unknown, but the TV Box has Dual OS – Android 5.1 and Ubuntu Linux.
As we wrote it is unusual and TV Box also has an a unique specification, more powerful than you could see on TV boxes based on RK3368.
GeekBox open source TV Box specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3368 octa core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz with PowerVR G6110 GPU
- System Memory – 2GB [email protected]
- Storage – 16GB Samsung eMMC v5.0 flash + micro SD slot
- Video Output / Display I/F
- HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60Hz with CEC support
- Display + touchscreen headers
- Audio Output – HDMI
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n + 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO @ 867 Mbps (AP6354 module), Bluetooth 4.1
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
- Debugging – 3-pin header for serial console
- Security – HW security system, support popular DRM (no details though), and HDCP 1.4/2.x
- Misc – Power, reboot and update buttons, IR receiver, fan header, RTC battery header, 2x LEDs
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Dimensions – 90 x 69 x 21 mm
GeekBox has a Rockchip RK3368 system-on-module (SoM) with a 314-pin MXM3 (MXM-III) edge connector. The system will be pre-installed with Android 5.1 & Ubuntu Dual boot firmware, and you’ll also be able to switch to Android-based Light Biz OS (Rockchip OS). The kit will including GeekBox SoM, the enclosure, an IR Remote control, an HDMI cable, two external antennas, a charging cable, an heatsink, a power adapter and a user’s manual.
If you want to do some real work, you could also get Landingship baseboard (sold separately) to insert the Rockchip RK3368 module into the MXM3 socket and get some extra features and ports including:
- Storage – 2.5″ SATA drive support on the back of the board
- Display – MIPI DSI header
- Expansion Headers – 60-pin GPIO header (2.54mm pitch)
- Camera – MIPI CSI connector
- Audio – optical S/PDIF, 3.5mm headphone jack, two microphones
- USB – One extra USB port
- Misc – RTC battery slot (CR1220), 2×2 user buttons, buzzer
- Power Supply – 5V
- Baseboard dimensions – 116x86x13 mm
GeekBox is an open platform which allows you to program the device according to your preferences and projects. If you have even a little programming is GeekBox is for you. Soon on GeekBox.tv appear ROMs for download, also available is forum.geekbox.tv. On the GeekBox.tv and GeekBuying (which supports this project, look at the letter “g” in the name), you can buy a lot of extra components and accessories: 7.9″ “retina” display, a cooling fan, an RTC battery to connect directly to the SoM, high gain WiFi antennas (5dB), and so on. You can already download the schematics (PDF) for GeekBox SoM and LandingShip carrier board.
Now GeekBox is available in presale for $109.99 on GeekBuying
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