The ODROID-C2 is a 64-bit quad-core Single Board Computer (SBC) that is one of the most cost-effective 64-bit development boards available in the ARM world. The ODROID-C2 is dev board based on Amlogic S905.
- SoC – Amlogic S905 quad core cortex-A53 processor with 3+2 cores Mali-450 GPU
- Memory – 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage – eMMC module socket with 8, 16, 32, or 64GB module by Toshiba or Sandisk + micro SD slot supporting UHS-1 SD cards.
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8211F)
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports + micro USB OTG port
- Expansion Header
- 40-pin header with GPIO, I2C, UART, and ADC ; All I/Os are 3.3V, except ADC that is limited to 1.8V.
- I2S interface
- Debugging – Serial console port (3.3V)
- Misc – Status & power LEDs, IR receiver, boot selector, power jumper
- Power Supply – 5V/2A DC input via 0.8mm/2.5mm power barrel, or micro USB port (selectable via jumper)
- Power Consumption – Less than 500mA in most cases, and up to 2A with USB peripherals
- Dimensions – 85 x 56mm (Same as ODROID-C1+)
The ODROID-C2 has many advantages over the Raspberry Pi2. The processor is an S905 ARM-64bit 2GHz Quad-core with 2GByte DDR3 RAM, Gigabit-Ethernet and IR-receiver. The size of this computer is still only 85 x 56 mm with a weight of 40g, and offers silent operation, 2~5W average power usage, and instant portability, since it fits in a shirt pocket. One powerful feature of the ODROID-C2 is an SD 3.01 standard compatible UHS-1 MicroSD card, as well as the faster eMMC module, can be ordered with the ODROID-C2, and arrives with the popular Ubuntu operating system already installed.
Insert the MicroSD card into the slot, connect a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, Ethernet and power cable, and that’s all you need to do to use the ODROID-C2. Browse the web, play games, run office programs, edit photos, develop software, and watch videos right away. The board also has a 40+7pin GPIO header to make a physical interface between the board and the outside world. The 40+7pin interface headers include PWM, I2C, I2S, UART, ADC and GPIO function. The IR receiver and ADC features on the ODROID-C2 offer many options for building great DIY projects. Below comparison ODROID-C2 with other development boards.
The ODROID-C2 will be available for purchase on March 2, 2016 for $40. The mass production will be started from February 15, 2016 and the first shipping date is March 4, 2016.
Source: ODROID Forum