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Allwinner H3 compact SBC supports 10/100 ethernet

Jun 10, 2023 — by Giorgio Mendoza 904 views

 The WuKong Board H3 Zero is a small single board computer powered by a quad-core Allwinner H3 processor. The board comes with 10/100Mbps Ethernet support and various GPIOs for interfacing external devices.

This board appears to be a Orange Pi Zero LTS clone since it features the same processor and provides very similar peripherals. The product page mentions that the standard version comes with 256MB SDRAM, but it can support up to 512MB. 

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WuKong Board H3 Zero pinout
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The User Manual indicates that the 26-pin header interface is similar to the pinout of the Raspberry Pi Model A/B. The WuKong board is also compatible with operating systems such as Android, Ubuntu, Debian, etc.


WuKong Board H3 Zero peripherals
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Specifications listed for the WuKong Board H3 include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • 256MB/512MB DDR RAM
    • 1x MicroSD card slot
  • Connectivity:
    • 10/100M Ethernet port + PoE
    • Wi-Fi IEEE 802. 11 b/g/n (XR819)
    • 1x Wi-Fi antenna connector
  • I/O Interfaces:
    • 26-pin Expansion port
    • 13-pin Header (2x USB, IR pin, Audio [MIC, AV])
  • USB:
    • 1x USB 2.0 HOST
    • 1x USB 2.0 OTG
  • Debug:
    • 3-pin Debug serial port
  • Other Features:
    • 1x Power button, 
    • 2x Status LEDs
  • OS:
    • Android, Ubuntu, Debian
  • Power:
    • 5V DC (via USB Type-C port)
  • Mechanical:
    • 45mm × 48mm
    • 30g

 Further information

As mentioned earlier, the WuKong Board H3 Zero costs $19.90 (not including shipping) and it can be ordered from the Seeedstudio online store.

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2 responses to “Allwinner H3 compact SBC supports 10/100 ethernet”

  1. chip says:

    Also roughly similar to the NanoPi Neo, Zero Pi, etc. This is a common design that works well, however the XR819 WiFi chip used in this board and the “Oranges” is known for being quite unreliable, to the point many users were forced to disable it and plug an external WiFi dongle. Better check at the Armbian forums what is the current status of the FOSS drivers for that chip before buying.

  2. Patrick Fitzgerald says:

    A cli command to ignore wlan0 and disconnect it is
    $ nmcli device disconnect wlan0

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