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SoM board features Allwinner H616 processor

Oct 22, 2022 — by Giorgio Mendoza 890 views

BIGTREETECH has unveiled a compact board equipped with a 64-bit Allwinner H616 processor. Additionally, the company is offering a compatible PI4B adapter which gives access to one LAN port, dual Micro HDMI ports, one USB Type-C and other standard peripherals.

The System-on-Chip found on the BIGTREETECH CB1 board has the following specs:


  • Allwinner H616quad-core Cortex-A53, (up to 1.5GHz), two-cores Mali-G31 MP2 (up to 650MHz).

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The product page mentions that this board is equipped with up to 1GB of DDR3L SDRAM, Wi-Fi 4, HDMI support (up to 4Kp60) and dual BTB (board-to-board) connectors to interface with the PI4B adapter board.

 As seen in the image below, the adapter board features the same form-factor as the Raspberry Pi 4 board. Additionally, the PI4B is also compatible with all versions of the Raspberry Pi CM4.

BIGTREETECH CB1 plus PI4B adapter board
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Some of the peripherals shown on this Pi4B include four USB 2.0, two Micro HDMI ports, one DSI port, one CSI port , one MicroSD card reader and a LAN port. The board also provides one LAN port (up to 100Mbps) and Wi-Fi 4 connectivity. 

PI4BB adapter board
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Documentation including OS image, kernel support and schematics can be found on the company’s GitHub repository. The product page also mentions that this board might support other ARM GNU/Linux distributions in addition to Windows 10 IoT.

 Further information

According to CNXSoftware, the BIGTREETECH CB1 SoM alone is available on Taobao for around $19.90 while the SoM plus the PI4B adapter costs $29.9. Additionally, both the SoM and the Pi4B can be bought on BIQU’s online store

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