The Origen 4 Quad is a bare-bones dev board built around Samsung’s quad-core ARM-powered Exynos 4412 processor.
Although the board is primarily targeted at devs who want to code and test apps, the Origen 4 Quad can also be used to power an Android or Linux based system.
As is noted above, the board is equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, along with 1GB of RAM, HDMI, Ethernet, USB, and SD card connectors. Origen also offers add-on support for a camera board, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and audio.
As Lilliputing’s Brad Linder points out, a basic board plus an audio sub-board runs for $199. $469 will get you a kit with the sound board, wireless connectivity board, a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel LCD and touchscreen, as well as HDMI, USB and serial cables.
The latest iteration of the Origen 4 (the previous version was powered by a dual-core chip) joins an already extensive lineup of ARM-powered barebone devices, including the MK802 PC on a stick, the Hackberry A10 dev board, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoard.
Like the Origen 4, BeagleBoard boasts an extensive eco-system of plug-in boards, such as the LCD7 touch, QuickLogic CSSP camera interface (CAM I/F), weather modules, DVI-D interface and a troubleshooting breakout kit.
A full list of Beagle plug-in capes can be accessed here.