ARMBRIX Zero has a dual-core Cortex-A15 SoC under the hood

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Samsung's Exynos 5 SoC is built around ARM's dual-core Cortex-A15 MPCore chip design, as well as ARM's quad-core Mali-T604 GPU.

The chipset currently powers a number of popular mobile devices, including Samsung's ARM-based Chromebook, Google's Nexus 10 tablet and the Arndale dev board.

Recently, the Exynos 5 tipped up in a new dev board from ARMBRIX dubbed "Zero," which is priced at a cool $145.

Specs?

An ARM Mali T604 (GPU), 2GB of DDR memory, a microSD card for storage, an HDMI port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3 port, a micro USB port, an Ethernet jack, a SATA connector, audio jacks and 3 expansion headers.

As expected, the board is designed to run Android along with other Linux-based systems, including Ubuntu.

Interested? You can snap up the ARMBRIX Zero from HowChip for $145.

Alternatively, you may also want to check out Samsung's official Arndale (Jelly Bean) dev board, even if it does does carry a significantly higher price point at $249 for 2GB of RAM, HDMI, USB, SATA, Serial and JTAG connectors, as well as support for 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi direct.