The Origen 4 Quad is a development board based on Samsung’s quad-core Exynos 4412 processor. While the board is aimed at developer that want to test software, it would also make the basis of a pretty decent low-power computer with the same speedy processor found in the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
The system board includes a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, HDMI, Ethernet, USB, and SD card connectors, along with support for add-ons including a camera board, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS, and audio.
The system should be able to handle Google Android or a range of Linux-based operating systems.
A basic board plus an audio sub-board runs $199. Or for $469 you can get a kit with the sound board, wireless connectivity board, a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel LCD and touchscreen, and accessories including HDMI, USB, and serial cables.
The new quad-core system replaces last year’s dual core Origen board, and sells for about the same price. The Origen 4 Quad is expected to start shipping in September.
via CNX Software