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.

Origen 4 Quad Board

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.

origen 4 Quad

via CNX Software

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5 replies on “Origen 4 Quad: A development board with Samsung Exynos 4412”

  1. It’s double the price of the Hackberry, with DDR2 Ram instead of DDR3, no on board storage and no on board wifi. The only real question is why would you buy one of these when you can get a better and cheaper board in the Hackberry?

    1. Quad-core Cortex-A9 @1.4GHz, instead of single-core Cortex-A8 @1.2GHz. That’s roughly 6 times the CPU power (assuming your load threads well) compared to the Hackberry. And it’s triple the price, not double :P.

    2. The Hackberry has an Allwinner A10, which is a single-core Cortex-A8. There’s no comparison with the Exynos 4412. Doesn’t fully explain the price difference though!
      I have my doubts about Insignal (the makes of this board). Last year the origenboard.org site was a mess, with no communication from Insignal, and it was overrun with spam. They don’t seem to support the board themselves, pointing to Linaro instead. Personally I’ll go with the Hardkernel Odroid-X.

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