PINE A64-LTS/SOPine

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The PINE A64-LTS
The SOPINE A64

The PINE64-LTS is the long term supply version of the PINE A64 (+), PINE64's first single board computer, powered by Allwinner’s A64 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit SoC. There are many operating systems available for the PINE A64-LTS created by the open source community and various partner projects. The PINE A64-LTS is guaranteed to be supplied until the year 2025 at the very least.

The SOPINE A64 is a compute module powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in the PINE A64 with 2G LPDDR3 RAM memory, Power Management Unit, SPI Flash and integrated MicroSD Slot (for bootable OS images microSD card). The SOPINE module has a 5 years LTS (Long Term Supply) status, which means that it will be supplied to 2022 at the very least. There is a one year warranty period for the SOPINE module. This tiny compute module uses SODIMM-DDR3 form-factor and can be paired with either the Clusterboard, the Baseboard or a custom host PCB for industrial or other embedded applications. It is fully compatible with the PINE A64-LTS in terms of software support

Software releases

Important: The SOPine operating system images are compatible with PINE A64-LTS.

Please see SOPINE Software Release for a complete list of currently supported operating system images that work with the SOPine, as well as other related software. For a quick reference, the list includes the following operating system images:

Below is a list of links to the build sources and environments for some operating system images. Some of themare labelled as beta or nightly builds, which means they are fit for testing purposes only. Those images should be used at your own risk and are not fit for regular use.

Accessories and Step-by-Step Guides

Please see Accessories Step by Step Guides for a list of guides for Pine A64 accessories; there you can find instructions and guides about the following:

  • Enclosures
  • Bluetooth and WiFi module
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) battery holder
  • First and third party cases
  • Featured 3D printed cases (and more)

SoC and Memory Specification

  • Based on Allwinner A64/R18
    • R18 and A64 are identical SoC but R18 committed for 10 years supply by vendor.

CPU Architecture

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 Processor@1152Mhz
  • A power-efficient ARM v8 architecture
  • 64 and 32bit execution states for scalable high performance
  • Support NEON Advanced SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instruction for acceleration of media and signal processing function
  • Support Large Physical Address Extensions(LPAE)
  • VFPv4 Floating Point Unit
  • 32KB L1 Instruction cache and 32KB L1 Data cache
  • 512KB L2 cache

GPU Architecture

System Memory

  • RAM Memory Variants: 2GB LPDDR3.
  • Storage Memory: 128Mb SPI Flash and optional eMMC module from 16GB up to 128GB

PINE A64-LTS Board Features

 
Front view of a Pine A64-LTS board
 
Rear view of a Pine A64-LTS board

Video

  • Digital Video (Type A - full)

Audio

  • 3.5mm stereo earphone/microphone plug

Network

  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet(PINE A64+ version), 10/100Mbps Ethernet(PINE A64 version)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)

Storage

  • microSD - bootable, support SDHC and SDXC, storage up to 256GB
  • USB - 2 USB2.0 Host port

Expansion Ports

  • DSI - Display Serial Interface, 4 lanes MiPi, up to 1080P
  • CSI - CMOS Camera Interface up to 5 mega pixel
  • TP - Touch Panel Port, SPI with interrupt
  • RTC - Real Time Clock Battery Connector
  • VBAT - Lithium Battery Connector with temperature sensor input
  • Wifi/BT Module Header - SDIO 3.0 and UART
  • 2x20 pins "Pi2" GPIO Header
  • 2x17 pins "Euler" GPIO Header
  • 2x5 pins "EXP" Console Header

Pine A64-LTS, SOPine Module and Baseboard Information, Schematics, and Certifications

 
Front view of a SOPine Baseboard
 
Front view of a SOPine module
 
Rear view of a SOPine module

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

Pine A64 POT

Other Resources