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DO NOT USE THIS PAGE AS A REFERENCE FOR THE PINECUBE

General waffle about the Pinecube.

Pinecube
CPUAllwinner(Sochip) ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore, 800MHz
RAM128MB DDR3
CPUQuad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
CameraOV5640, 5Mpx
Storage
  • MicroSD slot, bootable
  • 128Mb SPI Nor Flash, bootable
Dimensions55mm x 51mm x 51.5mm
NetworkWiFi
Screenoptional 4.5" RGB LCD screen
MiscVolume and home buttons
Speakers and microphone
Power
MicroUSB/GPIO5V 1A
PoE4V-18V
Batteryoptional 950-1600mAh


Board Layout

PineCube-768x576.jpg


BELOW INFO IS COMPLETELY INVALID FOR PINECUBE
Diagram Schematic
designator
Silkscreen
label
Number
of pins
Description
2 U39 PI-2-bus 40 Pi-2 bus
4 J8 +FAN- 2 PWM controlled fan header
5 J10 SPDIF 3 SPDIF header


I/O

  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet with passive PoE
  • USB 2.0 A host
  • Internal microphone
  • Speaker
  • Camera
  • Volume and home buttons

GPIO

PineCube GPIO Pinout.png

Consists of a 26 header pin connector with:

  • 2x 3.3V Output
  • 2x 5V Output
  • 1x I2C
  • 2x UART
  • 2x PWM
  • 1x SPI
  • 1x eMMC/SDIO/SD (8-bit)
  • 6x Interrupts

Note: Since some interfaces are multiplexed, they can't be all used at same time

GPIO Header Pinout: (PDF, HTML)

PineCube GPIO and Test Points

Power

    • 5V 1A from MicroUSB Port or GPIO port
    • 4V-18V from Ethernet passive PoE
  • Battery: optional 950-1600mAh model: 903048 Lithium Polymer Ion Battery Pack, can be purchase at Amazon.com

PineCube board information, schematics and certifications


Datasheets for components and peripherals

  • LCD touch screen panel information:
  • Lithium battery information:


Operating Systems

Mainlining Efforts

Linux kernel
Type Link Available in version
Devicetree Entry Pinecube https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/9/22/1241 expected in 5.10
Correction for AXP209 driver https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/9/22/1243 5.9
U-boot
Buildroot


Stock Linux

SDK

Stock Linux

How to compile

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: (L)Ubuntu 16.04
  • CPU: 64-bit based
  • Memory: 8 GB or higher
  • Disk: 15 GB free hard disk space

Install required packages

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full git make u-boot-tools libxml2-utils bison build-essential gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi g++-arm-linux-gnueabi zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib g++-multilib libc6-dev-i386 lib32z1-dev

Install older Make 3.82 and Java JDK 6

pushd /tmp
wget https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make/make-3.82.tar.gz
tar xfv make-3.82.tar.gz
cd make-3.82
./configure
make
sudo apt purge -y make
sudo ./make install
cd ..
# Please, download jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin from https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-java-archive-javase6-downloads.html (requires free login)
chmod +x jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin 
./jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin 
sudo mkdir /opt/java/
sudo mv jdk1.6.0_45/ /opt/java/
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /opt/java/jdk1.6.0_45/bin/javac 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/java/jdk1.6.0_45/bin/java 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /opt/java/jdk1.6.0_45/bin/javaws 1
sudo update-alternatives --config javac
sudo update-alternatives --config java
sudo update-alternatives --config javaws
popd

Unpack SDK and then compile and pack the image

7z x 'PineCube Stock BSP-SDK ver1.0.7z'
mv 'PineCube Stock BSP-SDK ver1.0' pinecube-sdk
cd pinecube-sdk/camdroid
source build/envsetup.sh
lunch
mklichee
make -j3
pack