Pinebook Pro Dock

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Starting point for PineBook Pro Docking station


The PineBook Pro's docking station was custom designed for both physical dimensions and ports to compliment the PineBook Pro laptop. It has been tested on several disparate platforms and seems to be fully compatible with Android, Windows, ChromeOS, and GNU/Linux. It may be compatible with Apple systems, but this has yet to be documented.

Ports available

List of ports available on docking station:

  • USB 3.0 Ports x3
  • USB-C Ports 3x
  • 4K @ 30fps HDMI x1
  • 1080P VGA x1
  • Gigabit Ethernet networking port x 1
  • Card readers: micro SD x 1 & SD x 1, supports: SD, SDHC and SDXC
  • Audio Jack: 3.5mm Earphone Jack with mic x1

OS Compatibility

Hardware Tests

  • Acer Aspire e15*

Note that machine lacks USB-C video. Tested with both Windows 10 and Gentoo GNU/Linux. Every device functions properly with the exception of the microphone jack. In Linux, the jack will only function with its volume set at or above 98 in alsamixer. This is uncomfortably loud. 8/10 for compatability.

Known Bugs

Chips used

List of chips used in the docking station:

  • PD Negotiation chip - PDFL7102
  • HDMI/VGA chip - IT6564
  • GbE Ethernet chip - RTL8153B
  • USB 3.0 Hub chip - VL817
  • SD card reader chip - GL823K
  • Audio CODEC chip - HZD100

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