SOPINE

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Front view of a SOPINE module
Rear view of a SOPINE module

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 compute module features a SODIMM-DDR3 form-factor and can be paired with either the SOPINE Baseboard, the Clusterboard or a custom host PCB for industrial or other embedded applications. 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. It is fully compatible with the PINE A64-LTS in terms of software support

Software releases

Under SOPINE Software Releases you will find a complete list of currently supported operating system images, which work with the SOPINE, as well as other related software.

Troubleshooting

There is a number of things that can prevent the PINE A64(+) board from booting up properly. The most common culprits of a failed boot are (to find out more click here):

  • Subpar or counterfeit microSD card
  • Subpar Power Supply
  • High resistance (thin) or a very long microUSB cable
  • Failed imaging of the microSD card (refer to the respective ‘imaging microSD card section)

Make sure to have the newest version of the OS image your are running. On Linux, you can update the kernel and uboot using scripts located in the following directory: /usr/local/sbin

  • To navigate to the directory type (in terminal): cd /usr/local/sbin
  • You list all the available scripts by typing (in terminal): ls
  • To run the script required update script run the following command: sudo ./update_script.sh (substitute the relevant update script for update_script)

Supported Screen Resolutions

The pine supports a number of video resolutions under Linux, however RemixOS and Android images currently only support 720p and 1080p. Linux supports a wider range of resolutions (see all resolutions supported on Linux here). If the native resolution of your monitor or TV is not compatible with the PINE A64(+) then you will be unable to get a video to work with your screen.

Troubleshooting Step by Step

Follow these steps to determine the cause of your problem:

  • Check your PSU and barrel cable ratings
  • Download and image a base image of Linux
  • Plug in Power and Ethernet into your Board
  • Watch Ethernet port LED activity
  • Check your router for SOPINE IP
  • Attempt to ssh into the SOPINE from your computer

If neither of the above mentioned scenarios fits the problem you are facing, please consult this thread (thanks to Ghost for compiling the list): http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=680

If you cannot find a solution to your problem you can submit a ticket at: https://support.pine64.org/

SoC and Memory Specification

  • Based on Allwinner A64

Allwinner A64.jpg

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

Five megapixel CMOS camera module information:

Schematics and certifications

SOPINE module schematic:

SOPINE pin assignments:

PINE A64-LTS / SOPINE WiFi/BT module schematic:

PINE A64-LTS / SOPINE Stereo Audio DAC board schematic:

SOPINE (together with model "A" baseboard) certification:

PINE A64, PINE A64+, PINE A64-LTS and SOPINE related

Five megapixel CMOS camera module information:

Early version Camera module information:

LCD Touch Screen Panel information:

Lithium battery information:

Ethernet PHY information:

WiFi/BT module information:

Enclosure information:

Connector information:

Remote control button mapping: