Allwinner T507 industrial processor powers automotive single board computer and module

Forlinx OKT507-C single board computer for automotive applications is powered by FETT507-C system-in-module equipped with Allwinner T507 industrial processor, 2GB RAM, and 8GB eMMC flash.

Allwinner T507 offers the same features as Allwinner H616 for TV boxes with a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, a Mali G31 MP2 GPU, and the same I/Os, but the processor is AEC-Q100 certified, supports -40°C to +85°C temperature range, and Allwinner promises over 10 years of longevity.

OKT507-C single board computer specifications:

  • FETT507-C System on Module
    • SoC – Allwinner T507 quad-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz with Arm Mali-G31 MP2 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2/2.0/1.0, Vulkan1.1, OpenCL 2.0; (“2.25W power consumption under load”)
    • System Memory – 2GB DDR3L
    • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash
    • Board-to-board connectors for carrier board connection
    • Supply Voltage- 5 V
    • Dimensions – 70 x 40 mm
    • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C
  • Carrier board
    • Storage – MicroSD card slot
    • Display I/F
      • 1x LCD RGB888 up to 1920×1080 @ 60fps
      • 1x LVDS (multiplexed with LCD) single-lane up to 1366×768 @ 60fps, dual-lane 1920×1080 @ 60fps
      • 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60 with HDCP2.2 and HDCP1.4; supports HDR10
      • 1x Analog video output (composite) with support for NTSC and PAL modes
      • 1x PWM for backlight adjustment
    • Camera I/F
      • 1x 4-lane MIPI-CSI interface up to 1.0Gbps/Lane, 8M @ 30fps or 4x 1080p25fps video capture; up to 4x AHD camera supported via adapter board
      • 1x DVP interface up to 5M @ 15fps or 1080p30fps video capture
    • Audio
      • 1x LINE OUT using the audio code in T507 SoC
      • 1x  MIC, 1x headphone jack, 2x speaker using a codec on the carrier board,
    • Networking
      • 1x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
      • 1x Fast Ethernet RJ45 port
      • Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 via Ampak AP6256 module
      • Optional 4G LTE module via mini PCIe socket
    • USB – 2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
    • Expansion
      • 1x SPI
      • 10-pin header for 1x UART
      • 10-pin header for 4x ADC (1.8V, 8-bit, up to 1MHz sampling rate)
    • Debugging – JTAG, RS232 debug port
    • Misc – 6x keys (Volume, Menu, Enter, Home, Power), IR receiver, RTC + CR1220 battery
    • Power Supply – 12V via DC jack
    • Dimensions –  TBC

Allwinner T507 system-on-module

Forlinx provides Linux 4.9 with Qt 5.12 and Android 10 for the module and board, and an Ubuntu 18.04 BSP is apparently in the works. So that’s for customers who don’t mind running two to four years old software in their products. It’s not the first time we write about the Allwinner T507 SoC, since we noticed it in an Allwinner roadmap, but it’s the first time we see it implemented into a board/product.

Forlinx OKT507-C SBC is listed for $150 to $200 on Alibaba. Additional information may be found on the product page.

Thanks to theguyuk for the tip.

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1. Boombox Portable Music Player

These systems came during the mid-’70s. The concept was simple: take your music on the go, anywhere and at anytime. It wasn’t uncommon to see boomboxes slung over the shoulders of people of all ages. Whether it was a beach day, a dance battle, a sporting event or a holiday, it seemed as though everyone had a boombox. Even celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen got behind the boombox craze. 

The most popular brands included: JVC, Sanyo, General Electric, Panasonic, Sony and Sharp. 

Boomboxes are less common today thanks to other smaller stereo systems, iPhones and portable bluetooth speakers. Did you have a boombox and what did you use it for?

2. The Clock Radio

What’s better than waking up bright and early to the sound of your favorite muscian? The clock radio served two purpsoses. It was an alarm clock and a radio that was apparently “doctor approved.”

GE released the clock radio in 1979 and many households rushed to get one. 

Today the clock radio has mainly been taken over by iPhones and smart phones with the same capabilities. But who doesn’t remember waking up with a clock radio next to the bed and having to flip a switch for AM/FM radio?

3. Walkman Cassette Players

Walkman Cassette Players are a form of portable audio players. A less chunky and less loud option of the portable Boombox. It seemed as though everyone had a Walkman, and why wouldn’t you? You could listen to all your favorite musicians on the go. 

The Sony Walkman was an essential part of culture. 

What were you listening to on repeat on your Walkman?

4. Magnavox Color TV

TVs used to be a lot more boxy… and lower to the ground it seems. It’s hard to imagine watching your favorite shows or sports on anything but an HD flat screen these days, but we all did it.

Who still remembers their parents telling you not to sit close to the TV because it will damage your eyes? 

TVs sure have come a long way and we are thankful for that.

5. The Cordless Phone

When the first cordless phone came out it was life-changing for many. It was the first big step into what would become the age of cellphones and smart phones, although we didn’t know that then. 

From parents talking on the phone while doing chores around the house to kids, tweens and teens staying up late talking to friends, cordless phones changed the game of how we communicate. 

While some households still have cordless phones, many have made the switch to exclusively cell phones. 

6. Answering Machines

Who remembers coming home after a long day and the first thing you do is check for missed calls and messages?

Now with everything in the palm of our hands, it’s hard to imagine having no anxiety about missing messages and not checking it the second it comes in.

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Primitivo Román Montero has always been drawn to coding. When he attended the Outstanding Technological Institute of Tepeaca in Mexico, while, he struggled to find out programming languages simply because of their reliance on English. The logic of most distinguished programming languages, these types of as Python, is based on English vocabulary and syntax — using conditions like “while” or “if not” to trigger specified actions — which tends to make it that considerably a lot more difficult to master for non-native speakers. Also, quite a few of the most well-liked academic resources for mastering to code, including Stack Exchange, are also in English. 

“When I started out, all the things was in English,” he advised Relaxation of Entire world. “It was incredibly complicated to have to continually translate and fully grasp it in my language.”

Román graduated in 2007 and worked in diverse programming careers for clients together with the governing administration of the condition of Puebla. He also took on positions where by he had to converse in English. But he never ever felt cozy, even while he had some command of the English language. 

In 2015, Román determined to commence a job that would enable potential programmers. He commenced to operate on what would become Lenguaje Latino, an open up-supply programming language based on Spanish instead than English. The idea was straightforward: make it easier for Spanish speakers to master the mechanics of coding in advance of shifting on to other languages. “This was anything that could lead to modern society — a instrument for learners that are setting up out and want to get hooked on programming,” he claimed.

Having said that, the English language stays the predominant basis for coding and an in-desire ability needed by tech companies in the region, creating a important barrier to bringing a lot more men and women into the field. In accordance to a the latest review by the Spain-based IT providers company Everis, 55% of corporations in Latin The usa claimed that obtaining the ideal personnel was hard, though experts estimate that the region will see 10 million new IT task openings by 2025. 

As the area sees a torrent of enterprise funding and fascination from tech organizations, there is a increasing momentum to tackle the labor shortage amongst the region’s tech community by empowering employees to function in Spanish. Software package developers like Román, coding bootcamps, and meetup companies have begun their possess initiatives, from supplying translations of educational materials to the development of a programming language based mostly on Spanish.

An case in point of Lenguaje Latino in motion.

Right now, the language developed by Román is employed in university programs this kind of as at the Instituto Tecnológico de Zitácuaro in Mexico and the Catholic College of Salta in Argentina, he reported, whilst it continue to capabilities as more of a understanding plan than one thing that organizations can really use. He’s operating with volunteers to make it perform a lot quicker,

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