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MarsBoard A10


MarsBoard A10 Dev Board

An ARM GNU/Linux box

The MarsBoard is a very low-cost board,with the size of credit card. Based on the popular 1.2Ghz ARM Allwinner A10, the MarsBoard is a powerful, hackable Android / Linux PC. Ethernet, 3D acceleration and hardware video decoding are available in this board,and it is capable of decoding full HD video via a Mali400 GPU. More importantly, it is very cheap, only $49.99 including worldwide shipping.

Information - the detail of marsboard

  • Allwinner A10

    Powered by the popular Allwinner A10 SOC combining an ARM Cortex A8 CPU and Mali400 GPU, the MarsBoard very easily handle Android 3D gaming and playing high definition video

  • Connectivity

    The device provides a wide array of connectivity options for you to access the device. USB, Audio in and out, SATA, video out over HDMI and AV, networking over USB WiFi and Ethernet, and expansion 140 pin 2.0mm spaced headers.


    HDMI Video 1080p Output and SATA support Mass storage device.

  • Ethernet + USB

    Get the best of both worlds, with USB WiFi providing easy network access as an impromptu media player or lounge room PC, but also have the power of Ethernet for network speed and stability making the MarsBoard ideal for running mini servers.

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    Media player

    With out of the MarsBoard support of a vast range of media formats, and HD video output via HDMI, the MarsBoard is a great gadget to have in your lounge room.

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    Internet browser

    Plug in a keyboard and mouse, via USB WiFi connect to a wireless network or via RJ45 connect by ethernet, and you can be surfing the internet from your couch in no time using Chrome or the android browser.

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    Gaming device

    Play a vast range of free and premium games available via the Android market, or install some emulators to enjoy some vintage gaming in high definition.

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    Convert the MardBoard into a fully fledged desktop PC by using the popular operating system Linux. Using Linux, you get access to a wide range of desktop software.

Specifications - the stuff for geeks

CPU 1.2GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex A8
GPU Mali400 with hardware 3D acceleration and hardware video decoding
SATA port support mass storage device
Operating System Android 4.0 ICS, Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora
USB 2 x USB host, 1 x USB OTG
Internal storage 4GB NAND storage, 1.5GB available in user partition in Android
SDHC slot SDHC card slot supporting up to 32GB
External Expansion 140 extend pin 2.0mm headers
Networking 10/100 Ethernet, support USB WiFi(not included)
Memory DDR3 1GB, 100MB is reserved for the GPU
Boot Boot from SD card and internal storage via u-boot
Dimensions 80mm X 55mm
Digital video output HDMI up to 1080p (cable not included)
Analog Audio output 3.5mm plugs Analog Audio output
Power DC5V Input

Buy now


http://limadriver.org/ (open source driver for MALI GPU)
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  1. AllWinner A10 ARM Cortex A8 CPU @ 1GHz + Mali-400 GPU
  2. Recover Key
  3. 4GB Nand Flash
  4. 2.00MM Power Socket
  5. Mini HDMI 1.3 socket
  6. SATA 2.0 socket
  7. mrcro SD card (TF card)socket
  9. USB 2.0 OTG
  10. 2 x USB 2.0 Host
  11. RJ45 Ethernet

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  1. P1, expansion 70 pin 2.0mm spaced headers
  2. Ethernet PHY chip
  3. P2, expansion 70 pin 2.0mm spaced headers
  4. 3.5mm plugs Analog Audio output