pcDuino3B is a high performance, cost-effective single board computer. The pcDuino3B – 1GHz Cortex Dual Core 1G RAM runs operation systems such as Ubuntu Linux and Android. pcDuino3B has HDMI interface to output its graphics desktop screen. It could support multi-format 1080p 60fps video decoder and 1080p 30fps H.264 and MPEG4 video encoder with its built-in hardware video processing engine.
It targets especially the fast-growing demands from the open source community. pcDuino3B provides easy-to-use toolchains and is compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields.
This device has a microSD card reader available, and can also be booted from a microSD card (e.g. Android 4.2.2). In general, the device will boot first from the Flash memory. If a microSD card is inserted with an operating system, then the device will boot from it. You can also use the SD card slot as well as a memory expansion (up to 32GB) over the possible SSD or hard drive connected by the existing SATA interface.
Another highlight is the compatibility with all Arduino Shields. Those can be immediately installed on the pcDuino3. There exists a translational Board for 5V Shields if needed. Arduino IDE is also preinstalled. You can directly “go for it” to run Arduino scripts.
The device also preinstalls the “SCRATCH” programming language that is widely used in schools and universities. The pcDuino3B – 1GHz Cortex Dual Core 1G RAM provides a programming newbie and kids a simple introduction to the World of programming and electronics. Similar as “Lego,” it uses a graphical user interface with all kinds of “program blocks” to do a whole program. So if first successes are achieved in an instant, the desire is to make MORE.
Unlike other single board computers with only digital inputs/outputs, the pcDuino3 is also equipped with 6 analog inputs/outputs. They can be used to control analog devices like Arduino temperature sensors, light sensors, and much more. Another interesting feature of the pcDuino3 is the built-in USB OTG interface. It provides an option to be accessed from a connected Windows PC with a USB network interface via VNC-Remote Desktop software installed on the pcDuino3. Thus, the pcDuino3 can be operated without screen, which is a very useful feature for some applications, e.g., specific measurement or control tasks.
Being the brain of SBC, Processor or typically SOC have lots of attributes. This section features such few attributes. If you are looking for more details check out the datasheet or manufacturer’s page linked in this section.
Programming language support
C, C++ with GNU toolchain
Java with standard Android SDK
All the Arduino shield pins are accessible with the provided API
It consists of API to access the following interfaces:
- 100% compatible with original Arduino Shields
- 100% compatible with Linux and Android
- Further support for:
- C, C ++ with GNU tool
- Java with standard Android SDK Python
- Arduino pin header, Arduino UNO Slots: 14x GPIO, 2x PW M, 6x ADC, 1x UART, 1xSPI, 1x I2C
- Ethernet 10M/100Mbps, WiFi, SATA
Package includes :
1 x pcDuino Module