CubieBoard9 – An Actions S900 SoC Based SBC With 2x HDMI

CubieTech recently announced a new SBC CubieBoard9 on their product page. This SBC is yet unpriced and also not reached the community website. CubieBoard9 features a quad A53 Actions S900 SoC, 3GB LPDDR3, 16GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, and dual independent displays with HDMI, MIPI-DSI, LVDS, and eDP. Back in 2014, CubieTech announced Allwinner A80 based CubieBoard8 that was never launched in the market for some reason.

CubieBoard9 – An Actions S900 SoC Based SBC With 2x HDMI

The CubieTech became an official distributor of Actions Technology application processors in July 2017 and since then they launched 4 open-source SBCs based on Action SoCs. CubieBoard7, built around the quad-core Cortex-A53 Actions S700, and the CubieBoard6, which instead taps the quad A9 Actions S500 are two of them. They also released the CubieAIO-S700 and CubieAIO-S500, two sandwich-style versions of their Action SoC based SBCs.

The CubieBoard9 integrates 3GB LPDDR3 and 16GB eMMC with a microSD slot. The product page mentions a 10/100 Ethernet port just like the CubieBoard6 and CubieBoard7. It lacks a GbE port for networking. Considering that the CubieBoard4 has a 10/100/1000 GbE port, it looks like a slight downgrade. But in terms of media interfaces, this new SBC is way ahead of its predecessor CubieDroid4. Now you get dual independent displays with a choice of 2x HDMI 1.4 ports for 4K@30 video plus 2x LVDS and single MIPI-DSI and eDP interfaces. These are joined by dual MIPI-CSI connections and dual audio jacks. The CubieBoard9 also provides a wireless module with 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1 via an Ampak AP6255 module.

The key features of the CubieBoard9 are:

  • Processor: Actions Semiconductor Actions S900 (4x Cortex-A53 cores @ up to 1.8GHz), PowerVR G6230 GPU @ 600MHz with OpenGL ES 3.1
  • Memory/storage:
    • 3GB LPDDR3-800 64-bit RAM (possible option for 2GB)
    • 16GB eMMC
    • MicroSD slot

CubieBoard9 – An Actions S900 SoC Based SBC With 2x HDMI

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