Odroid U2 – ARM Developement Kit

I recently placed an order for an Odroid U2 from HardKernel. The Odroid U2 is a small credit card sized computer designed for android development. It features a Cortex-A9 CPU and a Mali-T400 graphics chipset.

This little device is the mere size of a credit card and sure does pack a punch of processing power. My intended use for this device was to provide me with an alternative onsite file backup system synchronizing between a web server and the device allowing me to access its contents via the network, however, the idea of cloud storage is growing on me as hard drive prices are falling. This device set me back about $285 USD which is cheap compared to the price of its equal phone versions. Its preloaded with a developer’s Android and some software from Hardkernel to help you get started. If you’re trying this device out for the first time, I would recommend that you replace this software with the latest version of Cyanogen or install a supported version of Linux from their forums.

Specification as of Hardkernel Website:

Processor Samsung Exynos4412 Prime Cortex-A9 Quad Core 1.7Ghz with 1MB L2 cache
Memory 2048MB(2GB) LP-DDR2 880Mega data rate
3D Accelerator Mali-400 Quad Core 440MHz
Video supports 1080p via HDMI cable(H.264+AAC based MP4 container format)
Video Out micro HDMI connector
Audio Standard 3.5mm headphone jack
HDMI Digital
LAN 10/100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 Jack ( Auto-MDIX support)
USB2.0 Host  High speed standard A type connector x 2 ports
USB2.0 Device  ADB/Mass storage(Micro USB)
Display  HDMI monitor
Storage (Option) MicroSD Card Slot
eMMC module socket
Power (Option) 5V 2A Power
System Software u-boot 2010.12, Kernel 3.0.x, Android 4.x
Source code will be uploaded on download page after first shipment.
Case Aluminum full metal body with heat sink. (59 x 57 x 60 mm)
PCB Size  48 x 52 mm