Yokneam, Israel (September 3rd, 2013) With the dream of putting their mini-computer into everyone's hands, SolidRun has launched its CuBox-i series (http://www.cubox-i.com) with a dazzling $45 price tag on their CuBox-i1 entry level computer. Other members of the series are the CuBox-i2, CuBox-i2ultra and CuBox-i4pro. All are based on Freescale's i.MX6 SoC series and offer a wide variety of configurations ranging from single, dual and quad ARM processors running up to 1.2GHz.
"We want to enable everybody to do whatever their imagination drives them to do with our mini-computers. Our team had to work very hard to pack in such a rich and high-end set of features and still keep the cost at levels that make this product a no brainer choice for everyday projects," said Kossay Omary, CEO of SolidRun. "The i.MX6 System-on-Chip series provides the perfect scalability for balancing power, performance and price."
"We build small and low power computers," said Rabeeh Khoury, CTO of SolidRun. "Given the open source SDK and tons of available software packages, our computers can be used in a huge range of scenarios limited only by your imagination; ranging from embedded, multimedia, education, cloud client, HMI and many other fields, as well as all the fun projects you always dreamed of. Everyone can take these computers to their own playground and build their special projects with it. It can be an excellent learning experience too."
SolidRun's open source software model is boosted by the tremendous contribution of the open source community, as well as the SolidRun engineering team. For many open source software packages, work is already completed or in the progress of porting. This includes latest versions of Linux kernel and several of its distributions, XBMC Media Center and much more. Alongside Linux, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is one of the major operating systems supported by the new computer.
The CuBox-i series maintains an impressively small footprint and the low power consumption that characterizes SolidRun's unique designs. CuBox-i has clean lines and a high polish 2x2x2 inch3 enclosure and its features include:
• Up to quad i.MX6 Cortex A9 ARM processors, up to 1.2GHz each
• ARMv7 instruction set, including NEON extension support
• Up to 2GByte DDR-3
• HDMI 1080p output
• Multi format hardware video decoding and encoding engine
• Integrated video image processing unit
• OpenGL|ES 2.0 GPU with OpenCL** 1.1 embedded profile support
o 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet*
o Two powered USB-2.0 host interfaces.
o eSata 3Gbps**
o Infra-red receiver and transmitter
o Optical audio SPDIF out
o microSD for operating system storage
o microUSB (device) for development **
o WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and BlueTooth**
o Built-in Real Time Clock with battery backup**
* Gigabit Ethernet on higher end models only
** Supported on higher end models only
"Hardware wise, our products are of the highest quality and are among the most stable, reliable and easy to use in the market." added Kossay Omary, CEO of SolidRun. "In addition to the impressive price reduction, the CuBox-i series adds an important dimension of scalability. Now our customers can choose the right solution that meets their needs and their budget constraints. Limited number of mini computers will be available for pre-ordering at the product's web-site ( http://www.cubox-i.com ) so make sure to order yours today!"
ISRAEL - January 3, 2013: SolidRun Ltd has officially announced a new model CuBox. The popular, open source miniature computer platform now packs twice the memory into a sleek, slim package. Still just a mere 2 inches cubed and weighing 91 grams (3.2oz), the new CuBox Pro boasts a full 2GB of DDR3 RAM, wrapped in a re-designed body.
This upgrade means the CuBox Pro is the first - and so far only - ARM-based open source development platform that supports 2GB of DDR3 memory.
As you also may know, an American court has found that hard drive control chips made by Marvell Semiconductors infringe on two patents owned by Carnegie Mellon University. The federal court trial saw a nine-person jury uphold that Marvell should pay US$1.169 billion in damages.
In response to consumer concern, SolidRun founder and CEO Kossay Omary has released the following statement:
We await update from Marvell about how this will affect their business.
We do not believe this will impact Marvell's ability to supply their devices to us and to support us on technical issues - we do not think this lawsuit has any connection with the Armada510 or the other Marvell devices we purchase from them.
We will keep you updated as the situation progresses. In the meantime, enjoy your CuBox!