A13-OLinuXino is a low-cost single-board Linux computer in a very compact form. It uses the Allwinner Technology A13 ARM Cortex-A8 processor in eLQFP176 package.
A13-OLinuXino is suitable for embedded programming enthusiasts, Linux gadget fans and also professionals since its low cost makes it a good solution for application-orientated embedded systems. It allows embedded software development without fully needing to understand the hardware side.
This version of the A13-OLinuXino does not come with a pre-built OS, as it does not have NAND Flash. The board can boot from a microSD card. A pre-built Debian Linux image is available to download, or you can purchase a microSD card with the Debian image already loaded; see below.
In addition, the official Debian 8.0 Jessie release now has a Device Tree Blob specific to this board.
This -MICRO version of the A13-OLinuXino does not have a power management unit, as it cannot run from batteries and the CPU is set to run constantly at maximum speed (it uses less than 2W power).
This board is an open-source hardware and software project; see the links below to participate in the development discussion.
The A13-OLinuXino GitHub Page (see link below) contains example code for use with the following UEXT boards: MOD-BT, MOD-GSM, MOD-IO, MOD-LCD1x9, MOD-MAG, MOD-RFID125-BOX, MOD-RGB, MOD-RS485-ISO, MOD-TC-MK2, and MOD-ZIGBEE-UEXT.