Support For Lamobo R1 and PINE A64-LTS
June 10th, 2019
We are pleased to announce that FreedomBox now supports two new hardware models: the Lamobo R1 single-board computer and PINE A64-LTS single-board computer. This means that the FreedomBox team will publish operating system images for each of these two boards whenever a new version of FreedomBox is released. For now, images for these two boards are only available for the Testing and Nightly versions of FreedomBox, but images will be available for the Stable version soon. Download the images here.
About the Lamobo R1
The Lamobo R1 is very similar to the well known Banana Pi™ single-board computer: it distinguishes itself by offering 5 ethernet ports and direct attachment of a SATA disk, among other things.
Technical specifications of the Lamobo R1 board are below:
- Chip: Allwinner® A20
- CPU: ARM® Cortex™-A7 Dual-Core
- RAM: 1GB DDR3 DRAM
- Storage: MicroSD card slot and SATA
- Ethernet Port: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) with 5 ports
- Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- USB: 1 x USB2.0 Host, 1 x USB 2.0 OTG
- Power Source: 5V @ 2A via MicroUSB connector
Full technical specifications can be found here.
About the PINE A64-LTS
The PINE A64-LTS is the long-term support version of the PINE A64 (+) single-board computer made by Pine64. It is one of the more high-powered hardware models supported by FreedomBox, and a thriving community of Pine64 enthusiasts build operating system images for this single-board computer.
Technical specifications of the Pine64(+) board are below:
- Chip: Allwinner® A64 Quad Core
- CPU: Quad-core ARM® Cortex-A53 Processor@1.152Ghz
- RAM: LPDDR3 RAM (up to 2GB)
- Storage: MicroSD card slot
- Ethernet Port: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps)
- Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- USB: 2 x USB2.0 Host
- Power Source: DC 5V @ 3A, via 3.5" barrel connector
Full technical specifications can be found here and here.
With these two new models, the total number of hardware models for which the FreedomBox team creates custom images has grown to 14. Credit goes to Sunil Mohan Adapa and Florian Boor for creating FreedomBox images for these boards. Since this was his first contribution to the FreedomBox project, special thanks to Florian!