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About CubieTech

Cubietech is a company located in ZhuHai China, It’s a small and new company. Cubieteam is a small team, consist of several young people who are very like embeded computer technology. Cubieteam plans to develop a series of open source mimiPCs which are powerful but low costs.


  • What is difference between Cubieboard, Cubieboard2 and Cubietruck?
Cubieboard 1 Cubieboard 2 Cubietruck(Cubieboard 3)
CPU Cortex-A8 1GHz dual core Cortex-A7 (912MHz each) dual core Cortex-A7 (912MHz each)
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Storage 4 GB onboard + expandable sdcard upto 32GB 4 GB onboard + expandable sdcard upto 32GB 8 GB onboard + expandable sdcard upto 32GB
VGA No (Available via baseboard/hdmi-vga convertor) No (Available via baseboard/hdmi-vga convertor) Yes
Wifi+blutooth No No Yes
Ethernet 100 Mbps 100 Mbps 1 Gbps
RTC No No Yes
Android ICS 4.0.4 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

About CubieBoard

  • Backup/Restore a SD card system image

If you're not going to specify a block size with dd, you can simply redirect from/to /dev/sdX:

gzip < /dev/sdX > bkp.img.gz
gunzip < bkp.img.gz > /dev/sdX
  • How to use whole SD card

you may use GPARTED to make it, but you may use other PC to help you, you can check for more information. Also you can try to use the resize2fs command, e.g.

#resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2

About CubieTruck

  • Where I can get a default kernel config and sys_config file?
  • Why Cubietruck pcb shape is different than Cubieboard?

Cubietruck is the second PCB model, it much different between Cubieboard&Cubieboard2. Cubietruck supports 2GB RAM, VGA jack, Wifi&BT on-board, all them need to expand the PCB size. Most important, we want it is fit a 2.5 inch HDD.

  • Why Cubietruck pcb has gap in rectangle shape?

  This gap was designed for HDD(Hard disk) adding
  • What is meaning of different color LEDs on cubietruck?
1 blue heartbeat running
2 orange cpu0 cpu0 load
3 white cpu1 cpu1 load
4 green mmc0 mmc0 load
  • How to put case on Cubietruck?
  • Wich battery voltage and type should be used?

Cubietruck supports power by Li-battery even with 2.5-inch HDD or SSD. The specification of the Li-battery is almost like the one which used in most of cell phones. If you have a free cell phone battery, you can use it to power Cubietruck by soldering two wires. This Li-battery has the following key parameters: Rating voltage=3.7V, Charge voltage=4.2V, Over current>=4A. The capacity of this Li-battery is not important I think, the more the better. But crucially, you should pay lots of attention in the positive and negative pole. You will damage Cubietruck if the Li-battery electrodes are connected in wrong way. You can find out the connection electrodes on the PCB of Cubietruck. Lithium battery is a kind of dangerous goods in transportation, so you need to DIY by yourselves.

  • Is there any Linux application where you can monitor battery level?

exported via sysfs

  • It´s possible to switch betwen DC Adapter to battery without booting it

Of course yes.

About Roadmap

  • 2013 Q3: Cubietruck(Cubieboard3)
  • 2013 Q4: Cubieboard4(8 cores, big.LITTLE architecture)

About Business


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