HCL:A13-OLinuXino

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A13-OLinuXino is a low-cost single-board Linux computer in a very compact nano-ITX form. It is manufactured and sold by Olimex.

Technical Data

  • A13 Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz, 3D Mali400 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM (2 x 256Mbit x 8)
  • 6-16VDC input power supply, noise immune design
  • 3 + 1 USB hosts, 3 available for users, 1 leads to onboard pinout
  • VGA video output
  • Audio output and Microphone input
  • RTC PCF8563 on board for real time clock and alarms
  • MicroSD card connector
  • 4GiB NAND Flash version available
  • LiPo backup battery support, LCD interface, GPIOs with I2C, SPI, ... (and what else the A13 supports)
  • Board variant with integrated WiFi (A13-OLinuXino-WIFI) available
  • Full board documentation available

Writing a disk image to the SD card

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Tumbleweed
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image

    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.


    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Leap15.0
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image

    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the images.

  2. As root extract the image onto your SD card (replace sdX with the device name of your SD card).
    WARNING: all previous data on the SD card will be lost. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps.
  8. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  9. Have a lot of fun...
Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


If you have the A13-OLinuXino-WIFI version the wireless network can be configured with yast easily.
See HCL:A10-OLinuXino-LIME page for battery and power supply support.