Celebrating the beginning of our Third Year of ODROID Magazine!
Posted by pinkodroid on 14 January 2016 at 08:45 amhttp://www.hardkernel.com/?b182
|To celebrate the beginning of our third year, we released a shiny new website for the Magazine earlier this month that includes a searchable article index, user manuals, and a separate Spanish version. Everyone on the staff works very hard to produce the best issue possible each month, and we are proud to say that we have a consistent readership of 10,000 ODROIDians and growing. |
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ODROID Magazine is a free monthly PDF e-zine available for download at http://magazine.odroid.com as a service to the open-source world-wide ODROID and ARM communities. This cutting-edge online publication brings you the latest ODROID news, as well as featured articles from the expert community that has grown around the amazing ODROID family of micro-powerhouse computers. Intended for all levels of users, ODROID Magazine offers definitive guides for new owners, with easy-to-follow tutorials on setting up your ODROID, installing operating systems and software, troubleshooting common issues, and playing both modern and classic games. For more experienced users, we feature expert tips, programming examples, DIY projects, and other advanced technical topics on exploring new ways of making your ODROID even more versatile. ODROID Magazine is an ideal opportunity for our growing international community to come together to share and contribute articles, so that everyone can be successful with their ODROID. Community members are encouraged to send their submissions and article ideas to odroidmagazine (at) gmail.com. Published authors are eligible for free monthly gift awards from the Hardkernel store at http://www.hardkernel.com. Article guidelines are posted at http://bit.ly/1ypImXs.
Feel the sound!!
Posted by pinkodroid on 13 August 2015 at 19:53 pmhttp://www.hardkernel.com/?b181
|The nostalgic 20 year-old Macintosh analog amplifier meets 21st century audiophile.|
The C1+ HiFi Shield is a high-resolution Digital to Analog Converter(DAC) for the ODROID-C1+. This is a special sound card for the C1+, that is optimized for the best fidelity audio playback quality. It delivers a nicely balanced sound, solid, deep, wide and nicely layered.
We've analysed the the audio quality of the HiFi Shield DAC output with the famous industry standard equipment, Audio Precision. The Audio Precision is a high performance audio analyser optimized for the digital audio product.
The analog output of the HiFi Shield is connected to the equipment and measurement data shows on the host PC.
This picture shows a basic configuration of the set-up. Note that I disconnected the external amplifier when we measured the line-out audio quality.
|The Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)|
The Noise Level in dBm
The Frequency Response and RMS output level in dBV
|The Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise Ratio (THD+N)|
|The FFT spectrum analyzer for 1Khz signal|
This is a great idea if you want an audiophile set-up with ODROID-C1+. Enjoy a variable output connecting directly into a power amp or active speakers.
Good Bye ODROID-U3
Posted by pinkodroid on 30 July 2015 at 16:30 pmhttp://www.hardkernel.com/?b180
Exynos4412 platform has been the most loved products for the last 3 years. The ODROID-X was the first on 11th of July, 2012. And the family models of the ODROID-X2, U2 and U3 followed it. The ODROID-U3 was the latest model with Exynos4412 processor.
We have got the notice from Samsung that Exynos4412 will be discontinued soon. Because their SoC semiconductor production line is upgraded to the next generation like 28nm and 14nm. The Exynos4412 was made with the slightly old 32nm process. The more critical reason is that Samsung DRAM memory production has moved to the LP-DDR3/DDR4 technology while Exynos-4412 can use only the old LP-DDR2 memory which must to be pre-assembled on the SoC (Package-on-Package). So there is no way to keep buying the key component securely anymore to make the U3.
The ODROID-U3 was the most loved model by Hardkernel members. We have tried to keep this model even the price increases. The price of ODROID-U3 was $65.00 and we had to increase it to $69.00 this year due to material cost increase. But, we cannot make the ODROID-U3 even at higher price now.
We are really sorry that we couldn't expect this situation earlier, and that caused any inconvenience who needs more U3 boards.
Now, the ODROID-XU4 will replace the position with the next generation processor, Exynos5422 Octa-core. The ODROID-XU4 has better performance and better connectivity with similar price range. We will make a long term plan with ODROID-XU4 supporting for a couple of years.
from Hardkernel members.
Moving to new office
Posted by pinkodroid on 17 July 2015 at 17:59 pmhttp://www.hardkernel.com/?b179
We have just moved to new place. It's a two-story building. Our new address is below;
[English] 475-1 Mananro, Manangu, Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea ZIP:430-852
[Korean] 경기도 안양시 만안구 만안로 475-1 우:430-852
The first floor is duplex type warehouse. We need more time to organise it.
The second floor is our main office. The developers are working here.
A garden on the rooftop. We can have lunch here when the weather is good.
Following the Korean traditional shamanism, we prepared some food and bowed preying for people's safe and for being Hardkernel forever.
Volumio Audiophile Music Player for Odroid C1 released
Posted by ODROID on 13 July 2015 at 12:25 pmhttp://www.hardkernel.com/?b176