The ODROID means Open + Android. It is a development platform with hardware as well as software.
Here is a brief history of ODROID.
ODROID : The world first Android mobile game console developement platform with S5PC100 (2009' Fall)
ODROID-T : The world first Android 10.1" tablet development platform with Exynos3110 (2010' Springl)
ODROID-S : An affordable Mobile development platform with Exynos3110 (2010' Summer)
ODROID-7 : E-Book/CNS development platform with Exynos3110 (2010' Fall)
ODROID-A : The world first Dual-core & 3G modem integrated tablet development platform with Exynos4210 (2011' Spring)
ODROID-PC : Internet TV and Smart Set-top box development platform with Exynos4210 (2011' Winter)
ODROID-A4 : Palm sized Handheld Mobile & Media player development platform with Exynos4210 (2012' Spring)
ODROID-Q : The world first ARM Quad-Core integrated tablet development platform with Exynos4412 (2012' Summer)
ODROID-X : The world lowest cost ARM Quad-Core development board with Exynos4412 (2012' Summer)
ODROID-X2 : The upgrade version of ODROID-X with 1.7GHz Exynos4412 Prime and 2GB RAM(2012' Fall)
ODROID-U2 : The ultra compact quad core board with 1.7GHz Exynos4412 Prime and 2GB RAM (2012' Fall)
ODROID-XU : The world lowest cost ARM Octa-Core big.LITTLE board computer with Exynos5410 (2013' Summer)
ODROID-U3 : The upgrade version of ODROID-U2 with 1.7GHz Exynos4412 Prime and 2GB RAM (2013' Winter)
ODROID-XU3 : The world's first HMP enabled ARM Octa-Core big.LITTLE board computer with Exynos5422 (2014' Summer) ODROID-W : The world's first Raspberry Pi software compatible miniature computing module based on BCM2835 SoC (2014' Summer)
ODROID-C1 : The world's most affordable ARM Quad Core board computer (2014' Winter)
Or, you can purchase it from our web-STORE directly. We ship worldwide.
Is there a price negotiation if I purchase big quantity?
If you buy 5,000pcs ~ 9,999pcs, the price is $34.
If you buy 10,000pcs~20,000pcs, the price is $33.
If you want to buy more, contact us.
Is it supported shipping to a different address from the paypal address?
No, your address must match with your paypal address when you pay via paypal to protect from fraud use of your paypal account.
What is payment method?
We use Paypal or international bank transfer for worldwide excluding Korea. You can get invoice via email after your purchasing. If you do not receive the invoice via email, please request your invoice number via email.
When/how you ship my order after payment?
Normally within a weeks when we have stock inventory.
If not, it may take 4~7weeks for production lead time.
We use the UPS and it takes around 1 week all over the world. If your country is not covered by UPS, it will be shipped via EMS.
I want express shipping than K-Packet. How can I change it?
You can purchase the additional shipping option. We have stopped K-Packet service as of 11th of March, 2015. We have faced some returns and lost cases with this service. So, for safe delivery, we will use UPS and EMS.
If I do not enter the phone number, what happens?
Delivery might be delayed a lot.
What will I get when I buy one?
Why is the price in US Dollars? You are a Korean company!
Most of components/devices we buy are priced in dollars.
Because currency markets are too much volatile at the moment, we pice the final board in dollars to minimize changing of the price.
My mail is block by your mail server. Do you have any alternative mail account?
Please send an email to odroidcontact @ gmail.com
What SoC are you using?
The SoC is a Amlogic S805 quod-core.
What GPU does it include?
ARM Mali-450 MP2
In fact there are 4 GPU cores.
2 fragment processors and 2 vertex shader processors(cores).
But normally we are counting the number of fragment processor only.
How does it boot?
You have to boot from SD card or eMMC.
Can I buy OS pre-loaded SD card or eMMC?
Yes. Add to cart it when you purchase the storage devices.
Can I add extra RAM memory?
No. The RAM is not removable or swappable.
How can I get Ubuntu/Android BSP source code? U-boot, Kernel and OS source code are released via out Github from the first shipping date.
Does it play 1080p contents well on Ubuntu Linux?
Yes, H.264/H.265/VC1/MPEG4/MPEG2 videos clips are playable with the XBMC/KODI in most cases. But some variants of encoding options, a few video files can't play well.
How can I root(rooting) the Android?
Unlocked/Rooted by default for developers
Can you test it to make sure that it is suitable for ?
If you want to use it for something that we haven’t tested, and that it’s not intended for, then that development work is up to you.
But a lot of community members will try to answer for your question.
What peripherals are available (Sold separately)?
- WiFi Module
- Micro-HDMI Cable
- Micro-SD 8GB, 16GB cards (OS pre-installed)
- eMMC 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB module (OS pre-installed)
- GPIO breakout board with (Tinkering Kit) - 16x2 character LCD shield
- Micro-USB cable
- USB-UART module Kit
- USB CAM 720p
- IR Remote controller
- Backup Battery for RTC
- LCD HDMI 9" capacitive touchscreen Kit
- ODROID Smart Power Supply
- And many other peripherals. (We have plan to make a new device every month)
What is the minimum peripherals to run Ubuntu/Android with ODROID-C1?
- HDMI monitor for output device & Mico-HDMI Cable (Not included)
- Mouse for input device (Not included)
- MicroSD Card for storage of OS & user data (Not included / 8GB or higher is required)
- MicroSD Card reader to install OS image (Not included)
- Ethenet cable (Not included)
- Power supply: DC 5V/2A (Not included)
* eMMC module is recommended due to much higher file IO speed (Not included)
I am a platform/OS developer. What should I buy with ODROID-C1?
The minimum peripherals + below items.
- USB-UART module Kit for debugging and system console (Not included)
- Micro-USB cable for fastboot and ADB interface (Not included)
I have a USB-Serial converter. Should I buy your USB-UART module kit?
No if you can solder the terminals on the board.
We strongly recommend to use our USB-UART module kit because it has a proper connector.
How to access internet with ODROID-C1?
- Use a 10/100/1000 LAN Ethernet connection
or Buy the WiFi module kit for wireless connection.
What display can I use?
There is a HDMI (Type-D) output port on ODROID-C1.
Here is a list of supported resolution at this moment. 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
1280x800 (800p for ODROID-VU)
1280x1024 (SXGA) 1024x768 (XGA)
800x600 (SVGA) 800x480 (WVGA)
We will try to support more resolutions.
HDMI-DVI converter may work with many DVI monitors but a few of them will not work due to compatibility issue.
We also recommend our 9-inch HDMI LCD kit(ODROID-VU) with a capacitive touch screen if you want to develop the modern user interface.
There is no analog VGA/TV output port. But there is a CVBS test point. Refer our schematics.
Is there touch screen on the 9 inch HDMI LCD Kit?
Yes. 10-points multi-touch screen via USB interface.
Where can I get HDMI cable?
You can purchase it from any open market such as ebay. Or you can purchase one on our website.
Micro-HDMI or Type-D connector is required.
But some cables has a few missing ground wires and it causes malfunction with some monitors. http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=3323
My monitor doesn't have HDMI port. Any other display options are available?
You can use out 9-inch LCD kit which you can purchase on on our website.
Is sound over HDMI supported?
SPDIF or Optical path-through?
It is possible with our USB-SPDIF interface.
But it works with only XBMC on Ubuntu.
Android platform doesn't support the 5.1ch pass-through yet.
Is there any Analog audio output or input?
No. But you can use our USB Audio Adapter.
Is there any I2S port to connect a HiFi DAC?
What is eMMC module?
NAND flash based storage IC is mounted on our custom PCB for easier upgrade/replacement.
It is much faster than SD card.
Transfer rate of eMMC is 65MB/sec approx. in the real world, while SD(UHS-1) card is 30MB/sec approx.
Do you have a SATA port?
No. But you can use a SATA-to-USB bridge device.
Which power adaptor should I use?
The ODROID-C1 consumes less than 0.5A in most cases, but it can climb to 2A if many passive USB peripherals are attached directly to the main board.
You can use our 5V/2A PSU or USB-to-DC Plug cable.
What operating system (OS) does it use?
We recommend Android and Ubuntu as our default distribution. The OS is stored on the SD-card / eMMC.
Which Android & Ubuntu version is included?
Both OS run on Kernel 3.10 LTS.
Which OpenGL and OpenCL are included in Android and Ubuntu?
OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0
OpenCL is not supported.
Is full source code open and can I build it by myself?
Yes. Boot loader, Kernel and OS platform source code is available.
But the GPU user-land drivers are library(binary) format. (Limited by ARM's policy)
Do I need to patch for optional accessories that purchased from this website?
No. They will work just out-of-box.
Does the device support networking?
Yes. There is 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ethernet port.
Is there WiFi?
It is available via an optional USB dongle.