We appreciate the writers/authors/editors for the ODROID Magazine first issue. We have sent the gifts for all the Magazine members today.
The list of items are ;
8GB eMMC Module Linux
5V2A Power Supply
USB-UART Module Kit
U3 IO Shield
We will send the gifts to two or three writers for the February Issue because of our limited budget.
Welcome Mauro to Korea.
He flew from Brazil to Korea. We all went to camping to see the snow that Mauro really wanted to see. We played several sports games on the snow. Mauro is especially good at table tennis. Even the weather was cold, the sports made him take off his jacket.
We all love you Mauro. See you next year in Brazil.
We have been shipped ODROIDs to 135 countries for the last one year. Thank you all ODROID users. Here is the full list of countries; If your country is not in the list, you are the first person having ODROID in your country;)
|AUSTRIA||COLOMBIA||GUADELOUPE||LATVIA||NETHERLANDS ANTILLES||SERBIA||UNITED KINGDOM|
Introduction of ODROID-XU Lite @$139
ODROID-XU is Samsung Exynos-5410 Octa-core based single board computer for developers.
It has 4 big Cortex-A15 cores and 4 small Cortex-A7 cores. The clock frequency of big cores is 1.6Ghz.
The XU board was launched in August-2013 and used for various applications with outstanding performance and various peripherals.
Recently we got the 1.4Ghz version of Exynos-5410 with relatively much lower price.
So we announce the lower cost version of ODROID-XU for may cost sensitive projects.
The price of XU-Lite is only US$139 while XU is US$169.
Yes, it is $30 cheaper. All other features are exactly same only except the clock frequency of Cortex-A15.
Here is a comparison chart of performance. We measured the performance with the Antutu on Android platform.
The difference of the performance is around 8%.
Thanks for visiting us at ARM TechCon 2013.
Visitors could experience the amazing performance of ODROID-XU+E.
ODROID-XU+E is connected to WQXGA(2560 * 1600) monitor via DisplayPort.
The OS is Ubuntu13.10. Thanks Mauro for your sleepless work for it.
We had 6-8 task windows at the same time, Chrome browser, game, Arduino compiling, CPU usage monitor, Terminal window for kernel build, etc. It worked all perfect without any delay.
People could also develop Arduino control app on ODROID-XU+E.
We had another demo for OpenCL. Thanks Imagination Technologies for the demo apps. The realtime image processing via OpenCL saves around 20% of the total power consumption.
Special thanks to Rob,
Your speech at the show attracted people. You caught eyes of all the people at the exhibition. You might not be aware of, but there were hundreds of people focusing on you.
See you all next year.
We exhibit at the ARM TechCon 2013. http://www.armtechcon.com/
The Expo pass is free at site. If you are nearby, please stop at the expo. Let’s share the idea together for future ODROIDs.
Booth # : 314
Wednesday, October 30: 10:00am – 7:15pm
Thursday, October 31: 10:00am – 4:00pm
22 years ago(26-Aug-1991), a young student in Finland announced Unix/Minix based Operating System.
Yes, it is Linux OS and his name is Linus Tovalds.
He released Kernel 3.11-rc7 today with the celebration of 22nd birthday of Linux.
We’ve just ported it to Exynos-5410 based ODROID-XU.
Here is the booting log.
U-Boot 2012.07 (Aug 20 2013 - 18:02:57) for Exynos5410 CPU: Exynos5410 Rev2.3 [Samsung SOC on SMP Platform Base on ARM CortexA15] APLL = 900MHz, KPLL = 600MHz MPLL = 532MHz, BPLL = 800MHz DRAM: 2 GiB WARNING: Caches not enabled TrustZone Enabled BSP BL1 version: PMIC VER : 0, CHIP REV : 6 VDD MIF : 1.00000V VDD ARM : 1.00000V VDD INT : 1.00000V VDD G3D : 1.00000V VDD KFC : 1.00000V Checking Boot Mode ... EMMC4.41 MMC: S5P_MSHC0: 0, S5P_MSHC2: 1 MMC Device 0: 58.2 GiB MMC Device 1: [ERROR] response error : 00000006 cmd 8 [ERROR] response error : 00000006 cmd 55 [ERROR] response error : 00000006 cmd 2 In: serial Out: serial Err: serial Net: No ethernet found. Press 'Enter' or 'Space' to stop autoboot: 0 >>> Load Boot Script from mmc 0:1 <<< reading boot.scr 530 bytes read ## Executing script at 40008000 reading uImage 2121720 bytes read reading uInitrd 3169476 bytes read reading exynos5410-odroidxu.dtb 28603 bytes read ## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 40007000 ... Image Name: Linux-3.11.0-rc7-00060-g4521a9d Image Type: ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed) Data Size: 2121656 Bytes = 2 MiB Load Address: 40008000 Entry Point: 40008000 Verifying Checksum ... OK ## Loading init Ramdisk from Legacy Image at 42000000 ... Image Name: Ubuntu ramdisk 3.0.75-odroidx2 Image Type: ARM Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed) Data Size: 3169412 Bytes = 3 MiB Load Address: 00000000 Entry Point: 00000000 Verifying Checksum ... OK ## Flattened Device Tree blob at 41f00000 Booting using the fdt blob at 0x41f00000 Loading Kernel Image ... OK OK Using Device Tree in place at 41f00000, end 41f09fba Starting kernel ... [ 0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0 [ 0.000000] Linux version 3.11.0-rc7-00060-g4521a9d (ruppi@ruppi-desktop) (gcc version 4.3 [ 0.000000] Machine: SAMSUNG EXYNOS5 (Flattened Device Tree), model: Hardkernel Odroid-xu0 [ 0.000000] PERCPU: Embedded 7 pages/cpu @c15d2000 s7488 r8192 d12992 u32768 [ 0.000000] Kernel command line: console=ttySAC2,115200n8 fb_x_res=1920 fb_y_res=1080 hdmo [ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) [ 0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes) [ 0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes) [ 0.000000] Virtual kernel memory layout: [ 0.000000] vector : 0xffff0000 - 0xffff1000 ( 4 kB) [ 0.000000] fixmap : 0xfff00000 - 0xfffe0000 ( 896 kB) [ 0.000000] vmalloc : 0xf0000000 - 0xff000000 ( 240 MB) [ 0.000000] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xef800000 ( 760 MB) [ 0.000000] pkmap : 0xbfe00000 - 0xc0000000 ( 2 MB) [ 0.000000] modules : 0xbf000000 - 0xbfe00000 ( 14 MB) [ 0.000000] .text : 0xc0008000 - 0xc050bfa0 (5136 kB) [ 0.000000] .init : 0xc050c000 - 0xc0538d40 ( 180 kB) [ 0.000000] .data : 0xc053a000 - 0xc0574d40 ( 236 kB) [ 0.000000] .bss : 0xc0574d40 - 0xc05af300 ( 234 kB) [ 0.000000] SLUB: HWalign=64, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=4, Nodes=1 [ 0.000000] Preemptible hierarchical RCU implementation. [ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:16 nr_irqs:16 16 [ 0.000000] samsung_clk_register_gate: failed to register clock ac97 [ 0.000000] sched_clock: 32 bits at 100 Hz, resolution 10000000ns, wraps every 4294967286s [ 0.000000] Console: colour dummy device 80x30 [ 0.060000] Calibrating delay loop... 1790.77 BogoMIPS (lpj=8953856) [ 0.060000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301 [ 0.060000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 [ 0.060000] CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok [ 0.060000] CPU0: thread -1, cpu 0, socket 0, mpidr 80000000 [ 0.060000] Setting up static identity map for 0xc03aef10 - 0xc03aef68 [ 0.120000] CPU1: thread -1, cpu 1, socket 0, mpidr 80000001 [ 0.200000] CPU2: thread -1, cpu 2, socket 0, mpidr 80000002 [ 0.280000] CPU3: thread -1, cpu 3, socket 0, mpidr 80000003 [ 0.280000] Brought up 4 CPUs [ 0.280000] SMP: Total of 4 processors activated (7163.08 BogoMIPS). [ 0.280000] CPU: All CPU(s) started in SVC mode. [ 0.280000] devtmpfs: initialized [ 0.290000] pinctrl core: initialized pinctrl subsystem [ 0.290000] regulator-dummy: no parameters [ 0.290000] NET: Registered protocol family 16 [ 0.290000] DMA: preallocated 256 KiB pool for atomic coherent allocations [ 0.310000] EXYNOS: PMU not supported [ 0.310000] EXYNOS: Initializing architecture [ 0.320000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0 [ 0.330000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs [ 0.330000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub [ 0.330000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb [ 0.340000] max77xxx 4-0009: device found [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO2 [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO7 [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO9' [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO18 [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO19' [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO21 [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO23 [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO24 [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO25 [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO26 [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO27' [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO28' [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO29' [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO30 [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at LDO32 [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO33' [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO34' [ 0.360000] max77xxx-pmic max77802-pmic: No matching regulator for 'LDO35' [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at EN32KHZ_AP [ 0.360000] max77xxx 4-0009: no regulator-op-mode property property at EN32KHZ_CP [ 0.410000] vdd_1v0: 1000 mV [ 0.460000] vdd_1v2: 1200 mV [ 0.520000] vdd_1v8_3: 1800 mV [ 0.580000] vdd_sd: 2800 mV [ 0.640000] vdd_1v8_5: 1800 mV [ 0.700000] vdd_1v8_6: 1800 mV [ 0.740000] vdd_1v8_7: 1800 mV [ 0.800000] vdd_ldo8: 1000 mV [ 0.820000] LDO9: at 1800 mV [ 0.880000] vdd_ldo10: 1800 mV [ 0.940000] vdd_ldo11: 1800 mV [ 1.000000] vdd_ldo12: 3000 mV [ 1.060000] vdd_ldo13: 1800 mV [ 1.120000] vdd_ldo14: 1800 mV [ 1.180000] vdd_ldo15: 1000 mV [ 1.220000] ldo_17: 1200 mV [ 1.260000] ldo_18: 1800 mV [ 1.280000] LDO19: at 1800 mV [ 1.330000] ldo_20: 1800 mV [ 1.400000] ldo_21: 2850 mV [ 1.460000] ld0_23: 3300 mV [ 1.500000] ldo_24: 2800 mV [ 1.560000] ldo_25: 3300 mV [ 1.620000] ldo_26: 3300 mV [ 1.640000] LDO27: at 1200 mV [ 1.660000] LDO28: at 1800 mV [ 1.680000] LDO29: at 1800 mV [ 1.730000] ldo_30: 1200 mV [ 1.800000] ldo_32: 3300 mV [ 1.820000] LDO33: at 2200 mV [ 1.840000] LDO34: at 3000 mV [ 1.860000] LDO35: at 1200 mV [ 1.920000] vdd_mif: 800 <--> 1300 mV at 1000 mV [ 1.980000] vdd_arm: 800 <--> 1500 mV at 1000 mV [ 2.040000] vdd_int: 800 <--> 1400 mV at 1000 mV [ 2.100000] vdd_g3d: 800 <--> 1400 mV at 1000 mV [ 2.140000] vdd_1v2: 800 <--> 1500 mV at 1200 mV [ 2.150000] vdd_1v2: Failed to create debugfs directory [ 2.200000] vdd_kfc: 800 <--> 1500 mV at 1000 mV [ 2.250000] vdd_1v35: 1350 mV [ 2.310000] vdd_emmc: 2850 mV [ 2.360000] vdd_2v: 2000 mV [ 2.430000] vdd_1v8: 1800 mV [ 2.450000] en32khz_ap: no parameters [ 2.450000] en32khz_cp: no parameters [ 2.470000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain [ 2.470000] Switched to clocksource mct-frc [ 2.480000] NET: Registered protocol family 2 [ 2.480000] TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes) [ 2.480000] TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 5, 163840 bytes) [ 2.480000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192) [ 2.480000] TCP: reno registered [ 2.480000] UDP hash table entries: 512 (order: 2, 24576 bytes) [ 2.480000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 512 (order: 2, 24576 bytes) [ 2.480000] NET: Registered protocol family 1 [ 2.480000] Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs... [ 2.650000] Freeing initrd memory: 3088K (c2001000 - c2305000) [ 2.660000] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.2 [ 2.660000] msgmni has been set to 1474 [ 2.660000] io scheduler noop registered [ 2.660000] io scheduler deadline registered [ 2.660000] io scheduler cfq registered (default) [ 2.770000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled [ 2.770000] 12c00000.serial: ttySAC0 at MMIO 0x12c00000 (irq = 83) is a S3C6400/10 [ 2.770000] 12c10000.serial: ttySAC1 at MMIO 0x12c10000 (irq = 84) is a S3C6400/10 [ 2.770000] 12c20000.serial: ttySAC2 at MMIO 0x12c20000 (irq = 85) is a S3C6400/10 [ 3.450000] console [ttySAC2] enabled [ 3.460000] 12c30000.serial: ttySAC3 at MMIO 0x12c30000 (irq = 86) is a S3C6400/10 [ 3.470000] brd: module loaded [ 3.480000] loop: module loaded [ 3.480000] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver [ 3.490000] ehci-platform: EHCI generic platform driver [ 3.490000] ehci-s5p: EHCI s5p driver [ 3.500000] unable to find transceiver of type USB2 PHY [ 3.500000] s5p-ehci 12110000.usb: no platform data or transceiver defined [ 3.510000] platform 12110000.usb: Driver s5p-ehci requests probe deferral [ 3.520000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver [ 3.520000] unable to find transceiver of type USB2 PHY [ 3.530000] exynos-ohci 12120000.usb: no platform data or transceiver defined [ 3.530000] platform 12120000.usb: Driver exynos-ohci requests probe deferral [ 3.550000] usb3503 4-0008: switched to HUB mode [ 3.560000] usb3503 4-0008: usb3503_probe: probed on hub mode [ 3.560000] samsung-usb3phy 12100000.usbphy: Can't get usb-phy sysreg cfg register [ 3.570000] samsung-usb3phy 12500000.usbphy: Can't get usb-phy sysreg cfg register [ 3.580000] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice [ 3.580000] max77xxx-rtc max77802-rtc: max77xxx_rtc_probe [ 3.600000] max77xxx-rtc max77802-rtc: rtc core: registered max77xxx-rtc as rtc0 [ 3.610000] sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver [ 3.610000] sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman [ 3.620000] Synopsys Designware Multimedia Card Interface Driver [ 3.620000] dwmmc_exynos 12200000.dwmmc0: no vmmc regulator found: -19 [ 3.630000] dwmmc_exynos 12200000.dwmmc0: Using internal DMA controller. [ 3.630000] dwmmc_exynos 12200000.dwmmc0: Version ID is 241a [ 3.640000] dwmmc_exynos 12200000.dwmmc0: DW MMC controller at irq 107, 64 bit host data o [ 3.670000] mmc_host mmc0: Bus speed (slot 0) = 100000000Hz (slot req 400000Hz, actual 40) [ 3.690000] dwmmc_exynos 12200000.dwmmc0: 1 slots initialized [ 3.690000] dwmmc_exynos 12220000.dwmmc2: no vmmc regulator found: -19 [ 3.700000] dwmmc_exynos 12220000.dwmmc2: Using internal DMA controller. [ 3.700000] dwmmc_exynos 12220000.dwmmc2: Version ID is 241a [ 3.710000] dwmmc_exynos 12220000.dwmmc2: DW MMC controller at irq 109, 64 bit host data o [ 3.740000] mmc_host mmc1: Bus speed (slot 0) = 100000000Hz (slot req 400000Hz, actual 40) [ 3.760000] dwmmc_exynos 12220000.dwmmc2: 1 slots initialized [ 3.760000] usbcore: registered new interface driver ushc [ 3.770000] ledtrig-cpu: registered to indicate activity on CPUs [ 3.770000] TCP: cubic registered [ 3.770000] NET: Registered protocol family 17 [ 3.780000] NET: Registered protocol family 15 [ 3.780000] mmc0: BKOPS_EN bit is not set [ 3.790000] VFP support v0.3: [ 3.790000] mmc_host mmc0: Bus speed (slot 0) = 10000000) [ 3.790000] mmc0: new high speed DDR MMC card at address 0001 [ 3.790000] mmcblk0: mmc0:0001 064G93 58.2 GiB [ 3.790000] mmcblk0boot0: mmc0:0001 064G93 partition 1 4.00 MiB [ 3.790000] mmcblk0boot1: mmc0:0001 064G93 partition 2 4.00 MiB [ 3.790000] mmcblk0rpmb: mmc0:0001 064G93 partition 3 4.00 MiB [ 3.790000] mmcblk0: p1 p2 [ 3.800000] mmcblk0boot1: unknown partition table [ 3.800000] mmcblk0boot0: unknown partition table implementor 41 architecture 4 part 30 variant f rev 0 [ 3.850000] ThumbEE CPU extension supported. [ 3.850000] Registering SWP/SWPB emulation handler [ 3.860000] vdd_1v8_7: disabling [ 3.860000] s5p-ehci 12110000.usb: EHCI Host Controller [ 3.870000] s5p-ehci 12110000.usb: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 [ 3.870000] s5p-ehci 12110000.usb: irq 103, io mem 0x12110000 [ 3.900000] s5p-ehci 12110000.usb: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00 [ 3.900000] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002 [ 3.910000] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1 [ 3.910000] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller [ 3.920000] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 3.11.0-rc7-00060-g4521a9d ehci_hcd [ 3.930000] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 12110000.usb [ 3.930000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found [ 3.930000] hub 1-0:1.0: 3 ports detected [ 3.940000] samsung-usb2phy 12130000.usbphy: Already power on PHY [ 3.940000] exynos-ohci 12120000.usb: EXYNOS OHCI Host Controller [ 3.950000] exynos-ohci 12120000.usb: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2 [ 3.960000] exynos-ohci 12120000.usb: irq 103, io mem 0x12120000 [ 4.020000] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001 [ 4.020000] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1 [ 4.030000] usb usb2: Product: EXYNOS OHCI Host Controller [ 4.040000] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 3.11.0-rc7-00060-g4521a9d ohci_hcd [ 4.040000] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 12120000.usb [ 4.050000] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found [ 4.050000] hub 2-0:1.0: 3 ports detected [ 4.060000] max77xxx-rtc max77802-rtc: setting system clock to 2013-08-26 05:30:52 UTC (1) [ 4.080000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 176K (c050c000 - c0538000) Loading, please wait... [ 4.130000] udevd: starting version 175 Begin: Loading essential drivers ... done. Begin: Running /scripts/init-premount ... done. Begin: Mounting root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ... done. [ 4.260000] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 2 using s5p-ehci Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ... done. [ 4.300000] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ... done. Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done. [ 4.410000] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=9730 [ 4.410000] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 [ 4.540000] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using s5p-ehci [ 4.550000] init: ureadahead main process (1272) terminated with status 5 [ 4.690000] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0424, idProduct=3503 [ 4.690000] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 [ 4.700000] hub 1-3:1.0: USB hub found [ 4.700000] hub 1-3:1.0: 3 ports detected [ 4.730000] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. Opts: (null) Last login: Sat Jan 1 01:00:12 UTC 2000 on tty1 Welcome to Linaro 13.07 (GNU/Linux 3.11.0-rc7-00060-g4521a9d armv7l) root@localhost:~# uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.11.0-rc7-00060-g4521a9d #90 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 26 14:27:04 KSx root@localhost:~# </bio-0>
UART/USB2.0/eMMC/Cortex-A15/DRAM/Ethernet are working now.
We need to port USB3.0, GPU and many other devices on the board.
You can download the full Kernel source code via this link.
We already informed the performance of ODROID-XU (Exynos-5410) as described in below link.
Those tests were performed in Linux/Ubuntu platform.
Many people are also asking us the performance in Android platform.
So we decided to compare the performance of XU with X2/U2(Exynos-4412 Prime).
We used the famouse Antutu benchmarking tool.
This is the test result of ODROID-X2 1.7Ghz default clock.
This is the test result of ODROID-X2 2.0Ghz over clock.
This is the test result of ODROID-XU 1.6Ghz default clock.
This is the test result of ODROID-XU 1.8Ghz over clock.
For easier comparison, I made simpler charts.
XU shows obviously much higher performance than X2.
XU vs X2 (Default clock)
XU vs X2 (Over clock)
Please note that above tests were done under Performance Governor mode instead of OnDemand Governor mode to show the maximum peformance.
ODROID-XU has 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces and 4 x HighSpeed USB 2.0 interfaces.
I want to introduce the USB 3.0 feature in ODROID-XU.
There is a standard A-Type 3.0 host connector and a micro A-B OTG 3.0 connector on the board.
If you need additional USB 3.0 host of standard A-type connector,
you can use 2 x USB 3.0 ports simultaneously with a Micro A to Standard A cable.
This item is available in our e-store.
We performed a benchmarking test with our USB3.0 to SATA3 HDD/SSD interface kit.
This is the PCB of USB3.0 to SATA3 HDD/SSD interface kit.
Tested SSD is OCZ’s Vertex3 128GB SSD.
Test Root File System : Linaro Ubuntu with Linux Kernel 3.4.5
Read Test Command : dd if=./test of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1000 iflag=nocache oflag=nocache
Write Test Command : dd if=/dev/zero of=./test bs=1M count=1000 iflag=nocache oflag=nocache conv=fdatasync
Write Speed : 190 MB/S
Read Speed : 151 MB/S
We also made a same test with USB 2.0 port.
Wrtie Speed : 25.5 MB/S
Read Speed : 22.8 MB/S
The throughput of storage on USB 3.0 is about 7~8 times faster than USB 2.0 in the real world.
We also tested our USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter performance.
[~]$ iperf -s -f M Server listening on TCP port 5001 TCP window size: 0.08 MByte (default) ------------------------------------------------------------ [ 4] local 184.108.40.206 port 5001 connected with 220.127.116.11 port 43969 [ 5] local 18.104.22.168 port 5001 connected with 22.214.171.124 port 43970 [ 6] local 126.96.36.199 port 5001 connected with 188.8.131.52 port 43971 [ 7] local 184.108.40.206 port 5001 connected with 220.127.116.11 port 43972 [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth [ 4] 0.0-48.5 sec 743 MBytes 15.3 MBytes/sec [ 5] 0.0-48.5 sec 670 MBytes 13.8 MBytes/sec [ 6] 0.0-48.5 sec 708 MBytes 14.6 MBytes/sec [ 7] 0.0-48.5 sec 690 MBytes 14.2 MBytes/sec [SUM] 0.0-48.5 sec 2810 MBytes 58.0 MBytes/sec [ 8] local 18.104.22.168 port 5001 connected with 22.214.171.124 port 43973 [ 5] local 126.96.36.199 port 5001 connected with 188.8.131.52 port 43975 [ 6] local 184.108.40.206 port 5001 connected with 220.127.116.11 port 43976 [ 4] local 18.104.22.168 port 5001 connected with 22.214.171.124 port 43974 [ 8] 0.0-59.4 sec 887 MBytes 14.9 MBytes/sec [ 5] 0.0-59.4 sec 890 MBytes 15.0 MBytes/sec [ 6] 0.0-59.4 sec 884 MBytes 14.9 MBytes/sec [ 4] 0.0-59.4 sec 889 MBytes 15.0 MBytes/sec [SUM] 0.0-59.4 sec 3551 MBytes 59.8 MBytes/sec
This iPerf test shows about 60MByte/sec transfer rate.
It is 5~6 times faster than the 10/100 Ethernet speed.
I think we can improve the device driver and get more speed up to 80~90MByte/sec.
Let’s enjoy the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance with our tiny ARM embedded platform.
|How Much Faster ?
The ODROID-XU is based on Samsung Exynos5 Octa processor
Every developer wants to know the performance of new platform. The Samsung Exynos5 Octa SoC is mighty competitive as shown by following initial benchmarks compared to a Calxeda quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC, the TI OMAP4460 dual-core A9 1.2GHz SoC, and an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz dual-core CPU plus Hyper Threading.
The first tests were done with Ubuntu 13.04 Linaro(13.07) server version and Kernel 3.4.5 to feel the speed of ODROID-XU. We used the famous Phoronix test suit for benchmarking on Linux.
Let’s start the bench marking with NAS Parallel Benchmarks which were developed by NASA. The NAS Parallel Benchmarks (NPB) are a small set of programs designed to help evaluate the performance of parallel supercomputers. The benchmarks are derived from computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications and consist of five kernels and three pseudo-applications in the original “pencil-and-paper” specification (NPB 1). The benchmark suite has been extended to include new benchmarks for unstructured adaptive mesh, parallel I/O, multi-zone applications, and computational grids.
Starting with the scientific NAS Parallel Benchmarks test cases, the ODROID-XU with its Exynos5 Octa totally slams all of the x86 and ARM comparison hardware. The Intel Atom D525 at 1.8GHz that is dual-core plus also has Hyper Threading was also beaten by the ARM Cortex A15 quad core.
The ODROID-XU system had greater performance of 7-Zip compression.
The x264 video encoding also was found best on the ARM Cortex A15 Quad. It is getting closed to a real time encoding system.
The Smallpt is a global illumination renderer. It is 99 lines of C++, is open source, and a famous benchmarking tool.
Less is better ! ODROID-XU is better.
The Samsung Exynos5 Octa performance is quite compelling. Being found in a $149 ODROID-XU that can be loaded with Android or Linux distributions is also a very attractive bargain.
For those looking to get into ARM Linux/Android development, the ODROID-XU will prove to be a world’s best performance.
We also want to introduce a real time energy monitoring feature.
When the system performance is increasing, the power consumption and heat are also increasing. So we need to find the best balanced points of performance vs. low-energy racing.
ODROID XU+E model has 4 separated current/voltage sensors between PMIC and SoC to collect the power consumption of A15 cores, A7 cores, GPU and DDR3-RAM in parallel to optimize system energy consumption.
The real time monitor window is always visible if you enable the option. The window is transparency and overlay display. It is showing the CPU/GPU DVFS data, temperature, CPU load, voltage, current, power and other valuable information for system developers.
If you are a professional developer, you must purchase ODROID-XU+E instead of ODROID-XU.
You will meet the easy way to create energy efficient OS and application software.
Enjoy this video how we can monitor the performance and the energy consumption.