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LCPI microcomputer Allwinner H618 development board ARM microcontroller Linux Android TV box.

About LC-PI-H618

LC LCPI development board is equipped with Allwinner H618 processor.H618 is a new generation of high-definition 64-bit 4K@60fps decoding SoC provided by Allwinner for the OTT and IPTV markets.
It integrates a quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 processor and ARM's new G31 GPU engine that supports OpenGL ES 3.2/Vulkan 1.1.
Supports full-format 4K@60fps 10-bit ultra-high-definition video decoding, Allwinner's self-developed SmartColor3.3T image enhancement engine, Dolby, and DTS audio processing.H618 adopts a new generation of power consumption technology, which reduces power consumption by 20% compared with the previous generation.

Application fields of LC-PI-H618

The development board integrates HDMI, Ethernet, BT 5.0+WiFi, 1 x USB OTG+3 x USB Host, infrared receiver and 2*13Pin GPIO outlet.It is not only a microcomputer that can realize audio and video entertainment, but also can be used for Linux/Android programming learning and project development. It supports Android TV 12, Ubuntu, Debian and other operating systems.

LC-PI-H618 view

Front view

Reverse view

Introduction instructions

1.Board size: 85*56mm Weight:40g

2.Resources Introduction

①AXP313A intelligent power management chip
②Allwinner H618 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor
③LPDDR4 memory particle: 1 x 1G Byte
④CDW-20U5622-00 dual-band WIFI+Bluetooth 5.0 module
⑤16M Byte SPI Flash
⑥YT8531C 10M/100M/1000M Ethernet transceiver chip
⑦HDMI interface: supports connection to a monitor/TV with HDMI interface, supports HDMI audio output
⑧Type-C USB socket: power supply & USB0 OTG, 5V/2A or above current power supply recommended
⑨IPEX WiFi&BT antenna interface
⑩10/100M/1000M RJ45 wired Ethernet interface
⑪2 x USB 2.0 Host(USB2 & USB3) interface
⑫1 x USB 2.0 Host (USB1) interface, the USB power supply can be controlled by the IO port
⑬2.54mm 2*13Pin GPIO pin header
⑭Infrared receiver, remote control can be used to achieve video playback, volume adjustment and other operations
⑮UART0 interface: When in use, GND, TX, and RX are respectively connected to the GND, RX, and TX of the external TTL module
⑯Self-elastic TF card holder

3.GPIO pin introduction

Function features

● Allwinner H616 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core processor

● Mali G31 MP2 2,GPU 2,GPU
● Support OpenGL ES 1.0/2.0/3.2、Vulkan 1.1、OpenCL 2.0

3.Video decoding
● H.265 Main10@L5.1 decoder up to 4K@60fps or 6K@30fps
● VP9 Profile 2 decoder up to 4K@60fps
● AVS2 JiZhun 10bit decoder up to 4K@60fps
● Multi-format 1080p@60fps video playback formats, including H.264 BP/MP/HP, H.263 BP, VP8, MPEG-1 MP/HL,MPEG-2 MP/HL, MPEG-4 SP/ASP@L5, AVS+/AVS JiZhun, WMV9/VC1, etc
● H.264 BP/MP/HP@L4.2 decoder up to 4K@30fps

4.Video encoding
● H.264 BP/MP/HP encoder up to 4K@25fps or 1080p@60fps
● JPEG snapshot performance of 1080p@60fps

● 1*1GB LPDDR4

6.Onboard storage
● Self-elastic TF card holder
● Onboard 16MB SPI Flash chip

7.Wired network
● 10/100M/1000M RJ45 Ethernet interface

8.Wireless network
● CDW-20U5622-02 dual-band WIFI+BT module
● Support IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
● Support BT5.0
● IPEX antenna interface

9.Video output
● HDMI 2.0a up to 4K@60fps

10.Audio output

11.USB interface
● 1 X Type-C USB 2.0 OTG
● 1 X Type-C USB 2.0 Host(Power output can be controlled through IO port)
● 2 X Type-A USB 2.0 Host

● Onboard infrared receiver, can be used with remote control

● Onboard 2.54mm 2*13Pin GPIO pin header

● Onboard 2.54mm 1*3Pin UART pin header

15.Supply power
● Type-C USB5V 2A and above current power input

16.LED light
● 1 X power indicator(Red)
● 1 X status indicator(Green)

● Support Android TV 12, Ubuntu 22.04, Debian12 and other operating systems

System burning

1.Burn the installation system to the SD card
The development board can send SD to boot the system. The following is the method of burning the system to the SD card:
Insert the SD card into the computer, open the PhonixCard 4.2.8 software, click "Firmware" to load the Image system file, select "Start Card", and click "Burn Card". After programming is completed, insert the card into the SD card slot and power on the development board again.

2.Burn Ubuntu/Debian system to SD card
Insert the SD card into the computer, open the Win32DiskImager software, open the Image system file, and click "Write". After programming is completed, insert the card into the SD card slot and power on the development board again.