Pine64’s development team is responsible for developing the new and highly anticipated Pine Star64 RISC-V single board computer. Posted an update this week explaining that due to some last minute production issues the release date for the RISC-V development board has been postponed somewhat to December 2022.
That Star64 RISC-V single board computer features a StarFive JH7110 64-bit RISC-V processor that offers users quad SiFive FU740 cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The SOC is also equipped with BXE-4-32 from Imagination Technologies and equipped with USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a PCIe slot and two native Gigabit Ethernet NICs. The Star64 will be available in two different versions with 4GB and 8GB RAM priced at $69.95 and $89.95 respectively.
“We originally hoped to have Star64 available today, but some last minute production issues have pushed the release date to next month. While this is a little disappointing – as it would be a great surprise if the hardware dropped along with the update – it’s ultimately good news that the issues were identified and fixed before the hardware shipped.
We currently expect the Star64 to be available sometime in December, possibly before the December Community Update, but please note that due to the COVID situation in China, this date may be pushed back further. As I wrote about the Ox64 in the previous section, things are currently a bit up in the air as far as hardware production and delivery is concerned.”
Pine Star64 RISC-V single board computer
“Competent software will be available here at the start as a good starting point for developers and early adopters. I’ve written about how much progress was made in September and October when AOSC was successfully booted onto the board and all major functions were already working, and we’ve seen further developments on the software front since then. I’m not really in a position to make announcements for other projects, but expect to hear explanations of Star64 software support soon. I’m really excited for Star64 to launch soon and I’m excited to see it’s highly anticipated by the community. I dare say, apart from the Ox64, the Star64 is the board our base has been most excited about since the introduction of the RockPro64. “
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