[Cambridge, UK; Tuesday 16th August 2016] Linaro Ltd, the collaborative engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM® architecture, today announced that ArcherMind Technology (Nanjing) Co., Ltd has joined the 96Boards initiative as a Steering Committee Member and Manufacturing Partner and they are preparing the launch of their first 96Boards product. ArcherMind’s board will put one of the most advanced ARMbased SOCs into the hands of all types of developers from individual hobbyists building oneoff projects to commercial engineering teams developing the next generation of mass market mobile and IoT products.
The Mediatek X20 (MT6797) decicore ARMv8 SoC offers four ARM CortexA53 cores forbasic processing, four ARM CortexA53 cores for mid to heavy use cases, and two ARM CortexA72 for bursts of maximum performance along with an advanced ARM MaliT880 MP4 graphics chip clocked to 800MHz. This enables the board to deliver unprecedented performance for a whole host of different applications. The board is available for preorder here .

“Our collaboration with MediaTek and 96Boards is designed to empower our customers,” said Bin Du, CTO of ArcherMind. “This is a unique opportunity for us to combine MediaTek’s high performance hardware technology with Linaro’s open source expertise and our own specialized software services to make a product for all types of developers. We are committed to supporting this community and look forward to seeing the innovative solutions
that they develop.”

Founded in 2006, ArcherMind is a global, professional software service supplier specializing in software product design, code development, quality assurance, technology support, etc. The company is devoted to providing specialized worldwide software R&D services and focusing on R&D and consulting service in the field of mobile devices and wireless internet software. Headquartered in Nanjing, China, it also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen ,Wuhan, Xi’an and Guangzhou and is active in North America, Europe, Japan and Korea.

“ArcherMind has a track record of providing platform software solutions to many leading companies and I’m excited to see them joining the 96Boards initiative,” said Yang Zhang, Director of 96Boards. “What makes this partnership particularly interesting is that it involves collaboration with another one of our members MediaTek.
This is a perfect example of what makes Linaro and 96Boards so unique we offer a common platform upon which members can collaborate and thereby accelerate innovation.” ArcherMind MediaTek X20 Board Specifications Processor Helio X20 64bit deci core with:
● Two CortexA72 cores (2.12.3GHz)
● Four Cortex A53 cores (1.85GHz)
● Four CortexA53 cores (1.4GHz) Graphics processor

ARM MaliT880 MP4 800MHz Multimedia Support

● 32MP @ 24fps / 25MP @ 30 fps
● WQXGA 2560×1600 60fps FHD 1920×1080 120fps
● 4Kx2K 30fps H.265 w/HDR
Memory and Storage

● 2GB LPDDR3 2CH,933MHz
● 8GB EMMC5.1
Extended storage interface Support Micro SD card (SD3.0)
Display interface HDMI Fullsize TypeA,
support 1080P@ 30 fps
Wireless MT6631 chip
● WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz(Onboard BT and WLAN antenna)
● Bluetooth 4.1 +HS compliant
● GPS (with antenna connector)
USB interface

● One USB2.0 high speed micro B (Device mode)
● Two USB2.0 high speed Type A (Host mode)
IO extended interface

● One 40pin
Low Speed (LS) expansion connector:
UART, SPI, I2S, I2C x2, GPIO x12, DC power
● One 60pin
High Speed (HS) expansion connector:
● One optional 16pin
analog expansion connector for
stereo headset/lineout,
speaker and analog linein
Manual Controls

● 4 Mechanical Buttons: Power/Reset/Volume Up/down
● 6 LED Lights:4 user controllable, 2 or
radios (BT and WLAN activity)
Power supply DC input +8V ~ +18V
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0
Size 85mm × 54mm

To find out more, please visit http://www.linaro.org andhttp://www.96Boards.org .