Lichee Pi Zero - Tiny $6 SBC that runs Linux

A Chinese development team led by a Wu Caesar has launched a new Indiegogo campaign for a tiny Linux mini PC that goes head to head with the Raspberry Pi Zero and recent, WiFi-enabled, $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W. The LicheePi Zero is fully breadboard-compatible and includes on board LCD/WiFi connector, LoRa / MIC Array extendable.

Lichee Pi Zero uses an ARM-based processor, an Allwinner V3S 1.2GHz, with 512 Mbit DDR2 integrated memory and can boot from on board SPI Flash or TF card. It also includes  that makes it possible for directly connecting to an LCD without a cable, as well as a touchscreen controller. A separate audio interface can connect to a headphone or mic.

Lichee Pi Zero Hardware

Lichee Pi Zero has various low speed peripherals just like most MCU: GPIO,UART, SPI, I2C,ADC,PWM. It has other useful High Speed interfaces like : OTG USB,MIPI CSI,EPHY,FPC-40P RGB LCD connector.

Lichee Pi Zero consumes around 90mA when running Linux without an LCD. On the downside the only real-world ports Lichee Pi offers are a micro-USB OTG port and a microSD slot which can be used for booting the Linux 4.10 kernel.

For more details about the new Lichee Pi Zero head over to the official Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign via the link below.

Source: Indiegogo