FAQ

Table of Contents:

A. INTRODUCTION

  1. What is a NanoPC Box?
  2. Who Creat the NanoPC Box?

B. BUYING AND SHIPPING

  1. Where can I buy one?
  2. How much does it cost?
  3. What do I get when I buy one?
  4. Why is the price in US Dollars? 
  5. Is the device available internationally?
  6. I want to be a NanoPC reseller.
  7. How to pay in your website.

C. GENERAL

  1. What it the Username and Password for the NanoPC?
  2. What is the difference between NanoPC, Odroid and the Raspberry Pi?
  3. How do I connect a mouse and keyboard?
  4. When will the next model of the NanoPC be released?
  5. What are the dimensions of the NanoPC?
  6. What hardware documentation is available?
  7. What SoC are you using?
  8. What is an SoC?
  9. Why did you select the Cortex-A9?
  10. How does it boot?

D. PERFORMANCE AND COST CONSIDERATIONS

  1. How powerful is it?
  2. Does it overclock?
  3. Does it need a heatsink?
  4. What hardware interfaces does it have?
  5. Does the NanoPC contain the real time clock (RTC)

E. CAMERA

  1. What is the camera board?
  2. What model camera does the camera board use?
  3. What resolutions are supported?
  4. What picture formats are supported?
  5. How do I use the camera?
  6. Can I extend the ribbon cable?
  7. Can I have a camera with more MP’s?
  8. How much power does the camera module use?

F. CASES

  1. Does it have a case?

A. INTRODUCTION

  1. What is a NanoPC Box?
    The NanoPC is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
    Provide the system souce code, you can rebuild the android and linux system if needed.
  2. Who Creat the NanoPC Box?
    The FriendlyARM Team Creat the NanoPC Box, The ultimate goal is to provide cheap and tiny Computer board

B. BUYING AND SHIPPING

  1. Where can I buy one?
    You can buy the NanoPC through our website and some country's distributor. we sell all over the world, later we will put some country distributor on our website.
    In mainland China, if you want to pay RMB, you can also buy directly through FriendlyARM Taobao shop.
  2. How much does it cost?
    At present, we have two version, NanoPC-T1 Box with case and without case
    The NanoPC-T1 with case's price is $69USD, plus local taxes and shipping/handling fees
    The NanoPC-T1 without case's price is $67USD, plus local taxes and shipping/handling fees
  3. What do I get when I buy one?
    You will get the follow things:
       >One NanoPC-T1 with/without case
       >One USB Cable
       >One 5V/1A Power adapter
  4. Why is the price in US Dollars? 
    More country in the world can pay US Dollars, but can't pay RMB.
  5. Is the device available internationally?
    Yes.
  6. I want to be a NanoPC reseller.
    Wellcome, contact us(info@nanopc.org) and provide your shop info to us, then we will confirm with you the details.
  7. How to pay in your website.
    You can pay it by paypal on our website, if you want to pay by bank T/T, write your needs and mail to market@nanopc.org, we will do the invoice file for you.

C. GENERAL

  1. What it the Username and Password for the NanoPC?
    The default username for most distro is “root” (without any quote marks) and the default password is “fa” (again, do not include the quote marks). If that does not work, check the information about your specific disto on the download page.
  2. What is the difference between NanoPC, Odroid and the Raspberry Pi?
    Compared to ODROID-U3, NanoPC uses a slightly slower processor (Exynos 4412 vs Exynos 4412 Prime), has less RAM (1GB vs 2GB), only 3 USB ports (vs 3 for ODROID-U3), but it does come with 4GB eMMC (only eMMC socket for U3), has much more available I/Os, and the case is included in the price.(Came from CNXSoft)
  3. How do I connect a mouse and keyboard?
    The NanoPC-T1 has 2 USB that can be used to connect most USB 2.0 devices. Additional USB devices such as mice, keyboards, network adapters and external storage will all connect via a USB hub.
  4. When will the next version of the NanoPC be released?
    We are developing the NanoPC-T2, it will base on Cortex-A8(Samsung S5PV210), it will have low price, maybe less then 50USD.it need 5 months to finished it.
  5. What are the dimensions of the NanoPC?
    The NanoPC-T1 measures 100mm x 60mm x 20mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. It weighs 50g.
  6. What hardware documentation is available?
    Doing it now, later will released it.
  7. What SoC are you using?
    The NanoPC-T1 use the Cortex-A9 Quad-core Exynos4412, 1.5GHz.
  8. What is an SoC?
    SoC, or System on a Chip, is a method of placing all necessary electronics for running a computer on a single chip. Instead of having an individual chip for the CPU, GPU, USB controller, RAM, Northbridge, SouthBridge, etc., everything is compressed down into one tidy package
  9. Why did you select the Cortex-A9?
    Better performance.
  10. How does it boot?
    The Android system can be flash into the eMMC on the board.

D. PERFORMANCE AND COST CONSIDERATIONS

  1. How powerful is it?
  2. Does it overclock?
  3. Does it need a heatsink?
  4. What hardware interfaces does it have?
  5. Does the NanoPC contain the real time clock (RTC)

E. CAMERA

  1. What is the camera board?
  2. What model camera does the camera board use?
  3. What resolutions are supported?
  4. What picture formats are supported?
  5. How do I use the camera?
  6. Can I extend the ribbon cable?
  7. Can I have a camera with more MP’s?
  8. How much power does the camera module use?

F. CASES

  1. Does it have a case?

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