EOMA68-A20 CPU Card and Improv Engineering Board now available
You were one of the first people to pre-register for an EOMA68 card for when
they became available. Today, we are very excited to let you know of the
release of Improv, the first engineering board for EOMA68 CPU cards!

To thank you for your interest and for pre-registering with rhombus-tech.net,
here is an exclusive ordering code that you can use when purchasing to ensure
you get one of the first devices and do not need to wait behind others,
even if they order first!

Your order code can be obtained here, by entering the email address that
you received a notification from:
Enter preorder Email address:


What is available?

The Improv comes with:

        * EOMA68-A20 card in a protective metal housing with:
                * Dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC
                *  1GB RAM
                * 4GB of NAND flash
                * 10/100 Ethernet, SATA-II, I2C and USB2 buses
                * HDMI out
                * SD card reader
                * USB OTG port

        * A beautiful feature board with:
                * Gigabit ethernet port
                * UART
                * 44 pin DIL for VGA/TTL, I2C and GPIO
                * USB host port
                * SATA port
                * 32k EEPROM on the I2C bus for EOMA68 identification
                * 6-9V DC power input

It comes pre-loaded with Mer Linux, but also supports a wide range of Linux
options including Debian, Linaro and Android. With the pre-installed operating
system, you can use the Mer SDK as well as the Community Open Build Service to
make building and deploying software easy.

The feature board schematics will even be released under the GPL as open
hardware at the time of shipping!

The cost?

US$75 + shipping and taxes (varies between geographic locations) for
the EOMA68-A20 and the feature board together.

You can learn more about the Improv here:

        https://makeplaylive.com/#/open-hardware/improv

and you can purchase immediately here:

        http://www.vaultechnology.com/store/buyimprov

We will be shipping in January on a first-come, first-served basis. With your
pre-registration code, however, you will be first in line.

MakePlayLive contact and questions

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on the forums at:

        https://discuss.makeplaylive.com

by email at:

        info@makeplaylive.com

or on irc.freenode.net in #makeplaylive.

EOMA68 contact, specification and questions

If you would like to discuss specific details of the EOMA68 initiative, or have
any questions about the specification, here is some more information:

    arm-netbooks list at http://lists.phcomp.co.uk/pipermail/arm-netbook/

    EOMA68 specification at: http://elinux.org/Embedded_Open_Modular_Architecture/EOMA-68

    Any other enquiries related to EOMA68 products contact lkcl@qimod.com
 
Thanks for your continued interest and support of the EOMA68 initiative.
Let's go change the world, or at the very least make some awesome hardware,
together!