VIA APC Rock is the mini-computer with Firefox OS who wants to compete with the Raspberry Pi
The popularity of the Raspberry Pi He did that other manufacturers should try to take advantage of a field that until now no one had ventured. Today there are solutions for all the tastes, but none of them seemed to bet on Firefox OS... so far.
That is what makes the APC Rock, a redesign of a previous model, the APC 8750, and that includes everything you need for developers and enthusiasts to these issues begin to work and enjoy the Firefox OS platform of a form similar to what is done with the famous Raspberry Pi.
Plate APC Rock hace uso del formato Neo-ITX (compatible con Mini-ITX y Micro-ATX) y cuenta con un procesador VIA ARM Cortex-A9 a 800 MHz, In addition to 512 MB of RAM memory and 4 GB of storage of series, Although we can expand that capacity with slot integrated microSD.
This solution is capable of offering resolutions up to 720 p - do not talk about 1080 p, Perhaps this is a problem for many - and their connectors include the HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0 (x2), microUSB (OTG), and ports for headphones and microphone.
We also have an Ethernet port 10/100, and for those developers be includes a connector of 20 extra ARM-JTAG and a GPIO pin, In addition to SPI and I2C buses.
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Autor: Javier Pastor