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[[File:CI20_perspective.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The CI20 board]]
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[[File:CI20_perspective.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The Ci20 board (V1 Green)]]
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[[File:Ci20_v2_perspective.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The Ci20 board (V1 Purple)]]
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[[File:Ci20_v3_perspective.png|300px|thumb|right|The Ci20 board (V2 Purple)]]
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The MIPS Creator CI20 platform is a feature laden MIPS/Imagination Linux and Android development system. It incorporates an [http://www.ingenic.cn/en/en/proinfo.php?id=15&pid=782&fid=782 Ingenic JZ4780] SoC which includes a 1.2GHz dual core [http://www.imgtec.com/mips/architectures/ MIPS32] processor and Imagination [http://www.imgtec.com/powervr/ PowerVR] SGX540 GPU.
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The MIPS Creator CI20 platform is a feature laden MIPS/Imagination Linux and Android development system. It incorporates an [http://www.ingenic.com/en/?product/id/6.html Ingenic JZ4780] SoC which includes a 1.2GHz dual core [http://www.imgtec.com/mips/architectures/ MIPS32] processor and Imagination [http://www.imgtec.com/powervr/ PowerVR] SGX540 GPU.
 
The CI20 board provides comprehensive connectivity, multimedia capabilities and substantial RAM and flash.
 
The CI20 board provides comprehensive connectivity, multimedia capabilities and substantial RAM and flash.
 
CI20 is preloaded with Debian7, and other distros are being packaged to be available for [[CI20_Downloads|download]] soon.
 
CI20 is preloaded with Debian7, and other distros are being packaged to be available for [[CI20_Downloads|download]] soon.
  
CI20 is an open platform with technical manuals, schematics and source code downloadable [[CI20_Downloads|here]].
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CI20 is an open platform with [[CI20 Hardware/Documentation|technical manuals]], [[CI20 Hardware/Documentation#Schematic|schematics]] and [[CI20 Dev Zone#Source Code|source code]] freely downloadable.
  
CI20 will be available from the [http://store.imgtec.com/product/mips-creator-ci20/ Imagination Technologies store].
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CI20 is still [[CI20 Availability|available to order]] for around £65 or $85.
  
 
== Getting Started ==
 
== Getting Started ==
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* Which helps answer the questions:
 
* Which helps answer the questions:
** Do I just plug it in?
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** [[CI20 Beginners Guide#Shall I just plug it in?|Do I just plug it in?]]
 
** What can I do with it out of the box?
 
** What can I do with it out of the box?
 
** What can I plug in and where?
 
** What can I plug in and where?
 
** Can I update the software?
 
** Can I update the software?
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** [[CI20 Beginners Guide#Where can I get help? Is there a forum or mailing list?|Where can I get help?]]
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** [[CI20 Headless Setup|Headless setup]]
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* [[CI20 Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting guide]]
 
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=== [[CI20 Tech Stuff|Technical Stuff]] ===
 
=== [[CI20 Tech Stuff|Technical Stuff]] ===
 
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* What are the specs of the board
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* [[CI20 Hardware#Tech Spec overview|What are the specs of the board?]]
* What SoC does the board use
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* [[CI20 Hardware#SoC|What SoC does the board use?]]
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* [[CI20 Hardware/Documentation|Where can I find board schematics and SoC documentation?]]
 
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=== [[CI20 Downloads|Download Page]] ===
 
=== [[CI20 Downloads|Download Page]] ===
 
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* Where do I get the documentation?
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* [[CI20 Hardware/Documentation | Where do I get the documentation?]]
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* [[CI20 Hardware/Documentation#Schematic|Can I get the schematic?]]
 
* Where do I get new software from?
 
* Where do I get new software from?
* Can I get the schematic?
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* [[CI20 Dev Zone#Source Code|Is there source code?]]
* Is there source code?
 
 
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=== [[CI20 Tutorials| Tutorials]] ===
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* [[CI20 GPIO LED Blink Tutorial|Blink an LED]]
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=== [[CI20 Projects|Projects]] ===
 
=== [[CI20 Projects|Projects]] ===
 
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* Deeper technical details
 
* Deeper technical details
 
* How and where do I contribute
 
* How and where do I contribute
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* Where to find [[CI20 Dev Zone#Bug reports|Bug trackers]], [[CI20 Dev Zone#Mailing lists and Forum|Mailing lists and Forums]], [[CI20 Dev Zone#IRC|IRC]].
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* [[CI20 HW test|Hardware Testing]]
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* [[CI20 upstream|Upstream]]
 
* ToDo and things to fix or improve
 
* ToDo and things to fix or improve
 
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://blog.imgtec.com/powervr-developers/new-mips-creator-ci20-development-board-for-linux-and-android-debuts Official Announcement (blog.imgtec.com)]
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* [http://blog.imgtec.com/powervr-developers/new-mips-creator-ci20-development-board-for-linux-and-android-debuts Original Announcement (blog.imgtec.com)]
* [http://store.imgtec.com/product/mips-creator-ci20/ CI20 product page (store.imgtec.com)]
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* [http://blog.imgtec.com/powervr/mips-creator-ci20-development-board-now-available "MIPS Creator CI20 development board now available for only $65" (blog.imgtec.com)]
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* [http://store.imgtec.com Imagination Technologies store (store.imgtec.com)]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:49, 13 September 2018

The Ci20 board (V1 Green)
The Ci20 board (V1 Purple)
The Ci20 board (V2 Purple)


The MIPS Creator CI20 platform is a feature laden MIPS/Imagination Linux and Android development system. It incorporates an Ingenic JZ4780 SoC which includes a 1.2GHz dual core MIPS32 processor and Imagination PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The CI20 board provides comprehensive connectivity, multimedia capabilities and substantial RAM and flash. CI20 is preloaded with Debian7, and other distros are being packaged to be available for download soon.

CI20 is an open platform with technical manuals, schematics and source code freely downloadable.

CI20 is still available to order for around £65 or $85.

Getting Started

Beginners Guide


Technical Stuff


Download Page


More Stuff

Tutorials


Projects


  • Who is doing what with the CI20
  • Ideas for what you can do with the CI20
  • ToDo list

Distros and Images


  • What different distros/software are available for CI20

Dev Zone


External Links