DevTerm modular Linux terminal gets a RISC
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DevTerm modular Linux terminal gets a RISC

Oct 17, 2023

ClockworkPi DevTerm retro-looking modular portable Linux computer has gotten a 64-bit RISC-V module based on Allwinner D1 1GHz SoC and offers an alternative to existing Arm-based modules such as Raspberry Pi CM3, or alternatives powered by Allwinner H6 or Rockchip RK3399 SoC's.

The new DevTerm Kit R-01 modular & portable terminal has exactly the same specifications with a 6.8-inch IPS screen, a keyboard with 67 keys, and a battery module, all connected to ClockworkPi v3.14 carrier board, but replaces the Arm modules with the R-01 module equipped with the Allwinner D1 processor and 1GB of RAM.

DevTerm Kit R-01 kit items:

While the microSD card is said to ship with clockworkOS, the Wiki does not contain a link for the RISC-V version of the operating systems, but any information about Core R-01. The company further explains that ClockworkPi Core R-01 is "a highly experimental model and requires some experience with Linux system & FOSS. We strongly recommend all beginners to choose other models".

So don't expect anything that works easily out of the box, and of course, since there's no GPU, any 3D graphics would be rendered by software. On the plus side, that should mean there's now a RISC-V module that follows Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 form factor.

DevTerm Kit R-01 is available for purchase now for $239. while the R-01 RISC-V module is sold for $29. But those should probably be seen as pre-orders since ClockworkPi says the estimated delivery time is approximately 60 business days due to the current supply chain and logistics situation.

Via Liliputing

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