ODROID-XU4Q

ODROID-XU4Q

  • $59.00


*Requires a 5V/4A power supply (sold separately)
Description

ODROID-XU4Q

is powered by ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology, the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution. 

ODROID-XU4 is a new generation of computing device with more powerful, more energy-efficient hardware and a smaller form factor. 

Offering open source support, the board can run various flavors of Linux, including the latest Ubuntu 16.04 and Android 4.4 KitKat, 5.0 Lollipop and 7.1 Nougat.
By implementing the eMMC 5.0, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the ODROID-XU4 boasts amazing data transfer speeds, a feature that is increasingly required to support advanced processing power on ARM devices. 
This allows users to truly experience an upgrade in computing, especially with faster booting, web browsing, networking, and 3D games.

* Samsung Exynos5422 Cortex™-A15 2Ghz and Cortex™-A7 Octa core CPUs
* Mali-T628 MP6(OpenGL ES 3.1/2.0/1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile)
* 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP stacked
* eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Storage
* 2 x USB 3.0 Host, 1 x USB 2.0 Host
* Gigabit Ethernet port
* HDMI 1.4a for display
* Size : 83 x 58 x 20 mm approx.(excluding cooler)
Linux Kernel 4.9 LTS

* We guarantee the production of XU4 to the end of 2019, but expect to continue production long after.  

Package includes: 
- XU4Q : Board + passive heatsink mounted

XU4Q Thermal Analysis in detail : The XU4 comes with a built-in fan which balances cooling at high performance levels. When performance is at peak level, the fan will cool to maintain performance at that high level. On the XU4Q, with the attached heat sink, it will be slightly more durable and quieter (since there is a heat sink instead of a fan).
Sacrificing 10% of performance only at 2.0GHz peak, we will be rewarded with silence. https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/hardware/benchmark_xu4_xu4q 

A MicroSD card or an eMMC module is required to boot the OS. We strongly recommend an eMMC module for faster OS booting, quicker application launching, seamless multi-tasking and efficient access to the cloud.

NOTE:
1. The passive tall-blue-heat-sink mounted on XU4Q is too tall to use the XU4 shifter shield and some other add-on shield. 

Technical Specifications

CPU/RAM PERFORMANCE

We ran several benchmarks to measure the computing power on the XU4. The same tests were performed on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, ODROID-C1+, ODROID-C2 and ODROID-XU4. 

The values of the test results were scaled uniformly for comparison purposes. The computing power of the XU4 was measured to be ~7 times faster than the latest Raspberry Pi 3 thanks to the 2Ghz Cortex-A15 cores and much higher memory bandwidth. Using the XU4 as a computer provides a "desktop like" experience, unlike the sluggish performance of most single-board computers! 
Particularly for developers, compiling code on the XU4 is super fast. The high-performance 2GB DDR3 RAM is an additional advantage allowing most programs to be compiled directly on the XU4.

Benchmark

Benchmarks (Index Score) Raspberry Pi 3 ODROID-C1+ ODROID-C2 ODROID-XU4
Unixbench: Dhrystone-2 865.4 1571.6 2768.2 5941.4
Unixbench: Double-Precision Whetstone (x3) 1113 1887.3 3076.8 6186.3
Nbench 2.2.3: Integer (x40) 619.92 1173.6 1808.92 2430.52
Nbench 2.2.3: Floating-Point (x100) 781.8 1245.3 2300.3 3787.3
mbw100: Memory Bandwidth (MiB/s) 542.912 616.339 1472.856 2591.461

SD/eMMC PERFORMANCE

The XU4 can boot from a MicroSD card or an eMMC module. An easy-access hardware switch is provided to select the boot interface (MicroSD/eMMC). The MicroSD interface supports the higher performance UHS-1 mode as well.
File access of a 512MB file (read/write) on three different storage options shows distinct performance differences.
The eMMC 5.0 storage is ~7x faster than the MicroSD Class-10 card in read tests. The MicroSD UHS-1 card is ~2x faster than the MicroSD Class-10 card in read tests. The MicroSD UHS-1 card provides a great low-cost option for many applications!

eMMC Performance

Write command
  dd if=/dev/zero of=test oflag=direct bs=8M count=64
Read command 
  dd if=test of=/dev/null iflag=direct bs=8M
Following eMMC 5.0 test was done with 16GB model.
8GB model is slower than 16GB.

 
SD-class10
SD-UHS1
eMMC 5.0
Write speed (MB/s)
8.5
10.8
39.3
Read speed (MB/s)
18.9
35.9
140

 

USB 3.0 PERFORMANCE

The XU4 has two standard-sized USB 3.0 SuperSpeed host ports. 
To measure the USB 3.0 performance, we connected an SSD via a USB-SATA bridge JMS567. We used the Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB model for this test. 

USB 3.0 access speed is ~10x faster than USB 2.0 on the XU4!

 USB storage performance
Read SSD(MB/sec)
Write SSD(MB/sec)
USB2.0 HighSpeed
27.6
26.2
USB3.0 SuperSpeed
273
258

 

USB3.0performance

ETHERNET PERFORMANCE

The XU4 has an on-board Gigabit Ethernet controller. Our bi-directional streaming speed was measured at ~910 Mbps

Thanks to the advanced technology of the RTL8153 controller, the XU4's Ethernet controller easily outperforms the connectivity solutions of prior generations.

ethernet performance

Test command
Server mode : iperf -s
Client Mode : iperf -c [ip address] -P 10 -W 32k

Ethernet performance XU3 On-board 100Mbps XU3 External 1Gbps XU4 On-board 1Gbps
iperf Server on SBC (Mbit/sec) 114.0 419 915.0
iperf Client on SBC (Mbit/sec) 114.0 625 911.0

  

NETWORK STORAGE PERFORMANCE

These days, network storage applications like NAS and cloud services are popular. We ran the famous OMV (Open Media Vault) OS on the XU4 to measure network storage performance. 

Very affordable Seagate external 8TB HDD was connected to the XU4 via a USB 3.0 port. The Gigabit Ethernet port was connected to a Windows 10 PC via a simple switching hub. 

We copied a big 8GB file from the XU4 to the PC via a Samba connection. 
This resulted in a download speed of ~110MB/sec.  The upload speed was measured at ~95MB/sec. 
The transfer speed is very close to the high-end commercial NAS product in the market.

The XU4 is a great solution to make a DIY personal Network Storage Server!

downloadspeed download speed
Download speed : ~110 MB/s Upload speed : ~97.9 MB/s

  

Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution 

The ODROID-XU4, equipped with four big cores (ARM® Cortex® -A15™ up to 2.0GHz) and four small cores (ARM® Cortex® -A7™ up to 1.4 GHz), provides improved processing capabilities while maintaining the most efficient power consumption available. With the big.LITTLE™ HMP solution, the Exynos-5422 can utilize a maximum of all eight cores to manage computationally intensive tasks.

XU4 Heterogeneous Multi-Processing HMP Solution Cluster Switching
* Performance comparison between Cluster switching solution and HMP solution.

  

OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 for Linux and Android platforms 

The ARM® Mali™-T628 MP6 GPU offers key API support for OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.2 Full Profile and Google RenderScript. Mali-T628 is the GPU of choice for use in the next generation of market-leading devices, optimized to bring breathtaking graphical displays to consumer applications such as 3D graphics, visual computing, augmented reality, procedural texture generation and voice recognition. You can download the full featured OpenGL ES and OpenCL SDK from ARM Mali Developer website. It's free!

This screen-shot shows OpenGL-ES applications and the Kodi media player with Ubuntu Mate desktop on the HMP enabled Kernel.

OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 for Linux and Android platforms


Mainline Kernel boots

The latest Linux Kernel 4.9 LTS runs on the XU4.
Check the latest news on this sub-forum.
http://forum.odroid.com/viewforum.php?f=146


INTRODUCTION VIDEOS


ODROID-XU4 Getting Started with

ODROID-XU4 Hardware Introduction


Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with MATE desktop



Web Browsing and XMBC on Linux


Robot OS : OpenNI and OpenCV


Make 42inch Tablet


Android Portrait Mode


Video Surveillance System



Augmented Reality Using oCam and ODROID-XU4



SPECIFICATIONS

Processor Samsung Exynos5422 ARM® Cortex™-A15 Quad 2.0GHz/Cortex™-A7 Quad 1.4GHz
Memory 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP (750Mhz, 12GB/s memory bandwidth, 2x32bit bus)
3D Accelerator Mali™-T628 MP6 OpenGL ES 3.1 / 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile
Audio HDMI Digital audio output. Optional SPDIF optical output (USB module)
USB3.0 Host SuperSpeed USB standard A type connector x 2 port
USB2.0 Host HighSpeed USB standard A type connector x 1 port
Display HDMI 1.4a with a Type-A connector
Storage (Option) eMMC module socket : eMMC 5.0 Flash Storage (up to 64GByte)
MicroSD Card Slot (up to 128GByte)
Fast Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 Jack ( Auto-MDIX support)
WiFi (Option) USB IEEE 802.11 ac/b/g/n 1T1R WLAN with Antenna (External USB adapter)
HDD/SSD SATA interface (Optional) SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) to Serial ATA3 adapter for 2.5"/3.5" HDD and SSD storage
Power Input 4.8Volt~5.2Volt  (5V/4A Power supply is recommended)
System Software Ubuntu 16.04 + OpenGL ES + OpenCL on Linux Kernel 4.9 LTS
Android 4.4.2 on Kernel LTS 3.10
Android 7.1 is available as a community driven OS development.
Full source code is accessible via our Github.
Size 83 x 58 x 20mm approx. (weight: 38gram without cooler)