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In the News Article: This Under-$6 SBC Runs Linux On C-SKY ISA Chip

By November 14, 2018May 12th, 2021No Comments

Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a “C-SKY Linux Development Board” for $5.60 and up, featuring a 574MHz GX6605S CK610M SoC, 64MB DDR2 with a novel C-SKY ISA, plus an HDMI port, and 2x USB 2.0 ports. Last month, Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems Co. announced Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel support for its new C-SKY CK810 SoC design based on its new C-SKY ISA architecture. Now, Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a development board that runs Linux on a similar CK610M SoC. The C-SKY Linux Development Board sells for 39-40 Yuan ($5.60 to $7.05) on Taobao and $19.50 to $21.50 on AliExpress.
Hangzhou C-SKY is a member of the RISC-V Foundation, but its C-SKY ISA is independently developed. TheGX6605S CK610M SoC, which is built by Hangzhou’s NationalChip unit, is aimed at low-end Linux IoT devices.
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