There's a HiKey 970 in the making


#1

There is some indication of | hinting at a HiKey 970 board over at GitHub.
Would the board specs be similar | identical to a Huawei Mate 10 Pro ?
(Especially the 6GB LPDDR4.)

Linux kernel source tree for HiKey, HiKey960 and HiKey970 repo
and a HiKey 970 branch in the OpenPlatformPkg repo


HiKey 970 RAM module not on top of SOC pls
#2

Is it possible to put RAM module not on top of SOC ?
for better cooling.


#3

Hi

We can’t comment on this officially :slight_smile: but stay tuned, in particular Linaro Connect event…

Yang


#4

Ha, that response is in fact a confirmation of a very soon to be HiKey 970.
The 19th March is not too far off. :slight_smile:
Thanks.


#5

The vague Hikey970 PR information talks about on-board CAN controller (but i don’t see the “real” CAN connector) and also about on-board GPS (the MCX connector is visible).
Is there any technical information about which CAN and GPS chips
are used on hikey970 ?


#6

CANH and CANL come out on a two pin connector on the underside of the
board.

No clue on the chips, although given the Kiran 970 is a mobile chipset,
I would have expected the GPS to be built into the main chipset.


#7

Does it already include the CAN bus transceiver (i.e. can it be directly connected to the 12V car CAN bus) ?

AFAIK, only qualcomm-based huawei handsets have (a low-quality) built-in GPS,
and all kirin-based devices use an external Broadcom GPS sensorhub (mainly BCM4774).


#8

I can’t give a direct answer about what you can plug it into but it looks to me like the circuit is based around an MCP2515 controller connected to a VP230 transceiver.

Live and learn… yes, looks like hikey970 uses a BCM47531 .


#9

ok, so it is really “ready to use”.

Great, such configuration makes a lot of sense for android.
Will be more difficult on Debian though, because you need a custom gpsd.