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WITS Releases Allwinner’s Quad-core A31 based Development Kit to Speed Up the Development Process

May 14, 2013

SHENZHEN, China, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — WITS Technology Co., Ltd, Allwinner Technology’s authorized agent and design house in Shenzhen, launched the Allwinner quad-core A31-based development kit-Columbus development system at the end of March, 2013, which is now available for global shipment.

Brief Introduction

Columbus shows that the powerful functions of the A31, along with its various interfaces make for an extremely stable platform. It can function as a development and test platform for tablets, advertising machines, education tools, security devices, smart TVs, IBMS, industrial control systems, medical equipment, car media, mobile phones and more, shortening the product development cycle.

Equipped with dual-channel 64-bit DDR3 and dual-channel 16-bit NAND Flash, the A31 can increase the reading and writing speed of a system’s random-access memory. Moreover, the A31 has an efficient power consumption management system and can work with a smart power management PMICAXP221 – to achieve dynamic power management and longer battery life.

Highlights of Columbus Development System

  • Allwinner A31 SoC
  • Ultra-high integration and ultra-low power consumption
  • The Quad-Core Cortex(TM)-A7 development kit with full source code and documentation
  • Supports 4Kx2K video playback
  • Supports 1920x 1080P@ 60fps videoencoding
  • Abundant interfaces for rapid development
  • Display resolution up to 2048*1536
  • Supports 1000M high speed Ethernet
  • Embedded 3G module
  • Embedded WiFi/FM/GPS/BT four-in-one module

Hardware Configuration of Columbus Development System

  • Supports high-speed 3G interface and mini PCI interface
  • Supports SD/MMC card read-write which can be used as system boot device
  • Supports four in one/ two in one / single WiFi module interface, compatible with other modules
  • Supports 10M/100M/1000M Ethernet
  • Supports LCD/LVDS/MIPI
  • Supports USB HOST*2 /USB-OTG
  • Supports stereo headphone output/ two-way audio input
  • Supports VGA-OUT interface, up to 1024*768 resolution
  • Supports HDMI v1.4 output
  • Supports CTP/RTP
  • Supports CSI Camera/mipi Camera
  • Supports 2 Mic inputs
  • Supports G-sensor
  • Supports four TV-IN inputs
  • Supports two TWI interfaces
  • Supports two UART interfaces
  • Supports JTAG debugging interface
  • Supports button function
  • Supports infrared remote
  • Supports IO extension
  • Supports Bluetooth, mouse and keyboard

Advantages in Different Applications


With the robust PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, the A31 can deliver an excellent game experience to users with crystal clear images, a fluent interface, and better compatibility.


The A31 comes with fourth-generation video processing technology from Allwinner Technology. It provides 4Kx2K video decoding; Blue-ray 3D@30fps, quad-lane 720P video encoding and 4K player can provide multi-video suspension display. It can also offer a more open video engine interface, compliant with the OpenMax standard.


The website can offer a suspension video and a faster loading speed. If the bandwidth is fast enough, the mainstream web loading time can be lower than 5 seconds.


The A31 has 4 lanes of MIPI CSI connectors and can offer a camera with 12 million pixels, videotape with 1080P@60fps, and it also can do face detection, pan-shot, auto-focusing and function as a camera for 3D, among other features.


The A31 offers 16-bit dual-channel NAND, enhancing the reading and writing speed by 100%.

Low Power Consumption

The battery life of the A31 can be increased by over 20%: 30 days standby, 100 hours music playback, 10 hours video playback and 8 hours webpage browsing.

About WITS Tech

Shenzhen WITS Technology Co., Ltd focuses on the promotion of cost-effective and innovative new generation domestic consumer products, chips and complete technical solutions (modules).We are committed to using only first-class domestic chip manufacturers and strategic cooperation with consumer products companies to save costs and ensure the quality of products, help companies create new associate market access to maximize profits and increase brand influence.

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