Getting Started

Learn about your Avenger96 board as well as how to prepare and set up for basic use

Setup - What you will need


  • Avenger96 development board
  • Power adapter
    • 96Boards specification requires a 12V with 2500mA power adapter


  • HDMI Display
  • microSD Card
  • USB Keyboard and Mouse

Out of the Box

In the Box you can find the Avenger96 as well as a microSD card which comes with a pre-installed linux.


Component Description
CPU 2x ARM®Cortex-A7 up to 650 MHz
1x ARM®Cortex-M4 up to 200 MHz
GPU 1x 3D GPU Vivante® @ 533 MHz -OpenGL® ES 2.0
RAM 1024 Mbyte @ 533MHz
Storage eMMC v4.51: 8 Gbyte
QSPI: 2Mbyte
EEPROM: 128 byte
microSD Socket: UHS-1 v3.01
Ethernet Port 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, IEEE 802.3 Compliant
Wireless WiFi: 5 GHz & 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth® wireless technology v4.2 (BR/EDR/BLE)
PCB Antenna
USB Host: 2x type A, 2.0 high-speed
OTG: 1x type micro-AB, 2.0 high-speed
Display HDMI: WXGA (1366x768)@ 60 fps, HDMI 1.4
Audio Over HDMI
Expansion Interface 96Boards Compliant:
40-Pin Low Speed Header
60-Pin High Speed Header
LED 4x green user controlled LEDs
1x blue Bluetooth enabled
1x yellow WiFi enabled
1x red power supply okay
Button Power and Reset
Power Source DC Power Jack: 1.65mm Center Positive
8v - 18v upto 24W
OS Support U-Boot version: U-Boot 2018.09-stm32mp-r2
Linux version: Linux stm32mp1-av96 4.14.48
Linux Distribution: ST OpenSTLinux Weston (A Yocto Project Based Distro)
Size 100 x 85 mm

Starting the board for the first time

This short guide leads you through the first steps to start exploring your Avenger96.

Easy Setup Guide

  • Make sure the boot switch is set to boot from the “SD-Card(Standard)”
Switch 1 Switch 2 Switch 3
1 0 1
  • Insert the included microSDcard with pre-installed linux
  • Connect an display via the HDMI-connector
  • Connect keyboard and mouse to the host USB ports
  • Connect a proper power supply(See chapter1.2.3)
  • Plug the power supply into the power socket
  • When Linux starts up the standard Weston desktop will appear on the display. A terminal window can be opened by clicking on the terminal icon in the top left corner

Whats Next?

If you are already familiar with the Avenger96 and would like to change out the stock operating system, please proceed to one of the following pages:

  • Downloads page: This page lists all Linaro and 3rd party operating systems available for the Avenger96
  • Installation page: If you already have the images you need, this page has information on how to install the different operating systems onto your Avenger96
  • Board Recovery
    • If at any time your board is having unexplainable issues, it is suggested to attempt a board recovery. These instructions will guide you through a succesfull board recovery.
  • Support
    • From bug reports and current issues, to forum access and other useful resources, we want to help you find answers

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