Getting Started

Learn about your WinLink E850-96Board board as well as how to prepare and set up for basic use

Setup - What you will need


  • WinLink E850-96Board development board
  • Power adapter
    • 96Boards specification requires a 12V with 2500mA power adapter


  • HDMI Display
  • USB Keyboard and Mouse

Out of the Box

In the Box you can find the WinLink E850-96Board as well as a microSD card which comes with a pre-installed linux.


Component Description
SoC Exynos 850, 64-bit
CPU Cortex-A55 Octa core up to 2.0GHz
GPU ARM Mali G52MP1, 2nd Generation Bifrost architecture
OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.0 Full Profile and Vulkan 1.0/1.1
RAM 4GBytes LPDDR4 on board(MCP, KMDP6001DA-B425)
Storage eMMC v5.1, 64GB onboard(MCP, KMDP6001DA-B425) and 1x MicroSD card slot
Ethernet Port 1x10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45) socket
Wireless WiFi 2.4/5GHz & BT5.0 (S612 RF transceiver)
USB 1x USB 2.0 Micro B (Debug only),
2x USB 2.0 Type A (Host mode only)
Display HDMI (v1.4 Type-A full-size connector)
Video HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) codec which enables FHD(1920X1080) 60fps encoding and decoding simultaneously
Audio Stereo Headphone output & MIC input via 3.5mm Audio Jack
Built-in audio interfaces HMU(Headphone Management Unit) by PMIC
Camera Up to 3-image sensor(camera) inputs with a max. resolution of 21.7MP Bayer supported
Expansion Interface 40-Pin Low Speed Header
60-Pin High Speed Header
LED 3x green user controlled LEDs
1x blue Bluetooth enabled
1x yellow WiFi enabled
Button Power, Volume UP/DN, Reset
Power Source 12V@2A adapter with a DC plug:
Plug specification is inner diameter 1.75mm and outer diameter 4.75mm
OS Support AOSP(Android-10 based k4.14) / LINUX(TBD)
Size 100mm x 54mm meeting 96Boards™ Consumer Edition Extended Standard form dimensions specifications

Starting the board for the first time

This short guide leads you through the first steps to start exploring your WinLink E850-96Board.

Easy Setup Guide

  • USB cable to Dubug
    • Connect the Micro-USB end of the USB cable to the debug port and TypeA-USB to the computer host.
    • Open the serial port tool of the host computer and apply the following configuration:
      • baud rate: 1500000
      • Data bits: 8
      • Stop Bit: 1
      • Parity Check: NA
      • flow control: NA
  • Connect HDMI cable (optional)
    • Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the development board HDMI port and the other end to a display that supports HDMI.
  • Connect to Ethernet (optional)
    • Plug wired Ethernet into RJ45 ports ofthe development board.
  • Connect mouse and keyboard (optional)
    • Insert a USB mouse and USB keyboard to the USB port of the development board.
    • Mouse and keyboard to watch/track on HDMI display.
  • Connect LTE module (optional)
    • Insert LTE/5G module into M.2 port
    • Insert SIM card at the same time
  • Connect a USB-OTG cable (optional)
    • When firmware needs to be reflashed, plug micro USB port of USB data cable into USB OTG port of development board, and type a USB at the other end to computer host
  • Connect DC12V power cord (power on)
    • Connect the 12V power plug, and when the power supply is connected, the development board starts automatically.

Whats Next?

If you are already familiar with the WinLink E850-96Board 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 WinLink E850-96Board
  • Installation page: If you already have the images you need, this page has information on how to install the different operating systems onto your WinLink E850-96Board
  • 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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