Product Overview

Main features
  • SoC: NXP i.MX6 based Solo to Quad Core SOM Cortex A9
  • Memory: Up to 2GB
  • Storage: 8GB eMMC
  • Temperature: Commercial (0C to 70C)
  • OS: Linux


ModelCuBox i1CuBox i2CuBox i2eXCuBox i4P
Carrier TypeProProProPro
System On Chipi.MX6 Soloi.MX6 Dual Litei.MX6 Duali.MX6 Quad
Core Count1224
Memory Size512MB1GB1GB2GB
Memory Config32 bit @ 800Mbps64 bit @ 800Mbps64 bit @ 1066Mbps64 bit @ 1066Mbps
3D GPU TypeOpenGL ES1.1,2.0OpenGL ES1.1,2.0OpenGL ES1.1,2.0 Quad ShaderOpenGL ES1.1,2.0 Quad Shader
HDMI 1080p with CEC1.4, 3D support1.4, 3D support1.4, 3D support1.4, 3D support
WiFi 11nOptionalOptionalOptionalBuilt In
BlueToothOptionalOptionalOptionalBuilt In
Powered USB 2.02222
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps10/100/1000 Mbps
Micro SD Interface
eSata II 3Gbps
Micro USB to RS-232
InfraRed for Remote ControlReceiver & TransmitterReceiver & TransmitterReceiver & TransmitterReceiver & Transmitter
Power adapter specificationDC Jack 5.5mm 5V, Max 2A currentDC Jack 5.5mm 5V, Max 2A currentDC Jack 5.5mm 5V, Max 2A currentDC Jack 5.5mm 5V, Max 2A current
What’s in the box?

In the box you can find:

  • CuBox-i (Models vary depending on the order)
  • 5V Power adapter EU/US version
  • 16GB Micro SD card
  • IR remote control (Optional)
Cable setup and prerequisites

First Steps

  1. The CuBox-i boots from the micro SD. If you purchased a micro SD from SolidRun skip to step #3.
  2. When using your own micro SD device, we recommend a 4GB micro SD class4 (at a minimum).
  3. When using a SolidRun supplied power adapter, skip to step #7.
  4. Power Adapter: you may choose your own power adapter, make sure to use a power adapter with the following specification:
    Please note

    a. Voltage: regulated 5V supply with 2A source capacity (3A for CuBox-i4pro).
    b. Use a jack with 2.1mm internal diameter and 5.5mm external diameter. Preferably at least 10.5mm length wire.
    c. Use only limited current source power supply (with current limiting circuit for safety purposes).
    d. DO NOT USE 9V or 12V adapters or any other adapters with output voltage higher than 5V. These adapters will damage the CuBox-i and possibly other connected USB devices.

  5. To run applications or distributions on your CuBox-i, you must install them on the micro SD card.
  6. Once you have your CuBox-i, micro SD and power adapter ready, insert the micro SD in the micro SD slot with the micro SD pins facing up.
  7. Internet: If you have purchased CuBox-i1 or CuBox-i2 first connect an Ethernet cable to your CuBox-i (for internet access during bootup). Models CuBox-i2ex and CuBox-i4Pro (Or CuBox i1 / i2 with WiFi function), can be connected via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet.
  8. Display: Connect the CuBox-i to a display screen via an HDMI cable.
  9. Connect your power adapter to the DC jack, and then connect the adapter to mains supply.

    A red LED will light up at the front panel. This is an indication of boot loader firmware is running.If you find you need additional help, please contact us and we’ll do our best to get back to you with more personal support.

HW interfaces



  1. Optical S/PDIF audio out (Is not available for revision 1.5 and up)
  2. Power connector
  3. Ethernet port
  4. HDMI port
  5. Micro SD card slot1
  6. Upper USB port
  7. Lower USB port
  8.  eSATA port
  9.  Micro USB to RS232 port


  1. Status LED
  2. Infrared receiver
  3. Infrared transmitter

Physical Dimensions

Approximately: 55mm × 55mm × 45mm (2.17 × 2.17 × 1.8 inches)
Weight: Approximately 125gr

Software Install

List of supported OS

Bootable images can be found here.

Please see our software page for more detailed information and overview.

How-to flash OS

Please see how to flash the OS.

Linux terminal

Please see our guide how to get to Linux terminal via serial connection.


CuBox-i Schematics Files
    CuBox-i Mechanical Files
      CuBox-i Other Files

        Revision History

        Transition from revision 1.3 to 1.5September 17th, 20181.5Download


        Updated on April 16, 2020

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