Handheld Game Console is running RetroArch on SigmaStar SSD202D processor

The SigmaStar SSD202D “Smart Display” dual-core Cortex-A7 processor has found its place in the MIYOO mini portable game console compatible with the RetroArch Linux distribution.

Originally designed for industrial smart displays or other HMI applications, we have already seen the low cost Arm Linux processor with 64MB (SSD201) or 128MB (SSD202D) memory built into a gateway, single board PC and M5Stack UnitV2 AI camera devkit, but somehow it has now entered a mainstream device.

Specifications of MIYOO Mini Handheld Game Console:

  • SoC – 1.2GHz SigmaStar SSD202D Dual-Core Cortex-A7 Processor with 2D GPU, 128MB DDR3 (Note: No GPU)
  • Storage – 32 GB MicroSD card
  • Display – 2.8 inch IPS screen with 640 × 480 resolution
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack
  • User input – D-PAD, Menu, Select and Start buttons, ABXY buttons, R / R2 and L / L2 buttons on the back
  • USB – 1x USB-C port
  • Miscellaneous – Power button, vibration motor, LED
  • Battery – 3.7V / 1900mAh battery for 4-5 hours of playtime
  • Power supply – 5V / 1A via USB-C port
  • Dimensions – 93.5 x 65 x 18 mm
  • Weight – 110 grams

Miyoo Mini Handheld Game ConsoleThe game console comes with a 32GB MicroSD card (probably preloaded with RetroArch), USB Type-C data cable, card reader, and user manual. The seller says it can emulate PS1, CPS1, CPS2, CPS3, FBA, GBA, GBC, GB, SFC, FC, MD, SMS, GG, MEOGEO, PCE, WSC…

The spec didn’t mention the processor at all, but I found out about the console through Linux_chenxing Twitter account, and the presence of the SigmaStar SSD202D processor was confirmed by an internal photo taken by Obscure Handhelds which also shows a 4 pin header which should be the UART port for the serial console.

SSD202D UART card

SigmaStar SSD2xx processors get major step-by-step Linux support thanks to Linux community Chenxing (which probably means dgp by itself, which I’m sure to comment on here), so what could be a platform interesting to play with. There is also a thread on Github. I did not find any official RetroArch support for SSD202D, but while searching I also noticed that an engineer from Hardkernel looked at the processor, not for an “ODROID-GO Lite” console, but an unrelated personal project. .

The Miyoo Mini Handheld Game Console can be purchased on Aliexpress for $ 50 including shipping, excluding taxes.