Dev boards

Meet the New Raspberry Pi 3, Model B+ This new version is based around the same 64-bit quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 processor as its predecessor, but now clocked at 1.4GHz rather than 1.2GHz. This means that the new Raspberry Pi board will run only moderately (around 15%) faster. It comes with the same 1GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM as its predecessor. Video: More:

Arduino Blog » You can now use Arduino to program Linux IoT devices Arduino Create users can now manage and program a wide range of popular Linux SBCs like the UP² board, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone. Today, at Embedded Linux Conference 2018, Arduino announced the expansion of the number of architectures supported by its Arduino Create platform for the development of IoT applications. With this new release,

Postage-Stamp Linux Board

EEJournal reports that Microchip’s new SAMA5D27 is almost a postage stamp that runs Linux. It is a fully realized microcontroller module that measures about 40mm on a side. It costs about $39 in small quantities. I wrote about this board in Finnish to magazine.

The Tomu: An Arm Microcontroller That Fits in Your USB Port This looks interesting. There are a fair number of USB stick computers on the market. the Tomu is different because it id so small it fits entirely inside your computer’s USB port.  The board is based around Silicon Labs “Happy Gecko” EFM32HG309 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller. It was inspired by the YubiKey 4 Nano. The project is entirely open source with the hardware under

Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings with Two New Boards There are now two new Arduino boards, the long-range radio (LoRa)-equipped MKR WAN 1300 and the cellular-capable MKR GSM 1400. The boards come in with the MKR form factor that Arduino has been utilizing of late, measuring 67.64 x 25mm. The company says they also offer low power consumption, making them useful for IoT applications such

Intel Takes a Step Back In The Internet-of-things A few weeks ago,  Intel has quietly discontinued its three SBC boards, the Joule, Edison and Galileo. These pretty much represented the presence of x86 chips in the IoT market. SBCs are perfect for the IoT space. So, why would Intel kill off its SBC boards? It could be read as an admittance that its IoT strategy has not

The State of Boards: Small, Simple Hardware Rules | Make Over the last few years, we’ve seen a huge growth in the number and variety of both microcontroller boards and single-board computers.  The modern era, defined by microcontrollers becoming conveniently packaged on boards, began with the Arduino. The “classic” Arduino layout, including the irritating, irregular offset between pins 7 and 8, has become a standard. Similarly,

SiFive announced the Arduino Cinque, the new RISC-V based development board | Open Electronics The Arduino Cinque is the second RISC-V based development board put out by SiFive (the first being the HiFive1) compatible with the Arduino platform. “By partnering with a pioneer in open-source hardware, SiFive can further advance the progress of open custom silicon” Board has SiFive’s Freedom E310 customizable SoC, which runs off the E31 CPU