IoT and embedded products 2019

This post is here to comments links and news on intetesting IoT and embedded systena products I see on news.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Compatible with any 40-pin Pi, or other SBC with Pi-style GPIO pinout, the new HAT offers support for third-party mPCIe cellular modems.

    Lynx Embedded’s Pi.Lynx.LTE HAT Brings mPCIe Cellular to Any Raspberry Pi or Compatible SBC
    https://www.hackster.io/news/lynx-embedded-s-pi-lynx-lte-hat-brings-mpcie-cellular-to-any-raspberry-pi-or-compatible-sbc-c9afea0ef1bb

    Compatible with any 40-pin Pi, or other SBC with Pi-style GPIO pinout, the new HAT offers support for third-party mPCIe cellular modems.

    Lynx Embedded has released the design files for the Pi.Lynx.LTE on GitHub, with the board itself available to buy on the company’s Tindie store for $49.90 per unit

    https://github.com/LynxEmbedded/pi.Lynx.LTE

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    dipDuino Is an Arduino-Compatible Board That’s as Slim as a DIP Chip
    https://www.hackster.io/news/dipduino-is-an-arduino-compatible-board-that-s-as-slim-as-a-dip-chip-485a4498098a

    Take up fewer rows on your breadboard with this ATmega328P-based board.

    One reason the Arduino Nano became a popular form factor is that it fits onto a breadboard. The compact size is nice but makes the board a bit larger in the width dimension. To solve that issue, AtomSoftTech designed the dipDuino as an Arduino-compatible as narrow as a DIP package.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    GigaDevice GD32 MCU and Amazon AWS Launch New Embedded Cloud Platform
    https://www.design-reuse.com/news/48076/gigadevice-gd32-mcu-amazon-aws-embedded-cloud-platform.html

    Beijing, China – June 2, 2020 – GigaDevice, a leading provider of non-volatile memory, 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) and sensor solutions, today announced that it has launched an embedded cloud platform together with Amazon Web Services (AWS) bringing the global coverage and well established operating experiences of AWS cloud services to GD32 MCU developers. Effective immediately, GD32 MCU developers can use FreeRTOS to quickly access AWS. As part of the cooperation between the two parties, AWS has published the GD32 MCU-based device certification on the AWS partner device catalog, while all the necessary documents and code can be freely downloaded from the open source hosting website GitHub. AWS credits are also offered to users for evaluation purpose and are subject to availability.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    IoT, IIoT,
    New IoT IP from Imagination Technologies is based on the latest IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 standard and can be used with low-power, battery-operated applications for IoT, wearables and hearables. The IMG iEW400 integrate RF and baseband and is based on Imagination’s Ensigma Wi-Fi technology.

    Imagination announces next-generation IEEE 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 IP for low-power applications
    IMG iEW400 offers customers improved robustness, throughput and power-saving
    https://www.imgtec.com/news/press-release/imagination-announces-next-generation-ieee-802-11ax-wi-fi-6-ip-for-low-power-applications/

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives
    https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-raspberry-pi-alternatives/?mbid=social_facebook&utm_brand=wired&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=facebook

    If you’re working on a project that a Pi can’t tackle, here are five single-board computers that power any DIY demand.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Gameduino 3X Dazzler is an Arduino shield with a GPU, FPGA, HDMI, and Python support for gaming and audiovisuals.

    Gameduino Dazzles with Upcoming HDMI Arduino Shield
    https://www.hackster.io/news/gameduino-dazzles-with-upcoming-hdmi-arduino-shield-e42656abff2b

    The Gameduino 3X Dazzler is an Arduino shield with a GPU, FPGA, HDMI, and Python support for gaming and audiovisuals.
    The original Gameduino transformed the humble Arduino into an FPGA-based video game powerhouse, with VGA and audio out, and a powerful library for managing sprites, backgrounds, collision detection and audio. After the first Kickstarter, subsequent Gameduinos featured built-in screens and FTDI’s powerful EVEFT8xx graphics processors to enable handheld open source gaming. Gameduinos can be seen in all kinds of projects, from analog synths to oscilloscopes to external displays for the Pebble smartwatch. But with his upcoming Gameduino 3X Dazzler, James Bowman updates the original 2011 video-out concept with 2020 tech!

    The combination of BT815 GPU and Xilinx Spartan-6 enable video output at 1280×720 (720p) over HDMI (as well as audio). In addition to a microSD slot for asset storage, the shield features two Wii Classic controller ports

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The giant chip-maker Qualcomm says its platform, which has AI and 5G capabilities, represents a breakthrough in robotics.

    https://trib.al/I4JuvGl

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Lennart Hennigs’ platform enables UX designers to create physical IoT prototypes by combining off-the-shelf hardware and software user interface elements

    UX Prototyping Platform for IoT/Hardware Projects
    https://www.hackster.io/lennart-hennigs/ux-prototyping-platform-for-iot-hardware-projects-52d9e7

    Allowing you to create user interface prototypes that combine hardware and software interface elements.

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    These new Microchip Makes ATmega644 and ATmega1284-based boards boast the power — though not pins — of an Arduino Mega in a footprint only slightly larger than the Nano.

    Pandauino Narrow Family Brings Arduino Mega-Like Power to an Arduino Nano-Style Form Factor
    https://www.hackster.io/news/pandauino-narrow-family-brings-arduino-mega-like-power-to-an-arduino-nano-style-form-factor-1ded319bfba2

    New ATmega644 and ATmega1284-based boards boast the power — though not pins — of a Mega in a footprint only slightly larger than the Nano.

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The new Ubuntu Appliance portfolio provides free images to help you turn your Raspberry Pi into an IoT device: install them to your SD card and you have all you need to get going.

    Canonical’s Rhys Davies guests on the blog to tell us how it all works and why you should bother…

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/build-an-iot-device-with-ubuntu-appliance-and-raspberry-pi/

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    RFCat N32 Claims a 30-Fold Transmission Power Boost for Low-Cost, Feather Format Bluetooth Projects
    Using a high-power low-noise amplifier, the RFCat N32 is designed for long-range Bluetooth work — and is Arduino-compatible.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/rfcat-n32-claims-a-30-fold-transmission-power-boost-for-low-cost-feather-format-bluetooth-projects-b55e3d76dc99

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The ZS1100A is a USB-based power supply that estimates the energy consumption of IoT devices.

    Track IoT Power Consumption with the ZS1100A Power Meter
    https://www.hackster.io/news/track-iot-power-consumption-with-the-zs1100a-power-meter-4dfdbe18c0e7

    The ZS1100A is a USB-based power supply that estimates the energy consumption of IoT devices.

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Offering full Sound Blaster 2.0 compatibility, the BlasterBoard is a high-quality ISA soundcard for your vintage gaming rig.

    LABS’ BlasterBoard Uses an ATmega328, OPL2 to Offer Sound Blaster 2.0 Support to Any ISA-Capable PC
    https://www.hackster.io/news/labs-blasterboard-uses-an-atmega328-opl2-to-offer-sound-blaster-2-0-support-to-any-isa-capable-pc-120af26ad315

    Offering full Sound Blaster 2.0 compatibility, the BlasterBoard is a high-quality ISA soundcard for your vintage gaming rig.

    Vintage computing enthusiast LABS has launched an eight-bit soundcard for the Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) bus, dubbed the BlasterBoard and designed to replace now hard-to-find Sound Blaster 2.0 parts.

    “My initial idea was to create a sound card using discrete off-the-shelf components to play some games from the past on my ancient 486 PC,” LABS writes of the project’s inspiration. “I did not power up the machine since early 90s, it was just collecting dust at the attic. But after watching some retro gaming videos the nostalgic inspiration grew and I decided to give it a try.”

    The project is centred around two key components: A Microchip ATmega328P microcontroller provides PCM and ADPCM waveform playback via an MCP4901 digital-to-analog converter (DAC), while an original Yamaha OPL2 chip offers FM synthesis. The design also includes an input for CD audio, complete with noise cancellation circuit, another input for the internal PC speaker, a built-in analog mixer with dedicated volume knobs for each source, and line-level plus amplified headphone outputs.”

    “To make it even simpler I dropped useless sound recording ability and a game port of the original card, but added CD audio and PC speaker inputs, so the card could support any DOS game that produce any sound at all.”

    The BlasterBoard is now available from LABS’ Tindie store, alongside a wealth of technical documentation, priced at $99 in kit form or $149 assembled; board layouts and firmware files can be found on GitHub

    https://github.com/labs-lv/blasterboard

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    “Overall, setting up the Arduino Pro Portenta H7 was substantially easier than many other embedded systems I have tried. If you are looking for a very compact embedded system with some serious hardware capabilities, this is definitely worth checking out!”

    Unboxing the Arduino Pro Portenta H7
    https://unboxing-tomorrow.com/unboxing-the-arduino-pro-portenta-h7/

    The Arduino series of development boards has been a staple in the electronics prototyping scene for over a decade. In 2020, a new Arduino device: the Arduino Portenta H7 was launched to become one of the most powerful microcontroller platforms on the market. Today we will examine this platform and learn what sets it apart from the Arduino you may already know.

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Capable of six transmissions a day outdoors and three indoors, the EA NB-IoT board is designed to “plug and forget.”

    HiSilicon and Nowi Announce New, More Compact Energy-Harvesting NB-IoT Reference Design
    https://www.hackster.io/news/hisilicon-and-nowi-announce-new-more-compact-energy-harvesting-nb-iot-reference-design-c857d38cab68

    Capable of six transmissions a day outdoors and three indoors, solar cell size depending, the EA NB-IoT v2 is designed to “plug and forget.”

    HiSilicon, Huawei’s semiconductor division, and Nowi have announced a new NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) reference design based on solar energy harvesting — allowing “plug and forget” operation without battery maintenance or external wired power, even indoors.

    First spotted by CNX Software, the Energy Autonomous NB-IoT Platform v2 – the second generation product of the partnership between HiSilicon, which provides the compute, and Nowi, which provides energy harvesting capabilities

    “Many IoT applications require super long deployment lifecycles and direct power connectivity is often not possible,” claims HiSilicon’s Charles Sturman of the launch. “As such, energy autonomy is becoming an important factor. Our collaboration with Nowi addresses these demands as their next generation NH2 device reaches efficiency and size targets which are changing the rule-book on Energy Harvesting.”

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    QuickLogic’s open source board targets machine learning applications with an Arm Cortex-M4F and FPGA EOS S3 SoC, plus sensors.

    QuickFeather Combines Low-Power MCU with Embedded FPGA in a Feather Form Factor
    https://www.hackster.io/news/quickfeather-combines-low-power-mcu-with-embedded-fpga-in-a-feather-form-factor-4f2a8a2a3510

    QuickLogic’s open source board targets machine learning applications with an Arm Cortex-M4F and FPGA EOS S3 SoC, plus sensors.

    QuickLogic has launched a completely open source, Feather-compatible implementation of their EOS S3 SoC on Crowd Supply, bringing a combined Arm Cortex-M4F and FPGA package to the popular form factor. In addition to the Arm and soft cores of the EOS S3, the QuickFeather is equipped with an on-board microphone, accelerometer, pressure sensor, and LiPo connector/charger.

    https://www.crowdsupply.com/quicklogic/quickfeather

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    https://etn.fi/index.php/13-news/10932-norjalainen-iot-verkko-houkuttelee-pienilla-moduuleilla

    MIOTY1-moduuli on kooltaan hyvin pieni, vain 12,7 x 25,4 millimetriä. Se tukee ETSI:n TS 103 357 -määrityksiä ja toimii Euroopassa 868 megahertsin taajuuskaistalla. Moduuli on myös valmiiksi sertifioitu USA:n 915 megahertsin kaistalle.

    Ultrakapeakaistainen radio mahdollistaa näköyhteydellä jopa 20 kilometrin kantaman mainitun Telegram Splitting -tekniikan avulla. Siinä datapaketit pilkotaan pieniksi alipaketeiksi anturitasolla, jonka jälkeen ne voidaan siirtää vastaanottimeen eri taajuuksilla ja eri aikoina.

    TS-tekniikan avulla Mioty-linkki on hyvin kestävä. Se toimii vakaasti myös kohinaisissa oloissa ja ruuhkaisilla kaistoilla. Tämän takia Mioty-verkko sopii hyvin esimerkiksi laite- ja anturidatan siirtoon teollisuudessa. Käytännössä linkki toimii luotettavasti useiden kilometrien päähän.

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  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    OpenCV, one of the biggest open source computer vision projects around, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open hardware kit to go alongside its software: the OpenCV AI Kit.

    OpenCV Launches AI Kit, OAK, Family of Open-Hardware Myriad X-Based Computer Vision Boards
    https://www.hackster.io/news/opencv-launches-ai-kit-oak-family-of-open-hardware-myriad-x-based-computer-vision-boards-03d162b4767a

    Low-power, Raspberry Pi-compatible OAK-1 and OAK-D computer vision boards launching later this year.

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  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hello Robot Launches a Sub-$20k Mobile Manipulator Robot Driven by Open Source Python & Arduino Code
    https://www.hackster.io/news/hello-robot-launches-a-sub-20k-mobile-manipulator-robot-driven-by-open-source-python-arduino-code-5fe4f7e36fd0

    Priced at a fraction of competing systems, the Python-powered and ROS-compatible Stretch RE1 comes with full software and firmware sources.

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  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Nowi Energy Harvesting Power Management IC
    https://www.nowi-energy.com/

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  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Designed for remote monitoring and control of Arduino IoT Cloud dashboards, the app is free to download now for iPhone users (with Android to follow).

    Arduino IoT Cloud Remote Launches on iPhone, Android to Follow, Offering Remote Monitoring, Control

    https://www.hackster.io/news/arduino-iot-cloud-remote-launches-on-iphone-android-to-follow-offering-remote-monitoring-control-a69d59eeab3f

    Designed for remote monitoring and control of Arduino IoT Cloud dashboards, the app is free to download now for iPhone users.

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  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This Machine Shoots Chocolate into Your Mouth with a Simple Alexa Voice Command
    Harrison McIntyre built a machine that will automatically launch M&M candies into his mouth when he asks Alexa for chocolate.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/this-machine-shoots-chocolate-into-your-mouth-with-a-simple-alexa-voice-command-78217953e709

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  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Designed primarily for those invested or interested in the mikroBUS ecosystem, Bokra’s new board packs a lot of power into a small space.

    Bokra Launches “World’s Smallest” SAM D21 Development Board, in a MikroBUS Format
    https://www.hackster.io/news/bokra-launches-world-s-smallest-sam-d21-development-board-in-a-mikrobus-format-973268055ab3

    Designed primarily for those invested or interested in the mikroBUS ecosystem, Bokra’s new board packs a lot of power into a small space.

    MikroBUS specialist Bokra has launched what it claims as the “world’s smallest” Microchip SAM D21 microcontroller development board, built – naturally — in the mikroBUS format.

    “One of the most popular microcontrollers is ATSAMD21G18A (further — SAM D21). It is a powerful MCU with the Cortex-M0+ architecture. Module Bokra SAMD21 Lite is the world’s smallest board with this MCU, designed in the mikroBUS format and having mikroBUS slot and I2C bus,” the company claims of its latest design.

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  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Espressif has announced the impending launch of an ESP32-powered Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) in module form, measuring just 16x23x2.3mm (around 0.63×0.91×0.09″) including on-board antenna.

    Espressif ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO Packs Wireless Alexa Smarts Into a Compact Module Format
    https://www.hackster.io/news/espressif-esp32-pico-v3-zero-packs-wireless-alexa-smarts-into-a-compact-module-format-9e595a41552b

    Official Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) aims to make it as easy as possible for hardware designers and software developers to integrate Alexa.

    Espressif has announced the impending launch of an ESP32-powered Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) in module form, measuring just 16x23x2.3mm (around 0.63×0.91×0.09″) including on-board antenna.

    “ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO is an Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) module with Espressif,”

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  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Designed for ultra-compact projects, the new T-Lite W5500 packs a lot of power into a very small footprint — including wired Ethernet.

    LilyGO TTGO T-Lite W5500 Packs an ESP32 and OLED, with Optional Wired Ethernet, in a Tiny Footprint
    https://www.hackster.io/news/lilygo-ttgo-t-lite-w5500-packs-an-esp32-and-oled-with-optional-wired-ethernet-in-a-tiny-footprint-f317f6c2ee13

    Designed for ultra-compact projects, the new T-Lite W5500 packs a lot of power into a very small footprint — including wired Ethernet.

    LilyGO, fresh from launching its upgraded TTGO T-Watch-2020 ESP32-powered hacker-friendly smartwatch, has released an ultra-compact development board built around the same microcontroller and boasting an on-board OLED display panel and optional wired Ethernet accessory.

    https://www.hackster.io/news/lilygo-s-upgraded-ttgo-t-watch-2020-ditches-the-bulk-puts-display-sensors-and-esp32-on-your-wrist-22cdc19fb9d3

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  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Quantum Integration has launched what it claims to be a complete Internet of Things platform for hobbyists — offering the ability to build customized applications and firmware without coding.

    Quantum Integration’s Q-Server and Q-Client Builder Bases Aim to Make Code-Free IoT Dev a Reality
    https://www.hackster.io/news/quantum-integration-s-q-server-and-q-client-builder-bases-aim-to-make-code-free-iot-dev-a-reality-a78e7444777d

    Designed, the company claims, for beginners yet powerful enough for professionals, the Quantum Platform promises code-free IoT development.

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  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Smarten Up Your Approach to Sensing with the SensorTile.box From STMicroelectronics
    Deep dive into ST’s SensorTile.box pops the hood and provides us with a preview of the parts included in this box of tricks!
    https://www.hackster.io/news/smarten-up-your-approach-to-sensing-with-the-sensortile-box-from-stmicroelectronics-f135cd51cc92

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  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    “A huge upgrade” from an ATmega328, “with four times more flash, eight times more RAM, and four times more EEPROM.”

    Hayri Uygur’s Tiny1284P Puts a USB Type-C Arduino-Compatible ATmega1284P on Your Breadboard
    https://www.hackster.io/news/hayri-uygur-s-tiny1284p-puts-a-usb-type-c-arduino-compatible-atmega1284p-on-your-breadboard-3a0cc4a0aeaf

    “A huge upgrade” from an ATmega328, Uygur claims, “with 4 times more flash, 8 times more RAM, and 4 times more EEPROM.”

    Bulgarian electronics specialist Hayri Uygur is preparing to launch a new breadboard-friendly, Arduino-compatible development board based on the ATmega1284P microcontroller: the Tiny1824P.

    “While there are other ATmega1284P development boards out there, this one stands apart because it has ease of use in mind. It is based on the popular Arduino UNO platform and will integrate seamlessly into it. It is made with 0805 SMD parts on purpose, because they are easily hand soldered without the need for a reflow oven.”

    The design uses an ATmega1284P-AU surface-mount microcontroller running at 16MHz in default 5V mode or 8MHz at 3V, with 16kB of static RAM (SRAM), 128kB of flash memory, and 4kB of EEPROM. As well as the USB Type-C connector, with an FT231XS USB 2.0 UART transceiver, there’s JTAG connectivity and a six-pin in-system programming (ISP) header, along with breadboard-friendly GPIO covering two UARTs, three SPI buses, one I²C bus, and six pins with pulse-width modulation (PWM) capabilities.

    More details are available on the Crowd Supply page,

    https://www.crowdsupply.com/hayri-uygur/tiny1284p

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  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    “The combination of the new Arduino Pro IDE and powerful hardware means the Arduino Pro series will be a game-changer for Arduino.”

    Diyode Magazine goes hands-on with the Portenta H7.

    https://diyodemag.com/reviews/review_of_the_arduino_portenta_h7_board

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  30. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Compatible with all M.2 form factors, and available in all four key varieties, the MDU Labs breakout pulls out pins from boards on test.

    MDU Labs’ M.2 NGFF Breakout Board Aims to Simplify Debugging, Experimentation
    https://www.hackster.io/news/mdu-labs-m-2-ngff-breakout-board-aims-to-simplify-debugging-experimentation-af6a84462f03

    Compatible with all M.2 form factors, and available in all four key varieties, the MDU Labs breakout pulls out pins from boards on test.

    MDU Labs has released a board designed to aid with debugging M.2, also known as Next-Generation Form Factor (NGFF), devices: a breakout board compatible with all form factors and key types.

    “We made it because we needed it and we couldn’t find it out there,” the company writes of the product. “We developed a set of dual-channel LoRa M.2 radios as a part of an Industrial Safety IoT (IIoT) project. After some time, we figured it would be very useful if we could disconnect these M.2 radios from their base boards and connect them to a PC for debugging. Unfortunately the small pitch of M.2 connectors make it pretty hard to solder flying leads and we thought a breakout board would be handy… The rest is history.”

    “It’s not really special, but it’s super handy! We can fit any connector to support any key (A B E or M) and it also includes a 4.2mm standoff.

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  31. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Embeddetech, Inc.’s QuickDAQ.mikroBUS aims to bring no-code, microcontroller-like IO to all computers.

    Now on Hackster Launch with GroupGets! http://bit.ly/2U4X7zT

    QuickDAQ.mikroBUS™
    by Embeddetech
    The QuickDAQ.mikroBUS™ allows common embedded peripheral interfaces to be easily accessed directly from your PC. Combined with the Virtuoso virtual microcontrollers environment and over 800 Click boards™, developers can build and test embedded hardware and software with unparalleled productivity.

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  32. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Virtuoso virtual microcontrollers environment

    Embeddetech’s QuickDAQ.mikroBUS Aims to Bring No-Code Microcontroller-Like IO to All Computers
    https://www.hackster.io/news/embeddetech-s-quickdaq-mikrobus-aims-to-bring-no-code-microcontroller-like-io-to-all-computers-658a62a65320

    With mikroBUS Click board compatibility and a no-code node-based programming environment, the QuickDAQ.mikroBUS is a smart design.

    Embeddetech has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the QuickDAQ.mikroBUS, an expansion board which gives larger computers the same kind of input/output capabilities as a microcontroller — including general-purpose input/output (GPIO), SPI, I2C, UART, and more, all supported by a low-code development environment dubbed Virtuoso.

    “The QuickDAQ.mikroBUS can be thought of as a board that provides your computer with the same low-level peripherals that a microcontroller has, such as GPIO, analogue input, PWM, SPI, I2C, UART, etc. It comes with a standard .NET class library and can be used in any normal .NET application, so in that sense it can be thought of as a Data Acquisition (DAQ) board, thus the name ‘QuickDAQ.’ What makes it unique is that it is also specifically designed to operate in the Virtuoso Low-Code Environment.”

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  33. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Launchpad – A $2 Arduino Nano alternative
    A near-Arduino Nano form factor and Arduino compatible board based around a “better” and cheaper AVR MCU (currently an ATtiny1616)
    https://hackaday.io/project/174077-the-launchpad-a-2-arduino-nano-alternative

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  34. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Florent Giraud designed his own open source carrier shield that exposes all pins of the Arduino Portenta H7 board for development purposes: https://bit.ly/2E1fAsI

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  35. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Avnet has launched a new HAT for the Raspberry Pi and compatible single-board computers, designed to make it as easy as possible to build air quality monitoring projects on top of the Renesas Electronics ZMOD4410 sensor.

    Avnet’s New HAT Brings Renesas’ High-Accuracy TVOC, eCO₂ Air Quality Sensor to the Raspberry Pi
    https://www.hackster.io/news/avnet-s-new-hat-brings-renesas-high-accuracy-tvoc-eco-air-quality-sensor-to-the-raspberry-pi-3b3e64f07af4

    Pre-calibrated sensor offers TVOC measurement and eCO₂ estimation for air quality monitoring projects, but with proprietary libraries.

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  36. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Built around the Microchip Makes SAM D21, this stepper driver board offers four outputs, sensor inputs, Ethernet connectivity, and up to 5A power output.

    Ponoor Experiments’ STEP400 Is an OSC and Arduino-Compatible Four-Axis Stepper Driver
    https://www.hackster.io/news/ponoor-experiments-step400-is-an-osc-and-arduino-compatible-four-axis-stepper-driver-a8d6138a1208

    Japanese electronics concern Ponoor Experiments is preparing to launch a four-axis stepper motor driver built around an Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and featuring on-board Ethernet: the STEP400.

    “STEP400 is a four-axis stepper motor driver designed for creative applications. An Arm Cortex-M0 processor, Ethernet, and four stepper motor drivers are combined on one PCB, with a simple and creative coding environment to generate motion,”

    “If you are familiar with creative coding environments like openFrameworks, Processing, Max, Unity, or TouchDesigner, you can easily generate smooth and precise motions with simple the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol through an Ethernet cable. STEP400 is compatible with the official Arduino IDE Ethernet library so you can write your own code, too.”

    “We find that when people bring stepper motors to their projects, they quickly realize that there are no standard protocols or equipment, and it’s difficult to even get started. After working with stepper motors for several projects ourselves, we met some digital and physical problems. After struggling for days on certain projects, we gradually came to the conclusion that we needed a dedicated driver board which can do everything we need.”

    The STEP400 is, effectively, a single-board implementation of what would normally require an Arduino Zero development board, an Ethernet shield add-on, four stepper motor drivers, and sensor inputs to allow for homing and limiting.

    source code for the prototype can be found on GitHub.
    https://github.com/kanta/STEP400_prototype

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  37. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The ScoutMakes Azul comes outfitted with Nordic Semiconductor ASA’s nRF52840 SoC and an OLED display.

    https://www.hackster.io/news/tinkertech-releases-scoutmakes-azul-open-source-ble-development-board-0f14e2b61d15

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