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Hardware that has missed your attention. Particle.io - RedBear DUO. The device combines WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Microcontroller is STM32F205 (Cortex-M3 @120MHz, 128 KB SRAM and 1MB Flash) the same like on Particle Photon

WiFi and BLE controlls Broadcom BCM43438 - Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz only) + Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual Mode)...
 


New version of dock for single-board computer NanoPi NEO/Air/NEO2.
It combines power of NanoPi NEO/Air/NEO2 and fast development of arduino on one board.

The board contains headers compatible with arduino uno rev3 and NanoPi NEO/Air/NEO2.
On the board are also USB-Serial convertor, 12V power supply, 2x USB 2.0 host...
 


Popular Wemos D1 with WiFi chip ESP8266 has other member of Wemos family, now with ESP32.

On aliexpress is available a new development board with ESP32 $6.90 + shipping by Wemos. LoLin32...
 


Arduino.cc released a new Arduino board called MKRFOX1200.
The main components are Microchip SAMD21 (32bit ARM Cortex M0+) and IoT chip ATA8520 (Single-chip Sigfox @ 868 MHz - EU) on the PCB with 67 x 25mm dimension...
 


LEDUNIA - the name of new development board and campaing on kickstarter.com.
The main component of LEDUNIA is ESP8266 WiFI chip (used on e.g. NodeMCU).

The designers used ESP8266, so they have an easier way to implement the support of that in Arduino IDE - Wiring language. The designers on campaing website write that LEDUNIA is NOT only clon of NodeMCU...
 


STMicroelectronics released a new IoT development board with STM32L475 microcontroller, B-L475E-IOT01A. Someone could see it on Embedded World 2017.

The development board contains a lot of sensors and wireless technologies. Except STM32L4 microcontroller, you find these things on the board like 64-Mbit Quad-SPI,
Bluetooth 4.1 module,
Sub-GHz module SPSGRF-868 or SPSGRF-915 (868 MHz or 915 MHz),...
 


Friendlyarm released a new version of single-board computer (SBC) called NanoPi K2.
NanoPi K2 contains Amlogic S905 processor. This quad core 64bit processor can be clocked up to 1.5GHz. GPU is integrated penta-core Mali450.
The amount of RAM is 2 GB DDR3 for K2 version. The system and data Systém může být uložen v eMMC (socket) paměti nebo na microSD kartě.

NanoPi K2 has 10/100/1000 ethernetinterface: In addition you can use integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, wireless chip is AP6212. Antenna for WiFi and BT is onboard, but you can connect external antenna through antenna connector...
 


Arduino compatible board with Bluetooth Low Energy which can be powered by Li-Ion battery and solar panel.
The goal is CA$ 5,000.

Mobillyo contains ATmega32u4, nrf52 BLE, USB, connector and charger ...
 


Other interesting campaign on crowdsupply.com called Hornbill.
Development platform based on popular ESP32 .
 


Two new Orange Pi boards - OrangePi Win Plus and OrangePi Prime
Thanks plesi.
Orange Pi Win Plus - quad-core 64bit A64, 2GB RAM (OrangePi WIN only 1 GB), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, BT4.2, 4x USB 2.0, LCD and Camera interface, 100/1000Mbit ethernet, optional eMMC stotage, connector for battery input and microSD card slot.
 


A few days of the release of Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 is comming other member of Orange Pi family with H5 processor.
Orange Pi Zero has a quad-core processor Allwinner H5 with Cortex A53 instead of Allwinner H3.
Another specs are the same like previous version...
 
The brand new concept of “Interoperable - Simple - Secure” solution of the IQRF technology, a Wireless Platform for IoT, was presented in the end of the 2016. Now, it is being fulfilled by new versions of the OS v4.00 and the DPA protocol v3.00 bringing higher safety of wireless communication, security of transferred data and higher comfort for users. Interoperability of the whole IQRF Ecosystem is being presented via solutions and IoT applications by the IQRF Alliance members on a daily basis.

"Every wireless system is exposed to potential OTA attacks. But IQRF OS v4.00 brings ultimate security based on industrial standards. Security in IQRF does not mean just an encryption but a complex approach to avoid potential vulnerabilities," explained CEO of MICRORISC, inventor of the IQRF technology, Dr. Vladimir Sulc. This complex approach consists of packets consistency checking, three levels of AES-128 encryption, and dynamic passwords and keys generation...
 


CubieTech released a new version of popular single-board computer called CubieBoard6.

What we can find on CubieBoard 6?
The processor is Actions Semi S500 (quad-core ARM Cortex A9) with GPU Imagination PowerVR SGX544. It is contains USB 3.0 interface which is used for SATA interface.
Cubieboard contains 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM.
 


There are a lot of devices which we can use for NAS server e.g. Raspberry Pi (through USB), or Cubieboard (through SATA) and also Banana Pi R2 (through SATA).
GnuBee Personal Cloud 1 (GB-PC1) is better for this application. Up to 6 2.5" HDDs (SATA) can be connected to GnuBee.
You can use other peripherals for connection of HDD, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0...
 


Maybe you read about a new board by STMicroelectronics and Arduino.org - Arduino STAR OTTO
Arduino compatible board with STM32F469 microcontroller.

In this article I describe you how to set your laptop, arduino IDE and how to upload your code to Arduino STAR - OTTO - OS Linux Mint.

Article here https://time4ee.com/articles.php?article_id=42
 


If you are in social groups and communities maybe you heard about idea Orange Pi Zero and HDMI.
The manufacturer of popular single-board computers Orange Pi implemented this idea and released Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 with HDMI...
 


Sinovoip, well-known like single-board computer manufacturer of Banana Pi, released pictures of IoT module which uses NB-IoT (NarrowBand Internet of Things). This IoT network uses Vodafone in trial version in Czech republic (2017)....
 


Friedlyarm.com released a new version of NanoPi, with NEO2 name.

NanoPi NEO2 contains Alwinner H5 instead of Allwinner H3 (NanoPi NEO). Cortex-A53 with Mali450MP GPU.
512MB DDR3 RAM and storage is microSD card slot, Gigabit Ethernet (instead of 100Mbit) (RTL8211E-VB-CG chip).
You can also use 1x USB2.0 OTG, 1x USB2.0 and two USB 2.0 which are connected to 24pin header....
 


Pictures of new version of single-board computer called Orange Pi WIN.

 
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