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Do you want to make own IoT network in your home? Probably you want to use ESP8266 or ESP32 or something else.
Then check this news.
The Wyzbee™ is new IoT platform which based on Redpine’s Wireless Secure MCU (WiSeMCU™) with multi-protocol wireless module providing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and ZigBee connectivity, six-axis inertial sensors, an infrared receiver, a debug port, push-buttons, LEDs, USB ports, and WyzBee™ THING™ expansion connector.

A few features of MCU:
ARM Cortex-M4F processor, running at a frequency of up to 160 MHz
1MB on-chip flash program memory with flash accelerator and 32KB work flash memory
128 KB SRAM for code and data use

IQRF Alliance announces a worldwide contest IQRF Wireless Challenge II. “Test your skills, create a new application for the IQRF wireless technology and compete for valuable prizes totalling 3,700 EUR,” this is the challenge for all the technicians, programmers, developers, and students from all over the world.

The contest begins from November 1, 2015 and closes on April 30, 2016. Final competition of the best projects will be held in April 2016. There are two categories to compete in - Developer and Student. IQRF development sets are available with up to 65 % discount for all the participants.

Comparison of SBC as Raspberry Pi Zero:
Raspberry Pi Zero, CHIP computer, Orange Pi One & Lite, NanoPi 2, Odroid-C0


SBCs are still smaller and cheaper. One of the first was CHIP computer, very popular small SBC with WiFi connections. Then RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION released Raspberry Pi Zero - Pizero. Everyone are expecting pizero on store and in this moment coming Orange Pi Lite and One. The big rival of Pizero and CHIP computer.

You can choose two versions of Orange Pi - A (Lite) and B (One).
Both version contain:

The price of soldering station is very low and you can say that making of solder station is it not preferred.
You have right, maybe...
But, if you want to design our solder station, design of regulator takes a lot of time.
This project can speed up your project....


SBC (single board computer) are still very popular development devices. ARM processors have been popular until now, but now are pushed away by new types of SBC which are designed with Intel processors, e.g. Intel Atom - x86 architecture.
Next kickstarter project is JaguarBoard.
Windows 8.1/10, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and Android are supported operation system for JaguarBoard.

LattePanda - it's name of kickstarter SBC (single board computer) project.
What are features of LattePanda?
Full support of Windows 10 Computer.
It contains Intel Cherry Trail Quad-core at 1.8GHz, 2 - 4 GB DDR3L RAM, 32 - 64 GB eMMC. One USB 2.0, one USB 3.0. It includes WiFi and BlueTooth 4.0 connections. LattePanda is also designed with an Arduino compatible processor - ATMega32U4 and Arduino like connector.

You can buy a lot of USB-UART converters e.g. with FT232, CH340 or CP2102. Each of USB-UART converters has some advantages or disadvantages.
Some doesn't have drivers inside kernel (linux) and/or windows. Another has a problem with faster communications.
I wanted to design own USB-UART converter and so I chose another IC for convert between USB and UART.
Broads is designed for beginners as one-sided PCB with a few jumpers.
I like IC by FTDI chip company. FT230XS.

The article is here:

In this link you find 50 interesting boards from 2015.
Top boards are Arduino Zero, Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101, Adafruit METRO 328, Tessel 2, Arduino GEMMA or less known as Adafruit Bluefruit LE Micro, pico-Platinchen, Piccolino or Neutrino.
On this website you ...

The existence of Roseapple Pi is not news, but for somebody can be interesting. Very short info:
Quad-cores ARM Cortex-A9 (28nm)
PowerVR SGX544 GPU
microSD slot up to 64GB
Support 4GB ~ 64GB eMMC storage (option)
USB 3.0 type A...

Once a upon time... So begins story of designers and developers of PINE64. Rival of Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi or Orange Pi is here!
Why? Because:
You can connect Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11BGN as module.
PINE64 contains 64bit quad-core ARM A53 up to 1.2GHz,Dual Core Mali 400-MP2 GPU, up to 1Gbit ethernet, 512 MB or 1GB DDR3 RAM...

New version of arduino board is here - Arduino Tian. ATMega328 is not enough, maybe is time for a change.
32-bit Cortex M0 - SAMD21, with 560MHz and AR9342 IEEE802.11n 2x2 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi module.
Tian is also build in 4GB eMMC memory.
More details...
IoT (Internet Of Things), this word is popular on the world. Why? Because you can control all things through internet.
If you are designer which wants to design some smart devices, maybe you will need boards which contains wireless modules of your project. You can find two interesting projects which have wireless modul on the, as first, has got an oficial release of new IDE for Arduino.
Watch how it looks like and you should look forward.
Design of studio is seems very well, modern design with many settings predict success of IDE for arduino.
How you can see in the picture, studio is divided into few parts. It's "Project Explorer" in the left top corner and "Object Explorer" in the left bottom corner. In the middle ...

We shared this news on google+, facebook and twitter, Raspberry Pi has a new version - Zero (pizero).
Board with 65 x 30 mm size contains BCM2835 (1GHz ARM11), 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM, micro-SD card slot, mini-HDMI socket and 40-pin ...

We shared a lot of Weather Stations and with Arduino too. This project isn't amazing news, but it can catche some arduino guys.

Weather Station is based on Arduino Uno Rev3 with a lot of sensors like DHT11 (temperature and humidity sensor), BMP185 (barometer sensor), rain drop sensor and soil humidity sensor.

The tutorial thoroughly describes steps for making weather station so it's suitable for novice arduino guys.
The data are send to ...

The Apollo family of microcontrollers from Ambiq Micro represents a quantum leap forward in the low-power MCU world. Power sensitive applications today are not looking for incremental reductions in energy consumption - they need revolutionary advances and the Apollo MCUs deliver. These highly-integrated microcontrollers offer industry-leading power numbers in BOTH active modes and sleep modes. Additionally, they offer the performance of an ARM Cortex-M4F core at power levels that are even lower than competing ARM Cortex-M0+ solutions. Unrivaled power savings combined with a high-performance processing engine make the Apollo MCUs an ideal solution for battery-powered devices and other power-sensitive applications.


Ultra-low active mode power consumption: 30�A/MHz (executing from Flash)
Ultra-low sleep mode power consumption: 100nA (with RTC on)
High-performance, 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F processor
- Up to 24MHz clock frequency ...

Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Cubieboard nebo BegleBone are very popular single-board computers with ARM processors, if you want to find single-board computer with Intel processor, isn't so easy...
UP is name of new single-board computer with Intel Atom X5-Z8300 (quad core processor up to 1.84 GHz) which was published on and its performs is impressive. That UP is very popular predicates great interest by backers.
And what powerful is in UP?
UP contains Intel Atom X5-Z8300, processor which is designed for IoT (Internet of Things)...
We wrote about this news by STMicroelectronics. Now, we got the development board.
Pictures of this developement board are below.

The development board STM32F469-DISCO with STM32F469NIH6 and 2MB FLASH memory. On the board is ST-LINK/V2-1 - programmer a debugger. USB can be used as mass storage, virtual COM port or debug port.
TFT displayi 4" with 800x480 resolution with MIPI DSI and capacitive touchscreen.
As we wrote...