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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 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

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).... 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.


After Raspberry Pi Zero, Orange Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero W we have LicheePi Zero. Maybe you see here the first version of chinese SBC LicheePi One.
The board contains Allwinner A13 processor. The price of basic SBC is 6$, for 8$ you get LicheePi Zero with WiFi. It is cheaper than pizerow.

STMicroelectronics released a new microcontroller STM32L496 which belongs to STM32L4 family.

STM32F413 (STM32F423 - with cryptographic unit), 90nm microcontroller with clock up to 100 MHz which contains 10x USART, 5x SPI, 4x I2C (up to 1mbit), 3x CAN, 1x SDIO, 1x USB 2.0 OTG Full-speed (FS), 2x full-duplex I?S, 3x simplex I?S, 6x PDM interfaces, 2x 12-bit ADC reaching 2.4 Msample/s, 14x 16- and 32-bit timers running at up to 100 MHz and 1 low-power timer available in Stop mode. Of course True random number generator.

Packages of STM32 cores are enabled for Arduino IDE.
Thanks to cooperation STMicroelectronics, stm32duino and Arduino is possible download packages for Nucleo-F091RC, Nucleo-F103RB, Nucleo-L476RG.
Further support of another microcontrollers will surely follow.

A new member to STM32F7 family (e.g. also STM32F746 and STM32F769). STM32F723.

STM32F723 is based on ARM? Cortex?-M7 32-bit RISC core with up to 216 MHz frequency. The microcontroller includes 512 kB FLASH and 256 kB SRAM.

Clock, reset and supply management
- 1.7 V to 3.6 V application supply and I/Os
- Dedicated USB power
- 4-to-26 MHz crystal oscillator
- Internal 16 MHz factory-trimmed RC (1% accuracy)
- 32 kHz oscillator for RTC with calibration
- Internal 32 kHz RC with calibration

Maybe you saw this news about the new Discovery board which is used for IoT applications with LoRa network. Discovery board includes modul with STM32L072 and SX1276 LoRa by Semtech.
If yes, skip this talking about it and let see only pictures of discovery board.
No? Ok, read next.

After big news Raspberry Pi Zero W, NanoPi M1 Plus is comming now.
Single-board computer which supports Debian, Ubuntu-MATE, Ubuntu-Core or Android.
The main component of NanoPi M1 Plus is H3 Allwinner processor (quad-core Cortex A7 @ 1.2GHz, GPU Mali400MP2@600MHz). It contains also gigabit ethernet, WiFi a BT, 8 GB eMMC memory and 1 GB DDR3 RAM.

Raspberry Pi Zero W - Raspberry Pi Zero with 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth Classic 4.1 and Bluetooth LE.

Another components are the same like previous version.
Dimensions: 65mm ? 30mm ? 5mm...
IQRF Alliance and partners invite you at a two-day summit where you can expect more than 30 interactive presentations and 12 hands-on workshops from the IoT field. You will find here real examples from areas of smart cities, smart buildings and homes, industry, security and transportation.
Among the presenters you will find representatives from companies such as Microsoft, O2, AAEON, NETIO products, MICRORISC, Aledo, Protronix, IQ Home, CITIQ, DATmoLUX, RehiveTech and many others.

Date: June 7th to 8th, 2017
Location: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

On the kickstarter webiste are two interesting board which also could be interest for you.

The first of them is FluoWiFi, it is board with arduino compatible connectors. You can find microcontroller ATmega644pand also ESP32 on the board.