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You can find a lot of SBCs (single-board computers) but many of them is very similar.
PixiePro wants to find own users using a lot of unusual peripherals.

PixiePro contains i.MX6Q quad core ARM® Cortex™-A9 @1GHz, very interesting is 2GB 64-bit DDR3 RAM, 2x USB 2.0 and 1x micro USB OTG.

For connection to the internet you can use WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz, 5GHz with 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.2 (BLE) and UMTS/HSPA + 3G module.

PixiePro may be extended by extension board which contains 1Gbit ethernet, SDIO, 2 MIPI, SATA-II, another USB 2.0, CAN, SPI, 2x UART, 2x I2C and a lot of GPIOs.....

And here it is! If you heard about Nucleo-144, then it's true!
STMicroelectronics released new development board called STM32 Nucleo-144 (STM32 in LQFP144 package).
Extension of "Nucleo development board family" is totally logical step to possibility of using another peripherals because only Arduino connector is quite horrible for STM32 microcontrollers.
Nucleo-144 combines existing Nucleo board and Discovery boards partly. It contains Morpho connector, new Zio connector and Arduino connector.
Nucleo-144 includes ST-Link/V2-1 programmer and debugger...

Make PCB can be easy as in this tutorial. Transfer toner to PCB without iron.

Do you want to control devices from webpage? Why not, and this project can be helpful for you. Main part is ESP8266 and NodeMCU.
You find code for ESP8266 on the webpge.

Are you IoT designer? Check this news about top 10 software platforms.

AdaPilot is developed by a team of volunteers who listen closely to their user comunity. Together with our users and supporters we strive to make state of the art control software for remotely piloted vehicles that is safety critical, powerful and flexible but also easy to integrate.

The AdaPilot website is dedicated to serving the Free Software, Open-Source, AdaPilot Community. Here you can link and download the source code, tools and libraries for the AdaPilot development environment and get the latest AdaPilot news, resources and training materials. It’s also the place to exchange, ideas, discuss and contribute with a large community of AdaPilot programmers. This website is a work in progress and may thus be incomplete and in continuous development through the adding of new updates and informations, it is a "live website".

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Atmel company introduced a new ultra-low power platform for IoT and wearable devices on CES 2016.
The board contains ultra-low power SAM L21 family microcontrollers which based on ARM® Cortex® -M0+ based MCU running up to 48MHz with up to 256KB embedded Flash and 40KB SRAM. Consumption at <35µA/MHz.
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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...