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Intel shared new development board for new microcontroller family Intel® Quark™ D2000.
It contains microcontroller, 6-axis accelerometer/compass and temperature sensor and Arduino Uno rev. 3 connectors.
The development board contains programmer and debugger.
IDE is based on Eclipse and compilator is GCC.

First x86-based Intel® Quark™ microcontroller, D2000, conains 32kB FLASH and 4kB OTP, 8kB SRAM, works with voltage from 2.0V to 3.3V. Clock can be up to 32 MHz....
 


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20% discount by iqrf.org

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CubieBoard5 is out (previously CubieTruck Plus).
Short:
Octa core CPU - Allwinner H8, ARM Cortex-A7 ap to 2GHz,
PowerVR SGX544 GPU (up to 700MHz),
2GB DDR3,
SATA 2.0 connector,
HDD-RAID subboard,
USB2.0, 2x USB Host, 1x OTG,
HDD can be configured as 4 modes: RAID0, RAID1, JOBD, PM.
It contains DisplayPort and HDMI - dual display.
CubieBoard5 includes power managment for lithium battery (3.7V @ 5300mAh).
Another functions are 10/100/1000Mbps ...
 


BeagleBone is very popular SBC, but possibilities can be enhanced. Like in this project.
The processor of BeagleBone is AM3358 1GHz by Texas Instruments.
It contains two 46-pin expansion headers, micro HDMI, 4GByte eMMC flash, micro SD storage card, USB host/device via mini-USB OTG socket like original BeagleBone.
This version contains 1GByte of DDR3 800 RAM, gigabit Ethernet, two on-board USB2.0 type A ports and two further ports via expansion header....
 


arduino.org released another arduino board - Arduino M0. Arduino M0 is based on 32 bit ARM Cortex® M0, SAMD21 MCU in 48 LQFP package.
Operating Voltage: 3.3V

Input Voltage (recommended): 6-15 V

Input Voltage (limits): 4.5-20 V

Digital I/O Pins: 20, with 12 PWM and UART

Analog Input Pins: 6, 12-bit ADC channels

Analog Output Pins: 1, 10-bit DAC

DC Current per I/O Pin: 7 mA...
 
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We shared 3 similar SBCs (Raspberry Pi 3, Odroid-C2 and BananaPi-M2+) in this week. And we have another SBC. cnx-software shared news about NanoPi-M2,

Meet NanoPi-M2:
SoC – Samsung S5P4418 quad core Cortex A9 processor @ 400 MHz to 1.4GHz with Mali GPU including two pixel processors, and a geometry processor.
System Memory – 1GB 32-bit DDR3
Storage – 1x Micro SD Slot
Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port (via RTL8211E), 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth LE 4.0 via AP6212 module
Video Output / Display I/F- 1x HDMI 1.4a, 0.5 mm pitch SMT FPC seat for type-A full-color LCD (RGB: 8-8-8) with 4.3″ and 7″ models available.
Audio Output / Input – HDMI and 3.5mm audio jack, built-in microphone
Camera – 24-pin DVP socket with ITU-R BT 601/656 8-bit, I2C, and I/O interface. 5MP module available....

 


New single-board computer by Sinovoip - Banana Pi M2+ (BPi-M2+).
This model of SBC is very small (65x65mm), but you find a lot of performance for your project.
E.g. quad-core ARM A7, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, Mali400MP2 GPU, 8GB eMMC, 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 2.0 OTG, microSD card slot up to 64GB, IR reciever and WiFi and Bluetooth with connector for external antenna..
SBC supports OS like Debian, Android, Ubuntu and so Raspberry Pi Images.

http://www.banana-pi.com/eacp_view.asp?id=92
 
The ODROID-C2 is a 64-bit quad-core single board computer(SBC) that is one of the most cost-effective 64bit development boards available in the ARM world. It can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more.

* Amlogic ARM® Cortex®-A53(ARMv8) 2Ghz quad core CPUs
* Mali™-450 GPU (3 Pixel-processors + 2 Vertex shader processors)
* 2Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM
* Gigabit Ethernet...
 


If you think about WiFi for Raspberry Pi without USB dongle, then you can throw away your idea or design.
On the website hackaday.io is WiFi module through HAT connector. The main component is ESP8266. Very popular WiFi chip.
This module can be connected to all types of Raspberry Pi (B, B+, 2, A, A+ and Zero).

https://hackaday.io/project/8678-rpi-wifi
 
CONFIRMED: Raspberry Pi 3 with Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Quad-core 64bit processor (ARM Cortex A53) and 1GB LPDDR2-900 SDRAM.
Raspberry Pi 3 is roughly 50% faster than Raspberry Pi 2.
Priced at $35.

http://makezine.com/2016/02/28/meet-the-new-raspberry-pi-3/


That Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi Zero aren't last version of popular SBC is clear. Pictures of Raspberry Pi 3 were published on the Internet. Finally! Raspberry Pi 3 with Bluetooth Low Energy and WiFi b/g/n.
Another parts of SBC shloud be the same - RAM, Ethernet, USB and another. Maybe, processor could be changed - 64bit (ARM Cortex A53).
More information there:
http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/02/27/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-board-adds-wifi-and-bluetooth-connectivity/
 
ST-LINK is utility for programming of STM32 microcontrollers. ST.com has ST-LINK only for Windows. Linux users use ST-LINK (texane).
One our member found another version of ST-LINK. QSTLINK2. It's program with GUI, but you can run it as terminal application.
QSTLINK2 can "read, write, verify and erase". It supports ST-LINK/V2 and ST-LINK/V2-1....
 
The OpenRex’s dimensions are 95mm long and 70 mm wide. Compared with the Raspberry Pi 2‘s dimensions (85.60 mm × 56.5 mm), OpenRex is larger and harder to replace any of the Raspberry Pi or Arduino board in small spaces.

On both sides of the board, are placed two GPIO headers which should be very familiar to any Raspberry Pi or Arduino users. If you would like to use a Raspberry Pi on steroids or a more featured Arduino board, OpenRex is the alternative of both of them.

The board features a series of built-in sensors including compass and accelerometer, gyroscope, humidity sensor, and temperature sensor. These sensors are a helping hand if you choose to build drones, robots or home automation applications.

The development board is 5V DC compatible and support two types of input power: through Power Jack or USB micro

http://www.intorobotics.com/openrex-open-source/
 
Zephyr Project is a small, scalable real-time operating system for use on resource-constrained systems supporting multiple architectures. Developers are able to tailor their optimal solution. As a true open source project, the community can evolve the Zephyr Project to support new hardware, developer tools, sensor and device drivers. Advancements in security, device management capabilities, connectivity stacks and file systems can be easily implemented....

 


ST.com published a news about release CubeMX and AC6 (http://openstm32.org) software for Linux operating systems.
CubeMX is software for faster and easier development of projects with STM32. The program generates project with all needed libraries which you can modify for your needs. The project can be generate for Keil, IAR, SW4STM32 (AC6), TrueStudio and another.
AC6 is IDE based on Eclipse - now is available for everyone.

http://www.st.com/web/en/press/p3781
 


Do you need sensor board for your meteostation or another project?
This board I-SEN1 is platform for XBee module for creating mesh sensor network.
10 bit value from sensors is converted by XBee ...
 


FriendlyARM NanoPC-T1 board powered by Samsung Exynos 4412 processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB eMMC flash was unveiled at the start of 2014 for $69. The company has now announced NanoPC-T2 with Samsung S5P4418 processor with 1GB RAM, and 8GB Flash, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth, as Gigabit Ethernet all of which were missing in the first version. NanoPC-T2 also has a power management chip, and a larger heatsink, meaning that it does not suffer from overheating like NanoPi2 according to FriendlyARM...


 


Do you plan to make any device for #wearable, sports or education? This project can much help.
MetaWear contains temperature and light sensor, 10 axis motion sensing (gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, accelerometer) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
The board is based on nRF51822 SOC from Nordic (ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU and Bluetooth Low Energy)....
 
I was looking for good serial terminal which makes timestamps, creates logs etc. and I found very good ScriptComminucator!
Why? I try to explain you in this pictures article.

Main screen:
Appearance is easy and well-arranged. If you want to send asci character, you choose asci, but you can choose hex, bin, uint8, uint16, uint32, int8, int16, int32.

https://time4ee.com/articles.php?article_id=23
 


Are you interested about IQRF module by IQRF.org?
This is your chance for 20% discount.
Discount is valid from 1/18/2016 to 4/18/2016

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