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ambiqmicro - Ultra-Low Power MicrocontrollerPrint



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.

Features

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 ...

UP - single-board computer with Intel Atom X5 - Z8300Print



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 kickstarter.com 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)...

STM32F469I-DISCOPrint

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...

STM32 NUCLEO-32Print


Do you want to design smaller devices with STM32? Check this news.

New development boards of STM32 NUCLEO family, called STM32 NUCLEO-32.
These boards contain STM32 with 32 GPIO and Arduino?nano connectors.
ST-LINK/V2-1 (debugger/programmer) on the board.
USB can be used as ...

STM32F469I-DISCO before releasePrint


Is it new development board by STMicroelectronics? No mention on st.com, but in System Workbench for STM32 AC6 (openstm32.org) added new choice - STM32F469I-DISCO.
If you will search, you can find image of discovery and price on the digikey.com website too.
The price is $61.25.
http://www.digikey.com/
Mouser offers this development board for $84.31.
http://mouser.com/
And Farnell ?43.91.
http://uk.farnell.com/

You can see that development board contains display with size of PCB, 3 MEMS microphones, minimal 4 LEDs for user control. The board contains ...

STM32 - CAN bus analyzerPrint



Other CAN analyzer with STM32, STM32F105.
The device supports Low (10 kBaud - 125 kBaud) and High (10 kBaud- 1 MBaud) speed CAN.
The project contains very nic PC program for showing data o the CAN bus.
More information ...

Bus Analyzer (USB - CAN a USB - LIN) - STM32F103Print

If you work with CAN or LIN bus, this device can be very helpful for you.
The device is based on STM32F103 microcontroller.
The main goals were:
Bus data logging and replay.
Bus data generation.
Bus data filtering.
USB-CAN analyzer supports ...

Miniscope v2 - STM32F042, STM32F103, STM32F303, AT91SAM7S64Print



If you look for easy and cheap oscilloscope, check this website.
Main component is STM32F042 (in another version STM32F103, STM32F303, AT91SAM7S64) and the project uses internal ADC and measurement data are sent to the computer. The computer program views data and it can view frequency spectrum - FFT.
The oscilloscope is very easy and the sample rate is only 480ksps (in another version more) and resolution is 8 bit.
You can ...

Hack of Amazon Dash buttonPrint



Amazon Dash Button is very popular so it was hacked.
This button is used for ordering of something product from amazon. If you need e.g. soap powder, you will click on the button and the product will be send to your shopping cart. You approve this order and you will get the product.
Do you want to blink of LED? Do it. ...

Computer Vision (OpenCV) projects and Raspberry PiPrint



Computer Vision is very popular during a few years. You can find 20 projects with OpenCV and Raspberry Pi and sometimes Python on this website. OpenCV is distributed on other linux distribution and then, these projects can be running on e.g. Banana Pi, CubieBoard or other.
You can find projects as Navigation to a target, Programming a Raspberry Pi Robot Using Python ...

STM32F7 discovery and a little bit different demo codePrint



A development board STM32F7 ,which is based on ARM? Cortex?-M7, is interesting for a lot of people.
It proves this demo code for STM32F7 discovery by TARA Systems. Yes, this is a demostration their a graphical library and a GUI tools, but this demo code is very good.
Binary file (*.bin) flash ...

NanoPi costs 16$Print



If you want to make smart home, maybe you will need this hardware. It's mini single-board computer.
Linux runs in NanoPi.
Processor ? Samsung S3C2451 ARM9 @ 400Mhz
System Memory ? 64M DDR2
Storage ? micro SD slot
Connectivity ? AP6210 module for 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
USB ? 1x USB 1.1 host port, 1x micro USB OTG port for power and data (serial or Ethernet)
Display I/F ? LCD Interface: 0.5mm pitch SMT FPC seat, support full-color LCD (RGB: 8-8-8)
Camera I/F ? ...

ODROID-XU4Print



New single-board computer.
After Banana Pi - M3 is new version of ODROID XU4.
Very small dimension, but very powerful.

CPU is Samsung Exynos5422 Cortex?-A15 2Ghz and Cortex?-A7 Octa core
GPU is Mali-T628 MP6. Single-board computer contains 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and 1GB ethernet.
ONDROID XU4 contains 2x USB 3.0 (Host) and 1x USB 2.0 (Host).
Display ...

Banana Pi M3 specification - octa-core Cortex A7, 2GB SDRAMPrint



On the website was showed specification of Banana Pi M3.
I remind that Banana Pi single-board computers are open-source hardware.
BPI-M3 contains octa-core Cortex A7 processor, 2GB LPDRR3 SDRAM.
GPU is PowerVR SGX544MP1. The board contains another buses like UART, I2C or SPI.
Ethernet connection handles Realtek RTL8211E/D (10/100/1000 Mbsp) and ...

STM32F746 DiscoveryPrint


It is here. STM32F746 has own discovery board.

Basic parameters of STM32F746:
- core ARM? 32-bit Cortex?-M7 CPU with FPU
- 1MB FLASH and 340KB RAM
- frequency up to 216 MHz
power 462 DMIPS/2.14 DMIPS/MHz (Dhrystone 2.1)
STM32F746

- USB functions: virtual COM port, mass storage, debug port
- 4.3-inch 480x272 color with capacitive touch screen
- Two ST MEMS ...

CHIP - 9$ single-board computerPrint

It's not funny. Really, single-bord computer costs $9.
The website kickstarter.com shares project of single-board computer - CHIP (as Raspberry Pi) which costs $9. Doesn't have poor performance.
1GHz A13 ALLWINNER, 512MB RAM and 4GB NAND flash. And more one USB, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Do you want ...

Raspberry Pi + Arduino + Bluetooth 4.0 + WiFi + Accelerometer + Magnetometer + Digital Gyroscope = UDOO NEOPrint


UDOO NEO is an open hardware low-cost computer equipped with a FreescaleTM i.MX 6SoloX applications processor for Android and Linux.
The processor embeds an ARM? Cortex?-A9 and Cortex-M4 microcontroller which makes the board compatible with the Arduino environment allowing high performance at a low price.
Arduino compatible pinouts, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis digital gyroskope, 3-axis magnetometer, WiFi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy.

512MB or 1GB DDR3 RAM (Plus version)
...

Raspberry Pi 2, Windows 10 IoTPrint

After publication of Raspberry Pi 2 Microsoft wrote that its Windows 10 will be support this platform. Now, coming Windows 10 IoT which supports Raspberry Pi 2 (and MinnowBoard Max and Intel Galileo). And more, Microsoft posted a lot of sample programs with Windows 10 IoT with other IC. Blnking? No problem. And accelerometer. SPI and display. Or you can write own concole app.

Other samples find on this ...

Graphical programming of ArduinoPrint



"The components found in the Visuino software represent their hardware components and you will easily be able to create and design your programs using drag and drop. No equipment or hardware is needed to run the software in design mode. Once you have completed the design, you can connect Arduino board upload and run it.

For those people who are not strong on writing code ..."

Arietta G25 - rival of Intel EdisonPrint


If you think that the Raspberry Pi is big and has a lot of unnecessarily function, try the Arietta G25. Rival of Intel Edison. The dimesion of board is little, but it has a more powerful.
Short comparation of parameters with Intel Edison:






Intel EdisonArietta G25
Type of processorIntel Atom 500MHz (Silvermont) and 32bit Quark (100 MHz)Atmel AT91SAM9G25 SoC (ARM9 @ 400Mhz)
RAM1 GB LPDDR3DDR2 128MB or 256MB
FLASH4GBa? 64GB
CommunicationWiFi Broadcom 43340 802.11 a/b/g/n, BlueTooth 4.0WiFi 802.11b/g/n


Next features of Arietta G25 are: ...