The Aithon board is an integrated robot controller board with a 32-bit ARM microcontroller and a powerful software library.
The Aithon board is a microcontroller board that combines the power of a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 with several integrated features that make robot building and experimentation fun. We set out to create a board that has more processing power and memory than the typical Arduino, yet has integrated hardware that you would not find on a Raspberry Pi.
Aithon: 32-bit ARM Microcontroller Board - [Link]
Carl @ SolderSplash Labs has written an article about their new project known as DipCortex:
It’s an ARM Cortex M3/M0 in a 40 pin dip package and USB socket. It has two version a NXP LPC1347 M3 and a LPC11U24 M0, the pin out roughly follows a certain range of 40pin 8bit micros. [via]
DipCortex – ARM DipCortex in a dip package with USB - [Link]
CoAction Hero: a powerful proto-board with a 120Mhz processor, 1MB filesystem, and built-in OS for tinkerers and engineers alike.
CoAction Hero is an ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller board with a built-in operating system (CoActionOS) delivering unprecedented power and ease-of-use to your embedded projects. The embedded operating system includes many of the features you find on the Raspberry Pi (filesystem, multi-process/multi-thread) but with the ease-of-use associated with the Arduino platform. CoActionOS is available free-of-charge under a permissive open source license (Apache 2.0) that encourages both commercial and personal use.
CoAction Hero: 32-bit Open-Source ARM Cortex-M3 Board - [Link]
pcDuino is a high performance, cost effective mini PC platform based on ARM Cortex A8 CPU and is able to run full-featured operating systems such as Ubuntu and Android ICS.
- 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU
- GPU: OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1 Mali 400 core
- 1GB DRAM
- Onboard Storage: 2GB Flash, microSD card (TF) slot for up to 32GB
- HDMI Video Output
- Linux3.0 + Ubuntu12.10 Supported
pcDuino – 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 Dev Board with 1GB memory - [Link]
Visual TFT is a standalone application used for rapid development of graphical user interfaces for TFT displays. Software generates code compatible with mikroElektronika compilers: mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal, for all suported MCU architectures: PIC, dsPIC30/33, PIC24, PIC32, AVR and ARM. Software implements intuitive environment and many drag-and-drop components which can be used for building applications easily and fast.
Visual TFT – Rapid development of GUIs in TFT displays - [Link]
APC 8750 is a mini PC runs a custom Android system, built for keyboard and mouse input. A basic selection of applications is preinstalled. Also included is a full set of consumer I/O ports, enabling APC to connect to your PC monitor or TV.
Powered by a VIA WonderMedia ARM processor, Android PC system (APC) integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard. The system also features a custom build of Android that has been optimized for keyboard and mouse input, and comes with a browser and a selection of preinstalled apps.
- Optimized Android OS
- HD TV support
- Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats
- VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC
- 2 GB NAND Flash Memory
- 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
- VGA and HMDI display ports
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- One microSD slot
- One 10/100 Ethernet port
- Audio-out/ Mic-in
- 9 VDC power socket (2.5 mm, centre pin positive)
- Neo-ITX form factor (170 x 85 mm)
Internet PC for €52 - [Link]
ODROID-U2 is a micro sized open development platform which is powered by Exynos4412 Prime. 1.7Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Cores show PC-like performance. Enjoy various PC peripherals on Android & Ubuntu Linux.
- Low-cost development platform
- Ultra compact size with full metal enclosure
- Quad core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
- 10/100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 LAN Jack
- 2 x High speed USB2.0 Host port
- Audio codec with headphone jack and microphone on board
- Android 4.x & Ubuntu 12.10
- Community-driven projects & supports
ULTRA COMPACT 1.7GHz QUAD-CORE BOARD - [Link]
Building my Own Laptop @ bunnie’s blog – [via]
We are building an open laptop, with some wacky features in it for hackers like me.
This is a lengthy project. Fortunately, ARM CPUs are getting fast enough, and Moore’s Law is slowing down, so that even if it took a year or so to complete, I won’t be left with a woefully useless design. Today’s state of the art ARM CPUs — quad-core with GHz+ performance levels — is good enough for most day-to-day code development, email checking, browsing etc.
We started the design in June, and last week I got my first prototype motherboards, hot off the SMT line. It’s booting linux, and I’m currently grinding through the validation of all the sub-components. I thought I’d share the design progress with my readers.
Of course, a feature of a build-it-yourself laptop is that all the design documentation is open, so others of sufficient skill and resources can also build it. The hardware and its sub-components are picked so as to make this the most practically open hardware laptop I could create using state of the art technology. You can download, without NDA, the datasheets for all the components, and key peripheral options are available so it’s possible to build a complete firmware from source with no opaque blobs.
Bunnie is building an open-source hardware Linux laptop - [Link]
SC-CPU SolderCore Main Board is a complete development platform consisting of an Arduino form-factor microcontroller “CPU” board with a new and exciting software development environment called CoreBASIC. The SC-CPU SolderCore Main Board features a TI LM359D92 Cortex-M3 processor capable of running at clock speeds of up to 80MHz and provides a compact, flexible solution for rapid product development. SolderCore is compatible with a large range of third party plug-in PCBs to expand its capabilities.
- 80MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor
- 512kB of flash
- 96kB of RAM
- 20 user-programmable I/O pins + 6 power pins; can be programmed to perform alternative functions including
I2C, SPI, UART, PWM, CCP, ADC, QEI, and CAN
- 10/100Mbit Ethernet port
- Micro-AB USB On-The-Go connector
- Spring-loaded microSD card holder
- 2.2mm barrel jack for power supply, 6 – 9V; reverse polarity protected
- Standard Cortex 10-pin JTAG connector
- Two power indicator LEDs
- Five user programmable LEDs
- Reset button
SolderCore CPU with Interactive and Internet-enabled CoreBASIC Interpreter - [Link]
We introduce to you a novelty from company WIZnet – chip iMCU W7200, which is a combination of a well-proven „hardwired“ TCP/IP solution W5200 and the ARM Cortex M3 chip. The result is a powerful chip providing a fast and stable TCP/IP connection with a minimum loading of an ARM processor.
Company WIZnet specializes on TCP/IP solutions which offload the main processor of an application. In applications requiring a high computing power, it is naturally convenient to have available a maximum computing power of the processor and not to load it with tasks, which can be done via additional circuits. However, how to make it with minimum development effort and even to save a PCB space? The solution is the iMCUTM chip. iMCU series – Internet MCU, provide a fast Internet through an „on-the-fly“ architecture and quick algorithms. W7200 supports all common protocols like TCP, UDP, ICMP, IPv4 ARP, IGMP, PPPoE, Ethernet and also an ADSL connection. The principle of the iMCU W7200 is best illustrated in the attached block diagram. In our standard stock portfolio can be found the chip itself and also the evaluation board iMCU7200EVB.
W7200 brings TCP/IP and ARM Cortex M3 in one chip - [Link]