Frank Zhao posted his STM32F4 breakout board [via]:
I really like the STM32 family of ARM microcontrollers. This breakout board is a narrow design that fits perfectly on a breadboard. Every pin is accessible. It has USB, a reset button, and a bootload button. The chip itself has a permanent USB bootloader that is activated by the bootload button. This means that no equipment is required to program this microcontroller, no expensive debugger, nothing at all except a USB cable.
Design files are open source and can be downloaded, there is also a short video about the bootloader and more instructions
I am also giving away blank PCBs to those interested (see “giveaway” on my page), Seeed makes more than I need, every single time
STM32F4Stamp, a breakout board for STM32F4 - [Link]
Flutter is an open source ARM-powered wireless Arduino with 1000m+ (3200 ft) range and 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
Flutter is a wireless electronics development platform based on Arduino. With over 3200ft (1km) of usable range, a powerful ARM processor, and integrated encryption, Flutter makes it easy for you to build projects that communicate across the house, across the neighborhood, and beyond.
Whether you want to check the temperature of a beer-brewing setup, have your mailbox send you a text message when the mailman arrives, control a swarm of flying robots, or just turn on your lights with your phone, Flutter gives you the range, power, and flexibility to do it.
Flutter: $20 Wireless Arduino with half mile (1km) range - [Link]
Boris Landoni present us an overview of todays microcomputer boards able to run Linux. He writes:
Today we present an overview of today’s market offering regarding ARM RISC microcomputer able to run a GNU/Linux distribution. And once again, this is just the beginning.While the growth of such a device segment was predictable, it wasn’t easy to predict such an explosion. In fact we now have an heterogeneous set of options, with different characteristics, requiring a different approaches to for the optimization of the GNU / Linux operating system. In this post we’ll try to present, on the one hand, the unifying elements of different devices and, secondly, to classify each device based on its best use cases.Let’s begin to point out a first list of devices to analyze, new ones appear every day but we’ll deal with them later.The ones we feature on this post are the following:
A Comprehensive Comparison of Linux Development Boards - [Link]
It’s an open ARM Cortex-A8 platform. It’s low cost, high performance and can be used in many fields with your boundless creativity.
This development kit adopts ITEAD A10 CORE, you can use it as a cost-effective single-board computer, the performance of which is more powerful than Raspberry Pi which now popular around the world:
- 1G ARM cortex-A8 processor, NEON, VFPv3, 256KB L2 cache
- Mali400, OpenGL ES GPU
- 1GB DDR3 @480MHz
- HDMI 1080p Output
- 10/100M Ethernet
- 2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 USB OTG
- 70 extend pin including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP.
- Running Android, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions
Iteaduino Plus – ARM Cortex-A8 Dev-Platform - [Link]
Do you want to many processors on one board? Check this out. UDOO is an open hardware, low-cost computer equipped with an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor for Android and Linux, alongside Arduino DUE’s ARM SAM3X, both CPU integrated on the same board! UDOO takes your DIY projects to the next level and it’s a powerful tool for education and creativity. UDOO could run either Android or Linux, with an Arduino-compatible board embedded.
We are delighted to announce a new mini-Pc board, UDOO, which integrates two processors, ARM i.MX6 by Freescale (for Android & Linux) and ARM SAM3X of Arduino DUE in a single board measuring 4.33 inch x 3.35 inch (11cm x 8.5cm).
On April 9th we launched a Kickstarter campaign which already reached the target of $27,000 in barely 2 days and keeps growing having raised 1700% over its target.
UDOO was conceived to both expedite the rapid prototyping of professional solutions and to support teaching activities in the field of physical computing, internet of things and interaction design. With the goal of promoting the use of the board in these domains we have built an international network of 5 universities: Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Aarhus University, DK; Siena, IT; OCADU Toronto CA; University of California San Diego, USA in order to share teaching experiences and to present solutions to create an open community accessible to everyone.
UDOO: Android Linux Arduino in a tiny single-board computer - [Link]
Tutorial: Getting Started with the LPC810 @ The Adafruit Learning System.
This learning guide will show you everything you need to know to get started with the ARM Cortex M0+ based LPC810 MCU. It will cover:
- Setting up a cross-compiling toolchain for ARM
- Creating and compiling your first blinky program
- Programming the LPC810 using free and open source tools
Tutorial: Getting Started with the LPC810 - [Link]
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]