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AAEON RICO-3288 Pico-ITX Board is Powered by Rockchip RK3288 Processor

March 21st, 2017 4 comments

When Rockchip RK3288 was launched in 2014 we got a few development boards like Firefly-RK3288, PopMetal, and Radxa Rock 2, and later on MiQi board. ASUS Tinker board made the processor popular again in 2017, and now AAEON, an industrial embedded company of ASUS group, has just unveiled RICO-3288 Pico-ITX Board based on the processor, and targeting OEMs instead of hobbyists & makers.

RICO-3288 board specifications with RICO-3288F & RICO-3288V models adding wireless connectivity & battery options, as well as CAN and an extra RS-232 port for for the latter:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core Cortex A17 processor @ 1.8GHz with ARM Mali-T760 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot up to 64GB
  • Video Output / Display IF
  • Audio – Via HDMI, interfaces for microphone, earphone and speakers (2.5W / 4 Ohm)
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet; V & F models: WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0,Nano-SIM card slot, optional GPS
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro-USB 2.0 OTG port, 1x USB 2.0 header
  • Serial – RS-232/422/485 port, RS-232 header, V model optional features: 2x RS-232 ports, CAN bus
  • Expansion
    • 8-bit DIO connector (4-in , 4-out)
    • Full-size mini-PCIe slot for 3G/4G card (USB signals only)
  • Misc – Watchdog, RTC with battery
  • Power Supply
    • 12V DC via 2-pin header; [email protected] full load power consumption
    • Optional 7.4V battery for V and F models only
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72mm ( Pico-ITX form factor)
  • Weight – 400 grams
  • Temperature Range – Standard: 0°C ~ 60°C;  WiTAS 1: -20°C ~ 70°C
  • Certifications – CE/FCC

RICO-3288 single board computer comes preloaded with Android 6.0, but there’s no mention of Linux support.

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Pricing and availability information is not available yet, except the board is “coming soon”. You may want to visit Aaeon RICO-3288 product page for more details.

Via LinuxGizmos

F&S Elektronik armStone A53SD Pico-ITX SBC Features Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E Processor

March 10th, 2017 6 comments

F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH will showcase their solutions at Embedded World 2017 next week, including their latest ARM Cortex A53 modules and boards based on NXP QorIQ LS1012A, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E processors. Today, I’ll write about the later with the company’s armStone A53SD pico-ITX single board computer equipped with up to 32GB flash and 8GB memory.

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armStone A53SD board specifications:

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E quad core ARM Cortex-A53 processor @ up to 1.2 GHz with Adreno GPU
  • System Memory – Up to 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Storage – Up to 32GB eMMC flash, 1x micro SD card slot
  • Display – 24-bit LVDS, DVI up to 720p, I2C for touch controller
  • Audio – Line In/Out/Mic via header
  • Connectivity – 1x 10/100M Ethernet, WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR/4.1 LE
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB 2.0 device port
  • Camera – MIPI-CSI connector
  • Expansion – Unpopulated 66-pin header with 1x CAN 2.0, 2x UART, 1x I2C, 1x SPI, up to 32 digital I/Os, etc…
  • Power Supply – 5V DC/±5%
  • Power Consumption – 4W typ.
  • Dimensions – 100x72x15mm (PICO-ITX form factor)
  • Weight – ~60g
  • Temperature Range – 0°C – +70°C; optional: -20°C – +85°C

The company provides support for Linux Buildroot & Yocto Project, as well as Windows 10 IoT for the board.  armStone A53SD-SKIT starter kit will be sold with either Linux or Windows 10 IoT, and includes a set of cables and access data for the download area.

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F&S armstone A53SD SBC will be available in Q3 2017 at an undisclosed price. Visit the product page for a few more details.

Axiomtek Introduces PICO312 Fanless Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC

March 9th, 2017 8 comments

Axiomtek has recently introduce PICO312, a fanless pico-ITX single board computer powered by either Intel Pentium N4200 quad core processor or Celeron dual code N3350 processor N3350 part of “Apollo Lake” family. The board is equipped with a SO-DIMM socket supporting up to 8GB RAM, LVDS, VGA or HDMI output, and working within -20°C to +60°C without the need for a fan, but just a heat spreader with heatsink.

Axiomek PICO312 Apollo Lake Pico-ITX board specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Pentium N4200 quad core procesoor @ up to or Celeron N3350 processor @ up to with respectively 18EU or 12 EU Intel HD Graphics Gen 9.
  • System Memory – 1x DDR3L-1867 SO-DIMM supporting up to 8GB
  • Storage – 1x SATA-600 port, 1x mSATA via mini PCIe slot (both on the back of the board)
  • Video Output / Display IF
    • 1x LVDS; 18/24-bit single/dual channel
    • 1x HDMI (N4200 model) or 1x VGA (N3350 model)
  • Connectivity – 1x Gigabit Ethernet port (Intel i211AT)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Expansion – 1
    • 1x Full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot with mSATA supported
    • Expansion connectors for I/O board with 1x PCIe x1 lane, LPC, SMBus, DDI, 4x USB 3.0 and audio signals
  • Misc – I2C Bus for advanced monitoring/control, Lithium 3V/220mAH for RTC (connected via 2-pin header), watchdog timer
  • Power Supply – 12V DC via “screw connector”; AT auto power on function supported
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72 mm; 1.6mm board thickness
  • Temperature Range – -20°C to +60°C

The board will be sold with a quick installation guide, user’s manual/utility CD and accessories. There’s no mention about software support, but the usual suspects like Windows 10 and Linux distributions should be supported by the board.

Axiomtek PICO312 should start selling at the end of this month (March 2017) at a yet-to-be-disclosed price. You can inquire for more information and pricing via the product page.

Axiomtek Braswell pico-ITX Board Fearures Pentium N3710 or Celeron N3060 Processor

June 2nd, 2016 4 comments

Axiomtek has just announced PICO300 pico-ITX board, an update of their PICO842 board replacing Bay Trail processors by Braswell ones. The board supports either Intel Pentium N3710 or Celeron N3060 processors with up to 8 GB memory via a SO-DIMM socket, and includes HDMI or VGA, SATA and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces among others.

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Axiomtek PICO300 pico-ITX motherboard specifications:

  • SoC
    • Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor @  1.6 / 2.48 GHz with 12 EU Intel HD Graphics 400 @ up to 600 MHz (6W TDP) OR
    • Intel Pentium N3710 quad core processor @  1.6 / 2.56 GHz with 16 EU Intel HD Graphics 405 @ up to 700 MHz (6W TDP)
  • System Memory – 1x 204-pin SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 up to 8GB
  • Storage – 1x SATA-600, 1x mSATA (shared with PCIe mini card)
  • Video Output – 1x LVDS, and 1x HDMI or 1x VGA
  • Audio – MIC-in/Line-out; Realtek ACL662 audio codec
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet with Wake-on-LAN, PXE Boot support (Intel i211AT)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port, and 4x USB 3.0 ports via expansion connector
  • Expansion
    • 1x mini PCI Express (shared with mSATA support)
    • Expansion connectors with 1x PCIe, 2x UART, 1x DDI, 4x USB 3.0, 1x HD audio
  • Misc – Lithium 3V/220mAh, SMBus, hardware monitoring, watchdog timer
  • Power Supply – 12V DC power jack; AT Auto Power On function supported
  • Dimensions – 10 x 7.2 cm (Pico-ITX form factor)
  • Operating Temperature Range – -20°C to +60°C

Intel_Pentium_N3700_pico-ITX_MotherboardThe company does not mention operating system support, but the board should run Windows and Linux operating systems. AXView 2.0 intelligent embedded monitoring software can also be used to manage and monitor the board with SNMP, MQTT, MODBUS, SNMP Trap, and/or Email.

PICO300 is available now at an undisclosed price. Visit the product page for further information.

Axiomtek PICO842 Fanless Bay Trail Pico-ITX Motherboard Includes a SO-DIMM Socket and SATA Ports

October 3rd, 2015 2 comments

Axiomtek PICO842 is a fanless Pico-ITX motherboard that features Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor or Celeron N2807 dual core processor with up to 8GB DDR3L, and aimed at IoT & medical applications, automation, and embedded systems with wide temperature range requirements.

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Axiomtek PICO842 specifications:

  • SoC
    • Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor up to 2.42 GHz OR
    • Intel Celeron N2807 dual core processor up to 2.16 GHz
  • System Memory – 1x DDR3L-1066/1333 SO-DIMM up to 8GB for J1900, and 4GB for N2807
  • Storage – 1x SATA-300, 1x mSATA
  • Video Output – 1x 18/24-bit single/dual channel LVDS, and 1x HDMI or 1x VGA
  • Audio – HD Codec audio (Realtek ALC662); MIC-in/Line-out
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (Intel i211AT)
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host port
  • Serial – 2x COM ports supporting RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485.
  • Expansion – mini PCI Express (shared with mSATA support)
  • Power Supply – 12V DC power jack.
  • Battery – Lithium 3V/220mAH (where?)
  • Misc – CPU/system temperature and voltage monitoring, SMBus,
  • Dimensions – 10 x 7.2 cm (Pico-ITX form facto)
  • Operating Temperature Range – -20°C to +70°C

Industrial_Bay_Trail_pico-ITXThe processor and video output options means there are four SKUs: PICO842VGA-J1900 with J1900 and VGA, PICO842VGA-N2807 with N2807 and VGA, PICO842HGA-J1900 with J1900 and HDMI, and PICO842HGA-N2807 with N2807 and HDMI. The board is more flexible than many other Bay Trail platform as the RAM and storage are not soldered to the board, and instead you’ll need to install a SO-DIMM memory module, and an mSATA or SATA drive for storage. The company claims the platform “runs well Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems”, but I don’t see why Linux distributions would not run as well as on these Bay Trail-D processors.

Axiometek PICO842 will be available around the beginning of December 2015, but pricing as not been announced yet. More details may be found on Axiomtek PICO842 product page.

Data Modul eDM-pITX-BT pico-ITX Boards Powered by Intel Bay Trail Processors

February 6th, 2015 4 comments

Data Modul has introduced industrial pico-ITX boards based on low power Intel Atom or Celeron Bay Trail processors, that include a Gigabit Ethernet port, LVDS, HDMI or DisplayPort video output, a SATA interface and up to 4 GB RAM.

eDM-pITX-BT Board (Click to Enlarge)

eDM-pITX-BT Board (Click to Enlarge)

eDN-pITX-BT boards specifications:

  • SoC:
    • Intel Atom E3815 single core processor @ 1.46GHz with HD graphics – 5W TDP
    • Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor @ 2.0 GHz (up to 2.42GHz) with HD graphics – 10W TDP
  • System Memory – 2GB or 4GB on-board DDR3L (1600 MT/s)
  • Storage – SATA 2.0 (3GB/s), mSATA via mini-PCIe
  • Video Output / Display I/F – DisplayPort up to 2560 x 1600, optional HDMI (TBC),  dual-channel 24-bit LVDS up to 1920 x 1200, backlight control. Dual independent display support.
  • Audio – Realtek ALC888S HDA audio codec – S/PDIF, front speaker, and microphone via headers.
  • Connectivity – 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0; 1x USB 3.0
  • Expansion:
    • 1x mini-PCIe/mSATA (half size)
    • 1x mini-PCIe (half size)
    • Headers and connectors for 8x GPIO,  1x I2C, 1x SMB,  1x CAN 2.0, 1x RS232; 1x RS422/485
  • Misc – Watchdog timer, fan connector
  • Power – 12V DC (+/-5%); input is via a rear-panel Jack or internal Molex connector
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72mm (Pico-ITX)
  • Temperature Range – 0 to 60°C (standard); -40 to 85°C (industrial)

Cooling is passive by default, but optional active cooling is also available. The boards support Linux, Windows 7/8.x, Windows Embedded Compact 7/2013, or Windows Embedded Standard 7/8.

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eDM-pITX-BT Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

The two Bay Trail pico ITX board are shipping, and will be available for 7 years, but price has not been disclosed publicly. Further details can be found on Data Modul’s eDM-pITX-BT product page.

Via LinuxGizmos

Snapdragon 600 based IFC6410 Development Board is Available for $75 For a Limited Time

May 9th, 2014 13 comments

Despite their popularity with tablets and smartphones, I don’t see much developer community around Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and only a few low cost development boards. One of them is Inforce Computing IF6410 pico-ITX board powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064) quad core processor with 2GB RAM, 4GB eMMC flash, Gb Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SATA,  micro HDMI and LVDS video outputs, etc.., that normally sells for just $149.

IFC6410 Single Board Computer (Click to Enlarge)

IFC6410 Single Board Computer (Click to Enlarge)

But the company is having a promotion for $75 with the coupon code “makerfaire” until May 18, or until the 500 units they’ve reserved are sold out. Shipping is not included in the price, and you’ll have to add about $50 for Fedex delivery (It may be cheaper in the US) for a total of about $125, which still probably makes it the cheapest “Cortex A15 class” board that you can get. The board appears to only officially support Android, and if you want to run a Linux distribution you may need to so so within Android (TBC).

Thanks to adem for the tip.

Phytec phyBOARD WEGA Industrial Pico-ITX SBC Features Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x SoCs

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

Phytec has recently announced phyBOARD WEGA board powered by Texas Instruments AM335x Sitara ARM Processors via their phyCORE-AM335x SoM, which comes with up to 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, and up to 2GB NAND Flash. This single board computer targets industrial HMI (Human Machine Interface) and is suitable for various automation and display applications.

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PhyBOARD WEGA specifications:

  • SoM – phyCORE-AM335x with:
    • SoC – Texas Instruments Sitara AM355x ARM Cortex-A8 processor @ up to 1GHz, with PowerVR SGX530 GPU
    • System Memory – 256 MB DDR3 RAM (Max: 1GB)
    • Storage – 128 MB NAND Flash (Max: 2GB), optional 8 MB NOR Flash, 4KB EEPROM
  • External Storage – micro SD card slot
  • Connectivity – 2 x 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB – 1 x USB Host, 1 x USB OTG
  • Display I/F – 24bpp TTL
  • Communication Interfaces – 6 x UART, 3 x I2C, 2 x SPI, 1 x CAN
  • Expansion Connectors – 1x ADC(12Bit, 8Channel), GPIOs, JTAG, HDMI
  • Power – 5V DC
  • Dimensions – 100 x 72 mm (Pico-ITX)
phyBOARD WEGA-AM335x Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

phyBOARD WEGA (M335x) Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)

Three expansions modules are available for the board:

  • A power module – 12 V – 24 V input voltage, 5 V and 3.3 V output voltage
  • An “evaluation board” with three User LEDs and three switches, one  JTAG interface for AM335x, one RS232 interface (UART 0), and a second expansion socket to connect another expansion board
  • An HDMI adapter – Adding HDMI and audio over I2S

Other accessories are also said to be available, although currently not documented: RGB LCD Adapter + LCD, VGA LCD Adapter, WiFi/BT Module, TTL to RS232 breakout board and  CAN Transceiver breakout board.

Phytec provides BSP for Linux including GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain, Eclipse IDE, PTXdist build system, Bootloader, kernel, file system and source code, and Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7) with Visual Studio 2008 evaluation CD, Platform Builder 7, SDK for application development, Bootloader and runtime Nk.bin image, OSDesign example and binary BSP, with the source available under EULA. Android and Qt BSP are also said to be available but only listed in their product brief. You can access the Linux & WEC7 BSP and associated software & hardware documentation via Phytec FTP server and Wega Documentation page.  The schematics are also available once your purchase a sample. Support is supposedly available via a WiKi (currently empty), Phytec community, or via paid premium support.

Phytec phyBOARD WEGA AM335x is currently available for a discounted sample price of 4900 Rupees (~$81), and $95 for 1k orders. Further information is available on Phytec phyBOARD WEGA page.

Thanks to Nanik for the tip