2.5-inch Pico-ITX SBC features 13th gen Raptor Lake SoC up to Intel Core i7-1370PE

Raptor Lake Pico-ITX SBC

AAEON PICO-RAP4 is a 2.5-inch Pico-ITX SBC powered by Intel Raptor Lake processors from the penta-core Intel Processor 300U up to a 14-core Intel Core i7-1370PE, equipped with up to 32GB DDR5 SO-DIMM memory, and supporting M.2 NVMe, SATA, and mSATA storage devices. The Pico-ITX board also features two Ethernet ports (2.5GbE + GbE) with TCC and TSN support, HDMI and eDP/LVDS display interfaces, multiple USB ports, two RS232/RS422/RS485 interfaces, and I2C and GPIO interfaces for further expansion. AAEON PICO-RAP4 specifications: SoC – 13th gen Raptor Lake SoC (one or the other) – Note frequencies shown as base frequencies Intel Core i7-1370PE 14C/20T processor @ 1.9GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: 28W Intel Core i7-1370PRE 14C/20T processor @ 1.9GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: 28W Intel Core i5-1340PE 14C/16T processor @ 1.8GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: 28W Intel Core i3-1320PE 8C/12T processor @ 1.7GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: […]

ESP32-S3 rotary encoder features 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and Qwiic connectors

LILYGO T-Encoder Pro

LILYGO T-Encoder-Pro is a rotary encoder based on Espressif Systems ESP32-S3 WiFi and Bluetooth SoC, equipped with a 1.2-inch AMOLED with touchscreen support, and two Qwiic connectors for expansion. LILIGO T-Encoder was introduced in 2022 with ESP32 WiFi and Bluetooth SoC and a few GPIOs that enabled it to be fitted on a 2-key keypad shield. The LILYGO T-Encoder Pro has a completely different design with a more advanced ESP32-S3 SoC, an integrated touchscreen display, and GPIOs are now exposed through Qwiic connectors instead of headers. LILYGO T-Encoder-Pro specifications: Wireless SoC – Espressif Systems ESP32-S3R8 CPU – Dual-core Tensilica LX7 @ up to 240 MHz with vector instructions for AI acceleration Memory – 512KB RAM, 8MB PSRAM Wireless – 2.4 GHz WiFi 4 and Bluetooth Storage – 16 MB flash (W25Q128) Display – 1.2-inch rounded AMOLED with ∅390mm resolution via SH8601A-W14-T06 QSPI controllers; CHSC5816 I2C touch and rotary encoder chip […]

Khadas Edge2 Arm mini PC

Maker Go ESP32-C6-EVB quad-relay board supports Wi-Fi 6, BLE 5, Zigbee for smart home applications

Makergo ESP32-C6-EVB board

The Maker Go ESP32-C6-EVB is an open-source development board built upon the ESP32-C6 module. It integrates four relays and four opto-isolated inputs and supports multiple wireless technologies including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0, and Thread/Zigbee. The Espressif ESP32-C6 on the development board is a single, RISC-V system-on-chip with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5 (LE), and Thread/Zigbee (802.15.4). It is integrated into the ESP32-C6-WROOM-1-N4 module with an onboard PCB antenna, 4MB of SPI flash, and 23 GPIOs. We have seen a fair amount of ESP32-C6 boards recently, including the SparkFun Thing Plus, WeAct ESP32-C6-Mini, ESP32-C6-Pico, and the ePulse Feather C6. Maker Go ESP32-C6-EVB specifications: Wireless module – ESP32-C6-WROOM-1-N4 module with Espressif Systems ESP32-C6 single core 32-bit RISC-V processor @ 160 MHz with 2.4 GHz WiFi 6 1T1R with Target Wake Time (TWT) support, Bluetooth LE 5.0, and 802.15.4 radio for Zigbee, Thread, Matter, 2.4GHz proprietary Storage – 4MB SPI […]

Waveshare MAX9296A GMSL camera board is designed for NVIDIA Jetson Orin developer boards

Waveshare 2 Ch GMSL Camera Adapter Board

Waveshare MAX9296A GMSL camera board allows two cameras to be connected to the Jetson Orin Nano / NX developer boards. The board is built around a MAX9296A Deserializer IC and supports GMSL1 and GMSL2 protocols and ensures fast, low-latency video transmission. The board uses a high-speed interface for transmitting video data, making it ideal for applications like self-driving cars, machine vision, and security systems. Previously we have seen GMSL used in products like AAEON BOXER-8645AI, Neousys Technology NRU-110V, and others. We have also written about NileCAM21 which can work with a 15-meter-long cable attached to it feel free to check those out if you are interested in those products. Waveshare  MAX9296A GMSL camera board specifications Waveshare part number – MAX9296-GMSL-Camera-Board Deserializer IC – Maxim (ADI) MAX9296A Host support – NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano / Jetson Orin NX dev boards Serializer model support – MAX9295, MAX96717, MAX96705, etc. GMSL input – 2-ch GMSL2 (compatible […]

M5Stack M5PoECAM-W V1.1 – A ESP32-powered PoE camera module with 3MP OV3660 sensor

M5Stack PoE Camera with Wi Fi

M5Stack M5PoECAM-W V1.1 is a PoE camera module built around the Espressif ESP32 MCU and WIZnet W5500 Hardwired TCP/IP embedded Ethernet controller. The W5500 along with a PoE controller takes care of ethernet and PoE power whereas the 3MP OV3660 sensor is responsible for video and photos. The camera features a wide 65° field of view which makes it suitable for applications like image monitoring and remote data acquisition. Previously we have covered similar camera modules like the LILYGO T-Camera-Plus-S3, Sipeed MaixCAM, and Luxonis OAK-D Series 2 cameras with the latter also having a PoE option. Feel free to check those out if you are interested in the topic. M5Stack M5PoECAM-W V1.1 specifications ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 wireless module SoC – Espressif ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 CPU – dual-core Xtensa LX6 processor clocked at up to 240MHz Memory – 520KB SRAM Connectivity – 2.4 GHz 802.11n WiFi 4 and Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE Memory – […]

Radxa Fogwise Airbox AI box review – Part 2: Llama3, Stable Diffusion, imgSearch, Python SDK, YOLOv8

Radxa Airbox Fogwise review

After checking out Radxa Fogwise Airbox hardware in the first part of the review last month, I’ve now had time to test the SOPHGO SG2300x-powered AI box with an Ubuntu 20.04 Server image preloaded with CasaOS as well as Stable Diffusion and Llama3 containers. I’ll start the second part of the review by checking out the pre-installed Stable Diffusion text-to-image generator and Llama3 AI chatbot, then manually install imgSearch AI-powered image search engine in CasaOS web dashboard, test the Python SDK in the command line, and run some AI vision models, namely Resnet50 and YOLOv8. Radxa Fogwise Airbox OS installation Radxa only provided an Ubuntu Server 20.04 image last month with only the basics pre-installated. The company has now improved the documentation and also made two images available for the Radxa Fogwise Airbox: Base image (1.2GB) – Based on Ubuntu Server 20.04; contains only Sophon base SDK and backend. Full […]

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The Pico Display Base Board offers a simpler way to create Raspberry Pi Pico LCD projects

Pico Display Base Board

The Pico Display Base Board is a printed circuit board from Applying Microcontroller Solutions that provides a platform for building Raspberry Pi Pico-based display projects. It works with a Raspberry Pi Pico board and an LCD screen based on the Solomon Systech SSD1963 display controller. The Pico Display Base Board features a 40-pin header (Display Port) which connects to GPIO on the Pico to provide an 8-bit parallel interface for the display and SPI pins for the touchscreen and integrated SD card. It supports various display sizes from 4.3 inches up to 7 inches. Displays up to five inches can be powered directly by the Pico. A jumper block on the board can be used to pass power to the LCD and wire the display’s optional flash chip to the Pico. A USB-C port on the board can provide an alternative power source for larger displays. It also has male […]

AIC8800-based WiFi 6 AX300 USB adapter sells for less than $3

Cheap WiFi 6 USB dongle

Adding networking capabilities to a computer or SBC has never been cheaper, as we’ve just written about a $12 M.2 RTL8126 5GbE module, and now I’ve come across a WiFi 6 USB adapter based on AIC8800 chipset that sells for under $3 on Aliexpress. I found out about it after we published an article about the Luckfox Pico Ultra W SBC that comes with a 2.4 GHz WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 module that happens to be based on an AIC8800DC module. Upon further investigation, I discovered some ultra-cheap WiFi 6 USB dongles were available, but with some caveats such as the lack of 5 GHz support and a speed limited to 300 Mbps. But it can still be interesting, so let’s find out. Specifications: Chipset – AICSemi AIC8800 WiFi – 2.4 GHz 802.11ax WiFi 6 up to 286.8 Mbps Tx power – 20dBm Features – MU-MIMO, OFDMA Operating modes […]

Khadas VIM4 SBC