Samsung Artik is a Family of Arduino Compatible Boards for IoT Applications

There was a time when development boards were only reserved to companies, then boards like Arduino or Beagleboard made these available and affordable to consumers, and with the introduction of the Raspberry Pi, the maker movement grew even more rapidly, and many low cost boards started to be designed and manufactured mostly my smallest companies. But now larger companies like Intel or Qualcomm have jumped on the makers’ bandwagon, and the latest entry is Samsung with their Artik platform currently comprised of three boards that are programmable with the Arduino IDE.
Samsung_Artik
Let’s go through specifications for the three boards:

  • Artik 1
    • SoC – Dual Core MIPS32 processor @ 250MHz (microAptiv UP) and 80MHz (microAptiv UC) without GPU
    • Memory – 1MB RAM on-chip
    • Storage – 4MB SPI flash
    • Display – Up to WVGA (800×480)
    • Connectivity – Bluetooth Low Energy with chip antenna
    • Security – Secure element
    • Sensor – 9-axis motion sensor with gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer
    • Dimensions – 12×12 mm
  • Artik 5
    • SoC – Dual core ARM processor @ 1GHz with ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU
    • Memory – 512 LPDDR3 (on-chip)
    • Storage – 4GB eMMC (on-chip)
    • Display – TBD
    • Video Decode/Encode – H.263/H264/MPEG-4/VP8 (720p)@30fps and decoding of MPEG-2/VC1/Xvid
    • Connectivity – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee/Thread
    • Security – Secure element, TEE (Trustzone)
    • Expansion – 60-pin and 40-pin headers for USB, MIPI, I2S, I2C, SPI, UART, Analog inputs, etc…
    • Sensor – N/A
    • Dimensions – 29x25mm
  • Artik 10
    • SoC – Octa core processor with 4x ARM Cortex A15 @ 1.3GHz, 4x ARM Cortex A7 @ 1.0 GHz, and ARM Mali-T628 GPU
    • Memory – 2GB LPDDR3 (on-chip)
    • Storage – 16GB eMMC
    • Display – TBD
    • Video Encode/Decode – [email protected] H.263/H.264/ MPEG-4/VP8 + MPEG-2/VC1 decoding
    • Audio – HW 5.1 Channel I2S + TDM up to 8 Channels + HW mixer 
    • Connectivity – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee/Thread
    • Security – Secure element, TEE (Trustzone)
    • Sensor – N/A
    • Expansion – 80-pin and 40-pin headers for USB 2.0/3.0, MIPI, I2S, I2C, SPI, UART, Analog inputs, etc…
    • Dimensions – 39×29 mm
Artik 10 Block Diagram
Artik 10 Block Diagram

Artix 1 runs Nucleus OS, and can be programmed with Arduino IDE, and/or Samsung SDK with C/C++ language. Artix 5 and 10 run a Fedora distribution built with Yocto 1.6, and on top of tools and languages supported by Artix 1, they can also be programmed in Java or Groovy.

The boards are not available yet, and pricing has not been announced either, but Samsung invites developers to register for an alpha kit by May 31, 2015.

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No announced pricing yet. Let’s start a lottery on ‘guess the price’.

My random guess at pricing:
Artik 1 – $8
Artik 5 – $15
Artik 10 – $25

Jens Lucius
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Jon Smirl :
No announced pricing yet. Let’s start a lottery on ‘guess the price’.
My random guess at pricing:
Artik 1 – $8
Artik 5 – $15
Artik 10 – $25

So whats the jackpot? My guess for Samsung products would be a little higher:

Artik 1 – $10
Artik 5 – $20
Artik 10 – $40

bruce
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bruce

Artik 1 – $10
Artik 5 – $39
Artik 10 – $59

KiLLWarez
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KiLLWarez

1 – 24
5 – 54
10 – 68

added wigth and lenght 🙂

olin
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olin

29-49-99
new boards from big companies are usually overpriced…

OdroidZ3
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OdroidZ3

‘….[Artik 1] It will cost “less than $10,” Sohn said, though he didn’t give an exact price….’*
….'[Artik 10] It will cost “less than $100,” Sohn said, though he didn’t give an exact price.’….**

Soooo,

Artik 1: 9
Artik 5: (Artik10 * 0.5) + 10
Artik 10: 89

Dev kit: 299

*http://mashable.com/2015/05/12/samsung-artik-platform/
**same link 😉

Al
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Al

Strange they would license a mips core , unless its cheaper than a M4 or other arm core license.

Lets see how their mips chips compare against the pic32 family
Though should hopefully be a lot cheaper.

Abdullbasit
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Abdullbasit

@cnxsoft
They must be kidding, Really ? How can a small board solve a water crisis ?

Nitin Bhaskar
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Nitin Bhaskar

Did anyone get any of the artiks after signing up for alpha developer kit?

Gabe
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Gabe

Did you solve the water crysis?

Nitin Bhaskar
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Nitin Bhaskar

@Gabe
I believe alpha dev kit was not only meant for M.A.D???

Sam
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Sam

Hi,

How we get more inforamtion about Artik?