Dooba ioNode Microchip AVR Development Board Comes with a C programming SDK

Dooba ioNode

The new Dooba ioNode development board is multifunctional and can be used for projects with space limits. The board features Microchip ATMEGA1284P AVR microcontroller, Dooba’s open-source embedded development ecosystem boasts of a variety of add-on modules which provide the board with increased functionality. These modules will work perfectly with the board and with any project that supports an SPI interface. Some of these add-on modules are: An Aecho MP3 player Nomad LiPo battery Inpad user input module MicroSD socket in SIP or DIP versions The development board is available with either male or female headers. It is also shipped with an IOPROTO prototyping board. You can also choose whether you want the headers already soldered on the top, bottom, or not soldered. The ioNode also features a USB port with USB-UART for programming. Specifications of the Dooba ioNode Core CPU Clock: 10MHz Flash: 128 Kb RAM: 16 Kb I/O 29x (30x in total but one is hardwired to onboard LED) …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Ameba Z2 IoT Board Features Realtek RTL8720CM Armv8-M KM4 Secure Wireless MCU

Ameba Z2 IoT Development Board

In 2016 we discovered Realtek Ameba wireless microcontrollers combining an Arm Cortex-M3 core with WiFi connectivity, and that could potentially become an ESP8266 competitor with modules selling for as low as $2. But the solution never really took off, because it was about the same price as ESP8266, and the latter already had a solid software ecosystem and community. But RealTek has now introduced a new Ameba Z2 IoT development board powered by RTL8720CM microcontroller featuring an Armv8-M KM4 core clocked at 100 MHz. What’s an Arm KM4 core you may ask? Seeed Studio informed me Arm and RealTek worked together on the KM4 core, so it looks like a custom Armv8-M microcontroller. Ameba Z2 IoT Development Board Ameba Z2 (ZII) specifications: Wireless MCU – Realtek RTL8720CM single core Armv8-M KM4 core @ 100MHz with 4.2MB internal RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth radios Storage – 2MB external flash on module Connectivity Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n 1×1 Wi-Fi 4 (20/40MHz) with PCB …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

$6.90 Seeeduino Nano Board | Compatible With Arduino Nano

Seeeduino Nano board

Seeed Studio has announced the release of yet another compact  board. The new board, Seeeduino Nano, is quite similar to the Arduino Nano board, and fully compatible. Another thing about the new board is that it has some different features. Seeeduino Nano comes with only one on-board Grove connector, but it can be expanded with the optional Grove shield adding 8 Grove connectors. More precisely, the shield has 3 Grove digital connectors and 3 Grove analog connectors, as well as 1 Grove I2C connector, and 1 Grove UART connector.   Program Code Firstly, the Seeeduino Nano is built around Atmega328P 8-bit AVR microcontroller. This is the same as the Arduino Nano board, meaning you can use the same program code on both boards. There’s no specific Wiki for Seeeduino Nano, but it’s similar, albeit much smaller than the well-documented Seeeduino V4.2. Price of the Seeeduino Nano Board The board is available for just $6.90 and the Grove shield for the …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Gateworks Ventana GW5910 SBC Targets WiFi, BLE & Sub-1GHz IoT Gateways

Gateworks Ventana GW5910 SBC

Freescale/NXP i.MX6 based Gateworks Ventana single board computers have been around at least since 2013 and were initially targeting networking processing applications for the industry. They could be used into all sort of gateways with cellular or WiFi connectivity for instance, thanks to the presence of mini PCIe sockets. But the latest Gateworks Ventana GW5910 SBC does not exclusively relies on mini PCIe cards for wireless connectivity, as it includes an onboard Laird Sterling 802.11b/g/n WiFi & Bluetooth module, as well as optional TI CC1352P dual-band Wireless MCU supporting Sub-1GHz and 2.4GHz RF, and an optional on-board u-blox GPS module, which should lower the total cost compared to solutions with mini PCIe cards. Ventana GW5910 specifications: SoC – NXP i.MX6 Dual Core Arm Cortex-A9 SoC Processor @ 800MHz System Memory – 512MB DDR3-800 SDRAM Storage – 256MB Flash System Memory, microSD card slot, mSATA socket  Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet Port Onboard Laird Sterling 802.11b/g/n WiFi & BLE v4.2 BR/DR/LE Optional onboard …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Inforce Introduces Snapdragon 660 & 845 Modules with On-Device AI

ACC-1C20 Carrier Board

Inforce Computing has just launched two new pin-compatible system-on-modules, namely Inforce 6502 and Inforce 6701, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 & Snapdragon 845 SoC respectively. In their newsletter, the company claims those are their first modules with on-device AI capabilities with the Snapdragon 660 enabling “advanced visual computing, enhanced graphics and on-device machine learning capabilities”, while the more powerful Snapdragon 845 is better suited for “immersive multimedia experiences including optimized AI performance for a more responsive, power-efficient user- experience and capture of cinema-grade videos in [email protected] resolution. Inforce 6502 Snapdragon 660 SoM Specifications: SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 8-core Kryo 260 processor, Adreno 512 GPU, Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) for Caffe2 and Tensorflow System Memory & Storage – 3GB LPDDR4, Dual-Channel + 32GB eMMC flash in single eMCP package Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 + Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO and Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) via WCN3990 + 2x MHF4 connectors GPS/ GLONASS location via …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Arduino Compatible ASME TIGER Board Supports Thread on NXP Kinetis KW41Z WiSoC

The new Arrow ASME Tiger board is the latest addition to the ASME line up, with an eye towards IoT hardware prototyping. The board carries two MCUs for different types of development depending on the operators need. The board is Thread and WiFi ready, and the Tiger is also Arduino compatible. The MCU’s are as follows: The ATSAMD21J18A-64 Ultra-low-power microcontroller using the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. The WiSoC is the KW41Z which is an ultra-low-power, highly integrated single-chip device that enables Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) v4.2 and IEEE® 802.15.4 RF connectivity for portable, extremely low-power embedded systems. The working unit is for very low power applications. The integrated balun reduces system cost and board area, and the sensors are plentiful and easy to access. You’ll find a user guide (PDF), as well a bootloader and sample code on Github. Specifications for the SMART SAMD21 Memory 256KB in-system self-programmable Flash 8KB Flash Read-While-Write section 32KB SRAM Main Memory 8KB SRAM Low …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Howchip Introduces Scorpion 3 & Scorpion 5 Boards Powered by Nexell Processors

Howchip has announced 2 development boards based on Nexell processors. Even though pricing is not available yet for these boards, we can now know their main features. Both development boards have been launched as COM & carrier development kits. Scorpion 3 is mainly focused for developments where a powerful dual-core Arm Cortex-A7 NXP3220 featured with Linux 4.14 can be enough, and Scorpion 5 seems to be focused for applications which may have more intensive requirements, for instance in terms of user interface, being based on a quad-core Arm Cortex-A9 NXP4330Q featured with Android Nougat and with UI specific features like 3D-Graphics Accelerator. Even though there is not so much information, Howchip also announces as “coming soon” the Scorpion 1 board, based on Exynos i T200 as an integrated IoT solution. Howchip Scorpion 3 Howchip Scorpion 3 is a great embedded computer in a board whose form factor is only 68x50mm. Since it is based on Linux 4.14, you can develop …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon

Javaino JoC Reference Board & Module Bring Java to the Embedded World

Java-Programmable module

There is a Java-programmable module on the block. The module is going to change the face of programming and make things easier. The Java-on-Chip (JoC) module was designed by the Austrian manufacturer, Demmel. This module minimizes programming and development time of smart applications. The first thing to remember is that commercially embedded systems are developed with programmable languages, and they typically employ the use of either the C language or assembly. However, Demmel has made this new module and board specifically for Java programmers. The Java-programmable module is designed to work with the Javaino JoC reference board. Another thing about the JoC module is that it radically shortens development times.  Furthermore, it simplifies PCB design efforts and also reduces programming effort. Also, the Java-programmable module comes as a tiny 24 × 36-mm module. As a matter of fact, it offers a diverse selection of interface options.  Now, these options can be addressed in Java for low-level programming. Specifications of the …

Support CNX Software – Donate via PayPal or become a Patron on Patreon