Category Archives: Platforms

Linux Development Boards

Over at CNXSoft, a user called omgfire has composed a list of 39 low cost Linux development boards. Dominated by ARM, two (rather expensive) VIA boards are a part of the list. Personally, I have access to PandaBoard, BeagleBoard, Trim-Slice … Continue reading

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The CPU Database

For all of you microprocessor historians out there, Stanford has composed a microprocessor database. It has information about performance, processes, relationships, micro architectures, etc. All readily available for searching, browsing or visualization. via osnews.

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Arduino

The Arduino is one of the flag ship products of the open hardware movement. A simple, microcontroller based motherboard with a well defined pin-out has rendered a whole forest of add-on boards called shields. But the Arduino movement is not … Continue reading

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Daruino

The Daruino is an open hardware project aiming to build an Arduino pin-compatible board with a Arm-based CPU. The smallest board is based on the LPC1102 from NXP. This will bring around 50MIPS to a $5 package. The standard board, … Continue reading

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DIY USB HID

The Teensy development board is an Arduino cousin. It is based on the ATMEGA from Atmel, has a real small physical size (18x31mm) and development tools for Windows, Linux and OS X.

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Uzebox – an 8-bit Gaming Console

The Uzebox is an old school gaming console hardware designed for today’s hobbyists. It is based around an ATmega MCU and an RGB-to-NTSC (or PAL) converter chip. The system has 4kB of RAM and 64kB of FLASH. The system can … Continue reading

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Sketches Over the Net

The people over at WickedDevice has been working on a new bootloader for the Nanode. The code can download and FLASH the device with new software over TFTP. This opens the possibilities for remote updates – meaning that you can … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi computer projects (started by David Braben of Elite fame) wants to bring back the joys of computers in the past, but to today’s audience. By providing an ultra-cheap computer to educational¬†institutions, and all others interested, the idea … Continue reading

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PIC32 in Arduino Format

Digilent and Microchip have recently released two new boards targeting the Arduino community, the chipkit 32 UNO and MAX. The neat thing about these board is that they both are based on the microchip PIC32 delivering up to 4 times … Continue reading

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Xilinx Zynq-7000

In this article, we welcome our first guest writer. Tryggve Mathiesen, CTO at InformAsic writes about the challenges in the market and how Xilinx Zynq-7000 fits into the future of high-performance electronics. Embedded Designers are asking for more More than … Continue reading

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