A new single board computer has been launched via the Crowd Supply website this week offering an Adafruit Feather form factor. The Giant Board is a super tiny Open source computer that is Linux capable offering a small powerful platform that is compatible with a wide range of pre-existing accessories.
“We all love our micro-controllers, but in some cases they just don’t have the resources we need to carry out the projects we have in mind. By squeezing the power of an SBC into a package the size of a microcontroller board, the Giant Board relaxes memory, storage, and processing constraints and allows you to take your projects to the next level.”
Specifications of the Giant Board :
– Processor: Microchip SAMA5D2 ARM® Cortex®-A5 Processor 500 MHz
– Memory: 128 MB DDR2 RAM
– Storage: microSD card
– Sensing: 6 x 12-bit ADC with 3.3 V reference and external trigger
– Actuation: 4 x 16-bit PWM with external trigger
– Connectivity: 1 x I²C, 1 x SPI, 1 x UART, more with Flexcom
– Power: via USB, with support for LiPo batteries
– Operating System: mainline Linux kernel
“The Giant Board fills the gap between microcontrollers and other single-board computers. It makes a great alternative to a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone in a space constrained project where you need more power than a typical microcontroller can provide. The Giant Board is based on a form factor that is traditionally used for microcontrollers, so power consumption is important, which is why the Giant Board offers low-power modes.”
The Giant Board It is now available to preorder via Crown Supply with prices starting from $60 and worldwide delivery expected to take place during October 2019. Free shipping throughout the United States is included and worldwide shipping is available for an extra $8.
Source: Crowd Supply