ADI has taken the opportunity this month to unveil a new addition to their range of MinnowBoard development boards during the IDF event this week.
ADI introduced the open source MinnowBoard Turbot that is fully compatible with the earlier launched MinnowBoard MAX board but includes a number of enhancements.
New hardware on the MinnowBoard Turbot include an upgrade of the Atom SoC to a dual-core, 1.46GHz E3826, together with 2GB DDR3L 133MT/s DRAM standard waging is soldered onboard.
Other features include the addition of 2-pin power output connector rather than just using holes as previously together with the addition of a battery connector. The MinnowBoard Turbot is also qualified for regulatory compliance (FCC Part 15 and CE Class B; IEC-60950; RoHS/WEEE) and includes a number of bug fixes that were present in the original MinnowBoard MAX design.
MinnowBoard Turbot features include :
• Processor — Atom E3826 (Bay Trail-I) with Intel HD Graphics (2x cores, @ 1.46GHz
• RAM — 2GB DDR3L 1333MT/s
• Flash — 8MB SPI boot flash (for UEFI/Coreboot/SeaBIOS/etc.)
• Coastline I/O:
◦ MicroSD slot
◦ Micro-HDMI port
◦ Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45)
◦ Dual USB ports — 1x USB 3.0 host; 1x USB 2.0 host
◦ 1x SATA 3Gb/sec port
• Expansion connectors:
◦ 26-pin low-speed connector (LSE) — SPI, I2C, I2S audio, 2x UARTs (TTL-level), 8x GPIO (2x supporting PWM), +5V, GND
◦ 60-pin high-speed connector (HSE) — 1x PCIe Gen 2.0 lane, 1x SATA 3Gb/sec, 1x USB 2.0 host, I2C, GPIO, JTAG, +5V, GND
• Other features — serial debug port (header); firmware flash port (header); heatsink; ACPI 5.0 support
• Operating temperature — 0 to 70°C
◦ 5VDC input via coaxial jack
◦ 5VDC output via 2-pin header
• Dimensions — 99 x 74mm (3.9 x 2.9 in.)
• Regulatory compliance — FCC Part 15 Class B, CE Class B, IEC-60950, RoHS/WEEE
• Operating system — Debian GNU/Linux; Yocto Project Linux; Ubuntu; Android 4.4; Windows 10
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Source: Linux Gizmos
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