A new development board has been launched via the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week called UP² or UP Squared. Which has been designed to provide the most powerful small form factor maker board available, and is equipped with an Intel Apollo Lake Celeron and Pentium, Altera MAX 10 40 Pin I/O, USB3.0, Mini-PCI-e and more.
Watch the promotional trailer below to learn more about this tiny maker board which is available to back via Kickstarter with pledges starting from €89. For that you receive an UP² board with Apollo Lake Intel Celeron Dual Core N3350 processor with speeds up to 2.4GHz, supported by 2GB DDR4 and 16GB eMMC.
The development team behind the new maker board equipped with Intel Apollo Lake processor explain a little more about its design and functionality.
UP² (UP Squared) is an ultra compact single board computer with high performance and low power consumption. It features the latest Intel Apollo Lake Celeron and Pentium Processors with only 4W of Scenario Design Power and a powerful and flexible Intel FPGA Altera MAX 10 onboard.
Aiming to bridge the gap between makers and industrial markets, the UP team challenged ourselves yet again to bring a cost effective board in x86 architecture by adding some form factor creativity and increasing elements in embedded flavors. Nevertheless, we still hold onto some of the fun as a Maker board with our 40-pin GP-bus. Our ideas transform into a full industrial-featured Maker board, UP² (UP Squared) which starts selling from €89 on Kickstarter
Inheriting the 40-pin GP-bus from the first generation of UP, although this time controlled by Altera FPGA MAX 10, UP² (UP Squared) is powered by Intel® Celeron™ Dual Core N3350 up to 2.4GHz or Intel® Pentium™ Quad Core N4200 up to 2.5Ghz, up to 8GB of RAM LPDDR4 Dual Channels 64 bit onboard, up to 128 GB onboard eMMC 5.0, more I/O ports including 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 2 Gigabit LAN, 2 HDMI, eDP, mini PCI-e/mini card SATA, M.2 2230, SATA 3.0, 2 CSI and additional 60 pin board-to-board expansion (EXHAT) with GPIO and many other features.
For more information on the new UP² maker board jump over to the Kickstarter website for full specifications and further details as well as the ability to make a pledge to help the project take the jump into manufacture, via the link below.