PICOCORE MX8MM FEATURES I.MX8 MINI AND RUNS LINUX

F&S Elektronik Systeme has unveiled its 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MM” module which runs Linux on a quad-A53, 1.8GHz i.MX8 Mini with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus WiFi/BT, a GbE controller, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C support. The PicoCore MX8MM is a i.MX8M variant with lower video resolution, but a faster clock rate. The PicoCore MX8MM has the same 40 x 35mm footprint as other F&S PicoCore mod ...

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Which MICROCONTROLLER for Your ELECTRONIC FASHION?

What Does Fashion Lack? "Microcontrollers" I always answer - and it's TRUE! It makes your garments SO much more interesting, interactive and communicative as soon as you add some INTELLIGENCE to it. But which ones are on the market?  I started a little research on available on some of the hottest SMALLEST boards at the moment:  If you have any recommendations - please feel free to help me with my ...

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Space Limitations Are No Constraint for AAEON’s Latest IoT Gateway

(Taipei, Taiwan – October 4, 2018) – AAEON, a leading developer of advanced IoT solutions, releases the UPC-GWS01, the world’s smallest x86-based industrial computer. Just 91mm x 67mm x 55.2mm in size, the system is highly versatile and boasts onboard storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a comprehensive I/O interface. The UPC-GWS01, which has already won a Computex d&i Award, is built around AAEON’s state-of-t ...

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The New Air602 WiFi Module, a Cheap Module Designed for IoT Applications

The ESP8266 had been in the tech scene for over four years now and has seen various competitors like the RTL8710 or, more recently, the RDA5981. But none of them has really been able to knock off the ESP8266 from its throne. The ESP8266 is seen by most as being “good enough.” So the need to switch to a new chip is not necessary. Regardless this, SeeedStudio has developed a new chip, the Air602 module. Its t ...

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Upverter, The Online Hardware Design Hub

If you are a hardware DIY enthusiast who is interested in open source hardware and want to share projects and designs, you have to learn more about Upverter. Upverter is a web-based EDA (Electronic Design Automation) system which enables hardware engineers to design, share, and review schematics and PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards). It does for open-source hardware design what GitHub have done for open-source ...

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PcbDraw – KiCAD board into a nice looking 2D drawing

This small Python script takes a KiCAD board (.kicad_pcb file) and produces a 2D nice looking drawing of the board as an SVG file. This allows you to quickly and automatically create awesome pinout diagrams for your project. These diagrams are much easier to read than a labeled photo of a physical board or an actual KiCAD design. You and your users will love them! Dependencies This script requires the pcbne ...

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Mini Arduino Lux Meter

I needed a Lux meter for testing flashlights. There are some good lux meters available in the $15-25 range, but shipping always takes a long time and I needed it now. That's when I realized that I had an unused BH1750 light meter module laying around, which I bought some time ago but never used it. So I grabbed an Arduino, a Nokia 5110 LCD, wired everything up on a breadboard and had a functioning lux meter ...

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BooSTick – small AA voltage booster

Featured on: BooSTick has captured imaginations around the world and has been featured on some really cool international online blogs and magazines! Slightly larger than a AA battery with holder, but supplies higher voltage for anything! This tiny board allows you to bring the power to your project, and not the other way around. Bring your micro to the sensor without running wires! A single AA battery is us ...

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Open-Source SWD Programming Adapter

After making the switch from AVR to STM32 microcontrollers, I redesigned my old 6-pin ICSP pogo-programming adapter for SWD. The new design allows programming with pogo pins or a small pin header soldered to the pogo pads for debugging, all with the same cable. The footprint uses surface mount pads only, so it can be placed on even the most compact board layouts. The ST-link adapter I designed a small PCB w ...

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