Since its launch in January, GizmoSphere has been adding documents, guides, schematics, links, downloads, videos and communication avenues, including new discussion forum threads, to support embedded development software and hardware engineers as well as hobbyists. With this latest addition of the BOM, Gerber files and updated schematics, GizmoSphere has released everything a developer needs to build the Gizmo board from scratch.
The board is at the heart of the Gizmo Explorer Kit, a comprehensive, cost-effective embedded development environment that brings out the inner inventor in any embedded enthusiast, from student to professional designer. The Gizmo board is a compact low-power, high-processing standalone board that performs at a 52.8 GFLOP capacity for the power of a supercomputer and complete I/O functionality of a microcontroller. Designers can supercharge their projects, gaining access to the full spectrum of functions provided by the AMD Embedded G-series APU resident on the Gizmo board.
Additional kit components include an expansion card, development tools provided for a trial evaluation period, a power supply, Ethernet and USB cables, and a flash thumbdrive with code and documentation. The development tools are optional and the Gizmo board will work with or without them. Should a developer want to continue using the supplied tools beyond the trial period, a one-year noncommercial license is available at a deep discount, available through the GizmoSphere portal.
The Gizmo Explorer Kit can be purchased directly from GizmoSphere’
The GizmoSphere website offers embedded developers a wealth of resources beyond the recently released design documents. In addition, a growing community is active via GizmoSphere discussion forums and other communication channels. Presently selling for $199, the Gizmo Explorer Kit is a complete system solution for technical buffs involved in x86-based embedded development.
To learn more about GizmoSphere or to purchase a Gizmo board and development kit, please visit www.gizmosphere.org.
GizmoSphere is an independent initiative created to meet the open source development needs of embedded developers around the globe. It serves as a resource center providing documentation, downloads, schematics, news and other information pertinent to the embedded development community. GizmoSphere offers the Gizmo Explorer Kit, which brings the power of a supercomputer and the I/O capabilities of a microcontroller to the x86 open source embedded development community in one convenient, affordable package. For details, visit www.gizmosphere.org.