Gumstix® Launches IoT Boards for 96Boards™ and Intel® Markets
Supporting Open Source Path To Production for Pro Makers Going to Market
By: Gumstix, Inc.
A mezzanine connector for the 96Boards™ CE specification is already in Geppetto D20 and an IoT Edition mezzanine connector is in development. With these additions, 96boards™ designers can rapidly customize, design and manufacture small form-factor mezzanine boards for the Nodana 96BCE and Radium 96BIE, and all 96Boards™ compliant products, in Geppetto® D20 to jumpstart their 96Boards™ hardware designs. This expands Gumstix's current support for 96Boards™ and the Intel® Joule™ module, which includes the AeroCore2 for DragonBoard 410C along with six recently released Gumstix boards supporting the Intel® Joule™ module including a Gumstix AeroCore2, IoT Sensor Board and Workstation.
The Radium 96BIE incorporates the low-power Intel® Curie™ microcontroller module which is well matched for the IoT Edition (IE) specification with integrated Bluetooth Low Energy, 6-axis IMU, and more. The IE spec, a joint effort announced Monday between 96Boards™, the Linaro™ IoT and Embedded (LITE) Group and its members, is intended to foster the delivery of IoT devices using ARM Cortex-A and Cortex-R/M processors targeted at software developers, the maker community, higher education, and embedded OEMs.
The Nodana 96BCE, the first x86-64 board for the Linaro™ Consumer Edition (CE) specification powered by the new Intel® Joule™ module, opens a new 96Boards™ ecosystem for high-compute intensive applications such as robots, perceptions, digital signage, drones and Windows IoT. The Nodana 96BCE board provides both the high-speed and low-speed signals defined in the CE spec and includes USB 3.0, microSD storage and HDMI. Both boards will be available for purchase in October 2016.
"We are very excited to support the fast-growing, open specification 96Boards community," says Gordon Kruberg, Gumstix CEO. "We support innovation from IoT Makers and are focused on providing them the fastest, most versatile, path to production for their ideas. With Geppetto supporting expansion of 96Boards™ IE Specification, as well as both Intel and ARM architectures, we have made Geppetto the Gateway to Production for IoT Devices."
Geppetto® D20 (https://geppetto.gumstix.com/#!/)
Gumstix engineers verify all Geppetto-manufactured devices before shipping. The initial total manufacturing cost is $1999 with reduced rates for quantity discounts and repeat board spins. Gumstix products and quantity discounts are available at the Gumstix online store. (https://store.gumstix.com)
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