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Is this Rasberry Pi for adults – or just a M2M IoT evaluation kit?

Is it a Pi for adults or a M2M / IoT eval kit?

Cellular module eval kit - alpha version

Cellular module eval kit - alpha version

  • All parts used on the are available for everybody without a MOQ
  • All parts used are industrial componets
  • The cellular antenna is descripted in detail
  • The single PC will boot one three differentLinux builds or one Android build

M2M IoT eval kit at a glace

  • 2G or 3G or 4G module with integrated GNSS module (GPS and Glonass)
  • Embedded cellular antenna
  • Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex – A9
  • 1.2 GHz  Quad Core
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM (* i.MX 6Dual/Quad)
  • 1x USB HOST/OTG
  • 2x SPI => One will be use in beta version
  • 2x UART (CVBS) => both in use, one for cellular and one for GNSS
  • 3x I²C => one will be supported on the PCB
  • MPEG4 H263/H264 Hardware
  • Encoder/Decoder (1080p encoding / 1080p decoding)
  • 3D graphics *i.MX 6Dual/Quad: with four shaders
  • 2D graphics engine 2x at i.MX 6Quad
  • 1x HDMI 1.4 controller plus PHY up to 2048 × 1536 graphic display resolution => supported

Operting systems for the M2M IoT eval kit

  • Android
  • UBUNTU
  • XBMC Lemon Edition
  • Linux LTIB (Linux Target Image Builder) including QT5.0

All precompiled Images include the complete development environment. This enables a rapid start into Product development. We also provide professional development support for these systems.

The starting point of the kit is the single PC listed here .

Please be so kind and tell me your wishes. Which interfaces you want for your evalation? HDMI and USB will be wired for sure in the beta version. I2C and SPI as well. I plan to support the Quad Core version only. Everybody has the freedom to downgrade to the single core by ordering a further single PC board.
Anyhow, which features do you miss? Just tell your ideas, remarks and wishes.

Updated: 2014-01-22 — 12:15 AM

5 Comments

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  1. Things I don’t see on other boards and need:

    12 to 16-bit ADC with programmable gain amplifier and reliable Vref(8-16 inputs), not 6 to 10-bit ADCs
    multiple robust/protected Digital IO
    Accurate RTC if NTP isn’t available

    The way I see it, if these boards can’t interface sensory data, why not just use an old, open android phone to develop on?

  2. 12 to 16-bit ADC with programmable gain amplifier and reliable Vref(8-16 inputs), not 6 to 10-bit ADCs
    multiple robust/protected Digital IO
    HN: This you can reach by the extention connector. Some ADC are already a part of the single PC. Anyhow, the cellular antenna close by will worst case drive the ADC crazy.
    Accurate RTC if NTP isn’t available
    HN: It is maybe twice on the kit. The cellular module has maybe a RTC inside as well. Worst case you can use the extention connector with external RTC.
    >The way I see it, if these boards can’t interface sensory data, why not just use an old, open android phone to develop on?
    Because, the eval board was made for industrial customers. How many industrial applications you have seen on an old phone?

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