Items tagged with MinnowBoard

Bigger may be better, but small is most certainly en vogue. The Raspberry Pi jumpstarted the modern day small PC craze, and the Intel-based MinnowBoard family is growing as well. The MinnowBoard MAX is the latest member -- a single-board PC with Bay Trail. It's based on an open hardware design that enables plenty of customization options and integration potential. Presently, the board you see here is a prototype, and while specifications can always change before hitting the masses, here's what is being estimated: $99 for a single-core 1.46GHz E3815 or $129 for a dual-core 1.33GHz E3825. That's Bay Trail performance for under $100, and it also includes Intel's integrated HD graphics, 1GB or 2GB... Read more...
Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, in conjunction with CircuitCo, is developing a low-cost, embedded-type motherboard based on the Intel Atom processor called the MinnowBoard. The whole affair is very charming (complete with a cartoon minnow logo), and it’s being marketed as a sort of fun, hobbyist-friendly board. (Sound like the Raspberry Pi?) Although it uses Intel architecture, the hardware is open, and it runs the open source Angstrom Linux distro. Specs include an Intel Atom E640 (dual-core, 1GHz) with an Intel integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 600, 1GB DDR2 RAM, and UEFI firmware with 4MB SPI flash. There’s plenty of I/O, too, including DVI... Read more...