UP, Credit Card Size Board for Professional Maker Market, Launched on Kickstarter

UP, the credit card computer board for makers powered by Intel Quad Core Atom X5-8300 1.84GHz, running Linux, Windows 10, and Android

We haven’t seen anything like that on the market. We saw plenty of cost effective boards, often powered by RISC technology, and industrial solutions with a wide range of standard form factors, performance and technology but with high prices and poor or absent community support. Continue reading “UP, Credit Card Size Board for Professional Maker Market, Launched on Kickstarter”

AAEON, Emutex and Intel Reveal Credit Card Size Computer Board for Professional Maker Market

AAEON (ASUS group), Emutex and Intel today unveiled UP, the credit card size computer board for the professional maker market. Available in commercial and industrial grade formats, UP is a platform designed for makers who intend to quickly UPscale their prototyped ideas into mass produced solutions.

Building on some of the best capabilities of existing maker boards in the market today, UP bridges the gap between the world of prototypes and the world of high-grade mass-produced embedded systems solutions. Continue reading “AAEON, Emutex and Intel Reveal Credit Card Size Computer Board for Professional Maker Market”

Disney’s Incredible iPhone Accessories Can Hear How You Touch Them (VIDEO)

Who needs sensors and circuit boards when you have ultrasonic waves? Even the simplest iPhone dock or gamepad is a relatively complex device, filled with complex electronics that allow you to press buttons or turn knobs to activate the right circuits and send a signal like “turn the volume up” to your iPhone. Continue reading “Disney’s Incredible iPhone Accessories Can Hear How You Touch Them (VIDEO)”

Meeting the Performance, Power and Intelligence Needs of Advanced Applications

Embedded systems have been revolutionising our way of life for years, but whether they are being employed in cars, industrial systems, consumer products or in a range of other applications, design engineers are coming under growing pressure to deliver more capability and flexibility, while at the same time coping with evolving standards. Continue reading “Meeting the Performance, Power and Intelligence Needs of Advanced Applications”

Spark Electron Brings Cheap Cellular Connectivity To The Internet of Things

You might be familiar with Spark, a company that’s best known for its Spark Core. Now Spark is back on Kickstarter, though this time it wants to disrupt the cellular space with its Electron development board: a tiny $39 circuit board that you can think of as a cellular-connected Arduino with a SIM card. Continue reading “Spark Electron Brings Cheap Cellular Connectivity To The Internet of Things”