Other IOT devices

 Other IoT devices 


Introductions of pcDuino

  • ·         pcDuino is a high-performance, cost-effective mini PC platform that runs PC-like OS such as Ubuntu Linux.
  • ·         Outputs screen:- HDMI enabled TV or monitor via the built-in HDMI interface.
  • ·         Belongs with open source community.
  • · PC-like OS with an easy-to-use tool chain and compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields and open source projects etc.
  • ·         Also run Android 4.0 ICS.
  • ·         Arduino same code used in pcDuino.
  • ·         supports various programming languages including C, C++( with GNU toolchain), Java (with standard android SDK), And python.


The hardware specification of pcDuino:-

Application area

  • ·         Learn or teach programming
  • ·         Work with hardware part
  • ·         Use Internet browser or Office from Ubuntu 4
  • ·         Learn Ubuntu Linux
  • ·         Create a media center with XBMC
  • ·         Play game
  • ·         DIY projects

 pcDuino board I/O interface description:-

The list of I/O interfaces on the pcDuino board.

1. 14 digital pins for GPIO: GPIO max out current is 4mA.

2. One UART RX, one UART TX

3. Two PWM pins, support up to 24MHz.

4. Six ADC pins, ADC 0 and ADC 1 are 6 bits resolution, while the rest are 10 bits resolution.

5. Four SPI pins

6. Two I2C pins


BeagleBone black

·         BeagleBone is an "open source hardware".  which size is a credit card like.

It is famous for its small size, and high capability.

 Microcontroller Specifications

The Beagle bone Black Microcontroller specifications are as follows

·         The processor type – Sitara AM3358BZCZ100 with 1 GHz and 2000 MIPS

·         Graphics Engine- 20M Polygons/S, SGX530 3D

·         Size of SDRAM memory – 512 MB DDR3L, 800 MHz

·         Onboard Flash- 8-bit Embedded MMC with 4 GB

·         PMIC – 1 additional LDO, TPS65217C PMIC regulator

·         Debug Support – Serial Header, onboard optional 20-pin CTI

·         Power Source – mini USB, USB or DC jack; 5 Volts external DC through expansion header

·         PCB – 3.4″ X 2.1″; 6 layers

·         Type of indicators – 1 power, 2 Ethernet, 4 LEDs, which are user-controllable

·         HS USB 2.0 Host Port – Accessible to USB1, Type A Socket, 500 mA LS/FS/HS

·         Serial Port – UART0 access via 6-pin 3.3 Volts TTL header. Populated header

·         Ethernet – 10/100, RJ45

·         User Input – Power button, Reset button, Boot button

·         SD/MMC Connector – microSD, 3.3 Volts

·         Video out – 16b HDMI, 1280×1024 (max), 1025×768, 1280×720, 1440×900, w/EDID support

·         HS USB 2.0 Client Port – Access to USB0, client mode through miniUSB

·         Audio – Stereo, via HDMI interface

·         Weight – 39.68 gms (1.4 oz)

·         Expansion Connectors – 5 Volts, 3.3 Volts power, VDD_ADC 1.8 Volts.

·         3.3 Volts on all I/O signals – GPIO (69 max), McASP0, I2C, SPI1, LCD, GPMC, MMC1, MMC2, 4 serial ports, 4 timers, 7 AIN (max 1.8 Volts), CAN0, XDMA interrupt, EHRPWM (0, 2), Power button, expansion board ID (stacking of up to 4)



o Autonomous Vehicle Xplorer

o Open ROV Underwater Robot

o Dancing SpiderBot


o LED displays

o Plotters

o Mini arcade machines


o 3D printing

o CNC and milling machines

Internet of Things

o Tweeting intrusion detection

Home automation

o Ninja Cloud


o Wearable Dog Gear

Sensor platforms

o High-altitude camera

o Descriptive camera

o The Sense of Things



·         cubieboard is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A7 processor and has a range of input/output interfaces including USB, HDMI, IR, serial, ethernet, SATA, and a 96-pin extended interface.

·         It also provides SATA support.

·         The board can run both Linux and Android operating systems.

Architecture of CubieBoard6 / CubieBoard7

Monolithic cousins to the sandwich-style CubieAIO boards with faster SATA and USB 3.0

  • Company/project — CubieBoard.org, CubieTech Limited
  • Processor — CubieBoard6: CubieTech Actions S500 (4x Cortex-A9 @ 1.2GHz, PowerVR SGX544 GPU); CubieBoard7: CubieTech Actions S700 (4x Cortex-A53, Mali-450 MP4 GPU)
  • Memory — 2GB LPDDR3 RAM; 8GB eMMC
  • The key advantage in addition to their lower prices is that their non-native SATA ports piggyback on a faster USB 3.0 connection to offer an approximation of SATA III.
  • The boards provide 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11n, and BT 4.0, as well as 2x USB 2.0 host ports and a mini-USB port.
  • Other features

o    HD-ready HDMI,

o    audio jacks,

o    RTC, IR,

o    a UART header,

o    dual 48-pin GPIO headers.

o    supported with Actions-optimized Android 5.1.1 and Debian builds.


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