Arrow Board Raffle: get lots of computing power for free!

October 3, 2018 | 08:00
Start-up companies and design engineers use development boards to speed up product development. This is why Arrow Electronics offers a full range of such boards. This week we present five of these beauties, and once again we are giving them away for free. If you would like to have a chance to get one of these boards for free, just fill in this form. The lucky winners will receive the board of their choice for free, no strings attached!
 
Development boards come in many shapes and forms to cover as many applications as possible. This week’s boards pack lots of horsepower and peripherals on a few square inches. If your application needs clock speeds of a few hundred megahertz or more, then you better read on.

Dragonboard 410c

Arrow Dragonboard 410c

This DragonBoard 410c features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 at up to 1.2 GHz clock speed per core, and capable of 32-bit and 64-bit operation. The board supports operating systems like Android 5.1, Linux and Windows 10 IoT core. The DragonBoard is compliant with the 96Boards Consumer Edition specification. Besides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS it also supports multimedia thanks to its GPU and integrated image signal processor (ISP) with up to 13 MP camera support, allowing 1080p HD video playback and capture with H.264 (AVC).

 
Brain Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
On-board memory 1 GB LPDDR3 533 MHz, 8 GB e.MMC 4.51, SD 3.0 (UHS-I)
Connectivity USB, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
Multimedia HDMI (audio & video), camera support (13 MP)
Sensors GPS
Extension 40-pin Low Speed (LS) & 60-pin High Speed (HS) connectors, USB-A, USB 2.0
Power 6.5-18 (12) VDC
 
More information
Dragonboard 410c: https://www.arrow.com/en/products/dragonboard410cIoTsdk/arrow-development-tools

Quadro IoT Wi-Fi Kit

Arrow Quadro IoT kit

The Quadro board is an Arduino-Uno-sized board carrying a small (18 × 30 mm) circuit board which in turn sports a highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) by Murata. There are two SoC versions: the 1GC and the 1GC-Imp05. Both contain a Cypress CYW43907 that in turn contains an ARM Cortex-R4 core, 2 MB SRAM, and a 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wi-Fi/Ethernet controller. Besides that there is also a crypto engine and RF circuitry inside. The 1GC-Imp05 is compliant with Electric Imp, a hard- and software platform for secure IoT. The small circuit board is intended as a production-ready, fully-certified compute and communication module.

 
Brain Cypress CYW43907 ARM Cortex-R4, 320 MHz, 2 MB RAM
On-board memory 128 MB Flash, microSD card
Connectivity USB, Ethernet 10/100, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
Extension Arduino shield connectors
Programming JTAG
Power USB
 
More information
Quadro IoT Wi-fi Kit: https://www.arrow.com/en/products/sh-pcbm-1gc/arrow-development-tools

EIC-Q820-210

Arrow EIC-Q820-210

The EIC-Q820-210 is a development kit based on the Eragon 820 System-on-Module (SoM), which in turn is built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The main aim of this board is to kick-start solutions requiring 4K video, connectivity, high-end graphics, power- and battery efficiency, along with solid processing power, making it a good choice for 4K cameras, displays, UAVs and drones. This very powerful board is capable of running Android Lollipop 5.1.1, Debian-8.0-based Linux and Windows 10.

 
Brain Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit CPU + GPU + DSP
On-board memory 4 GB LPDDR4, 32 GB UFS / 16 GB eMMC
Connectivity USB, Ethernet 10/100/1000, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE
Sensors GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
Extension Audio, camera, PCIe WiGig, PCIe SATA, 4K HDMI, low speed expansion connector
Programming JTAG
Power Barrel jack 12 VDC
 
More information
EIC-Q820-210: https://www.arrow.com/en/products/eic-q820-210/einfochips-limited

HMI Arrow NXP IoT Board aka HANI

Arrow HANI board

Focussing on HMI (Human Machine Interface) this board supports multiple colour display sizes ranging from small 3.5-inch QVGA (240 × 320) up to 7-inch displays with 800 × 400 pixels. Connectivity is provided by a multi-protocol wireless module (KW41Z-based, handling BLE 4.2, Zigbee and Thread), a Wi-Fi module, an NFC reader, two CAN ports, and Ethernet and USB interfaces. A rich set of on-board sensors allow simple direct user interaction including gesture control, thus enabling smart connected devices.

 
Brain NXP LPC54618 ARM Cortex-M4, 180 MHz, 200 KB SRAM, 512 KB Flash
On-board memory 16 Mbit Flash
Connectivity Ethernet 10/100, CAN, USB, multi-protocol radio (BLE, Thread and Zigbee), Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC
Sensors Temperature, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, biocompatible pressure, ambient light
Extension Arduino shield connectors
Power Barrel jack, USB
 
More information
HANI: https://www.arrow.com/en/campaigns/arrow-hani-board

i.MX7 96Board

Arrow i.MX7 96Board

This Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) compliant board is based on an i.MX 7Dual System-on-Chip (SoC). Boasting three processor cores — a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 running at 1 GHz plus an ARM Cortex-M4 —and with 512 MB DRAM this definitely is a powerful board. The SoC’s so-called Heterogeneous Multicore Processing architecture enables it to run Linux or Android on the Cortex-A7 cores while executing an RTOS like FreeRTOS on the Cortex-M4 core. Furthermore, the SoC integrates at least one piece of almost every peripheral you can imagine.
 
Brain NXP MCIMX7D7DVM10SD dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1 GHz + ARM Cortex-M4 @ 200 MHz, 256 KB SRAM, 96 KB ROM
On-board memory 512 MB DRAM, microSD card
Connectivity USB, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, BLE 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, MIPI DSI
Extension 40-pin Low Speed (LS) & 60-pin High Speed (HS) connectors, Camera Serial Interface (MIPI-CSI)
Power Barrel jack, USB
 
More information
i.MX7 96Board: https://www.arrow.com/en/products/imx796board/arrow-development-tools

 
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