Arrow Board Raffle: it just keeps on raining free dev boards

October 5, 2018 | 08:00
Over the past weeks we have presented 17 development boards from Arrow Electronics, one of world’s largest electronics component distributors. This week we complete the top 20 — yes, this was only the tip of the iceberg — with three more boards. And, as you know by now, 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!
 
It is pretty amazing how much functionality semiconductor manufacturers manage to cram in modern System-on-Chips (SoCs). Integrating programmable logic and processor cores, these devices bulge at the seams so many transistors are inside. This week’s development boards are all equipped with a super power SoC. All you have to do is add a cape to make them fly.

Chameleon96

Arrow Chameleon96 board

The Chameleon96 features the Intel Cyclone V SoC integrating FPGA fabric plus a dual-core ARM 32-bit Cortex-A9 at up to 800 MHz clock speed per core. It meets all the required 96Boards specifications (except for the MIPI SDI Interface) and most optional specifications. The “credit-card-sized” Chameleon96 can run Linux and offers advanced processing power, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB. Designed to be feature-rich, it has multimedia capabilities. Programming the board can be done either over JTAG, by inserting an SD card or by using the on-board USB Blaster II.

 
Brain Intel Cyclone V SE 5CSEBA6U19I7N, 110K LE, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
On-board memory 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM, microSD card
Connectivity USB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
Multimedia HDMI (audio & video), Bluetooth audio
Extension 40-pin Low Speed (LS) & 60-pin High Speed (HS) connectors, USB-A, USB 2.0 OTG
Programming JTAG, microSD card, USB Blaster II
Power 8-18 (12) VDC
 
More information
Chameleon96: https://www.arrow.com/en/products/chameleon96/novtech-inc

SMF2000

Arrow SMF2000 board

The SMF2000 is small low-cost board with a Microsemi SmartFusion2 FPGA SoC integrating an ARM Cortex-M3 core running at 166 MHz and a 12 kLUT FPGA fabric. Standard microcontroller peripherals like UART, SPI, I2C, and timers are available but CAN, USB and 10/100/1000 Ethernet modules have been crammed in there as well. If that is not enough, one PCIe end point is supported too.

 
Brain Microsemi SmartFusion2 FPGA SoC M2S010-VFG400, 64+80 KB eSRAM, 128 KB eNVM
On-board memory 8 MB SDRAM, 8 MB Flash
Connectivity USB
Extension Arduino MKR connectors, PMOD, User I/O
Programming JTAG, USB
Power USB
 
More information
SMF2000: https://www.arrow.com/en/products/smf2000/trenz-electronic-gmbh

RSL1000

Arrow RSL1000 board

RSL1000 is a solution board for Internet of Things (IoT), based on the newest RSL10 Bluetooth 5.0 multi-protocol radio System on Chip (SoC) from ON Semiconductor. With its Arduino MKR standard form factor, it´s ideal for developing IoT Edge-Node devices, prototyping wearables or utilizing the latest features of Bluetooth 5.0.

 
Brain ON Semiconductor RSL10 multi-protocol radio SoC, ARM Cortex-M3 core + LPDSP32 core, 88 KB RAM, 384 KB Flash
Connectivity USB, Bluetooth 5.0
Extension Arduino MKR connectors
Programming J-Link OB
Power USB
 
More information
RSL1000: https://www.arrow.com/rsl1000
 
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