Once you’ve built all you can using the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and Arduino systems and now you’re looking for a more capable dev board for your next ambitious project, the Snickerdoodle from Krtkl might just fit the bill.
What sets this board apart is its use of a Xilinx Zynq which contains an ARM cortex A9 processor together with an FPGA. FPGAs are notoriously difficult to get to grips with but Snickerdoodle have developed a mobile app which links to the board via its integrated 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE communication channels and helps simplify the process of FPGA and I/O configuration.
The system spec:
• Processor: Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
• FPGA: 430 K gates (up to 1.3 M)
• RAM: 512 MB (up to 1 GB)
• Flash: 16 MB NOR + microSD
• Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz (up to 5 GHz)
• Bluetooth 4.0 - Classic & BLE
• I/O: FPGA: 100 (up to 125), Processor: 54 x GPIO
• microUSB: console, 5V power
• Comms: SPI, I2C, CAN, UART,
JTAG, Gigabit Ethernet
• Power input: 3.7 V to 17 V
• Dimensions: 2 x 3.5in (50.8 x 88.9mm)
A number of Snickerdoodle baseboards can also be added to the basic system to provide:
• breakyBreaky breakout board
- 0.1" headers for snickerdoodle
- use your Arduino shields with snickerdoodle
• piSmasher SBC
- HDMI in/out, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, 68 reconfigurable I/O
• gryphon autopilot
- GPS, CAN, 22x PWMs, 3x IMUs, 2x barometers, safety uC
• whiteRhino industrial SBC.
The basic board retails at $55 and the system is up for crowd funding on the Crowdsupply site
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Snickerdoodle for the next level up
October 8, 2015 | 01:26
Once you’ve built all you can using the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and Arduino systems and now you’re looking for a more capable dev board for your next ambitious project the Snickerdoodle from Krtkl might...