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Newark element14 launches open source, single board platform


Newark element14 is exclusively launching an open source, single board platform Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board. Designed to run Android operating systems efficiently, the platform includes a high processing performance/low-power consumption processor with a broad range of peripherals and display capabilities, making it suitable as a hub for the Internet of Things (IoT). Suitable for Android and Linux development, the board is based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture.

“The RIoT board has been designed for and supported by a community of design engineers and application developers,” says David Shen, chief technology officer at Newark element14. “The hardware design has an optimized form factor, utilizes one of the latest high performance multimedia processors and has been optimized for low power consumption. Addressing these key design challenges up front will reduce development time and time to market.”

The RIoT board platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0 OTG High Speed and 4 USB 2.0 High Speed 2.0 Hosts, LVDS, HDMI and Parallel RGB interfaces, micro TF and SD card interfaces, analog headphone/microphone jacks, camera interface, serial ports, JTAG and boot configuration interfaces.

Key applications for the board will include:

* Vertical/industrial/educational tablets

* Smart home appliances

* Medical – patient monitoring and telehealth

* Factory automation and HMI

* Digital signage

* Point of sale equipment

* IP phones, scanners and Smart metering