The Arduino development team has announced two new boards, which may be of interest to Lynx Cub payload developers.

Intel Galileo Arduino board

The Intel Galileo is the first Arduino board to use an Intel processor. Galileo is based on a 400-MHz Intel Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, a 32-bit Pentium-class system on a chip with 16 KByte L1 cache and 512 KBytes of embedded SRAM.

The board runs Linux and features a full-sized mini-PCI Express slot, 100Mb Ethernet port, Micro-SD slot, RS-232 serial port, USB Host port, USB Client port, and 8MByte NOR flash memory. It is pin-compatible with Arduino shields designed for the Uno R3 and operating at either 3.3 or 5V.

The Galileo board is 4.2 inches long by 2.8 inches wide, so it will not quite fit into a 1U Cub payload. It will, however, fit nicely into a 2U Cub payload.

Intel plans to donate 50,000 Galileo boards to 1,000 universities over the next 18 months. The board will be available November 29, 2013.

Arduino TRE board

The Arduino TRE uses the 1-GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments, which provides up to 100 times the performance of an Arduino Uno or Leonardo.

The Arduino TRE, which was developed in cooperation with the BeagleBoard Foundation, is actually two Arduinos in one: a Sitara-based Linux Arduino and a full AVR-based Arduino which enables the Arduino TRE to use existing Arduino shields. On the Linux side, the TRE can run high-performance desktop applications, processing-intensive algorithms, and high-speed communications. It appears that the TRE will be produced by CircuitCo in Richardson, Texas, which also produces the BeageleBoard and BeagleBone.

The board has an XBee radio socket as well GPIO headers for the ARM processor and Arduino form-factor headers for the AVR processor. Ports include USB (2), micro-USB, Ethernet, HDMI, and Audio In/Out. The board also has XBee radio, GPIO, and Arduino form-factor headers.

The Arduino TRE will be available in spring of 2014.

Pricing for the Arduino TRE and Galileo boards has not been announced.

Written by Astro1 on October 4th, 2013 , Electronics

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    Rick K commented

    Meanwhile, there is the Arduino Yun, which has an ATmega32u4 for Arduino work and an Atheros AR9331 to run Linux. The Atheros chip runs the MIPS instruction set at 400 MHz and has special features for WLAN applications. (A lot of network products on the market run MIPS on the inside.) Aside from Linux, it also runs a free distro called “RetroBSD”, based on PDP-11 Berkeley UNIX. Of course, OpenWRT runs on MIPS, but don’t know if it would run on this particular board.

    October 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Jack Makgati commented

    I don’t have a comment but I would like to say why can’t you guys invest in South Africa Because Guys like us we Love programming. Umh can’t Arduino team make more Color LCD display and Touch Screen Display. I would Love that 100% and when someone writes lots of codes(sketches in Arduino) using Character LCD’s you get bored at some point and we need to play music or play video or veiw pictures using Arduion. We need more for complex programming

    April 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm