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04.06.14

Resurgence of Open Hardware in the News

Posted in News Roundup at 10:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • Intel beefs up open source Raspberry Pi challenger and slashes price

    Intel has beefed up its open source single-board computer and cut its price in half.

    The Minnowboard Max features an open hardware design and is targeted at software application development pros and enthusiasts who want to code for the “deeply embedded” market.

  • Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

    Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.

    The board’s schematics are also available for download and the Intel graphics chipset has open-source drivers so hackers can have their way with the board. While it doesn’t compete directly with the Raspberry Pi – the Pi is more an educational tool and already has a robust ecosystem – it is a way for DIYers to mess around in x86 architected systems as well as save a bit of cash. The system uses break-out boards called Lures to expand functionality.

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