Hey, itís a hardware twofer! Hereís two platforms coming down the pipe:
First up is the Mimo Dreamplug, the latest in a continued expansion of choices for very tiny, single-board Linux computers. The Dreamplug should be extremely capable of just about any task you can throw at it. With a 1.2GHz Marvell Sheeva CPU, eSATA, fiber optic/TOSLINK, WiFi, Bluetooth, two Gigabit Ethernet connections, and 512 MB of RAM, weíre thinking this could be used for just about anything. Itís a little pricy at $250, but thatís what you pay for all those features. No idea when it will be available, though.Never mind, you can get the same thing for $150 here. Thanks, [Scott].
Next up is the Kinetis KL25Z Freedom Board, an Arduino-compatable, Cortex-M0+ based dev board being made available for pre-order. The specs on this machine seem pretty good Ė with a 48MHz ARM chip, on-board accelerometer, a capacitive touch Ďsliderí built into the PCB, and OpenSDA for a USB debug interface, you should be able to make a few cool projects with this board. As a neat bonus, it costs $13, and Freescale is giving away a version of their Codewarrior development environment (limited to 128kB, but thatís all the Flash the Kinetis has). Hopefully, itíll be a muchmore open development platform than what our own [Mike Szczys] has been able towrangle from the STM32 board that has been floating around. The Kinetis should be available this fall.
Thanks [Impulse405] and [Hussam] for sending these tips in.
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