Wandboard is a $69 i.MX6 dev board

Posted by Trent Nouveau



The folks at Wandboard are rolling out a new Freescale i.MX6 Solo/Dual based ARM Cortex-A9 development board with a 1Ghz processor.



Wandboard is slated to be available in two primary configurations: a $69 single-core iteration (512 MB DDR3) and an $89 dual-core version (1 GB DDR3) that also features integrated WiFi and Bluetooth.

Essentially, the Wandboard can best be described as a low-cost Linux/ARM Cortex-A9 ARM board comprising a core module and simple to modify interface board.



The Wandboard uses a so-called EDM standard connector - a 314 pin connector which carries all signals ranging from HDMI to gigabit ethernet to control pins such as GPIO's, I2C, SPI and serials.



Additional specs include an HDMI display interface, gigabit ethernet, 2 micro SD cardslots, serial port, expansion header, USB, USB OTG and a SATA connector.  

Shipments of the the Wandboard are expected to kick off in November. Interested? You can check out the Wandboard here.
In the meantime, you may also want to check out some of the other bare-bones dev boards recently featured on TG Daily, including the HackBerry A10, Hardkernel ODROID-X, Gooseberry, Kontron Nvidia Tegra 3 and the Cubieboard.   


Of particular note is the Origen 4 Quad, a bare-bones dev board built around Samsung’s quad-core ARM-powered Exynos 4412 1.4 GHz processor.


Although the board is primarily targeted at devs who want to code and test apps, the Origen 4 Quad can also be used to power an Android or Linux based system for enthusiasts and modders.



The board is equipped with 1GB of RAM, HDMI, Ethernet, USB, and SD card connectors - while offering add-on support for a camera board, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and audio.