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CircuitCo MinnowBoard with Intel Atom™

CircuitCo MinnowBoard with Intel Atom™

CircuitCo's MinnowBoard is an Intel Atom™ processor-based board which introduces Intel Architecture to the small and low cost embedded market for the developer and maker community. This community development board offers exceptional performance, flexibility, openness, and standards. It is based on the Intel Atom E640 CPU (1GHz, 32bit) with Hyper-Threading and Virtualization Technology, and also features the EG20T Intel Platform Controller Hub and the Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600.

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  • Intel Atom™ CPU with Hyper-Threading and Virtualization Technology
  • Generous I/O: PCI Express, SATA2 3Gb/sec, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Flexibility: Affordable Intel Atom™ Platform
  • Scales up to higher workloads
  • Small form factor
  • Extensive firmware capabilities
  • Expandability via MinnowBoard Lures
  • Open Source Hardware Platform
  • Customizations possible without signing NDAs
  • x86 compatibility
  • PCI Express, SATA, USB - PC Architecture Standards
  • SPI, I²C, CAN, GPIO - Embedded System Standards
  • Micro SD
  • ACPI 5.0

  • Processor: Intel Atom™ E640 (1GHz, 32 bit),
    EG20T Intel Platform Controller Hub, Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
  • System Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • System Firmware Memory: 4MB SPI Flash
  • Operating System: Open source Angstrom Linux Distribution (Yocto Project v1.3 compatible)
  • Video: DVI via HDMI
  • Audio: Analog

  • I/O: 1 micro SD, SATA2 3Gb/sec, 2 USB Hosts, 1 USB Device (micro USB-B port), 1 Debug Serial to USB conversion (mini USB-B port), 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Experimenter features: 8 Buffered GPIO pins, 2 Experimenter GPIO controlled LEDs, 4 Experimenter GPIO switches, System Firmware Flash Programming header (Dedi-Prog compatible)
  • Software: All software will be provided in image and open source form
  • System boot firmware: UEFI Firmware with Fast Boot capability

Intel E640 / E640T Atom™ Processors

Intel E640/E640T Atom™ Processors are next-generation Intel architecture (IA) CPUs for the small form factor, ultra low power embedded segments based on a new architecture partitioning. The new architecture partitioning integrates the 3D graphics engine, memory controller, and other blocks with the IA CPU core.

The E640 Series processors depart from the proprietary chip set interfaces used by other IA CPUs to an open-standard, industry-proven PCI-Express* v1.0 interface. This allows the processors to be paired with customer-defined IOH, ASIC, FPGA, and off-the-shelf discrete components, providing utmost flexibility in I/O solutions. This is important for deeply embedded applications, in which I/Os differ from one application to another, unlike traditional PC-like applications.

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  • I/O flexibility: PCIe* interconnect enables choice of I/O hubs, proprietary ASIC, or discrete devices
  • Integrated graphics engine: Provides hardware-accelerated video encode and decode capabilities
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology): Increases performance and support for multi-threaded applications
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT): Increases flexibility and system utilization by enabling multiple environments on a single hardware platform

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