Advanced graphics capabilities with Intel®7th generation HD graphics and four Execution Units for rich, immersive experiences
Broaden application functionalities with high and low speed headers and expansion cards
Leverages Intel® Virtualization Technology to allow one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms for improved manageability and flexibility
MinnowBoard Turbot Board Family
The MinnowBoard Turbot is a compact and affordable open source hardware platform that puts the power of a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series System on a Chip (SoC) in a small but versatile form factor, with dual- and quad-core versions. Software is compatible with the previous board, called MinnowBoard MAX (see Compare Boards). The latest Turbot design meets FCC and CE Class B regulatory compliance to help derivative designs get to market faster. This embedded board has an enormous range of capabilities that appeal to intermediate and professional developers and OEMs interested in prototyping and bringing to market high-performance IoT and embedded applications and products.
Why choose the MinnowBoard Turbot?
The MinnowBoard Turbot hits the sweet spot in the embedded and IoT development paradigm with:
- a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC for high compute (dual- and quad-core versions)
- a regulatory compliance baseline for rapid productization
- open source hardware files to build your own custom applications
- open source firmware that is accessible for hardware bring up
- fast proof of concept and prototyping through versatile extensibility
- broad OS coverage: Win10, WinIOT, Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Yocto Project, Wind River Linux, Android, etc.
- a small form factor
- an affordable, high-performing platform
Where is MinnowBoard Turbot used?
MinnowBoard Turbot is used in demos in almost every embedded and IoT focused event in the US and Europe, showcasing hardware enabled applications. You will also find the open source reference design of MinnowBoard Turbot inside many products shipping in market today, e.g., media devices, network, vision systems, infrastructure, HVAC, etc.
Who is MinnowBoard Turbot for?
MinnowBoard Turbot, as well as other MinnowBoard hardware, are targeted for intermediate and professional developers—those of you with domain expertise who bring products to life! These developers could be working solo, in a small startup or engineering shop, or part of a major global company. They range from low-level firmware to top-of-the-stack application experts. Because these experts help each other with their respective knowledge and build the support community, we find that MinnowBoard hardware happens to be quite friendly to developers, students, and the like, who are building on x86 architecture.
What is new on the MinnowBoard Turbot compared to MinnowBoard MAX?
MinnowBoard Turbot boards are home to the Intel® Atom™ E3826 (dual-core) and Intel® Atom™ E3845 (quad-core) processors, as compared to the MinnowBoard MAX’s Intel® Atom™ E3825. The board also provides an enhanced design including integrated Intel® HD graphics with open source hardware-accelerated drivers for Linux. It has amped up its performance with the addition of a dedicated I2C shifter, a D2 LED now under GPIO control, a low speed expansion (LSE) connector that can now supply power, and an I2S MCLK routed to an LSE connector (audio interface). You can also connect to a nearly unlimited number of devices with UARTs and USB 3.0, SATA, and PCI Express. See Compare Boards for detailed feature comparisons.
Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series
Intel® HD Graphics, Gen 7
DRAM: 2GB DDR3L 1067MT/s, on board
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