Wandboard - Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 Opensource Community Development Board
August 23 2013 - Wandboard compatible carrierboards start to launch
We got our hands on a EDM1-FAIRY-START board from TechNexion and we checked it out with the Wandboard core module to make sure that you can exchange and create new carrierboards to extend and add new features to the Wandboard easily.
What we did.
1. Run Android Jellybean on the Wandboard
2. Power-off the Wandboard and remove the Wandboard core module
3. Assemble the Wandboard core module on the TechNexion EDM1-FAIRY
4. Apply power to the EDM1-FAIRY + Wandboard core module and boot the same software SD card
The TechNexion designed EDM1-FAIRY brings the following interfaces to the Wandboard when you exchange the carrierboard.
1. Multiple display options : TTL display, LVDS for panels or HDMI.
2. Touchscreen interface
3. PCIexpress with SIM card for a 3G module
4. Sensors ranging from lightsensor, compass and 3-axis movement sensor.
5. SATA (with data + power connectors)
6. Serial port (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485)
7. Multiple USB host ports
8. external backed up RTC + battery
As well all interfaces that you already have on the Wandboard are available
a. gigabit LAN
b. audio in/out/microphone + SPDIF
e. SD cardslot
You can find the complete schematics AND gerber files of the EDM1-FAIRY on the TechNexion homepage.
We hear the board starts to ship to distributors next week and online buy options are available at the EDM1-FAIRY product page.
August 21 2013 - XBMC on the Wandboard
You like the Wandboard and you love XBMC. Send your thanks to Stephan Rafin because he did a great job to get XBMC on the Wandboard.
Wandboard Quad XBMC : http://stephan-rafin.net/blog/2013/07/18/xbmc-on-wandboard/
Wandboard Dual XBMC : http://stephan-rafin.net/blog/2013/07/28/xbmc-image-for-dual-part-2/
Stephan's bug tracker and call for your patches : http://stephan-rafin.net/trac/report/1
August 12 2013 - Wandboard gets a Wiki
Are you working with a Wandboard and you have something interesting that you want to share with others.
Or you want to help writing tutorials to get started with the Wandboard.
Join us at the Wiki and help our new community members getting their feets wet.
Start contributing : http://wiki.wandboard.org/.
July 30 2013 - Timesys Linuxlink support comes to the Wandboard
Timesys brings its award-winning, easy-to-use LinuxLink suite of embedded Linux development tools to the Wandboard community.
LinuxLink combines a free, intuitive web-based wizard that, when combined with the unique Advice Engine, helps simplify embedded Linux platform design decisions. Professional developers can benefit from the optional locally-hosted LinuxLink PRO tools with Update Engine to help you stay abreast of board support package (BSP) updates, TimeStorm Eclipse-based Linux development tools and unmetered support from one of the most well-regarded embedded Linux companies in the industry.
Timesys also offers the only commercially supported hard-float enabled Linux BSP for i.MX6 development. In addition, Timesys provides a wide range of embedded Linux and Android professional services and training in Linux and on all Wandboard platforms.
Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional embedded product developer, Timesys and LinuxLink have something that will greatly simplify your Linux Wandboard development experience.
MORE INFO : www.timesys.com
July 28 2013 - Wandboard now with ArchLinux
Archlinux added Wandboard to their supported platforms.
You can find installation tutorials and all documentation on their homepage :
July 18 2013 - Future Electronics adds Multitouch to Wandboard
The nice guys at Future Electronics put a lot of energy into bringing a 7 inch multitouch display to the Wandboard and even posted the schematics of their board.
Some movies on Youtube:
MOVIE : Wandboard WBQUAD with multitouch display assembling + Android Jellybean
MOVIE : Wandboard WBQUAD with multitouch display running Linux
MOVIE : Wandboard how to get started guide
***What do you need***
Future Electronics : FWBADAPT-7WVGA-PCAP adaptor board purchase page (the schematics can be found here as well)
Future Electronics : 7 inch multitouch LCD display
And of course you need a Wandboard Solo/Dual/Quad.
July 2 2013 - Wandboard Modules 10Pack Now Available
Many people asked us. "Can I buy the Wandboard Modules without the carrierboard to use on my own EDM carrierboard".
We can answer now. "Yes. We have 10 packs".
All distributors carry them.
Some list unit pricing. Others list 10 pack pricing. Check the details.
WB-EDM-IMX6S-10PACK : 10 Wandboard Solo Modules (i.MX6 Solo with 512MB RAM)
WB-EDM-IMX6DL-10PACK : 10 Wandboard Dual Modules (i.MX6 Duallite with 1GB RAM + WiFi/BT)
WB-EDM-IMX6Q-10PACK : 10 Wandboard Quad Modules (i.MX6 Quad with 2GB RAM + WiFi/BT)
If you need EDM connectors for prototype purposes. Ask them. The distributors carry them too "EDMCONNECTORKIT".
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where can I buy a "Wandboard"?Go to the following page to select a Wandboard distributror : http://www.wandboard.org/index.php/order
What is the "Wandboard"?
The Wandboard is a lowcost Linux/ARM Cortex-A9 ARM board which exists of a coremodule and a simple to modify interface board.
Why you guys make this board. There are already many low cost linux boards available. Where is the Wandboard different?
The limiting factor of alternatives is that either they are not available in large volume, use outdated specifications or are designed with only cost factored in and there is no upgrade path once you decide this is the right product and you want to slightly modify the unit by adding few components/interfaces.
Modular you said? What is the interface specifications on the edge of the connector?
The Wandboard uses a so called EDM standard connector. This is 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.
EDM? What's that?
EDM is a Embedded Design Module standard under the Creative Commons license targeting on embedded applications and controllers which are being actively developed by many industrial embedded companies. A copy of the specifications will be posted in the Wandboard download section.
So there are multiple EDM modules in the market to make this "future-proof" upgradable?
YES. However EDM is very new. It has been launched by a group of companies in 2012 and as today we know many modules are in development with some already shipping. The Wandboard team considers this a good initiative given the openness of the standard giving everyone all building blocks they need to modify and create new products. The team also is involved jointly with others to finalize the public EDM specifications and ensuring all data is public available to the general public.
Can I become part of the Wandboard community?
Certainly. Just head over to the forums and become part of our family.
I want to develop software for the Wandboard. How do I start?
Go to the forums and start talking to us.
Can I use the Wandboard in a commercial project?
Certainly. Feel free to design your project around the Wandboard. You can either use the Wandboard module + the interface board or you can create a custom interface/connector board to fit into your enclosure
Where and how can I buy one?
The Wandboard is being sold by distributors only. > http://www.wandboard.org/index.php/order
I want to buy XXX units of Wandboard. Do you accept this?
We accept any quantity order for the Wandboard. Just only keep in mind to buy whole units since we don't want to cut them in half.
Do you have a student plan?
Yes and No. We only have a student price which is 79 USD for the Wandboard Solo and 99 USD for the Wandboard Dual
I want to buy XXX units. What is the discount?
There is only one price. No matter you buy 1 or a thousand.
Can I donate units for charity?
We are considering to setup a charity plan however costs are not just for the boards when doing charity. Many things are involved such as shipment to the destination, dealing with importing the products, ensuring there is stable electricity as well teachers and learning materials to educate the kids that get the Wandboard in front of them.
The Wandboard is a low cost board based on the i.MX6 multicore ARM Cortex-A9 family of processors. In consists of a core module based on the EDM standard and a simple to extend baseboard.
Bootable Sdcard Images
Linux Distributions for Wandboard
The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products.
On Wandboard, Yocto makes use of the metadata layers provided by the Freescale Community BSP
Getting started with Yocto on Wandboard
Join the wandboard.org group mailing list.
Open Sorce Hardware - The Wandboard is a low cost board based on the i.MX6 multicore ARM Cortex-A9 family of processors. In consists of a core module based on the EDM standard and a simple to extend baseboard.
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