Storage Controller Boards
The Giant Board is the first-ever single-board computer (SBC) to come in the Adafruit Feather form factor. It is preloaded with Debian Linux, and a Microchip SAMA5D2 Arm(r) Cortex(r),-A5 Processor running at 500MHz. It supports LiPo batteries and MicroSD storage up to 128 MB DDR2RAM. Buy Controller card online in Nigeria, Shop all kind of Refurbished IT spare parts online in Nigeria
This board is small and designed to allow makers to take advantage of Adafruit’s Blinka libraries for CircuitPython. Giant Board boasts decent documentation too. It is also reasonably priced at around $100
Giant Board projects are ideal for projects that need more power or a different stack of software.
Discovery STMP32MP157C Crypto Board
Just like the Giant Board, the Discovery STMP32MP157C Crypto Board (https://estore.st.com/en/stm32mp157c-dk2-cpn.html) supports embedded Linux development. It also has a separate 3D graphics processor unit (GPU), which powers the HDMI connected to the LCD display with touch panel. There are also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options.
Advantages Its STM32MP157 microprocessor is the most important. The internal M4 MPU, which helps with a lower power mode, has an audio codec. Its features make it an ideal device for IoT devices that run user-facing apps.
Projects Discovery STMP32MP157C Crypto Board: This board is designed to allow users to easily create applications using STM32MPU OpenSTLinux Distribution software and STM32CubeMP1 co-processor software.
Particle Electron (Cellular IoT Board)
Particle Electron (https://docs.particle.io/electron/) is a full-stack IoT device platform with device, connectivity hardware, cloud, and even SIMs for cellular products. Particle Electrons come with a cellular module that can connect to the Internet in more than 120 countries. It also includes a Particle SIM card, an input and output pin, antenna, USB cable, button, and LEDs. It features a 120MHz ARM CortexM3 microcontroller with 1MB flash, 128KB RAM and RGB status LED. There are also advanced peripherals, such as open-source design, 30 mixed signal GPIO, and advanced peripherals.
This module is compatible with all cellular standards and includes 2G/3G connectivity, SIM card and a low-cost data plan. There are also great software tools for creating cellular-connected products. The Particle Electron comes pre-configured and ready to connect to internet right out of the box.
Particle Electron projects are ideal for making a GPS + Cellular Tracker (to track children or valuable objects), remote sensors monitoring, and setting off a high current alarm.
NanoPi NEO Plus2 – SBC
An Allwinner based ARM board developed by FriendlyElec, NanoPi NEO Plus2 (http://nanopi.io/nanopi-neo-plus2.html) is rather tiny in that it is less than half the size of the Raspberry Pi. It still delivers impressive storage and performance. Ubuntu Core 16.04 is the software that it uses, and is a powerful Linux OS distribution. It runs on Allwinner’s 64 bit quad-core A53 SoC and hexacore Mali450 GPU.
The NanoPi NEO Plus2 has gigabit Ethernet and 8 Gbits eMMC storage. There are also two USB ports. The device has a micro-USB to power it. Despite being smaller, the microSD slot allows for expansion of its memory. Other advantages include high speed, low cost and high-performance computing.
It doesn’t have an HDMI port, and it is not as easy to build a functional desktop computer as the Raspberry Pi. It doesn’t have as many users as Raspberry Pi and, consequently, it doesn’t enjoy the same support from a large community.
NanoPi Neo Plus2 Projects: This is the ideal device for small IoT devices, especially those that require high data throughput, high speed data transmission, and high performance.
Raspberry Pi Pico
Raspberry Pi Pico is the latest offering from Raspberry Pi, a flexible IoT board. It is a microcontroller board made on silicon that was designed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Raspberry Pi Pico, which costs $4, is smaller than an average Pi. This is a sign that the foundation is looking into custom silicon and microcontroller
This hobby chip is the first to be able to run Python smoothly. It’s completely designed for maker purposes, placing it in the same group as Adafruit, Sparkfun, Pimoroni and Pimorondevelopment boards. You can also use the Pico’s castellated edges to directly solder or integrate it onto your own boards. It is also affordable at just $4