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MinnowBoard Max

By David Scheltema / Jan 4, 2016

MinnowBoard Max

This 2.9″x3.9″, dual core 64- bit Intel Atom-based system operates at 1.33GHz, with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Unlike the BeagleBone Black or Nvidia Jetson TK1, MinnowBoard Max is x86 architecture, not ARM, but still runs a familiar Linux operating system.

The open hardware Max offers low-speed buses such as SPI, I2C, I2S audio, two UARTS, and 8 buffered GPIO (two configurable for PWM), all accessible on a 26-pin male header. Its high-speed buses for SATA2, PCIe, and more are accessible from a 60-pin high-density connector. USB 2.0, 3.0, and gigabit Ethernet are also standard, so connecting Max to fancy USB accessories is a snap.

Specs
MinnowBoard Max http://minnowboard.org
Type:Single Board Computer
Price:$145
Make: Recommendation:Robotics
Software:Linux
Clock Speed:Dual-core 1.33 GHz
Processor:Dual-core 64-bit Intel Atom E3825
I/O Pins Digital:8 GPIO, I2C, I2S Audio, 2 UART, SPI (2 PWM)
I/O Pins Analog:None
WIFi?:No
Video?:Yes, micro HDMI
Bluetooth?:No
Ethernet?:Yes
Operating Voltage:5 V
Dimensions:2.9 in x 3.9 in
Memory:8MB SPI Flash, MicroSD
Additional Features:SATA PCIe

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Why To Buy

The MinnowBoard Max comes with three big pluses, it is Linux operated, open hardware, and easy to connect to USB accessories.

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