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Systems that have some or all components embedded into the computing process instead of being separate — usually achieved with a single circuit board. Use this tag for questions about small, single-board devices.

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Cheapest x86 machine?

I was looking for a cheap x86 machine for assembly development and other hackery and I was wondering if such a system exists. The system must meet the following requirements: Under $100 including ...
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I2C Bus Analyzer

I am looking for some hardware that analyzes the quality of I²C signals voltage data signal quality (quality of the rectangle) clock signal quality (quality of the rectangle) potentially other ...
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Choosing the right hardware for an interactive kiosk - computer

My goal is to develop an interactive kiosk with only touchscreen available to visitors for a local museum. I must admit that I'm a freshman in this part of hardware world, but I really like the sound ...
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Low-power 8 bits microcontroller

For a personnal project, I intend to design a board with a temperature sensor, an MCU and a wireless "connector". I would like to have that board powered by battery. The wireless technology is not yet ...
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Suggestions for inexpensive embedded linux hardware with screen

I'm looking for embedded linux hardware that supports USB and preferably serial though that can be accomplished with USB. It also need to have a screen with either buttons on the side or a touch ...
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Secure IoT device

With the current IoT trend, there are plenty of scenarios that make use of a low-profile, low-power, connected computing device, the best known being the Raspberry Pi. What about security? Suppose I ...
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Minimal serial console

I have some embedded systems with RS-232 interfaces. These days, new computers with RS-232 interface seem quite rare, so I am wondering what alternatives might exist. I know there are RS-232 to USB ...
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hardware board to learn OS programming

I need a single board computer, on which I can easily learn bare-bone OS programming. In particular I need something like Raspberry PI, but: execution power must be circa about Raspberry Pi 3 must ...
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Embedded System with PWM support

I need a Raspberry Pi sized (can be smaller or a bit larger) embedded computer that can output PWM signal natively. The Raspberry Pi can output PWM signals, but only with a maximum resolution of 0.1mS....
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Small computer with RS-232 and Ethernet

I am looking for a small computer (preferably with Linux, but as long as it can be programmed I am happy), that comes in a casing and has at least one RS-232 (9 pin D-SUB) connector and an ethernet ...
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Embedded TV for displaying live graphs from server

I am looking to set up a system at work to replace our figures board that we hand write each week. I would like; 50 inch screen, At least 1080p resolution, USB and Ethernet connectivity, Video out (...
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Wearable platform with display

I am looking for a wrist-wearable development platform solution with the following specs: Some kind of a display that you can see in the dark as well as in bright sunlight. Hardware buttons (as ...
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SBC for educational purposes

I'm looking for a SBC/µC board for an university lab course. The objective of the course is to teach various levels of hardware-related programming, from simple bare-metal ISR in assembler, till ...
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Which ARM micro controller should I choose for my major project?

I'm taking up a major project for my final year in college through which I plan on learning about the ARM architecture. I want to build my own custom development board instead of using a pre-designed ...
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Embedded Hardware platforms that support Android's FusedLocationProvider

Background: I want to use Android's FusedLocationProvider to provide location data onboard an indoor/outdoor robot. The FusedLocationProvider leverages GPS, WiFi, Cell Tower, and Bluetooth data to ...
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Embedded linux alternatives to Raspberry Pi: corruption-proof on power removal

I'm trying to make a toy for my son-in-law. It's a robot with a complex web/app interface, currently based on the Raspberry Pi. The RPi has everything I need (and more). With one exception: Because ...
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Digital Sensors for Single Board Computers

I'm looking for some digital sensors, (temperature, pressure, lux, humidity), that I can run for a long distance, (80m). The onewire temperature DS18B20 sensor looks good, (https://www.adafruit.com/...
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Best embedded Linux mid range processor with video capability

I want to get up and running fast with an embedded Linux processor eval board that is cheap but capable of processing video. edit: By processing video, I mean it should be able to take a 720p stream ...
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dev board with 3 or more mipi-csi

I'm looking for "NVIDIA Jetson TX1" module alternatives for 360 video capturing main requirements - 3 or more 4 line mipi-csi with ability to transfer 4k from each camera and sata or 10g ethernet phy ...
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What is the best choice for car speedometer? [closed]

For a while, I am wondering to develop a car speedometer screen. There are so many free open source choices (Qt sample, raspberry Pi, etc ). All these free solutions are based on a CPU and operating ...
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Single Board Computer with Windows Support and NVidia GPU

A widely used single board computer is the Nvidia Jetson, however, Windows is not supported. Due to driver support we are limited to Windows machines, but also require an Nvidia GPU with CUDA support. ...
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Hardware for adjustable timer with intermittent vibration and buzzer

What can I specifically use for a push button adjustable timer that can be programmed to interact with intermittent vibration and a buzzer at the end of the loop? Is there already something embedded ...
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Best quad core, 50Mhz microcontroller with 4MiB RAM

I am that not satisfied with the Arduino's microcontroller's power (but of course satisfied with the I/O on the Arduino mega). I need: at least 4 cores, and at least 4MiB of RAM and running at 50mhz (...
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Are there any examples of non-residential EN54 fire alarm systems that use WIFI for communication?

I am undertaking a research project on behalf of a client looking at fire alarm / smoke detection systems aimed at a non-domestic, non-residential market; looking at around 200+ odd devices that may ...
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SBC with RS-232 (>= 2) and a case

I am looking for a single-board-computer with the following requirements. performance is not too important must support modern Linux (Debian) 2 (better 3) RS-232 interfaces availability of a compact ...
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Is there any MPU, MCU or SOC that have SIL certification?

Is it possible only a component have a SIL level, For example is there a processor that have IEC 61508 SIL4 certificate or EN 50126 SIL4 certificate. If there exists what would you recommend to me ...
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Need a somewhat broad rf antenna to detect cellphone rf

If I were trying to detect cellphones by detecting their rf communication with cell towers I would need an antenna and an rf detector which connects to the antenna. Cell phones operate at a variety of ...
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Robust Industrial Camera sought which is small enough to fit

For our project, we need to buy a robust industrial cabled camera (ethernet or usb) that is waterproof and has good shock resistance (up to ~50 g force), and has M-connectors (for protection). Also, ...
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What’s a good microprocessor/microcontroller and camera that has enough power and resolution for image processing videos of cars in a parking lot? [closed]

Basically I want to create a camera device that will monitor a parking lot and using image processing will be able to detect if the slots in the parking lot has a car or not. I already have a code in ...
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Looking for a microcontroller for embedded OS

I'm looking for an MCU with development board on which I can build a small embedded OS. I'm looking for something along these lines: At least single digit MBs of EEPROM or flash. About 1MB or so ...
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Hardware selection recommendations for a embedded like OpenCV project

I need to choose hardware for an OpenCV project that I am working on currently. Space is limited hence I cannot use a full blown computer. The project specs are listed below: Using two USB 3.0 high ...
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Optical gas sensors for remote sensing vehicle emissions

Remote sensing of vehicle emissions consists of analyzing the emissions of a vehicle passing by using a light source and a light detector (generally in the IR and UV range) to check if the car is ...
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Is there any low cost development board available which supports VP9 encoder at 720p30fps?

Hi I am searching for development board, which cost less than 150$ and also supports VP9 encoding decoding at 720p30fps. Is there any development board available?
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looking for a singleboard computer for a wireless usb hub (low power consumption,ultra compact, multi-usb host)

I am looking for a very compact single board computer(SBC), that has at least two usb hosts, a low power consumption and ideally a thin form factor. I want to run to make a usb2.0 scientific camera ...
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Audio DSP that can capture and output on the ultrasonic range

I'm looking for a software programmable DSP embedded platform that is relatively cheap, and can be used for capturing and driving speakers at least on the 60-70 kHz frequency. Any suggestions?
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Recommendation for new public display

We use a "Samsung SyncMaster 320MXn-3" as a public display in our entrance hall. The Windows XP Embedded is outdated and we are looking for an alterntive. The only usage is: Some employees connect ...
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Embedded board for Qt/QML

I'm looking for an alternative for RPi4 that seems not ready (yet?) to run run Qt/QML applications on framebuffer using hw acceleration. A lot of people have the same problems but no ones provide ...
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Sensible embedded board and SIM module to switch heating on and off in response to text messages

I would like remote on/off control for two heating zones and hot water. There are many more or less smart thermostats which can do this, however they require internet access. The trouble is my phone ...
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Cheapest x86 machine with remote power mgmt?

I am looking for a cheap x86 machine for learning OpenStack and other crap and I was wondering if such a system exists. The system should meet the following requirements: Under 100EUR including the ...
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Recommendation for small, low-cost, low-energy, fanless, 80686 or x86-64 computer with at least 3 SATA ports using normal connectors instead of mSATA

Per the post subject, is there an x86 computer like this that I can still buy or otherwise acquire in 2019? Used or refurbished is OK as long as it is still reliable. I want a low-cost, low-energy, ...
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