Crazyflie 2.1 Drone Development Kit
The Crazyflie 2.0 incorporates a 10 degree-of-freedom accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope, as well as a precision pressure sensor. The kit comes with a battery, motor, and propellers so you can take to the skies in no time, and also allows expansion to your heart's content through a gang of serial interfaces.
iMOTION Modular Application Design Kit (MADK)
The MADK is a three-phase motor drive evaluation platform that includes a controller and the ability to interface with intelligent power modules over an M1/M3 interface. The compatible power modules enable rapid prototyping of applications ranging from 20W to 1.5kW, which Infineon says you can have up and running inside an hour with the MADK development platform.
imp006 Cellular and WiFi Breakout Board Kit
Electric Imp’s imp006 Breakout Kit provides a full product evaluation, code development and prototyping platform for the imp006 module. The imp006 embeds impOS, which provides a secure, maintained environment for applications, including automatic, over-the-air security updates, and power management. The kit comes with global cellular connectivity with Cat-M/2G/NB-IoT powered by Twilio’s Super SIM. It also includes 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi, BLE, and GNSS location facilities. It includes various sensors and outputs to allow experimentation without need for any hardware expertise.
Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit
The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit is a powerhouse platform for AI and machine learning developers. While the cost meets the performance, if you're serious about using deep learning for computer vision or sensor fusion applications, this 105 mm x 105 mm x 65 mm development platform is worth a look.
The Jetson Nano is an 80 mm x 100 mm developer kit based on a Tegra SoC with a 128-core Maxwell GPU and quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 CPU. This gives the Nano a reported 472 GFLOPS of compute horsepower, which can be harnessed within configurable power modes of 5W or 10W.
PIC-IoT WG Development Board
The PIC-IoT WG Development Board is a 16-bit MCU-based kit that packs more punch than you'd think. While of course the 16-bit PIC24F microcontroller is extremely low power, it also integrates a 12-bit ADC, three comparators, a charge time measurement unit (CTMU) for capacitive touch applications, 128 KB of ECC Flash and 16 KB RAM. You can connect straight to the cloud on this little device thanks to the ATWINC1510 network controller, an 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi device with 8 MB of Flash. This means that wireless connectivity stacks don't need to burden the PIC MCU, or even, some system software can be relegated to the ATWINC1510 because of its SPI interface.
QCA4020 Product Development Kit
The QC4020 Kit is unique in that it provides simultaneous "tri-mode" Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 802.15.14 connectivity for IoT developers looking to prototype systems that support concurrent short-range and backhaul networking. In addition to multiple radios and discrete processors and memory for each connectivity type, the QCA4020 host on the product development kit offers a sensor hub, hardware security accelerators, and Arm Cortex-M4F applications CPU, allowing engineers to develop connected applications without feeling burdened by the overhead of requisite networking functions.
RSL10 Sensor Development Kit
The RSL10 device on the kit is actually a system-in-package that includes an Arm Cortex-M3-based radio SoC, an antenna, and other necessary passive components. The kit comes pre-certified to FCC, CE, IC, KC, and MIC wireless regulations, and supports a host of sensors to help you get prototyping in no time.
Synergy SK-S7G2 Starter Kit
The Synergy SK-S7G2 Starter Kit is a powerful entry point for embedded developers looking for an onramp to the IoT. At the heart of the kit is, of course, a Renesas S7G2 MCU, a 240 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with a floating-point unit (FPU), 2D drawing engine, up to 4 MB of Flash and 640 KB of SRAM. The performance of the S7G2 not only helps drive a 2.4" QVGA TFT LCD on the board, it also enables capacitive touch sensing. Alongside IEEE 1588 Ethernet PTP, CAN, RS-232/485, this makes the SK-S7G2 starter kit a great place to start for industrial, consumer white goods, and other applications that require both human-machine interface (HMI) and deterministic connectivity. Last but not least, the Synergy Software Package that comes with the kit gives you all of the development tools and hardware abstraction needed to get off the ground quickly. For example, Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS, GUIX development libraries, file system, and e2 Studio are all at your fingertips with the SK-S7G2.
UDOO x86 (Ultra) Board
The UDOO x86 Ultra is one of very few Intel-based development kits available to the embedded engineering market, and showcases a 2.56 GHz Pentium processor with Intel HD Graphics 405 – featuring 16 execution units. This kit in particular features an enclosure, but within it are interfaces to all sorts of multimedia-centric ports, particularly display interfaces that pair with the Pentium to drive multiple simultaneous displays in applications like digital signage. Ethernet and wireless slots also allow you to interface this gateway-class device with the rest of the world.
Arty Artix-7 FPGA Evaluation Board
by Digilent, Inc.
Arty is a ready-to-use development platform designed around the Artix-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Xilinx. It was designed specifically for use as a MicroBlaze Soft Processing System. Unlike other Single Board Computers, Arty isn’t bound to a single set of processing peripherals: UARTS, SPIs, IICs, an Ethernet MAC, and a dozen 32-bit timers.
Feather HUZZAH ESP8266
by Adafruit Industries
At the heart of Feather HUZZAH is an ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller clocked at 80 MHz and at 3.3V logic, which contains a Tensilica chip core as well as a full Wi-Fi stack. You can progam the MCU with the Arduino IDE. The board contains a USB Serial chip that can upload code at a 921600 baud rate. It also has auto-reset.
Analog Discovery 2
by Digilent, Inc.
The Digilent Analog Discovery 2, developed in conjunction with Analog Devices®, is a multi-function instrument that allows users to measure, visualize, generate, record, and control mixed signal circuits of all kinds. The analog and digital inputs and outputs can be connected to a circuit using simple wire probes; alternatively, the Analog Discovery BNC Adapter and BNC probes can be used to connect and utilize the inputs and outputs. Driven by the free WaveForms software, the Analog Discovery 2 can be configured to work as any one of several traditional instruments