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uCLinux IoT SBC runs WiFi and Bluetooth at 400mW

Jun 28, 2014, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

mptek is prepping a uClinux- and Cortex-M3 based "iCon" SBC for IoT, equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, and CAN, and running on under half a Watt. uClinux on a microcontroller represents the simplest expression of the Linux operating system, sort of the flipside to Android or Ubuntu on the high end. Despite this platform???s limitations, however, it draws only a smidgin of electricity, and provides a capable wireless platform while also supplying numerous industrial interfaces. All these attributes are showcased by the iCon single board computer (SBC), which probably deserves more than being stuck in the doldrums on Kickstarter, with nine days left to go.

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