Innostick 6: Low-power SBC for Linux Use
The company behind the BeagleBone companion board as well as BeadaFrame BeagleBoard LCD display debuts its miniscule 800x42mm development board. Whereas the average single-board computer is roughly the size of a credit card, the Innostick 6 offers a smaller form factor. However, along with its tiny stature comes less power. Onboard, you'll find an i.MX6 ULL with a Cortex-A7 clocked at 900MHz.
More specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 32Gb eMMC module, OTG ports, and a USB host. That's fantastic for a a mini maker board. It's decked out with 512MB of DDR3. Unfortunately, you won't find any Ethernet port. Yet there's a touch-enabled LCD interface as well as CSI parallel camera inferface, with 16- and 50-pin GPIO headers.
home theatre PC (HTPC) applications. Instead, it's similar to the Raspberry Pi Zero W in its onus on Internet of Things (IoT) use. For its size and specs, the Innostick 6 is poised to enter the single-board computer space as a fresh addition to the already thriving lineup. Pricing is yet unannounced, which along with OS compatibility, dictate adoption rates.
Your turn: Are you excited about the Linux-compatible Innostick 6?