Think Smart

Feb 15th: Good news everyone! We are handling some of the NanoPi boards, Like NanoPi NEO and NEO Air.

These Allwinner chips are supported by Armbian Linux, which has a nice big user community. We have to add a dollar or two due to shipping from China to the US, and aside from that, we will sell at FriendlyELEC retail for our customers. We only have the larger memory versions (512M RAM on NEO) plus the custom heat sinks and some of the accessories, like PowerDock and UnoDock and some of the BakeBit modules. Note to high volume OEMs: The NanoPi boards are sold at near cost for the Maker community. Orders for more than 100 pieces have a HIGHER price, which is what pays for hardware and software development and support.

Smart4418 SDK are on hand. The quad core module on the Smart210 SDK and can drive our hi-def displays like the HD101. These boards can use SATA hard drives or SSD's!

New products: T28 2.8 inch SPI display. NanoPi2-Fire, New low cost GPS-01X710  low cost 7 inch cap touch display, NanoPi M1 quad core A7, and the incredible NanoPC-T3  8 core Cortex A57 64 bit ARM!


The Smart210-SDK is just what it says. A Smart choice for design and application. What is so smart about it? Just about everything! First, the Smart210 Core Module has all its voltage regulators on board plus the Ethernet chip. If you plan to plug the core onto a design of your own, the Ethernet is taken care of and the regulation. See the Smart210 Core Module page for more goodness. The single Cortex A8 runs fast and cool. Second, the Smart210 module is pin compatible with the Smart4418. Need more processing juice? Pop in the Quad Core Cortex A9 4418 at 1.4GHz. Now if that isn't enough, the module is ALSO pin compatible with the Smart6818 Core Module - 8 cores of Cortex A53.  1GHz A8, 1.2GHZ Quad A9, 1.4GHz Octo A53. You choose your caliber. As needs change, you change the module, not your whole design and interface. With their built in voltage regulation and power control, the Smart Core Modules can take 2 to 6V as input power.

Good news everyone! We have added the first product to the Experimenters section. Just a little Arduino Nano compatible board. We call it the NanoAT and it is a 16MHz ATMega 328P about as long as a silver dollar is wide. These things are such a blast and solve so many problems. Programs download over the USB connection and the official Arduino tools and IDE work just fine. (That silver dollar is worth 4 times as much as the NanoAT in silver content alone!)