March 30 2017 - Wandboard Reload (and better)


20170330 WANDBOARD RELOAD


The Wandboard has been around for the 4.5 years (or 32 dog-years). All this time we have been truth to our commitments and launched continuous updates and bring new operation systems to human's best friend.

It all started with Android Icecream Sandwich (never public release and only used by the Wandboard Team). Jellybean added it's full colors to Wandboard. Kitkat chocolate melted our hearts. Lollipop sucked some extra juice out of our beloved i.MX6 SoC and Marshmallow showed the Wandboard was flexible to last 5 Android generations. What's next? NO-NA-NA-NA. Today is not yet the time to talk about this subject.


So what we want to tell you all today?

And we know. We have to stop the rumors "is the wandboard going EOL?" , "Guys, make more Wandboards, I use tons in projects" , we even got loveletters (sorry, we can't post them. They are 18+ material).


Starting from today you will be finding a new revision of the Wandboard with all distributors and to sum up what we have improved.

1. Updated WiFi to 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1BLE (BCM4339).
2. Added a Power Management IC
3. Fixed HDMI EDID + CEC
4. NXP i.MX6 QuadPLUS. This new variant has a much improved GPU (GC2000+).
5. Reduced pricing. (our manufacturing partner TechNexion now helps us to ship directly to end-customers.

Visit them : http://shop.technexion.com/catalogsearch/result/?dir=asc&order=price&q=wandboard&sa_core_architecture=812

But there is more...

There is now an official Wandboard camera. The "CAM-OV5645" which is based on the Omnivision OV5645 (this camera has been added in Linux 4.1.15)

 

PICO-IMX6UL Android Things

pico imx6ul kit android thingsAndroid Things is a new version of Android aimed at enabling faster development of secure connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Android Things is a lightweight embedded OS that includes Weave, a communication protocol that enables both local and cloud connectivity over multiple wireless protocols. Android Things delivers security at the scale you need it via Google-managed updates and verified boot.

To enable Android Things Wandboard developed the PICO-IMX6UL-KIT and worked very closely with Google and NXP to help engineers and makers with a predictable development track and extrem short time to market at low unit costs.

We are very excited that the PICO-IMX6UL is one of the first boards available that is proud to carry the Android Things Logo.



Development Kit Overview


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April 29 2016 - Android 6.0 Marshmallow Available for Wandboard


20160126 wandboard marshmallow


As of today the Wandboard i.MX6 has support for Android Marshmallow. The 4TH Android version we support on this board. (Jellybean, Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow).

Android 6.0 / Marshmallow files can be found on our new FTP : http://download.wandboard.org/wandboard-imx6/android-6.0/

The runtime image can be downloaded at : http://download.wandboard.org/wandboard-imx6/android-6.0/wandboard-all-android-6.0.1-sdcard-20160428.zip

Sourcecode is available at : http://download.wandboard.org/wandboard-imx6/android-6.0/wandboard-all-android-6.0.1-fullsource_20160428.tar.xz

January 26 2016 - Wandboard Android 6.0 Marshmallow


A picture says a 1,000 words. Yes that's right. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come to the Wandboard this coming spring.

20160126 wandboard marshmallow


October 4 2015 - Wandboard Webserver Burndown and Aftermath


As many have experienced. The Wandboard downloads have been down last month and we can let you all know. They are back up.

What did happen?

The Wandboard team started back in May with our "scavenger hunt" Where we go out to find true gems for the wandboard. We mostly find nice software packages/distributions that we pack up and make available for download to make it easier for everyone to try out things and avoid frustration because of changing (dead) links.

This exactly caused the problem. Many Wandboard users spent their summer holiday BBQ-en our servers by downloading images.

What did we do to resolve this?

After our well deserved holidays we came back to find our server down on its' needs begging for help. We currently have setup 3 download servers that serve the images to the Wandboard community. We are confident all of you see much faster response times and better download speeds.

We will keep a wait and see approach for a few more weeks before restarting the Scavenger Hunts and treat you all with nice new downloads.


July 27 2015 - Wandboard Team Summer Vacation


Wandboard Summervacation
We are on the beach the next couple weeks and the Wandboard teammember really need to get a sun-tanned. They promised drop-in unregularly at the Wandboard Forums.

We will be back the 2nd week of August.

July 15 2015 - Wandboard Scavenger Hunt - OpenWRT


OpenWRT is this Wednesday our Wandboard Scavenger Hunt discovery.

20150715 wandboard openwrt
Runtime image: http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/openwrt-1407-wandboard-20150512.zip

And we have to say "Thank you" to the folds that created the generic iMX6 rootfs, found at http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07/imx6/generic/

Log in with root / root.

Hope you all have fun :=)

Go on the Scavenger Hunt with us and report uncovered treasures in the Wandboard community forums and we will cover them shortly.


PICO-IMX6UL for Android Things

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Wandboard Specifications

  WBSOLO WBDUAL WBQUAD
Processor NXP i.MX6 Solo NXP i.MX6 Duallite NXP i.MX6 Quad
Cores Cortex-A9 Single core Cortex-A9 Dual core Cortex-A9 Quad core
Graphic
engine
Vivante GC 880
+ Vivante GC 320
Vivante GC 880
+ Vivante GC 320
Vivante GC 2000
+ Vivante GC 355
+ Vivante GC 320
Memory 512 MB DDR3 1GB DDR3 2GB DDR3
       
Audio tag tag tag
Optical
S/P DIF
tag tag tag
HDMI tag tag tag
Camera
interface
tag tag tag
Micro-SD slot 2 2 2
       
Serial port tag tag tag
Expansion
Header
tag tag tag
USB tag tag tag
USB OTG tag tag tag
SATA NO NO tag
       
Gigabit LAN tag tag tag
WiFi (802.11n)   tag tag
Bluetooth   tag tag
 

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