July 30 2013 - Timesys Linuxlink support comes to the Wandboard
Timesys brings its award-winning, easy-to-use LinuxLink suite of embedded Linux development tools to the Wandboard community.
LinuxLink combines a free, intuitive web-based wizard that, when combined with the unique Advice Engine, helps simplify embedded Linux platform design decisions. Professional developers can benefit from the optional locally-hosted LinuxLink PRO tools with Update Engine to help you stay abreast of board support package (BSP) updates, TimeStorm Eclipse-based Linux development tools and unmetered support from one of the most well-regarded embedded Linux companies in the industry.
Timesys also offers the only commercially supported hard-float enabled Linux BSP for i.MX6 development. In addition, Timesys provides a wide range of embedded Linux and Android professional services and training in Linux and on all Wandboard platforms.
Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional embedded product developer, Timesys and LinuxLink have something that will greatly simplify your Linux Wandboard development experience.
MORE INFO : www.timesys.com
July 28 2013 - Wandboard now with ArchLinux
Archlinux added Wandboard to their supported platforms.
You can find installation tutorials and all documentation on their homepage :
July 18 2013 - Future Electronics adds Multitouch to Wandboard
The nice guys at Future Electronics put a lot of energy into bringing a 7 inch multitouch display to the Wandboard and even posted the schematics of their board.
Some movies on Youtube:
MOVIE : Wandboard WBQUAD with multitouch display assembling + Android Jellybean
MOVIE : Wandboard WBQUAD with multitouch display running Linux
MOVIE : Wandboard how to get started guide
***What do you need***
Future Electronics : FWBADAPT-7WVGA-PCAP adaptor board purchase page (the schematics can be found here as well)
Future Electronics : 7 inch multitouch LCD display
And of course you need a Wandboard Solo/Dual/Quad.
July 2 2013 - Wandboard Modules 10Pack Now Available
Many people asked us. "Can I buy the Wandboard Modules without the carrierboard to use on my own EDM carrierboard".
We can answer now. "Yes. We have 10 packs".
All distributors carry them.
Some list unit pricing. Others list 10 pack pricing. Check the details.
WB-EDM-IMX6S-10PACK : 10 Wandboard Solo Modules (i.MX6 Solo with 512MB RAM)
WB-EDM-IMX6DL-10PACK : 10 Wandboard Dual Modules (i.MX6 Duallite with 1GB RAM + WiFi/BT)
WB-EDM-IMX6Q-10PACK : 10 Wandboard Quad Modules (i.MX6 Quad with 2GB RAM + WiFi/BT)
If you need EDM connectors for prototype purposes. Ask them. The distributors carry them too "EDMCONNECTORKIT".
June 6 2013 - Wandboard at Computex Taipei
We are at Computex 2013 in Taipei and the Wandboard i.MX6 Quad is on display at the Freescale Booth (WTC Hall 1 booth A0703).
May 27 2013 - Wandboard Quad
Sorry for not posting many updates in the past weeks. However the whole team has been extremely busy with updating software (Ubuntu, Linux, Android Jellybean). A lot of the updates have been posted in the past weeks and we hope you all like the progress. We still encourage you all to submit patches. It's not a one way road.
Today we have an exciting update. Wandboard Quad and it's a big update. We not only update the Freescale i.MX6 to a Cortex-A9 Quadcore (that is 4 cores at 1Ghz) but the Freescale i.MX6Quad also integrates the Vivante GC2000 videocore adding higher graphic performance. We took one more step by also doubling the memory to a total 2GB DDR3.
The current status is that we have 60 working samples in our hands and a production run of Wandboard Quad's will ship to distributors early June.
Wandboard updated specification flyer : http://www.wandboard.org/images/datasheets/wandboard.pdf
Wandboard modules only specification flyer : http://www.wandboard.org/images/datasheets/wb-edm-imx6-modules.pdf
April 12 2013 - Wandboard in Japanese Magazine
If you live in Japan and you like the Wandboard.
Get the magazine. There is so much information in the article to get you started playing with the Wandboard.
UPDATE: We just were informed that you can win a Wandboard Dual when you buy the magazine.