You need a customized ARM based Computer?
Cortex-A9 or Cortex-A7? Or Maybe even a combination of Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4?
You checked the Market but the solution you want is not there? Or you need your customized solution anyway?
No problem, there are easy ways to achieve this. Large companies when they intend to produce huge quantities (there are different Numbers available some talk about 50k/year, some talk about 100k/year) take some of
There are different ways to achieve this.
If you go for volume (lets say bigger than 50k/year) it makes sense to make a complete customized design). If you stay below a good choice is to go for a SOM (System on Module), which is a standard off-the-shelf computer Module and a customized Carrier board. All you need is to do this Carrier board. No problem you put all your Engineers at work and they will deliver something soon after a few weeks.
What do you do if you don't have the Engineers but you know what you do?
You could hire some one to do it for you.
Or you use a Web based Drag and Drop System to create your board by yourself.
You can check the tool and make your design here:
It's pretty cool as it shows you directly how much everything cost and you can arrange all the IO's you need,a s you need and only the one you need.
It also gives you a cool 3D preview.
There is also a sample made already which you can purchase directly for verifying or just play inside the Geppetto and see how it feels/work.
I personally think this can be a great tool for many Companies who have great ideas but lack the Engineer force needed to bring them alive, but also for small projects to use.
Yes, it still cost money to do so, but you get an direct overview on how much and then can decide if yo push forward or not.
Thanks to the Geppetto Platform and TechNexion rich Software offering, including Linux, Yocto, Android, all up-to-date and available both as Demo and as Source Code it is now even more simpler to create the customized product for especially your needs!
Cool thing is also that due the PICO Modules are a Family which will keep upgrading you can start with a NXP i.MX6 on it, then later upgrade it to the NXP i.MX7 and more later even to the next family of NXP compatible devices.
I would love to hear successful use cases where the Geppetto was used to implement a project, please feel free to share here in the comments.