96Boards

Geniatech’s 96Boards product line ensures cross-platform compatibility and scalability by adhering to open hardware specifications. Utilizing diverse processors like Renesas’ AI chip RZ/G2L, NXP’s i.MX8Mini, and Snapdragon 410C, Geniatech deliver robust, interface-rich, easily expandable, and customizable hardware development solutions tailored for industrial and commercial applications.

What is 96boards?

96Boards is a specification for open hardware platforms based on ARM architecture, created by Linaro. Its aims to simplify the process of developing and prototyping for embedded systems by providing a common standard that can be adopted by a variety of hardware manufacturers and software developers. Here are some key points about 96Boards:

  1. Multiple Versions: It comes in various versions including Consumer Edition (CE), Enterprise Edition (EE), IoT Edition (IE), and System-on-Module (SoM) to cater to different application scenarios and requirements.
  2. Processor Support: Supports ARM architecture 32-bit and 64-bit Cortex-A series processors.
  3. Hardware Specifications: It defines the physical dimensions of the development board, interface types (such as UART, I2C, GPIO, I2S, SD, SPI, USB), and optional interfaces (such as HDMI, MIPI, LVDS), etc.
  4. Software Support: Supports the latest Linux or Android operating systems maintained by Linaro and the open-source community, offering rich software resources and long-term support.
  5. Community and Documentation: 96Boards provides detailed documentation, guides, and an active community to support users with resources.
  6. Application Areas: Suitable for various applications in embedded systems and IoT devices such as smart homes, smart manufacturing, healthcare, automotive systems, and robotics.

By providing a unified software and hardware development platform, 96Boards promotes the growth of the ARM ecosystem, helping companies and developers accelerate time to market and reduce maintenance costs for their products.

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