Gumstix® Launches Geppetotm Version 2.0 Online Tool for Designing Custom Embedded Systems
Used To Design Drone Control Systems and Multimedia Devices
Gumstix, Inc., the premier provider of Linux® computersonmodule (COMs) for electronics manufacturers, today announced Geppetto 2.0, the most advanced version of Gumstix’ online buildtoorder tool. Geppetto 2.0 introduces TuxApproved recommended mappings for buses, ensuring optimal compatibility between customercreated hardware and standard Linux images. In addition, 2.0 offers an expanded module selection, improved dimensioning, fasterUI, and video tutorials. As part of this announcement, the Geppettodesigned AeroCore TM 2 MAV Control Board (compatible with OveroTM COMs) and the Geppettodesigned Pepper TM DVID singleboard computer (SBC) are now available.
“We have been excited to see the evolution of Geppetto, as it has clearly benefitted our customer base. With 2.0, we have seen superior benefits to customizing and building Gumstix’ own boards,” said Gordon Kruberg, President and CEO of Gumstix. “This breadth of capability exemplifies the utility of the product and the benefits of designing and building a board, then ultimately saving costs by having it delivered in a short amount of time.”
With manufacturing setup priced at just $1999 USD, and with affordable perunit costs, Geppetto offers electronics designers an inexpensive way to reduce timetomarket and design costs for their custom embedded systems.
Designed to power intelligent, nextgeneration microaerial vehicles (MAVs), the Geppettodesigned AeroCore 2 (compatible with Gumstix’ Overo COMs) offers enhanced flexibility compared to its predecessor.
The AeroCore 2 gives MAV developers greater selection in finding a computing solution tailored to their needs, adding CAM, Spektrum RC and GPS interfaces to the ARM CortexM4 powered board.
Priced at $149 USD, the AeroCore 2 has also offloaded GPS functionality onto a separate module using an industrystandard connector, thus enhancing functional modularity and choice while reducing cost.
The Geppettodesigned Pepper DVID SBC is a powerful, complete and compact solution for embedded developers interested in Cortex A8 ARM processors. Featuring the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3354 processor, the Pepper DVID (priced at $119 USD) offers highdefinition video output, 512 MB RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, audio connectivity, a console port and two USB OnTheGo ports.
About Gumstix, Inc.
Gumstix is a forerunner in the advancement of fully integrated preproduction kits with advanced computeronmodule (COM) and expansion board components. Gumstix pioneered the concept of an extremely small COM with a full implementation of Linux in 2003. Since then, Gumstix has grown to become the premier provider of Linuxbased COMs and expansion boards, with over 15,000 diverse customers in more than 40 countries. Gumstix is the first company to offer a complete system (Geppetto) for designing and ordering custom embedded computers, trimming a typical fourmonth process to one of three weeks. Working behind the scenes to make the development process transparent to the customer, Gumstix’ vanguard technology portfolio decreases timetomarket and lowers costs for their commercial and industrial products. For more information, visit www.gumstix.com.