Free Electrons customer project on Kickstarter!

For about 6 months, we’ve been working with Crystalfontz America on an imx28-based board, targeted at the hackers and DIYers. We’ve been working on the BSP, adding support to Linux and in Buildroot for this board. Support in the mainline Linux kernel is also in pretty good shape, and we continue to post patches to improve it.

The CFA-10036 is actually a computer-on-module with a small OLED display, and comes with two (for now) breakout boards, the CFA-10037, which adds USB and Ethernet connectivity, and an awful lot of exposed GPIOs, and the soon-to-be announced CFA-10049, which is more targeted to industrial or robotic uses, with additional ADCs, fan controller, 1-wire, LCD, rotary encoder, and so on. See more details.

The project is getting close to completion, since Crystalfontz started its funding campaign on Kickstarter.

For those who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a way for creators to get funding and sense customer interest in their projects. If you find the device interesting you can either make a small pledge to show that you like the project, or make a bigger one and will receive board(s) and accessories corresponding to how much you pledged. If the project doesn’t meet its funding goals, you won’t be charged at all. I advise you to read the Kickstarter FAQ to understand Kickstarter better.

About Maxime Ripard

Maxime Ripard is an embedded Linux engineer at Free Electrons, which he joined in March 2011. In the past, Maxime has worked at France Telecom on embedded Linux systems, and at Archos on Android-based tablets. At Free Electrons, Maxime is in charge of Android projects and training, and also handles various embedded Linux and kernel projects. More details...
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One Response to Free Electrons customer project on Kickstarter!

  1. Crystalfontz will be showing a CFA-10036 and CFA-10037 at the Technical Showcase at the Embedded Linux Conference 2013 in San Francisco.

    The demo session will be on Wednesday, February 20th, between 6:00 and 7:30 pm

    Free Electrons engineers should be there too.

    We hope to see you there!

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