Meet MinnowBoard MAX

Meet MinnowBoard MAX, the newest member of the MinnowBoard family!

MinnowBoard MAX

Note: This is a photo of a pre-production prototype. The final version may differ, and will include a heatsink on the CPU.

MinnowBoard MAX is a compact, affordable, and powerful development board for both professionals and makers. The open hardware design allows for endless customization and integration potential. It is a platform with diverse strengths that will empower developers to innovate in the deeply embedded market.

For more details, please review the Technical Features listed below, and check out the MinnowBoard MAX FAQ for more information.

Technical Features – MinnowBoard MAX

Note: These features may be subject to change without notice. Hardware design files will be made available shortly after the board enters final production. Current estimate of public availability is June 2014.

Category Feature Notes
Core Logic 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC $139 MSRP: E3825 (dual-core, 1.33 GHz)
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics With Open Source hardware-accelerated drivers for Linux OS
Memory DDR3 RAM System Memory
$99 MSRP: 1 GB
$139 MSRP: 2 GB
8 MB SPI Flash System Firmware Memory
Video Intel® HD Graphics HDMI (micro HDMI connector)
Audio Digital via HDMI
Audio Analog To be available separately via MinnowBoard MAX Lure (sold separately)
I/O 1 – Micro SD SDIO
1 – SATA2 3Gb/sec
1 – USB 3.0 (host)
1 – USB 2.0 (host)
1 – Serial debug via FTDI cable (sold separately)
10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ-45 connector
8 – Buffered GPIO pins 2 pins support PWM
I2C & SPI bus
System Firmware Flash
Programming Header
Compatible with Dedi-Prog programmer
Board Dimensions 99 x 74mm (2.9 x 3.9in)
Temperature Range 0 – 70 deg C Contact us for industrial temp range needs
Power 5V DC Sold separately in configurations appropriate to your region
Software Operating System Debian GNU/Linux, Windows 8.1, Yocto Project Compatible, Android 4.4 System
System Boot Firmware UEFI Firmware

Low-Speed Expansion Port Details

The low-speed expansion port is a 2×13 (26-pin) male 0.1″ pin header.

Available signals: SPI, I2C, I2S Audio, 2x UARTs (TTL-level), 8x GPIO (2x supporting PWM), +5V, GND

High-Speed Expansion Port Details

The high-speed expansion port is a 60-pin, high-density connector.

Available signals: 1x PCIe Gen 2.0 Lane, 1x SATA2 3Gb/sec, 1x USB 2.0 host, I2C, GPIO, JTAG, +5V, GND