Technical Features – MinnowBoard (V1)

This web site is in the process of being updated to reflect information about both MinnowBoard and MinnowBoard MAX. If you see the word MinnowBoard without “MAX”, then assume the information applies only to the original version of the board. Thanks for your patience while we update our content accordingly!

This page talks about the MinnowBoard (V1) exclusively, and does not reflect any technical features of the MinnowBoard MAX

Note: Hardware design files for MinnowBoard are available below.

Category Feature Notes
Core Logic Processor Intel® Atom™ E640 (1GHz, 32bit) [datasheet]
EG20T Intel® Platform Controller Hub [datasheet]
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
Memory 1 GB DDR2 RAM System Memory
4 MB SPI Flash System Firmware Memory
Video Integrated GMA 600 (EMGD) SDVO to DVI (over HDMI connector)
Audio Analog 1/8 inch jack line Input and Output
I/O 1 – Micro SD SDIO (0)
1 – SATA2 3Gb/sec SATA (0)
2 – USB (host) Ports 0 & 1
1 – USB-B (device) Micro USB-B connector
1 – Serial debug Serial (UART 0) to USB conversion (mini-USB-B port)
10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ-45 connector
Experimenter
Features
8 – Buffered GPIO pins
2 – Experimenter GPIO
controlled LEDs
4 – Experimenter GPIO switches
System Firmware Flash
Programming Header
Compatible with Dedi-Prog Programmer
Board Dimensions 4.2 inches x 4.2 inches
Temperature Range 0 – 70 deg C Contact us for industrial temp range needs
Software All software will be provided in image and Open Source form (with binary elements per IP restrictions)
Operating System Angström Linux Distribution (Yocto Project v1.3 Compatible)
Yocto Project Compatible
Other Software
features as available
Additional Linux Operating System Distribitions are under evaluation
System Boot Firmware UEFI Firmware (Compliant to the UEFI 2.3. Specification with some 2.3.1 features)
MinnowBoard UEFI Open Development Community

Visit Intel’s Embedded Design Center for more specifications and documents on the Intel® Atom™ Processor E6xx Series with Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T.


Block Diagram:

Minnow-Block-Diagram-03202013


Design Files:

Below you can download the MinnowBoard design files: