Archive for the 'boards' Category

DeviceGuru Blog Network now hosts the SBC Database

September 17, 2020

The DeviceGuru Blog Network is pleased to announce that it now hosts the Single Board Computer Database — aka “Board-DB” — which was created by Raffaele Tranquillini and previously hosted at

New catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs debuts

January 3, 2020 has published its 2020 “New Year’s Edition” single-board computer catalog. The updated compendium of “hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android,” says the site.

Revisiting Intel’s 8-bit 8080 microprocessor

June 10, 2019

Recently I got bit by a nostalgia bug. With all the awesome power and capabilities of today’s 64-bit multi-core Intel and ARM SoCs, including seemingly unlimited processing power, it dawned on me that few of us realize what’s going on deep down at the level of the CPU chips’ internal registers. Which got me thinking about my first single board computer creation: the “8080 Abie.”

Pioneering “embedded PC” standard turns 20

September 3, 2012

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the PC/104 specification, which introduced a standardized way to build PC-compatible functions into a wide range of instruments, devices, and applications.

Free ebook celebrates 10 years of Mini-ITX

November 30, 2011

Via Technologies has published a free ebook celebrating 10 years of the compact, Mini-ITX motherboard form-factor. “Small is Beautiful: 10 Years of Mini-ITX” is available as a free download in ePub and PDF format.