Next Thing Co: CHIP Pro & GR8

Next Thing Co the creators of the original $9 CHIP board (which they crowdfunded and sold over 100,000 units) is back with GR8 a Sytem-in-Package and CHIP Pro that wraps that processor into a package that features 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, dual microphones, and 256MB or 512MB of storage.

The GR8 doesn’t require an NDA for full documentation (a common complaint with Broadcom backed Raspi), and features a 1 GHz Allwinner R8 ARM Cortex-A8 processor with Mali-400 graphics, 256MB of DDR3 RAM, an Allwinner AXP209 power management unit, and support for devices with cameras, SD cards, and USB ports.

There’s also a $49 CHIP Pro developer kit which includes 2 CHIP Pro units, a debug board, and headers.

Next Thing Co: CHIP Pro & GR8
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