Next Thing Co: CHIP Pro & GR8
Oct 13 2016
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/n 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.
+ Pre-ordering now with shipments expected in Dec of 2016
+ Datasheet: https://github.com/NextThingCo/CHIP_Pro-Hardware/blob/master/Datasheets/GR8_Datasheet_v1.0.pdf