The Marvell ESPRESSObin board, a successful Kickstarter campaign by Globalscale Technologies, is set to begin shipping at the beginning of January to all Kickstarter Early Bird pledgers. The Early Bird package features dual core ARMv8 ESPRESSObin base units from the 1st production run with a price of $39 plus shipping. All board packages will ship anywhere in the world to more than 500 project backers.
The ESPRESSObin is a high performance 64 bit dual-core networking computing platform. It is based on the ARMv8 architecture and has low power consumption. The board is powered on Marvell's newest Armada 3700 dual-core SoC chipset which runs up to 1.2GHz.
- Powered by a 64bit Dual Core ARM A53 Armada 3700 SOC clocked up to 1.2Ghz
- 1x Topaz Networking Switch
- 1x uSD card slot with footprint for an optional 4GB EMMC
- 512MB DDR3, 1GB DDR3 & 2GB DDR3 options
- 2x Gb Ethernet LAN
- 1x Ethernet WAN
- 1x SATA interface for HDD storage
- 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0
- 1x MiniPCIe for Wireless/BLE peripherals
- 2x Row of GPIO headers for accessories and shields
Low cost and power consumption combined with powerful Networking and Storage interfaces make the ESPRESSObin board a perfect fit for a wide variety of deployments often neglected by other SBCs such as:
- Home & office networking
- Media streaming
Among others, here are some use cases for the ESPRESSObin board:
- NAS-SATA-WI-FI -> By connecting the device Sata interface to Hard drives, you can stream via wireless or Ethernet.
- Video Camera Monitor -> Reuse old USB cameras and turn them into power-conscious IP cameras by connecting them to ESPRESSObin and streaming content directly to your computer.
- Plex Media Server -> Ethernet or Wi-Fi streaming from hard drives, USB sticks to connected television sets in multiple rooms.
- Stacking switch cluster -> Create power efficient storage units by connecting storage and Ethernet. Compute clusters for Torrent server applications.
- IoT Gateway -> Turn the ESPRESSObin into an IoT Gateway by connecting LORA, BLE, ZigBee, Zwave and other protocols through a variety of interfaces supported by the board.