Imagination Launches Creator CI40 "Ultimate IoT-In-A-Box"
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 23 November 2015 at 11:17 AM EST. 17 Comments
For the past month Imagination has been sharing details on their Creator CI40 development board. Today this "IoT-In-A-Box" has officially launched in the form of a Kickstarter campaign.

Unlike the Creator CI20 as the earlier MIPS development board from Imagination Technologies, the CI40 is intended to be an "Internet of Things" development setup. The CI40 ships with the hardware, software, and support for building a low-power, wireless IoT system. The CI40 is powered by a 550MHz dual-core MIPS SoC running OpenWRT Linux with 802.11ac 2x2, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.15.4, and fast Ethernet all on board. This IoT kit also comes with two battery-powered Clicker boards, and three MikroElektronika Click boards.

This IoT kit makes it easy to start developing your own IoT system. While it ships with OpenWRT, the CI40 development board also supports Google's Brillo, Buildroot, and Debian Linux distributions. The CI40 is backed by a fully open-source software stack.

The complete Creator CI40 development kit will set you back roughly $110 USD via this Kickstarter campaign. The crowdfunding campaign started this morning and will run for the next month. So far today they've raised $1970 USD of their $30,383 goal.
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