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Dec 23, 2015

snickerdoodle Pre-holiday Update

Season’s greetings, snickerdoodlers!

Figured we had just enough time to squeeze in a quick pre-holiday update for you…

Last week we wrapped up a couple minor revisions to the BOM and layout - both of which are now 100% finalized. We ended up having to add a couple layers for the sake of signal integrity and expediting development, bringing the grand total to fourteen (yes, you read that right: 14 layers)! Here’s a sneak peak of the craziness:

Things were set back a couple days when we noticed an issue with some of the memory traces, but the good news is we caught it just in time (which will shave some precious days/weeks off in the long run). We’re dancing around some factory closures this week and it now looks like we might not get the first assembled boards back until the first week of January, but things are chugging along…

On a brighter note, this past week saw the Zynq bring up of GCC, ROS (Jade Turtle), and Octave. Throw in Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 along with some exciting integrations our Alpha squad is going to be helping us with, and the snickerdoodle software and support suite is growing by the day. You can find sources, documentation, getting started guides, and more on Github - with plenty more to come!

That’s it for now. Go enjoy the holiday festivities and we’ll be back next week with a new update.

Happy holidays!

Cousins, Weatherbee, and Bush

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snickerdoodle one

Dual-Core 667MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/430K ASIC gates, 155 reconfigurable I/O, 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi.


snickerdoodle prime LE

Dual-Core 667MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/1.3M ASIC gates, 180 reconfigurable I/O, 512MB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, copperHead heat sink.


snickerdoodle black

Dual-Core 866 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 w/1.3M ASIC gates, 180 reconfigurable I/O, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, 2.4GHz + 5GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic & BLE, copperHead heat sink, free SDSoC license.


breakyBreaky breakout board

Full snickerdoodle pinout (270 pins) on 0.1” headers, JTAG connector, DC power jack. Note: order your snickerdoodle connectors "down".


12V/36W International Wall Wart

36W/12V wall-mount power supply for use with snickerdoodle baseboards.


cookieJar enclosure

A beautiful enclosure machined out of 6061 aluminum, bead blasted, anodized, and laser engraved. Also serves as heat sink. Note: this enclosure is only compatible with connectors “up” snickerdoodle.


pin housings + jumpers

All seven mating snickerdoodle connectors and a 50-pack of (loose) jumpers - see below for jumper description for benchtop-prototyping; no baseboard needed.


32GB microSD card (pre-loaded)

32GB U3 Speed Class microSD card pre-loaded with snickerdoodle Ubuntu Linux.


jumpers (50 pack)

7.5" (19cm) long with Samtec pins on one end (for installing into pin housings, above) and 0.1" female “maker” pins/housings on the other. Note: includes jumpers (50 pack) only.


baseboard headers

All seven connectors needed for building your own snickerdoodle baseboard; mates with snickerdoodle connectors “down”.

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