The GizmoSphere Gizmo Development Board provides a simple embedded development environment and is one of the most cost-effective design tools on the market.
Gizmo is a small form-factor, low cost platform intended for embedded innovators and hobbyists to create and develop new software and hardware products. The development board is based on AMD
’s Embedded G-Series APUs
. The platform is designed to provide direct access to the various I/O features available from the AMD APU and chipset, a robustness which is rarely accessible or available on standard off-the-shelf PC motherboards.
The low-cost Gizmo development board for embedded innovators combines the power of a supercomputer with the I/O capabilities of a microcontroller, built upon the first of its kind AMD Embedded G-series APU to deliver 52.8 GFLOPS at less than 10W. Merging this performance power with direct access to a wide range of interfaces including GPIO, ADC/DAC, PWM, I(2) C, SPI, USB, SATA and PCIe provides even greater functionality and design possibilities.
GizmoSphere Gizmo Development Board
GizmoSphere Gizmo Explorer Board User Guide
The Gizmo Board: A compact (4″x4″) development board for embedded innovators and hobbyists. Powered by the AMD Embedded G-Series APU. Two custom card edge connectors (one high speed, one low speed) provide ready access to special features including SATA, USB, Display Port, PCIe, SPI, I2C, GPIO, PWM, ADC Input, DAC Output, Reset, and Counter. The board also includes JTAG header, VGA video output, Audio input/output, Ethernet, and USB ports.
Pre-installed SageBIOS™ on Gizmo: The Gizmo board comes pre-installed with SageBIOS™, a distribution of open source coreboot®. Select from several boot options, including a PC behavior option and an Explorer board option, among others.
Quick Start Guide: A to-the-point guide to get you up and running quickly.
Power Supply: A compact power supply for the Gizmo board compatible with US power outlets.
At GizmoSphere, you can expand your horizons in embedded development by exchanging ideas with a global community and finding the right resources for your embedded solutions.
The most important part about GizmoSphere, a community and development environment, is that it is open. It’s about sharing information and new concepts. From platform design, to firmware, to applications … everything is there for you to explore the infinite possibilities.
At the heart of GizmoSphere is Gizmo, a compact development board that lets you evaluate, experiment and design. This low-cost, low-power, high-processing standalone board boasts a 52.8 GFLOP capacity, giving you access to the power of a supercomputer AND the I/O capabilities of a microcontroller.
Whatever your interest – multicore computing, high performance PC-style I/O, open source, accessible embedded I/O, or hardware virtualization, to name a few specialties – GizmoSphere is here to enable endless design possibilities. Share ideas through the GizmoSphere discussion forum
Video 1: Welcome To GizmoSphere
Video 2: Unpacking the Kit
Video 3: Tour of Gizmo and Explorer Boards
Video 4: Assembly and Turnon of Kit