April 28, 2015

The best things come in small packages, and UDOO Neo just might be one of those things. UDOO Neo is a credit-card size, low-cost, low-power consumption, open-source hardware board, able to run Android or Linux and Arduino-compatible. It can be used as a fully-fledged computer, as an Arduino-compatible microcontroller or as an embedded computer to build new devices, smart objects and appliances.

ECE Associate Professor Bruno Sinopoli is a member of the UDOO team. "Today, more and more physical computing projects require assembling an Arduino micro-controller, a single board computer, motion sensors, and wireless connection. Now you can have all of this with UDOO Neo," explains Sinopoli. "UDOO Neo allows you to build creative projects for the Internet of Things, such as a smart home, drones, education tools, robots, apps for cars and bikes, social life, interactive audio players, and sensors."

UDOO Neo comes in two versions: UDOO Neo Basic and UDOO Neo.

UDOO Neo Basic has 512MB of RAM, one USB port, one micro USB OTG port, HDMI video output for LVDS and touchscreen, Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 4.0 module (including Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth 4.0), analog and digital camera connection, 54 GPIOs and MicroSD card for the operating system.

In addition to all the features of UDOO Neo Basic, UDOO Neo has also a fast ethernet (10/100 Mbps), 9-axis motion sensors embedded, and it has 1GB of RAM instead of 512MB.

UDOO Neo is the result of a joint effort which includes SECO and Aidilab. SECO is a global leader in the B2B embedded market, with 36 years of experience in design and production of electronic embedded solutions. Aidilab is an Interaction Desig Lab based in Siena, which collaborates with SECO in the hardware and software development of UDOO, and manages the communication and the relation with the user base.

“UDOO Neo is a new-generation single board computer,” says Maurizio Caporali, Product Manager of UDOO Neo. “It is ready for Internet of Things applications thanks to its wireless connectivity and embedded sensors that no other board on the market features right now.”