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About ESPRESSObin

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.

ESPRESSObin specifications:

SoCMarvell Armada 3700LP (88F3720) dual core ARM Cortex A53 processor up to 1.2GHz
System Memory512MB DDR3 or optional 1GB DDR3
Storage1x SATA interface
1x micro SD card slot with footprint for an optional 4GB EMMC
Network Connectivity1x Topaz Networking Switch
2x GbE Ethernet LAN
1x  Ethernet WAN
1x MiniPCIe slot for Wireless/BLE periphereals
USB1x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
1x micro USB port
Expansion2x 46-pin GPIO headers for accessories and shields with I2C, GPIOs, PWM, UART, SPI, MMC, etc.
MiscReset button, JTAG interface
Power supply12V DC jack or 5V via micro USB port
Power consumptionLess than 1W thermal dissipation at 1 GHz

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
  • Storage
  • Media streaming
  • IoT

 

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.