George Ioakimedes of IO Technologies, LLC (a USA based company) is announcing the availability of their Baseboard for Cubieboard. This is a very important addition to the Cubieboard community.
As George explains it. “A Baseboard is a developer board and, like the Cubieboard, is very extensible and can connect to a variety of devices including sensors. To simplify the connection to additional devices, it is common to have an additional printed circuit called daughterboard or baseboard. This board is a baseboard, because it acts as a base to the Cubieboard. The Cubieboard can take power from this baseboard.”
He also adds this. “Personally I think using 1 power supply for everything and having on board switching regulators for 5.0V and 3.3V is very useful for people wanting to connect devices to the GPIO headers. What good is this development board if you don’t start connecting things to it and with this board you have 3.3V and 5.0V available on the header as well as powering the Cubie. Also having the audio amplifier on board is nice (for some people), with a speaker header for those applications which require sound. Then you could create a nice little box with screen, speakers, and Cubieboard”
And at $29.99 (plus shipping) this card is a deal because it will adapt your Cubieboard to a touch screen, VGA, LVDS, and most importantly brings Cubieboards 96 pin connector out to 0.100″ pitch headers.
We also understand that he has a limited amount of Cubieboards available in the Cubie/Baseboard Combo for $82.99. But you better hurry as they will not last long.