Arduino fans will soon have a new add-on to their arsenal, the just-announced Arduino TRE.
The TRE, based on Texas Instruments’ 1-GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor is touted as the “most powerful Arduino to date” and the first with the power to run a full version of Linux.
Arduino microcontrollers are the leading choice for hobbyists, hackers, makers, and prototypers looking to power small systems in a simple and affordable way, with open-source hardware. They are at the core of many of the robotics and hacker projects we cover at Geek Beat.
The Arduino blog states that the TRE is “two Arduinos in one”, with both the Sitra-based Linux-capable controller and a full AVR-based Arduino, giving flexibility to those working with the controller.
The Arduino TRE will be shown at Maker Faire Rome on October 5, and is expected to be available available in spring 2014.