UP² (UP Squared) Unveiled On Kickstarter

The UP Team just unveiled the next generation of UP on Kickstarter on the 1st of November 2016.

UP2 (UP Squared), the most powerful maker board ever, is based on the latest Intel® technology; formally known as Apollo Lake. It boasts the Intel® Celeron N3350 and Intel® Pentium N4200 with Altera FPGA MAX® 10 onboard. UP2 (UP Squared) is priced starting at just €89!

UP2 (UP Squared) squares the power of the UP board, the first credit card sized maker board with Intel® Atom™ x5 technology launched one year ago on Kickstarter and now adopted by more than 12,000 makers in various fields such as IOT, entertainment, digital signage, smart home automation, robotics, machine vision, intelligent vending and industrial automation.

Inheriting the 40-pin GP-bus from the first generation of UP, although this time controlled by Altera FPGA MAX 10, UP² (UP Squared) is powered by Intel® Celeron™ Dual Core N3350 up to 2.4GHz or Intel® Pentium™ Quad Core N4200 up to 2.5Ghz, up to 8GB of RAM LPDDR4 Dual Channels 64 bit onboard, up to 128 GB onboard eMMC 5.0, more I/O ports including 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 2 Gigabit LAN, 2 HDMI, eDP, mini PCI-e/mini card SATA, M.2 2230, SATA 3.0, 2 CSI and additional 60 pin board-to-board expansion (EXHAT) with GPIO and many other features.
The adoption of Altera MAX 10 FPGA gives great flexibility to all professional makers who need to implement specific features and protocols without loading the CPU and easily reconfigure the GPIO pin out.

Our UP² (UP Squared) eco-system is already actively developing software and hardware for the upcoming UP² platform. Whether it be industrial automation, vending, digital signage, IoT, home automation or robotics, there are talented people laying down the foundation for your project.

Fabrizio Del Maffeo, UP Founder and Managing Director of AAEON Europe says:
“UP² (UP Squared) is a powerful, expandable platform with the latest Intel technology and a set of comprehensive features, which, when put in the hands of professional makers and innovators, speed up the development and shorten the product time to market “

UP² (UP Squared) is priced at 89€ for the Kickstarter campaign. Mass production based on N3350 and N4200 is scheduled for May 2017. New models of UP² (UP Squared) based on Intel® Atom™ x5 Quad Core E3940 and Intel® Atom™ x7 Quad Core E3950 will be released in June after the official mass production of Intel Atom CPUs.

Are you up for UP2 ? Hurry UP!
Follow the progress of UP2 and reserve your UP2 on KICKSTARTER !

About UP Bridge the Gap

UP is a brand and a division of AAEON Europe, an associate company of ASUS group, focused on Embedded, Internet Of Things and Industry 4.0.

UP’s mission is to spread intelligence in the world around us.
UP bridges the gap between the world of prototypes and the world of high-grade mass-produced embedded systems solutions.
UP gives affordable and easily accessible support of all the latest technologies to all the innovators and professional makers.

UP is a platform designed for professional makers who intend to rapidly UPscale their prototyped ideas into mass produced solutions. Building on some of the best capabilities of existing maker boards in the market today.

The UP board is powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 Quad-Core 1.4/1.92Ghz 64 bit CPU with 1GB/2GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64 eMMC, 40 GPIO expansion driven by Altera Max V CPLD, 6 USB 2.0, USB 3.0 OTG, Gbit Ethernet, HDMI, DSI, and MIPI-CSI interface.

UP² (UP Squared) is powered by Intel® Celeron™ DualCore N3350 up to 2.4 GHz or Intel® Pentium™ QuadCore N4200 up to 2.5GHz. Inheriting the 40-pin GP-bus controlled by Altera MAX® 10 FPGA, UP² supports up to 8GB LPDDR4, up to 128 GB onboard eMMC 5.0, more I/O ports including 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 2 Gigabit LAN, 2 HDMI, eDP, mini PCI-e/SATA minicard, M.2 2230, SATA 3.0, 2 CSI and additional 60 pin board-to-board expansion with GPIO.

Designed to embrace as many software developer communities as possible, UP and UP² (UP Squared) support Ubilinux (a customized Debian distribution), Yocto, Ubuntu, Android and Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

UP and UP² (UP Squared) users will be supported by an online community where tutorials and pro-active support forums are available. The community – www.up-community.org – also provides professional services including customized derivatives of UP and UP² (UP Squared) boards.

For more information about UP and UP² (UP Squared), please visit our website www.up-board.org
UP is available starting from 89$ at www.up-shop.org and UP²(UP Squared) is available starting at 89€ at KICKSTARTER.