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CFA-10036 Open, Hackable, Linux + ARM Embedded GPIO Module

A project in Spokane, WA by Crystalfontz America, Inc.

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The CFA-10036 lets you easily use the powerful ARM9 based i.MX28 processor running Linux for your embedded GPIO intensive project.
Backers: 121
Average Pledge Per Backer: $101

Funded: $12,184 of $30,000
Dates: Jan 9th -> Feb 16th (38 days)
Project By: Crystalfontz America, Inc.
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Latest News

Inching along . . .

April 9th - via:
Thank you for your continued support and interest in the CFA-10036. I realize it has been quite quiet here on Kickstarter, but we have been very busy. We are going to show the CFA-10036 and its kin at DesignWest in San Jose April 23-25. We are in... (Read More)

Video of the TFT Breakout board functioning

February 21st - via:
We got the TFT working and were able to show it off at ELC 2013: :)  (Read More)

CFA-10036 Kickstarter Campaign Twilight

February 15th - via:
We want to thank all of the Kickstarter community, and especially our backers for all the support each of you have given us over the course of this campaign. We do plan to go ahead with the project, though probably not at the aggressive schedule and... (Read More)

TFT LCD Adapter Board prototypes off to the board shop :)

February 14th - via:
Hey Kickstarters: We just finished the layout of an adapter PCB that will plug into the CFA-10037 and add a 480x320 TFT LCD with resistive touch screen to the project. The LCD is set to support the Linux framebuffer using the 18-bit hardware display... (Read More)

CFA-10036: Thanks for helping us break $10,000

February 6th - via:
We want to express our great gratitude to all of our wonderful backers, who have now pledged over $10,000 on this project. You ROCK. -Brent & Crystalfontz CFA-10036 team  (Read More)

What does 20,000 jumpers look like?

January 31st - via:
We got the shipment of jumpers today. 1000 bundles of short ones, 1000 bundles of long ones. Each bundle has 20 jumpers, 2 each of every color in the 10 standard resistor color codes. Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Gray White Very... (Read More)

CFA-10036 at Embedded Linux Conference 2103 Tech Showcase

January 30th - via:
Some of the CFA-10036 crew are going to attend the Embedded Linux Conference 2013 in San Francisco: We will be showing a CFA-10036 and CFA-10037 at the Technical Showcase:... (Read More)

CFA-10037 version 1.0 Documentation Available

January 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

A bit of added detail to the specifications table regarding CAN

January 16th - via:
The specifications table in our Kickstarter called out "2x CAN". This is true for the i.MX287 version of the CFA-10036, but not for the i.MX283 version. We have corrected it to read "2x CAN interfaces (i.MX287 only)". We also clarified the... (Read More)

CFA-10036 Schematic and PCB layout for version 1.0 finalized

January 15th - via:
Hey Kickstarters: We have the schematic and PCB finalized for the CFA-10036 SOM Kickstarter run. We are still working on some minor tweeks to the CFA-10037 prototype board, data sheets and the permanent web page for the products. Thanks for your... (Read More)

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