REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc., the premier provider of Linux computers-on-module (COM) for electronics manufacturers, today announced the Alto35, an expansion board built entirely with Gumstix' Geppetto custom design platform. The Alto35 replaces Gumstix' Palo35 Overo-series expansion board, offering all of the same off-the-shelf features and the added benefit of customizability via Geppetto.
"Gumstix has always worked to provide open-source expansion boards for our customers," said Dr. W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. "The Alto35 is the next great evolution in open-source hardware, and is completely customizable through Geppetto. No other expansion board offers the same level of intuitive customization and scalability."
Like its predecessor, the Alto35 features a 3D accelerometer, audio in/out jacks, two USB mini-B jacks and a console port. The Alto35 also adds an RC servo, LEDs in four different colors, two tactile switches and an included 3.5" resistive touch-screen display from InTouch Electronics to the expansion board. All Overo computers-on-module are compatible with the Alto35 expansion board, providing access to the versatile software solutions supported by Gumstix, including Linaro Ubuntu with Robot Operating System and the Yocto Project for easy development.
The standard Alto35 expansion board can be ordered from Gumstix; and cloning and customization to custom specifications takes just three weeks with Geppetto. Embedded developers can leverage the availability of the Alto35 as a pre-built product for evaluation, with Geppetto-customized boards later offering greatly enhanced potential for tailored solutions and certain compatibility. Geppetto users may choose to keep customizations private, or share their version of the Alto35 with the Geppetto developer community.
Since developing the first Linux®-based computer-on-module in 2003, Gumstix has grown to become the premier provider of Linux®-based COMs and expansion boards, with over 15,000 diverse customers in more than 40 countries. Gumstix' commitment to providing the best, standard platform for ubiquitous, intelligent devices with flexible and open-source design results in less internal development time and faster time-to-market for its customers' products. For more information, visit www.gumstix.com.