Gumstix Doubles Overo COM Memory, Adds Wireless To DuoVero COMs

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc., the premier provider of Linux computers-on-modules (COMs) for electronics manufacturers, today announced two additions to its lines of products. The new TidalSTORM COM upgrades the Overo series to 1GB RAM:  twice the memory, enabling significantly better performance.  The award-winning DuoVero COM now offers wireless functionality on the Zephyr, using a Wi2Wi module for 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. 

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Today's announcement of the TidalSTORM COM, with one gigabyte of RAM, makes the Overo Series an effective Linux graphical device. Additionally, the DaVinci Digital Video Processor provides enhanced capabilities for memory-intensive graphics applications.

The DuoVero Zephyr COMs is based on the Texas Instruments OMAP4430, and gives electronic designers the same core technology that powers today's smartphones, tablets and other media-rich mobile devices.  The DuoVero Zephyr COM features onboard WiFi and Bluetooth, a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1 GB of RAM, in addition to dual 1080p HD camera connectivity alongside an integrated POWERVR SGX450 graphics accelerator capable of driving complex 3D video applications. Two open-source expansion boards are currently available for the series: Parlor, featuring DVI-D, and Chateau, a breakout board for general engineering. Complementing the DuoVero Zephyr's hardware capabilities, Yocto Project build system support on DuoVero COMs facilitates rapid and portable software development for embedded developers everywhere.

"The Gumstix Overo TidalSTORM and DuoVero series of COMs were both developed to give embedded designers an accelerated way to bring advanced products to market," said Dr. W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. "In particular, the DuoVero Zephyr COM furthers that goal by adding the flexibility of wireless communications to the advanced processing power of the existing DuoVero line. Developers are now able quickly and easily to leverage the wireless connectivity essential to pioneer next-generation embedded devices in their own designs."

"Gumstix is a pioneer and a leader in the COM industry, and we are proud to partner with them for the wireless connectivity on the Overo product line," said Dr. Reza Ahy, CEO of Wi2Wi. "Gumstix'  new DuoVero Zephyr product is an excellent solution for applications in Industrial and embedded market segments, poised to double by 2016.  Wi2Wi's state-of-the-art W2CBW0015 used in DuoVero provides 802.11-b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth-3.0 connectivity for Gumstix and makes this an exciting new product."

The DuoVero Zephyr COM costs $199 and the Overo TidalSTORM COM costs $169. Both computers-on-module are immediately available for purchase at www.gumstix.com.

About Gumstix, Inc.

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, visitwww.gumstix.com.

Media Contact:
Susan Lehman
510-336-1700
media@gumstix.com

SOURCE Gumstix, Inc.



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