A unique feature of this board that makes it stand out is the tight hardware and software integration – something its creators are really proud of. For example, the board has the ability to support OTA firmware updates and includes detailed documentation on the APIs makers can take advantage of.
Onion Omega features a MIPS CPU from Qualcomm Atheros and runs Linux (OpenWrt); it also has an Arduino-compatible header, many stackable plugin/expansion boards, and comes fully integrated with the Onion Cloud, making it really easy for anyone to connect devices to the internet.
Since the Omega is so compact, it can be hard to work with. That’s why the engineering team has designed a Dock that exposes commonly used interfaces, such as USB, power supply, RGB LED, push buttons and makes it easy to connect accessories to the Omega. Simply plug the Omega in and start hacking!
Instead of trying to add features that simple wouldn’t fit, the Omega team built them in as stackable expansion modules that can be added to any Omega-based project.
Omega engineers want to make flashing firmware as simple as installing a smartphone app, so they built a system for OTA firmware updating and sharing into the Omega. Now developers can update and share their firmware with a single click.
- Dimensions: 28mm x 42mm
- OS: OpenWRT Linux
- Processor: 400MHz MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros CPU
- RAM: 64MB DDR2
- Flash: 16MB
- Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
- Ports: 18 GPIO
- Language: Python, Node.JS, PHP, Ruby, Lua and more…
For more information and support, visit the Onion site.