Finally, the Arch Mix has arrived! The Arch Mix development board is a very thin and lightweight single board computer based on the NXP i.MX RT1052 processor and that comes with a built-in RT-Thread real-time operating system.

The i.MX 1052 is the highest performing ARM Cortex-M7 MCU, capable of providing 3020 CoreMark/1284 DMIPS at 600 MHz. As the industry’s first crossover processor, it combines the high-performance and high level of integration on an applications processors and real-time functionality of a microcontroller.

Furthermore, this board comes pre-installed with a RT-Thread real-time operating system (RTOS) and a built-in micro-python. Established in 2006, RT-Thread is an open source real-time system that is similar to FreeRTOS. It finds a wide range of applications in various fields such as industrial control, high-speed rail transport, health care, new energy and more.

The following table illustrates a comparison between the RT-Thread and other RTOS.

The Arch Mix has rich peripheral interfaces which allow you to connect it to many different devices. For example, the LCD interface can support display resolutions of up to WXGA 1366 x 768.

Here is a Pinout diagram of the Arch Mix development board..

That’s not all. In addition to all these wonderful features, the Arch Mix is also the most cost-effective RT1052 development board. Normally, development boards for RT1052 would cost around a whopping $90. However, the retail price of the Arch Mix is only at $29.90, which means that it is only one-third of the price of normal dev boards! 

Also, we are very excited to announce that there will soon be a Grove breakout board and MicroPython libraries available for use with Grove! This means that plug-and-play prototypes for industrial control and IoT projects will soon be possible, so stay tuned!

All in all, we are confident that the Arch Mix development board will deliver more than enough power for the power needs of your next project!  

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