Samsung will start shipping Artik 10 board computer next month
Samsung has announced that it will start shipping Artik 10, a board computer which competes with Raspberry Pi 3, next month. It was initially unveiled last year and it could be a PC replacement or could be used to build robots, drones, smart appliances, or other gadgets.
The Artik 10 will be available for purchase through online retailer Digi-Key in May. The pricing isn’t official yet, but it could cost more than the $35 Raspberry Pi 3, and even the $99 Artik 5. The Artik 10 features an octa-core 32-bit ARM SoC with Mali-T628 MP6 GPU, 2GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16GB flash storage, and USB ports. It also comes with wireless capabilities including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Zigbee along with GPIO, I2C, I2S, and SPI connectors.
Although the Raspberry Pi 3 has a 64-bit CPU, it lacks Zigbee, which is used to interconnect various sensors and devices. The Artik 10 will help IoT enthusiasts in developing and testing new products. It can also connect to the Artik Cloud service, which was announced at the ongoing SDC 2016. Understandably, Samsung wants to tap into the growing IoT market with the Artik 10. The company already sells IoT products under its SmartThings brand, which it acquired in 2014.