Gumstix boards support RPi CM3+

May 15, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Last January, the Raspberry Pi foundation announced the availability of Raspberry Pi compute module 3+ (CM3+).

Today, we’re happy to confirm and share with you that our entire suite of RPi compute module carrier boards have been tested working with the CM3+.

Gumstix Pi CM3+ Carrier Baords

Custom Carrier Board for RPi CM3+

Because all of our off-the-shelf boards are designed in Geppetto, you can copy the design and use it to jump start your own custom carrier board for the CM3+.

What’s new with the CM3+?

  • Broadcom BCM2837B0
  • On-board Flash memory variants (from lite to 32GB)
  • Improved thermal design
  • Long-term availability until at least 2026.
Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.

Geppetto Community Designs

May 1, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Get inspiration and ideas from fellow designers.

When you save a design in Geppetto, it gives you the option to make it available to the public.

In the Community Design, we highlight publicly available designs by Geppetto users that can be a template for others.

Geppetto Community Designs

New Available Designs

After reviewing more than 200 designs, we have picked three that we think can be used by other users as a template for their projects.

  1. NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Full IO by Killian
  2. Console Server / Environmental Monitor by Brandon
  3. RPi Multi-Flasher by Celine

These are templates that you can copy and make changes to based on your requirements.

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View Community Designs

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.

How do we test your prototype board?

March 31, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Geppetto is the best way to get from idea to a custom electronic board that’s guaranteed to boot on delivery. Not only is your board vetted for accurate routing during design, Gumstix engineers also perform automated testing before shipment.

What do we test?

When you place an order, our engineers will review and route your design. If they find an issue or have concerns or clarification, we will reach out to you with a proposed solution or ask how you prefer to move forward.

Once the board is manufactured, we will make sure your board boots and that we have access to Linux on the serial console. This is one of the reasons we recommend in the validation that Geppetto designs have a USB console port.

Our engineers run a comprehensive suite of functional tests in Linux, tailored to the modules you’ve used on your board. From pushbuttons, to LEDs, to storage devices, and more, we make sure everything works just the way it should.

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.

New Geppetto Feature: Power Consumption

February 19, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

The new Power button will display a hierarchy of power consumption from each module on your design. Now you will see each modules power requirements and the power source needed to fulfill the power demand. Just sign in to your account to access for this free powerful tool along with free Pricing and 3D Views.

Power Graph in Geppetto

Look for the blue lightning bolt icon in the Geppetto toolbar to open the power requirements for your design.

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Open Geppetto

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.

miniNodes: 5-Node RPi CM3 carrier board designed in Geppetto

February 7, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Last year, we wrote a post about MiniNodes. Last month, they announced on Twitter the 2nd revision of their board. Both revision has been designed in Geppetto and reviewed and tested by Gumstix engineers.


What’s new?

MiniNodes revision 2 includes a serial header for each node, individual on/off switch, and LED power indicator for each slot. The first prototype didn’t have those.

Design Your Own

If you have ideas and want to see it in 3D View or get a price for a possible custom board you have in mind, feel free to give Geppetto a try.

Then, when you’re ready to manufacture the board, you can make a purchase and we will ship fully-assembled board in 3 weeks.

Geppetto is our free online design tool that allows you to create a custom hardware design. Moreover, we handle everything, from sourcing of parts to production, to ensuring that your board boots out of the box. We take care of production while you focus on your software or application. We will deliver your pre-tested, fully assembled boards (not just PCB) after 15 business days.