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.

Geppetto Logo

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.

New Geppetto Feature: Find Power

January 29, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Use Find Power, to optimize the power of your Geppetto design in seconds.

Find Power

With Find Power, Geppetto will suggest a list of Power modules depending on the processor, sensors, cameras and other design requirements on your board. Moreover, as you make a selection, it will disable or enable module that won’t work.

How to use Find Power?

  1. Drag the functionalities you need in the board.
    RPi CM3 expansion board with HDMI, display, and camera
  2. Click Find Power
  3. Choose Power Sources
    Power module selection
  4. Click Add Power button.
    Add Power button
  5. Review and Save your design.
    RPi CM3 green Geppetto board

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.

PCN: GUM4430Z, GUM3703AP, GUM3703FP, GUM3703FEP

January 1, 2019 | Celine Marie Barrozo

With the 30-week lead time for Wi2Wi W2CBW003C and because most customers have transitioned to DuoVero and Overo version using the TI WiLink8, we are going to discontinue the following part number:

  • GUM4430Z – DuoVero Zephyr COM
  • GUM3703AP – Overo AirSTORM-P
  • GUM3703FP – Overo FireSTORM-P
  • GUM3703FEP – Overo IronSTORM-P

This is effective immediately. If you are still using any of the 4 products above, we may still be able to supply some of it on a first come, first serve basis up to a maximum of 100 units on a mixed of any of the 4 SKU.

Replacement

We recommend the following as a possible replacement. It may require software changes because of the difference with Wireless chip.

  • GUM4430Y – DuoVero Zephyr-Y
  • GUM3703AY – Overo AirSTORM-Y
  • GUM3703FY – Overo FireSTORM-Y
  • GUM3703FEY – Overo IronSTORM-Y

For any questions or concerns, please send an email to sales@gumstix.com.