MicroSD, onboard RTC battery

AdamAdam New Member Posts: 11
I would like to suggest an idea.
UP^2 is perfect for a diy NAS. UP Core could be used something like a portable NAS/server. For this purpose it would be great if it would have a microSD slot. With the onboard eMMC for OS and a 64/128/even 256 GB microSD card it would be a really good portable server/nas. Actually this thing have the power to use as a portable game server for several LAN server based games (and with the builtin wifi it can even host a network).
And one more thing. For all kind of portable usage it would be great to have an onboard RTC battery. Maybe the case can contain it.

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  • FabrizioFabrizio AAEON Posts: 123 mod
    hi Adam

    The RTC is onboard.
    About SD, we didnt add it because there is an instability on SDIO on Intel Cherry Trail which impacts SDcard.
    The solution is to use and USB-SDIO bridge but we didnt find space onboard.
    We could think to add it on carrier board
    Thanks for your idea and support UP Core on Kickstarter from first of June

    Fab
  • AdamAdam New Member Posts: 11
    Is there a place for a battery for the RTC clock? On the UP Core site (http://www.up-board.org/upcore/) there is a sign for RTC Battery, but it is a 2 pin connector. I thought it will need an external batter holder with a battery to power the RTC. So, is there place for the battery on the board?
    microSD on the case will be also a good option. Or maybe a smaller DC connector and a micro HDMI would give enought space for the microsd? With a smaller DC connector the case could be also smaller maybe.
  • AdamAdam New Member Posts: 11
    Hmmmmmmm, what about a Type-C power connector. Isn't it smaller than the DC? Type-C does not have the power standard limits like micro B. On the other hand, Z8350 does have 2 USB, doesn't it? So a Type-C could be a power connector as well as an (otg) usb port.
  • FabrizioFabrizio AAEON Posts: 123 mod
    Hi,

    we designed UP Core for companies/start up who wants to have a versatile expandable ultra compact computer.
    Type C connector is not popular in industrial/embedded market because of high cost of cables.
    Cheers
  • AdamAdam New Member Posts: 11
    Any chance of a consumer version with the above spec?
  • FabrizioFabrizio AAEON Posts: 123 mod
    Honestly not at this stage because the redesigning process will take 6 months.
    It will be possible to have USB Type C on the extension board if there are requests for it.
    Thanks anyway for your contribution
    Cheers

    Fab
  • FabrizioFabrizio AAEON Posts: 123 mod
    About the 6 months time to develop it :
    - 8 weeks to have the new engineering sample
    - 1 week for validation
    - 8 weeks to have the Design Validation sample
    - 1 week for validation
    - 6 weeks to have the Production Validation sample
    - 1 week to test
    - 8 weeks to have the Mass Production to be delivered.

    all the previous steps are mandatory if we want to introduce to the mass market the product.
  • AdamAdam New Member Posts: 11
    I see, thank you for the detailed answer. Maybe in the future :)
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