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RIoTboard launches community website for developers based on its open source development platform

February 26, 2014 – CHICAGO – Newark element14, in conjunction with, today announced the launch of the official community website for the RIoTboard, an open source development platform based on Freescale® Semiconductor’s i.MX 6 Solo processor. RIoTboard delivers a fully-featured single-board computer that enables developers the freedom to design Android, and other open-source projects demanding the processing power and expandability for applications like HD video, high-bit transcoding and encoding, gaming applications and real-time sensing.

The community serves as the launching pad for innovative open-source projects to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). Designers are encouraged to join the RIoTboard revolution at, where they can buy, design and register their projects. Users will also gain quick access to video tutorials, technical resources – such as full schematics, Linux and Android software – and join in discussions with the online community of passionate “RIoTboarders.”

Priced at USD $74, the RIoTboard is available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in APAC.

David Shen, Chief Technology Officer at Newark element14 said, “In the electronics industry, IoT continues to be a major trend that will globally boost the market. The RIoTboard is ideally positioned as a hub for IoT development. As a disruptive technology, IoT will impact almost every segment of the economy and society.

“The RIoTboard is the latest in our ever-expanding range of solutions, offering everything from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles.”

To learn more about this new community Website, visit

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Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and engineering solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Newark element14 brings together the latest products, services and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Newark element14 is the trusted source to find the answers and parts they need to keep projects on the fast track, right from the start. Newark element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in North America.