The MIPS Creator Ci40 is a single-board computer for developers working on projects involving Internet of Things applications and low-power MIPS processors.
You can reserve a board with a pledge of £35 (about $53), but it won’t ship until April, 2016.
The CI40 board features a 550 MHz dual-core MIPS processor. It has 256MB of RAM, 512MB of storage, a microSD card slot, and built-in support for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 as well a micro USB port, and an Ethernet jack.
The board has a 40-pin Raspberry Pi-compatible header and 2 mikroBUS headers, along with other features aimed at developers, and Imagination is also offering expansion boards and sensor boards through Kickstarter.
Imagination says the board can support a variety of GNU/Linux operating systems including Debian, OpenWrt, and Google’s new Brillo operating system.
While some developer boards can also be used as low-power desktop computers or home media theater PCs, the Ci40 is really designed for Internet of Things development. For example, it could be used to build home automation and security products such as smart locks or thermostats, surveillance systems, or air quality monitors.