• Minnowboard Turbot

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Item #: MBT-2110
Our Price: $145.95
Include Free Calamari Lure:
Power Supply:
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MinnowBoard Turbot : Dual Core Intel Development Board

This model has reached End of Sale status.

New, improved dual and quad core Minnowboard Turbot are available here: dual or quad


Open Hardware Embedded Platform

2GB Dual Core Intel Atom E3826 series SoC

The Turbot 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E3826 is a compact, affordable, and powerful development board for both professionals and makers. The open hardware design allows for endless customization and integration potential.  It is a platform with diverse strengths that will empower developers to innovate in the deeply embedded market.  


  • Intel Atom E3826 CPU (Bay Trail-I) dual core 1.46 GHz 
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics with Open Source hardware-accelerated drivers for Linux OS
  • Virtualization extensions (VT-x)
  • AES instructions
  • 2GB DDR3L 1067MT/s DRAM
  • 8 MB SPI Flash (TianoCore UEFI/CoreBoot/SeaBIOS/etc.)

Improvements over MinnowBoard Max

  • 10% higher CPU code speed and 25% higher graphics speed than the E3825 SoC on the MinnowBoard MAX
  • FCC, CE and IEC-60950 certified
  • Improved HDMI Compatibility (learn more)
  • Populated J2 - Fan Connector
  • Populated the Real-time Clock coin-cell battery holder
  • Populated J5 - Power Button
  • Populated J6 - SATA activity LED
  • Populated J7 - GPIO inputs (NVRAM Reset)
  • I2S MCLK routed to LSE connector (audio interface)
  • Level shifters for the LSE are now enabled by the reset signal.
  • Added dedicated I2C shifter, fixed strapping issue (Learn more)
  • Low-Speed Expansion connector can now supply power
  • USB back powered issues are resolved (Learn more)
  • D2 LED now under GPIO control


Coastline I/O

  • USB client for communications:
    • 1x USB 3.0 host port
    • 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45)
  • 1x SATA2 3Gb/sec port
  • 1 x Serial debug header (FTDI cable available separately)
  • Firmware flash port header

Expansion Connectivity

  • 1x Micro SD slot
  • 1x HDMI® port (microHDMI connector)
  • LSE Low speed expansion port details (2x13 26-pin male 0.1" pin header):
    • SPI 
    • I2C
    • I2S Audio
    • 2x UARTs (TTL-level)
    • 8x GPIO (2x supporting PWM)
    • +5V, GND
  • HSE High speed expansion port details (60-pin high-density connector):
    • 1x PCIe Gen 2.0 Lane
    • SATA-2, USB 2.0 
    • I2C
    • GPIO
    • JTAG
    • +5V, GND

Software Compatibility

Add your own operating system:

  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • Brillo
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Android 4.4
  • Ubuntu
  • Yocto Project Compatible
  • 64-bit Intel firmware (Learn more)
  • Coreboot and U-boot support available via the community
  • plus much more. See the Wiki for additional information.
  • ACPI 5.0 support


Hardware Specs and Materials

  • Open-source hardware under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0
  • The MinnowBoard Turbot is intended to comply with all requirements and guidelines set forth by the Open Source Hardware Association (http://www.oshwa.org/)
  • Size: MinnowBoard Compatible 99 x 74 mm (2.9 x 3.9 inches)
  • Certifications: FCC Class A, CE, IEC-60950, RoHS/WEEE
  • Fanless Operating Temp in open air: 0-40°C with the factory heatsink. 
  • Storage: -20 to 85°C
  • Battery: CR
  • Power:
  • 5 VDC input via 2.1 mm center pin positive power jack (5V, 2A DC Power Supply sold here)
  • 5 VDC output via 2-pin header
  • Some lures require a larger power supply. Check with the lure manufacturer for power requirements.


  • Product Brief PDF
  • Intel Drivers here [You really want to look here...lots of great information.]
  • Minnowboard Wiki with known issues, board design files, etc.
  • IRC Live Group Chat Info
  • MinnowBoard Turbot FCC Report
  • Read the FAQ
  • Getting Started Getting Started


Expansion Boards / Daughter cards with additional functionality including:

  • DESERT LURE - Prototype board using the Low Speed Expansion port
  • GPS LURE - Turn your MinnowBoard into a Stratum-1 NTP clock
  • SILVERJAW LURE - mPCIe and SATA expansion board using the High Speed Expansion port
  • SPI HOOK - SPI flash programmer and RS232 port
  • MORAY LURE - XBee 802.15.4 wireless access 
  • CALAMARI LURE -Demonstration Board, currently included for free with MinnowBoard Turbot Dual Core Board purchase
  • Other Lures

Optional Case

Can be laser etched. See more pictures here.

Warranty and Support Information

  • One year manufacturers warranty. Note: This is a 5V system. If you plug in a 12V PS you will blow up your board. Self-harm is not covered under the warranty.
  • Contact Netgate for warranty support.
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice.