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MinnowBoard Turbot : DUAL Core Intel Embedded & IoT Development Board

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Sold out! Please consider the Minnowboard Turbot QUAD Core here
or the Minnowboard Turbot Dual Core Dual Ethernet board here

Open Source Hardware Embedded Platform 

2GB Dual Core Intel Atom E3826 series SoC

The MinnowBoard Turbot dual core is a compact and affordable open source hardware platform that puts the power of a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E3826 Series System on a Chip (SoC) in a small but versatile form factor. Software is compatible with earlier versions and upgrades now allow you to accelerate product creation with regulatory assuredness. This embedded board has an enormous range of capabilities that appeal to intermediate and professional developers and OEMs interested in prototyping and bringing to market high-performance IoT and embedded applications and products.

Why choose the MinnowBoard Turbot?

The MinnowBoard Turbot delivers to a sweet spot in the embedded and IoT development paradigm with:

  • a dual core 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E3826 Series System on a Chip (SoC) 
  • a low cost, small form factor
  • high performance (dual and quad core versions)
  • regulatory compliance* for immediate productization
  • open source hardware files - build your own custom version
  • fast POC and prototyping through versatile extensibility (LURES)
  • adaptors for industry standard
  • open source firmware that is accessible for HW bring up
  • it’s Intel, so OS’s “just run” and your software will too
  • Windows, Linux, Android, Wind River Linux, Yocto Project supported



  • 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)
  • High-speed expansion connector with additional mPCIe, SATA, USB

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
  • 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

Visit the MinnowBoard.org website for a wealth of software and hardware information related to the MinnowBoard.
Including information on adding your own operating system:


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 B, 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.



Expansion Boards / Daughter cards with additional functionality including:

  • DESERT LURE - Prototype board using the Low Speed Expansion port
  • FISH FOOD LURE - Breadboard breakout and ribbon cable for the Low Speed Expansion port
  • GPS LURE - Turn your MinnowBoard into a Stratum-1 NTP clock
  • MORAY LURE - XBee 802.15.4 wireless access 
  • Other Lures

Optional Case

Can be laser etched. See more pictures here.

NOTE: This enclosure will only fit the MinnowBoard Turbot. It will not fit the MinnowBoard Turbot Dual Ethernet boards or systems. 

Warranty and Support Information

  • 90 day 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.