The Omega2+ IoT computer is Onion’s Linux-based, WiFi development board designed to enable makers of all skill levels to build connected hardware applications. Plug in your Omega and it will boot the operating system right away, allowing you to develop in your favorite programming language, create web applications, and interface with a variety of hardware with minimal time and effort spent getting started. Compared to the Omega2, it has double the memory and storage and also includes a MicroSD card slot.
At the Omega2+’s core is the MT7688 SoC that features a 580 MHz MIPS CPU, supports 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi as well as 10M/100M wired ethernet network connectivity, and operates at 3.3V. The Omega2+ comes with 128MB of DDR2 DRAM memory and 32MB of onboard flash storage, double that of the Omega2! The storage space is expandable using the MicroSD card slot on the underside of the Omega2+.
The Omega was built to interact with other hardware, so it has a wide variety of hardware interfaces. It has dedicated pins for USB2.0 and Ethernet as well as 12 GPIO pins that can be controlled by the user. These GPIOs can support the I2C, UART, and SPI serial communication protocols.
The best part is that it’s tiny, measuring 1.7″ by 1″ it takes up minimal space in the project.
So what makes the Omega2+ an IoT Computer? It’s a combination of the following:
- Small form factor
- Power efficiency
- Processing, networking, and encryption capabilities
- Flexibility that comes from running a Linux OS
- Support for many programming languages and many simultaneous processes
The Omega2+ is powerful and flexible enough to be the brain of almost any IoT device.