If you're looking for something that will take away the complexity of designing network connectivity into a product, the nifty little XPort is your go-to guy. With networking features including a 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet connection and an SoC with operating system, embedded web server, e-mail alerts and full TCP/IP protocol stack, it incorporates all teh oteh required hardward and software in an extended RJ45 PCB-mounting socket.
If you are looking for a development board for a more complex project, the Arduino Mega 2560 is for you. Ideal for use in 3D printing and robotics, this handy bit of kit is based on the ATmega2560 Microcontroller, and can be used both standalone or connected to a PC. Amongst other fantastic features, with 54 x digital I/O pins, 16 Analogue inputs and 4 UART, it will certainly keep you busy.
Fantastically compact, the RCM3200 RabbitCore processor module gives you the features and performance for embedded control systems, providing secure data communication with integrated Ethernet connectivity. You'll even find a full-featured C compiler, editor and in-circuit debugger in the Dynamic C Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Offering improved speed and functionality, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is a low cost, high capability single board computer. With an impressive 1.4 GHz, 64-Bit quad core processor, Gigabit Ethernet and PoE capability via a PoE HAT, dual band 2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz wireless and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, it won't leave you wanting.
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