Marvell's SMILE Plug
The SMILE Plug is a Marvell ARM-based CPU with 1 GHz of Flash and DDR3 memory as well as Stanford’s Mobile Inquiry Based Learning Environment (SMILE). Not only does it provide plenty of processing power and resources to run any embedded computing application, it has the ability to create a local Wi-Fi network for up to 60 students in one classroom with network connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet. Peripheral devices can be connected using USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi. A plug administration API and UI called Plugmin is also included for simple deployment and system management.
- Wi-Fi support for 60 clients creates a classroom micro-cloud for up to 60 students
- Easy Deployment and management means simple plug and device pairing for teachers
- Optional rechargeable battery back-up, this is ideal for situations where the electrical power source is inconsistent
- An open platform, which makes it ideal for developing or porting any additional learning applications
- SMILE Server provides access to more open source SMILE learning applications
- High-performance with low power, ideal for always-on computing tasks
- Debug support via external debug board
The Marvell SMILE Plug will be available in December through GlobalScale Technologies.
The SMILE Plug was named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the NEW! Tech For A Better World category. Products entered in this prestigious program honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.
SMILE Consortium Member
Marvell is a founding member of the SMILE Consortium, an effort to cause a paradigm shift within education by enabling students to be active agents in their learning through an inquiry-based learning model.