Pepper 43R

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Pepper 43R is an Android-ready hand-held single board computer. It is a powerful, complete, and compact embedded solution supporting Yocto, Linux, and Android with wireless connectivity and a Newhaven 4.3-inch resistive LCD touch screen (sold separately).

Once you have tested the board, you may use Geppetto online to design and customize it for your own project.

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Pepper 43R

Now supporting Android, the Pepper 43R is a powerful, complete and compact solution for embedded developers interested in a Cortex A8 ARM processor. Featuring standard Gumstix hardware features such as 512 MB DDR3, 802.11 b/g/n with AP mode, Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE, a microSD card slot, audio connectivity, a console port and two USB On-The-Go ports. The Pepper 43R also supports:

  • The Newhaven 4.3-inch resistive LCD touchscreen (sold separately)
  • Expansion headers to accommodate applications such as I2C, SPI, and UARTs
  • GPIO-controlled push buttons and LEDs
  • Support for Yocto Project build system and Android
  • Ships with a u.fl antenna.

The 4.3” Newhaven Resistive Touch Screen used with this board is ideal for providing a user interface for all types of products. They are usually used in devices like personal DVD players and handheld devices but are well suited for industrial applications as well.


Customize Your Board

The Pepper 43R is available in Geppetto D2O so you can customize it to your project's requirements.

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Included Components
Pepper 43R This 4.3" PCAP design has 3 USB Jacks and a 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 3.0
Access Point Mode



4.1 + BLE


10/100/1000 Base-T


LCD Capable

LCD Manufacturer

Compatible with displays from Newhaven Display International

LCD Size

4.3 inch

LCD Touchscreen

Resistive touch screen

RTC Battery Holder

Holder for 6mm rechargeable coin cell RTC battery

Storage Expansion

Via microSD Card Slot

USB Console Port




Key Components
U.FL Antenna with Collar U.FL antenna with collar for Bluetooth and/or 802.11b/g/n wireless communications.
microSD Card Slot An onboard card-slot for system storage expansion using microSD cards. Specs
FTDI FT232RQ USB UART Interface Connect to an RS232 serial terminal over USB with the FTDI FT232RQ interface Specs
TI WiLink8 WL1831 The certified WiLink 8 module from TI offers high throughput and extended range along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence in a power-optimized design. Specs
DDR3L 512MB 16bit DDR3L 512MB 16bit Specs
Sitara Processor 800MHz AM3354 800MHz
Mating Connectors
U.FL Connector Attach a U.FL Wi-Fi or Bluetooth antenna (not included) to a Gumstix system with this connector.

Please read the instructions in the README file carefully before starting. Instructions and functions are explained in the file.

Files that are needed (such as bootloader and operating system) to create a bootable disk image, are available below.

Our Support page links additional resources.

Software Links
Pepper-MLO_DDR3 MLO spl file generated from pepper_ddr3_defconfig on 2015.04
Pepper-UBOOT_DDR3 u-boot.img boot file generated from pepper_ddr3_defconfig on 2015.04
uEnv.txt for EXT4 Change mmcrootfstype to ext4 rootwait
Pepper-43R-Rootfs Rootfs for Pepper 43R-R5 (BRD900000000246)