Maple was the first commercial product from LeafLabs
Bring the speed of 32-bit single board computing to hobbyists and engineers outside of the embedded industry
Board Design, Firmware, Commercial Production, Documentation
Maple was one of the first ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller boards, all designed and built by LeafLabs.
Much loved by users around the world, the 32-bit STM single board computing surpassed the capabilities of similar products when it was first released in 2009. Maple was followed by the Maple Mini in 2011, a "breadboard-able" PCB for applications where space was limited. The free software toolchain and open source library of the Maple series reflected the open source roots of LeafLabs.
As was one of the first ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller boards that was accessible to hobbyists and engineers outside of the embedded industry, the Maple series helped with the transition from 8-bit to 32-bit processing. The Maple series was used in everything from personal projects, to academic research and numerous commercial products. Some of our current projects began with the libmaple.
As of March 2015, the LeafLabs Maple line and the libmaple library are end-of-life and no longer supported by LeafLabs. The design files for Maple and Maple Mini will remain available on GitHub, under a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license, for anyone who wants to recreate or reimagine these boards. libmaple will also stay on GitHub, and we will continue to take community patches.