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Introduction to catalog of 125 Linux hacker boards

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-06-04 20:37
Our 2019 spring edition catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android offers updated descriptions, specs, and pricing for 125 SBCs. Two big questions for 2019: Is it time for AI, and what about those tariffs? Welcome to our latest catalog of 125 community-backed Linux and Android SBCs. We’re skipping the reader […]
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Catalog of 125 open-spec hacker boards

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-06-04 03:04
Welcome to our catalog of 125 open-spec, maker-oriented single board computers that run Linux or Android. You’ll find updated prices and descriptions plus a comparison spreadsheet of major features. The following summaries of 125 community-backed Linux/Android hacker boards under $200 are listed in alpha order. They list specs and lowest available pricing recorded in the […]
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i.MX8M Mini based module features Grylfalcon neural accelerator

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-06-03 17:30
SolidRun’s “i.MX 8M Mini SOM” runs Linux on NXP’s up to quad-core, 1.8GHz -A53 i.MX8M Mini and works with the HummingBoard Pulse board. The module has 4GB RAM, optional WiFi/BT, and a 24 TOPS/W Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur 2803S NPU. SolidRun announced an i.MX8M Mini based compute module aimed at “a wide range of IoT and industrial […]
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Hybrid RK3399 COM/SBC hacker board can plug into feature-rich carrier

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-31 23:26
FriendlyElec’s $75, RK3399-based “SOM-RK3399” COM/SBC hybrid can stand alone or expand with a $120 “SOM-RK3399 Dev Kit” with -20 to 70℃ support and M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion. Last year, FriendlyElec released two open-spec SBCs that ran Linux and Android on the hexa-core Rockchip RK3399: the $65 and up NanoPi M4 and the smaller, $50 NanoPi […]
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Tiny Apollo Lake mini-PC offers M.2 and optional PoE

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-31 19:35
Shuttle will soon launch a compact, Linux-friendly “EN01” mini-PC series starting with an EN01J model with an Apollo Lake SoC, up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, GbE with optional PoE, and M.2 expansion. A future model will tap the Jetson TX2. Although Linux-ready mini-PCs have been around for well over a decade, the market […]
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Latest Tinker boards tap RK3399Pro and Google’s i.MX8M and Edge TPU equipped Coral SOM

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-31 18:16
Asus is prepping a “Tinker Edge R” SBC with an RK3399Pro, along with “Tinker Edge T” and “CR1S-CM-A” variants of Google’s i.MX8M and Edge TPU equipped Coral Dev Board. There’s also a 8th Gen Core based “PN60T” mini-PC with an Edge TPU. At Computex this week, Asus showed off two new open-spec Tinker boards, including […]
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Intel’s NUC Compute Element is an internal variant of discontinued Compute Card

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-30 23:03
Intel previewed a “NUC Compute Element” with Y- or U-series Core chips, RAM, and storage that can be embedded in laptops and other devices via a proprietary connector. It also showed off several new technologies including a Honeycomb Glacier laptop with a secondary screen on the keyboard. Intel, which went to the Computex show in […]
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LTE-equipped machine vision system runs Linux on a Jetson TX2

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-30 18:28
Imago’s “VisionBox Daytona” machine vision computer runs Linux on a Jetson TX2 and offers 4G LTE plus dual GbE camera ports with PoE and triggers. Other recent, Linux-based Imago systems include an octa-core VisionBox Le Mans and an EdgeBox cloud server. Imago Technologies has released a variety of Linux-ready VisionBox machine vision systems in recent […]
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MediaTek 5G SoC to debut new Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 chips

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-05-29 23:44
Arm unveiled a Cortex-A77 core with up to 20 percent better IPC performance over Cortex-A76 plus a faster new Mali-G77 GPU. MediaTek is combining both chips with its Helio M70 modem for a 7nm “5G SoC.” Just before Intel launched its 10nm 10th Gen Ice Lake processors at Computex, Arm revealed yet another high-end Cortex-A […]
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Nvidia EGX edge-AI stack debuts on four new Jetson and Tesla-based Adlink systems

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-05-29 19:46
Nvidia’s “Nvidia EGX” solution for AI edge computing combines its Nvidia Edge Stack and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-based OpenShift platform running on Linux-driven Jetson modules and Tesla boards. Adlink unveiled four edge servers based on EGX using the Nano, TX2, Xavier, and Tesla. Announced at this week’s Computex show in Taiwan, Nvidia EGX is billed as […]
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Intel launches first 10th Gen Ice Lake CPUs with 10nm fabrication

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-05-29 01:12
Intel launched its first 10nm, 10th Gen Ice Lake Core CPUs with Gen 11 graphics, Intel Deep Learning Boost technology, 9 to 15W TDPs, and support for WiFi 6 and Thunderbolt 3. After leaking a roadmap of new 10th Gen Ice Lake and other future CPUs in late April, Intel officially launched its first Ice […]
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Home automation and speaker board switches from Android Things to Linux

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-05-28 23:17
Intrinsyc has re-released its Snapdragon 212-based Open-Q 212 module and 212A Home Hub Development Kit, switching from Android Things to Linux and adding a Qualcomm QCA4024 based option with BT 5.0, Thread, and ZigBee. Intrinsyc’s Open-Q 212A module and Development Kit, which were announced a year ago as along with several other Android Things production […]
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Aaeon releases HW monitoring stack for Linux-on-Intel systems

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-05-28 20:41
Aaeon’s BIOS-driven “HERO SDK” hardware monitoring stack supports Linux-driven Aaeon systems that use Intel’s Gemini, Whiskey, and Coffee Lake CPUs. The company has also posted specs for a Coffee Lake based “COM-CFHB6” COM Express. Aaeon announced a HERO SDK to “help developers with monitoring and controlling hardware on Aaeon platforms.” Available for modern Intel-based systems […]
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Compact, Linux-driven edge server supports Nvidia T4 GPUs

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-23 17:28
Atos’ suitcase-sized “BullSequana Edge” server runs Linux on a 6th Gen Xeon-D and supports AI edge processing via optional Nvidia T4 GPUs and FPGAs. Other specs include SATA, USB 3.0, GbE, and optional 10GbE, WiFi, 3G/4G, and LoRa. Establishing our scope of coverage on the low end is pretty easy — aside from the occasional […]
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Space Station welcomes free-flying, Ubuntu-powered autonomous robots

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-23 00:35
NASA has deployed three free-flying “Astrobee” robots on the ISS for house-keeping tasks. The bots run Ubuntu/ROS and Android 7.1 on Snapdragon-based Inforce modules and a Wandboard and feature 3x payload bays, 6x cameras, and a touchscreen. We haven’t heard a news from the IBM Watson connected CIMON social robot since it debuted with a […]
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Open-spec Omega2 LTE SBC features Cat 4 and GNSS

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-05-22 17:45
Onion’s $99, sandwich-style Omega2 LTE SBC for remote sensor applications with a MIPS-based, WiFi-enabled Omega2S+ compute module, a Quectel EC25 chipset with LTE Cat 4 and GNSS, plus USB Type-C, microSD, and battery support. Last December, Onion updated its MIPS-based, WiFi-enabled Omega2 board with a similarly OpenWrt-driven Omega2 Pro SBC that increased RAM to 512MB […]
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Adapter enables offline speech board to work with Raspberry Pi

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-05-21 22:37
Audeme has released a $6.50 “Raspberry Pi MOVI Adapter” board and API to enable a Raspberry Pi pairing with its MOVI Arduino Shield for offline speech recognition and synthesis. We’re used to seeing Arduino compatible, MCU-driven HATs and other add-ons for the Raspberry Pi, but in 2015 Audeme flipped that combo on its head with […]
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Embedded PC with 6th or 7th Gen CPUs offers optional mini-PCIe and PCIe x4

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-05-21 17:39
Aaeon’s barebones, semi-rugged “EPIC-KBS9-PUC” embedded PC runs on 6th or 7th Gen Core CPUs with up to 4x GbE and 2x serial plus 4x USB, mSATA, dual displays, and optional mini-PCIe, PCIe x4, or 2.5-inch HDD. Aaeon has spun last year’s EPIC form-factor EPIC-KBS board into an embedded system for light industrial duty including “automated […]
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Google’s latest smart glasses power up with Snapdragon XR1

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-05-20 23:12
Google has launched a $999 “Glass Enterprise Edition 2” headset that runs Android Oreo on a faster, quad-core, 1.7GHz Snapdragon XR1 SoC with an 8MP camera, WiFi-ac, BT 5.x, a USB Type-C port, and longer battery life. After backing away from its consumer Google Glass eyewear due in part to complaints about privacy, in 2017 […]
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Four new Arduino Nano boards break price/performance/size barriers

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-05-20 20:12
Arduino expanded its line of 45 x 18mm Nano boards with a $10 “Arduino Nano Every” model, a faster WiFi/BT-enabled IoT model, and two BLE boards. The new models offer price, performance, and size improvements over earlier Arduinos. At the start of this weekend’s Bay Area Maker Faire, which could be its last in that […]
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