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Ultra96-V2 SBC adds certified WiFi and industrial temp support

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-27 23:45
Avnet announced a 96Boards CE “Ultra96-V2” SBC with the same Linux-driven Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and other major features of the V1, but with the addition of industrial temp support, a PMIC, and a new WiFi/BT module certified in 75 countries. Avnet unveiled a minor upgrade to its open-spec, 96Boards CE form-factor Ultra96 SBC. The Ultra96-V2 […]
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Odroid-N2 SBC launches at $63 with new Cortex-A73 SoC

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-27 22:30
Hardkernel’s open-spec Odroid-N2 SBC has gone on sale for $63 (2GB RAM) or $79 (4GB). The SBC runs Ubuntu or Android on an Amlogic S922X with 4x 1.8GHz -A73 and 2x 1.9GHz -A53 cores. As promised, the Odroid-N2 has gone on sale for $63 (2GB DDR4 RAM) or $79 (4GB), with shipments beginning April 3. […]
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Tiny wireless gateway runs Linux on an i.MX6 ULL

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-27 18:56
Artila’s 112 x 89 x 30mm “Wireless Gateway Matrix-750” runs Linux on a Cortex-A7-based i.MX6 ULL, and offers 2x LAN ports plus USB OTG, serial, DIO, and mini-PCIe with micro-SIM and antennas. Artila has announced a new Matrix wireless gateway that offers a faster processor and much smaller footprint than recent models but with more […]
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MSC’s first Type 7 module features up to 16-core Atom C3000

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-27 00:05
MSC’s Linux-ready “MSC C7B-DV” COM Express Type 7 module runs on an up to 16-core Atom C3000 with up to 32GB RAM and 64GB eMMC plus up to 22x PCIe lanes and 4x 10GbE controllers. Avnet-owned MSC announced its first COM Express Type 7 module. The MSC C7B-DV has the typical pairing: a server-class Atom […]
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RK3399 based Qseven module has extended temp support

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-26 22:15
Arbor’s “EmQ-RK390” Qseven module runs Linux or Android on a Rockchip RK3399 with up to 4GB of soldered RAM and 16GB soldered eMMC, plus PCIe and GbE support and an extended temperature range. In January, Arbor Technology announced that it would show a Rockchip RK3399 “EmQ-RK390” Qseven 2.1 module at the Embedded World show in […]
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Allwinner H5 SBC is loaded with WiFi, BT, LTE, GPS, and triple CSI

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-26 19:05
OES’ $175 “Prime Series 1” dev board has a compute module with a quad-core Allwinner H5, a crypto chip, 512MB RAM, 8GB eMMC, and WiFi/BT. The dev board adds 3x MIPI-CSI, Ethernet, GSM/LTE, GPS, and more. On Mar. 29, Springfield, Virginia based startup Optimus Embedded Systems (OES) will launch the first of several Prime series […]
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World’s first Zynq UltraScale+ based SMARC module runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-25 23:18
MSC’s rugged “MSC SM2S-ZUSP” SMARC module features a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with 4x Cortex-A53, 2x Cortex-R5, GPU, and FPGA plus up to 8GB DDR4 and 64GB eMMC and optional WiFi/BT and carrier. MSC Technologies — a brand of Avnet Integrated Solutions — has launched the world’s first SMARC 2.0 form-factor module with Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ […]
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Tiny, octa-core Arm module targets AI on the edge

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-25 19:57
Intrinsyc’s 50 x 25mm, $225 “Open-Q 660 μSOM” runs Android 9.0 on the high-end Snapdragon 660 and offers 802.11ac, BT 5.1, 4GB LPDDR4, and 32GB eMMC plus support for 4K DP, 2x MIPI-DSI, 3x MIPI-CSI, and high-end digital audio. Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 appeared on Intrinsyc’s Open-Q 660 HDK Mini-ITX dev kit back in 2017 […]
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Toughened up Apollo Lake box PC runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-25 17:25
Axiomtek’s rugged, Linux-friendly “eBOX625-312-FL” is an Apollo Lake embedded PC with 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, 3x serial, lockable HDMI, and a SATA bay. The eBOX625-312-FL is the typical, rugged industrial computer of our current era. There’s nothing particularly exciting about it, but assuming that it indeed offers “effective pricing,” this could be […]
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RPi Zero W based robot kits offer pan-tilt cam, GPS, and ToF sensing

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2019-03-23 20:30
The $120 to $165 “SparkFun Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR” extends the $250 Sphero RVR robot with an Raspberry Pi Zero W, a pan-tilt camera, GPS, and an optional ToF distance sensor. SparkFun Electronics recently completed a successful Kickstarter project for its Sphero RVR, a four-wheeled tank-treaded robot that offers optional programming via a Raspberry […]
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R.I.P. Intel Compute Card and Samsung Artik

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-22 20:16
Intel has stopped development on new Intel Compute Card modules. The new follows the revelation that Samsung has discontinued its Artik line of computer-on-modules. Intel is pulling the plug on its Intel Compute Card product line following Samsung’s recent discontinuation of its Artik computer-on-modules. The early demise of these Linux-compatible module families hardly reflects on […]
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Top 10 new Linux hacker boards to watch for in 2019

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-21 19:51
The last month has seen an explosion of new Linux-based SBCs ranging from a next-gen BeagleBone AI and a Whiskey Lake based UP Xtreme to the first maker boards from Google and Nvidia. A recent Global Market Insights report projects the single board computer market will grow from $600 million in 2018 to $1 billion […]
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Retail-oriented 21.5-inch panel PCs run on Kaby Lake and Bay Trail

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-21 18:43
Ibase’s 21.5-inch “UPC-7210” and “UPC-6210” panel PCs run Linux or Windows on 7th Gen Kaby Lake-U and Bay Trail CPUs, respectively. Highlights include 64GB SSDs, mini-PCIe, mSATA, and IP65 protection. Sometimes there’s a fine line between digital signage players and touch-panel PCs. Touch panels tend to be bulkier with lower resolution and fewer multi-display options […]
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2MP, MIPI-CSI stereo cam runs Linux on Jetson

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-21 00:52
E-con’s STEEReoCAM is a 2-megapixel MIPI CSI-2 stereo vision camera designed to work with Jetson TX2 and Xavier modules using a Linux-based TaraXL SDK. E-con Systems has launched a MIPI CSI-2 connected follow-on to its USB 3.0 linked TaraXL stereo vision camera. Like the TaraXL, the new STEEReoCAM is designed to work with Nvidia’s hexa-core […]
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Embedded Linux system has five GbE ports for Time Sensitive Networking

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-20 23:24
Kontron’s “KBox A-230-LS” industrial computer runs Linux on a dual -A72 LS1028A SoC via its SMARC-sAL28 module and offers 5x TSN-capable GbE ports. Kontron announced a industrial networking computer dedicated to IEEE 802.1 compliant Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) based on its SMARC-sAL28 module. The fanless, 150 x 100 x 58mm system provides a standard Gigabit […]
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Latest UP board combines Whiskey Lake with AI Core X modules

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-19 23:30
Aaeon has posted specs for a Linux-ready “UP Xtreme” SBC with a 15W, 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U CPU, up to 16GB DDR4 and 128GB eMMC, 2x GbE, 6x USB, SATA, and optional AI Core X modules via M.2 and mini-PCIe. Aaeon’s community-backed UP project, which most recently brought us the Intel Apollo Lake based Up […]
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Trimmed-down Jetson Nano module ships on $99 Linux dev kit

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-19 19:35
Nvidia has launched a stripped-down, quad -A57 Jetson Nano module with a CUDA-ready 128-core Maxwell GPU. There’s also a maker-friendly, $99 dev kit featuring the Linux-driven, AI-focused COM. At the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia spun a version of its Arm-based, GPU-focused Jetson modules for the Linux maker market along with a $99 Dev Kit. The […]
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Rugged computers run Linux on Jetson TX2 and Xavier

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-19 00:45
Aitech is offering RedHawk Linux RTOS for its rugged, compact, Jetson TX2-based A176 Cyclone and new A177 Twister systems. There’s also a similar new Jetson Xavier based A178 Thunder computer. Aitech, which has been producing embedded Linux-driven systems for military/aerospace and rugged industrial applications since at least 2004, announced that Concurrent Real-Time’s hardened RedHawk Linux […]
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3.5-inch i.MX8M SBC focuses on A/V

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-18 21:36
Seco’s 3.5-inch “SBC-C20” runs Linux on a dual- or quad-core -A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC plus 4K-ready eDP or HDMI 2.0, M.2 expansion, and optional -40 to 85°C. The SBC-C20 is the third and final SBC announced by Seco at Embedded World. It’s not as fast as the i.MX8 […]
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Raspberry Pi based audio DAC board starts at $225

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-18 20:50
Orchard Audio’s $225 “PecanPi” audio DAC add-on for the Raspberry Pi and $400, Pi-equipped “Streamer” system features 24-bit, 192kHz sampling, 130dB SNR, and -110dB THD+N. Orchard Audio has opened pre-orders on a next-gen PecanPi audio DAC board for the Raspberry Pi that replaces its earlier, Kickstarter backed ApplePi DAC. The $225 PecanPi DAC offers modest […]
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