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Stylish but rugged industrial mini-PC runs on Coffee Lake

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-15 23:24
Kontron’s “KBox B-201-CFL” is a compact, embedded box PC that runs Linux or Windows on 8th Gen Core CPUs with 2x GbE, SATA and M.2 SSDs, shock, vibration, and EMC tolerance, and a low noise level of under 34 dBA. Kontron is introducing a storage-oriented, Coffee Lake based mini-PC built around an unnamed Mini-ITX board. […]
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i.MX8M Mini SBC is loaded with options

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-15 20:15
Seco unveiled a highly customizable, Linux-friendly “SBC-C61” with a quad -A53, up to 1.8GHz i.MX8M Mini, up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, and optional LAN, WiFi/BT, cellular, serial, and CAN interfaces. Italy-based Seco calls its SBC-C61 single board computer the “crown jewel” of its multi-board Embedded World product launch. Considering that its 2019 lineup […]
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Industrial i.MX8X module runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-15 00:01
F&S is prepping an “efus MX8X” module that runs Linux on a dual- or quad-core -A35 i.MX8X SoC with up to 2GB RAM and 64GB eMMC plus dual GbE, WiFi/BT, 4K video, and optional industrial temp support. F&S Elektronik Systeme, which recently unveiled an i.MX8M Mini based PicoCore MX8MM module, has now posted preliminary specs […]
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Linux-driven, 4K-ready thin client starts at $204

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-14 22:50
VXL’s compact “Itona IQL2-64” thin client runs Linux on a dual-core Celeron N3350 with 2GB RAM, and offers 4K-ready HDMI and mini-DP, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.1, and support for Citrix, RDP, VMWare, and more. We don’t cover the thin client market exhaustively, but we find ourselves intrigued by low-cost, mini-PC-like thin clients that run […]
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First i.MX8 QuadMax SBC breaks cover

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-14 20:48
Seco announced a 3.5-inch “SBC-C43” that runs Linux or Android on an up to hexa-core i.MX8 with up to 8GB soldered DDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus WiFi/BT, 2x GbE, 3x USB, HDMI 2.0 in and out, 2x M.2, and -40 to 85°C support. We’ve seen about a half dozen compute modules based on the high-end, […]
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New TQ modules include Whiskey Lake-U and LS1028A models

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-14 00:13
TQ Systems unveiled three compute modules: an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U based COM Express Compact, a COM based on a 64-bit NXP LS1028A, and a module with a PowerPC-based T1022. LinuxGizmos has yet to cover any products from Germany-based TQ Systems, formally referred to as TQ Components, which has yet to market to the U.S. […]
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CHIPS Alliance to curate building blocks for RISC-V chips

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-13 20:06
Esperanto, Google, SiFive, and Western Digital announced an LF-hosted “CHIPS Alliance” to curate and develop open source code for RISC-V chip development, including WD’s donated SweRV core. Meanwhile, Intel is open sourcing its PCIe-based CXL interconnect. The Linux Foundation and several major RISC-V development firms have launched an LF-hosted CHIPS Alliance with a mission “to […]
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Multi-core, Linux-ready RISC-V cores feature DSP

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-13 19:24
Andes unveiled new A25MP and AX25MP versions of its Linux-friendly A25 CPU cores claimed to be the first RISC-V cores with a “comprehensive” DSP. The 1GHz-plus cores provide cache coherency and support for SMP and up to quad-core designs. At the RISC-V Workshop Taiwan, Andes Technology announced a second generation of its Linux-friendly, RISC-V ISA […]
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Rugged, Kaby Lake transport PC has 4x SATA plus 3x mini-PCIe and “VAM”

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-13 00:28
Axiomtek’s modular, transportation-certified “tBOX300-510-FL” box PC runs Linux or Windows on 7th-gen Kaby Lake-U CPUs and offers 4x swappable SATA III, GbE with PoE, 3x mini-PCIe, and an Axiomtek VAM I/O module slot. Axiomtek has launched a tBOX300-510-FL system for railway, vehicle, and marine applications such as surveillance, truck fleet management, storage, and passenger communications. […]
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6-axis robotic arm runs on Raspberry Pi

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-12 20:44
SB Components’ open-spec, Raspberry Pi powered “PiArm” robotic arm and gripper kit offers 6-axis digital servos and 360° rotation freedom. SB Components has gone to Kickstarter to launch an open source hardware and software PiArm robotic arm kit aimed at the DIY maker and education markets. The PiArm starts at a super early bird price […]
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Rugged, $350 Apollo Lake mini-PC has dual mini-PCIe slots

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-12 17:04
Aaeon’s Ubuntu-ready “Boxer-6405U” industrial mini-PC runs on an Apollo Lake SoC and offers 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, dual mini-PCIe, and extended temp and vibration tolerance. Aaeon has launched a $350, general-purpose embedded mini-PC for applications including machine vision, AI edge computing, and industrial IoT gateways. The rugged, “turnkey” Boxer-6405U is a slightly feature-reduced variant […]
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Open-spec Nitrogen8M_Mini SBC ships along with new Mini-based SOM

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-12 00:21
Boundary Devices has begun selling its open-spec, Linux-driven Nitrogen8M_Mini SBC starting at $135. It also announced a similarly i.MX8M Mini based Nitrogen8M_Mini SOM module with carrier. Boundary Devices announced its Nitrogen8M_Mini a month ago and has now launched the SBC starting at $135. In early February, the Nitrogen8M_Mini was the only announced SBC with NXP’s […]
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Highly redundant IoT router supports 375Kbps Cat-M1

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-11 20:10
Advantech has launched a $360, Verizon-certified “ICR-3211B” LTE Cat-M1 router with a 1GHz Cortex-A8 SoC, 2x LAN ports, triple SIM slots, “last gasp” supercap, and a user-programmable Linux stack. Advantech has launched a line of industrial routers starting with a compact, highly redundant ICR-3211B model that is pre-certified for Verizon’s new low-power wide-area (LPWA) Cat-M1 […]
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Slim-height Apollo Lake signage player features triple M.2 slots

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-11 17:36
Axiomtek’s Linux-friendly, “ultra-slim” DSP300-318 signage player has an Apollo Lake SoC, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP 4K displays, and 3x M.2 slots for storage and wireless. Axiomtek has launched an Intel Apollo Lake based digital signage player promoted for its ultra-slim, 200 x 137.8 x 20mm dimensions. The DSP300-318’s dimensions are close to those of […]
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Qseven duo taps i.MX8X and i.MX7

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-03-11 16:26
Kontron’s “coming soon” Qseven-Q7AMX8X and Qseven-Q7AMX7 modules run Linux on NXP’s i.MX8X and i.MX7 with up to 64GB eMMC 5.0, up to 3x PCIe, and extended temperature support. Kontron announced a 70 x 70mm, Qseven 2.1 form-factor Qseven-Q7AMX8X module with an up to quad-core, 1.5GHz Cortex-A35 based i.MX8X SoC. The company has also posted specs […]
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AMD’s Epyc 3000 shows up on COM Express Type 7

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-08 23:28
Congatec announced a “Conga-B7E3” COM Express Type 7 module that runs Linux or Windows on AMD’s up to 16-core Epyc Embedded 3000 with up to 96GB DDR4, 4x 10GbE networking, 32x PCIe lanes, and an optional 1TB NVMe disk. AMD announced its embedded server class Epyc Embedded 3000 in Feb. 2018 in tandem with its […]
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Rugged, expandable industrial PCs run on Apollo Lake and Coffee Lake

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-08 20:07
Cincoze unveiled fanless, Apollo Lake based “DC-1200” and 8th Gen Coffee Lake based “DX-1100” industrial PCs, both with shock, vibration, and -40 to 70°C support plus expansion via M.2, mini-PCIe, and Cincoze’s CMI and CFM modules. Cincoze unveiled a compact DC-1200 industrial computer with a quad-core Pentium N4200, as well as a more advanced and […]
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TechNexion reveals i.MX8M Mini modules and SBCs

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-07 23:32
TechNexion unveiled three i.MX8M Mini modules: a 40 x 37mm PICO-IMX8M-Mini with an Raspberry Pi-like carrier, a low-cost, FLEX-IMX8M-Mini SODIMM, and a highly customizable AXON-IMX8M-Mini. There’s also an AXON-IMX6 COM and an RPi-like AXON-Pi SBC. Longtime NXP partner TechNexion, which supports the Wandboard.org community site, has announced three compute modules based on the i.MX8M Mini […]
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Congatec takes a swig of Whiskey Lake in 3.5-inch and thin Mini-ITX SBCs

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-07 00:46
Congatec unveiled Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “Conga-JC370” and thin Mini-ITX “Conga-IC370” SBCs with Intel’s 8th Gen 1.8GHz, quad-core Core i7-8565U and 2.1GHz, dual-core Core i3-8145U Mobile processors. At Embedded World last week, Congatec debuted some of the first embedded boards based on Intel’s new 8th Gen “Whiskey Lake” U-series processors, including a 3.5-inch Conga-JC370 SBC and Conga-IC370 […]
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Linux-based I/O controllers offer Lua scripting

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-03-06 20:20
Barix has launched Barionet 1100, 400, and 200 programmable I/O controllers that run OpenWrt Linux on a MIPS-based MediaTek MT6720A SoC and offer Lua scripting and a “FLEXA” cloud service. Switzerland based Barix, which is primarily known for audio streaming technology such as the new AudioPoint 3.0, has offered its Barionet line of programmable I/O […]
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