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Linux-driven STM32MP1 module measures less than one square inch

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-05 23:05
Kontron unveiled a 25.4 x 25.4mm “SOM-STM32MP157” module that runs Linux on ST’s new dual-core -A7 SoC plus a new baseboard equipped with 2x LAN, 2x USB, serial, DIO, and DSI. Kontron announced a tiny computer-on-module that extends STMicroelectronics’ new STM32MP1 SoC. The solderable, 25.4 x 25.4mm SOM-STM32MP157 is one of the smallest compute modules […]
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Google launches i.MX8M dev board with Edge TPU AI chip

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-05 20:39
Google has launched a sandwich-style, $150 “Coral Dev Board” with an RPi-like 40-pin header that runs Linux on an i.MX8M with an Edge TPU chip for accelerating TensorFlow Lite. The USB stick version sells for $75. Google unveiled its embedded oriented Edge TPU version of its Tensor Processing Unit AI chip in July. More details […]
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Raspberry Pi based IoT gateway offers optional cellular, Zigbee, Z-Wave, or LoRa

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-03-05 00:20
Newark Element14 and Avnet announced a Raspberry Pi based “SmartEdge Industrial IoT Gateway” with 2x Ethernet, WiFi/BT, CAN, serial, and optional Zigbee, Z-Wave, or LoRa. Avnet, which last year launched the Zynq UltraScale+ based ‘Ultra96 96Boards CE SBC, announced plans for the Avnet SmartEdge Industrial IoT Gateway at the CES show in early January. At […]
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Revised, Allwiner H64 based Pine H64 SBC has RPi size and GPIO

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2019-03-02 18:58
Pine64’s open-spec, Raspberry Pi sized “Pine H64 Model B” SBC has gone on sale for $39 (2GB) or $49 (3GB), with a quad -A53, 1.8GHz Allwinner H6 with GbE, WiFi/BT, HDMI 2.0, 3x USB, and RPi-style GPIO. Last month, Pine64 unveiled an ambitious 2019 game plan for delivering open source hardware including a PinePhone smartphone […]
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Arrow’s latest 96Boards SBCs tap i.MX8X and i.MX8M

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-01 21:20
Arrow announced a pair of 96Boards CE Extended SBCs that run Yocto with Linux 4.14: an AI-ML Board with a quad -A35 i.MX8X and a Thor96 SBC with a quad -A53 i.MX8M and support for multi-channel audio, ZigBee, and Thread. Like the DragonBoard 820c, the new AI-ML Board and Thor96 SBCs are collaborations between Arrow […]
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Qseven module provides 2 GHz Atom and extended temp design

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-02-28 23:43
Ibase Technology announced a Qseven CPU module, the IBQ800, equipped with Intel Atom x7/x5 processor, up to 8GB DRAM and -40°C to +85°C operating temperature—along with the IP416, a Qseven carrier board. Ibase Technology has released the IBQ800, a Qseven CPU module based on an Intel Atom x7-2.0GHz E3950 or x5-E3930 1.8GHz processor. The card […]
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Geniatech posts specs for five Rockchip SBCs including an RK3399Pro model

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-02-28 19:15
Geniatech has posted specs for DB3399 and DB3399 Pro SBCs equipped with the RK3399 and RK3399Pro SoCs. There’s also a smaller RK3399-based DB9 SBC and RK3288-based DB3288 and DB5 models. When Geniatech contacted us about their new, i.MX8M based APC810 SBC last week, we saw a teaser page about a Rockchip RK3399 product. Later in […]
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BeagleBone AI SBC features dual -A15 SoC with “EVE” AI cores

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-02-28 01:30
BeagleBoard.org unveiled a “BeagleBone AI” SBC with a dual Cortex-A15 TI AM5729 SoC that offers AI support via dual C66x DSPs and 4x EVE cores. The SBC has 1GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, WiFi, and GbE. When Texas Instruments announced its quad-core, Cortex-A53 AM65x SoC late last year, we wondered if it might power the long-awaited […]
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Linux software news from Embedded World

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-02-28 00:36
Software news from Embedded World includes an open source Google Cloud IoT Device SDK, the LF’s safety-first ELISA project, a binary Debian version of Mentor Linux, and new distros from Wind River and MontaVista. This week we’ve been neck deep in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty […]
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NXP launches quad -A53 i.MX8M Nano SoC with 600MHz Cortex-M7 MCU

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-02-27 23:47
NXP unveiled a Linux-friendly i.MX8M Nano SoC with the same up to 4x 14nm Cortex-A53 cores as the faster, pin-compatible i.MX8M Mini, but with no VPU and a 600MHz Cortex-M7 instead of an -M4. This week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg has been awash in new products built around the i.MX8M Mini, including Ka-Ro’s TX8M […]
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i.MX8M based SMARC module available with new carrier board

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-02-27 00:19
Embedian has launched a “SMARC-iMX8M” module that runs Linux on an i.MX8M SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, and -40 to 85° support. There’s also a new carrier designed for SMARC 2.0 modules. Embedian has long developed Linux-powered SMARC modules based on NXP i.MX SoCs, such as its i.MX6 based SMARC-FiMX6 and i.MX7 […]
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Wind River Linux and VxWorks team up for new Helix Virtualization Platform

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-02-26 21:51
Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform combines Wind River Linux and VxWorks under a common, cloud-managed edge computing platform. Features include virtualization and safety certified functionality, and support for guest OSes and mixed-criticality workloads. Wind River announced the release of Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform (Helix Platform), which combines the company’s “industry-leading” VxWorks commercial real-time operating […]
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Linux-powered IoT gateways offer LTE and Wirepas Mesh

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-02-26 19:21
SolidRun has launched a Linux-driven line of i.MX6-based “SolidSense N6 Edge Gateways” available in indoor, outdoor, and industrial models with WiFi, BT, BLE, LTE, GPS, and Wirepas Mesh support. SolidRun has introduced the first in a line of SolidSense Edge Gateways for IoT aggregation and edge computing that will be offered in indoor, outdoor and […]
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Robotics kit runs Linux on new DragonBoard 845c 96Boards SBC

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-02-26 00:34
Qualcomm and Thundercomm have launched a “Robotics RB3 Platform” that runs Linux and ROS on an octa-core Snapdragon 845 via a new “DragonBoard 845c” 96Boards SBC. The $449 kit includes 4K and tracking cameras. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, which in December released a Qualcomm Flight Pro for drones, has returned with another Snapdragon based robotics […]
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Toughened up i.MX6 SBC offers NimbleLink cellular expansion

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-02-25 18:53
VersaLogic’s rugged, Linux-friendly “Swordfish” SBC is equipped with a dual- or quad-core i.MX6 with up to 4GB RAM plus eMMC, GbE, HDMI, LVDS, USB, WiFi/BT, and a NimbleLink socket for cellular expansion. VersaLogic has posted preliminary specs for a $239 and up Swordfish SBC that runs Linux and other Arm-friendly operating systems on a Cortex-A9 […]
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i.MX8M Mini based SODIMM module has open Linux BSP and carrier

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-02-25 17:13
Ka-Ro’s 68 x 26mm “TX8M” module integrates an i.MX8M Mini SoC with a Linux 4.13 BSP. A $595 dev kit offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen and I/O including mini-PCIe and a RPi-like 40-pin connector. German embedded vendor Ka-Ro Electronics announced one of its 200-pin, SODIMM-style TX computer-on-modules, this time built around NXP’s new i.MX8M Mini. The […]
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ST’s new Cortex-A7 SoC to get the SiP treatment

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-02-25 16:52
Octavo unveiled an “OSD32MP1” System-in-Package (SiP) version of ST’s new dual -A7 STM32MP1 SoC. It matches the SoC’s 18 x 18mm footprint while adding 1GB DDR3, a PMIC, EEPROM, oscillators, and passives. Octavo Systems, which is known for its System-in-Package implementations of TI Sitara SoCs used by several BeagleBone SBC models, announced a SiP package […]
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Renesas unveils 64-bit Arm SoCs with 96Boards dev boards

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2019-02-23 00:43
Renesas unveiled an “RZ-G2” family of up to octa-core Cortex-A53 and -A57 SoCs with an updated RZ/G Linux Platform with the 64-bit Arm CIP SLTS kernel for 10 year+ availability. There are also two 96Boards dev boards. Since Renesas Electronics Corp. announced its dual-core Cortex -A7 and -A15 based RZ/G family of SoCs back in […]
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Variscite unveils two i.MX8 QuadMax modules

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-02-22 23:21
Variscite announced Linux-powered “VAR-SOM-MX8” and “SPEAR-MX8” modules with an up to an i.MX8 QuadMax SoC plus up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC. It also previewed a VAR-SOM-6UL COM. At Embedded World next week in Nuremberg, Germany, Variscite will showcase its Linux and Android driven i.MX8-family computer-on-modules, including new VAR-SOM-MX8 and SPEAR-MX8 modules that feature […]
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Sandwich-style 96Boards SBC runs Linux on ST’s new Cortex-A7/M4 SoC

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-02-22 19:40
Arrow unveiled a 96Boards CE Extended “Avenger96” SBC with a compute module that runs Linux on ST’s Cortex -A7/M4 hybrid STM32MP1 SoC. The SBC has 1GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, GbE, WiFi/BT, and 3x USB ports. Arrow and manufacturing partner DH Electronics are collaborating on a sandwich-style 96Boards CE Extended SBC with a computer-on-module based on […]
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