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Toughened up in-vehicle PC offers triple mini-PCIe slots

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-04-10 00:46
DFI’s rugged “VC230-BT” in-vehicle computer is equipped with an Intel Bay Trail SoC with 2x GbE, 5x USB, and 3x serial ports plus 3x mini-PCIe slots for storage and wireless add-ons. DFI has launched a rugged embedded computer for in-vehicle and fleet management applications. The fanless VC230-BT defaults to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, WES7, or […]
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SOMs based on RK3399 and PX30 SoCs target IoT

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-04-08 23:58
The RK3399-based SOM-RK391 and the Rockchip PX30-based SOM-RP301 are a pair of SOMs launched by Arbor. The boards both support Linux and Android. A carrier board supporting these, and future Arbor Arm-based SOMs is provided as well. Arbor Technology has introduced a pair of System-on-Module (SOM) products both based on Rockchip SoCs, the RK3399-based SOM-RK391 […]
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First open source MIPS code is released

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-04-05 23:42
Wave Computing has released its first open source MIPS ISA without license fees or royalties. The MIPS Open release includes the latest R6 version of the MIPS 32-and-64-bit ISA plus an IDE for embedded Linux and RTOSes and support for the free MIPSfpga core. As promised in December when Wave Computing made the surprising announcement […]
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Rugged, Jetson-based computer supports up to six CSI cameras

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-04-05 19:22
Aaeon’s fanless, $1,067 “Boxer-8130AI” embedded computer runs Ubuntu on a Jetson TX2 module and features 6x MIPI-CSI2 camera lanes, -20 to 50°C support, and a wide-range power supply. Aaeon continues to spin different Boxer-branded, AI focused embedded computers based on Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 module. The latest Boxer-8130A focuses on vision processing applications such as machine […]
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Linaro launches two 96Boards SOM specifications

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-04-03 02:30
Linaro has launched two SOM specifications for 96Boards—a Compute Module spec and a Wireless spec. It has also released two board designs–TB-96AI and TB-96AIoT–based on the Compute spec, along with a 96Boards SOM Carrier board compatible with those two boards. Linaro, the Arm-backed open source collaborative engineering organization, has announced the publication of version 1.0 […]
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Linux continues advance in smart TV market

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-03-29 20:50
Linux dominates the smart TV market, which continues to grow despite concerns over privacy. A Strategy Analytics report pegs Samsung’s Tizen as the leading platform at 21 percent followed by LG’s WebOS at 12 percent. Despite some evidence last year that smart TVs were losing ground to streaming boxes, Strategy Analytics has released a Global […]
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i.MX6 UL dev board targets Erlang and Elixir development

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-28 22:27
Grisp.org has gone to Kickstarter to launch a sandwich-style, $200 “GRiSP 2” board for prototyping bare-metal Erlang or Elixir based systems. The SBC runs Nerves on Linux using an i.MX6 UL SoC and offers WiFi, Ethernet, and a variety of Digilent Pmod interfaces. Under the leadership of developer Peer Stritzinger, Grisp.org is pitching a second-gen, […]
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Modular Raspberry Pi based platform lets you build pro audio systems

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-03-28 18:10
MakeProAudio’s modular, Raspberry Pi based “MPA Platform” lets DIYers assemble professional audio systems ranging from mixers to synth platforms by combining various Tiles and Blocks via network-savvy GLUE control software. MakeProAudio has announced an ambitious MPA Platform for creating — and recreating — professional audio systems out of modular components. The Linux-driven MPA Platform is […]
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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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