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Pine64 previews open source phone, laptop, tablet, camera, and SBCs

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-02-07 17:55
Pine64’s 2019 line-up of Linux-driven, open-spec products will include Rock64, Pine H64, and Pinebook upgrades plus a PinePhone, PineTab, CUBE camera, and Retro-Gaming case. At FOSDEM last weekend, California-based Linux hacker board vendor Pine64 previewed an extensive lineup of open source hardware it intends to release in 2019. Surprisingly, only two of the products are […]
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Zotac launches its first five embedded mini-PCs — with Ubuntu

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-02-05 22:26
Zotac unveiled a line of Linux-ready, embedded “ZBox Pro” mini-PCs. The fanless systems include an Apollo Lake based “Pico” ultra-mini-PC plus Braswell and Apollo Lake based “Nano” and Kaby Lake based “QK” models. Consumer mini-PC maker Zotac has announced its first line of embedded mini-PCs and the first available with pre-loaded Linux. The Intel-based ZBox […]
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Pico-ITX SBC has octa-core Snapdragon 660 and optional PoE and cam modules

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-02-04 18:40
Inforce has launched a $220 “Inforce 6560” Pico-ITX SBC that runs Android 8 and Ubuntu on an octa-core Snapdragon 660 and supports stereoscopic depth sensing with the help of dual MIPI-CSI interfaces. Inforce Computing’ss Pico-ITX form-factor (100 x 72mm) Inforce 6560 SBC taps Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC for applications including stereoscopic depth sensing and […]
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Stereoscopic camera kit piggybacks on Raspberry Pi CM3

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-01-31 21:32
Virt2real has launched a Crowd Supply campaign for an open-spec, $89 “StereoPi” stereoscopic camera board designed to work with an RPi Compute Module and dual Raspberry Pi cameras. It supports spatial awareness, 3D depth maps, and 3D video livestreaming. Virt2real, the Russian firm that in 2013 brought us its Linux-based Virt2real wireless controller and remote-controlled […]
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CI platform bolsters embedded Linux and Android support

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-01-31 17:02
Electric Cloud released version 11.0 of its ElectricAccelerator build and test acceleration platform, adding out-of-the-box build support for Yocto Project, Buildroot, and Android Pie plus AWS and Kubernetes “cloud bursting.” Electric Cloud’s ElectricAccelerator is a continuous integration (CI) build and test acceleration platform that runs on a variety of Linux and Windows platforms, promising up […]
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Who killed the Quark?

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-01-30 22:58
Intel is phasing out its lightweight Quark processors, with final orders wrapping up this summer, and shipments ending in 2022. The Quark suffered from growing competition from high-end MCUs and low-end Cortex-A7 chips and the lack of a clear market focus. When we read in AnandTech recently that Intel was discontinuing its Quark CPUs, the […]
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Apollo Lake mini-PC builds on eNUC board

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-01-30 17:44
Portwell’s fanless, Linux-friendly “RICH-61D0” embedded PC is built around its “WUX-N” NUC board with an Apollo Lake SoC, SATA III, GbE, HDMI, DP, M.2-based wireless, and 4x USB ports. Portwell has launched a wireless-ready industrial mini-PC built around its WUX-N series eNUC boards. We covered the WUX-3455 model a year ago, which is equipped with […]
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Railway computer runs Ubuntu on Apollo Lake

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-01-29 20:11
Adlink has launched a rugged, Linux-ready “DMI-1210” touch-panel PC for train drivers with an Atom x5-E3930, a 12.1-inch touchscreen, EN 50155 compilance, MVB and CAN interfaces, and wireless options including 4G and GNSS. Adlink’s DMI-1210 touch-panel computer is primarily designed as an HMI unit for train drivers but can also be used as a control […]
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96Boards form factor voice control board has 3-mic array

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-01-28 22:43
Allwinner and Shenzhen Kepuhao have teamed up on a 96Boards CE Extended compatible “Hichips-Parrot” SBC for Alexa voice prototyping that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Allwinner R18 SoC and offers an external 3-mic array board. We missed the Allwinner SoC-Only 3-Mic Far-Field Dev Kit (BPI-R18-AI) when it shipped for $129 earlier this year from […]
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Project EVE: a cloud-native vision for edge computing

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-01-28 19:02
As part of its new LF Edge initiative for open source edge computing, the Linux Foundation announced a new Project EVE based on Zededa’s cloud-native based virtualization engine for embedded containers. The LF Edge umbrella organization for open source edge computing that was announced by the Linux Foundation last week includes two new projects: Samsung […]
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Raspberry Pi CM3+ module adds eMMC options up to 32GB

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-01-28 17:22
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ has arrived with a wider temperature range and eMMC options ranging from 8GB ($30) to 32GB ($40). When the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrived last March, Raspberry Pi Trading said it would be the last 40nm fabricated Raspberry Pi SBC. They did not say anything about computer-on-modules, however. […]
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Camera kit offers up to four 4K cams driven by Jetson Xavier

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-01-28 15:38
E-Con has launched a Linux-driven “e-CAM130_CUXVR” robotics vision kit with up to 4x 13MP, MIPI CSI-2 cameras with synchronized 4K support, designed to work Nvidia’s Jetson AGX Xavier kit. E-Con Systems’ e-CAM130_CUXVR is its first camera kit based on Nvidia’s latest, Linux-powered Jetson AGX Xavier module. The kit includes a V4L2 Linux driver, Gstreamer 1.0, […]
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Latest RealSense camera adds tracking smarts to robots and drones

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-01-24 23:47
Intel’s Linux-compatible RealSense Tracking Camera T265 for autonomous robot and drone development is built on its Myriad 2 VPU. The dual-lens, 6DoF T265 camera requires no external sensors for V-SLAM localization. Intel opened $199 pre-orders for its first Intel RealSense camera equipped with its Movidius Myriad 2 visual processing unit (VPU). Even more so than […]
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Ubuntu Core slims down, offers 10-year LTS support

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-01-23 00:02
Canonical released Ubuntu Core 18, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, bringing 10-year support to the embedded Linux platform. Other enhancements include a reduced attack surface and easier porting of Ubuntu apps. Canonical’s stripped-down, container-like Ubuntu Core version of Ubuntu for embedded IoT has reached version 18. The most significant benefit is that the distro is […]
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Vamrs launches RK3399Pro SBC plus cheaper version of RK3399-based Rock960

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-01-22 20:34
Vamrs has launched an under $299 “Toybrick RK3399Pro” SBC that runs Linux or Android on the AI-enhanced RK3399Pro. Vamrs also released a cheaper, $69 Model C version of its RK3399 based Rock960 SBC. Shenzhen based Vamrs has opened pre-orders for a Toybrick RK3399Pro (TB-RK3399Pro) development board, a collaborative project with Rockchip to showcase its AI-enabled […]
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Compact Bay Trail SBC has option for third GbE port

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-01-22 16:19
Axiomtek’s “CAPA84E” is a 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC with an optional third GbE port, dual M.2 slots, plus VGA, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, SATA, and -20 to 70°C support. Axiomtek’s motto may well be: “If first you succeed, iterate until you don’t.” The king of the spinoffs has released yet another iteration of one of the […]
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Runtime security agent tailors itself to each Linux-based IoT device

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-01-22 16:14
VDOO has launched an “ERA” (Embedded Runtime Agent) for securing Linux IoT devices. The agent self-optimizes for specific systems with the help of the company’s Vision analytics software. Security startup VDOO has launched its ERA (Embedded Runtime Agent), which it claims is the first auto-generated runtime agent designed to offer security protections directly on Linux-based […]
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Orange Pi 3 SBC arrives with Allwinner H6 and mini-PCIe

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2019-01-19 17:36
An open-spec, Allwinner H6 based “Orange Pi 3” SBC has gone on sale for $30 to $40, with the latter giving you 2GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC. Other highlights: GbE, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, WiFi-ac, and mini-PCIe. The long-awaited Orange Pi 3 — the highest end of three Allwinner H6 based Orange Pi […]
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Industrial Apollo Lake mini-PC features dual GbE with PoE

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-01-18 17:15
Cincoze announced a compact, rugged “DA-1100” embedded PC with an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display support, dual GbE ports with PoE, 4x USB 3.0 ports, SATA, and expansion via mini-PCIe and homegrown add-on modules. Cincoze has updated its “entry level” Intel Bay Trail based DA-1000 industrial mini-PC, which is sold under the same name in […]
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Touch-panel PCs offer a choice of Skylake or Bay Trail chips

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-01-17 20:52
EVOC’s P15 and P17 panel PCs provide Intel Skylake-U or Bay Trail CPUs with IP66 protected 15- or 17-inch resistive displays, plus 2x to 4x GbE ports, up to 8x USB and 6x COM ports, and HDMI, VGA, mini-PCIe, and SATA. Like EVOC’s 15.6-inch PPC-1561 touch-panel PC from May 2008, EVOC’s fanless P15/P17 touch-panel PCs […]
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