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Four new Arduino Nano boards break price/performance/size barriers

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-05-20 20:12
Arduino expanded its line of 45 x 18mm Nano boards with a $10 “Arduino Nano Every” model, a faster WiFi/BT-enabled IoT model, and two BLE boards. The new models offer price, performance, and size improvements over earlier Arduinos. At the start of this weekend’s Bay Area Maker Faire, which could be its last in that […]
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Jetson Nano gains 3.4-megapixel HD camera

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-16 22:06
E-con has released a $79, 3.4-megapixel “e-CAM30_CUNANO” camera with a V4L2 Linux driver that supports Nvidia’s Jetson Nano dev kit. The MIPI-CSI2 driven S-mount camera streams 1080p@60 video. Nvidia’s new Linux-driven Jetson Nano, a scaled-down, lower power version of the Jetson TX2, now has a camera accessory thanks to E-con Systems’ $79 e-CAM30_CUNANO camera kit. […]
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Schedule set for Aug. 21 Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-16 19:12
The Linux Foundation has posted a schedule for the Aug. 21-23 North American edition of the Embedded Linux Conference/Open Source Summit mash-up in San Diego. Early bird registration ends May 20. As we noted in our preview of this year’s Linux Foundation events, the North American versions of the Embedded Linux Conference and Open Source […]
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7-inch. HD panel PC offers PoE and easy wall mounting

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-05-14 23:05
Estone’s IP65 protected “PPC-4107” panel PC is touted for its easy installation. It runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 and offers GbE with PoE, WiFi/BT, and a 7-inch, capacitive HD touchscreen. Estone Technology has announced a PPC-4107 panel PC designed primarily for wall-mounted residential, commercial, and industrial building automation, as well as HVAC monitoring […]
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Khadas Vim3 SBC rides high with Cortex-A73 SoC and NVMe support

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-05-14 17:07
Khadas has unveiled a “Khadas Vim3” SBC that runs Linux on an Amlogic S922X with 4x -A73 and 2x -A53 cores, with a future model featuring a neural processor. You get up to 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC plus expansion via 40-pin GPIO, PCIe, and M.2 with NVMe. Shenzhen Wesion’s Khadas project will soon launch […]
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Customizable SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini or Nano

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-05-13 23:25
Avnet’s “MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI” SMARC 2.0 module runs Linux on NXP’s i.MX8M Mini and future i.MX8M Nano SoCs with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus optional microSD, WiFi/BT, dual GbE, and -40 to 85°C support. We missed Avnet Integrated’s April announcement of the MSC SM2S-IMX8MINI, which is still the first i.MX8M Mini based SMARC […]
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Open source thermostat runs openHAB on a Raspberry Pi Zero W

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-05-13 19:52
MakeOpenStuff is launching a $145 “HestiaPi Touch” smart thermostat that runs a Linux-based openHAB stack on an RPI Zero W along with relays, a 3.5-inch display, and temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors. In late April, we looked at ionware’s ionware sdk1 home automation controller board, which runs the open source openHAB 2.0 IoT stack on […]
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Linux-supported mini-PCIe modules offer Cat-M1 and Iridium modems for IoT

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-10 22:38
Gateworks announced two mini-PCIe modems for its Linux-based SBCs aimed at IoT duty: a “GW16126” with Cat-M1 and BLE 5.0 and a “GW16130” satellite modem with an Iridium 9603N transceiver. Gateworks announced a pair of mini-PCIe modems that have been tested — and offer tech support — only on the company’s Linux-based SBCs. Most recently, […]
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Raspberry Pi CM3+ based industrial controller has UPS and dual LAN ports

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-10 19:02
Brainboxes’ $539 “BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller” is based on a Raspberry Pi CM3 B+ with 32GB eMMC, and offers 8x Arduino-controlled DIO, 2x LAN, WiFi/BT, a serial port, a mini-UPS and -25 to 80°C support. Brainboxes announced its BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller last July equipped with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3), and has now begun […]
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Text-to-speech Raspberry Pi add-on starts at $24

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-10 00:06
On Kickstarter: InvIoT is launching a $24 and up “TextToSpeech” .WAV player add-on board for the Raspberry Pi or Arduino that converts English, French or German text to speech via a 3W amp. Canton, Ohio based InvIoT is closing in on its Kickstarter goal for a multi-lingual text-to-speech add-on that connects to either a Raspberry […]
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Grove Base Kit for Raspberry Pi gives you 10 sensors for $40

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-09 16:54
Seeed’s “Grove Base Kit for Raspberry Pi” is an RPi HAT aimed at newbies at less than half the price of its Starter Kit for the Pi. The kit has a few less sensors, but adds motion, moisture, and servo. After seeing our report yesterday on the Grove AI HAT for accelerating AI on the […]
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Latest Grove add-on for the Pi includes RISC-V NPU for edge AI duty

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-05-08 18:02
Seeed has launched a $24.50 “Grove AI HAT” with 6x Grove interfaces and Arduino IDE support for accelerating edge AI workloads on the Raspberry Pi. The HAT features a Sipeed MAix M1 module running a Kendryte K210 RISC-V neural processing chip. Neural acceleration chips seem to be everywhere these days — built into SoCs such […]
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Module and SBC tap LS1028A for 5x Time-Sensitive Networking GbE ports

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-05-06 18:14
MicroSys is sampling a new “miriac” module and SBC that run Linux on NXP’s Cortex-A72 based LS1028A with 5x TSN-ready GbE ports and support for up to 2x 10GbE SerDes lanes. Germany-based MicroSys Electronics has begun limited sampling of a miriac MPX-LS1028A compute module and a sandwich-style miriac SBC-LS1028A-TSN SBC that run Linux or the […]
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OpenWrt module and dev board offer Wave2 WiFi

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2019-05-03 22:24
8Ddevices’ “Komikan” module runs OpenWrt on a MIPS24k-based Realtek SoC with dual-band, MU-MIMO 802.11ac (Wave2). The open-spec, $59 dev kit version adds a pair of Ethernet and USB ports. 8devices has opened pre-orders for a $29 Komikan module and sandwich-style, $59 Komikan DVK development board for Wave2 prototyping at up to 1.166Gbps. The Komikan is […]
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Toradex spins a distro for embedded Linux newbies

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2019-05-02 22:51
Toradex’s “Torizon” embedded Linux distro is built on Foundries.io’s Linux microPlatforms and aimed at Windows migrants and other Linux newcomers. It features Visual Studio integration, security features, OTA updates, and an optional Docker runtime. Traditionally, embedded Linux distros launched by embedded board developers are hardened stacks designed for real-time Linux. Lately, however, we’ve seen some […]
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DIN-rail PC offers modular extensions

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2019-05-01 17:30
MEN Micro’s Linux-friendly “MC50I“ is a highly rugged DIN-rail industrial computer with an Intel Apollo Lake SoC, 3x GbE ports, M.2 NVMe storage, and modular I/O extensions. The fanless MC50I industrial computer is primarily intended as a 35mm DIN-rail computer, but it also ships with optional wall- and 19-inch rack mounting. The 144 x 132 […]
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Purism’s Librem One and Mozilla’s WebThings focus on privacy for phones and home automation

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-04-30 22:50
Purism unveiled a “Librem One” service that brings privacy focused, encrypted chat, email, VPN, and social networking to Android and iOS phones. Meanwhile, Mozilla launched a privacy-focused WebThings Gateway 0.8 home automation stack for the Pi. Purism, the company behind the Linux-based, open source Librem laptops and upcoming Librem 5 smartphone, has launched a Librem […]
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Rockchip’s roadmap reveals 8nm, octa-core RK3588

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2019-04-30 18:50
Rockchip has released more details on its dual-core -A35 “RK1808” neural processor SoC. It also teased future SoC’s including an 8nm, octa-core -A76 and -A55 Rockchip RK3588 with NPU and 8K video. Most system-on-chip vendors targeting the mobile and embedded space have introduced or announced SoCs equipped with either neural processor units (NPUs) or GPUs, […]
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Ryzen V1000 based COM Express modules add R1000 support

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-04-29 23:08
Two rugged, Linux-ready COM Express Type 6 modules built around AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 have added support for the lower powered Ryzen Embedded R1000: MEN Micro’s Basic-sized “CB71C” and Kontron’s Compact “COMe-cVR6.” Given the similarities of the Ryzen Embedded V1000 and newer, stripped down Ryzen Embedded R1000, we’re likely to see a variety of products […]
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Fat client offers up to three HDMI ports

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2019-04-29 16:58
Designed for kiosk and “fat client” applications, Giada’s VESA mountable “BQ67” mini-tower runs Linux or Windows on 6th or 7th Gen Core CPUs with up to 3x HDMI and 12x USB ports. Giada, which manufactures a variety of signage, mini-PC, and thin client systems, such as the Giada i200 thin client, has launched a “fat […]
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