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ARM/FPGA module runs Linux on Arria 10 SoC

Monday 24th of October 2016 11:14:21 PM
iWave’s rugged, Linux-friendly, 95 x 75mm “Arria 10 SoC Module” expands upon the dual-core, ARM/FPGA SoC from Altera with DDR4 and 24 transceivers. The iWave Systems Arria 10 SoC Module builds upon Intel/Altera’s Arria 10 SX SoC, a faster, newer sibling to the Cyclone V SX, which iWave tapped for its Qseven based iW-RainboW-G17M-Q7 COM […]

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Friday 21st of October 2016 10:29:22 PM
Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to […]

Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Friday 21st of October 2016 09:59:47 PM
Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC. Later this month, Renesas will begin selling two third-generation starter kits for its 64-bit ARM-based R-Car automotive SoCs. The kits are designed for ADAS, infotainment, reconfigurable digital clusters, and […]

Compact module runs Ubuntu on quad-core G-Series Steppe Eagle

Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:16:17 PM
Arbor has launched an Ubuntu-ready COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a quad-core G-Series Steppe Eagle SoC, plus DDI, USB, SATA, and PCIe connectivity. The Arbor Technology EmETXe-a58M0 adopts the 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 form factor, which it used for last year’s 5th Gen Intel Core based EmETXe-i88U0 module. The […]

Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions

Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:51:41 AM
The $12 “VoCore2” WiFi COM, which runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688AN, has won Indiegogo funding and has been joined by a $4 “VoCore2 Lite” version. Back in 2014, we hailed the $20 VoCore computer-on-module as the smallest yet to run Linux, measuring only 25 x 25mm. Earlier this month, China-based VoCore launched an updated […]

3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake-H

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:29:46 PM
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37I” SBC features Intel 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers SATA 3, dual GbE, dual Mini-PCIe with SIM, and a wide-range power supply. Like Commell’s 3.5-inch LE-37G single board computer, the LE-37I supports Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core processors, but this model uses the higher-end, mostly quad-core Skylake-H series processors rather than the […]

COM Express Type 6 and Type 7 modules feature security chip

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 09:25:24 PM
Kontron’s Linux-ready Intel 6th Gen Type 6 and 5th Gen Type 7 COM Express modules integrate its new Security Solution Approtect technology. In August, when Kontron announced its COMe-cSL6 COM Express Compact Type 6 module based on 6th Gen Intel Core “Skylake” CPUs, we don’t recall seeing any mention of a security chip. Yet, Kontron […]

i.MX6-based Mini-ITX SBC does triple displays

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 04:54:23 PM
Advantech launched one of the first ARM Mini-ITX SBCs. The RSB-6410 runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6, and has mini-PCIe, SATA, M.2, and triple displays. Advantech calls the RSB-6410 the world’s first RISC-based Mini-ITX motherboard. Considering that all ARM Cortex-A SoCs are RISC SoCs, there have actually been a few others, but it’s still […]

RPi Compute Module 3 revealed, tapped for NEC signage

Monday 17th of October 2016 10:29:10 PM
After NEC said it will use the 64-bit RPi Compute Module 3 in its signage displays, the COM’s data sheet was posted, revealing eMMC and SD models. On Oct. 10, NEC Display Solutions Europe announced it would produce a series of digital signage display computers equipped with the upcoming Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, which […]

Open source ResinOS adds Docker to ARM/Linux boards

Monday 17th of October 2016 06:04:07 PM has spun off the Yocto-based OS behind its IoT framework as a ResinOS 2.0 distro for running Docker containers on Linux IoT devices., the company behind the Linux/Javascript-based IoT framework for deploying applications as Docker containers, began spinning off the Linux OS behind the framework as an open source project over […]

Latest Linksys WRT router supports 802.11ac Wave 2

Friday 14th of October 2016 02:57:10 PM
The new, faster, OpenWrt-driven Linksys “WRT3200ACM” WiFi router offers MU-MIMO per the latest AC Wave 2 spec, plus DFS certification and Tri-band support. Belkin’s Linksys division has updated its line of OpenWrt and DD-Wrt supported dual-band WiFi routers. Compared to last year’s WRT1900ACS, which similarly ran an open source OpenWrt stack on a dual-core Marvell […]

Linux-based smart home hubs advance into AI

Thursday 13th of October 2016 09:14:11 PM
Linux-based smart home hubs continue to rule the home automation world, with the latest products integrating voice assistants and AI analytics.     An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 4: Linux-based Smart Home Hubs Advance into AI   Industrial, rather than home, applications will likely dominate the Internet of Things (IoT) […]

COM Express Type 7 module has dual 10GbE and 32 PCIe lanes

Thursday 13th of October 2016 03:35:51 PM
Congatec unveiled the “Conga-B7XD,” one of the first COM Express Type 7 modules, featuring Intel “Broadwell” CPUs, 2x 10GbE Ethernet, and 32x PCI lanes. In early August, Adlink announced the Express-BD7, the first computer-on-module to support PICMG’s server-oriented COM Express Type 7 spec. Type 7 is the first specification of PICMG’s COM Express 3.0 standard. […]

Samsung’s 14nm wearable SoC debuts on Gear 3 watch

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 07:11:20 PM
Samsung unveiled a 14nm, dual Cortex-A53 “Exynos 7 Dual 7270” SoC with built-in LTE, which runs Tizen Linux on its new Gear S3 watch. Samsung may be suffering through one of the worst months in its history, culminating with this week’s recall of the exploding Galaxy Note 7, but the company is so diverse it […]

Open-spec COM version of Chip SBC sells for $16

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 04:38:48 PM
The Next Thing unveiled a $16 COM version of the Chip SBC called the Chip Pro, plus a dev kit and a $6 SiP version of the Allwinner R8 SoC called the GR8. The Next Thing, which gave us the $9-and-up Chip SBC and Chip-based PocketChip handheld computer, has unveiled a $16, open-spec computer-on-module version […]

Intel’s ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 07:29:21 PM
Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power. Altera first announced the Stratix 10 SX back in 2013, but the SoC has been delayed, and has only begun sampling now. Along with the challenge of building […]

Kura-based Linux IoT framework adds multi-cloud support

Monday 10th of October 2016 08:34:49 PM
Eurotech released v4.0 of its ESF IoT framework, adding multi-cloud support, and it spun a new ReliaGate 20-25 gateway with Yocto instead of Red Hat. Eurotech’s commercial Everyware Software Framework (ESF) was one of the first IoT frameworks to tie together device, gateway, and cloud components. It formed the basis for the open source Eclipse […]

Arduino Uno clone integrates breadboard, exposes USB pins

Monday 10th of October 2016 06:38:11 PM
STEMTera is an Arduino Uno compatible breadboard with LEGO-ready connectors. It exposes the pins of the Uno’s ATmega16U2 chip for easier native USB support. The startup-backed STEMTera Breadboard has won its KickStarter funding, and is still available in various colors through Oct. 28. The packages cost $39 or $42 depending on whether you want the […]

Mini-ITX board gets it going with AMD G-Series

Monday 10th of October 2016 03:50:20 PM
Acrosser’s “AMB-A55ET1” Mini-ITX SBC taps AMD’s dual-core, 1.65GHz G-Series T56N, and offers dual mini-PCIe, dual SATA, and 8x USB ports. Sometimes the best SBC isn’t the fastest and most feature rich, but the one that can do the job right at the right price. Assuming the AMB-A55ET1 is priced as low as we would expect, […]

BeanDuino: Tiniest Arduino compatible ever?

Sunday 9th of October 2016 05:52:35 AM
Pemi’s $10 “BeanDuino” DigiSpark clone gives you an 8-bit ATtiny85 MCU with 8K flash and a micro-USB in a 20 x 11mm package. Bobricius Pemi Technology is a Slovakian company run by Arduino hacker Bobricius, who wears a Star Trek Next Generation uniform, so you know you’re in solid geek territory here. Customers seemed to […]

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