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Tiny, octa-core Arm module targets AI on the edge

8 hours 52 min ago
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 […]

Toughened up Apollo Lake box PC runs Linux

11 hours 25 min ago
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 […]

RPi Zero W based robot kits offer pan-tilt cam, GPS, and ToF sensing

Saturday 23rd of March 2019 07:30:02 PM
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 […]

R.I.P. Intel Compute Card and Samsung Artik

Friday 22nd of March 2019 07:16:31 PM
Intel has stopped development on new Intel Compute Card modules. The news 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 […]

Top 10 new Linux hacker boards to watch for in 2019

Thursday 21st of March 2019 06:51:58 PM
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 […]

Retail-oriented 21.5-inch panel PCs run on Kaby Lake and Bay Trail

Thursday 21st of March 2019 05:43:07 PM
Ibase’s 21.5-inch “UPC-7210” and “UPC-6210” panel PCs run Linux or Windows on 7th Gen Kaby Lake-U and Bay Trail CPUs, respectively. Highlights include 64GB SSDs, mini-PCIe, mSATA, and IP65 protection. Sometimes there’s a fine line between digital signage players and touch-panel PCs. Touch panels tend to be bulkier with lower resolution and fewer multi-display options […]

2MP, MIPI-CSI stereo cam runs Linux on Jetson

Wednesday 20th of March 2019 11:52:31 PM
E-con’s STEEReoCAM is a 2-megapixel MIPI CSI-2 stereo vision camera designed to work with Jetson TX2 and Xavier modules using a Linux-based TaraXL SDK. E-con Systems has launched a MIPI CSI-2 connected follow-on to its USB 3.0 linked TaraXL stereo vision camera. Like the TaraXL, the new STEEReoCAM is designed to work with Nvidia’s hexa-core […]

Embedded Linux system has five GbE ports for Time Sensitive Networking

Wednesday 20th of March 2019 10:24:53 PM
Kontron’s “KBox A-230-LS” industrial computer runs Linux on a dual -A72 LS1028A SoC via its SMARC-sAL28 module and offers 5x TSN-capable GbE ports. Kontron announced a industrial networking computer dedicated to IEEE 802.1 compliant Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) based on its SMARC-sAL28 module. The fanless, 150 x 100 x 58mm system provides a standard Gigabit […]

Latest UP board combines Whiskey Lake with AI Core X modules

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 10:30:10 PM
Aaeon has posted specs for a Linux-ready “UP Xtreme” SBC with a 15W, 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U CPU, up to 16GB DDR4 and 128GB eMMC, 2x GbE, 6x USB, SATA, and optional AI Core X modules via M.2 and mini-PCIe. Aaeon’s community-backed UP project, which most recently brought us the Intel Apollo Lake based Up […]

Trimmed-down Jetson Nano module ships on $99 Linux dev kit

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 06:35:16 PM
Nvidia has launched a stripped-down, quad -A57 Jetson Nano module with a CUDA-ready 128-core Maxwell GPU. There’s also a maker-friendly, $99 dev kit featuring the Linux-driven, AI-focused COM. At the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia spun a version of its Arm-based, GPU-focused Jetson modules for the Linux maker market along with a $99 Dev Kit. The […]

Rugged computers run Linux on Jetson TX2 and Xavier

Monday 18th of March 2019 11:45:55 PM
[Updated: Mar. 20] — Aitech is offering RedHawk Linux RTOS for its rugged, compact, Jetson TX2-based A176 Cyclone and new A177 Twister systems. There’s also a similar new Jetson Xavier based A178 Thunder computer. Aitech, which has been producing embedded Linux-driven systems for military/aerospace and rugged industrial applications since at least 2004, announced that Concurrent […]

3.5-inch i.MX8M SBC focuses on A/V

Monday 18th of March 2019 08:36:02 PM
Seco’s 3.5-inch “SBC-C20” runs Linux on a dual- or quad-core -A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC plus 4K-ready eDP or HDMI 2.0, M.2 expansion, and optional -40 to 85°C. The SBC-C20 is the third and final SBC announced by Seco at Embedded World. It’s not as fast as the i.MX8 […]

Raspberry Pi based audio DAC board starts at $225

Monday 18th of March 2019 07:50:46 PM
Orchard Audio’s $225 “PecanPi” audio DAC add-on for the Raspberry Pi and $400, Pi-equipped “Streamer” system features 24-bit, 192kHz sampling, 130dB SNR, and -110dB THD+N. Orchard Audio has opened pre-orders on a next-gen PecanPi audio DAC board for the Raspberry Pi that replaces its earlier, Kickstarter backed ApplePi DAC. The $225 PecanPi DAC offers modest […]

Stylish but rugged industrial mini-PC runs on Coffee Lake

Friday 15th of March 2019 10:24:19 PM
Kontron’s “KBox B-201-CFL” is a compact, embedded box PC that runs Linux or Windows on 8th Gen Core CPUs with 2x GbE, SATA and M.2 SSDs, shock, vibration, and EMC tolerance, and a low noise level of under 34 dBA. Kontron is introducing a storage-oriented, Coffee Lake based mini-PC built around an unnamed Mini-ITX board. […]

i.MX8M Mini SBC is loaded with options

Friday 15th of March 2019 07:15:15 PM
Seco unveiled a highly customizable, Linux-friendly “SBC-C61” with a quad -A53, up to 1.8GHz i.MX8M Mini, up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, and optional LAN, WiFi/BT, cellular, serial, and CAN interfaces. Italy-based Seco calls its SBC-C61 single board computer the “jewel in the crown” of its multi-board Embedded World product launch. Considering that its […]

Industrial i.MX8X module runs Linux

Thursday 14th of March 2019 11:01:38 PM
F&S is prepping an “efus MX8X” module that runs Linux on a dual- or quad-core -A35 i.MX8X SoC with up to 2GB RAM and 64GB eMMC plus dual GbE, WiFi/BT, 4K video, and optional industrial temp support. F&S Elektronik Systeme, which recently unveiled an i.MX8M Mini based PicoCore MX8MM module, has now posted preliminary specs […]

Linux-driven, 4K-ready thin client starts at $204

Thursday 14th of March 2019 09:50:39 PM
VXL’s compact “Itona IQL2-64” thin client runs Linux on a dual-core Celeron N3350 with 2GB RAM, and offers 4K-ready HDMI and mini-DP, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.1, and support for Citrix, RDP, VMWare, and more. We don’t cover the thin client market exhaustively, but we find ourselves intrigued by low-cost, mini-PC-like thin clients that run […]

First i.MX8 QuadMax SBC breaks cover

Thursday 14th of March 2019 07:48:19 PM
Seco announced a 3.5-inch “SBC-C43” that runs Linux or Android on an up to hexa-core i.MX8 with up to 8GB soldered DDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus WiFi/BT, 2x GbE, 3x USB, HDMI 2.0 in and out, 2x M.2, and -40 to 85°C support. We’ve seen about a half dozen compute modules based on the high-end, […]

New TQ modules include Whiskey Lake-U and LS1028A models

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 11:13:07 PM
TQ Systems unveiled three compute modules: an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U based COM Express Compact, a COM based on a 64-bit NXP LS1028A, and a module with a PowerPC-based T1022. LinuxGizmos has yet to cover any products from Germany-based TQ Systems, formally referred to as TQ Components, which has yet to market to the U.S. […]

CHIPS Alliance to curate building blocks for RISC-V chips

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 07:06:19 PM
Esperanto, Google, SiFive, and Western Digital announced an LF-hosted “CHIPS Alliance” to curate and develop open source code for RISC-V chip development, including WD’s donated SweRV core. Meanwhile, Intel is open sourcing its PCIe-based CXL interconnect. The Linux Foundation and several major RISC-V development firms have launched an LF-hosted CHIPS Alliance with a mission “to […]

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