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Wireless IoT gateway features Linux/Java programming stack

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 05:49:34 PM
Calao unveiled a modular “Delta P100” IoT gateway with a Linux/Java OSGI programming stack, plus WiFi, 3G/4G, LoRa, SigFox, and other wireless options. French embedded firm Calao Systems, which we last heard from in September with its Tegra K1-based SMC-NTKE1 SMARC module, has now spun its first Internet of Things gateway. This low-powered Delta P100 […]

Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

Wednesday 25th of November 2015 04:27:54 PM
Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE. Qualcomm’s ARMv8, 64-bit Snapdragon 410 has proven to be popular among embedded developers. In addition to Inforce Computing’s new Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, we have seen […]

Rugged, legacy PC/104 SBC taps dual-core Vortex86DX3 SoC

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 11:38:32 PM
Adlink’s rugged, Linux-friendly “CM1-86DX3” PC/104 SBC is built with DMP’s new dual-core Vortex86DX3 SoC, with 2GB RAM DDR3L and both Fast and GbE Ethernet. The CM1-86DX3 is the first board we’ve seen to run DMP’s latest Vortex-branded x86 architecture SoC, the Vortex86DX3. Announced in April, the dual-core, 1GHz SoC builds upon the design of the […]

Home security gateway runs Linux, features glowing orb

Tuesday 24th of November 2015 12:14:22 AM
Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb. An Israeli startup called Dojo-Labs has launched $99 presales on its Dojo security device, with shipments due March 8. After the first year, yearly subscriptions cost an additional $99 per year. CEO Yossi […]

Creator Ci40 SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, Brillo on dual-core MIPS

Monday 23rd of November 2015 08:15:50 PM
[Updated: 7:30PM] — Imagination’s IoT-focused “Creator Ci40” SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, and Brillo on a dual-core MIPS CPU, and offers Raspberry Pi and MikroBus Click expansion. Imagination’s Creator Ci40, which debuted today on Kickstarter, follows up on the Creator Ci20 hacker board, which launched a year ago. The Ci20 was updated in May in a […]

Smart light switch includes HD camera, IFTT support

Friday 20th of November 2015 07:44:24 PM
D-Link’s Linux-powered, WiFi-enabled “Komfy Switch with Camera” also includes a cloud service, sensors for temperature, humidity, and CO2, and IFTT support. We’re still not entirely comfortable with the idea of in-home surveillance cameras, but if you need one, it might as well run Linux and do other cool stuff too, right? D-Link has further expanded […]

Mini-PC doubles as open-spec, octa-core hacker SBC

Friday 20th of November 2015 05:05:39 PM
Geekbuying’s $109, open-spec “GeekBox” mini-PC includes a removable SBC that runs Android and Ubuntu on an octa-core RK3368, and can plug into a carrier. Here’s something new and different. Online tech retail site Geekbuying has launched a self-branded GeekBox media player mini-PC that features a removable, open source, open-spec single board computer. The GeekBox SBC, […]

i.MX6 SoloX COM sports dual GbE controllers

Thursday 19th of November 2015 10:59:42 PM
OpenEmbed announced a “SOM6330” module equipped with a Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC, with up to 1GB RAM, up to 32GB eMMC, dual GbE ports, and PCIe expansion. Shenzhen OpenEmbed M&C Ltd (OpenEmbed), which has previously tapped Qualcomm’s Atheros AR9331 in its SOM9331 computer-on-module and the Atmel SAM5D34 in its SOM5360, has again chosen a low-power […]

Cherry Trail stick-PC supports Android, Ubuntu Snappy

Thursday 19th of November 2015 08:36:34 PM
The winning Indiegogo campaign for an Intel “Cherry Trail” based, USB 3.1-enabled “MagicStick” stick-PC has added Snappy Ubuntu Core to its preloaded OSes. The MagicStick startup behind the MagicStick mini-PC, which has already garnered eight times its $50,000 Indiegogo goal, has added the lightweight, transaction-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core to its list of available pre-loaded OSes […]

Parrot’s Bebop 2: smaller, faster, longer-lasting, Linux-fortified

Thursday 19th of November 2015 07:30:09 PM
Like all of Parrot’s previous drone models, including the original Bebop, the Bebop 2 runs Parrot’s open source Linux flight stack. In San Francisco, Parrot unveiled a smaller, faster, longer lasting version of its Linux-based Bebop drone, helping to solidify its dominance in the mid-range consumer market. One of the key new features is an […]

ZigBee home automation design kits use RPi-based gateway

Thursday 19th of November 2015 05:33:03 PM
Silicon Labs unveiled reference designs for home automation and lighting networks, based on its ZigBee SoC and middleware plus a Raspberry Pi-based gateway. Silicon Labs, which bills itself as the ZigBee market share leader, has integrated its ZigBee “Golden Unit” Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack, “EM358x” ZigBee mesh networking SoC, and various ZigBee sensor […]

Open source OpenWRT router has automatic updates

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 10:46:07 PM
CZ.NIC has found Indiegogo success with an open source, OpenWRT “Turris Omnia” router with crypto security, automatic updates, and NAS and server functions. CZ.NIC, a non-profit organization that runs the .CZ top level domain of the Czech Republic, released its first open source hardware and software router design called Turris in 2014, offering systems to […]

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail, is loaded with I/O

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 01:56:57 AM
Arbor Technologies unveiled the “EmCORE-i230G,” a 3.5-inch form factor SBC featuring Intel Atom E3800 CPUs, a wide array of I/O, and -40 to 85°C operation. Like many other single-board computers targeting applications such as outdoor kiosks or industrial signage, Arbor’s EmCORE-i230G leverages the high-speed processing and graphics performance of Intel’s E3800 processors, along with their […]

Rugged SODIMM-style COM and SBC run Linux on i.MX7

Tuesday 17th of November 2015 09:06:43 PM
CompuLab announced a rugged COM and SBC dev kit based on a Freescale i.MX7 SoC, with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, plus WiFi, BT, dual GbE ports, and PCIe. CompuLab bills the CL-SOM-iMX7 as the world’s first computer-on-module supporting the Freescale i.MX7 system-on-chip. In September, Toradex announced plans to offer two Linux-ready Colibri […]

Nano-ITX based mini-PC taps 5th Gen Core, packs dual GbE

Tuesday 17th of November 2015 08:28:03 PM
Aaeon’s fanless, Linux-friendly “Nano-001N” mini-PC is built around a Nano-ITX board with a 5th Gen. Core processor, M.2 storage, and dual DP and GbE ports. The “entry level” Nano-001N, which is billed as Aaeon’s first embedded box PC based on a 120 x 120mm Nano-ITX form factor board, is designed for indoor applications like vending […]

NAS boxes double as media players, run Linux plus Android

Saturday 14th of November 2015 01:09:14 AM
Qnap’s TAS-168 and dual-bay TAS-268 NAS devices run both Linux and Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and offers private cloud and media player capabilities. Qnap is positioning the single HDD-bay TAS-168 and dual-bay TAS-268 at the bottom of its Home NAS line below the faster, dual-bay TS-231 and the higher-end, dual-bay TS-251 launched in […]

SBC mixes i.MX6 with FPGA for IoT and basestation duty

Friday 13th of November 2015 06:30:24 PM
Mikroprojekt’s Linux-based “Kondor AX” development board for IoT gateways and small basestations combines a Lattice ECP5 FPGA with an i.MX6 Solo SoC. Mikroprojekt and Lattice Semiconductor jointly announced Mikroprojekt’s FPGA-enabled Kondor AX as a Linux-supported platform for use in a variety of communications and industrial applications at the network edge. It is principally designed to […]

“Extreme rugged” Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail

Friday 13th of November 2015 12:31:15 AM
Adlink’s Mini-ITX-BST-I SBC runs Linux on Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and offers 8GB RAM, dual GbE, and rich multimedia, plus MIL spec shake-and-bake ruggedness. Adlink says its “AmITX-BT-I” single board computer targets applications that demand high-level processing and graphics performance, along with low power consumption. The “Extreme Rugged” board joins an assortment of competing Bay […]

ARM debuts power-sipping 64-bit Cortex-A35 processor

Thursday 12th of November 2015 08:56:48 PM
At ARM TechCon this week, ARM unveiled its most power-efficient 64-bit processor to date: the ARMv8-A based “Cortex-A35,” aimed at mobile and embedded apps. Due to ship in smartphones and other devices in late 2016, the ARMv8-A based Cortex-A35 architecture is ARM’s most power-efficient 64-bit processor design to date, and is positioned as a replacement […]

Nvidia aims Jetson TX1 module at serious AI and robotics

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 08:19:33 PM
Nvidia has launched an AI and robotics oriented “Jetson TX1” module and development kit, based on an Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC running Linux. For its encore to the popular Jetson TK1 hacker and prototyping SBC based on the Cortex-A15 Tegra K1 SoC, Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 has moved to the 64-bit, Cortex-A57 Tegra X1 SoC. Nvidia […]

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