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How IoTivity plus AllJoyn could form a “best-of-breed” IoT framework

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 12:30:53 AM
IoTivity and AllJoyn have much in common, including the ability for devices to find and communicate with each other without requiring cloud services. At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen […]

Credit card-sized module runs Linux on Braswell

Monday 29th of August 2016 10:25:45 PM
Axiomtek’s credit card-sized “CEM300” module runs Linux on Intel Braswell SoCs at 4-6W TDP and offers HD graphics, dual SATA III ports, and four PCIe lanes. Like Axiomtek’s Atom E3800 “Bay Trail” based CEM846 computer-on-module, its new CEM300 supports Linux and Windows, and uses the 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini form factor. […]

Compact, rugged Skylake computer-on-module is big on PCIe

Monday 29th of August 2016 09:35:06 PM
Kontron’s Linux-ready “COMe-cSL6” COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers 10 PCIe lanes, up to 24GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, and industrial temperature support. Almost a year ago, when Intel announced its 6th Generation Core “Skylake” processors, Kontron was among a batch of vendors that announced plans to deliver COM Express computer-on-modules based on the […]

High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian inside

Saturday 27th of August 2016 05:40:25 AM
Bryston has launched a high-end, compact “BDP-π” digital music player built on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, plus a HifiBerry “Digi+” audio HAT add-on. Bryston’s new Raspberry Pi-based BDP-π digital music player costs a hefty $1,295. Yet that’s less than half the cost of the highly acclaimed Bryston BDP-2 player, while offering many of these […]

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:03:21 PM
Logic Supply has introduced a “ICM-3011” 3.5-inch board with a dual-core i.MX6, wide-range power input, and extended temperature operation. Like the recent Pico-ITX form factor ICM-2010 SBC that’s also available in an ICS-2010 mini-PC, the ICM-3011 was built by Taipei-based Embux, and is being distributed and supported by Logic Supply. Like the ICM-2010, the $253 […]

Tegra TK1 COM Express module runs Ubuntu at 15W

Thursday 25th of August 2016 06:57:22 PM
Connect Tech has launched an Ubuntu-driven COM Express Compact Type 6 module with an Nvidia Tegra K1 and optional extended temperature support. Nvidia’s Tegra SoCs have faded fast in the smartphone world, but appear to be doing just fine in embedded, especially in automotive. (Nvidia just announced a Tegra-like, ARM Cortex-A57 based Parker SoC for […]

4Duino combines Arduino, WiFi, and a 2.4-inch touchscreen

Thursday 25th of August 2016 06:23:37 PM
4D Systems launched a $79 “4Duino-24” Arduino compatible board, with a 2.4-inch resistive touchscreen and an ESP8266 WiFi module. One reason you might choose a Linux SBC like a Raspberry Pi over an Arduino is that it’s easier to control an LCD display for simple IoT GUIs and other HMI applications. Now the 4Duino-24 board […]

Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

Thursday 25th of August 2016 12:13:59 AM
Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 “OcPoc” drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as “the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems,” describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) as a ready-to-fly, open source flight control platform. The […]

“Thin Mini-ITX” Skylake board has 20mm profile

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 07:11:25 PM
Advantech’s Linux-ready “AIMB-285” Mini-ITX board offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, a 20mm profile, mini-PCIe and PCIe, plus an optional enclosure. Advantech calls the 20mm-high AIMB-285 the first “thin Mini-ITX” board to run 6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors. Intel released a “Thin Mini-ITX” spec back in 2011, with 25mm specified as the maximum board thickness […]

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 05:08:40 AM
SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice […]

Wireless-crazed, customizable IoT gateway uses ARM or x86 COMs

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 07:07:15 PM
Congatec’s modular, Linux-ready IoT Gateway builds on its x86 and ARM Qseven COMs, providing up to 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 3x mini-PCIe connectivity links. Unlike some of Congatec’s computer-on-module competitors such as Adlink or Advantech, Congatec has never offered its own Internet of Things gateway, instead referring customers to the same Intel Gateway System […]

Rugged 3.5-inch SBCs run Linux on Bay Trail and Broadwell

Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:17:15 PM
Perfectron unveiled a pair of 3.5-inch SBCs: one with a quad-core Atom and the other with Broadwell Core SoCs. Both support extended temperatures. Perfectron, which recently tapped Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake” SoCs on its INS8349A Mini-ITX board, has also announced two 3.5-inch form-factor boards with older Intel processors. The OXY5322A is equipped with a quad-core, […]

Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

Monday 22nd of August 2016 10:54:20 PM
At IDF, Intel revealed some new details on the 14nm “Broxton” Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs. Highlights include Gen9 graphics, DDR4, and more memory bandwidth. Although there were plenty of interesting embedded computing announcements (namely: Joule, Aero, and Euclid) at last week’s Intel Developer Conference — almost all of them tied to the Intel RealSense […]

Intel’s “Euclid” module is a brain, vision, sensor, and hotspot for robots

Saturday 20th of August 2016 06:59:42 PM
Intel demoed a “Euclid” robotics compute module running Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom, and equipped with a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi hotspot, and various sensors. At the Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco this week, Intel showed off a prototype of an Intel Euclid robotics controller, equipped with a stereo depth-sensing Intel RealSense camera and […]

“Teensy” Arduino clone grows, with more I/O, USB, and faster CPU

Friday 19th of August 2016 08:06:06 PM
PJRC is Kickstartering two new models of its “Teensy” Arduino compatible, featuring a faster 180MHz Cortex-M4, more memory, more pins, and a second USB. In the world of Arduino compatibles, you can choose from bare-bones clones or value-added innovators that develop new software as well as hardware, and occasionally risk some compatibility in order to […]

Open source COM and carriers become 3D-printable computers

Friday 19th of August 2016 01:27:38 AM
[Updated: Aug. 19] — Rhombus Tech’s Allwinner A20 based, “fully libre” EOMA68 COM and carrier boards can be installed in 3D printed mini-PC or laptop cases. For the past five years, UK-based Rhombus Tech, led by developer Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton, has been developing a fully open source, removable computer-on-module (COM) in a standardized format […]

Open source, DAQ-enabled hacking platform feels its inner Arduino

Thursday 18th of August 2016 09:23:31 PM
Agilo’s open source, Arduino Mega compatible “Evive” IoT prototyping and DAQ platform offers a 1.8-inch display, breadboard, analog controls, and more. Agilo Technologies, a startup formed by students at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), is pitching its flagship Evive prototyping product on Indiegogo. The company has achieved only 39 percent of its […]

i.MX6 Pico-ITX and mini-PC run Android, Ubuntu, and Yocto

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 09:25:58 PM
Logic Supply’s Embux-made Pico-ITX SBC runs Android and Linux on an i.MX6 DualLite, and is also available in a mini-PC. Logic Supply is reselling an Embux-manufactured Pico-ITX form-factor “ICM-2010 2.5”” SBC and “ICS-2010” mini-PC. The SBC starts at $193, plus $29 for an 8GB SD card equipped with Android, Ubuntu, or Yocto Project based Linux. […]

Intel “Aero” drone board runs Yocto on Cherry Trail

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 06:27:20 PM
Intel has launched a Linux-on-Atom powered “Aero Compute Board” and quadcopter, promising improved obstacle navigation based on Intel RealSense. Even more than last year’s Intel Developer Forum, this week’s IDF is focusing relentlessly on Intel RealSense. The 3D depth sensing camera technology is everywhere at IDF, including the new Windows-focused Project Alloy VR helmet and […]

Intel Joule IoT module gains a family of DIY companion boards

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 02:28:22 AM
Gumstix launched a family of customizable carrier boards in conjunction with Intel’s unveiling of the tiny “Joule” IoT module at IDF in San Francisco today. Intel unveiled the Joule IoT module in a keynote talk by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. The 48 x 24 x […]

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