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Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule on tap

Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:32:56 PM
The schedule for the Oct. 11-13 ELC Europe and OpenIoT Summit in Berlin has been posted, with co-located events on Yocto, RTL, tracing, and OpenWrt. Last year, the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in Dublin was co-located with the European versions of LinuxCon and CloudOpen, but this year it comes a week later. LinuxCon Europe […]

AMD R-Series hits the jackpot on casino gaming SBC

Thursday 28th of July 2016 10:57:01 PM
Axiomtek’s “GMB135” casino gaming SBC offers quad- or dual-core AMD R-Series SoCs, up to 32GB DDR4, triple display support, 32 DIOs, and intrusion detection. The GMB135 follows Axiomtek Gaming’s GMB130 Mini-ITX board, which also targeted casino gaming applications. It similarly runs Linux 3.x or Windows 7/8.1 on an AMD R-Series SoC with AMD Radeon HD10000 […]

Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:33:22 AM
[Updated: July 28] — Crowdfunding and group-buying site GroupGets has launched a $79, open source “PRUDAQ” BeagleBone ADC cape with 40Msps analog input capabilities. Launched in 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif., GroupGets LLC is both an embedded device manufacturer and a crowdfunding group buying platform for buying existing hacker gear. The group buying platform part […]

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers “chipKIT Lenny” preview

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 07:10:36 PM
[Updated: July 28] — “chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller […]

Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:07:08 AM
[Updated: July 27] — RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free “SharkSSL-lite” software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS. Real Time Logic (RTL), which is known for its BarracudaDrive remote file manager and lightweight, embeddable Mako Server webserver, has released a set of instructions […]

Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

Tuesday 26th of July 2016 10:55:04 PM
Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces. While we’re waiting for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core processors to arrive — they began shipping to manufacturers last week and received support in this week’s new Linux Kernel 4.7 — […]

$20 “Neutrino 2.0” is a tiny Arduino Zero clone

Monday 25th of July 2016 09:06:42 PM
Rabid Prototypes is crowdfunding a $20 “Neutrino 2.0” version of its earlier, tiny Arduino Zero clone. Rev 2.0 adds RX/TX pins and several other tweaks. Like last year’s Neutrino clone of the Arduino Zero, Rabid Prototypes chose Kickstarter to launch Neutrino 2.0. The latest campaign has four days to cover the last $700 or so […]

Compact, fanless, Cortex-A5 embedded computer runs on 3W

Monday 25th of July 2016 07:10:10 PM
Artila’s “Matrix-700” control computer runs Linux on a Cortex-A5 SoC, and offers 8GB eMMC, plus three USB, four RS-232/485, GbE, and Fast Ethernet ports. The Matrix-700 is the first Cortex-A5 based model in Artila’s family of traditionally ARM9-driven Matrix industrial computers. The device is designed for non-stop operation in remote locations, such as device networking […]

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

Friday 22nd of July 2016 10:43:32 PM
iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched the iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module, built around the dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form […]

Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports

Friday 22nd of July 2016 07:30:41 PM
Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 fanless industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe, USIM, and more. Systems based on Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs, such as Adlink’s new MXE-5500 embedded PC, continue to appear in new products even as “Kaby Lake” Core chips ship this week to […]

Rugged mini-ITX based box PC goes all out on expansion

Thursday 21st of July 2016 10:55:25 PM
Portwell’s rugged, fanless “WEBS-35C3” box PC offers 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, triple display and 4K video, and expands via mini-PCIe, PCIe, PCI, and M.2. The WEBS-35C3 is based on Portwell’s WADE-8017 Mini-ITX board, which runs on the latest, 14nm-fabricated 6th Gen Intel Core (“Skylake”) processors with LGA1151 socket and Intel Q170 chipset. Applications include […]

Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Thursday 21st of July 2016 08:42:56 PM
Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor. Advantech’s SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 computer-on-modules are the first we’ve seen to use Qseven 2.1. This is the Qseven computer-on-module standard’s first update since version 2.0 hit in Sep. 2012, and eight years after the […]

Tough i.MX6-based Linux SBC targets wireless video, runs on 3W

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:50:03 PM
The Gateworks Ventana GW5530 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and has mini-PCIe and SIM expansion, a 9-axis IMU, three video inputs, and -40 to 85°C support. The Ventana GW5530 is the latest in the 5th generation of the Gateworks Ventana family of NXP i.MX6-based SBCs, following last year’s similarly 800MHz, dual-core GW5520. The board […]

$5 Linux-equipped Omega2 IoT module launches on Kickstarter

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 04:18:35 AM
[Updated: July 21] — Onion launched an “Omega2” module on Kickstarter, featuring a faster CPU, options for double the RAM and flash, and lower pricing than last year’s Omega. Last year, Onion launched an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for the original Omega module, with packages starting at $25. That campaign won $267,851 from 4,459 backers. […]

Video: Hardware hacking basics for Linux software devs

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 12:12:58 AM
In this interesting ELC video, Grant Likely, a Linux kernel engineer and maintainer of the Linux Device Tree, describes his sojourn into embedded hardware. Sometimes the best tutorials come not from experts, but from proficient newcomers who are up to date on the latest entry-level technologies and can remember what it’s like to be a […]

Coin-sized COM could be world’s smallest Raspberry Pi clone

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 07:56:24 PM
ArduCam unveiled a 24 x 24mm module with the ARM11-based core of the original Raspberry Pi, available with 36 x 36mm carriers with one or two camera links. The promised second-generation version of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module featuring the same quad-core, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2837 SoC as the Raspberry Pi 3 will be out within […]

Rugged, fanless computer runs Ubuntu on Haswell

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:15:58 PM
Perfectron’s rugged “SR10M” system offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, four GbE ports, stackable expansion, -40 to 70° operation, and MIL-STD-810G ruggedization. The SR10M is the latest in Perfectron’s Stackrack series of rugged, MIL-STD-rated stackable embedded computers equipped with Intel Haswell CPUs and designed primarily for military vehicles. The SR10M is built around an OXY5737A […]

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Friday 15th of July 2016 10:27:36 PM
The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes. The prplSecurity framework is one of the chief projects of the Imagination Technologies backed, Linaro-like prpl Foundation, which is developing open source Linux and Android code for MIPS processors. The latest piece is the […]

SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

Friday 15th of July 2016 07:17:09 PM
sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC. Shenzhen-based sModule Technology is a subsidiary of CoreWind that has primarily made wireless modules, but has recently jumped into Linux- and Android-ready computer-on-modules and development kits, as does CoreWind itself. Recently, sModule released several boards […]

Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

Thursday 14th of July 2016 09:58:06 PM
The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base […]

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