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Rugged Tegra X1 module stack is loaded with I/O options

Friday 27th of May 2016 07:31:31 PM
CEI’s “TX1-SOM and Carrier” combines Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 COM with a rugged carrier board featuring GbE, USB 3.0, MIPI-CSI, and an M.2 socket with PCIe. Like Connect Tech’s Astro carrier board, the “TX1-SOM and Carrier” from Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) expands upon Nvidia’s Ubuntu-ready Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, which launched last November to showcase the Nvidia […]

Arduino Uno-like board controls three-phase EV motors

Thursday 26th of May 2016 09:08:58 PM
Uniti’s “Uniti ARC” is an open source, Arduino Uno compatible microcontroller board, designed for controlling three-phase motors in electric vehicles. Swedish electric car startup Uniti calls the Uniti ARC “the world’s first open-source commercial development board for three phase motors with Arduino Uno compatibility.” Together with an optional ARC motor shield and a free software […]

Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 09:25:27 PM
RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs. The RasPiO Analog Zero has surpassed its Kickstarter goals, and is available through May 31 starting at 8 Pounds ($12). Designed for reading up to eight analog sensors simultaneously on […]

First officially sanctioned BeagleBone COM ships with carrier

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 08:44:17 PM
Mentorel’s BeagleBone uSomIQ, the first Beagleboard.org sanctioned COM version of the BeagleBone Black SBC, is also available with a BoneCape carrier board. Hong Kong based Mentorel’s recently introduced BeagleBone uSomIQ computer-on-module, which was previously known as the uSomIQ BBB, has been added to BeagleBoard.org’s list of BeagleBone Black compatible products. This makes it the first […]

Turn an old smartphone into a home automation gizmo

Tuesday 24th of May 2016 01:19:16 AM
Wondering what to do with that old Galaxy S3, S4, or other Android smartphone that’s collecting dust? Why not put it to use as a home automation device! At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can […]

Tiny IoT-oriented i.MX6 UL module includes Linux BSP

Monday 23rd of May 2016 09:27:06 PM
Digi unveiled a tiny “ConnectCore 6UL” COM, combining NXP’s I/O-rich i.MX6 UL SoC with 802.11ac, BT 4.1, industrial temp support, and TrustFence security. Digi International’s ConnectCore for i.MX 6UL, or ConnectCore 6UL, appears to be the smallest computer-on-module to date running NXP’s year-old, IoT-oriented i.MX6 UltraLite system-on-chip. The device debuts a patent-pending Digi SMTplus surface […]

Raspberry Pi-based signage stack gets Snappy

Monday 23rd of May 2016 12:59:25 AM
The Screenly signage software for the Raspberry Pi is being converted to Ubuntu Snappy Core, enabling OTA updates and transactional rollbacks. Canonical and Screenly, which makes what it calls “the most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi,” have announced a partnership to build the Screenly signage stack on Ubuntu Snappy Core. Screenly, which […]

Arduino STAR Otto features STM32, multimedia, WiFi

Friday 20th of May 2016 06:23:25 PM
[Updated: May 21] — Arduino Srl and ST unveiled a graphically-rich Arduino STAR Otto SBC based on the 32-bit STM32F469 MCU, and featuring WiFi, MIPI-DSI, audio, and cam links. At the Bay Area Maker Faire this week, Arduino Srl and STMicroelectronics (ST) announced a jointly developed, high-end Arduino board. Only a few months ago we […]

Open-spec, octa-core “NanoPi M3” SBC sells for $35

Friday 20th of May 2016 05:46:15 PM
FriendlyARM’s NanoPi M3 SBC runs Linux or Android on a 64-bit, octa-core Samsung S5P6818, and offers WiFi, BT, GbE, and a 40-pin RPi connector. In April, FriendlyARM blew away the scant competition in octa-core, 64-bit hacker SBCs with its $60 NanoPC-T3 board. Now it has stepped even harder on the affordability scale with a smaller, […]

Arduino taps Apache Mynewt for its 32-bit IoT SBCs with BLE

Friday 20th of May 2016 05:25:20 PM
Arduino Srl and Runtime unveiled an open source, Bluetooth savvy, “Apache Mynewt” RTOS for 32-bit MCUs, found on the new Arduino Primo and STAR Otto SBCs. Arduino boards and Arduino compatibles are increasingly tapping higher-end 32-bit MPUs, such as the STM32F469 chip found on Arduino Srl’s new, media-enabled Arduino STAR Otto and the STM32L0 inside […]

Sneak peek: Arduino’s Primo and Primo Core IoT duo

Friday 20th of May 2016 07:01:48 AM
[Updated: May 21] — Arduino Srl unveiled a wireless-rich, IoT oriented Arduino Primo SBC and companion Primo Core module at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif. on May 20. Arduino Industrial 101 Arduino Srl is riding the IoT wave with a string of new product introductions this week. On Monday, the company unveiled the […]

i.MX7 computer-on-module may be smallest yet

Thursday 19th of May 2016 08:59:29 PM
Embedded Artists and Rohm have launched a 37 x 27mm COM built around an NXP i.MX7 featuring a low-power Rohm PMIC, 1GB LP-DDR3, and 8GB eMMC. You know the Internet of Things has become “a thing” when the main selling point of a computer-on-module is the properties of its power management IC. In the case […]

Wireless-rich “WaRP7” module aims i.MX7 at wearables, IoT

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 11:12:13 PM
NXP and Element14 unveiled a tiny “WaRP7” module for wearables and IoT that combines an i.MX7 Solo SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, NFC, and MikroBus expansion. Element14 has partnered with NXP on an update to the original Freescale WaRP board, which ran on the Freescale (now NXP) i.MX6 Solo SoC. The WaRP7 shares the same […]

Two key open source IoT frameworks get cozy

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 06:50:52 PM
Two major open source IoT frameworks — the OCF’s “IoTivity” and the AllSeen Alliance’s “AllJoyn” — are moving toward interoperability, and possibly, a merger. In his keynote address at the Embedded Linux Conference’s OpenIoT Summit, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond discussed the potential for interoperability — and a possible merger — between […]

Open, Linux-based platform simplifies wireless IoT

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 02:07:09 AM
Sierra Wireless and Element14 unveiled an open-spec Arduino compatible “mangOH Green IoT Platform” based on Sierra’s 3G, GNSS, and WiFi modules running Linux. Sierra Wireless announced a beta release of its AirPrime WP module and open-source “mangOH” carrier board last June. Now, the company has formally released the products with the help of Element14, which […]

BeagleBone Green Wireless adds WiFi, BLE, USBs

Monday 16th of May 2016 09:26:01 PM
SeeedStudio has launched a $45 “BeagleBone Green Wireless” SBC with four USB 2.0 ports, 2.4GHz 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Last August, SeeedStudio, which is known for its Grove family of IoT sensor and I/O modules, launched its BeagleBone Green clone of the BeagleBone Black. The Green featured a lower $39 price, added a […]

New Arduino SBC merges Arduino, WiFi, and Linux

Monday 16th of May 2016 07:33:31 PM
Arduino Srl’s new “Arduino Industrial 101” SBC includes Arduino circuitry and I/O, along with a soldered-on WiFi module that runs Linino Linux. Last November, Arduino Srl promised an Arduino Industrial 101 carrier board for Dog Hunter’s WiFi-enabled Chiwawa module, which is supported by the OpenWrt-based Linino Linux distribution. Arduino has now unveiled the resulting product: […]

Pi Zero tweak adds camera connector, keeps $5 price

Monday 16th of May 2016 06:27:11 PM
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new version of the Raspberry Pi Zero with a camera connector and the same $5 price. The Raspberry Pi Foundation began shipping a new version 1.3 of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero SBC that adds a camera connector. To hook up the connector to the Raspberry Pi Camera, you […]

Tiny $1 STEM-oriented hacker board hits Indiegogo

Friday 13th of May 2016 06:53:45 PM
Like the tiny BBC Micro:bit board, the “One Dollar Board” is aimed at introducing kids to computer programming and the Internet of Things at a young age. A team of Brazilian developers has just launched a “One Dollar Board” Indiegogo campaign aimed at funding a tiny, open source microcontroller board so simple and inexpensive that […]

Yun Shield adds OpenWrt and WiFi to Arduinos

Friday 13th of May 2016 01:20:27 AM
Arduino LLC released a shield version of its Arduino Yún SBC, letting you add WiFi and Linux to Arduino boards, along with Ethernet and USB ports. The Arduino and Genuino Yún Shield peels off the OpenWrt-driven WiFi subsystem of the Arduino Yún SBC as a shield add-on, letting you add Internet access to other Arduino […]

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