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Raspberry Pi imitator has GbE, 2GB RAM, and 4K video

Friday 20th of January 2017 09:43:20 PM
Asus has launched a RPi-like “Tinker Board” that runs Debian and Kodi on a quad-core 1.8GHz -A17 RK3288, and offers 2GB RAM, GbE, 4K video, and 40-pin GPIO. The rumored Asus Tinker Board is finally for sale at Farnell in the UK, with a footprint, layout, and features that are very close to that of […]

Linux-based IoT gateway certified for Azure

Friday 20th of January 2017 05:46:40 PM
IonSign’s “Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway” runs Debian on a TI Sitara SoC and aggregates multiple sensor and Modbus inputs for Azure and AWS. Finland-based IonSign has begun shipping an IoT gateway billed as a “complete industrial grade production unit for data collection and edge computing.” The Debian Linux based Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway is designed […]

Keeping Linux devices secure with rigorous long-term maintenance

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:53:00 PM
In this ELCE talk, Jan Lübbe of Pengutronix reveals how syncing with upstream projects can keep Linux devices secure and functional for 10 years and beyond. The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded […]

Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake

Thursday 19th of January 2017 09:56:34 PM
Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 […]

Linux-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

Thursday 19th of January 2017 04:46:34 PM
Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule. Gumstix announced the AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for Intel Joule expansion board in August along with five other expansion boards designed for the Intel Joule, a follow-on to the Intel Edison computer-on-module with a much […]

Open spec, $29 COM shrinks Pine A64 to SODIMM dimensions

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 04:55:35 PM
Pine64’s open spec, 67.9 x 31mm “SoPine A64” COM has a quad-core -A53 Allwinner A64 and 2GB RAM, plus an optional baseboard that mimics a Pine A64+ SBC. Yet another Linux-friendly, 64-bit hacker board has been squeezed into computer-on-module format, bridging the gap between the hobbyist maker market and commercial embedded manufacturing. Like the $25 […]

Rugged, customizable POS system runs on Braswell

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 08:34:02 PM
Advantech’s rugged “UBX-310D” POS computer offers a quad-core, 2.0GHz Celeron J1900, plus SATA, mSATA, and mini-PCIe. Advantech’s UBX-310D is a fanless point of sale computer intended for small countertops and limited-space installations. The shock and vibration resistant device has a modest, 245 x 185 x 45mm footprint. The system runs Windows 7 or 8 as […]

COM runs Linux on Kaby Lake, supports Intel Optane

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 05:01:29 PM
Congatec’s Linux-ready “Conga-TS175” COM Express Basic Type 6 module supports 7th Gen Intel Core E/EQ and Xeon CPUs, Intel Optane SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4. Congatec followed upon its earlier announcement of a Conga-TC175 COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a larger, 125 x 95mm Basic Type 6 module called the Conga-TS175. Both […]

First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market

Monday 16th of January 2017 07:39:38 PM
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor single board computer we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing […]

64-bit Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 ships for $25 to $30

Monday 16th of January 2017 04:55:04 PM
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 has arrived with 1GB RAM and the same quad-core -A53 SoC as the RPi 3, available for $30, or $25 without 4GB eMMC. Raspberry Pi Trading’s first 64-bit computer-on-module version of their flagship single board computer has finally arrived. Despite the name, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) […]

Open source, 3D printed microscope runs on Raspberry Pi

Thursday 12th of January 2017 10:28:51 PM
WaterScope has launched an open source, 3D printable “OpenFlexure” microscope for testing water quality, powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. A Cambridge University spinoff called WaterScope has launched a low-cost, 3D printable microscope called OpenFlexure. The open source microscope, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, is designed for low-cost water testing in […]

New Linux wireless daemon seeks cleaner connection

Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:36:56 PM
At ELCE, Intel’s Marcel Holtmann described how a new Internet Wireless Daemon will help to streamline the Linux communications stack for IoT. If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at […]

Qseven COM offers Apollo Lake and a security chip

Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:09:12 PM
Portwell’s “PQ7-M108” is a Linux-friendly Qseven COM with Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 8GB of LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, -40 to 85°C support, and a security IC. Portwell’s “PQ7-M108” follows other Qseven 2.1 compliant, 70 x 70mm modules with Intel Apollo Lake processors such as the Advantech SOM-3569, Congatec Conga-QA5, and Seco Q7-B03. Like […]

Linux ready COM taps FPGA/ARM Arria 10 SoC

Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:24:10 PM
Enclustra’s “Mercury+ AA1” COM runs Linux on an Altera Arria 10 FPGA/ARM hybrid with up to 8GB DDR4, up to 8GB eMMC, PCIe Gen 3, and -40 to 85°C support. Swiss FPGA specialists Enclustra announced a Mercury+ AA1 computer-on-module built around Intel/Altera’s dual-core, Cortex-A9 Arria 10 FPGA/ARM hybrid SoC. The 74 × 54mm module is […]

ELC lineup features Linus, Alexa, Zephyr, and Android Things

Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:16:48 PM
The LF posted the schedule for the Embedded Linux Conference in Portland, Feb. 21-23. Keynotes include Guy Hoffman, Imad Sousou, and Linus Torvalds. Registration is open for the Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) and OpenIoT Summit. Early bird prices end Jan. 15. The Linux Foundation also posted a full schedule for the show, which will run […]

LTE IoT kits include Raspberry Pi and AWS friendly models

Monday 9th of January 2017 11:44:30 PM
AT&T expanded its Cellular IoT Starter Kit family with an AWS version with a K64F Freedom Board, plus a $59 model that instead lets you bring your own RPi. AT&T and Avnet announced the $99 AT&T IoT Starter Kit for its LTE cellular networks back in July, and shipped it the following month. Now, the […]

Compact DIN-rail IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX6 UL

Monday 9th of January 2017 04:23:31 PM
Axiomtek’s rugged “IFB122” IoT gateway features an i.MX6 UL SoC with dual LANs, dual COMs, mini-PCIe expansion, and extended temperature support. Axiomtek’s IFB222 is a fanless, vertical DIN-rail form-factor gateway with a smaller, 125 x 100 x 31mm footprint than the company’s recent, Intel Atom-based ICO300-MI Gateway. The gateway is even smaller — and much […]

Kaby Lake board lineup includes a Mini-ITX SBC and two COMs

Saturday 7th of January 2017 01:05:45 AM
Advantech announced a Mini-ITX board plus COM Express Compact and Basic modules using Intel’s 7th Gen Core CPUs, and updated several other 6th Gen boards. Advantech announced two COM Express modules and three Mini-ITX boards that support Intel’s 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” processors. Two of the three Mini-ITX boards are earlier 6th Gen “Skylake” […]

Kaby Lake board lineup includes a Mini-ITX SBC and two COMs

Saturday 7th of January 2017 01:05:45 AM
Advantech announced a Mini-ITX board plus COM Express Compact and Basic modules using Intel’s 7th Gen Core CPUs, and updated several other 6th Gen boards. Advantech announced two COM Express modules and three Mini-ITX boards that support Intel’s 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” processors. Two of the three Mini-ITX boards are earlier 6th Gen “Skylake” […]

Intel NUC mini-PCs set sail on Kaby Lake

Friday 6th of January 2017 06:47:29 PM
As part of its rollout of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs at CES in Las Vegas this week, Intel debuted four new Kaby Lake-based NUC mini-PCs. In conjunction with its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcement of dozens of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” processors this week, Intel unveiled four NUC (Next Unit of Computing) […]

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