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Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

Monday 18th of September 2017 09:01:46 PM
Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch “MB-80580” SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC. The unnamed mainboard turns […]

Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen

Monday 18th of September 2017 02:48:14 PM
The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens. WinSystems has begun shipping a 5-Wire resistive touch-panel PC for industrial HMI applications that features extensive ruggedization features. The PPC65B-1x provides -20 to 70°C support, as well as IEC 60068-2-64-rated vibration, […]

Ubuntu-enabled open source SDR board shrinks in size and price

Friday 15th of September 2017 09:50:20 PM
Lime Microsystems launched the $139 “LimeSDR Mini,” a size- and cost-reduced sibling of its Ubuntu Core-enabled LimeSDR board, at Crowd Supply. Lime Microsystems, a developer of field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has gone to Crowd Supply again, to fund a size- and cost-reduced variant of the LimeSDR board that it launched […]

Linux drone controller has HDMI input and long-range WiFi

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:22:05 AM
The ArduPilot based “Emlid Edge” drone controller runs Linux on a quad -A53 SoC, and offers an HDMI input, long-range 5.8GHz WiFi, and a UAVCAN GNSS module. Emlid, which has previously launched the Raspberry Pi based Navio and HAT-ready Navio2 drone controllers, has now opened $699 pre-sales on a much more advanced Emlid Edge controller, […]

Linux-ready 3.5-inch SBC drives compact, fanless box-PC

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:47:06 PM
Advantech announced an Intel Braswell based “PCM-9310” 3.5-inch SBC with triple display support, plus a 1U height “EPC-S101” embedded PC that runs on it. Advantech announced its 3.5-inch PCM-9310 SBC in passing as the foundation for its EPC-S101 “bare-bone chassis” industrial computer, which it touts for its slim, 1U, 39mm height. We’ll focus primarily here […]

In-car telematics and connectivity platform runs Linux

Thursday 14th of September 2017 03:50:38 PM
Laird unveiled a Linux-based “Open Platform” for telematics and in-car connectivity with WiFi, BLE, and NFC, and optional GPS/Glonass, LTE, and 802.11p. Linux is finding its way into car systems that move beyond in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and into telematics and connectivity. On the low end, we’ve seen products like the recent, Raspberry Pi Zero W […]

LoRa access point offers Yocto or Node-RED Linux development options

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:29:48 PM
MultiTech has launched a rugged, Linux-driven “MultiConnect Conduit AP” LoRa access point with 8x LoRa uplinks, LTE, and optional mDot and xDot end points. MultiTech’s MultiConnect Conduit AP supports the increasingly popular, long distance, low-power LoRA RF technology and LoRaWAN Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification. The Linux-powered Conduit AP is designed to be […]

Linux-ready module features Atom C3000 and 4x 10GbE ports

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:22:00 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-B7AC” is a Linux-friendly Type 7 COM with up to a 16-core Atom C3000, and support for 4x 10GbE, 32x PCIe, and industrial temperatures. Congatec delivered one of the first COM Express 3.0 Type 7 modules with its Conga-B7XD, based on Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” Xeon D and Pentium processors. Now it has introduced […]

pHAT adds IR to the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:53:46 PM
Anavi has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a new run of its $16 “Anavi Infrared pHAT,” which adds IR remote control to the Pi, and offers optional sensors. Leon Anavi’s Bulgaria-based Anavi Technologies, which has introduced Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the RabbitMax Flex IoT HAT, is launching a smaller pHAT board that adds […]

COM Express modules build on Kaby Lake and Xeon E3

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:31:25 PM
Aaeon announced a “NanoCOM-KBU” COM Express Type 10 Mini module with Intel 7th Gen U-Series chips and a “COM-KBHB6” Type 6 Basic module with a Xeon E3. Aaeon announced a pair of computer-on-modules that expand upon Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” U-Series and 6th Gen “Skylake” Xeon E3. Aaeon’s NanoCOM-KBU is not only its first […]

Tiny Bluetooth LE dev boards target IoT apps

Monday 11th of September 2017 09:33:40 PM
Two Cortex-M4 Bluetooth LE boards have gained wider distribution: Arrow is selling SensiEdge’s SensiBLE, and Mouser has Adafruit’s Feather Nrf52 Bluefruit. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to rise in importance as the wireless conduit for MCU-based IoT edge devices. Late last week Arrow Electronics announced it was launching the recently introduced SensiBLE IoT SoM, which […]

Stackable Raspberry Pi home automation “X-HAT” aims for maximum I/O

Monday 11th of September 2017 03:27:49 PM
On Kickstarter: a stackable “Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card” for home automation offers a 12-bit DAC, 8x ADC, 8x relays, 8x opto-inputs, and 6x GPIO. A startup by Mihai Beffa called Sequent Microsystems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Raspberry Pi add-on card that is loaded with inputs, outputs, and relays designed for home […]

Medical monitoring SBC runs Android on RK3288

Friday 8th of September 2017 04:43:53 PM
Warp United has released a “SanStar WS-3A” SBC version of its Warp 3 Medical Recorder that runs Android 5.1 on a Rockchip RK3288, and offers dual displays. Earlier this year, Shenzhen based Warp United made a splash with its Warp 3 Medical Recorder, an Android-based handheld point-of-care mobile device promoted as being like a Star […]

Thin Mini-ITX offers choice of Skylake or Kaby Lake

Friday 8th of September 2017 03:11:15 PM
Fujitsu’s Linux-ready “D3474-B” is a thin Mini-ITX board with 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, up to 32GB DDR4, wide-range power, and dual M.2 slots. Avnet-owned embedded firm MSC Technologies announced it is distributing Fujitsu’s D3474-B thin Mini-ITX board, which runs Linux or Windows on Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) processors. […]

Rugged Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on low-power i.MX6 UL

Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:13:06 PM
Habey’s “EMB-2200” is a 100 x 72mm SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers dual LAN with PoE, dual CAN, WiFi, BT, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 80°C support. So far we’ve seen the 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor used with NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) system-on-chip on Digi’s sandwich style ConnectCore 6UL […]

Raspberry Pi based OBD-II dongle connects your car to the cloud

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:43:33 PM
Now on Kickstarter: an “AutoPi” dongle based on a 4G- and GPS-equipped Raspberry Pi Zero W that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to enable DIY cloud services. A Danish startup called AutoPi.io has gone to Kickstarter to launch a Raspberry Pi Zero W based AutoPi dongle that plugs into the same OBD-II port that […]

Android Oreo adds Linux kernel requirements, debuts Project Treble

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:13:27 PM
[Updated: 11:41AM] — As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security. The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the […]

Snapdragon 600 SBC offers an HDMI input and dual HDMI outputs for $99

Thursday 7th of September 2017 12:05:28 PM
The Inforce 6420 SBC runs Android 5.1 on a Snapdragon 600, and features GbE, WiFi, BT, an HDMI input, and dual HDMI outputs for dual simultaneous displays. Inforce Computing’s Inforce 6420 follows earlier Snapdragon 600-based SBCs including the Inforce 6410 and Inforce 6410Plus. While those were both general-purpose embedded SBCs, the Inforce 6420 targets simultaneous […]

Jetson TX2 camera add-on features 6x HD cameras

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 08:26:18 PM
E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in uncompressed YUV422. Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, six-camera […]

LTE/GPS tracker board offers Grove, Arduino, and Espruino compatibility

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:49:06 PM
Seeed launched an LTE version of its Wio Tracker board that runs Arduino on a faster STM32 MCU, and offers GPS, 6x Grove links, and Espruino compatibility. Earlier this year, Seeed Studios released a GPS-enabled, $24.95 Wio Tracker tracking board that was limited to 2G/GPRS communications. The new, $97.50 Wio Tracker LTE has the same […]

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Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

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Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
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  • Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen
    The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens.
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