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Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 11:14:49 PM
Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In […]

Linux-based DAQ board has simultaneous ADC and DAC I/O

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 09:57:17 PM
Data Translation’s “DT7816″ data acquisition board runs Linux on a TI Sitara, and offers eight simultaneous ADC inputs, two DAC outputs, and 16 GPIO lines. The DT7816 is billed as a “real-time ARM-based, high throughput, high accuracy, simultaneous data acquisition module.” Its feature set is similar to the mainboard in Data Translation’s recent DT7837 device, […]

Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 06:02:13 PM
X-ES unveiled a rugged, sealed embedded PC that runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers 4GB of ECC RAM, IP67 protection, M12 ports, and -40 to 70°C support. For its new XPand6903 embedded computer, Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) returned to the same Intel Atom E3800 system-on-chip found in its Linux-ready XPedite8150 and XPedite8152 COM […]

Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 11:23:53 PM
Adlink’s “Matrix MXE-100i” gateway runs Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options. The Matrix MXE-100i is a spinoff of the Matrix MXE-200i gateway computer announced by Adlink in February. Like the MXE-200i, the identically sized, 120 x 100 x 55mm MXE-100i comes preloaded with […]

Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 10:56:38 PM
Tronsmart unveiled a media player mini-PC that runs Android 5.1 on a 64-bit octa-core Rockchip RK3368 SoC and supports H.265 4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0. We no longer cover every Android media player or HDMI stick that comes around, but the new Tronsmart “Orion R68″ certainly caught our attention. (So did its similar […]

70-inch Android touchscreen targets interactive education

Monday 29th of June 2015 11:32:38 PM
ViewSonic’s new 70-inch HD touchscreen signage system runs Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and is aimed at interactive education and business presentations. The $7,300 CDE7060T signage computer joins other ViewSonic large-format displays, projectors, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products aimed at the education market. It was announced along with a LightStream PJD6552LWS networkable short-throw […]

Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter

Monday 29th of June 2015 10:40:17 PM
An open source, 49 x 32mm COM version of the BeagleBone Black called the “BeagleCore” offers Cape compatibility and starts at $44, or $111 with a baseboard. A German startup called BeagleCore is spinning a computer-on-module version of’s BeagleBone Black single board computer on Kickstarter. Packages start at 39 Euros ($44) for the first […]

Round-up: 12 Braswell-based Mini-ITX boards

Saturday 27th of June 2015 06:13:33 AM
[Updated: June 28] — In recent weeks Aewin, ASRock, BCM, BioStar, ECS, and MSI have collectively announced a dozen Braswell based Mini-ITX boards that are all able to run Linux. In late March, Intel announced four Pentium and Celeron branded processors under the Braswell code name, and earlier this month they reached market. The Braswell […]

$25 JavaScript-savvy HDMI stick runs Linux

Friday 26th of June 2015 05:01:11 PM
Marvell unveiled two new Kinoma IoT prototyping mini-PCs, including a “Kinoma HD” stick running Linux and the open source JavaScript 6 KinomaJS framework. Marvell successfully launched its Linux-based $99 Kinoma Create JavaScript prototyping device on Indiegogo in March 2014, and sold it retail at $150. In March of this year, the company open sourced the […]

Tiny SBC runs Linux or Android on dime-sized i.MX6 module

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 09:48:52 PM
InHand’s tiny “Fury-M6″ COM/SBC hybrid adds wireless, eMMC, battery support, and more to Freescale’s new, dime-sized, i.MX6 Dual based SCM-i.MX6D module. The InHand Fury-M6, announced this week at the Freescale Technical Forum (FTF), appears to be the first board-level product to incorporate Freescale’s new dime-sized SCM-i.MX6D module. The Fury-M6 targets portable medical diagnostics, autonomous vehicle/UAV […]

First quad- and octa-core QorIQ SoCs unveiled

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 12:55:53 AM
Freescale revealed two Linux-enabled QorIQ LS1 networking SoCs with four and eight 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and says it will offer a Cortex-A72 LS2 model. Visitors to the Freescale Technology Forum in Austin, Texas, this week have enjoyed a motherlode of product announcements from Freescale, not to mention a keynote from hardware hacker patron saint Steve […]

SODIMM-style i.MX6 COMs include an UltraLite model

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 09:43:21 PM
iWave announced two Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COMs. One supports up to a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, while the other has the new i.MX6 UltraLite. In conjunction with this week’s Freescale Technology Forum (FTF, iWave Systems unveiled two Linux-ready computer-on-modules that extend the Freescale i.MX6. The iW-RainboW-G18M-SODIMM i.MX6UL follows TechNexion’s similarly SODIMM form-factor EDM1-CF-IMX6UL, as well as its […]

Dime-sized IoT COM runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 05:02:13 PM
[Updated June 24] — Freescale’s dime sized “SCM-i.MX6D” module runs Linux or Android on an 800MHz i.MX6 Dual SoC, includes a PMIC and up to 2GB of RAM, and targets IoT apps. At the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) in Austin, Texas, where Freescale tipped a new Cortex-A7 line of i.MX7 system-on-chips, the company also revealed […]

Rugged vehicle PC offers power protection, wireless options

Monday 22nd of June 2015 09:32:30 PM
Aaeon’s rugged, Linux-ready “Boxer” PC for vehicles offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, dual GbE and four 10/100 PoE LAN ports, mini-PCIe expansion, and a SIM slot. The Boxer-6301VS Embedded Box PC joins the aging, Atom D510 based AEV-6312 as Aaeon’s only other in-vehicle computer. There will soon be more, however, as Aaeon says it […]

New Freescale i.MX7 SoCs take on low-power Linux IoT

Monday 22nd of June 2015 06:47:16 PM
[Updated: 7:00PM] — Freescale unveiled two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs with one or two Cortex-A7 cores, Cortex-M4 MCUs, and much lower power consumption than the i.MX6. The single-core, 800MHz i.MX7 Solo (i.MX7S) and dual-core, 1GHz i.MX7 Dual (i.MX7D) follow last month’s single-core i.MX6 UltraLite as the first i.MX system-on-chips to move to a Cortex-A7 architecture. […]

Wireless media streaming speaker has Android touchscreen

Friday 19th of June 2015 11:05:13 PM
Zettaly’s portable, $200 “Avy” wireless speaker runs Android 4.4 and features a 7-inch touchscreen, 10W speakers, a web cam, and up to 40GB of storage. Zettaly, which makes PowerX battery packs, went to Kickstarter in January to launch its Avy multimedia system, then pulled the plug on the crowdfunding campaign once it had received over […]

Tiny module aims quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 at IoT

Friday 19th of June 2015 12:55:00 AM
[Updated: June 19] — Intrinsyc’s tiny “Open-Q 410″ module has a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 410, offers WiFi, BT, GPS, and 8GB eMMC, and runs both Android and Linux. Vancouver, Canada based Intrinsyc Technologies Corp. has expanded its line of Qualcomm Snapdragon based Open-Q computer-on-modules with a tiny module that taps Qualcomm’s 64-bit, Snapdragon 410. […]

Surveillance-oriented Nest Cam offers optional cloud analytics

Thursday 18th of June 2015 05:48:37 PM
Google’s Nest upgraded its Linux-based automation line with a new “Nest Protect,” and a 1080p “Nest Cam” surveillance cam with optional cloud analytics. In 2013 and 2014, it seemed we were covering Linux-based home automation gizmos almost every week, but by the end of last year, the market grew saturated, and acquisitions overtook startups. This […]

Linux-based Sierra Wireless IoT module has 3G or 4G radios

Thursday 18th of June 2015 06:01:35 AM
Sierra Wireless unveiled a Cortex-A5 based “AirPrime WP” IoT module with 3G or 4G radios, plus a modularly expandable, open-source “mangOH” carrier board. We’ve seen plenty of low-power, Linux-ready Internet of Things computer-on-modules, mostly based on Qualcomm’s MIPS-based Atheros SoCs. The Linux-based AirPrime WP modules from Sierra Wireless instead tackle IoT and industrial M2M with […]

Tough box-PCs support dual GbE, dual displays, wireless

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 09:18:46 PM
Axiomtek has spun three slim, rugged “eBox” PCs with Atom E3800 or Celeron J1900 SoCs that include dual GbEs, SATA and mSATA storage, and optional wireless. Like Axiomtek’s eBOX620-841-FL (quad-core Atom E3845) and eBOX638-840-FL (quad-core Celeron J1900), the new eBOX625-841-FL, eBOX625-842-FL, and eBOX626-841-FL are fanless, embedded computers that run on 22nm Bay Trail system-on-chips. The […]

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