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Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

11 hours 26 min ago
At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project. Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded […]

Rugged, Linux-friendly module taps Apollo Lake

Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:02:30 PM
Axiomtek’s “CEM313” COM Express Compact module runs on Intel Apollo Lake, and offers -20 to 70°C support, vibration resistance, and an optional carrier. The CEM313 is Axiomtek’s first computer-on-module to support Intel’s recent Apollo Lake generation of system-on-chips. The 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module lacks Atom E3900 support, but can load […]

Linux-on-Sitara embedded computer triplets offer mini-PCIe expansion

Thursday 27th of April 2017 04:18:48 PM
[Updated: April 28] — Vision Systems has launched a trio of embedded systems that run Debian or OpenWrt on its new TI AM3352-based COM, and offer mini-PCIe and optional VPN. Vision Systems GmbH has tapped the tried-but-true, low-power Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 SoC for a new VS-SOM-AM335x computer-on-module that drives its new line of fanless, […]

Most powerful 96Boards SBC yet offers M.2 expansion

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 04:03:48 PM
Archermind and LeMaker have launched a “Hikey 960” 96Boards CE SBC for AOSP using HiSilicon’s 4x -A73, 4x -A53 Kirin 960 SoC, and featuring M.2 expansion. The Hikey 960 design from Linaro’s 96Boards.org is now available from Archermind and LeMaker, which sell the boards via their Alpha Star and Lenovator sites respectively. The SBC is […]

Tiny module and Nano-ITX dev board use Qualcomm wearables SoC

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:09:59 PM
Intrinsyc‘s 31.5 x 15mm “Open‐Q 2100 SOM” and Nano-ITX dev kit for wearables run Android 7.0 or Android Wear on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, which runs on most Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, among other wearables, is now open to a wider audience of developers. Intrinsyc is launching a tiny […]

Open-spec networking Mini-ITX has 1, 2.5, and 10 GbE ports

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:08:44 PM
SolidRun’s “Marvell MacchiatoBIN” is a $349, Mini-ITX networking SBC that runs Linux 4.4 on Marvell’s quad -A72 Armada 8040, and supports ODP, OFP, and NFV. SolidRun, which is known for its NXP i.MX6 based HummingBoard SBCs and Marvell Armada 38x based ClearFog Pro and scaled down ClearFog Base networking boards, has spun a $349 (and […]

Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Monday 24th of April 2017 09:49:11 PM
Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform. Mentor, which has long offered its Yocto Project based Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) commercial Linux distribution, announced new Microsoft Azure cloud support for MEL, as well as its Nucleus RTOS. Earlier this month, its Mentor Automotive […]

Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

Monday 24th of April 2017 05:03:42 PM
The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways. The new EdgeX Foundry organization will develop modular, cross-platform middleware for industrial IoT edge gateways. Based on a Dell FUSE project, the open source group aims to simplify and standardize industrial IoT edge […]

X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Friday 21st of April 2017 04:10:26 PM
X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]

Raspberry Pi HAT does 3G/HSPA, and GNSS too

Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:48:03 PM
Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip. Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data […]

Developing a wearable with Zephyr

Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:35:47 PM
At ELC, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong related how they used Zephyr to build a wearable. They praised Zephyr, but dinged the review tools and governance. The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating […]

Ubuntu-friendly Qseven COM runs on Apollo Lake

Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:08:33 PM
Arbor’s Ubuntu-ready “EmQ-i2401” Qseven 2.0 COM features an Apollo Lake SoC, extended temp support, and an optional EPIC carrier board. Arbor’s EmQ-i2401, which runs Ubuntu or Windows 10 on Intel’s latest “Apollo Lake” SoCs, follows its Intel “Bay Trail” based EmQ-i2301 Qseven module. It competes with other Qseven 2.x compliant Apollo Lake modules such as […]

Tinker Board ships in U.S. at $60

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:01:04 PM
Asus has launched its Tinker Board SBC in the U.S. for $60, featuring a quad-A17 RK3288 with 2GB RAM, a 40-pin RPi connector, and an updated TinkerOS 1.8. The Asus Tinker Board, which launched in the UK in January for 46 Pounds ($58) is now selling on Amazon in the U.S. for $59.99. The Raspberry […]

Modular IoT gateway family has hot pluggable wireless options

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 03:53:44 PM
Portwell’s highly modular, Linux-friendly “XM-1” line of IoT gateways offers a choice of ARM or x86 CPUs and hot-pluggable ZigBee, LoRa, WiFi, or 2G/3G/LTE. Portwell, which was an early member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, has released several x86-based Internet of Things gateways in recent years (see farther below). Now, the company […]

ADAS development system runs Linux on TI TDA2X SoC

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 04:25:43 PM
D3 Engineering’s “DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS” taps TI’s TDA2x, Jacinto 6, or AM562x, and offers a 3GHz FPD-Link III video input. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is a Rugged Vision Platform (RVP) dev kit designed for evaluating ADAS technology under realistic on-vehicle conditions. Applications include front […]

Raspberry Pi pulse generator HAT targets motor control

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:58:23 PM
CNC Design’s “Pulse Train Hat” is a Raspberry Pi add-on that generates variable frequency pulses for automation systems such as stepper/servo motors. CNC Design Limited has launched a Pulse Train Hat (PTHAT) add-on board for the Raspberry PI designed to “make motor control easy, fast and accurate.” The Raspberry Pi HAT compliant board lets customers […]

Pico-ITX Apollo Lake SBC offers multiple expansion options

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 12:33:16 AM
Axiomtek’s PICO313 Pico-ITX SBC extends Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs with 2x mini-PCIe slots, 2x homegrown connectors, and an I/O board with real-world ports. The 100 x 72mm PICO313 can be considered as a more “embedded” spin of the similarly Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 Pico-ITX board. The only real-world coastline ports are available on a […]

Module runs Linux on new octa-core RZ/G1H SoC, has nano-ITX carrier

Monday 17th of April 2017 08:53:47 PM
iWave’s rugged “iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7” COM debuts the octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H, and adds 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, and support for GbE, SATA 3.1, USB 3.0, and PCIe. iWave’s Qseven 2.0 form-factor iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7 computer-on-module, also referred to as the “RZ/G1H SOM,” appears to be the first embedded board showcasing the recently announced, octa-core RZ/G1H SoC from Renesas. The […]

Cloud-enabled WiFi router adds VPN and Dynamic DNS

Friday 14th of April 2017 08:17:03 PM
Roqos has upgraded its Linux-based “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router with a v.16 upgrade that adds VPN connections and Dynamic DNS. The Debian Linux driven Roqos Core router is now available with a v.1.6 upgrade that adds Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Dynamic DNS features. With the VPN feature, users can make a secure VPN […]

Cutting Linux down to size

Friday 14th of April 2017 03:55:44 PM
New tools like musl, toybox, and Clang are offering new techniques for shrinking the Linux kernel, file-system, and user space for IoT. At last year’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Sony’s Tim Bird warned that the stalled progress in reducing Linux kernel size meant that Linux was ceding the huge market in IoT edge nodes to […]

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