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Intel Cherry Trail based hacker board launches for $34

Friday 21st of December 2018 08:59:49 PM
Team IoT as gone to Kickstarter with a $34 “Atomic Pi” SBC with a Linux-driven, quad-core Atom x5-Z8350 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, and GbE, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports. The x86 based hacker board scene has a new price leader with Team IoT’s Atomic Pi, which has debuted on Kickstarter selling for […]

SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX8X

Friday 21st of December 2018 03:39:19 PM
Kontron’s industrial temperature “SMARC-sAMX8X” module runs Linux on a dual- or quad Cortex-A35 i.MX8X SoC with up to 3GB LP-DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, dual GbE controllers, and PCIe. Like Congatec’s Conga-SMX8X, Kontron’s SMARC-sAMX8X delivers NXP’s mid-range i.MX8X SoC package in an 82 by 50mm SMARC 2.0 form factor. Other i.MX8X modules include a Qseven-based […]

Qualcomm’s second-gen drone board has Snapdragon 820 and four cameras

Wednesday 19th of December 2018 08:31:10 PM
Qualcomm and Intrinsyc opened pre-orders on a 75 x 36mm “Qualcomm Flight Pro” reference platform for drones and robotics that runs Linux on a Snapdragon 820 with WiFi, BT, GNSS, IMUs, 4x cameras, and optional motor board. The Qualcomm Flight Pro reference platform for consumer drones and robotics applications is a follow-on to the Qualcomm […]

Linux-friendly Coffee Lake signage player supports new OPS+ spec

Tuesday 18th of December 2018 10:16:37 PM
Axiomtek’s “OPS700-520” signage player complies with the OPS Plus spec, which adds a second high-speed combo connector. The compact, Intel 8th Gen based player supports Intel AMT 11.0 and Intel Unite. The OPS700-520 is the first Coffee Lake based signage system we’ve seen, as well as the first to offer Intel OPS Plus (or OPS+) […]

Raspberry Pi HAT serves up robotics control smorgasbord

Tuesday 18th of December 2018 07:24:39 PM
The “Adafruit Crickit HAT” is a Python-oriented RPi HAT add-on for robotics that includes servos, motor control, drive outputs, touch inputs, NeoPixel driver, 3W amp, and more. Adafruit has released a $35 robotics HAT add-on for any 40-pin Raspberry Pi board. The Adafruit Crickit (Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit) HAT is designed for controlling […]

MIPS ISA to be available under royalty-free license

Tuesday 18th of December 2018 05:35:08 PM
Wave Computing will follow in RISC-V’s path by offering its MIPS ISA as “open source” code without royalties or proprietary licensing. The MIPS Open initiative will focus on the development of SoCs for emerging IoT edge applications. The RISC-V Foundation, which promotes the development of processors built on a standardized, open source instruction set architecture […]

Rugged, Jetson TX2 based computer targets AI on the edge

Monday 17th of December 2018 09:15:50 PM
Axiomtek’s fanless, IP67-protected “eBOX800-900-FL” computer runs Ubuntu on a Jetson TX2 module and offers -30 to 60°C support, 3Grms vibration resistance, M.2 NVMe expansion, and 2x GbE ports, including one with PoE. Axiomtek turned to the Arm-based Jetson TX2 module for its eBOX560-900-FL industrial edge AI computer and has now spun a larger (366.83 x […]

i.MX8M based Pico-ITX SBC has both HDMI and mini-DP

Monday 17th of December 2018 07:57:11 PM
Kontron’s Pico-ITX form-factor “pITX-iMX8M” SBC runs Linux or Android on a dual- or quad-core NXP i.MX8M SoC with Mini-DP and HDMI, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and M.2 expansion. The pITX-iMX8M is the first i.MX8M based product from Kontron and the second i.MX8M based Pico-ITX board we’ve seen after F&S’ armStone MX8M. Other SBCs to […]

Customizable, Atom-based DIN-rail PC supports Linux

Monday 17th of December 2018 04:20:05 PM
Lanner’s “LEC-3034” is a fanless, Intel Bay Trail based DIN-rail box PC with up to 4x GbE, 4x USB, and 8x isolated serial ports plus SATA and mSATA storage and M.2 support for 4G. Lanner’s line of industrial computers, which includes its recent, Apollo Lake based NVA-3000 embedded vision computer, now has a new DIN-rail […]

Open source Omega2 module gives way to a “Pro” SBC

Friday 14th of December 2018 10:30:43 PM
Onion’s “Omega2 Pro” update to its WiFi-enabled Omega2 board boosts RAM to 512MB and flash to 8GB and adds real-world USB and micro-USB ports. The Pro model runs OpenWrt on a 580MHz MIPS SoC. Boston-based Onion launched its IoT-oriented Omega computer-on-module on Kickstarter in early 2015 and returned the next year with an Omega2 model […]

Touchless health monitoring module works with Raspberry Pi

Thursday 13th of December 2018 10:13:31 PM
Olea Sensor Networks’ “OS-3010” healthcare sensor module now works with the Raspberry Pi and other Linux and Android devices. A 24GHz Doppler Radar Sensor monitors heart rate, respiration, and other signals synthesized by OleaSense software. Reno, Nevada based Olea Sensor Networks Sensor makes a variety of sensors and sensor boards for healthcare, industrial safety, and […]

A crash course in embedded Linux software deployment

Thursday 13th of December 2018 07:39:09 PM
At ELC Europe,’s Mirza Krak surveyed popular techniques for deploying embedded Linux software, including cross-dev strategies, IDEs, Yocto-OE package management, config utilities, network boot, and updating software. While many Embedded Linux Conference talks cover emerging technologies, some of the most useful are those that survey the embedded development tools and techniques that are already […]

Nvidia unveils cheaper 4GB version of its Jetson TX2 and begins shipping its next-gen Xavier module

Thursday 13th of December 2018 04:52:17 PM
Nvidia announced a lower-cost 4GB version of its Linux-driven Jetson TX2 module with half the RAM and eMMC and has begun shipping its next-gen Jetson AGX Xavier. Nvidia will soon have three variants of its hexa-core Arm Jetson TX2 module: the original Jetson TX2, the more embedded, industrial temperature Jetson TX2i , and now a […]

Six-port network appliance runs Linux on Atom C3558

Tuesday 11th of December 2018 08:48:02 PM
Acrosser’s compact “AND-DNV3N2” networking appliance runs Linux on a quad-core, 2.2GHz Atom C3558 and offers a SATA-III bay, 2x mini-PCIe and USB 3.0 ports, and 6x GbE ports, two of which can be outfitted as fiber SFP ports. Acrosser, which says it is now an Intel IoT Solutions Alliance partner, announced a desktop network appliance […]

Sandwich-style SBC offers 10GbE SFP+ ports

Tuesday 11th of December 2018 04:20:29 PM
[Updated: Dec. 12] — SolidRun’s “ClearFog CX 8K” SBC is built around a “CEx7 A8040” COM Express Type 7 module that runs Linux on a quad -A72 Armada A8040. Features include 2x 10GbE SFP+ ports, a GbE port, and mini-PCIe, M.2, and SATA expansion. In August, SolidRun updated its ClearFog line of Linux-driven router boards […]

Open source autonomous driving project to build on 96Boards SBCs

Monday 10th of December 2018 09:58:06 PM
Linaro, Tier IV, and Apex.AI have co-founded an Autoware Foundation to establish an open source platform for autonomous vehicles built around Tier IV’s Linux/ROS based Autoware stack and some future 96Boards SBCs. Japan-based intelligent vehicle technology company Tier IV has joined with Arm-backed Linaro and autonomous driving software firm Apex-AI to launch the Autoware Foundation. […]

Apollo Lake mini-PC offers WiFi and a USB Type-C port with DP

Monday 10th of December 2018 04:15:38 PM
Winmate’s rugged, Linux-friendly “EAC Mini EACIL22S” mini-PC runs on an Intel Apollo Lake processor and offers 64GB eMMC, WiFi, a DisplayPort-ready USB Type-C port, and dual GbE and USB 2.0 ports, Winmate has begun adding some Linux-supported systems to its largely Windows-driven embedded lineup, including the recent FM10A VMC touch-panel computer for forklifts. Now, it […]

Rugged Coffee Lake panel-PCs run Intel’s OpenVINO AI toolkit

Friday 7th of December 2018 10:28:57 PM
IEI’s 15- to 24-inch, IP66-armored “PPC-F-Q370” panel-PCs offer 8th Gen Core CPUs with Intel’s OpenVINO AI toolkit plus 2x GbE, 8x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe, 4x SATA bays, and 2x M.2/NVMe slots. IEI announced a new panel-PC series based on Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors that feature Intel’s OpenVINO toolkit for AI development. Designed […]

Linaro partners with IIC on upcoming 96Boards Industrial Edition spec

Friday 7th of December 2018 07:19:54 PM
Linaro and the Industrial Internet Consortium announced a partnership to collaborate on open source Arm standards for industrial IoT involving OTA, TSN, and security, as well as develop a 96Boards Industrial Edition spec. In September Arm-backed Linaro, which creates open source Linux and Android code for Arm devices and oversees the 96Boards open hardware standard, […]

Fanless, Kaby Lake industrial PC has IEC 61850-3 power protection

Friday 7th of December 2018 04:37:31 PM
Lanner’s fanless, Ubuntu-ready “LEC-3340” is a 3U rackmount edge server with 7th Gen Core and Xeon E3 CPUs aimed at power subsystems. It features IEC 61850-3 compliance, -40 to 70°C support, isolated serial interfaces, and ESD protection. In the new age of edge and fog computing, the line between embedded and server technology is growing […]

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