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Thin Mini-ITX board packs quad-core 2.4GHz punch

Monday 4th of May 2015 07:58:02 PM
Habey’s latest Mini-ITX board runs Linux on a quad-core Celeron J1900, and offers dual GbE, dual mini-PCIe slots, mSATA, dual-display support, and HD audio. The new MITX-6770 is a more embedded alternative to Habey’s MITX-6771, which the company announced last August as a practical replacement for Intel’s discontinued thin Mini-ITX form factor “Desktop Board DN2800MT” […]

Rugged, Linux-ready PC/104-Plus SBC offers onboard DAQ

Friday 1st of May 2015 07:14:46 PM
Diamond’s “Aries” is a Linux-friendly, Atom E3800 based PC/104-Plus SBC for data acquisition, featuring SATA, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 85°C support. Unlike Adlink’s similarly PC/104-Plus expandable CM2-BT2 SBC, which conforms to the 90 x 96mm “PC/104 without wings” format, Diamond’s rugged, industrial temperature resistant Aries SBC goes beyond PC/104 dimensions — with or without […]

Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail, expands modularly

Friday 1st of May 2015 06:08:35 PM
Advantech has launched a Pico-ITX SBC that runs Linux on an Atom E3825 or Celeron J1900, and offers modular expansion and optional -40 to 85°C operation. Like Advantech’s MIO-2262, which offered the old Atom N2000 “Cedarview” processors, the new MIO-2263 uses the company’s MI/O-Ultra modular expansion format, which it also refers to as MIOe. The […]

Linux-ready i.MX6 SBC is loaded with wireless options

Thursday 30th of April 2015 09:02:59 PM
Forlinx launched an SBC that runs Linux or Android on a quad-core i.MX6, and offers extras like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and an image sensor interface. China-based Forlinx Embedded Technology first appeared on LinuxGizmos last October when it released an OK335xS-II SBC with a TI Sitara AM3354 SoC. Like the OK335xS-II, the new i.MX6-based, sandwich-style […]

µQseven COM aims Allwinner A31 SoC at industrial apps

Thursday 30th of April 2015 06:42:04 PM
Theobroma’s Allwinner A31 based µQseven COM offers a re-engineered Linux/Android BSP, and adds a security module, SATA, GbE, CAN, eMMC, a USB hub, and more. Austrian engineering design firm Theobroma Systems has begun selling a “A31 µQ7″ module that expands upon the quad-core, Cortex-A7 Allwinner A31 system-on-chip using a half-size µQseven form-factor. The 70 x […]

$100 Android TV game player features PC streaming

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 10:54:21 PM
Razer is taking pre-orders for its $100 “Forge TV” Android TV gaming player, with options including a gaming controller, keyboard, and PC streaming service. Razer announced its Razer Forge TV back at CES in January, where it won eight awards including Engadget’s People’s Choice award for Best of CES 2015. Razer opened pre-sales for the […]

COM Express Type 6 module runs Linux on 5th Gen Cores

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 06:35:55 PM
Advantech launched a Linux-ready, 5th Gen Core based “SOM-6896″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module with triple displays, 4K video, and four PCIe interfaces. Advantech’s SOM-6896 updates the earlier SOM-6894 computer-on-module, the sole Compact (95 x 95mm) model of the company’s three COM Express Type 6 modules that support 4th Gen “Haswell” Intel Core processors. […]

Tiniest mini-PC with a quad-core ARM SoC and 4GB RAM?

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 02:46:25 PM
SolidRun has added a high-end model to its cubic mini-PC line, claiming the 2 x 2 x 2-inch Cubox-i 4X4 to be the “smallest ARM quad core 4GB mini computer.” Tel Aviv-based SolidRun has just rolled out a top-end version of its 2 x 2 x 2-inch CuBox-i mini-PC line. The new model, dubbed the […]

Cavium adds OpenWRT support to Octeon III

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 08:35:56 PM
Cavium announced OpenWRT Linux support for its Octeon III CN70/71XX SoCs, first available on a reference board and an Itus Networks “Shield” appliance. Cavium’s 64-bit MIPS, 28nm-fabricated Octeon III system-on-chips, including the newer, lower-end CN70XX and CN71XX models, run high-end, commercial, carrier-grade Linux distributions like Cavium’s own MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition or Intel’s Wind […]

Compact embedded PC runs Linux on Bay Trail

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:43:26 PM
Aaeon’s ruggedized, 158 x 95 x 20mm “Boxer-6403″ PC offers Celeron or Atom SoCs, plus four USB ports and double helpings of GbE, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O. Aaeon managed to create its smallest Boxer computer yet, and “one of the most compact embedded box PCs on the market,” at just 158 x 95 x 20mm, […]

64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:24:03 PM
Marvell announced an “Ultra” version of its Android-focused Armada 1500 STB SoC that advances to a 64-bit, quad-core Cortex-A53 foundation for 4K delivery. The Armada 1500 Ultra (88DE3218) is designed to “enable PayTV operators and set-top box (STB) manufacturers to cost-effectively deliver small form factor devices with feature-rich 4K entertainment and gaming services,” says Armada. […]

Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

Monday 27th of April 2015 03:23:53 PM
Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called “MIPSfpga,” which will offer fully transparent RTL. Imagination Technologies has developed a Linux-ready academic version of its 32-bit MIPS architecture MicroAptiv processor design, and is giving it away free to universities for use in computer research and education. As the […]

Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

Monday 27th of April 2015 05:42:53 AM
Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video. Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released […]

Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE

Saturday 25th of April 2015 09:28:51 PM
Gateworks’s latest Ventana SBC runs Linux, OpenWRT, and Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers A/V, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O, plus wide temperature operation. The Ventana GW5220 is nearly identical to the Ventana GW5200 SBC announced in 2013, “but only supports PCIe signaling on one mIni-PCIe slot and adds SPI support,” says Gateworks. Like the […]

Open-source IoT kit runs OpenWRT, mimics Arduino Yun

Friday 24th of April 2015 11:35:14 PM
A “Domino.IO” Kickstarter project offers an Atheros AR9331 module running OpenWRT Linux, plus two tiny baseboards, one of which is Arduino Yun compatible. To stand out from the growing number of OpenWRT Linux-based computer-on-modules and tiny, com-LIKE single board computers running Qualcomm’s WiFi-ready Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip, startups are now offering entire modular kit families based […]

World’s smallest i.MX6 module has onboard WiFi, eMMC

Friday 24th of April 2015 05:44:09 PM
Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6″ module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support. Variscite’s claim that the 50 x 20mm DART-MX6 is the world’s smallest computer-on-module based on Freescale’s i.MX6 system-on-chip appears to be a valid one. It beats the […]

Cortex-A9 Sitara EVM gains Android KitKat BSP

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:10:51 PM
Adeneo has released an Android KitKat 4.4.4 BSP for the TI Sitara AM437x EVM kit in both a free binary version and a commercial version with source code. Adeneo Embedded’s Android 4.4.4 “KitKat” Reference Board Support Package is designed for use with the Texas Instruments AM437x EVM (TMDXEVM437X EVM). The EVM kit was announced last […]

Open source, IoT-ready Udoo hacker SBC starts at $49

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 03:52:42 PM
The open source, IoT-focused Udoo Neo SBC has won Kickstarter funding. The Neo runs Android or Linux on an i.MX6 SoloX, and has WiFi, BT, and Arduino hooks. Seco’s Udoo project unveiled the Udoo Neo single board computer in prototype form in early March. The project went to Kickstarter yesterday to formally launch the tiny […]

Linux-friendly TI SoC takes on FPGAs in DAQ apps

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 11:08:06 PM
TI’s Linux-ready 66AK2L06 SoC for high-speed data acquisition apps features dual Cortex-A15 cores, four DSPs, a digital front end, and a JESD204B interface. The 66AK2L06 system-on-chip is the latest salvo by Texas Instruments in a long-running campaign to demonstrate that DSP-based SoCs can more efficiently and easily perform tasks typically done with FPGAs and ASICs. […]

Ubuntu 15.04 gets touchy and Snappy

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 05:10:06 PM
Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.04 switches to the systemd init, and offers a commercial-ready Ubuntu Touch for Phones and the first stable build of its IoT-focused Snappy. Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 15.04 (“Vivid Vervet”), calling the updated Linux distro “a fully converged platform spanning cloud, device, and client.” While Ubuntu continues to move in that direction, […]

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