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Snapdragon 820 lands on an Android Pico-ITX SBC

Friday 17th of February 2017 09:37:25 PM
[Updated Feb. 19] — Inforce Computing’s model 6640 Pico-ITX SBC is based on a Snapdragon 820 SoC and features 4GB RAM, 4K video, WiFi/BT/GPS wireless, GbE, SATA, and Android 7. Inforce Computing has launched what it claims is the “first commercial single board computer” based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. The $289 Pico-ITX form factor […]

Protecting Linux devices with verified boot, from ROM to Userspace

Friday 17th of February 2017 02:22:17 AM
Amid growing concern regarding escalating attacks on Linux-based devices, a well-attended talk at ELC Europe 2016 focused on the topic of verified boot schemes. Amid growing attacks on Linux devices, the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference demonstrated a renewed focus on security. One well-attended presentation at ELC Europe covered the topic of verified boot schemes. In […]

Pico-ITX SBC taps quad- or dual-core Intel Apollo Lake

Thursday 16th of February 2017 11:17:44 PM
Axiomtek’s “PICO312” Pico-ITX SBC offers Intel “Apollo Lake” SoCs and up to 8GB RAM, dual-display support, plus GbE, USB, SATA, and mini-PCIe expansion. The Intel Apollo Lake-based PICO312 single board computer extends Axiomtek’s broad family of Pico-ITX single board computers, which include the Skylake-based PICO500, Bay Trail-based PICO843 and PICO840, and Haswell-based PICO880, among others. […]

Latest Samsung Artik IoT module offers quad A9 SoC

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 05:08:09 PM
Samsung launched a new, Fedora Linux ready Artik 530 COM and development kit, which unlike the dual Cortex-A7 Artik 520, moves to a quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC. Samsung has released its second Artik 5 computer-on-module and its first quad-core Artik, establishing a new mid-range for the modular family of IoT COMs and development boards. The company […]

OpenWrt-driven LoRa gateways feature indoor and outdoor models

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:36:28 PM
Dragino’s LoRa Gateways run OpenWrt on an Atheros AR9331 — and Arduino on an ATMega328P — and bridge LoRA wireless with IP using WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G. Shenzhen based Dragino Technology has launched a weatherproof Outdoor OLG01 LoRa Gateway to go along with its two indoor LG01-P and LG01-S LoRa Gateway models for LoRa wireless […]

Industrial controller runs Raspbian Linux on Raspberry Pi 3

Monday 13th of February 2017 05:49:09 PM
Janz Tec has released an industrial controller built around the Raspberry Pi 3, with WiFi, Bluetooth, CANbus, and CODESYS compatibility. Saelig launched North American distribution for the latest in Janz Tec’s emPC-A/RPI line of Raspberry Pi based industrial controllers. The Raspberry Pi 3 derived emPC-A/RPI3 follows the almost identical, RPi 2 based emPC-A/RPI2, which was […]

Real-time Linux explained, and contrasted with Xenomai and RTAI

Friday 10th of February 2017 03:21:32 PM
At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks. Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in […]

Linux-driven dev board harnesses Sitara PRU-ICSS

Thursday 9th of February 2017 09:10:45 PM
MYIR unveiled a new development board for its TI AM437x based “MYC-C437X” module designed to tap the AM437x’s PRU-ICSS real-time chips. In late 2015, MYIR launched its MYD-C437X baseboard and MYC-C437x COM based on TI’s single Cortex-A9 core, 1GHz Sitara PRU-ICSS (Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication Subsystem) AM437x SoC. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has […]

Robot arm kit features a Raspberry Pi HAT

Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:12:12 PM
Mime’s open source “MeArm Pi” kit is up on Kickstarter, consisting of a robot arm and a HAT board designed to work with the Raspberry Pi. Mime Industries has launched an easier to use follow-on to its popular MeArm robot arm kit aimed at kids of about 11 or older. It’s specifically designed to work […]

Open source smart home platform gains Ubuntu snap packages

Thursday 9th of February 2017 04:26:05 PM
Canonical has released a Snap package mechanism for running Ubuntu apps under the openHAB smart home stack, complete with Azul’s Zulu Embedded Java Runtime. Canonical’s snap package management mechanism can now run on the open source, Java-driven openHAB home automation framework, enabling easier deployment and secure updating of Ubuntu apps. Last June, Canonical spun off […]

Android Wear 2.0 debuts on two LG watches

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:21:18 PM
Google released Android Wear 2.0, available on the new LG Watch Style and Sport, with an overhauled UI, autonomy, LTE, app downloads, and Google Assistant. Google’s Android Wear distribution for smartwatches and wearables has cumulatively held its own against the Apple Watch, but considering the sorry state of the smartwatch market in general, that’s not […]

Smart lighting gizmo offers video chat, gesture support, and Alexa

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:07:19 PM
The Linux-based, $149 “Brilliant Control” smart lighting controller has a wall-mounted, 5-inch screen, Alexa voice support, motion control, and video chat. Most home automation devices are controlled exclusively through a mobile or web app, but there’s a growing trend toward wall-mounted displays as well as voice interaction. The new Brilliant Control device from San Mateo […]

HVAC-focused I/O device server runs OpenWrt

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 04:22:27 PM
Barix’s OpenWrt-driven “Barionet 1000″ is its first Barionet programmable I/O controller to run Linux, and the first to offer WiFi and USB connectivity. Barix is rebooting its line of HVAC-oriented Barionet universal programmable I/O devices with the Barionet 1000. This is the first model to run on Linux, the first to offer WiFi, and the […]

Qseven COM runs Android or Linux on i.MX6

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 12:00:39 AM
DFI’s “FS700” Qseven 1.2 module expands upon NXP’s i.MX6 with up to 2GB of DDR3, up to 16GB eMMC, a microSD slot, SATA, CAN, and PCIe. Embedded board vendors never seem to tire of the venerable Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC. The latest is DFI Technologies’ FS700, which joins other 70 x 70mm Qseven modules running the […]

Linaro’s AOSP TV supports Android TV development on 96Boards

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:35:54 PM
Linaro released AOSP TV for the HiKey, enabling development for Android TV using 96Boards SBCs without requiring Google Services and verification. The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) has released a sample build of the Android TV version of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) distribution for Linaro’s 96Boards Consumer Edition spec. The firmware is initially […]

Linux-ready UP board drives IoT framework for vending machines

Saturday 4th of February 2017 05:00:23 PM
Aaeon and Kii unveiled a “Smart Vending Now” platform that combines Aaeon’s Atom-based UP SBC with Kii’s cloud-based IoT platform for vending machines. The Internet of Things has matured to the point where we’re now starting to see vertical ecosystems that combine IoT endpoints with industry specific IoT cloud ecosystems. Asus-owned embedded equipment vendor Aaeon […]

BeagleBone Black gains $50 4.3-inch cap touchscreen Cape

Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:29:39 PM
Element14 and Adafruit have launched a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 capacitive touchscreen for the BeagleBone Black at an unprecedented price of only $50. Adafruit has launched an Element14 made, 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen for only $50, making it the only cap touchscreen for the SBC we’ve seen that sells for under $100. The Element 14 LCD […]

IoT gateway runs Ubuntu on Apollo Lake

Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:58:04 PM
Gigabyte’s “EL-30” IoT gateway offers a Pentium N4200, 8GB DDR3L, 32GB eMMC, dual GbE and HDMI, wide-range power, plus WiFi, BT, and optional 3G and ZigBee. Gigabyte has unveiled an IoT gateway that taps Intel’s new 14nm fabricated “Apollo Lake” chips, in this case the quad-core, 1.1/2.5GHz Pentium N4200 with 6W TDP. The EL-30 follows […]

Setting up an automated software lab for Linux SBCs

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:06:38 PM
At ELCE, Samsung’s Paweł Wieczorek explained how he automated Tizen testing on popular Linux hacker boards by integrating Jenkins, OBS, and other tools. Demand is increasing for embedded software projects to support a variety of Linux hacker boards — and that requires time consuming hardware testing to prove that your software works reliably. Fortunately, you […]

Kontron launches Linux-friendly Kaby Lake COMs

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:13:55 PM
Kontron has shipped three COM Express Basic and Compact Type 6 modules with Intel’s 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs, up to 32GB DDR4, and extended temp support. Kontron has stepped up to Intel’s “Kaby Lake” generation by launching three COM Express Type 6 modules supporting the latest 7th Generation Intel Core and Xeon processors. The […]

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