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IIoT platform extends from the cloud to the depths of a mine

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 09:25:21 PM
Advantech announced an IoT platform initially targeting mine safety that combines BTI’s “MIOTY” LPWAN sensor solution running on an Ubuntu-powered Advantech ARK-2250L gateway connected to a Hitachi IoT Service Hub running on Microsoft Azure. Because Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) projects tend to be complex, multi-product endeavors, Advantech has lately been entering into IoT collaborations, […]

Open-spec NAS SBC with 4x SATA 3.0 ports relaunches

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 03:32:49 PM
Kobol has relaunched its open-spec “Helios4” NAS SBC and fanned system. The Helios4 runs Debian on a Marvell Armada 388 SoC with 2GB ECC RAM and offers 1x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x SATA 3.0 ports for up to 48TB. In May 2017, Singapore-based startup Kobol attempted to launch its open-spec Helios4 SBC and […]

Compact, rugged box computer runs Ubuntu on Jetson TX2

Monday 16th of July 2018 08:19:07 PM
Axiomtek’s “eBOX560-900-FL” fanless AI computer runs Ubuntu 16.04 on Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 module, and adds 2x GbE ports and single USB, HDMI 2.0, mini-PCIe, and M.2 with optional NVM. The fanless system offers IP40 protection, vibration resistance, and -10 to 50°C support. There have been a lot of carrier boards designed for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 […]

RK3399 based Renegade Elite debuts on Indiegogo for under $100

Friday 13th of July 2018 04:12:25 PM
Libre Computer has launched its promised “Renegade Elite” SBC on Indiegogo for $99. The RK3399-based board features GbE with PoE, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB Type-C with DP, and PCIe. In partnership with Firefly, Libre Computer has launched its previously announced Renegade Elite (ROC-RK3399) SBC on Indiegogo. There’s only one funding package with 4GB LPDDR4 and […]

96-core NanoPi Fire3 cluster computer blows past RPi rigs in benchmarks

Thursday 12th of July 2018 07:45:23 PM
Cluster computer projects are increasingly looking beyond the Raspberry Pi to build devices with faster cluster-friendly SBCs. Here’s a 96-core monster that taps the octa-core NanoPi Fire3. Cluster computers constructed of Raspberry Pi SBCs have been around for years, ranging from supercomputer-like behemoths to simple hobbyist rigs. More recently, we’ve seen cluster designs that use […]

Tiny carrier unleashes Nvidia Xavier power for robotics and AI

Thursday 12th of July 2018 05:42:30 PM
Nvidia unveiled a Jetson Xavier Developer Kit for its octa-core, AI/robotics focused Xavier module. The carrier includes eSATA, PCIe x16, GbE, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C with DP support, and 2x M.2 slots with NVMe support. As promised in early June when Nvidia announced its robotics and drone-oriented Isaac SDK for its Linux-driven Jetson Xavier computer-on-module, […]

Low-profile Apollo Lake Mini-ITX board runs Linux

Thursday 12th of July 2018 03:14:38 PM
Axiomtek’s “MANO311” industrial thin Mini-ITX board runs Fedora, Ubuntu, or Win 10 on a dual-core Celeron N3350, and offers triple display and 4K support plus 6x serial, 6x USB, and SATA, mSATA, PCIe, and mini-PCIe. Axiomtek has released a thin-profile Mini-ITX board with wide-range power and a moderately extended 0 to 60°C range. The MANO311 […]

CAN-based passive telematics software hitches ride on the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 11th of July 2018 04:07:05 PM
On Indiegogo, Network Sorcery is pitching “UCAN” software for a CAN-equipped Raspberry Pi board that enables passive, real-time decoding of automotive telematics data over the CAN Bus. UCAN initially supports GM, Infiniti, and Nissan cars. San Diego based Network Sorcery, which publishes information about network communication protocols, including the RFC Sourcebook, has gone to Indiegogo […]

Linux module and dev board showcase Arm/FPGA Stratix 10 SX

Tuesday 10th of July 2018 08:54:37 PM
Reflex CES has launched a “COMXpressSX Stratix 10” Basic Type 7 module that runs Linux on Intel’s Stratix 10 SX SoC and offers 56GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, and 32x PCIe. An optional PCIe carrier supplies 10GbE, GbE, SATA, and more. Paris-based Reflex CES, which sells a variety on FPGA-based PCIe boards and development kits, last […]

Intel Core based EPIC SBC targets retail applications

Tuesday 10th of July 2018 03:14:54 PM
Aaeon’s retail-oriented “EPIC-KBS8” SBC offers a choice of 6th or 7th gen Intel Core chips, as well as SATA III, mSATA, mini-PCIe, 2x GbE, and up to 2x LVDS and 12x USB interfaces. The EPIC-KBS8 is based on last year’s EPIC-KBS7, which similarly has a legacy, 165 x 115mm EPIC form factor and supports 6th […]

Snapdragon 820 board gains Linux BSP

Monday 9th of July 2018 09:37:31 PM
VIA has released a Yocto Project based Linux BSP for its previously Android-only SOM-9X20 module, which is sold along with a carrier board for $569. The module features a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS. If you skipped over last October’s announcement of the “edge AI” focused SOM-9X20 module due […]

Signage-oriented Mini-STX SBC taps Ryzen V1000

Monday 9th of July 2018 04:26:51 PM
Sapphire has launched a Linux-friendly “FS-FP5V” SBC starting at $325 that features an AMD Ryzen V1000 SoC, as well as SATA III, 2x M.2, 4x DP++, 2x GbE, and 4x USB ports including a USB 3.1 Type-C. Sapphire, which makes AMD-based graphics cards and motherboards, has launched a 147.3 x 139.7mm Mini-STX (5×5-inch) form factor […]

Coffee Lake module features shock and vibration resistance

Thursday 5th of July 2018 08:02:05 PM
Adlink’s rugged “Express CF/CFE” COM Express Basic Type 6 integrates an 8th Gen Core or Xeon chip with up to 48GB RAM and loads of SATA, USB 3.1, and PCIe. There’s also a carrier board with a Live Linux USB stick. Adlink has joined a growing number of companies releasing COM Express Basic Type 6 […]

Tiny SBC runs Linux on low-power i.MX6 ULL

Thursday 5th of July 2018 03:40:05 PM
NXElec has launched an 80 x 42mm “Innostick 6” SBC that runs Linux on a low-power, 900MHz i.MX6 ULL SoC, and offers up to 32GB eMMC, WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB host and OTG ports. Nine-year old embedded firm Shanghai Naxing Electronics (NXElec), which makes the BeagleBone Companion Board and BeadaFrame LCD Display Kit for BeagleBoard, […]

Touch-panel computer for forklifts runs Android or Ubuntu

Thursday 5th of July 2018 02:24:17 PM
Winmate’s rugged “FM10A VMC” touch-panel computer is designed for forklifts and runs Android 6.0 or Ubuntu 16.04 on an i.MX6 Dual. It offers a 10.4-inch HD screen, a camera, and multiple wireless options. We have never covered Winmate on LinuxGizmos because as the name suggests, most of its products are designed exclusively for Windows. Yet, […]

AGL reveals virtualization stack for the software defined vehicle

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 06:41:22 PM
The Automotive Grade Linux project has unveiled plans for a virtualization framework for its Linux-based automotive distribution that provides a flexible, mixed criticality bus architecture to plug in multiple existing hypervisors and partitioners. Last August when The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released version 4.0 of its Linux-based Unified Code Base (UCB) reference […]

Arduino Yun bounces back to life with a Rev 2

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 10:26:29 PM
Arduino has launched the Arduino Yun Rev 2, a rev of the original OpenWrt-driven Arduino board with enhanced LAN, USB, security, and power supply features. Just when we thought we had seen the last of the Linux-enabled Arduino boards, Arduino has updated the very first such SBC: the WiFi-enabled Arduino Yun (or Arduino Yún), which […]

Arduino Yun bounces back to life with a Rev 2

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 06:57:13 PM
Arduino has launched the Arduino Yun Rev 2, an upgrade of the original OpenWrt-driven Arduino board with enhanced LAN, USB, security, and power supply features. Just when we thought we had seen the last of the Linux-driven Arduino boards, Arduino updated the original, WiFi-enabled Arduino Yun (or Arduino Yún), which launched back in 2013. The […]

Beelink tries out a Linux-ready industrial mini-PC

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 04:44:52 PM
Beelink has launched a $150, Linux-compatible industrial mini-PC with extended temp support called the Beelink KT03. You get a quad-core Apollo Lake SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, 2x COM, 4x USB 3.0, 2x HDMI, and 2x GbE ports. Beelink sells a number of consumer oriented mini-PCs with pre-loaded Windows or Android, but the Beelink KT03 is the […]

Beelink tries out a Linux-ready industrial mini-PC

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 04:30:26 PM
Beelink has launched a $150, Linux-compatible industrial mini-PC with extended temp support called the Beelink KT03. You get a quad-core Apollo Lake SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, 2x COM, 4x USB 3.0, 2x HDMI, and 2x GbE ports. Beelink sells a number of consumer oriented mini-PCs with pre-loaded Windows and Android, but the Beelink KT03 is the […]

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