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i.MX6 hacker board features M.2 and wide-range power

Thursday 30th of July 2015 02:11:25 AM
[Updated 10:45PM] — SolidRun has launched a high-end, Linux-ready “Edge” SBC to its i.MX6-based HummingBoard line, adding M.2 and eMMC storage, wide range power, and more I/O. SolidRun has revamped its line of sandwich-style, community-backed HummingBoard single board computers, adding a new high-end HummingBoard Edge model. Like the other HummingBoards, it runs Linux on swappable […]

Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 07:40:31 PM
Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board. The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion. The $89 kit is designed for Internet of Things applications such as industrial control, remote […]

Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 11:20:34 PM
[Update: July 29] — 4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a “full” HAT design. Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive […]

i.MX6 module and Pico-ITX sized carrier run Buildroot Linux

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 05:04:52 PM
F&S has launched an 80 x 50mm COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers optional industrial temperature support and a Pico-ITX sized baseboard. Germany’s F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has previously released Linux-ready computer-on-modules such as the Freescale i.MX6 SoloX-based Efus A9X and Freescale Vybrid driven PCOMnetA5, has again selected Freescale with its […]

3.5-inch SBC runs Yocto on Braswell and 6 Watts

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:52:45 PM
Aaeon’s Yocto Linux ready, 3.5-inch “GENE-BSW5″ SBC offers Intel Braswell CPUs, dual GbE ports, six serial ports, and mini-PCIe, SATA, and mSATA expansion. The Yocto Linux ready GENE-BSW5 is the successor to Aaeon’s earlier, Atom E3800 based GENE-BT05 SBC, and shares the same 3.5-inch form factor. This is Aaeon’s first product to run Intel’s new […]

Stackable SBC sandwich runs Linux on ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC

Friday 24th of July 2015 10:17:39 PM
Sundance’s sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Xilinx Zynq SoC, offers VITA57.1 FMC-LPC I/O, and stacks via a PCIe/104 OneBank expansion bus. With its announcement of the EMC2-Z7015 SBC, PC/104 module maker Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. has become the third vendor we’ve come across to support the PC/104 Consortium’s new OneBank bus option for […]

Rugged Broadwell Type 6 COM loads up on USB, PCIe

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 08:52:13 PM
Arbor is launching an Ubuntu-ready Type 6 Compact module with a dual-core 5th Gen Core CPU, -40 to 85°C operation, 12 USB ports, and eight PCIe slots. Arbor Technology’s new “EmETXe-i88U0″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module adopts Intel’s latest 5th Generation Core line using the 14nm “Broadwell” architecture. This first generation of Broadwell Core […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule posted

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 05:22:11 PM
The Linux Foundation posted a schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015 (Oct. 5-7), and expanded its training into India. The Linux Foundation, which bills itself as “the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development,” revealed keynote speakers and a full schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and […]

Three wireless advances that target Linux and Android devices

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:59:46 PM
Three wireless advances will soon find their way into Linux and Android devices: Wi-Fi Aware, Eddystone, and an update to the 6LoWPAN-based Thread protocol. One reason Linux — and by extension Android — have grown so quickly in embedded is that from very early on Linux was imbued with strong wireless support. ARM and others […]

MontaVista spins IoT version of its Carrier Grade Linux

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:31:32 PM
MontaVista debuted an IoT version of its Yocto-based Carrier Grade Linux OS, featuring annual major updates, modular structure, and QEMU and Docker support. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) builds upon and subtracts from its commercial-grade MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for networking and server applications. The CGX spinoff supports Internet of Things devices, […]

Mini-ITX board runs Linux on AMD Steppe Eagle SoCs

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 05:12:34 PM
Congatec has refreshed its Conga-IGX line of Mini-ITX boards with dual- and quad-core G-Series “Steppe Eagle” SoCs, featuring configurable TDPs from 5-15W. Congatec announced its Linux-friendly Conga-IGX Mini-ITX boards in 2013, providing a choice of two dual-core and one quad-core models from the original AMD G-Series SoC family. Now, the company has expanded the product […]

Tiny Yocto-ready ARM COM supports industrial temps

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 12:56:00 AM
[Updated: 8:00PM] — Gumstix launched a Linux-ready Overo COM with an 800MHz TI DM3730 SoC, 1GB of flash, a microSD slot, a camera input, and support for -40 to 85°C temperatures. The latest Gumstix Overo Storm computer-on-module is a ruggedized version of the Overo WaterStorm, with a -40 to 85°C industrial temperature range — versus […]

ADAS dev board runs Yocto Linux on octa-core SoC

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:32:18 PM
Renesas unveiled a Linux-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) starter kit based on its R-Car H2 SoC, supporting PCIe, HDMI, and multiple cameras. Japanese semiconductor firm Renesas Electronics has long supported its system-on-chips with Linux, including its ARM-based R-Car SoCs for the automotive market. The company has now launched what it calls “the smallest R-Car-based […]

4G LTE M2M/IoT router offers open Linux SDK

Monday 20th of July 2015 11:26:54 PM
NetComm unveiled a Linux-based 4G wireless router for M2M and IoT, equipped with a Sequans LTE module, a NAMUR sensor input, and remote management software. The term Machine-to-Machine (M2M) has been around for a lot longer than Internet of Things, but both often describe similar equipment, which communicate with other devices without the necessity of […]

$30 Remix Mini aims to be the first serious Android PC

Monday 20th of July 2015 07:23:10 PM
Jide Tech won Kickstarter funding for a $30 mini-PC running its productivity oriented, Android 5.0 based “Remix OS” on Allwinner’s 64-bit quad-core H64 SoC. The 4.9 x 3.5 x 1.0-inch “Remix Mini” mini-PC enjoyed a stratospheric debut on Kickstarter, where it quickly jumped way past its $50,000 goal to over $500,000 with 39 days remaining. […]

7-inch industrial touchscreen modules run Linux on i.MX6

Friday 17th of July 2015 11:49:10 PM
Reach Technology announced a 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel Linux touchscreen module for HMI apps, that’s offered in both capacitive and resistive touch models. We previously covered Reach’s G2C1 touchscreen subsystem, which offers a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 resolution capacitive or resistive touchscreen, and runs Linux in a mere 128MB of DRAM memory on a […]

Firefox OS fork “H5OS” gets a $100 million boost

Thursday 16th of July 2015 08:52:42 PM
[Updated: July 20] — Acadine, founded by former Mozilla execs, has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, to launch a Firefox OS fork called “H5OS.” In March, former Mozilla president Li Gong left to form a startup code-named Gone Fishing, with a mission to build a web-oriented mobile OS partially based on […]

$79 octacore hacker SBC runs Ubuntu and Android

Tuesday 14th of July 2015 04:25:03 PM
Hardkernel unveiled a $74, open-spec “Odroid-XU4″ SBC equipped with an octacore Exynos5422 SoC, 2GB RAM, eMMC flash, a GbE port, and dual expansion headers. The Odroid-XU4 essentially replaces the similarly community-backed Odroid-XU3, with which it is claimed to be fully software compatible. The Odroid-XU3 won sixth place in our recent open hacker SBC survey at […]

Compact industrial box-PC expands via PCIe

Monday 13th of July 2015 10:36:14 PM
Axiomtek announced a fanless, Linux-friendly EtherCAT controller with a 4th Gen Core CPU, SATA storage, PCIe expansion, and extended temperature support. The new IPC932-230-FL-ECM industrial computer is a variant of Axiomtek’s earlier IPC932-230-FL, and it’s very similar to the IPC934-230-FL, but more expandable. Since we missed the latter two systems, all three are covered below. […]

OpenELEC Linux media player includes broadcast TV tuner

Friday 10th of July 2015 11:39:44 PM
OpenELEC launched a version of a WeTek media player preloaded with Kodi-ready OpenELEC Linux, and a choice of DVB-S2, DVB-C/T/T2, or ATSC broadcast tuners. The WeTek OpenELEC (Limited Edition) Linux media player is an OpenELEC-optimized version of the Android-based WeTek Play media player, which typically offers OpenELEC Linux as one of its alternative downloads. The […]

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