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Android automotive system features three displays

Friday 22nd of May 2015 11:08:37 PM
Mitsubishi’s “FlexConnect.IVI” automotive system runs Android on a TI Jacinto 6 SoC, and drives IVI, HUD, and cluster displays simultaneously. The trouble with most in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems is that they’re mounted in the center of the dashboard, and therefore not ideally located for the driver. Yet the display also needs to be accessible from […]

OS rumors: Google’s Brillo, Russia’s Jolla, Huawei’s Kirin

Friday 22nd of May 2015 07:13:43 PM
[Updated May 23] — Google is rumored to be prepping a “Brillo” OS for IoT that runs on 32MB of RAM. Meanwhile, Huawei announced a LiteOS for IoT, and Russia tipped its own Linux-based mobile OS. In the future, we may all have our own operating system, as well as 15 minutes of fame. Even […]

IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

Thursday 21st of May 2015 08:28:40 PM
Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G. Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range […]

Rate these 53 sub-$200 hacker SBCs, win one of 20

Wednesday 20th of May 2015 11:15:08 PM
Rate your favorite hacker SBCs, and you might win one of 20 SBCs including the BeagleBone Black, Creator CI20, DragonBoard 410c, and Edison Kit for Arduino. A year ago, LinuxGizmos and Linux.com collaborated on a joint survey, asking our readers to choose their favorite community-backed, open-spec hacker SBCs from a list of 32 that run […]

Raspberry Pi E-paper HAT supports multiple display sizes

Monday 18th of May 2015 10:55:52 PM
Pi Supply has achieved Kickstarter funding for a “Papirus” display HAT that supports E-paper displays up to 2.7 inches on the Raspberry Pi and other SBCs. Like Percheron Electronics’s recent E-Paper HAT Display, Pi Supply’s Papirus is a Raspberry Pi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) form-factor add-on board available with a variety of under 3-inch […]

Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yún to “Mini” size

Friday 15th of May 2015 09:12:05 PM
[Updated May 17] — Arduino.org announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux. In recent months, the Italian-based Arduino hacker project has been splitting into two rival factions. One of them — Arduino.srl, hosted at Arduino.org — has unveiled a new, […]

Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

Friday 15th of May 2015 06:01:54 PM
Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531″ SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux. Qualcomm’s Atheros business unit has enjoyed wide adoption of its WiFi-enabled, MIPS-based AR9331 system-on-chips running OpenWRT Linux. The chipmaker is now introducing two new Internet of Things processors: a low-end, RTOS-driven QCA401x, and […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

Thursday 14th of May 2015 05:45:56 PM
The RPi Foundation announced a $10 price cut for the Raspberry Pi Model B+ and launched a “Sense HAT” add-on. Meanwhile, Pi competition continues to emerge. When the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 Model B arrived in February with the same $35 price tag as the old Pi 2 Model B+, we knew something had to […]

Samsung taps Yocto for dual- and octa-core IoT modules

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 06:43:05 PM
Samsung unveiled a series of IoT-focused “Artik” SoCs and modules, including dual- and octa-core COMs that integrate wireless radios and run Yocto Linux. After Samsung acquired home automation hub vendor SmartThings, we imagined it would quickly convert the RTOS-based system to Tizen Linux. Instead the Gen 2 SmartThings hub announced in January ran another Linux […]

Canonical tips Snappy projects involving Acer, GE, Microsoft

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 10:17:05 PM
Canonical announced collaborative, cloud-oriented IoT projects using the lightweight Ubuntu Snappy OS with Acer (aBeing One), GE (ChillHub), and Microsoft. In January, When Canonical announced its lightweight, IoT-oriented Snappy version of its Ubuntu Core OS, it was revealed that Snappy was baked into the Ninja Sphere home automation hub, as well as a special version […]

MIPS-based Linux hacker SBC gets squared

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 06:15:05 PM
[Updated May 14] — Imagination released a new version of its MIPS-based Creator CI20 hacker board with a squared-off design, better WiFi, and a built-in FlowCloud IoT API. Imagination Technologies, which licenses MIPS processor IP, launched the MIPS-based, Linux- and Android-ready Creator CI20 hacker SBC last December, and shipped it shortly thereafter. The company has […]

SPDX v2 simplifies open source license dependency tracking

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 01:19:05 PM
[Updated 10:00AM] — The Linux Foundation has updated its SPDX standard to v2.0, enhancing the ability to track complex open source license dependencies to ensure compliance. The Linux Foundation (LF) released version 1.0 of the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) standard in 2011, promoting it as a common format for sharing data about software licenses […]

Hackable ARM Linux SBC starts at $9

Monday 11th of May 2015 05:54:14 PM
An open source, Debian Linux based “Chip” SBC going for $9 has surpassed $740K on Kickstarter. An optional mini-tablet “PocketChip” version sells for $49. Oakland, Calif. based Next Thing Co. is enjoying one of the most successful single board computer Kickstarter launches in history, having blown past its $50,000 goal to surpass $740,000 in only […]

Low profile mini-PC runs Linux on Haswell CPUs

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 10:43:49 PM
Giada’s compact i200 mini-PC for thin client and signage runs Linux on a 4th Gen Intel Core, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and automated scheduling features. These days you’re more likely to find mini-PCs that run Android, typically billed as media players, than mini-PCs that run other Linux distributions. Some, such as the SolidRun Cubox-I 4X4, […]

Snappy Ubuntu Core takes off in a quadcopter

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 11:15:19 PM
[Updated May 6] — Erle Robotics has launched an Ubuntu Core “Snappy” version of its open source Linux and ROS-based Erle-Copter quadcopter, with Erle-Copter app store access. The “Erle-Copter Ubuntu Core Special Edition” is functionally almost identical to the Erle-Copter quadrotor drone announced by Erle Robotics in December, but instead of the usual Debian Linux […]

Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 08:17:43 PM
Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi. French technology firm Armadeus Systems has been selling Freescale i.MX based modules for years, including the circa-2009, i.MX27 based APF27. For the new “APF6_SP” computer-on-module, Amadeus has turned to […]

Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 06:40:20 PM
Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more. Like other Gateworks Ventana boards, such as the recent Ventana GW5200, the tiny “Ventana GW5510″ runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6 SoC clocked to 800MHz, and […]

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 […]

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