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Intel debuts “Arduino Create” software on a new UP Squared Grove kit

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 09:17:53 PM
[Updated: Nov. 7] — Intel unveiled a version of the “Arduino Create” toolkit for Intel-based systems running Linux. It debuts on a new “UP Squared IoT Grove Development Kit.” Intel may have killed its Curie-enabled Arduino 101 SBC when it discontinued the Curie, but now it’s working with Arduino to improve Arduino connectivity on Intel […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe videos posted for free streaming

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 07:58:07 PM
The Linux Foundation has posted 13 videos of Open Source Summit Europe keynotes and 57 videos of Embedded Linux Conference Europe sessions on YouTube. The combined Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and Open Source Summit Europe event held Oct. 23-25 in Prague, is now available for all to see. The Linux Foundation has posted 70 […]

Horseshoe shaped Arduino clone has an OLED display and lots of LEDs

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 07:02:43 PM
[Updated Nov. 2] — On Kickstarter: the “DevDuino” is an Atmega32U4 based Arduino clone with an OLED display, microSD and micro-USB links, and optional breadboard and WiFi. Created by French developer Alexandre Pailhoux, the DevDuino is an Arduino compatible with a U-shaped PCB that lets you add mezzanine shields on the bottom using male headers. […]

Linux-based industrial router supports 4G LTE

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 04:36:11 PM
Matrix Electronica’s rugged, IoT-oriented “MTX-Router-Titan II” features up to 4G connectivity, including LTE, plus WiFi, Ethernet, USB, and serial links. Madrid-based Matrix Electronica, a subsidiary of the Flexitron Group, has released a rugged industrial router with IoT gateway features that offers a mix of wireless and wired interfaces. The MTX-Router-Titan II 4G upgrades its earlier […]

NXP’s “crossover” Cortex-M7 chip gains uClinux BSP

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 01:48:59 PM
Emcraft unveiled a uClinux BSP for NXP’s new i.MX RT1050 EVK and up to 600MHz i.MX RT chip, which NXP calls the fastest Cortex-M processor yet. With last week’s announcement of its “crossover” i.MX RT processor, NXP further blurred the boundaries between application processors, which can run high-end OSes like Linux, and MCUs, which usually […]

Rugged, fanless signage player runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 07:11:47 PM
Ibase’s slim-height “SE-102-N” signage player runs Linux or Win 10 on an Apollo Lake SoC, and offers -40 to 70°C support plus 2x HDMI, mSATA, and mini-PCIe. Ibase, which offers a range of embedded boards, panel PCs, network appliances, and more, has been making Linux-friendly digital signage players since at least 2009 when it released […]

Raspberry Pi Zero W clone offers quad-core power for $15

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 04:00:08 PM
SinoVoip’s Linux-friendly, 60 x 30mm Banana Pi M2 Zero (BPI-M2 Zero) SBC closely mimics the Raspberry Pi Zero W, but has a faster Allwinner H2+. Just as we were trumpeting the $23 BPI-M2 Magic as being the “smallest, cheapest Banana Pi yet,” SinoVoip has launched an even tinier and more affordable Linux/Android hacker board on […]

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX board offers multiple expansion paths

Friday 27th of October 2017 09:02:29 PM
Portwell’s “Pico-6260” Pico-ITX SBC features Intel’s Apollo Lake processors, as well as simultaneous display support, SATA III, M.2, and mini-PCIe/mSATA. We have covered scores of Portwell embedded products over the years here at LinuxGizmos, and before that at LinuxDevices, and we never recall seeing a Portwell Pico-ITX board. Indeed, the Apollo Lake based Pico-6260 is […]

Raspberry Pi CM3 fuels touch panel and network media player

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:28:05 PM
Distec’s 10.1-inch “POS-Line IoT” touch-panel PC is built on its RPi CM3 based “Artista-Iot” board, which also drives a VideoPoster IV media player. In February, Germany based Distec announced its Artista-IoT touchscreen controller board based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, and has now announced a POS-Line IoT touch-panel computer built on the sandwich-style […]

3.5-inch SBC dives into Kaby Lake

Friday 27th of October 2017 01:33:01 PM
Aaeon’s 3.5-inch “GENE-KBU6” SBC features Intel’s 7th Gen U-series CPUs, and up to 16GB DDR4, SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, 4x serial, DP, and touch-ready LVDS. Aaeon’s 3.5-inch GENE-KBU6 SBC is part of an Aaeon rollout of Intel 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” boards that includes the PICO-ITX form factor PICO-KBU1, the IMBA-Q170A and IMBA-H110A […]

DIN-rail IoT gateway builds on Raspberry Pi CM3

Thursday 26th of October 2017 06:44:19 PM
Dek Italia’s hackable, $249 “Telegea Smart Hub” IoT gateway is built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, and offers sensor, serial, I2C, and XBee I/O. Dek Italia’s Telegea Smart Hub is built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3), and is available as an SBC or as a 155 x 86 x 60mm […]

SODIMM-style COM and dev board run Android 7.1.1 on a Snapdragon 820

Thursday 26th of October 2017 04:36:53 PM
VIA’s “SOM-9X20” module runs Android 7.1.1 on a quad-core Snapdragon 820, with 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, GPS, and an optional dev board. VIA Technologies has launched its VIA SOM-9X20 computer-on-module with an Android 7.1.1 BSP running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The SODIMM form factor, 82 x 45mm module, which is accompanied by […]

Latest Linux laptops: from open SBC spin-offs to Coffee Lake conquerors

Thursday 26th of October 2017 03:21:44 PM
The Linux laptop scene is perking up with ARM-based open hardware projects on the low end and high-end models rocking the latest Intel 8th Gen CPUs. Recently, Linux desktop usage has grown from 2.14 percent to 3.23 percent according to NetMarketShare. Much of this increase appears to have come from Linux-based Chromebooks, which are likely […]

Linux-based RFID portal designed for complex data fusion

Wednesday 25th of October 2017 08:26:53 PM
Datalogic’s “DLR-PR001” RFID portal reader runs Linux on an Atom Z510, and offers 4x RFID antennas plus GbE, USB, serial, GPIO, and optional GPRS. Italian RFID technology producer Datalogic has unveiled a high-end RFID portal reader designed for real-time inventory management in warehouse, automatic gate, and retail environments. The Linux-driven DLR-PR001 is essentially an IoT […]

Samsung adds more secure Artik models, and switches from Fedora to Ubuntu

Wednesday 25th of October 2017 12:00:45 AM
Samsung unveiled extra-secure versions of its Artik COMs, including a new Artik 055s model, and it’s switching its Artik 530 and 710 from Fedora to Ubuntu. At last week’s Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2017 in San Francisco, Samsung announced several updates to its Artik line of computer-on-modules. The Korean CE giant has always touted the […]

Smallest, cheapest Banana Pi yet ships for $23

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 08:36:44 PM
SinoVoip has launched an open source “Banana Pi M2 Magic” SBC with a quad -A7 Allwinner A33, WiFi and BT, a 40-pin RPi header, and a 51 x 51mm footprint. SinoVoip has introduced its smallest and lowest cost Banana Pi hacker board to date. The open-spec, 51 x 51mm Banana Pi M2 Magic — also […]

Industrially oriented ATX boards run Linux on Kaby Lake or Skylake

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 03:37:04 PM
Aaeon’s “IMBA-Q170A” and lower end “IMBA-H110A” ATX boards support 7th or 6th Gen S-Series CPUs with extensive PCIe, M.2, SATA, and USB 3.0 expansion. No pricing was listed for the IMBA-Q170A and IMBA-H110A boards, but they’re billed as “two of the most affordable offerings on the current single board market.” The very similarly equipped ATX […]

Rugged PC/104-Plus SBC runs Linux on a Vortex86DX3 SoC

Monday 23rd of October 2017 09:12:06 PM
WinSystems has launched a rugged “PPM-C412” PC/104-Plus SBC with a dual-core Vortex86DX3, dual LAN ports, and -40 to 85°C and dual display support. The PPM-C412 is being promoted by Arlington, Texas based WinSystems as an upgrade path for users of the circa-2009 PPM-LX800, a PC/104-Plus SBC with a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 processor much like […]

Highly modular industrial computer offers Kaby Lake or Skylake CPUs

Monday 23rd of October 2017 08:01:22 PM
Cincoze’s rugged, “DX-1000” system offers 6th or 7th Gen Core and Xeon 3 chips plus triple displays, dual hot-swap SATA, 4x mini-PCIe, and other expansion. At 242 x 174 x 77mm, the DX-1000 is larger than Cincoze’s similarly rugged, 150 x 105 x 56.02mm DA-1000, which runs on an Atom E3826. Logic Supply resells the […]

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