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Wireless enabled SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on new i.MX6 ULL SoC

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:57:17 PM
Toradex unveiled a Linux-driven Colibri module with NXP’s i.MX6 ULL SoC that offers industrial temperature support and dual-band WiFi-ac and BT 4.2/BLE. Toradex has revealed preliminary specs — but so far no photo — of its Colibri iMX6ULL — the first of Toradex’s 67.6 x 36.7mm Colibri computer-on-modules to offer onboard wireless. It’s also the […]

Tough, 84 x 55mm Intel Atom module offers soldered memory

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:18:15 PM
Eurotech’s rugged, Linux-friendly “CPU-163-15” is an 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini module with Bay Trail Atoms and soldered ECC and eMMC. Eurotech’s Intel Atom E3800 “Bay Trail” based CPU-163-15 COM Express Type 10 Mini computer-on-module continues the Amaro, Italy based company’s tradition of offering rugged embedded boards with support for its cloud-based […]

Intel Media SDK eases smart camera development on Apollo Lake

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:47:54 PM
The Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux opens up the video codecs found on Apollo Lake SoCs for Yocto Project based smart camera applications. Intel has released a free Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux that offers easier access to the video codecs in its 14nm Apollo Lake SoCs. The kit, which is already available […]

Tiny, headless, GbE-equipped, quad Cortex-A53 SBC sells for $15

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 04:29:39 PM
[Updated: Mar. 15] — FriendlyElec’s 40 x 40mm, headless, Ubuntu Core ready “NanoPi Neo2” updates the Neo with a 64-bit Allwinner H5 and a GbE port. FriendlyElec (FriendlyARM) has added to its line of tiny, open spec NanoPi Neo SBCs with a Neo2 model that advances to an ARMv8 architecture. Whereas the similarly 40 x […]

Robotics savvy BeagleBone Blue SBC turns on the servos

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:15:31 PM
BeagleBoard.org’s $80 “BeagleBone Blue” robotics SBC runs Debian on an Octavo SiP, and adds motion control and battery friendly power to the BB Black. BeagleBoard.org first showed off a prototype of its robotics-targeted, community backed BeagleBone Blue back in Jan. 2016. The BeagleBone Black spin-off was designed and developed in coordination with the UCSD Coordinated […]

How to add Alexa to your Raspberry Pi 3 gizmo

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:11:13 PM
At Embedded Linux Conference 2017, Mike Anderson explained how to add Amazon Echo’s Alexa voice agent to the Raspberry Pi 3. One of the leading items on embedded developers’ to-do lists these days is to add Amazon’s Alexa voice agent to a hacker board or another Linux device. Of course, you could simply buy an […]

Rugged Linux COM powers up with dual-GPU i.MX8 QuadMax

Monday 13th of March 2017 09:31:11 PM
Toradex revealed the “Apalis iMX8,” the first COM built around NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax, which boasts 2x Cortex-A72, 4x -A53, 2x -M4F, and 2x GPUs. Toradex is participating in NXP’s early access program for the new i.MX8 QuadMax SoC, and has announced details about an upcoming Apalis i.MX8 computer-on-module. The 82 x 45 x 6mm COM […]

FPGA-based 96Boards SBC boasts quantum-resistant crypto

Monday 13th of March 2017 03:45:30 PM
Arrow is prepping a 96Boards CE “Chamelon96” SBC that runs Linux on an Intel Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC, and offers WiFi, BT, and quantum-resistant security. After Arrow revealed plans to follow up on its Qualcomm-backed DragonBoard 410C SBC with three more Linux ready, open spec 96Boards SBCs, one of the boards — the Chameleon96 — […]

Compact, rugged, Kaby Lake SBC features robust expansion

Monday 13th of March 2017 06:00:15 AM
VersaLogic’s rugged, Linux-ready “Lion” SBC offers Intel 7th Gen Core CPUs and SATA 3.0, PCe/104 OneBank, PCI-104, mini-PCIe, and SPI/SPX expansion. VersaLogic has continued its line of Linux-friendly, zoologically named PC/104 SBCs with the Lion, which takes on Intel’s latest 7th Generation Core “Kaby Lake” U-series processor. This is the first Kaby Lake based PC/104 […]

Tiny SBC runs Linux on Allwinner V3, costs $6 or $8 with WiFi

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:49:22 PM
An Indiegogo campaign is pitching a COM-like, 44.6 × 25.5mm “LicheePi Zero” SBC for $6 or $8 with WiFi that runs Linux on a 1.2GHz, Cortex-A7 Allwinner V3. A Chinese development team led by a “Wu Caesar” has gone to Indiegogo to sell a LicheePi Zero SBC that goes head to head with the Raspberry […]

ARM/FPGA module runs Debian on Arria 10 SoC

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:01:39 PM
The Reflex CES Arria 10 SoC SoM runs Linux on the ARM/FPGA Arria 10 SoC, and is available with SBC and PCIe-style carrier boards. The Arria 10 SoC SoM has been listed on the Intel FPGA site — the new name for Altera — since October, when iWave’s similarly Arria 10 equipped Arria 10 SoC […]

SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Friday 10th of March 2017 09:12:26 PM
The MSC SM2S-AL SMARC 2.0 “short” COM offers an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display and industrial temp support, and an optional, Linux-driven starter kit. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies has launched a Linux-ready computer-on-module that runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and complies with the new SMARC 2.0 standard in the “short” form factor. The MSC SM2S-AL […]

Extended temp COM offers Snapdragon 410E, WiFi, BT, and LVDS

Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:15:41 PM
Ka-Ro’s rugged, SODIMM-style “TXSD-410E” COM runs Linux with U-Boot on a Snapdragon 410E, and offers WiFi, Bluetooth, LVDS, and a choice of dev kits. The 68 x 26 x 4mm TXSD-410E — or just plain TXSD — is part of Ka-Ro Electronincs’ pin-compatible TX family of SODIMM-style computer-on-modules, all of which feature 10-year guaranteed availability. […]

Industrial thin Mini-ITX runs on 7th Gen Intel CPUs

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:45:39 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-IC175” is a Linux-friendly thin Mini-ITX board with Kaby Lake CPUs, wide-range power, Intel Optane support, and PCIe and M.2 expansion. Congatec’s Conga-IC175 thin Mini-ITX board is almost identical to last year’s Conga-IC170 except that it offers 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Intel Core processors instead of 6th Gen Skylake CPUs. Similarly, Advantech is overhauling […]

Nvidia’s new Jetson TX2 module runs Linux on Tegra Parker

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:02:47 AM
[Updated: Mar. 8] — Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 COM runs Linux4Tegra on a hexa-core Tegra Parker SoC with Pascal graphics, offering twice the performance and/or efficiency of the TX1. Nvidia announced its third-generation Nvidia Jetson computer-on-module with claims of offering twice the performance in high-power mode or twice the power efficiency in low-power mode compared to […]

Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on quad Cortex-A53 Snapdragon

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:11:22 PM
F&S unveiled a Linux-ready “armStone A53SD” Pico-ITX SBC with a Snapdragon 410E, up to 8GB LPDDR3 and 32GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, WiFi, BT, and 4x USB ports. F&S Elektronik Systeme is expanding its line of armStone-branded Pico-ITX boards, including its i.MX6-based ArmStone A9-v2, with an armStone A53SD SBC that employs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410E. Other Snadragon […]

3.5-inch Skylake SBC offers 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, and 5x USB 3.0

Monday 6th of March 2017 10:50:05 PM
ADL’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC offers Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs with extended temp support and plenty of of SATA 3, PCIe, and USB 3.0. ADL Embedded Solutions announced a 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC, joining other ADL 3.5-inch entries such as the Intel Atom E3800-based ADLE3800HD. This time Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake-U” Core CPUs are on […]

MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:06:26 PM
MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology. Cavium-owned MontaVista Software has advanced its Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) Linux development platform to version 2.2 with features aimed at 5G, NFV, and IoT. The two-year old CGX is a somewhat scaled down, easier to […]

Low-cost COM/baseboard combo taps power-sipping -A5 SoC

Monday 6th of March 2017 03:35:42 PM
MYIR’s Linux 4.1 driven, $49 “MYC-JA5D2X” COM offers a Cortex-A5 SAMA5D2 SoC and -40 to 85°C support, and is available as part of a $129 development kit. MYIR’s SODIMM-style, 200-pin MYC-JA5D2X module has the same 67.6 x 45mm dimensions as its MYC-JA5D4X computer-on-module, and similarly runs Linux on an Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5 SoC. Instead […]

Secure Android phone offers confidential and casual modes

Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:03:48 PM
Bittium has upgraded its secure, Android-based Bittium Tough Mobile phone with containerized secure and public modes and location-based analytics. As everyone who watches TV and movie thrillers knows, the best way to ensure smartphone security is to tear your phone apart after making an important call and then break it into pieces and toss them […]

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