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Signage mini-PC and retail panel PCs run on Rockchip power

Wednesday 18th of March 2020 08:14:51 PM
Arbor unveiled three Rockchip powered computers that run Android 9.0. The “AAES-RK391” is an RK3399-based mini-PC for signage with dual HDMI ports, and the 10.1-inch RP-101K open frame panel PC and similar RP-101P Android Price Checker tap the PX30. Arbor Technology has shown considerable enthusiasm for Rockchip’s Arm-based processors. Last year it launched an EmQ-RK390 […]

Whiskey Lake thin Mini-ITX board has PCIe golden finger

Wednesday 18th of March 2020 03:46:32 PM
Avalue’s Linux-ready “EMX-WHL-GP” is a thin Mini-ITX board with 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPUs, triple displays, 3x GbE, SATA with power, 2x M.2, PCIe, and optional -20 to 60°C support. Avalue announced an industrial thin Mini-ITX board that runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake U-series processors. The EMX-WHL-GP has much […]

Lattice FPGA SBCs can run Linux on RISC-V softcore

Tuesday 17th of March 2020 09:20:41 PM
Two open-spec boards with Lattice ECP5 FPGAs can run Linux via a VexRiscv softcore. GsD’s $99 Orange Crab has a tiny Feather form factor while Radiona.org’s $115 to $155 ULX3S supports beefier ECP5 models and adds an ESP32. Almost all the FPGA-based development boards we cover use SoCs that also provide Linux-friendly Arm Cortex-A cores, […]

Open source, BeagleBone-based diagnostics computer to add Covid-19 testing

Tuesday 17th of March 2020 04:31:54 PM
Chai is prepping a Coronavirus Environmental Testing Kit for its open source, BeagleBone-based Open qPCR system. The kit can test surfaces for Covid-19 from swab samples and return results within the hour. BeagleBoard.org announced that it will be donating BeagleBone Black SBCs for Chai’s project to widely deploy a Covid-19 environmental test kit that will […]

Raspberry Pi sized SBC is smallest Ryzen R1000-based model yet

Monday 16th of March 2020 06:21:02 PM
DFI’s Linux-friendly, Raspberry Pi sized “GHF51” SBC has a Ryzen Embedded R1000, up to 8GB DDR4 and 64GB eMMC, GbE and USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 2x micro-HDMI, and optional -20 to 70°C support. DFI has posted preliminary specs for what appears to be the smallest AMD Ryzen Embedded SBC yet. The GHF51 runs Linux or […]

DIN rail mount for Raspberry Pi has optional breakout adapter

Monday 16th of March 2020 04:24:15 PM
Adafruit’s DIN Rail Mount Bracket for the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and Arduino costs $20, or $37 with a terminal block breakout adapter and cable. We also look at RPi DIN rail housings from DINrPlate, Phoenix Contact, and Zihatec. We have covered plenty of compact industrial computers with optional or standard DIN rail mounts, including Kunbus’ […]

Linux-based OBD II fleet computer adds CAN FD support

Friday 13th of March 2020 08:02:32 PM
iWave has updated its Linux-driven, i.MX ULL-based “OBD II” telematics and fleet management computer with CAN-FD support. The compact OBD II supports up to 3x CAN and CAN FD connections simultaneously along with OBD-II and SAE J1939 protocols. CAN and the newer, faster CAN FD interfaces are increasingly common on in-vehicle computers. Now, iWave has […]

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX board offers Yocto Linux BSP

Friday 13th of March 2020 03:56:49 PM
Kontron’s Linux-ready “pITX-APL V2.0” Pico-ITX SBC is built around an Apollo Lake SoC with 16GB soldered LPDDR4, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, triple displays, M.2 expansion, and -25 to 75°C support. We’ve covered well over a dozen 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX SBCs with Intel Apollo Lake processors over the years, including Logic Supply’s EPM16x family, […]

Highly expandable ATX board features 8th and 9th Gen CPUs

Thursday 12th of March 2020 06:06:26 PM
Win Enterprises’ “MB-50030” is an industrial ATX board with 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with up to 128GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 to 60°C operation, and PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x4, 2x PCI, mini-PCIe, and M.2 expansion. Win Enterprises announced its first Intel Coffee Lake based product and the […]

Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit costs $77 with 4GB RAM

Wednesday 11th of March 2020 05:47:49 PM
Newark has launched a $77 Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit with 4GB RAM, a power supply, 16GB microSD, dual micro-HDMI cables, and a case. Meanwhile, Gumstix is celebrating Pi Day by waiving its $2K Geppetto manufacturing fees for custom RPi designs through April 30. We haven’t seen much news about community-backed hacker boards this year, […]

Compact Apollo Lake net appliance supports WiFi and LTE too

Wednesday 11th of March 2020 02:38:34 PM
Aaeon’s compact, rugged “FWS-2275” is an Apollo Lake based networking appliance and edge computer with 3x GbE, USB, serial, DIO, WiFi/BT, and mini-PCIe. Aaeon announced a fanless, industrial net appliance and embedded PC with a compact, 115 x 115 x 44mm footprint and ruggedization features. The FWS-2275 is a slightly smaller and more rugged variation […]

Snapdragon based modules and dev kits range from smart audio to 5G

Monday 9th of March 2020 11:52:06 PM
Thundercomm has launched several new “TurboX” compute modules and dev kits for smart speakers, 5G, and LTE-IoT. The modules run Linux on Qualcomm CPUs including the Snapdragon 865, X55, and C404/C405. San Diego-based embedded manufacturer and Qualcomm partner Thundercomm, which we know from their Snapdragon 625 IP Camera and Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, has added […]

Linux kiosk distro adds Raspberry Pi 4 support

Monday 9th of March 2020 04:32:31 PM
Linutop’s Linux-based, kiosk-oriented Linutop OS can now run on the Raspberry Pi 4. Linutop also sells mini-PCs based on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 and the UP Squared. It’s been a long time since we’ve checked in with Parisian embedded Linux firm Linutop, which back in 2010 was shipping its kiosk-targeted, Linux-based Linutop OS […]

COM Express modules showcase Ryzen R1000 and Epyc 3000

Monday 9th of March 2020 01:48:29 PM
Seco’s “COMe-C89-CT6” COM Express Type 6 and “COMe-C42-BT7” Type 7 modules run Ubuntu or Win 10 on AMD’s Ryzen R1000 and Epyc 3000 SoCs, respectively. New ATX dev kits are also available. As part of Seco’s Embedded World announcement, which was headlined by a SBC-C90 SBC and Linux-based Edgehog distro. the Italian embedded firm announced […]

Compact Linux networking board has dual mini-PCIe slots

Friday 6th of March 2020 04:53:59 PM
Gateworks’ compact “Newport GW6903” SBC runs Linux on a dual-core Marvell OcteonTX and offers USB 3.0 and GbE with PoE ports plus dual mini-PCIe slots and -40 to 85°C support. Gateworks has spun a variant of its GW6100 networking SBC that adds a second mini-PCIe slot, upgrades the USB port to 3.0, and expands the […]

Seco spins 3.5-inch Ryzen Embedded SBC plus a managed Linux distro

Thursday 5th of March 2020 10:16:53 PM
Seco unveiled a Linux-ready, 3.5-inch “SBC-C90” with a Ryzen V1000 or R1000, 2x GbE, and 4x DP++ ports. It also launched a Yocto-based Edgehog OS with containers, OTA updates, and remote management that runs on an upcoming SoloX based SBC-C23. Last week at Embedded World, Seco announced an SBC-C90 board based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded […]

3.5-inch i.MX6 SBC wants to power your vending machine

Thursday 5th of March 2020 03:56:44 PM
Nexcom’s Embux subsidiary has launched a 3.5-inch “EBC3A1-1G Y0” SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 and offers wide-range power, -20 to 65°C support, dual CAN, and dual mini-PCIe slots. The growing adoption of NXP’s i.MX8 SoCs has finally slowed the spread of its mighty i.MX6, which dominated mid-range, Arm-based embedded Linux devices for much […]

IoT survey: half of all developers already using AI

Wednesday 4th of March 2020 09:43:33 PM
Newark’s latest IoT developer survey results reveal that 49 percent of respondents use AI in their IoT applications. There’s also growing concern for user privacy and increased adoption of off-the-shelf hardware. Online technology distributor Newark, which like Farnell Newark and Element14 is owned by Avnet, has released the findings of its Network Global IoT Survey […]

Four-slot Raspberry Pi cluster board starts at $80

Wednesday 4th of March 2020 07:43:16 PM
IPTerra’s “CloverPi” cluster board starts at $80 on Kickstarter, supporting up to 4x Raspberry Pi SBCs with power, switches, LEDs, and network headers for each plus a 5-port GbE switch with uplink port. Most Raspberry Pi cluster kits we’ve seen support the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, such as Turing Pi’s $128, 7-board Turing Pi Clusterboard […]

Storyboard cranks up GUIs for iWave’s i.MX8 boards

Wednesday 4th of March 2020 06:11:06 PM
iWave’s i.MX8 based modules and SBCs are now available with Crank’s StoryBoard GUI software, including its “i.MX8QuadMax SMARC” dev kit based on its iW-RainboW-G27D module. iWave announced that all its Linux-friendly, NXP i.MX8 family boards now ship with Crank Software’s StoryBoard GUI software, a competitor with Qt. Storyboard is available with ST’s STM32MP1 development kits […]