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Customizable RPi expansion line adds stepper, breakout, and PoE LoRa boards

Tuesday 10th of October 2017 01:38:58 PM
Gumstix added to its line of “Gumstix Pi” add-ons for the Raspberry Pi and Pi Compute Module 3 with a Stepper HAT, a breakout, and a PoE-driven LoRa gateway. In August, Gumstix announced several LoRa add-ons to its Geppetto board design service that work with a RisingHF LoRa module, and launched LoRa boards based on […]

Open source, Raspberry Pi based robot mimics a Martian rover

Monday 9th of October 2017 04:33:51 PM
The remote-controlled, four-wheel “Turtle Rover” runs on a RPi 3, and offers a gripper, HD camera, and up to four-hour rides within a 200-meter WiFi range. A Polish startup called Kell Ideas, founded by roboticists who created Martian rover prototypes at Wroclaw University of Technology, has won Indiegogo funding for a rover-like open source robot. […]

Sitara based gateway and SBC spin up LTE, WiFi, BT, and LoRa

Monday 9th of October 2017 03:27:06 PM
Eurotech’s rugged, “ReliaGate 10-12” IoT gateway runs Linux on a TI AM3352, and has optional LTE Cat 1, WiFI, BLE, and LoRa. It’s also available as an SBC. In the fourth quarter, Eurotech will ship it ReliaGate 10-12 Internet of Things gateway with LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. This will be followed in Q1 […]

Tiny Apollo Lake net appliance features 4x GbE and dual USB 3.0

Thursday 5th of October 2017 08:42:38 PM
[Updated: Oct 6] — Aaeon announced a compact “FWS-2272” networking appliance with a Celeron N3350, 2x USB 3.0, 4x GbE, SATA III, mini-PCIE, and 8GB of RAM and eMMC. Aeon’s new Apollo Lake based FWS-2272 updates last year’s Bay Trail FWS-2251 with a faster processor, a second USB 3.0 port, and eMMC storage, among other […]

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC doubles up on M.2

Thursday 5th of October 2017 07:01:48 AM
Avalue’s “EPX-APLP” Pico-ITX SBC employs a dual-core Celeron N3350 with 8GB DDR3L, and offers DP++, HDMI, and LVDS, as well as SATA III and dual M.2 slots. We’ve seen more action in Apollo Lake 3.5-inch (146 x 104mm) SBCs than with the smaller 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor. Avalue’s new EPX-APLP SBC joins other […]

Toughened up embedded PC runs Linux on quad-core Bay Trail

Wednesday 4th of October 2017 08:12:09 PM
Advantech’s fanless, ruggedized UNO-2372G runs Linux or Windows on an Atom E3845, and offers 4x serial and 4x USB ports plus mini-PCIe and iDoor expansion. The UNO-2372G is the latest in Advantech’s line of industrial UNO box PCs. Like the recent, Skylake based UNO-2484G and other selected Advantech systems, the ruggedized system provides an optional […]

SiFive unleashes the first Linux-ready, 64-bit RISC-V SoC

Wednesday 4th of October 2017 03:30:42 PM
SiFive has taped out the first multi-core RISC-V based processor design, and the first to run Linux, featuring 4x 1.5GHz “U54” cores and a management core. SiFive announced “early access” availability of the 64-bit, quad-core U54-MC Coreplex – the first Linux-ready application processor built around the open source RISC-V architecture. Fabricated with a TSMC’s 28nm […]

Extended temperature Qseven COM runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 09:07:00 PM
Axiomtek’s “Q7M311” Qseven module runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and offers 4K and dual displays, -20 to 70°C support, plus PCIe, SATA, GbE, USB, and DP. Axiomtek’s Q7M311 module joins a growing list of Intel Apollo Lake based computer-on-modules that comply with the 70 x 70mm Qseven form factor (see farther below). Like most […]

Android dev kit taps new octa-core Snapdragon 660

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 08:14:37 PM
Intrinsyc’s “Open-Q 660 HDK” dev kit runs Android 7 on the Snapdragon 660 with 64GB eMMC, and extensive wireless, camera, and sensor features. Intrinsyc’s Open-Q 660 HDK development kit showcases Qualcomm’s new 14nm fabricated Snapdragon 660, the most powerful member of the Snapdragon 600 family. The 170 x 170mm Mini-ITX style kit costs $999 without […]

Linux-friendly embedded computer offers up to 4x isolated serial ports

Monday 2nd of October 2017 09:23:50 PM
Axiomtek’s rugged “ICO300-83B” is a fanless DIN-rail PC with a Celeron N3350 SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, 4x USB 3.0, and up to 4x isolated RS-232/422/485 ports. Axiomtek’s Intel Apollo Lake based ICO300-83B computer can be considered a more advanced version of its entry-level, Bay Trail Atom based ICO-300-MI, but it has more in common with the […]

Humanoid social robot is customizable via Android/ROS SDK

Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:17:42 AM
AvatarMind is prepping a mobile, humanoid “iPal” companion robot with an Android/ROS SDK, natural language capability, and face and emotion recognition. AvatarMind recently began shipping an early version of its mobile, humanoid iPal robot in China, and is now preparing for a U.S. release. Applications include conversational companionship for elders, special needs children, and hospital […]

New mobile Linux contenders keep the dream alive

Friday 29th of September 2017 08:36:00 PM
[Updated: Oct. 2] — The open source Linux phone movement is heating up again with new ZeroPhone and Librem 5 launches and software projects like Halium OS and PostmarketOS. Just when it seemed that the dream of an open source Linux phone had run its course, several new hardware and software projects have emerged, and […]

Add-on brings the Raspberry Pi into the sub-1GHz RF world

Thursday 28th of September 2017 09:51:42 PM
Amber Wireless unveiled a 868MHz “Amber Pi” wireless RF add-on board for the Raspberry Pi with multiple sensors and a breadboard for prototyping your own. Germany-based Amber Wireless has jumped into the Raspberry Pi add-on market with an “Amber Pi” sub-1GHz RF radio. Designed for the Raspberry Pi 3, the board provides an RF dongle […]

World’s first ESP32 industrial computer has extensive wireless options

Wednesday 27th of September 2017 09:53:21 PM
Techbase unveiled a “Moduino” automation controller with an ESP32-WROVER module plus WiFi, BT, and optional LoRa, Sigfox, LTE, Ethernet, and battery power. Polish embedded firm Techbase was one of the first manufacturers to tap the original Raspberry Pi Compute Module in 2014 with its ModBerry 500 automation controller, and has since updated it to an […]

5.25-inch Apollo Lake SBC has up to 4x GbE ports

Wednesday 27th of September 2017 09:34:00 PM
Commell’s 5.25-inch “LE-578” SBC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 8x USB ports, 2x SATA ports, triple display support, and up to 4x GbE ports. Commell has released the LE-578, a 5.25-inch (203 x 146mm) form factor SBC that runs on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. Targeted LE-578 applications are said to include gaming, surveillance, medical, defense, transportation, […]

Fanless, rugged box-PC runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Wednesday 27th of September 2017 03:06:49 PM
Axiomtek’s rugged “eBOX700-891-FL” computer runs Linux or Win 10 IoT on Intel 7th Gen Core chips, and features 4x GbE, 6x USB, 2x mini-PCIe, and PCI x4. The eBOX700-891-FL continues Axiomtek’s eBOX line of rugged, Linux-ready embedded box PCs. The latest model is said to be well suited for vision inspection (USB/PoE), motion control, security […]

Fanless, Linux-ready mini-PCs build on Up Squared and Up Core SBCs

Tuesday 26th of September 2017 08:25:29 PM
Aaeon unveiled two fanless mini-PCs based on its Up Squared (Apollo Lake) and Up Core (Cherry Trail) SBCs, featuring up to 64GB eMMC. Following up on last December’s UP-GWS01 gateway mini-PC, which was based on Aaeon Europe’s original community-backed Up Board, Aaeon announced a similar “UPS-GWS01” model based on its Intel Apollo Lake-driven UP Squared […]

Ataribox gaming console will run Linux on AMD

Tuesday 26th of September 2017 03:27:18 PM
Atari will soon launch a $250 “Ataribox” gaming console that runs a customizable Linux stack on an AMD CPU with Radeon, and provides media player features. Atari’s return to the gaming console business after a 20-year absence was confirmed by the company in June, and the first images were teased in July. Now, Atari has […]

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