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Fanless Mini-ITX SBC packs high-end Intel Skylake SoCs

Friday 15th of April 2016 06:10:51 PM
Commell launched a “LV-67S” Mini-ITX board with Intel 6th Gen Core S-series and Xeon CPUs, up to 32GB RAM, dual GbE, quad SATA, and five display outputs. The “LV-67S” Mini-ITX single board computer equipped with Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core S-Series and Xeon processors. The board is aimed at graphics intensive, but fanless, embedded systems […]

Udoo spins $89 quad-core Intel Braswell hacker SBC

Friday 15th of April 2016 04:59:14 AM
Udoo has surpassed its Kickstarter goal for a “Udoo X86” hacker SBC with a quad-core Braswell SoC, 4GB RAM, and Arduino compatibility via a Curie module. Seco’s project has won Kickstarter funding for the Udoo X86, the third community-backed, x86 based hacker-friendly single board computer we’ve seen that’s not backed by Intel or AMD. […]

Quad-core Atom based Raspberry Pi lookalike is ready to roll

Friday 15th of April 2016 01:34:03 AM
[Updated: Apr. 21] — Aaeon’s UP board, an Atom-based RPi lookalike, will ship in early May. There’s also a new 4GB RAM version. Aaeon Europe, a subsidiary of Asus, had huge success on Kickstarter last fall with its Intel Atom-based UP board, raising €105,117 from 671 backers. It was originally intended to ship in February, […]

Dig into IoT with 41 OpenIoT Summit presentations

Thursday 14th of April 2016 06:19:44 PM
Slide decks from 41 OpenIoT Summit talks are now online, from sessions including AllSeen, Brillo, mBed, Iotivity, Tizen, Weave, Zephyr, and IoT security. Last week, we pointed you to 50 slide decks released by the Linux Foundation from the Embedded Linux Conference (ELC), held in San Diego in April 4-6. Now, the non-profit Linux advocacy […]

RealSense Robotics dev kit includes a Raspberry Pi-like SBC

Thursday 14th of April 2016 01:31:51 AM
[UP-dated: April 14] — Intel’s “RealSense Robotics Development Kit” features an RPi-like single board computer based on a quad-core Atom x5-Z8350, along with a 3D RealSense camera. The Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit runs Ubuntu on the open spec, Raspberry Pi-sized, Kickstarter-funded UP single board computer, which is based on an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 SoC […]

Rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Ubuntu on Atom at 8.3 Watts

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:16:28 PM
Logic Supply is selling a rugged, Cincoze-built “DA-1000” mini-PC with an Atom E3826, -25 to 70°C support, and a price starting at $569. Logic Supply, which recently released an Intel Braswell-based CL100 Intel NUC mini-PC, announced a somewhat larger, but similarly fanless, mini-PC manufactured by Taiwan-based Cincoze. Logic Supply is distributing the DA-1000 in the […]

Intel aims $15 Quark D2000 dev kit at IoT devices

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:50:30 PM
[Updated: Apr. 19] — Intel released an open-spec development kit for its RTOS-driven Quark D2000 MCU, featuring Arduino shield compatibility, sensors, and a micro-USB port. In November, Intel announced three Quark processors that, unlike the 400MHz Quark X1000 chip found on the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board and numerous IoT gateways, do not support Linux. […]

Android Studio 2.0 brings faster emulation and a Cloud Test Lab

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 07:26:07 PM
Android Studio 2.0 introduces a faster emulator, new Instant Run, app indexing, and Cloud Test Lab features, and an improved GPU Developer debugger. When Google released Android Studio 1.0 integrated development environment (IDE) back in 2013, it was welcomed as a substantial improvement over Eclipse. Yet, Apple’s Xcode tools for iOS has been widely considered […]

Little-bitty Ubuntu mini-PC takes quad-core Atom to extremes

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 05:25:08 PM has launched a tiny, Ubuntu-ready “LPC-175F” mini-PC with a quad-core Atom E3845, dual GbE ports, and -20 to 70°C support. The 145 x 84 x 35mm LPC-175F is one of the smallest mini-PCs ever built by By comparison, its 250 x 146 x 42mm and up, Intel 3rd Gen. Core based LPC480x mini-PC […]

NI LabVIEW gains Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black support

Monday 11th of April 2016 09:45:50 PM
National Instruments LINX v3.0 adds Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone support, enabling its LabVIEW IDE. NI’s Digilent is selling LINX 3.0 kits for the SBCs. National Instruments (NI) sells the science and engineering focused LabVIEW graphical integrated development environment (IDE) as part of its NI Linux Real Time and Windows software stack available on its data […]

COM Express Type 10 Mini module runs Linux on Skylake

Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:05:00 AM
Aaeon announced the NanoCOM-SKU, a Linux-ready, 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini module with 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs and three PCIe interfaces. According to Aaeon, the NanoCOM-SKU is the industry’s first COM Express Type 10 Mini computer-on-module equipped with 6th Gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors. This certainly appears to be true, although […]

Intel and Wind River acquire automotive tech firms

Saturday 9th of April 2016 12:13:04 AM
Intel acquired Yogitech, which makes safety tools for autonomous car chips, and its Wind River unit bought Arynga, which offers Linux-based OTA for cars. Italian semiconductor tools firm Yogitech is puny compared to FPGA chip vendor Altera, which Intel Corp. acquired last year for $16.7 billion. Yet the two acquisitions have one thing in common. […]

50 Embedded Linux Conference presentation slide decks on tap

Thursday 7th of April 2016 11:03:23 PM
The Linux Foundation has posted slide presentations from this week’s Embedded Linux Conference, which featured the first ever ELC keynote by Linus Torvalds. In case you missed this week’s North American Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit in San Diego, you’ll be happy to know that videos of the live streamed event will be released […]

Rugged field controller supports multi-wireless, does PoE PD

Thursday 7th of April 2016 09:04:54 PM
Axiomtek’s “ICO310” is a Linux-ready, DIN-rail field controller and IoT gateway, featuring a Braswell CPU, -20 to 60°C support, IP40, and PoE PD. Axiomtek bills its ICO310 as the industry’s first field controller with PoE PD (Power over Ethernet Powered Device), which lets you power the device over one of its dual GbE ports. The […]

SODIMM-style i.MX6 module gains DIY carrier board

Wednesday 6th of April 2016 09:55:23 PM
Gumstix added a customizable carrier board for Toradex’s Colibri i.MX6 COM to its drag-and-drop online Geppetto quick-turn PCB design and manufacturing service. The Gumstix Colibri i.MX6 Development Kit for the Toradex Colibri i.MX6 computer-on-module follows a string of customizable baseboards for third-party computer-on-modules that can be developed and manufactured using Gumstix’s online Geppetto DIY design […]

Thin mini-ITX SBC aims Braswell SoCs at embedded apps

Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:35:44 PM
Adlink announced the “AmITX-BW-I” SBC, featuring Intel’s Braswell SoCs, a slim, embeddable “thin Mini-ITX” profile, dual GbE, and 4K triple-display video. Adlink’s “Thin Mini-ITX” form-factor AmITX-BW-1 SBC features a low profile design, consumption in the range of 4 to 6 Watts, and is offered with a range of dual- and quad-core, 14nm Intel Pentium, Atom, […]

Arduino aims $35, WiFi-enabled hacker board at IoT apps

Tuesday 5th of April 2016 02:13:57 AM
Arduino LLC debuted a $35 IoT focused MKR1000 board, supported with an Arduino IoT site, and soon, an Arduino Create code editor and Arduino Cloud platform. At Arduino Day this week in Berkeley, Calif., Arduino LLC’s cofounders Massimo Banzi, David Mellis, and Tom Igoe hailed the company’s new MKR1000 board as combining the functionality of […]

HMI dev kits run Linux or Android on 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC

Monday 4th of April 2016 10:59:53 PM
VIA’s “Mobile360 HMI” flat panel starter kits run Linux or Android on VIA’s own 1GHz Cortex-A9 based WM8980 SoC, and offer WiFi and touchscreen options. The VIA Technologies “Mobile360 HMI” flat panel display starter kits appear to have been showcased at Embedded World in late February, but came to our attention in a recent design […]

Rugged carrier and mini-PC build on Jetson TX1 COM

Sunday 3rd of April 2016 05:36:09 PM
Connect Tech’s “Astro” carrier board integrates Nvidia’s Linux- and Tegra X1-driven Jetson TX1 COM. It also drives a rugged “Rosie” embedded computer. Guelph, Ontario based Connect Tech offers a wide variety of Linux-ready carrier boards, SBCs, COMs. In addition to detailing the new Astro carrier board and Rosie computer, we’ve briefly summarized two of the […]

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