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COM runs Linux on tiny, power-sipping, 64-bit Cortex-A53 SoC

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 10:15:19 PM
F&S announced a tiny, wireless enabled “efus A53LS” module that runs Linux on NXP’s QorIQ LS1012A, billed as the world’s smallest 64-bit ARM SoC. F&S Elektronik Systeme has unveiled the “efus A53LS” computer-on-module, which adopts its 62 x 47mm “efus” form-factor, as found in the i.MX6UL based efus A7UL. This time, F&S has tapped what […]

Rugged SODIMM module runs Linux on i.MX6UL

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:51:46 PM
EMAC’s $150, SODIMM-style “SoM-iMX6U” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6UL, and offers 4GB eMMC, 4x serial ports, -40 to 85°C support, and an optional carrier. NXP’s low-power, IoT oriented i.MX6 UltraLite (i.MX6UL) SoC has conquered yet another computer-on-module. EMAC’s SoM-iMX6U joins other Linux-driven modules based on the single-core, 528MHz Cortex-A7 SoC such as OpenEmbed’s SOM6210. […]

Olimex spins open source Allwinner A64 based laptop kit

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:37:18 PM
Olimex unveiled an open source, Linux-driven “Teres I” laptop with an 11.6-inch display, an Allwinner A64, 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, WiFi, and modular I/O boards. Olimex, which is known for its open spec, Allwinner A20 and A33 based OlinuXino hacker boards, has now taken on the quad-core, Cortex-A53 Allwinner A64 SoC. Yet, instead of releasing […]

Zynq-based, Linux-enabled SDR module sells for $549

Friday 27th of January 2017 08:21:46 PM
Avnet launched a cheaper, single-channel version of its dual-channel PicoZed SDR COM. The Linux-driven Zynq-7020 COM supports a 70MHz to 6GHz RF range. Avnet’s PicoZed SDR 1×1 SOM is a more affordable, single-channel version of the dual-channel PicoZed SDR 2×2, a software defined radio version of the PicoZed computer-on-module. This $549, single-channel module supports the […]

Arduino-driven IoT platform supports Grove and MikroBus

Friday 27th of January 2017 04:50:46 PM
PatternAgent’s “thingSoC Grovey” family of Arduino and ESPx-driven IoT hubs connect to Grove and MikroBus Click IoT modules, as well as an RPi or Edison. On Crowd Supply, Oregon-based PatternAgents LLC has begun selling an open source family of Arduino-compatible thingSoC Grovey boards, adapters, and hubs built around a common “thingSoC” socket system for easy […]

Cutting power consumption on a Linux-based undersea robotics lab

Thursday 26th of January 2017 09:20:33 PM
At ELCE, MBARI’s Brent Roman explained how he trimmed power to keep a Linux-based oceanographic sampling device running for up to six months on D Cells. At last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Brent Roman, an embedded software engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), described the two decade-long evolution of MBARI’s Linux-controlled […]

Rugged embedded box gets tough with Kaby Lake

Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:32:39 PM
Axiomtek’s “eBOX640-500-FL” offers 7th Gen Core CPUs with up to 32GB DDR4 in an IP40-rated box PC with -10 to 55°C support and vibration resistance. The Intel Kaby Lake fueled eBOX640-500-FL embedded PC comes fast on the heels of the 6th Gen Skylake based eBOX565-500-F system announced in December. The eBOX640-500-FL has a somewhat similar […]

Raspberry Pi expansion boards support up to 40-Pi clusters

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:47:10 PM
BitScope’s Blade carrier boards extend the Raspberry Pi in single to up to 40-unit clusters with 9-48V power for HATs and BitScope mixed signal gizmos. Australia-based BitScope Designs, which offers a line of BitScope mixed signal test, measurement and data acquisition systems, has developed a BitScope Blade platform that combines them with Raspberry Pi SBCs. […]

Apollo Lake thin Mini-ITX board focuses on security

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 07:49:04 PM
Kontron’s “mITX-APL” thin Mini-ITX board offers Intel Apollo Lake SoCs with triple displays, dual GbE, dual SATA 3.0, mini-PCIe, and Kontron Secure Solution. Kontron’s 25mm high mITX-APL supports commercial 0 to 60°C operation, and is aimed at Point of Sale, Point of Information, medical, industrial automation, and digital signage applications. It joins other thin mini-ITX […]

Sandwich style BeagleBone Black clone targets volume production

Wednesday 25th of January 2017 04:51:38 PM
Critical Link’s MitySOM-335x Maker Transition Kit adds an open source, BeagleBone Black like carrier board to its Linux-supported TI Sitara AM335x COM. Critical Link has launched a sandwich-style “MitySOM-335x Maker Transition Kit” that expands upon its MitySOM-335x computer-on-module with a carrier board that closely resembles the community-backed BeagleBone Black SBC. The kit enables makers to […]

COM duo expands upon quad -A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:31:07 PM
Enclustra unveiled two Linux-ready COMs based on the quad-core Cortex-A53 based Zynq UltraScale+ ARM/FPGA SoC with DDR4 RAM up to 8GB. Enclustra’s SODIMM-style Mars XU3 and larger Mercury+ XU1 computer-on-modules run Linux on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. They follow Enclustra’s announcement earlier this month of a Linux-friendly Mercury+ AA1 COM running on an Intel/Altera […]

Wireless ready, 3.5-inch signage SBC runs Android

Tuesday 24th of January 2017 03:47:56 PM
VIA’s 3.5-inch “VAB-630” SBC deploys Android 5.0 on a dual-core, Cortex-A9 SoC, and provides optional touchscreen and wireless modules. The VIA Technologies VAB-630 SBC follows several signage oriented products from VIA that run Android on homegrown Cortex-A9 SoCs, such as the VIA Elite E1000 Pico-ITX SBC. The VAB-630 runs Android 5.0 on a similar 1GHz […]

Google seeks dev feedback for putting AI on Raspberry Pi

Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:20:30 PM
Google will bring its AI and machine learning technology to the Raspberry Pi this year, and has posted a survey seeking input. Google is planning to deliver tools for the Raspberry Pi later this year built around its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, according to a Raspberry Pi Foundation blog entry. The announcement links […]

Rugged, compact IoT gateway runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Monday 23rd of January 2017 04:19:05 PM
Axiomtek’s DIN-rail ready “ICO100-839” IoT controller offers an Atom x5-E3930, 8-bit DIO, mini-PCIe, mSATA, extended temp support, and a compact footprint. The ICO100-839 is one of the first embedded computers to use Intel’s recent “Apollo Lake” generation of 14nm-fabricated Atom SoCs. Like the Advantech UTX-3117, the fanless ICO100-839 is referred to as an IoT gateway, […]

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