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Particle Cloud IoT platform adds Raspberry Pi support

Thursday 17th of November 2016 10:41:32 PM
Particle announced Raspberry Pi support for its Particle Cloud IoT development platform, and has launched a $100 starter kit based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Particle is opening its Particle Cloud IoT development platform to integrate Raspberry Pi-based endpoints, expanding its lineup of prototyping hardware from MCU-based devices like the Internet Button to more advanced […]

Latest Banana Pi offers SATA and 2GB RAM

Thursday 17th of November 2016 10:30:00 PM
Sinovoip’s $48, open-spec “Banana Pi M2 Ultra” SBC updates the M2 with native SATA support and 2GB RAM, plus a new quad core Cortex-A7 Allwinner R40 SoC. Sinovoip’s Banana Pi project has launched the Banana Pi M2 Ultra on Aliexpress for $48, only $4 more than the Banana Pi M2 SBC, which similarly has a […]

Rugged, Linux-friendly SBCs tap Atoms of today and yesterday

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:04:49 PM
WinSystems unveiled the first PC/104 SBC to use Apollo Lake SoCs, featuring PCIe/104 OneBank and dual GbE, and launched an EBX SBC based on Bay Trail Atoms. WinSystems announced the PC/104 form factor PX1-C415 and EBX-style EBC-C413 — two SBCs featuring Intel Atoms from the current, 14nm “Apollo Lake” Atom-E3900 generation and the 22nm “Bay […]

Pico-ITX and Thin Mini-ITX SBCs run Linux on Apollo Lake

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:22:59 AM
Congatec’s “Conga-PA5” (Pico-ITX) and “Conga-IA5” (Thin Mini-ITX) SBCs feature Apollo Lake SoCs, -40 to 85°C operation, and Linux and Android support. The list of single board computers supporting Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs has grown longer with a pair of Congatec entries. The Conga-PA5 goes up against Advantech’s […]

IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark, expands with Arduino shields

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:30:14 PM
Siemens’s first IoT gateway runs Linux on an Intel Quark and offers Arduino shield compatibility and connectivity to the company’s MindSphere cloud. The Simatic IOT2000 gateway is designed for “collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment,” says German industrial giant Siemens. The company’s first Internet of Things gateway joins a number of Intel […]

Rugged, expandable embedded PC runs Linux on Skylake SoCs

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:21:23 PM
Axiomtek’s latest, ruggedized eBox offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4x GbE, 2x mini-PCIe, SATA and mSATA, I/O expansion options, and up to 32GB DDR4. Axiomtek’s eBOX670-891-FL, which follows earlier Intel Core based embedded computers like the 4th Gen “Haswell” driven eBOX560-880-FL, joins other 6th Gen Core “Skylake” based embedded computers like Adlink’s MXE-5500 and slightly […]

IoT gateway offers choice of CAN and A/D expansion boards

Monday 14th of November 2016 08:03:50 PM
[Updated: Nov. 21] — Seco announced a “SYS-A62-GW” IoT gateway that runs Linux on an i.MX6 Solo SoC, and features WiFi, GbE, and two serial expansion board options. Seco’s SYS-A62-GW is a low-end Internet of Things gateway that runs a Yocto Linux based distribution on NXP’s single-core, 1GHz i.MX6 Solo. We have seen several i.MX6 […]

96Boards-like SBC offers wireless and Ethernet

Monday 14th of November 2016 04:53:44 PM
Geniatech’s “Development Board IV” is a 96Boards-like SBC that runs Android or Debian on a Snapdragon 410, and features 40- and 60-pin expansion connectors. Linaro’s 96Boards spec has taken off to the point that we’re beginning to see clones and near-clones that are not yet sanctioned by 96Boards.org with an official mark of compliance, as […]

Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

Friday 11th of November 2016 09:14:24 PM
Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors. Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs. Earlier this week, we covered five Advantech […]

720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:14:44 PM
8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” modules and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs. 8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The […]

Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:31:19 PM
In this final IoT series post, Canonical and Resin.io champion Linux container technology as a solution to IoT security and interoperability challenges.     An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 6: Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?   Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows […]

Advantech’s first five Apollo Lake SBCs include Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX models

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:04:57 PM
Advantech announced five Linux-ready SBCs running Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs in Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, 3.5-inch, and EBX form factors. Advantech unveiled a variety of new boards and systems supporting Intel’s 14nm Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs. The announcement, which also includes three COMs and three embedded computers that we hope to cover in […]

Linux-driven COM/carrier offers mid-range Zynq

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:45:11 PM
MYIR has launched a COM that runs Linux on a Zynq-7015 ARM/FPGA SoC, and mounts on a carrier with USB, GbE, HDMI, PMOD, and FMC I/O. MYIR’s MYC-C7Z015 computer-on-module and MYD-C7Z015 development board are variations on the MYC-C7Z010/20 COM with accompanying MYD-C7Z010/20 baseboard. Instead of offering a Xilinx Zynq-7010 or -7020 SoC, the MYC-C7Z015 provides […]

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