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Zynq-based SBC runs Linux, offers FPGA-based I/O

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:12:24 AM
MYIR’s Linux-supported, open-spec “Z-turn Board” uses the hybrid Cortex-A9/FPGA Xilinx Zynq-7010 SoC, and offers sensors, and FPGA expansion connectors. MYIR, which recently introduced a Rico Board SBC based on TI’s PRU-enabled Sitara AM437x system-on-chip has now turned to an even more complex SoC: the Xilinx Zynq. The Z-turn Board uses the Zynq-7010, which has the […]

Sitara AM437x dev kit targets Linux-based industrial apps

Tuesday 10th of March 2015 06:28:57 PM
TI launched a kit for its Sitara AM437x SoC, focused on multi-protocol industrial communication and motor feedback. with dual PRU-linked Ethernet ports. In only a week, embedded Linux developers looking to tap the powers of the Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x system-on-chip have seen their options advance from one to three. Last week, MYIR launched a […]

COM Express module runs Linux on 3.6GHz Bald Eagle

Monday 9th of March 2015 07:10:33 PM
GE’s rugged, Linux-ready COM Express Type 6 Basic module integrates AMD’s dual- or quad-core R-Series SoCs at up to 3.6GHz, and offers -40 to 85°C support. GE Intelligent Platforms’s bCOM6-L1700 is the first Linux-friendly computer-on-module we’ve seen to run AMD’s latest “Bald Eagle” R-Series system-on-chips. You get a choice of dual- or quad-core models on […]

Tiny i.MX6-based IoT COM fills Intel Edison’s shoes

Monday 9th of March 2015 07:13:38 AM
TechNexion’s Freescale i.MX6-based “PICO-IMX6″ COM offers a superset of the features of Intel’s Edison IoT module, along with partial plug-in compatibility. TechNexion, which last month joined Freescale in launching a Linux-ready, Internet of Things oriented LS1021A-IoT Gateway Reference Design, is now readying a tiny “PICO-IMX6″ computer-on-module based on the Freescale i.MX6, along with a “PICO-Dwarf” […]

Tiny IoT SBC runs Linux, offers Arduino compatibility

Friday 6th of March 2015 08:08:58 PM
[Updated Mar. 9] — The credit card sized, open-spec Udoo Neo SBC features Freescale’s Cortex-M4-enhanced i.MX6 SoloX, plus Arduino compatibility, WiFi, Bluetooth, and sensors. Seco’s Udoo project unveiled a tiny “Udoo Neo” single board computer designed for Android- and Linux-based Internet of Things devices including robots, drones, wearables, and smart appliances. Last May, Udoo’s open-spec, […]

Linux-powered programmable cube gets touchy-feely

Thursday 5th of March 2015 10:40:53 PM
On Kickstarter, a “Cuberox” project is seeking funding for its Linux-based WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled cubic PC, with six 256-pixel, touch enabled sides. We’re trying to restrain ourselves from covering crowdfunding projects that have yet to win their funding, but we couldn’t resist the Cuberox, a Kickstarter staff pick available through Mar. 29. Like the Firefox […]

I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

Thursday 5th of March 2015 06:00:05 PM
MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. The Rico Board is the first single board computer we’ve seen to tap the single-core, Cortex-A9 AM437x Sitara system-on-chip from Texas Instruments, aside from TI’s own […]

COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

Thursday 5th of March 2015 01:40:28 AM
[Updated Mar. 17] — Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page […]

Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 06:27:10 PM
Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service. The 2015 set-top box version of the Nvidia Shield follows two earlier models, including 2013’s original handheld Shield game console, now called the Nvidia Shield Portable, which […]

Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 08:34:22 PM
Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Finland-based Jolla had a huge success on Indiegogo last November with it Jolla tablet, the first tablet to run its Android-compatible, Meego Linux based Sailfish OS. At Mobile World […]

Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 07:25:46 PM
MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173″ SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC. Last month ARM unveiled a 64-bit, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 processor design for mobile devices, claimed to be twice as fast as the Cortex-A57. The first system-on-chip licensees were said to […]

NXP gobbles up Freescale in smart car and IoT silicon push

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 05:45:42 PM
NXP Semiconductor has merged with Freescale Semiconductor, in a $11.8 billion deal that creates a $40 billion firm focused on ADAS automotive and IoT apps. Freescale, which is one of the largest semiconductor firms serving the embedded Linux market along with Texas Instruments, is being acquired by Dutch chipmaker NXP in a $40 billion merger […]

Intel unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 mobile SoCs

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 01:43:32 AM
Intel announced new “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 SoCs, mainly targeting Android and Windows 10 tablets, plus a low-cost LTE-enabled “Sofia” Atom x3 SoC. Over the last year, as Intel suffered from slow sales of mobile Atom system-on-chips aimed at smartphones and tablets, the company has downplayed its mobile marketing while instead banging the […]

Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too

Monday 2nd of March 2015 09:44:54 PM
Orange announced a $40 “Klif” Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it’s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones. There’s still no evidence that Mozilla’s HTML-focused Firefox OS has made much of a dent in the world smartphone market, where it has been focused on low-end devices sold primarily […]

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