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Camera/sensor kit adds obstacle avoidance to drones

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 08:43:50 PM
Parrot’s Ubuntu- and ROS-driven, Tegra K1 based “S.L.A.M.dunk” development kit has a stereo camera and sensors that adds obstacle avoidance to drones. Parrot’s S.L.A.M.dunk, which is named for its integrated Simultaneous Localization and Mapping algorithm, can be added to any Linux-driven drone to help it navigate indoors or in other barrier-rich outdoor environments where GPS […]

MinnowBoard Turbot jumps to quad-core Atom E3845

Wednesday 7th of September 2016 06:08:00 PM
ADI has opened pre-orders on a $190, open-spec “MinnowBoard Turbo Quad” SBC that advances to a 1.91GHz, 10W TDP quad-core Atom E3845. In late June, ADI Engineering, which built the latest MinnowBoard Turbot version of the MinnowBoard single-board computer for the MinnowBoard.org community, announced an unpriced MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-E SBC. The Dual-E, which was scheduled […]

Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 10:17:46 PM
[Updated: Sept. 8] — SeeedStudio’s “ESP3212” COM taps Espressif’s IoT-focused ESP32 follow-on to the ESP8266 SoC, which uses a faster Tensilica LX6 MCU and adds BLE and sensors. Espressif’s highly integrated and highly anticipated ESP32 follow-on to its popular ESP8266 wireless system-on-chip is now shipping. It’s available as part of a tiny SeedStudio ESP3212 computer-on-module, […]

Skylake-H Mini-ITX SBC has 4 GbE, 4 USB 3.0, and 3 HD video ports

Monday 5th of September 2016 12:11:06 AM
Kontron’s Linux-friendly “mITX-SKL-H” is based on Intel Skylake-H processors, and offers generous helpings of GbE, HD graphics, SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, and PCIe. Intel’s 6th Gen Core “Skylake” processors launch last year precipitated a steady stream of announcements by makers of single board computers (SBCs) and computer-on-modules (COMs) aimed at industrial and embedded applications. To […]

3.5-inch SBC features Intel Skylake CPUs, dual GbE, dual mini-PCIe

Friday 2nd of September 2016 10:34:01 PM
Aaeon’s 3.5-inch form-factor “GENE-SKU6” SBC taps Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake-U SoCs, and offers Intel HD Graphics, dual GbE ports, and dual mini-PCIe sockets. Aaeon has added a Skylake-powered board to its growing line of 3.5-inch style single board computers: the GENE-SKU6, built around the 6th Gen Intel Core i7/i5/i3 “Skylake-U” processors, clocked at up to […]

Next-gen TV STB platform runs Android on quad-core Cortex-A53

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:41:39 AM
The “Poplar Board,” based on HiSilicon’s quad-core Hi3798C V200 SoC, is the first SBC to implement Linaro’s “96Boards Enterprise Edition TV Platform” spec. The “under $100” Poplar Board is aimed primarily at Internet connected TV set-top box (STB) developers, but it also targets hobbyists and the open-source community, according to HiSilicon’s announcement. The SBC, which […]

How IoTivity plus AllJoyn could form a “best-of-breed” IoT framework

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 12:30:53 AM
IoTivity and AllJoyn have much in common, including the ability for devices to find and communicate with each other without requiring cloud services. At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen […]

Credit card-sized module runs Linux on Braswell

Monday 29th of August 2016 10:25:45 PM
Axiomtek’s credit card-sized “CEM300” module runs Linux on Intel Braswell SoCs at 4-6W TDP and offers HD graphics, dual SATA III ports, and four PCIe lanes. Like Axiomtek’s Atom E3800 “Bay Trail” based CEM846 computer-on-module, its new CEM300 supports Linux and Windows, and uses the 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini form factor. […]

Compact, rugged Skylake computer-on-module is big on PCIe

Monday 29th of August 2016 09:35:06 PM
Kontron’s Linux-ready “COMe-cSL6” COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers 10 PCIe lanes, up to 24GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, and industrial temperature support. Almost a year ago, when Intel announced its 6th Generation Core “Skylake” processors, Kontron was among a batch of vendors that announced plans to deliver COM Express computer-on-modules based on the […]

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