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Open source, IoT-ready Udoo hacker SBC starts at $49

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 03:52:42 PM
The open source, IoT-focused Udoo Neo SBC has won Kickstarter funding. The Neo runs Android or Linux on an i.MX6 SoloX, and has WiFi, BT, and Arduino hooks. Seco’s Udoo project unveiled the Udoo Neo single board computer in prototype form in early March. The project went to Kickstarter yesterday to formally launch the tiny […]

Linux-friendly TI SoC takes on FPGAs in DAQ apps

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 11:08:06 PM
TI’s Linux-ready 66AK2L06 SoC for high-speed data acquisition apps features dual Cortex-A15 cores, four DSPs, a digital front end, and a JESD204B interface. The 66AK2L06 system-on-chip is the latest salvo by Texas Instruments in a long-running campaign to demonstrate that DSP-based SoCs can more efficiently and easily perform tasks typically done with FPGAs and ASICs. […]

Ubuntu 15.04 gets touchy and Snappy

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 05:10:06 PM
Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.04 switches to the systemd init, and offers a commercial-ready Ubuntu Touch for Phones and the first stable build of its IoT-focused Snappy. Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 15.04 (“Vivid Vervet”), calling the updated Linux distro “a fully converged platform spanning cloud, device, and client.” While Ubuntu continues to move in that direction, […]

Android Wear adds WiFi support, always-on apps, emojis

Monday 20th of April 2015 11:16:50 PM
Google released a major update to Android Wear that adds always-on apps, WiFi support, a wrist-flipping gesture for scrolling, and emoji drawing support. Google just released a major Android 5.1.1 update for its Android Wear smartwatch platform, and considering the huge pre-sales for the Apple Watch, it’s not a moment too soon. Even with a […]

Linux-friendly COM Express triplets embed Intel Bay Trail SoCs

Monday 20th of April 2015 06:32:45 PM
[Updated Apr. 21] — Axiomtek launched a Bay Trail Celeron-based “CEM841″ COM Express Type 2 Basic module and tipped two similar Type 6 COMs with Celeron and Atom E3845 SoCs. When we saw the announcement for the CEM841 COM Express Type 2, we noticed that Axiomtek had already listed two other very similar new COM […]

Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets

Friday 17th of April 2015 07:11:41 PM
An “Endless Computers” Kickstarter project is pitching a Celeron-based PC for emerging markets starting at $169, featuring a new “Endless OS” Linux distro. A San Francisco based startup called Endless Computers, is close to its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter. Funding packages for its Linux-based Endless Computer start at $169 with 32GB, moving to $189 when […]

Power-sipping IP camera SoC gains Linux dev kit

Friday 17th of April 2015 05:30:05 PM
Ambarella has launched a Linux-ready reference design for battery-driven IP cameras using its S2Lm SoC, which supports fast wake-up and sub-500mW operation. Ambarella has announced the availability of a reference design for battery-powered IP cameras, supported with a Linux board support package (BSP). The design showcases the company’s recently announced, Cortex-A9 based S2Lm system-on-chip, which […]

Rugged Pico-ITX SBC offers dual GbE, drives dual displays

Thursday 16th of April 2015 10:34:59 PM
Seco unveiled a Pico-ITX SBC with an Atom E3800 SoC and featuring SATA, dual display, and dual GbE ports, mini-PCIe, and industrial temperature operation. Like Seco’s recent μQ7-BT-J Qseven module, the new SECOpITX-BT SBC supports Intel’s Atom E3800 system-on-chips. In this case, you can run Linux or Windows on the full product range, from the […]

Android-based eyewear woos runners and cyclists

Thursday 16th of April 2015 09:40:47 PM
Recon has shipped its Android-based “Jet” eyewear for $699. The sports-focused Jet integrates a WQVGA display, 720p camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+, and GPS. Snow2 Recon Instruments announced some basic specs and photos of the Recon Jet back in Nov. 2013 when it announced its $399 Snow2 heads-up display (HUD) designed to fit inside a pair […]

Linux-ready DaVinci COM handles dual 1080p displays

Thursday 16th of April 2015 06:33:16 PM
iWave unveiled a Qseven COM with 1080p support that runs Linux on TI’s DSP-enabled DaVinci DM8168 SoC. iWave also updated an i.MX6 Qseven COM with 2GB RAM. iWave’s iW-RainboW-G12M-Q7 module runs Linux on a Texas Instruments DaVinci DM8168 system-on-chip. The SoC combines a 1.2GHz Cortex-A8 core with an Imagination PowerVR SGX530 GPU and a TI […]

First Ubuntu phone launches in EU

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 09:49:40 PM
BQ has begun volume sales of its Ubuntu-based Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone for 170 Euros. Meanwhile, Linux.com takes a closer look at Ubuntu Touch. Europeans can now easily get their hands on the first Ubuntu phone. Spanish mobile manufacturer BQ began limited release sales starting back in February when the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition […]

SBC can handle Haswell or Broadwell Cores

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 08:04:40 PM
Data Modul’s 3.5-inch MS-98F3 SBC can run any 4th or 5th Generation Intel Core ULT chip, and offers dual mini-PCIe, GbE, and SATA connections. Data Modul’s MS-98F3 is the first embedded board we can recall to offer support for two different generations of Core processors. The 3.5-inch form-factor single board computer ships with a 4th […]

Raspberry Pi gains an E-paper display

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:51:46 PM
A Kickstarter project is pitching a HAT add-on for the Raspberry Pi that provides a 2.7-inch E-paper display, as well as a battery backed real time clock. For educators, one of the coolest things about the Raspberry Pi is the HDMI port, which let you easily plug in to a monitor. But for embedded gizmos, […]

Linux-based 3DR drone features GoPro camera tricks

Monday 13th of April 2015 10:40:50 PM
3DR launched a Linux-based “Solo” quadcopter starting at $1,000 that can beam HD video to a mobile app and take follow-me and selfie videos with GoPro cams. The Solo quadcopter is 3DR’s first Linux-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and the first drone to directly control GoPro cameras and live-stream HD video to mobile devices, says […]

IoT-oriented Cortex-A5 based COM adds an MCU

Monday 13th of April 2015 05:46:33 AM
OpenEmbed announced a “SOM5360″ module that runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A5 Atmel SAM5D34 SoC. The COM also adds a Cortex-M3 MCU plus CAN and LCD I/O. Shenzhen OpenEmbed M&C Ltd (OpenEmbed) recently launched an IoT-focused computer-on-module built around the Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5D34 system-on-chip. The single-core, 536MHz SoC found on the SOM5360 COM […]

Tiny μQseven module aims Baytrail Atoms at IoT

Thursday 9th of April 2015 10:37:46 PM
Seco is prepping a tiny, Linux-friendly, μQseven module for IoT with a single- or dual-core Intel Atom E3800 or Celeron SoC, and three PCIe lanes. Seco’s μQ7-BT-J uses the same half-size, 70 x 40mm μQseven form factor adopted by its earlier µQ7-T30, µQ7-i.MX6, and µq7-OMAP5 computer-on-modules. This is the first μQseven module we’ve seen with […]

Dueling NUC mini-PCs run Ubuntu on Broadwell

Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:32:23 PM
ZaReason and System76 have each launched Intel NUC style mini-PCs running Ubuntu on 5th Gen. Intel Core “Broadwell” processors, starting at about $500. ZaReason and System76 have been competing in the pre-configured Linux laptop and PC market for years. Now, the companies are going head to head with the ZaReason Zini 1550 and System76 Meerkat, […]

New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 07:47:35 PM
At IDF Shenzhen, Intel announced a rugged IoT version of the Atom x3 smartphone SoC, with built-in cellular radios and supporting both Linux and Android. Intel introduced the Atom x3 (Sofia) system-on-chips, along with more powerful, 14nm-fabricated “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 models, at Mobile World Congress in early March. Some of the x3 […]

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