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Compact module runs on Ryzen V1000

Wednesday 16th of September 2020 04:37:02 PM
Axiomtek’s Linux-ready “CEM130” COM Express Compact Type 6 module provides a Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC with up to 32GB DDR4 and support for quad displays, 2x SATA, 7x PCIe, 9x USB, and -20 to 60°C operation. Axiomtek, which has previously tapped AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC in a 3.5-inch CAPA13R SBC and DSP600-211 signage player, […]

Modules and dev kits run Linux on 2.3-TOPS equipped i.MX8M Plus

Wednesday 16th of September 2020 03:25:33 PM
Variscite’s “VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS” and smaller “DART-MX8M-PLUS” modules run Linux or Android on NXP’s AI-enabled i.MX8M Plus with up to 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, and optional dev kits. Variscite has launched some of the first embedded boards to support NXP’s i.MX8M Plus, an up to quad-core, Cortex-A53 SoC running at 1.8GHz and equipped with a 2.3-TOPs […]

Raspberry Pi lookalike showcases i.MX8M Mini

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 09:06:23 PM
Avnet’s $72.50 “MaaxBoard Mini” SBC offers Linux and Android images to run on an i.MX8M Mini with 2GB DDR4, GbE, 4x USB 2.0, MIPI DSI- and -CSI, WiFi/BT, and 40-pin GPIO. A year ago, Avnet’s Embest unit launched a $60 MaaXBoard SBC featuring NXP’s i.MX8M. We missed the company’s July announcement of the promised, i.MX8M […]

SiFive to demo PC running new RISC-V SoC and unveil next-gen AI SoC

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 05:29:17 PM
SiFive will soon demo a Linux-driven, RISC-V based “FU740” SoC powering a PC and will unveil a new superscalar AI core. Interest in RISC-V is likely to increase if Nvidia completes its $40 billion acquisition of Arm. At the Linley Fall Virtual Processor Conference starting Oct. 20, SiFive CTO Yunsup Lee will unveil a Linux-driven […]

Comet Lake-S systems provide PoE+ and optional PCIe or PCI

Monday 14th of September 2020 06:06:06 PM
Vecow’s rugged “ECX-2200/2100 Series” embedded computers run Linux or Win 10 on 10th Gen Comet-Lake-S CPUs with up to 64GB DDR4, 2x SATA, 2x or 6x GbE with optional PoE+, 3x M.2, and PCI or PCIe x16 slots. Vecow announced six embedded computers that follow its similarly 10th Gen Comet-Lake-S based ECX-2000 Series. The ECX-2200/2100 […]

Fifth gen Banana Pi goes Amlogic

Monday 14th of September 2020 02:36:27 PM
SinoVoip’s Raspberry Pi-style “Banana Pi BPI-M5” SBC runs Android or Linux on a quad-core -A55 Amlogic S905X3 and offers 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, GbE and HDMI, and 40-pin GPIO. SinoVoip has posted specs for an upcoming, yet to be priced Banana Pi BPI-M5 SBC with the same Amlogic S905X3 SoC and many […]

Schedule posted for virtual Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Friday 11th of September 2020 06:00:23 PM
The Linux Foundation announced its schedule for its Oct. 26-29 Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2020 Virtual Experience. Registration is $50. Keynotes and presentation listings have been posted for the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2020 Virtual Experience, scheduled for Oct. 26-29. Like the North American edition, held June […]

Board-level solutions dress for IoT duty

Friday 11th of September 2020 05:29:00 PM
(Circuit Cellar article) For applications where ruggedness is a requirement, board-level IoT solutions provide the kind of compact connectivity needed for the IoT edge. Board vendors have rolled out a variety of products designed to serve IoT implementation needs. These range from high compute-density boards to compact solutions for space constrained applications.

Arm Linux version of J-Link debugger lets the Raspberry Pi play host

Friday 11th of September 2020 03:47:53 PM
Segger has ported its J-Link debugging software to Arm Linux hardware such as the Raspberry Pi for use with its J-Link Debug Probes. The news follows the release of the compatible Eclipse Embedded CDT for Arm and RISC-V. The Raspberry Pi and other Arm Linux gizmos have long been supported as targets by development platforms […]

Coffee Lake signage system offers triple HDMI 2.0 and M.2

Thursday 10th of September 2020 09:09:21 PM
Nexcom’s “NDiS B560” embedded signage PC runs Linux or Win 10 on 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs and offers triple 4K displays via HDMI 2.0 plus 2x GbE, 6x USB 3.0, and 3x M.2 with 5G support. Nexcom announced a Coffee Lake-based embedded system aimed at signage applications. The NDiS B560 runs Linux […]

Apollo Lake system certified for LTE and WiFi

Thursday 10th of September 2020 08:18:17 PM
Lanner’s Linux-ready, Apollo Lake based “LEC-7242” computer ships with 64GB, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, DP and HDMI, and M.2 and mini-PCIe with SIMs. The system is CE, FCC, and PTCRB certified for WiFi and LTE. Lanner announced a LEC-7242 “industrial environment gateway” for IoT/IIoT edge, wireless security, and multi-site management. Like its larger LEC-6041 […]

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX board features four USB 3.0 ports

Thursday 10th of September 2020 04:13:05 PM
Axiomtek’s Apollo Lake based, 100 x 72mm “PICO317” SBC packs in 4x USB 3.0 ports, including a pair of Type-C ports, plus SATA, GbE, HDMI, LVDS, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 70°C support. The PICO317 is the latest of a series of Axiomtek Pico-ITX boards with an Intel Apollo Lake processor, including the PICO-319 from 2019 […]

Tiny $10 module runs Linux on Cortex-A7 SoC

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 08:43:09 PM
SigmaStar’s $10 “IDO-SOM2D01” compute module runs Linux on its dual-core -A7 SSD201 SoC with built-in 64MB DDR2. The module offers 128MB to 2GB flash, dual LAN controllers, WiFi/BT, and an HD ready DSI interface. Chinese SoC manufacturer SigmaStar, a spinoff from MStar when it was acquired by MediaTek, has released a 29.5 x 29.5 compute […]

Networking SBC boasts 2.5GbE, GbE with PoE and optional 5G and WiFi 6

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 02:32:48 PM
Wally’s $200 “DR6018 v2” router SBC runs Linux on a quad -A53 Qualcomm IPQ6010 and features 2.5GbE, 3x GbE, GbE with PoE, and 2x M.2 and SIM slots for 4G/5G and 802.11ax (WiFi 6). When Wally’s Communications launched its DR6018 router board in May, company reps noted it was a prototype that would be improved […]

Xavier NX carrier features triple M.2 slots

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 09:25:08 PM
Aetina’s “AN810-XNX” carrier for the Jetson Xavier NX offers GbE, HDMI, 120-pin CSI-2, 3x USB, -20 to 70℃ support, and 3x M.2 slots. Aetina has launched the first carrier board we have seen for Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier NX module that provides 3x M.2 expansion slots. Certified for Microsoft Azure IoT, the AN810-XNX is designed for […]

Linux-driven i.MX6ULL IoT gateway offers mini-PCIe and CANBus too

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 06:43:04 PM
Artila’s DIN-rail mountable “Matrix-752” IoT gateway runs Linux on an i.MX6 ULL with 16GB eMMC, 2x LAN, 2x serial, USB OTG, isolated CAN and DIO, and mini-PCIe with micro-SIM. Artila Electronics has launched a variation on the Matrix-750 introduced earlier this year. Like that model, the Matrix-752 runs Linux 4.19x on NXP’s 800MHz, Cortex-A7 based […]

Automotive HAT offers CANBus and 12V-5V converter

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 02:39:55 PM
TJD’s $80 “CarPiHat” is an automotive HAT designed to work with the Raspberry Pi focused OpenAuto Pro head unit software. It provides a 12V-5V buck converter, dual 12V outputs, CANBus, isolated GPIO, and more. UK-based automotive engineer TJD has developed a Raspberry Pi HAT that works with OpenAuto Pro custom head-unit software for the Pi […]

Fanless Ryzen Embedded system supports Ubuntu

Monday 7th of September 2020 03:24:18 PM
Ibase’s fanless, Ubuntu-ready “ASB200-918” embedded PC runs on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 and offers up to 32GB DDR4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x GbE, 5x USB, 4x COM, and 2x M.2 including NVMe support. Ibase announced a compact, semi-rugged embedded computer built around its 3.5-inch IB918 SBC with a choice of four AMD Ryzen […]

Linux Foundation takes on climate change

Friday 4th of September 2020 01:35:04 PM
The Linux Foundation announced that it will launch an LF Climate Finance Foundation initiative to encourage investment in AI-enhanced open source analytics to address climate change. Task number one: build an “OS-Climate” risk modeling platform for investors. As the world grapples with pressing issues such as Covid-19, the climate continues to grow hotter and more […]

Cortex-R82 runs 64-bit Linux with up to 1TB RAM

Thursday 3rd of September 2020 08:50:25 PM
Arm unveiled a 64-bit, real-time capable Cortex-R82 processor aimed at high-end storage controllers that offers an optional MMU to run full Linux distributions with support up to 1TB DRAM and optional Neon for ML workloads. Arm announced its first 64-bit, Linux-capable Cortex-R MCU to enable more advanced storage controllers. The Cortex-R82 offers greater speed, lower […]

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