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Whiskey Lake thin Mini-ITX SBC boasts eight USB ports

Wednesday 19th of August 2020 06:59:56 PM
Advantech’s AIMB-233 is a thin Mini-ITX SBC that runs Linux on 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPUs. The board serves up 32GB DDR4 DRAM, triple HDMI displays support, 2x GbE, 8x USB, 3x SATA III and -20 to 70°C operation temp. Advantech has released its AIMB-233, a low-profile industrial-grade thin Mini-ITX SBC. The AIMB-233 is powered […]

Assortment of tech solutions enable the Smart Home

Wednesday 19th of August 2020 06:20:00 PM
(Circuit Cellar article) From preventive maintenance for appliances to voice-controlled lighting, the subsystems that comprise a modern Smart Home continue to evolve. Providing the building blocks for these implementations, IC vendors are keeping pace with specialized MCUs, sensors platforms and embedded software to meet diverse requirements.

Apollo Lake thin clients come pre-integrated with IGEL OS

Tuesday 18th of August 2020 08:23:18 PM
OnLogic’s new pair of Apollo Lake thin client systems come pre-integrated with the IGEL Linux OS. The ISL200 is an ultra-compact 82 x 34 x 115mm system, while the larger ISL200 has a rugged design with -25 to 70°C temp. range. OnLogic has released its first two systems as part of the new IGEL Ready […]

PCIe expansion board packs in 6 PoE ports

Monday 17th of August 2020 08:39:35 PM
IEI’s GPOE-6P-R10 is a PCIe expansion board with 6x PoE x10/100/1000BaseT(X) PoE ports, supported by IEI’s GPOE Management Tools. The 21.69 x 169.44 x 106.65mm card has its own heatsink and fan. IEI has released the GPOE-6P-R10, a new board in its GPOE series of power-over-Ethernet (PoE) expansion cards. In comparison with IEI’s previous GPOE-2P […]

Wandboard IMX8M-Plus SBC debuts AI-enabled i.MX8M Plus

Friday 14th of August 2020 08:36:38 PM
TechNexion’s “Wandboard IMX8M-Plus” SBC runs Linux or Android on NXP’s new i.MX8M Plus with 2.3-TOPS NPU. Pre-orders go for $134 with 2GB RAM or $159 with 4GB and WiFi/BT, both with 32GB and M.2 with NVMe. In January, NXP announced its i.MX8M Plus — its first i.MX8 SoC with an NPU for AI acceleration — […]

Using small PCs in new ways

Friday 14th of August 2020 07:48:18 PM
(Circuit Cellar article) Even simple MCU-based projects often require some sort of front panel interface. These days however, you can buy small devices such as mini PCs and tablet computers and adapt them to fill those interfacing roles. In this article, Wolfgang steps you through the options and issues involved in connecting such PC-based devices […]

Snapdragon 410 based 96Boards CE SBC gets an upgrade

Friday 14th of August 2020 03:58:25 PM
Geniatech has launched a Linux-ready, $109 “Developer Board 4 V3” compliant with 96Boards CE that offers a Snapdragon 410E, GbE, 3x USB, 802.11ac, GPS, and-25 to 70°C support. Geniatech has released a V3 edition of its 96Boards CE form-factor Developer Board 4 SBC, the third update of the Development Board IV we covered back in […]

Xavier NX and Nano carriers include six-cam board and a dual Jetson system

Thursday 13th of August 2020 08:55:56 PM
Auvidea has launched several carrier boards and systems for the Jetson Xavier NX and Nano: a JN34 with 6x FPD-Link III camera interfaces, JNX22 and JNX30 boards with PoE support, and a ES-JNX80/ES-J180 system for dual, mix-and-match Jetson modules. Back in February, we covered Auvidea’s JN30A and JN30B carriers for Nvidia’s Jetson TX1, TX2, and […]

Indoor air quality HAT for Raspberry Pi boasts high-res TVOC sensor

Thursday 13th of August 2020 05:48:39 PM
Avnet’s $49.95 “Renesas ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality HAT for Raspberry Pi” can be used to measure volatile organic compounds, humidity, and temperature, as well as estimate carbon dioxide levels. Avnet has launched a Renesas ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality HAT for Raspberry Pi (AES-RHSEN-ZM44-G) that joins other indoor air quality measurement add-ons for the Pi including […]

Tiny module and dev kit run RT Linux on STM32MP1

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 08:48:03 PM
Exor’s 25.4 x 25.4mm, extended temp “NanoSOM nS02” module runs real-time Linux and its XPlatform industrial IoT software on a soldered, 800MHz STM32MP157 with up to 1GB DDR3L and 32GB eMMC. An “OpenHMI nS02” dev kit with 5-inch touchscreen is optional. Italian embedded technology firm Exor Embedded has launched a NanoSOM nS02 module that runs […]

Whiskey Lake computer has PoE and optional PCIe x4 AI accelerators

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 05:15:50 PM
IEI’s rugged, Linux-ready “DRPC-230-ULT5” DIN-rail system runs on 8th Gen U-series CPUs with 3x GbE, up to 6x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 6x COM, SATA, DP, HDMI, mini-PCIe, M.2, and optional PCIe x4 with Myriad X-based AI cards. IEI has launched three fanless DRPC-230-ULT5 embedded computers with DIN-rail mounting that run Linux or Win 10 […]

Mini-PC and SBC build on Whiskey Lake

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 04:57:30 PM
Supermicro’s 3.5-inch “X11SWN-H-WOHS” SBC and “SYS-E100-9W-H” mini-PC based it feature an 8th Gen UE-series CPU, HDMI and DP, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, 2x GbE, and 3x M.2. Supermicro has launched a fanless, 8th Gen Whiskey Lake SBC and mini-PC. The SYS-E100-9W-H mini-PC (or SuperServer E100-9W-H), which was reported on by Fanless Tech, is certified only […]

Under $100 kit clusters five Raspberry Pi SBCs

Monday 10th of August 2020 09:28:15 PM
8086 Consultancy’s $99 “ClusterCTRL Stack” board-set enables clustering of up to 5x Raspberry Pi boards with support for a 12-24V power supply and dual 5V fans. You can also 3D print a case. 8086 Consultancy has launched a Raspberry Pi clustering kit on Tindie for $99. The ClusterCTRL Stack comprises a controller board and passive […]

Tough Apollo Lake box offers IP40 protection

Friday 7th of August 2020 07:51:07 PM
Axiomtek’s rugged, IP40-protected “eBOX626-311-FL” embedded PC runs Linux or Win 10 on Apollo Lake with 2x GbE, 6x USB, 3x serial, SATA, mSATA dual mini-PCIe, and wide range power. Axiomtek announced a fanless, Intel Apollo Lake based embedded computer that supports Linux, Win 10 IoT, and the company’s AMS.AXView remote monitoring software. The eBOX626-311-FL is […]

First Tiger Lake SBCs emerge

Friday 7th of August 2020 03:03:55 PM
Aaeon and Kontron are prepping 3.5-inch SBCs — and Advantech will offer a 2.5-incher — that debut Intel’s 11th Gen, 10nm Tiger Lake CPUs. The 15-28W TDP Tiger Lake offers better graphics than Ice Lake, including support for up to 4x 4K displays. Intel’s recent announcement of an additional six months delay in delivering 7nm […]

Linux-driven Home Assistant smart hub starts at $219

Thursday 6th of August 2020 08:58:04 PM
zPoint Products has gone to Indiegogo to pitch an open source, cloudless “BaHa Box” smart hub starting at $219 that runs Linux and Home Assistant on an Allwinner H2+ or i.MX6 ULL with 2x USB, 10/100 LAN, WiFi/BT, and optional Zigbee and Z-Wave. Delta, Canada based zPoint Products, a spin-off of TechSol (Technical Solutions Inc), […]

Datasheet: PC/104 Boards

Thursday 6th of August 2020 04:44:37 PM
(Circuit Cellar article) With roots that grew from the ISA-bus era, PC/104 has grown into an embedded board-level form factor suited to the PCI Express landscape. This Datasheet section updates readers on this technology trend and provides a product album of representative PC/104 and PC/104 family SBCs.

Apollo Lake industrial mini-PC supports Linux

Friday 31st of July 2020 03:32:56 PM
Vecow’s Linux-ready, -40 to 75°C tolerant “SPC-4010C” industrial mini-PC is built around a dual-core Apollo Lake SoC with up to 8GB RAM, 2x GbE, SATA, HDMI, 4x USB, and 2x mini-PCIe with SIM card and mSATA. Vecow announced a minor revision to its Apollo Lake based SPC-4010 mini-PC called the SPC-4010C. If you already know […]

Ubuntu-driven Coffee Lake AI system features Myriad X, FPGA, and PoE add-ons

Thursday 30th of July 2020 07:22:21 PM
IEI’s “FLEX AIoT Dev. Kit” runs Ubuntu on a 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake with 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, 4x SATA, 3x M.2, PCIe x4, and 2x PCIe x8 slots with optional Mustang cards with Myriad X VPUs and more. IEI Integration has launched high-end edge AI computer that runs a “pre-validated” Ubuntu 18.04 […]

Kontron debuts hardened OpenWrt stack on new rolling stock computer

Thursday 30th of July 2020 03:07:02 PM
Kontron’s fanless EN50155-certified “SR-TRACe-G40x” railway server and router runs a hardened, new hypervisor based on OpenWrt called SEC-Line on a Skylake or Apollo Lake CPU and offers 2x SATA, 2x GbE, LTE, WiFi, and GNSS. Kontron unveiled an “edge data processing router/server gateway” for the rail industry based on 6th Gen Core or Apollo Lake […]

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