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Verdin i.MX8M Mini module gains customizable carrier for edge AI

Thursday 7th of May 2020 05:52:19 PM
Gumstix has launched a $145 “Verdin EdgeAI” carrier for Toradex’s Linux-driven, $138 Verdin i.MX8M Mini module. The board has an M.2 slot designed for an Google card equipped with its Edge TPU, and supports customization within the Geppetto service. Gumstix has opened $145 pre-orders for its Verdin EdgeAI carrier board for Toradex’s Verdin iMX8M Mini […]

Linux-driven modules light up i.MX8X and i.MX8M Mini and Nano

Wednesday 6th of May 2020 09:36:06 PM
TQ-Embedded is launching a “TQMa8Xx” and SMARC form-factor “TQMa8XxS” module that run Linux on NXP’s i.MX8X. TQ is also deploying a i.MX8M Mini/Nano based “TQMa8MxML” LGA module. TQ-Embedded, the embedded unit at Germany-based TQ-Systems, has launched several modules that run Linux on NXP’s i.MX8 processors. The company just announced two new modules — the TQMa8Xx […]

Raspberry Pi based dev kit opens up HART-IP field communications

Tuesday 5th of May 2020 08:25:42 PM
FieldComm’s “HART-IP Developer Kit” combines a RPi 3B+, a WaveShare High-Precision AD/DA Board, a DLSRKIT PoE HAT, and open source software for exploring the HART-IP field instrumentation comm protocol. The FieldComm Group has announced a HART-IP Developer Kit built around the Raspberry Pi for evaluation, demonstrating, and prototyping devices that use HART-IP, the company’s IP-enabled […]

Panel PC prescribed for medical HMI

Monday 4th of May 2020 06:41:44 PM
Advantech’s Linux-ready, Apollo Lake based “HIT-507” panel PC for healthcare HMI has a 7-inch, P-CAP touchscreen and options including a camera, handset, PoE, and readers for barcode, Smart Card, and RFID/NFC. Advantech has launched a 7-inch, panel PC for medical HMI applications. The HIT-507 is available in VESA or open-frame mounting and supports installation in […]

Compulab’s embedded Tensor-PCs take modularity to the extreme

Monday 4th of May 2020 01:27:23 PM
CompuLab is launching a line of fanless “Tensor-PC” systems starting with an Intel 9th Gen “I20A” model with a choice of multiple sizes and enclosures plus a variety of optional open source “Tensor Element” modules for storage, power, I/O, and networking. Compulab is re-inventing its fanless, embedded PC product line with a highly modular Tensor-PC […]

3.5-inch Whiskey Lake SBC ships with Ubuntu image

Thursday 30th of April 2020 08:39:28 PM
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “MIO-5373” SBC runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPU and offers up to 32GB DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, triple display support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x M.2, and MI/O expansion. The MIO-5373 follows a long list of other 3.5-inch SBCs with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake […]

Raspberry Pi gains 12MP camera with optional C and CS lenses

Thursday 30th of April 2020 03:17:19 PM
Raspberry Pi Ltd. has launched a $50 “High Quality Camera” for the Raspberry Pi. The 12.3-megapixel, HD camera ships with optional 6mm CS-mount ($25) and 16mm C-mount ($50) lenses. Raspberry Pi Ltd. has sold 1.7 million units of its circa 2016, 8-megapixel v2 Raspberry Pi Camera after discontinuing its original 5-megapixel camera. Raspberry Pi has […]

Snapdragon 660 module has tiny LGA form factor

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 07:58:03 PM
Smart Wireless’ LGA form-factor “Inforce 6503 SoM” for compact 4K display and camera applications runs Android 8.1 on a Snapdragon 660 with 3GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, 802.11ac, BT 5.0, GNSS, and an optional carrier board. Smart Wireless Computing, which prior to last year’s acquisition by Smart Global Holdings was known as Inforce Computing, has announced […]

Stackable Raspberry Pi add-on has four switched relays

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 06:19:15 PM
Sequent Microsystems has launched a $20 “4-Relay” add-on for the Raspberry Pi with four line-switching relays for loads of up to 10A and 250V. The cards can stack up to 8x high for 32 switched relays. Sequent Microsystems has won Kickstarter funding for a Raspberry Pi add-on card designed to switch multiple lights or appliances. […]

Linux-powered dev kit debuts AI-enabled Cortex-A7 camera SoC

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 03:40:50 PM
Sochip has launched a $440 V831 development kit for the new Allwinner V831 IP Camera SoC. The Linux-driven, single Cortex-A8 SoC supports H.265 encoding of single HD or lower-res dual-stream video, and features a 0.2-TOPS NPU. Sochip collaborates with Allwinner on Allwinner-branded low-power camera SoCs such as the 1.2GHz, single Cortex-A7 Allwinner S3 found on […]

SparkFun launches robotics and display pHATs

Monday 27th of April 2020 04:00:57 PM
SparkFun has launched two pHATs for the Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, and Google Coral: The Auto pHAT offers robotics motor and servo controls and an IMU while the Top pHAT has a 2.3-inch color display plus LEDs, buttons, mic, and speaker for ML prototyping. Boulder, Colorado based SparkFun announced a $29.95 Auto pHAT for robotics […]

New Banana Pi SBCs slim down for low-power IoT

Friday 24th of April 2020 08:29:57 PM
Banana Pi’s “BPI-F2P” SBC runs Linux on a quad -A7 SunPlus SP7021 and offers dual LAN with PoE plus 40-pin GPIO. Also new is a “BPI-EAI80 AIoT” SBC with a dual Cortex-M4 Edgeless EAI80 MCU with 300-GOPS NPU. SinoVoip’s Banana Pi project has posted specs for its second development board based on SunPlus Technology’s SP7021 […]

Edge AI mini-PC spins up Nvidia’s Xavier NX

Friday 24th of April 2020 04:38:27 PM
CTI’s compact “Rudi-NX” embedded computer runs Linux on a Jetson Xavier NX module for up to 21 TOPS AI at 15W. Features include 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x M.2 with NVMe, 4x GMSL cam inputs, and -20 to 80°C support. Guelph, Ontario based Connect Tech Inc. (CTI) recently announced the Rudi-NX Embedded System along […]

Rough, tough Coffee Lake system is totally upfront with its I/O

Friday 24th of April 2020 02:57:36 PM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX640-521-FL” computer runs Linux or Win 10 on 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with all front facing I/O including dual displays, 6x USB, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, 2x serial, mini-PCIe and M.2, and “flexible I/O.” Over the last year, Axiomtek has launched rugged, fanless, Intel Coffee Lake based embedded computers including the […]

Embedded Linux Conference goes virtual at $50 a pop

Thursday 23rd of April 2020 06:59:02 PM
[Updated: April 27] — The Linux Foundation has posted the schedule for a virtual online version of the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2020. Registration for the interactive, June 29 to July 2 event will cost $50. In March when Arrow announced its free, online-only Embedded to Go conference, which took […]

Odroid-C4 could be the Odroid you’re looking for

Thursday 23rd of April 2020 03:53:51 PM
Hardkernel has launched a $50 “Odroid-C4” SBC that runs Linux or Android on a 2GHz, quad Cortex-A55 Amlogic S905X3 with 4GB DDR4, an eMMC slot, 4x USB 3.0, GbE and HDMI, and a 40-pin GPIO. Hardkernel’s new open-spec Raspberry Pi 4 competitor and lookalike is the first community-backed SBC we’ve seen to integrate Amlogic’s new […]

Gaming computers run Linux on Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 08:01:25 PM
EFCO’s “EGL8650” and “EGL8600” gaming computers run Linux or Win 10 on a Ryzen Embedded R1000 and offer triple 4K displays, gaming security, and in the case of the EGL8650, a JAMMA connector. There is also a V1000-based EGL8550 model. All around the world casinos are largely shuttered due to the coronavirus, but the slots […]

Router with open Linux stack adds IPS firewall and cellular backup

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 03:37:00 PM
The “Roqos Core RC20” router runs on an open source Debian 10 stack with VPN, DPI, IPS firewall, cellular redundancy, and other continually updated security services. The Atom E3845-based router is equipped with 802.11ac, 4G, and 4x GbE ports. Roqos has gone to Kickstarter to launch its latest Roqos Core router for the SOHO market, […]

Dev kit unlocks secrets of 1TOPS Kendryte RISC-V chip

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 08:48:46 PM
Sipeed’s $24.90 “Sipeed MaixCube” dev kit runs FreeRTOS or Linux on a Kendryte K210 RISC-V with 1TOPS NPU via Sipeed’s M1n module. The kit has a display, camera, mic, and battery plus Grove and Sipeed’s SP-MOD interfaces. Sipeed has gone to Seeed to open $24.90 pre-orders for a Sipeed MaixCube development kit based on its […]

Compact embedded PCs run Linux on the Jetson Nano, NX, and Xavier

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 05:03:23 PM
[Updated: April 22] — Aaeon is prepping a compact, Jetson Xavier NX-based “Boxer-8251AI” embedded PC based on a recent Jetson Nano-based “Boxer-8221AI.” Also in the works is a larger “Boxer-8240AI” system based on the AGX Xavier with 4x PoE ports. Aaeon has posted preliminary product pages for Boxer-8251AI and Boxer-8240AI embedded computers, which run Linux […]

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (pillow, ruby-kramdown, wpa, and xrdp), Fedora (ark and rpki-client), Gentoo (apache, ark, global, gthumb, and iproute2), openSUSE (chromium, grub2, java-11-openjdk, libX11, and opera), Red Hat (bind, chromium-browser, java-1.7.1-ibm, java-1.8.0-ibm, and libvncserver), SUSE (LibVNCServer, perl-XML-Twig, thunderbird, and xen), and Ubuntu (samba).

  • Have I Been Pwned to release code base to the open source community

    Members of the general public can submit their email addresses into the Have I Been Pwned search engine to find out if they have been "pwned," and if their emails have been linked to a data breach, each one and a summary of what happened is displayed -- as well as what information has been exposed. Since its launch in 2013, Hunt has poured more resources, including time and energy, into managing the search engine over time, expanding the service to include domain monitoring and breach alerts. At the heart, one main operator isn't enough to ensure future scalability or sustainability, and with this in mind, Hunt previously attempted to find a buyer to help expand his life's work. Unfortunately, the merger and/or acquisition process failed, and so Hunt has decided to pursue another alternative -- opening up the Have I Been Pwned code base to the open source community.

  • Researcher Demonstrates Several Zoom Vulnerabilities at DEF CON 28

    Popular video conferencing app Zoom has addressed several security vulnerabilities, two of which affect its Linux client that could have allowed an attacker with access to a compromised system to read and exfiltrate Zoom user data—and even run stealthy malware as a sub-process of a trusted application. According to cybersecurity researcher Mazin Ahmed, who presented his findings at DEF CON 2020 yesterday, the company also left a misconfigured development instance exposed that wasn't updated since September 2019, indicating the server could be susceptible to flaws that were left unpatched.

Red Hat/Fedora Leftovers

  • Fedora Nest 2020

    This year Flock did not happen due to COVID-19, and in its place, Fedora Nest happened. After many events I’ve seen going virtual in the last few months, I was skeptical. I was yet to see an acceptable online platform to run events. I was wrong on the platform. Fedora Nest used Hopin , which is by far the best platform for events I’ve seen so far. Don’t get your expectations too high, though, because when I say the best one I’ve seen so far, only means that it is usable, and it does not mean in any way that is on par of real conferences. I might be a weird being, but I find traveling relaxing, so I usually add to the joy of the conference the pleasure of traveling. In addition to this, at conferences, I find myself to connect with people - sometimes briefly, sometimes more deeply - and this does not occur in online events. For those reasons, I really hope we will be able to soon go back to in-person conferences.

  • Miroslav Suchý: Nest 2020 - my notes

    This year, we had Nest conference instead of traditional Flock, which has been canceled due to COVID. The conference happened purely remotely over the Hopin video conference. This was good and bad. The good is that we saved a lot on traveling and that it happened at all. It would be bad if it was canceled. The bad part was that I found it hard to focus on the conference. There are too many distractions at home. It was much harder to socialize. And a lot of people had issues either with microphone or internet upload. It was sometimes hard to follow. The conference was organized mostly for US folks, and therefore some sessions were very late in my timezone.

  • Btrfs by default status updates, 2020-08-09
  • Fedora Btrfs Activity Continues - New Options To Control Discard, Compression

    Fedora developers continue embracing the work on making the Btrfs file-system the default for F33 desktop variants. Their latest progress report indicates new installation options being wired up for the Btrfs support. A new Anaconda Kickstart install configuration knob is being added for setting the async discard behavior for solid-state drives. This configuration option will simply set the Btrfs DISCARD option to be enabled by default per the /etc/fstab options. They are still weighing whether to make it the default or more than likely that default transition would be next year for Fedora 34.

  • “To be, or not to be,” vulnerable… How customers and partners can understand and track Red Hat security vulnerabilities

    That is the question. Yes, I believe William Shakespeare was thinking about container security when he began Act 3 of Hamlet. He probably scanned his Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI) 8 container with multiple vulnerability scanners, and with "the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks", noticed each report told him something different. One report said his container had a vulnerability, another indicated the vulnerability was patched, and another didn’t even show the vulnerability. As Hamlet contemplates his fate, it’s no wonder he says: "With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action." In other words, he rips up the reports and does nothing! In many ways our customers are experiencing the same vulnerability inconsistencies as Hamlet. But unlike our hero’s tragic fate, there is some good news: Red Hat is working with independent software vendors (ISVs) to help drive vulnerability consistency for both Red Hat and our partners.

  • Kubernetes and the hybrid cloud with Skupper

    DevNation Tech Talks are hosted by the Red Hat technologists who create our products. These sessions include real solutions plus code and sample projects to help you get started. In this talk, you’ll learn about Kubernetes and the hybrid cloud with Skupper from Ted Ross and Burr Sutter.

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