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Open source COM runs mainline Linux on Microchip SAMA5D2 SiP

4 hours 30 min ago
Microchip unveiled an open source, mainline Linux ready “SAMA5D27 SOM” module based on a SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D27 SoC with 128MB RAM. The 40 x 38mm module is also available with a SOM1-EK1 dev board. Long before it was acquired by Microchip Technology, Atmel has been producing a line of Linux-focused, Cortex-A5 based […]

Fanless, Atom-based mini-PC offers stackable expansion

Monday 19th of February 2018 09:47:34 PM
ADL’s rugged, 94 x 86 x 58mm “ADLEPC-1520” mini-PC runs Linux or Windows on dual- or quad-core Bay Trail Atom SoCs, and offers 2x GbE, 2x SATA-ready M.2 sockets, and a choice of stackable PCIe I/O boards. ADL Embedded Solutions lists the ADLEPC-1520’s dimensions as a mere 3.7 x 3.4 x 2.3 inches, which would […]

Rugged, Linux-friendly industrial PC serves up dual PCI or PCIe slots

Monday 19th of February 2018 06:48:50 PM
Axiomtek’s “IPC962-511-FL” industrial computer offers 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, an extended temperature range, 2x swappable SATA drives, 2x PCI or PCIe expansion slots, and a choice of serial and DIO I/O configurations. Axiomtek’s new IPC962-511-FL that follows the rugged design tradition and multiple PCI/PCIe expansion options of other Intel-based IPC computers, such as […]

Real-time Linux based automation controller supports up to 16 I/O modules

Friday 16th of February 2018 07:27:46 PM
Opto 22 announced its first Linux-based automation controller: a rugged “Groov EPIC” system that runs real-time Linux on a quad-core ARM SoC, and supports process and machine control, SCADA/RTU, and industrial IoT edge gateway applications. Increasingly, industrial equipment manufacturers must not only compete on features, but also meet their clients’ need to attract the best […]

Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Friday 16th of February 2018 01:30:52 AM
Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC. Advantech has posted a preliminary product page for a SOM-5871 module that […]

i.MX6 UL based COM/SBC hybrid has FPGA with programmable ZPU core

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 11:50:48 PM
Technologic’s rugged, open-spec “TS-4100” COM/SBC hybrid runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers a microSD slot, 4GB eMMC, a micro-USB OTG port, optional WiFi/BT and baseboard, and an FPGA with a programmable ZPU core for offloading real-time tasks. Technologic Systems has begun sampling its first i.MX6 UL (UltraLite) based board, which is also its […]

Fanless, Linux-friendly Kaby Lake mini-tower drives seven 4K displays

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 11:57:49 PM
Compulab’s rugged “Airtop2” mini-tower runs Linux Mint or Win 10 on a Xeon E3-1275 or Core i7-7700 CPU with optional Nvidia Quadro P4000 graphics plus up to 64GB DDR4, a 6-drive NVMe/SATA subsystem, up to 7x display ports, and optional M.2 and FACE modules. Fanless computing designs are fairly straightforward if you’re running an ARM […]

Rugged module and dev kit run Linux on octa-core Renesas SoC

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 08:49:18 PM
Emtrion’s Linux-friendly “emCON-RZ/G1H” module features an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, up to 32GB eMMC, dual CAN interfaces, and extended temperature support, and is available with a carrier board. Like iWave’s Qseven form factor iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7 computer-on-module, Emtrion’s emCON-RZ/G1H taps the Renesas RZ/G1H SoC (model R8A7742), which combines 4x 1.4GHz Cortex-A15 cores, 4x 780MHz Cortex-A7 cores and […]

Add-on board brings BACnet building control to the Raspberry Pi

Monday 12th of February 2018 07:11:25 PM
Contemporary Controls is launching a “BASpi” Raspberry Pi add-on that supports the BACnet building control standard and Sedona Framework, and provides 6x relay outputs and 6x inputs, including analog, temp, contact closure, pulse, and resistance inputs. Home automation is a new phenomenon compared to more established building automation technology, which largely follows the BACnet (Building […]

IoT prototyping board for Raspberry Pi has a mobile/cloud IFTTT app

Monday 12th of February 2018 04:48:52 PM
GraspIO’s “Cloudio” IoT prototyping add-on board for the Raspberry Pi includes a 1-inch OLED display, sensors, 6x I/Os, and a servo, and is controlled using a mobile/cloud-based drag-and-drop app with IFTTT and voice support. Bangalore (Bengaluru), India based GraspIO (Grasp IO Innovations) has partnered with Premier Farnell to manufacturer and distribute its new Cloudio prototyping […]

Tough, Atom-based box PC supports EtherCAT

Friday 9th of February 2018 09:41:29 PM
Taicenn’s Linux-ready “TBOX-4000” industrial box PC provides an Atom D2550, dual GbE ports with EtherCAT support, mSATA, optional wireless, and shock, vibration, and extended temperature resistance. Shenzhen based Taicenn Technology has launched a rugged industrial computer that runs Linux or Windows on an old school Intel Atom D2550 “Cedar Trail” processor with dual 1.86GHz cores, […]

Project crowdfunds effort to bring Allwinner VPU support to the Linux kernel

Friday 9th of February 2018 07:22:30 PM
Free Electrons changed its name to Bootlin, and funded a Kickstarter campaign to bring support for the Allwinner VPU to the Linux kernel, building upon earlier work done in collaboration with the Linux Sunxi community called sunxi-cedrus. It’s been a long hard slog to improve Linux support on Allwinner’s ARM-based SoCs, and now a French […]

Skylake box PCs ship with medical certifications

Friday 9th of February 2018 05:43:59 PM
Wincomm announced a pair of Intel 6th Gen based “WPC-766” medical box PCs with IEC-60601-1 electromagnetic certification, 6x COM, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x mini-PCIe, including a WPC-766E model with PCIe x16 expansion. Wincomm’s WPC-766 and WPC-766E computers are billed as medical box PCs, despite having a feature set much like other fanless, […]

Automation controller debuts Linux-based PLCnext software

Thursday 8th of February 2018 10:25:08 PM
Phoenix Contact’s rugged, dual Cortex-A9 based “PLCnext AXC F 2152” controller for its Axioline F I/O field bus is the first field controller designed to run Phoenix’s Linux-based PLCnext control stack, which enables PLC control using high-level languages. Today’s embedded engineers have a wider breadth of tech knowledge than their parents’ generation, but they are […]

RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

Thursday 8th of February 2018 08:19:47 PM
The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years after SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs. It’s been two years since the open source RISC-V architecture emerged from computer labs at UC Berkeley and […]

Rugged i.MX6 UL box PC ships with open Linux source

Thursday 8th of February 2018 07:01:35 PM
MayQueen Technologies has launched a fanless “Panzer” embedded PC that runs an open source Linux stack on an NXP iMX6 UL SoC, and offers -40 to 85°C support plus LAN, WiFi, USB, VGA, serial, CAN, and mini-PCIe. Taiwanese distributor MayQueen Technologies has gone into the manufacturing business. Its first product is a Panzer industrial box […]

Atom C3000 based net appliance offers eight LAN ports

Thursday 8th of February 2018 01:16:58 AM
Advantech’s “FWA-1012VC” network appliance runs Linux on a quad- or octa-core Atom C3000 with up to 64GB DDR4, SATA III, M.2 and mini-PCIe links for 3G, LTE, and WiFi, and 6x or 8x GbE ports, two of which are optical SFP ports. Advantech’s FWA-1012VC follows a number of headless networking appliances that run Linux on […]

Open spec Linux/Android SBCs tap high-end Allwinner and Rockchip SoCs

Wednesday 7th of February 2018 07:08:48 PM
Pine64 has launched a “Pine H64” SBC for $26 to $45 featuring Allwinner’s H6 SoC, mini-PCIe, and USB 3.0. It also unveiled a Rockchip RK3399 based “RockPro64” SBC that will sell for $59 to $79 with PCIe, USB 3.0, and a USB Type-C based DisplayPort. Pine64 announced two open-spec, Linux and Android-ready boards with the […]

Mozilla’s IoT software for the Raspberry Pi gets major rev

Tuesday 6th of February 2018 10:17:17 PM
Mozilla has released an improved 0.3 version of its open source, Linux-based Things Gateway software for setting up a home automation gateway on the Raspberry Pi, featuring a new rules engine and improved voice support. In July, Mozilla announced a Project Things Internet of Things project for a decentralized open source gateway that uses standard […]

RK3399 based Odroid-N1 SBC doubles up on SATA III

Tuesday 6th of February 2018 06:54:45 PM
Hardkernel unveiled a community-backed “Odroid-N1” SBC with a Rockchip RK3399, GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports, a 40-pin GPIO, and a pair each of PCIe-based SATA III, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports. The Rockchip RK3399 juggernaut continues to roll through the open-spec single-board computer world, with Hardkernel’s Odroid project the latest to tap the hexa-core […]

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