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Raspberry Pi enters thin client mainstream

Friday 26th of May 2017 09:48:29 PM
NComputing’s “RX-HDX” thin client joins ViewSonic’s newly revised “SC-T25” as the second major Citrix HDX ready thin client based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client. In addition, ViewSonic announced a […]

Open-spec SBC and AIO mini-PC have mini-PCIe, mSATA and 7x USB ports

Friday 26th of May 2017 08:06:08 PM
CubieTech’s’s “CubieAIO-A20” SBC and mini-PC run on a WiFi/BT-ready, Allwinner A20 “Einstein-A20” COM, and offer mSATA, GbE, mini-PCIe, and 7x USB ports. CubieTech and its Cubieboard.org community site have begun selling a CubieAIO-A20 Board sandwich-style SBC which drives an all-in-one (AIO) mini-PC of the same name with a built-in 7-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen. The […]

Linux-based gizmo offers remote 3D printer control and sharing

Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:28:44 PM
The $70 “Waggle” remote controller device for 3D printers offers a mobile app with a video feed and temp controls, plus a cloud-based slicing service. A Seoul-based startup called Ateam Ventures is closing in on its $10,000 Kickstarter goal for a Waggle 3D printer controller equipped with WiFi and a 720p video camera. The early […]

Skylake industrial PC offers DDR4 and front facing I/O

Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:54:01 PM
Adlink launched a rugged, Linux-ready “MVP-5000” industrial PC with 6th Gen Core processors, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and mini-PCIe based wireless options. The MVP-5000 is a close cousin to last year’s MVP-6000, the first in Adlink’s “value line” series of rugged, fanless MVP computers, which offer much of the functionality of its MXE line […]

Quad-core x86 MinnowBoard and UP Squared SBCs begin shipping

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 09:15:52 PM
MinnowBoard.org’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Quad” and Aaeon’s UP Squared SBCs began shipping, featuring community sites and Intel SoCs running Linux and Android. On May 23, Intel-backed MinnowBoard.org and ADI Engineering began shipping the first quad-core MinnowBoard, selling for $190. The “MinnowBoard Turbo quad-core,” which was originally billed as the MinnowBoard Turbot Quad when it went on […]

Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:18:20 PM
Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeNET QPCIe board. Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to launch three fully open source LimeNET computers for software defined radio (SDR) applications. The systems run Ubuntu “Snappy” Core Linux on […]

Apollo Lake COM Express module has onboard microSD and eMMC

Monday 22nd of May 2017 09:27:45 PM
MSC’s COM Express Compact Type 6 “MSC C6C-AL” taps Intel’s Apollo Lake and offers up to 16GB DDR3L, microSD and optional eMMC, plus support for 5x PCIe slots. MSC Technologies continues to round out its line of Intel “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules with a 95 x95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 MSC C6C-AL. Like its recent […]

Intel’s “Euclid” robotics compute module on sale for $399

Sunday 21st of May 2017 07:43:11 PM
[Updated: May 22] — Intel has launched its “Euclid” robotics compute module, which runs Ubuntu on an Atom x7-Z8700, and offers a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi, and sensors. When Intel demonstrated its Intel Euclid robotics controller at last August’s Intel Developer Conference, the company gave no indication of its release date or even if it […]

Arduino shows off LoRa gateway and node shields

Saturday 20th of May 2017 10:58:56 PM
Arduino is prepping a “LoRa Gateway Kit” to bring LoRa wireless to its Linux-driven Arduino Tian, plus a “LoRa Node Kit” for the Arduino Primo. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino showcased its new Arduino LoRa Gateway and LoRa Node shields that run on Arduino boards. Due to arrive later this year, the boards […]

Arduino Cinque board taps SiFive RISC-V SoC and an ESP32 wireless chip

Saturday 20th of May 2017 05:31:31 PM
SiFive and Arduino unveiled a wireless-enabled “Arduino Cinque” board based on SiFive’s HiFive, featuring a RISC-V FE310 SoC and an ESP32 wireless SoC. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino joined with fabless RISC-V semiconductor firm SiFive to announce the first Arduino branded board using the open source RISC-V CPU architecture. There were few details […]

Compact, rugged Apollo Lake computer has swappable SATA

Friday 19th of May 2017 10:05:54 PM
Axiomtek’s tough, Linux-ready “eBOX100-312-FL” embedded computer offers a Celeron N3350 SoC, a SATA bay, and 2x mini-PCIe, HDMI, GbE, and USB 3.0 ports. The fanless, 216 x 137.65 x 44mm eBOX100-312-FL is not quite as compact as Axiomtek’s similarly rugged, Bay Trail Atom based eBOX620-841-FL and eBOX625-841-FL computers. Yet, it offers benefits such as a […]

Ubuntu-ready SMB net appliance has dual mini-PCIe slots

Friday 19th of May 2017 07:49:49 PM
Aaeon’s “FWS-2271” network appliance offers Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 16GB RAM, 4x to 6x GbE ports, 2x mini-PCIe slots, and shock/vibration resistance. The FWS-2271 network appliance for SOHO and SMB customers has updated Aaeon’s earlier Intel Braswell-based FWS-2260. Instead of Braswell, you get a choice of Intel Apollo Lake generation dual-core Celeron N3350 […]

Rugged, Linux-ready Qseven module taps Apollo Lake

Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:25:33 PM
The “MSC Q7-AL” is a Qseven COM with Intel Apollo Lake, triple display outputs, and options including -40 to 85°C support, 64GB eMMC, and a 3.5-inch carrier. MSC Technologies has spun another Apollo Lake module in the form of a 70 x 70mm, Qseven 2.1 form-factor MSC Q7-AL COM. The announcement follows other recent MSC […]

Whipping up IBM Watson voice services with OpenWhisk

Thursday 18th of May 2017 09:03:45 PM
At ELC 2017, IBM developers showed off a Raspberry Pi voice activation demo that combined IBM’s “serverless” OpenWhisk platform with Watson. With the Internet of Things, the realms of embedded Linux and enterprise computing are increasingly intertwined. Serverless computing is the latest enterprise development paradigm that device developers should tune into. This event-driven variation on […]

Latest Samsung Artik module runs Tizen RT on a Cortex-M4

Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:49:24 PM
Samsung showed off the latest Artik module: a Cortex-R4-based, 40 x 15mm “Artik 053” COM with built-in WiFi that runs Tizen 4.0’s new Tizen RT RTOS variant. As part of its Tizen 4.0 announcement this week at the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco, Samsung revealed a v4.0 variant for IoT called Tizen RT. The […]

Tizen 4.0 unveiled with a Linux-like RTOS variant for IoT

Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:47:17 PM
Samsung announced Tizen 4.0 with .NET and Xamarin hooks, coming soon to its new Z4 phone, and revealed a “Tizen RT” RTOS that runs on a new Artik 053 module. At the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) in San Francisco, Samsung Electronics announced version 4.0 of its Tizen Linux distribution, which for the first time includes […]

Tiny Snapdragon 820 module offers Linux, Android 7.0, and 9-axis MEMs

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:13:45 PM
Mistral’s 51 x 26mm “820 Nano SOM” features a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to up to 6GB LPDDR4 and 128GB storage, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and a 9-axis MEMS. Bangalore, India-based Mistral Solutions, which has previously released a Nano SOM computer-on-module built around the i.MX6, has now launched an 820 Nano SOM that taps Qualcomm’s […]

Fanless, Linux-friendly Skylake mini-PC has dual M.2 slots

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:35:25 PM
Aaeon’s “Nano-002N” mini-PC runs Fedora or Windows on Intel’s dual-core Skylake-U CPUs, and offers dual HDMI and GbE ports, 4x USB 3.0, and M.2 expansion. Aaeon’s Nano-002N follows its Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” based Nano-001N, which has an identical 150 x 125 x 55mm footprint, and is similarly powered from a Nano-ITX mainboard. The fanless […]

SMARC 2.0 module gives Apollo Lake plenty of options

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 01:40:59 PM
[Updated: May 17] — MSC’s rugged MSC “SM2F-AL” is an Apollo Lake SMARC 2.0 COM with triple displays and options like WiFi/BT and up to 64GB each of eMMC and SATA NAND flash. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies is adding to its line of Intel Apollo Lake based COMs with a MSC SM2F-AL module. The MSC SM2F-AL […]

Strato Pi CAN extends Raspberry Pi with CAN and 9-65V power

Monday 15th of May 2017 07:38:33 PM
Sfera Labs has launched its latest “Strato Pi” RPi add-on, featuring a CAN bus, galvanically isolated RS-485, an RTC, and a 9-65V power supply. Milan, Italy based Sfera Labs, named after its Sfera open source IoT framework, has launched the fourth in its series of Strato Pi add-ons for the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3. […]

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