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Linux panel PC offers IP69K protection against jet spray

8 hours 52 min ago
TechNexion has launched a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive touch panel PC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6, and offers IP69K protection. TechNexion, which has long been a provider of COMs and SBCs based on Freescale/NXP i.MX SoCs, also sells a line of Linux- and Android-friendly i.MX6, i.MX6UL, and i.MX7 based panel […]

Add-on board expands i.MX6 UL dev board

11 hours 56 min ago
MYIR released an add-on board for its Linux-driven, i.MX6 UL-based MYS-6ULX SBC that adds a second LAN port, plus CAN, RS485, camera, audio, and RTC. In April, MYIR released a Linux-powered MYS-6ULX single board computer, which was notable for being available in two different versions using NXP’s low power, Cortex-A7 i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) or the […]

Kaby Lake rugged box-PCs include Linux-ready beast with 9x GbE ports

Thursday 21st of September 2017 09:55:32 PM
Aaeon unveiled two rugged embedded PCs that run Intel’s 6th or 7th Gen CPUs. The Linux-friendly “BOXER-6640M” stands out with 9x GbE and 8x USB 3.0 ports. Aaeon’s BOXER-6640M and Boxer-6640 build on the same fanless design, ruggedization features, and support for 6th Gen Skylake and 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors as its recent Boxer-6639. […]

Tiny PocketBeagle is the RPi Zero of the BeagleBone world

Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:42:43 PM
BeagleBoard.org’s tiny $25 PocketBeagle is a BeagleBone SBC clone, based on Octavo’s OSD3358-SM SiP module and offering micro-USB, microSD, and 72 I/O pins. BeagleBoard.org has released its smallest BeagleBone variant yet. The COM-like, 56 x 35 x 5mm PocketBeagle is a USB key-fob SBC built on the Octavo Systems OSD335x-SM System-In-Package (SiP) module that was […]

Firefly COM dual-boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 03:54:23 PM
Firefly’s “RK3399 Coreboard” module features Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 with up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, and is supported with a new carrier board. Firefly has taken the guts of its Rockchip RK3399 based Firefly-RK3399 SBC and squeezed it onto a computer-on-module. The RK3399 Coreboard sells for $95 with 2GB of DDR3 and 8GB eMMC, […]

Linux-driven Sitara SiP module shrinks to 21mm square

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 11:08:35 PM
[Update: Sep. 20] — Octavo’s OSD335x-SM is a 40 percent smaller version of its AM335x-based OSD335x SiP that adds a 4KB EEPROM. There’s also a compact, open-spec dev board. Last year, Octavo Systems added a new twist to BeagleBone development when it released its 27 x 27mm OSD335x System-In-Package (SiP) module. The OSD335x, which went […]

Fanless Skylake computer offers four PCI and PCIe slots

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:59:49 PM
Adlink’s MVP-6010 and MVP-6020 embedded computers run Linux or Windows on Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offer 4x PCI/PCIe slots, 6x USB ports, and 4x COM ports. If Adlink’s new MVP-6010/6020 Series looks familiar, that’s because it’s a modified version of the recent MVP-5000 and last year’s MVP-6000 industrial PCs. The top half appears to […]

Portable Android SDR player supports DRM and DAB

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 03:41:18 PM
Titus SDR’s Android-based “Titus II” Software Defined Radio receiver has a 7-inch touchscreen, a WiFi hotspot, and support for FM, AM, DRM, DAB, and DAB+. Titus SDR is prepping an Android-based wideband digital RF receiver with Software Defined Radio (SDR) capabilities and a hi-fi amplifier. Built around a 7-inch Android tablet, the portable, battery-powered Titus […]

Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

Monday 18th of September 2017 09:01:46 PM
Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch “MB-80580” SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC. The unnamed mainboard turns […]

Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen

Monday 18th of September 2017 02:48:14 PM
The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens. WinSystems has begun shipping a 5-Wire resistive touch-panel PC for industrial HMI applications that features extensive ruggedization features. The PPC65B-1x provides -20 to 70°C support, as well as IEC 60068-2-64-rated vibration, […]

Ubuntu-enabled open source SDR board shrinks in size and price

Friday 15th of September 2017 09:50:20 PM
Lime Microsystems launched the $139 “LimeSDR Mini,” a size- and cost-reduced sibling of its Ubuntu Core-enabled LimeSDR board, at Crowd Supply. Lime Microsystems, a developer of field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has gone to Crowd Supply again, to fund a size- and cost-reduced variant of the LimeSDR board that it launched […]

Linux drone controller has HDMI input and long-range WiFi

Friday 15th of September 2017 07:22:05 AM
The ArduPilot based “Emlid Edge” drone controller runs Linux on a quad -A53 SoC, and offers an HDMI input, long-range 5.8GHz WiFi, and a UAVCAN GNSS module. Emlid, which has previously launched the Raspberry Pi based Navio and HAT-ready Navio2 drone controllers, has now opened $699 pre-sales on a much more advanced Emlid Edge controller, […]

Linux-ready 3.5-inch SBC drives compact, fanless box-PC

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:47:06 PM
Advantech announced an Intel Braswell based “PCM-9310” 3.5-inch SBC with triple display support, plus a 1U height “EPC-S101” embedded PC that runs on it. Advantech announced its 3.5-inch PCM-9310 SBC in passing as the foundation for its EPC-S101 “bare-bone chassis” industrial computer, which it touts for its slim, 1U, 39mm height. We’ll focus primarily here […]

In-car telematics and connectivity platform runs Linux

Thursday 14th of September 2017 03:50:38 PM
Laird unveiled a Linux-based “Open Platform” for telematics and in-car connectivity with WiFi, BLE, and NFC, and optional GPS/Glonass, LTE, and 802.11p. Linux is finding its way into car systems that move beyond in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and into telematics and connectivity. On the low end, we’ve seen products like the recent, Raspberry Pi Zero W […]

LoRa access point offers Yocto or Node-RED Linux development options

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:29:48 PM
MultiTech has launched a rugged, Linux-driven “MultiConnect Conduit AP” LoRa access point with 8x LoRa uplinks, LTE, and optional mDot and xDot end points. MultiTech’s MultiConnect Conduit AP supports the increasingly popular, long distance, low-power LoRA RF technology and LoRaWAN Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification. The Linux-powered Conduit AP is designed to be […]

Linux-ready module features Atom C3000 and 4x 10GbE ports

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:22:00 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-B7AC” is a Linux-friendly Type 7 COM with up to a 16-core Atom C3000, and support for 4x 10GbE, 32x PCIe, and industrial temperatures. Congatec delivered one of the first COM Express 3.0 Type 7 modules with its Conga-B7XD, based on Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” Xeon D and Pentium processors. Now it has introduced […]

pHAT adds IR to the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:53:46 PM
Anavi has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a new run of its $16 “Anavi Infrared pHAT,” which adds IR remote control to the Pi, and offers optional sensors. Leon Anavi’s Bulgaria-based Anavi Technologies, which has introduced Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the RabbitMax Flex IoT HAT, is launching a smaller pHAT board that adds […]

COM Express modules build on Kaby Lake and Xeon E3

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:31:25 PM
Aaeon announced a “NanoCOM-KBU” COM Express Type 10 Mini module with Intel 7th Gen U-Series chips and a “COM-KBHB6” Type 6 Basic module with a Xeon E3. Aaeon announced a pair of computer-on-modules that expand upon Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” U-Series and 6th Gen “Skylake” Xeon E3. Aaeon’s NanoCOM-KBU is not only its first […]

Tiny Bluetooth LE dev boards target IoT apps

Monday 11th of September 2017 09:33:40 PM
Two Cortex-M4 Bluetooth LE boards have gained wider distribution: Arrow is selling SensiEdge’s SensiBLE, and Mouser has Adafruit’s Feather Nrf52 Bluefruit. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to rise in importance as the wireless conduit for MCU-based IoT edge devices. Late last week Arrow Electronics announced it was launching the recently introduced SensiBLE IoT SoM, which […]

Stackable Raspberry Pi home automation “X-HAT” aims for maximum I/O

Monday 11th of September 2017 03:27:49 PM
On Kickstarter: a stackable “Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card” for home automation offers a 12-bit DAC, 8x ADC, 8x relays, 8x opto-inputs, and 6x GPIO. A startup by Mihai Beffa called Sequent Microsystems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Raspberry Pi add-on card that is loaded with inputs, outputs, and relays designed for home […]

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