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Open source Zephyr RTOS snuggles up to RISC-V with new members

Friday 17th of August 2018 08:58:27 PM
The Zephyr Project announced six new members including RISC-V boosters SiFive and AntMicro, and expanded development support to more than 100 boards. The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded […]

Industrial Mini-ITX board pumps up with Coffee Lake

Friday 17th of August 2018 08:16:14 PM
Commell’s “LV-67X” Mini-ITX board runs on 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors, with up to 32GB DDR4, 3x SATA, triple 4K displays, USB 3.1, and PCIe x16 and mini-PCIe expansion. The LV-67X, which shares some of the layout and feature set of its Intel Apollo Lake based LV-67U board, is the first industrial Mini-ITX board we’ve […]

Intel launches seven NUCs with Coffee Lake and 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs

Thursday 16th of August 2018 11:10:52 PM
[Updated: Aug. 17] — Intel has launched five, barebones “Bean Canyon” NUC mini-PC kits equipped with 14nm, 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” CPUs starting at $299. It also unveiled two configured, Windows 10 equipped NUCs that tap its 10nm “Cannon Lake” chips. Intel has opened pre-orders on its first 14nm fabricated 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” based […]

Rugged, Linux-friendly embedded PC plugs you into the CANBus

Thursday 16th of August 2018 06:51:10 PM
IEI announced an IP40-protected “DRPC-130-AL” DIN-rail computer with an Atom x5-E3930, CANBus, SATA, eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, dual HDMI and GbE, extended temperature support, and shock and vibration resistance. IEI’s fanless DRPC-130-AL may be the quintessential compact industrial embedded PC. Nothing much stands out except for the CANBus port, but IEI Technology has crammed a […]

Railway computer runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Wednesday 15th of August 2018 06:52:47 PM
Lanner’s rugged, Linux-friendly “R6S” railway computer runs on an Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7600U chip and offers 10x M12 PoE ports, 3x mini-PCIe slots, and EN 50155 and EN 45545 certification. The R6S uses the same dual-core, Kaby Lake Core i7-7600U CPU as Lanner’s recent V6S vehicle surveillance NVR computer and similarly offers 10x GbE […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe tackles tech’s diversity problem

Wednesday 15th of August 2018 05:11:03 PM
The Linux Foundation has posted session descriptions for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit Europe, to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, with topics ranging from RISC-V to deep learning to workplace diversity. Even if you can’t make it to Edinburgh Oct. 22-24 for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and co-located OpenIoT […]

Linux-friendly embedded computer runs on Apollo Lake power

Tuesday 14th of August 2018 09:37:29 PM
Axiomtek has released a rugged, Ubuntu-ready “eBOX627-312-FL” embedded PC with a dual-core Celeron N3350, 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 4x serial ports plus mini-PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and “Flexible I/O.” The eBOX627-312-FL is a more rugged spin on two earlier eBOX industrial computers equipped with Intel’s Apollo Lake generation Celeron N3350 SoC: the low-profile eBOX100-312-FL and […]

EPIC board boasts 4x GbE ports and PCIe x4

Tuesday 14th of August 2018 08:10:50 PM
Aaeon is rolling out a new EPIC form-factor “EPIC-KBS9” SBC with 6th or 7th Gen Core S-series chips, 4x GbE ports, up to 32GB DDR3, and mini-PCIe and PCIe x4 expansion. Aaeon’s EPIC-KBS9 follows two other EPIC-KBS SBCs to support Intel’s 6th “Skylake” or 7th “Kaby Lake” generation S-Series processors: the EPIC-KBS7, which emphasized real-world […]

TensorFlow Pi port is latest salvo in battle for edge analytics

Monday 13th of August 2018 04:49:27 PM
The recent port of TensorFlow to the Raspberry Pi is the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers. Google’s recent announcement that it had ported its open source TensorFlow machine intelligence (ML) library for neural networking to […]

Rugged Jetson TX2 carrier hosts up to six HD cameras for cars, bots, and drones

Friday 10th of August 2018 01:59:07 PM
Aetina announced a Linux-driven, 87 x 70mm “ACE-N310” carrier board for Nvidia’s Jetson TX1/TX2/TX2i modules with up to 12x MIPI-CSI-2 lanes and 6x optional cameras, as well HDMI, USB 3.0, and GbE ports and -40 to 85°C support. Aetina has launched its first carrier board for Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 and TX2 modules that supports up […]

Latest ClearFog SBC offers four GbE ports and a 10GbE SFP+ port

Thursday 9th of August 2018 08:54:12 PM
SolidRun’s “ClearFog GT 8K” networking SBC runs Ubuntu on a network virtualization enabled quad -A72 Armada A8040 SoC and offers up to 16GB DDR4, 4x GbE ports, a WAN port, a 10GbE SFP+ port, and 3x mini-PCIe slots. SolidRun has updated its ClearFog line of Linux-driven router SBCs with a ClearFog GT 8K model designed […]

IP65 protected panel PCs feature Apollo Lake or Core-U chips

Thursday 9th of August 2018 04:52:12 PM
Ibase announced three open-frame panel PCs with Linux support. The 15-inch, 1024 x 768 OFP-151-PC and 21-inch, 1920 x 1080 OFP-2100-PC run on the Pentium N4200 while the 21-inch OFP-2101-PC offers a choice of 7th Gen Core-U CPUs. Ibase, which last year launched an SE-102-N signage player, has now returned with a pair of fanless, […]

Arm acquires data management firm and unveils IoT platform

Friday 3rd of August 2018 07:49:54 PM
Arm has acquired Treasure Data and is integrating its DBMS technology in a new “Pelion IoT Platform” SaaS service built around Arm Mbed Cloud plus wireless gateway technology from its acquisition of Stream Technologies. Arm announced an end-to-end Pelion IoT Platform for cloud-connected IoT device management and confirmed the rumors that it had acquired Treasure […]

Latest EdgeX IoT middleware release gets smaller, faster, and more secure

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 08:56:51 PM
[Update Aug. 9] —EdgeX Foundry’s “California” release of its EdgeX IoT middleware adds security features and is rewritten in Go for faster boot and a smaller footprint, enabling it to run on the Raspberry Pi and other small footprint computers. The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project announced its second major release of its EdgeX IoT […]

Two new open-spec Banana Pi boards feature PoE

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 05:13:11 PM
SinoVoip is prepping an “Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero” update to the M2 Zero SBC that adds 8GB eMMC and 10/100 Ethernet with PoE. There’s also an upcoming “Banana Pi BPI-R64” router SBC with a dual -A53 MediaTek MT7622, 4x GbE ports, and PoE. Most Chinese hacker board enterprises spring their SBCs onto AliExpress without much […]

Reunited with LEDE, OpenWrt releases stable 18.06 version

Wednesday 1st of August 2018 08:41:58 PM
The OpenWrt project released version 18.06 of its router-oriented Linux distro, representing the first stable release since the reunification with the forked LEDE project. OpenWrt 18.06 moves to Linux 4.9.111 for some targets and adds Spectre and Meltdown fixes. The OpenWrt project released a stable version 18.06 of the venerable OpenWrt Linux distribution for networking […]

Apollo Lake embedded PC boasts eight PoE+ ports

Wednesday 1st of August 2018 05:21:07 PM
Lanner’s Linux-ready, 1U “NVA-3000” embedded computer for video surveillance and machine vision is equipped with an Apollo Lake SoC, up to 4GB LPDDR4, dual GbE, 8x GbE with PoE+, 2x USB 3.0, and a SATA bay. Lanner Electronics’ 1U sized, 310 x 220 x 44mm NVA-3000 system supports video surveillance, machine vision, and industrial automation […]

Linux boots on new “Shakti” RISC-V chip

Wednesday 1st of August 2018 04:21:02 PM
[Updated: Aug. 2] — The Shakti project, based at IIT Madras, has booted Linux on its first RISC-V processor. The 22nm FinFET fabricated, 400MHz Shakti chip can run at 1.67 DMIPS/MHz, and will be commercialized by a startup called InCore. Shakti — the Hindu goddess who personifies creative power — has been enlisted in a […]

SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX8 QuadMax

Tuesday 31st of July 2018 08:01:56 PM
Congatec unveiled a Linux-driven, SMARC form factor “Conga-SMX8” module with an i.MX8 QuadMax, QuadPlus or DualMax, plus up to 8GB LPDDR4, dual GbE, HDMI 2.0, optional onboard eMMC and wireless, and optional “Conga-SEVAL” carrier and -40 to 85°C support. The Conga-SMX8, which follows other Congatec SMARC 2.0 modules such as the Conga-SA5, is designed for […]

Google’s Edge TPU AI chip will run on a USB stick computer

Tuesday 31st of July 2018 04:38:28 PM
Google followed up on its Edge TPU machine learning chip announcement by unveiling a USB Type-C based version that you can plug into any Linux or Android Things computer, including a Raspberry Pi. There are also new details on the Edge TPU dev board. Following Google’s announcement of an embedded friendly Edge TPU version of […]