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Eensy-weensy i.MX8M Mini module also powers SBC

Wednesday 20th of February 2019 08:12:30 PM
CompuLab’s Linux-driven, 38 x 28mm “UCM-iMX8M-Mini” module features an i.MX8M Mini, WiFi/BT, and up to 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC. The COM also ships on a sandwich-style “SBC-iMX8M-Mini” SBC. CompuLab unveiled a Linux-driven computer-on-module with NXP’s new i.MX8M Mini SoC. At 38 x 28 x 4mm, the UCM-iMX8M-Mini is considerably smaller than CompuLab’s i.MX8M-based, 68 […]

Arm-based IoT gateway runs on Moxa Industrial Linux

Wednesday 20th of February 2019 05:13:16 PM
Moxa announced a -40 to 85°C tolerant “UC-8200” IoT gateway that runs Moxa Industrial Linux on a dual-core, -A7 SoC and offers dual GbE, RS-232/422/485, and mini-PCIe links, plus a CAN port, WiFi/BT, and optional 4G LTE. Moxa, which announced its Cortex-A8-based UC 2100 series of Industrial IoT gateways last April, partially unveiled a new […]

i.MX8M Mini based handheld dev kit has dual Linux BSPs

Tuesday 19th of February 2019 11:44:48 PM
Solectrix is prepping an “SX Mobile Device Kit” for developing handhelds with Debian and Yocto Linux BSPs, an i.MX8M Mini SoC, an optional 5-inch touchscreen, WiFi, BT, GNSS, and mini-PCIe, and features for prototyping CSI-2 camera sensors. These days we rarely cover mobile computers, most of which are rugged field-service handhelds that run Android, such […]

Linux-powered robot kit aims for sweet spot between pro and kid products

Tuesday 19th of February 2019 09:27:02 PM
Vincross has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a modular “MIND Kit” robotics kit ranging from $89 for the Linux-driven, quad -A53 compute unit to $799 for a complete kit with servo controller, motors, battery, bases, sensors, lidar, and a mic array. Vincross, which was founded in 2014 by Tsinghua University AI scientist Tianqi Sun, went […]

i.MX8M and Snapdragon 820E SBCs run Linux and Android

Tuesday 19th of February 2019 05:51:36 PM
Geniatech’s new “APC810” SBC has an NXP i.MX8M SoC plus 3GB LPDDR4, GbE, WiFi/BT, USB 3.0, HDMI in and out ports, and eMMC, microSD, and M.2 storage. The company has also began shipping its previously revealed Snapdragon 820E-based Development Board 8. Geniatech announced a 118 x 105mm SBC referred to both as the APC810 and […]

i.MX8M-driven Pico-ITX SBC features dual-DSP audio module

Friday 15th of February 2019 09:20:02 PM
Estone is launching an “EMB-2238” Pico-ITX board for audio and voice control applications that runs Linux on an i.MX8M and offers a dual-DSP audio hub and DAC, 40-pin GPIO, and optional PoE and second GbE. Toledo, Ohio based Estone Technology (known for its former Habey brand) offers a variety of Linux-friendly Pico-ITX boards, including boards […]

The SheevaPlug NAS mini-PC is back with dual -A53 Sheeva64

Thursday 14th of February 2019 10:35:52 PM
Globalscale announced a $89 “Sheeva64” version of the old SheevaPlug NAS mini-PC that runs Ubuntu on Marvell’s dual-core -A53 Armada 3720 with 2x GbE, 3x USB, optional wireless, and a wall-power plug. Globascale Technologies has resurrected Marvell’s old open-spec SheevaPlug mini-PC NAS design built around the same dual-core, Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3720 SoC it used […]

Android Things is now only for smart speakers and displays

Thursday 14th of February 2019 06:04:52 PM
Android Things will now focus solely on OEM-built smart speakers and displays. Google is discontinuing public access to i.MX8M, Snapdragon, and MediaTek based production modules for the OS. Google announced it is scaling back Android Things as a general-purpose IoT platform. The Arm-based production boards from Innocomm, Intrinsyc, and MediaTek that Google was reselling to […]

RPi pseudo-clone features M.2 and PoE HAT support

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 10:29:53 PM
SinoVoip unvealed a mid-range “Banana Pi BPI-M4” SBC that runs Android 8.1 or Linux or a quad -A53 Realtek RTD1395 SoC plus HDMI, M.2, WiFi/BT, 40-pin GPIO, PoE support, and 5x USB ports. SinoVoip is known for its Allwinner based SBCs, but last year it tried out a Realtek RTD1296 for its Banana Pi BPI-W2 […]

Latest SW ports: Ubuntu for Arm laptops and Android Go and Win 10 for the Pi

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 07:07:05 PM
Pick a port, any port: Ubuntu for Arm laptops and tablets; an upcoming Android 9 Pie Go based distro for the Raspberry Pi; and a WoA installer for running full Win 10 on the Pi. Like life itself, software wants to be free. In our increasingly open source era, software can more easily disperse into […]

Odroid-N2 SBC has hexa-core Amlogic S922X and $63 to $79 price

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 06:12:32 PM
Hardkernel announced an “Odroid-N2” SBC with a Cortex-A73 and -A53 based Amlogic S922X SoC plus 2-4GB DDR4, 4x USB 3.0, HDMI 2.1, an audio DAC, and a 40-pin header. Hardkernel unveiled its open-spec, Ubuntu-ready Odroid-N1 SBC a year ago with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC. Since it was scheduled for June shipment, we included it our […]

Tiny module runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 05:12:11 PM
F&S unveiled a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MM” module that runs Linux on an up to quad-A53, 1.8GHz i.MX8 Mini with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus WiFi/BT, a GbE controller, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C support. F&S Elektronik Systeme pre-announced a tiny PicoCore MX8MM compute module featuring NXP’s new i.MX8 Mini […]

SMARC module taps high-end i.MX8 SoC with Linux BSP

Monday 11th of February 2019 09:33:47 PM
The MSC SM2S-IMX8 is a Linux-supported SMARC module with a hexa-core i.MX8 SoC, up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, optional WiFi/BT, a dual GbE controller, plus 4K video, SATA III, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies offers a variety of SMARC modules including the Intel Apollo Lake based SM2F-AL, the i.MX6 […]

First i.MX8M Mini SBC has PCIe and optional PoE

Monday 11th of February 2019 04:54:06 PM
Boundary Devices is prepping a “Nitrogen8M-Mini” SBC that runs Linux on an up to 2GHz, quad -A53 i.MX8M Mini, and offers 2GB RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, PCIe, MIPI CSI/DSI, GbE, and optional WiFi/BT and PoE. The Nitrogen8M-Mini is the first SBC we’ve seen that’s based on NXP’s new i.MX8M Mini SoC, and the second […]

G-series LX based gaming box starts at $499

Friday 8th of February 2019 09:52:15 PM
EFCO has launched a Linux-ready “EGL6087” gaming box based on an G-Series GX218 LX with dual HD displays, 72-pin JAMMA I/O, an LED light strip package, and a gaming security package. EFCO announced its first gaming logic box based on the quad-core, 2.0GHz AMD Embedded G-Series GX218 LX SoC. Designed for class 2 and 3 […]

Embedded vision cams use MIPI-CSI and USB3 Vision to hook up with Linux dev boards

Friday 8th of February 2019 06:41:58 PM
Allied Vision’s Alvium embedded cameras include 1500 (MIPI-CSI) and 1800 (CSI and USB3) models, both with On Semi sensors at up 2592 × 1944 and V4L2 drivers that support Jetson and i.MX6/8 dev boards. In November, Allied Vision Technologies GmbH announced its Linux-friendly Alvium 1500 and Alvium 1800 embedded and machine vision camera series. Now […]

Raspberry Pi-like RK3328 and Snapdragon 410 SBCs lead Novasom SBC onslaught

Friday 8th of February 2019 12:51:15 AM
[Updated: Feb. 8] — Novasom has launched two Linux-powered, RPi-like SBCs — the Rockchip RK3328 based SBC-M7FT and Snapdragon 410E driven SBC-M8FT — plus an ESP32-based SBC-U1 board. Upcoming boards include Intel Apollo Lake and RK3399 models. Novasom Industries has a wide range of industrial Linux-powered SBCs, most of which were launched in 2018. Over […]

Android dev kit builds on tiny i.MX6 SBC

Thursday 7th of February 2019 05:59:26 PM
Versalogic has released an “Android Eval Kit” that combines its COM Express sized, i.MX6 based Tetra SBC with a 7-inch HDMI touchscreen, adapters and hubs, plus pre-loaded Android 8.0. Versalogic has spun an Android 8.0 (“Oreo”) development kit built around its NXP i.MX6 based Tetra, which was announced a year ago as the company’s first […]

Pine64 previews open source phone, laptop, tablet, camera, and SBCs

Thursday 7th of February 2019 04:55:27 PM
Pine64’s 2019 line-up of Linux-driven, open-spec products will include Rock64, Pine H64, and Pinebook upgrades plus a PinePhone, PineTab, CUBE camera, and Retro-Gaming case. At FOSDEM last weekend, California-based Linux hacker board vendor Pine64 previewed an extensive lineup of open source hardware it intends to release in 2019. Surprisingly, only two of the products are […]

Zotac launches its first five embedded mini-PCs — with Ubuntu

Tuesday 5th of February 2019 09:26:34 PM
Zotac unveiled a line of Linux-ready, embedded “ZBox Pro” mini-PCs. The fanless systems include an Apollo Lake based “Pico” ultra-mini-PC plus Braswell and Apollo Lake based “Nano” and Kaby Lake based “QK” models. Consumer mini-PC maker Zotac has announced its first line of embedded mini-PCs and the first available with pre-loaded Linux. The Intel-based ZBox […]

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