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One-chip MAX10 FPGA-based module enables hardware security

Thursday 19th of August 2021 05:12:29 PM
Skudo is crowdfunding Kryptor FPGA, a single-chip hardware security module (HSM) based on an Intel MAX10 FPGA. At $129 and up, the board embeds a soft-core suite of security encryption functions. A free Raspberry Pi API for Linux is available for the module. Estonia-based Skudo went live earlier this week on Crowd Supply with its […]

Pi HAT brings Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) to Raspberry Pi 4

Wednesday 18th of August 2021 05:01:32 PM
InnoRoute has launched its “Real-Time HAT,” a HAT for Raspberry Pi 4 that enables support for TSN and other real-time protocols. The Artix-7 FPGA-based HAT supports TSN and PoE through its 3 GbE ports. InnoRoute has rolled out the Real-Time HAT, a HAT that brings Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) capability to the Raspberry Pi 4. At […]

Qualcomm’s latest drone platform features 5G and seven cameras

Tuesday 17th of August 2021 02:11:04 PM
The “Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform” runs Linux on Qualcomm’s octa-core, 15-TOPS QRB5165 and offers 7x up to 8K30 cameras for 350° obstacle avoidance plus WiFi 6 and 5G for autonomous beyond line-of-sight operation. Qualcomm Technologies announced its third-generation reference drone platform and the first to support cellular communications. The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform […]

Pine64 preps 10.1-inch E-Ink tablet with RK3566

Monday 16th of August 2021 01:19:05 PM
Pine64’s upcoming “PineNote” E-ink tablet will run Linux on a Rockchip RK3566 and offer a 10.1-inch, 1404 x 1872 grayscale touchscreen plus 4GB LPDDR4, 128GB eMMC, mics and speakers, USB Type-C, WiFi 5, and an EMR pen. More so than other community-backed hacker board projects, Pine64 experiments with alternative open-spec form factors in addition to […]

i.MX8M Plus powered Pico-ITX has stackable expansion board

Friday 13th of August 2021 03:43:52 PM
Ibase’s “IBR215” Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux or Android on the i.MX8M Plus with 3GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, 2x GbE, 3x USB, HDMI, M.2 B-key, and an optional expansion board with E-key, mini-PCIe, 2x CAN, 2x MIPI-CSI, and more. Ibase announced a 105 x 72mm “2.5-inch” SBC based on NXP’s quad -A53, 2.3-TOPS i.MX8M Plus. The […]

Intel’s Elkhart Lake powers three new thin Mini-ITX boards

Thursday 12th of August 2021 09:43:19 PM
MiTac’s “PD10EHI,” DFI’s “EHL171/EHL173,” and ASRock’s ”IMB-1004” thin Mini-ITX boards extend Intel’s 10nm Atom x6000 with triple displays, USB 3.1 Gen2, SATA, M.2, and PCIe. DFI and ASRock also offer 2.5GbE. Earlier this week, ICP Germany announced a thin Mini-ITX PD10EHI board with Elkhart lake (Atom x6000, etc.) from its manufacturing partner MiTac, but the […]

SBC serves up Amlogic’s NPU-equipped A311D with PoE and HDMI in and out

Wednesday 11th of August 2021 08:14:53 PM
Geniatech’s “DB10” AI dev kit runs Android 11 or Linux on Amlogic’s hexa-core -A73 and -A53 A311D with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus HDMI in and out, MIPI-CSI, USB, GbE with PoE, 802.11ac, and mini-PCIe. Geniatech has posted a product page for an SBC built around Amlogic’s hexa-core, NPU equipped A311D, which […]

UP Xtreme x11 SBC with Tiger Lake opens at $299

Wednesday 11th of August 2021 03:59:39 PM
Aaeon’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake powered” UP Xtreme x11” SBC is open for pre-order starting at $299 (barebones), with shipments due in September. Highlights include 3x M.2, PCIe x4, 1GbE, 2.5GbE, 3x USB 3.2 Gen2, and USB 4.0 Type-C. Last November, Aaeon Europe’s UP! Bridge the Gap community announced the UP Xtreme i11 SBC based […]

4K2K PDAF camera targets i.MX8M and i.MX8M Mini

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 09:43:37 PM
THine’s $239 “THeia-Cam” runs Linux and V4L2 on its THP7312-P ISP and is designed for use with NXP’s EVKs for the i.MX8M and i.MX8M Mini. With its Sony IMX258 PDAF sensor, the camera module supports up to 3849 x 2160 @30fps, with 13MP modes in the works. Earlier this year we looked at THine Electronics’ […]

Open-frame touch panel offers Android and Ubuntu options

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 04:32:20 PM
Avalue’s IP65-protected “OFT-07W33” is a 7-inch, open-frame touch panel PC that runs Android, Ubuntu, or Win 10 on Intel’s Apollo Lake along with 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1, HDMI and COM, and 2x mini-PCIe for mSATA and WiFi. Avalue has announced a 7-inch, WXGA, open-frame panel computer equipped with an Apollo Lake processor. The semi-rugged, […]

Thin Mini-ITX board runs on Comet Lake

Monday 9th of August 2021 06:12:40 PM
MiTac’s “PH12CMI” thin Mini-ITX board features Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-s along with up to 64GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 2x SATA, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, triple displays, 2x M.2, and mini-PCIe and PCIe x4 slots. German tech distributor ICP sent us one of their periodic MiTac product announcements about an unnamed new thin Mini-ITX board […]

Pantabox offers easier frontend for Pantavisor Linux IoT container software

Thursday 5th of August 2021 08:16:27 PM
Pantacor released an open source frontend called Pantabox for remotely managing IoT devices using the Pantavisor Linux framework with LXC containers. There is also a new Pantavisor.io community site. Pantavisor Linux, previously known simply as Pantavisor, is a device agent for building an embedded Linux project using the lightweight Linux Containers (LXC) userspace interface for […]

Linux-driven encoder board supports 4K H.265/HEVC

Thursday 5th of August 2021 03:32:14 PM
Z3’s “Z3-Q603-RPS” encoder board runs Linux on Qualcomm’s quad-core QCS603 and encodes up to 4K H.265/HEVC and H.264 video with micro-HDMI in/out, Composite-in, GbE, COM, and KEL ports for Sony 4K and LVDS HD cameras. The last time we checked in on Z3 Technology was back in 2013 when the Lincoln, Nebraska based company launched […]

Tiger Lake-H modules include Nano-ITX-sized COM-HPC Client B model

Wednesday 4th of August 2021 08:02:22 PM
Congatec announced “Conga-HPC/cTLH” (COM-HPC Client B) and “Conga-TS570” (Basic Type 6) modules with up to octa-core Tiger Lake-H CPUs. The Conga-HPC/cTLH offers up to 128GB DDR4, optional NVMe, 20x PCIe Gen4, 2x 2.5GbE, 2x USB 4.0, and 8K support. Following Adlink’s announcement of its Express-TL COM Express Basic Type 6 module equipped with Intel’s new […]

Tiger Lake-H module claims to be first with PCIe Gen4 x16

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021 07:41:25 PM
[Updated: Aug. 4] —Adlink’s rugged, Linux-ready “Express-TL” COM Express Basic Type 6 module features up to octa-core Tiger Lake-H CPUs with up to 128GB DDR4, optional NVMe, quad 4K displays, 2.5GbE and GbE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and PCIe Gen4 x16. Adlink announced the second embedded board we have seen based on Intel’s new hexa- […]

Pico-ITX board and compact system set sail on Elkhart Lake

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021 03:31:13 PM
Vecow’s “EPCB-1000” Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s dual-core Atom x6211E with up to 32GB DDR4, SATA, DP, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.1, and 2x M.2 with SIM. The SBC also powers a “PCB-1000” box PC. Vecow announced the Pico-ITX form-factor EPCB-1000 board and compact PCB-1000 embedded system along with a larger, […]

Teensy SBC runs Linux or NuttX on SAMA5D

Monday 2nd of August 2021 02:42:30 PM
Starcat is crowdfunding an open spec, Teensy form-factor “Jupiter Nano” SBC that runs Linux or NuttX on a Cortex-A5 based Microchip SAMA5D. The $65-and-up board offers 128MB RAM, a microSD slot, dual micro-USB ports and 41 I/O pins. Seattle based Starcat, which has previously launched a HackEEG Arduino shield, has returned to Crowd Supply with […]

SiFive speeds up RISC-V U74 cores as Canaan unveils a 3-TOPS Kendryte K510

Friday 30th of July 2021 08:17:13 PM
[Updated: Aug. 3] — SiFive announced a 11 percent faster “21G2” release of its Essential 7-series cores, including the Linux-ready U74. In other RISC-V news, Canaan is launching a dual-core, 3-TOPs Kendryte K510 CPU that is debuting on a quadruped robot. SiFive has announced a 21G2 update to its RISC-V architecture Essential 7-series. We also […]

Coffee Lake desktop offers optional 120W graphics or three SATA drives

Thursday 29th of July 2021 09:21:16 PM
Kontron’s Linux-ready “KBox B-202-CFL” runs on 8th or 9th Gen CPUs with 2x DP, 2x GbE, and up to 10x USB plus M.2, mini-PCIe and PCIe x16 expansion. “Smart” options include two more SATA drives and support for 120W graphics. We missed Kontron’s KBox B-202-CFL when it was announced in Feb. 2020 as a stylish […]

Rugged DIN-rail PC promises not to blow up in your face

Thursday 29th of July 2021 07:23:03 PM
Axiomtek’s Linux-ready, Apollo Lake based “ICO300-83M” DIN-rail PC offers ATEX/C1D2 certification for safe operation in highly explosive environments. Isolated I/O includes 3x GbE, 6x COM, and DIO, and you also get SATA, M.2, and 2x mini-PCIe. Axiomtek announced a rugged, fanless DIN-rail system billed as being “explosion proof.” The ICO300-83M may be tough, but it’s […]

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Linux/DLSS Coverage Today

  • Nvidia's DLSS Has Come To Linux Gaming

    Years after its failed Steam Machines, Valve is slowly but surely improving the state of Linux gaming.

  • Nvidia’s DLSS has come to Linux gaming (but not the Steam Deck obviously)

    Years after its failed Steam Machines, Valve is slowly but surely improving the state of Linux gaming. The company’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld runs atop Linux, and its Proton compatibility layer lets it — and other computers — play Windows games as well. Now, Valve has officially added support for Nvidia’s DLSS machine learning temporal upscaling technique to Proton, potentially bringing big FPS boosts and less flicker in games that support the technology.

  • NVIDIA DLSS Landing On Proton Is A Win For Linux Gaming But There Are Caveats
  • Proton now officially supports Nvidia DLSS, but it won’t come to Valve’s Steam Deck | PCGamesN

    Valve is paving the way for us to ditch Windows and dive into Linux PC gaming, as the Steam Deck leads the charge with SteamOS and its Proton compatibility layer. Now, with the release of Proton 6.3-8 (via Videocardz), the company hopes to tempt even more players to jump ship with official support for Nvidia DLSS. The proprietary upscaling technology can help boost fps in games like Call of Duty: Vanguard or Back 4 Blood, without sacrificing much in the way of image quality. Unfortunately, team green’s upscaling technology won’t be supported on the Steam Deck as it uses an AMD Zen2-based SoC, and Nvidia DLSS requires an RTX chip.

  • Nvidia DLSS Upscaling Will Not Be Compatible With Steam Deck

    Upscaling is fast becoming the industry standard in modern AAA gaming, if it isn't already. Nvidia and AMD have their own versions, with Intel working on one for its upcoming range of GPUs, though "team green's" algorithm is probably the more popular one. The likes of Back 4 Blood use Nvidia's DLSS, or Deep Learning Super Sampling, with the purpose to improve visual fidelity using machine learning. However, not every system is going to be compatible with it, as it turns out that Valve's upcoming Steam Deck handheld PC won't have this specific upscaling technology. According to a recent report, it won't be possible for the Steam Deck to use DLSS, which may be a concern for some people. However, the reason why is quite simple. Nvidia's technology requires one of its own graphics cards, specifically one from the RTX range, such as the RTX 3070 Ti for example. Given that the Deck uses an AMD product under the hood, it won't be compatible with the rival upscaling algorithm. But that does mean it can run AMD's own FidelityFX Super Resolution, or FSR, instead so it will still have upscaling, just not Nvidia's. It's also possible that it could be compatible with Intel's upcoming Xe Super Sampling as well.

Today in Techrights

Devices: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and ESP32

  • A masterclass in over-engineering

    Twitter went wild for the Robot Arm Clock featured in the new issue of The MagPi. At the last count our tweet had 1.8K retweets. We also showed you how to make Dune’s Gom Jabbar test, and we enjoyed a little Chopin as we watched a piano control LED lights.

  • Converting a Fat Cat cushion into a controller for Final Fantasy XIV | Arduino Blog

    Mounts in the video game Final Fantasy XIV act like how cars or horses do in our world since they allow players to travel around the map much faster than would otherwise be possible. But even better, mounts are ways to express personality and have some fun, which is especially evident with the infamous “Fatter Cat” mount, as it got so widely beloved that Square Enix, the game’s publisher, decided to start selling a plushie version of it in their store.

  • Unsurv offline open source, privacy friendly GNSS receiver with ESP32 & NFC

    “unsurv offline is a privacy friendly, small and lightweight PCB based on an ESP32 featuring a high quality GNSS receiver, accelerometer, and NFC capabilities. Using a combination of onboard features and OpenStreetMap (OSM) data, unsurv offline helps you collect and analyze location data in a privacy-friendly way. Originally conceived to better understand offline video surveillance, this fully open source project is here to help you find and develop a variety of custom use cases.”

today's leftovers

  • Is Linus Trolling The Linux Community? - Invidious

    Linus and Luke (from Linus Tech Tips) recently published video number two of their "Linux gaming challenge". In this video, both men had some complaints about their Linux experience so far. Linus, in particular, had a lot of negative things to say. Here are some of my thoughts on their video.

  • Bullseye

    I just upgraded my Debian GNU/Linux server to Bullseye, 11. Except for a shortage of disc space everything went smoothly. It was my fault. I created a bit too small a / partition when I moved to a newer computer… I looked around and found gigabytes of cruft I could clear out to make things fit: obsolete compilers, files I was never likely to use and I deleted a few packages I was never likely to use. Did that from my smartphone while watching old news on CNN. Went to the console for the real work which took about ten minutes.

  • OpenBSD on the VIA Eden X2 powered HP t510 Thin Client

    Back in 2017, I bought two used HP thin clients on a local auction site, the t5570e and the t510, both of them powered by VIA x86-64 CPUs. In this article, I will focus on the t510, which is the more powerful of the two.

  • Open-Source Virtual Assistant Almond Renamed Genie

    Genie (and Almond) were designed as an alternative to Alexa, Google Assistant, and other common voice assistants. Stanford computer systems designer Dr. Monica Lam set up OVAL to create a decentralized virtual assistant that stored and shared information based on user preferences, without mandates from a company. Almond’s success led to discussions of a rebrand to go with making a commercial product out of the academic experiment. The group wanted to come up with a word that would be useful regardless of the language spoken, thus accommodating international users. The researchers considered other names, like Coco, Mario, and Nico, before settling on Genie as the best option, one unrelated to the Genie virtual assistant developed by Disney for its theme parks and resorts or Alibaba’s Tmall Genie voice assistant.

  • The fish shell is amazing

    I’ve been lurking the fish shell for a couple of years now (and the nushell but it is another story for another time). Not so long ago, I decided to try it, and it’s simply… amazing. If I had to state one feature that makes me like to use it, it’ll be the autocompletion, hands down. It’s the first time I just take a shell and without customization it’s pleasing to use.