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Compact Arm/Linux IoT protocol conversion gateway has crypto chip

Thursday 26th of September 2019 09:03:55 PM
Advantech has launched a rugged “WISE-710” IoT protocol gateway that runs Linux and its WISE-PaaS/EdgeLink stack on the i.MX6 DualLite and offers a crypto chip, 2x GbE, mini-PCIe, 3x serial/CAN, DIO, and optional analog and temperature interfaces. Advantech previewed its WISE-710 gateway back in May and has now announced its release on Design World. The […]

Tiny USB stick SBC features dual crypto chips

Thursday 26th of September 2019 05:47:22 PM
F-Secure’s security-focused, open-spec “USB armory Mk II” USB stick SBC runs Linux on an NXP i.MX6 ULZ with dual crypto chips, 16GB eMMC, dual USB Type-C ports, and Bluetooth 5.0. Since Inverse Path launched its security-oriented USB Armory USB-stick back in 2014, we have not seen anything quite like it until this week when a […]

22-inch AiO touchscreen is powered by RK3288-based Chromebox Mini

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 07:30:19 PM
AOpen’s fanless “C-Tile 22” all-in-one touchscreen computer for kiosks runs Chrome OS on its Rockchip RK3288 based Chromebox Mini mini-PC and offers an IP65-protected 22-inch HD touchscreen plus GbE, HDMI, and more. AOpen, which in July launched a 7th Gen Core based Digital Engine DE5500 embedded PC for kiosk and signage, has introduced an all-in-one […]

Raspberry Pi health monitoring HAT adds ESP32 and battery for wearables mode

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 03:43:28 PM
ProtoCentral’s open source “Healthy Pi v4” HAT for vital sign monitoring advances from the v3 model with an ESP32 SoC with WiFi AP and BT-BLE and a battery for portable use including a wearable mode without a Raspberry Pi. In 2017, Bangalore, India-based ProtoCentral launched its HealthyPi v3 HAT for the Raspberry Pi for low-cost […]

RK3399 compute module and carrier follow 96Boards SOM spec

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 09:02:12 PM
Geniatech and Linaro announced a “SOM 3399” module that adopts the 96Boards SOM spec and runs Linux on a Rockchip RK3399. There’s also a “CBD96-3399” carrier for the module. Linaro’s 96Boards.org open hardware project has teamed up with Geniatech to launch the third compute module based on the

Aaeon spawns three Intel-based AI computers with Myriad X

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 04:48:37 PM
Aaeon announced three “Boxer-8300AI” series edge AI computers that run Linux on Intel Apollo Lake or 6th and 7th Gen Core CPUs with up to two Myriad X-enabled AI Core X modules or AI Core XPG cards. Over the years, Aaeon has churned out dozens of Intel-based “Boxer” embedded computers, but in recent years we […]

HAT offers hardware watchdog for Raspberry Pi

Monday 23rd of September 2019 04:24:50 PM
On Kickstarter: Sequent Microsystems has launched a $15 “Hardware Watchdog HAT & Power Manager for Raspberry Pi” for protecting against software lock-ups. Hardware-based watchdog timers are usually standard equipment on industrial computers, but are rarely seen on Linux hacker boards. Sequent Microsystems, which has previously launched Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the MegaIO-IND home automation […]

BeagleBone AI board ships with EVE machine learning cores

Monday 23rd of September 2019 02:53:01 PM
The open-spec BeagleBone AI has arrived for $125 with a dual Cortex-A15 TI AM5729 with dual C66x DSPs and 4x EVE cores for AI. The SBC supplies 1GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, GbE, USB 3.0 Type-C, and micro-HDMI. The long-awaited heir to the BeagleBone Black that was unveiled by the BeagleBoard.org Foundation in February has […]

SMARC carrier board and design service supports six modules

Thursday 19th of September 2019 10:36:05 PM
MSC announced a compact SimpleFlex carrier board and custom manufacturing service that supports six MSC SMARC 2.0 modules with i.MX8, i.MX8M. i.MX8M Mini. i.MX6, Intel Apollo Lake, and Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+. In 2016, Avnet-owned MSC Technologies announced a 148 x 102mm carrier board form-factor and manufacturing service called SimpleFlex with an initial MSC Q7-MB-EP5 product […]

Linux-powered NVR can stream and analyze 12 HD cam feeds without a cloud connection

Thursday 19th of September 2019 06:58:59 PM
[Updated: 3:45PM] — A new “Camect” camera hub and 1TB NVR that can aggregate up to 12 HD streams has funded on Indiegogo. The $279 device runs Linux on an Apollo Lake SoC and provides AI algorithms to analyze video without a cloud service. A Mountain View-based startup called Camect has successfully launched an Apollo […]

Industrial PC with 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs has four PCIe slots for Nvidia graphics

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 09:25:06 PM
Axiomtek’s “IPC974-519-FL” industrial PC for AI edge applications runs on Xeon E3 or 6th or 7th Gen Core CPUs and offers 4x PCIe/PCI slots for up to 300W Nvidia graphics plus 2x SATA, 2x GbE, and modular I/O expansion. Axiomtek announced the latest member in its line of IPC (industrial PC) computers with full-sized PCIe/PCI […]

CAN-Bus HAT for Raspberry Pi 4 offers RTC and wide-range power

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 06:18:34 PM
Copperhill’s third-gen, $65 “PiCAN3” HAT features Raspberry Pi 4 support and a SocketCAN-ready CAN-Bus 2.0B port. The HAT has an RTC and is powered by a 3A, 6-20V Switch Mode Power Supply that can also power the Pi. Copperhill Technologies has launched a CAN-Bus HAT for the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B designed for industrial […]

Sandwich-style RK3399 SBC has optional NVMe and 4G

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 04:22:01 PM
Boardcon’s “Idea3399” SBC integrates a CM3399 module with 4GB LPDDR4 that runs Android 7.1.2 on a Rockchip RK3399. The SBC offers optional M.2-based NVMe and mini-PCIe-based 4G. Boardcon also recently unveiled a MediaTek-based CM-MT6737 module. Boardcon announced a compute module and an SBC based on it equipped with a hexa-core Rockchip RK3399 SoC. As noted […]

SDR dev kit builds on Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 08:58:01 PM
Avnet has launched an “RFSoC Development Kit” that extends Xilinx’s eval kit for its Linux-powered, Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC. The kit adds a Qorvo 2×2 Small Cell RF front-end for SDR prototyping and integrates MATLAB and Simulink. Xilinx launched its 5G-focused Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC variant of its Arm/FPGA hybrid Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoc last year and then […]

SMARC 2.0 module runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 04:33:14 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-SMX8-Mini” SMARC 2.0 module runs Linux on NXP’s i.MX8M Mini with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 128GB eMMC and optional WiFi and -40 to 85°C. There’s also a new carrier and coolers for Congatec’s Epyc 3000 based conga-B7E3 module. NXP’s power-efficient, 14nm FinFET fabricated i.MX8M Mini has attracted considerable support among computer-on-module manufacturers, starting […]

Compact Kaby Lake embedded PC supports Linux

Monday 16th of September 2019 08:02:28 PM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX100-51R-FL” embedded PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a 7th Gen U-series CPU and offers a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and serial ports plus a DP++ port and M.2 slots for WiFi and SATA. Axiomtek announced a compact (142 x 87 x 58mm) embedded computer equipped with […]

Intel launches fanless, Apollo Lake based NUC mini-PC and SBC

Monday 16th of September 2019 04:48:34 PM
Intel has posted specs for a previously tipped “NUC 8 Rugged” mini-PC and 3.5-inch baseboard. The fanless NUC runs Linux or Windows on an Apollo Lake Celeron with soldered 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC, M.2 for NVMe, and dual HDMI ports. Most of Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-PCs are fan-cooled models with Intel […]

3rd gen kit for embedded linux self-training is Raspberry Pi B-based

Friday 13th of September 2019 08:17:47 PM
The 3rd generation Embedded Linux Learning Kit from Intellimetrix includes a Raspberry Pi 3B board, a Pi HAT with peripherals, power supply, cables and Linux software. It also features a manual tailored specifically for teaching yourself embedded Linux. Intellimetrix has announced the immediate availability of the third generation of its Embedded Linux Learning Kit (E.L.L.K.). […]

Qualcomm IPQ4019-based SOM and dev board run OpenWrt Linux

Thursday 12th of September 2019 09:29:43 PM
The “Habanero” module from 8devices runs OpenWrt on Qualcomm’s IPQ4019 SoC. The $55 open spec board supports dual-band, MU-MIMO 802.11ac (Wave2). A development kit for with module adds 5 Ethernet ports and USB. 8devices has added the Habanero as a new member to its line of dual-band system-on-modules (SOMs). The SOM is available in two […]

Raspberry Pi clone sports 1.84GHz Intel Cherry Trail processor

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 09:36:36 PM
Radxa has posted specs for a new member of its community backed “Rock Pi” Raspberry Pi lookalike SBC family, this time with an Intel Cherry Trail Atom x5-Z8300, USB 3.0, microSD, HDMI, eDP/MIPI, and GbE, plus optional WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. In June, Radxa unveiled its Rock Pi S SBC that runs Linux on […]

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