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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 […]

RK3399 hacker board upgrade adds 4GB LPDDR4 RAM

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 09:17:58 PM
FriendlyElec has released an upgraded version of its Rockchip RK3399 based SBC, the NanoPi-M4. Called NanoPi M4V2, the new $70 board is mostly identical to its predecessor, but offers 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, along with two user buttons for power and recovery. A little over a year ago, FriendlyElec rolled out its third RK3399 based […]

Shipping schedule released for Linux-driven Librem 5 phone

Monday 9th of September 2019 09:52:35 PM
Purism has revealed its shipping schedule for its privacy-oriented Librem 5 smartphone running PureOS. Comprised of six iterations, the shipping schedule spans from this month into Q4 2020. Meanwhile, the Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has launched its 3rd gen phone, the Fairphone 3 running Android 9. Purism has announced its shipping schedule for its Librem […]

3.5-inch SBC and embedded PC feature Whiskey Lake-UE

Thursday 5th of September 2019 08:43:54 PM
Vecow unveiled an “EMBC-3000” 3.5-inch SBC with SUMIT expansion and an “SPC-5200” embedded PC with PoE that run Linux or Win 10 on Whiskey Lake-UE CPUs. I/O includes 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, 2x mini-PCIe, and triple displays. Taiwan-based embedded vendor Vecow has been making Intel-based computers for years, dating back […]

Microsoft’s Azure-focused, 8MP smart AI camera runs Linux on Qualcomm SoC

Thursday 5th of September 2019 05:12:36 PM
Microsoft announced a $249 “Vision AI Developer Kit” with an 8MP, 4K camera that runs Linux on Qualcomm’s 10nm, AI-enabled QCS603 SoC. The kit is aimed at AI edge developers using Azure IoT Edge and Azure Machine Learning. Some of us old timers are still getting used to Microsoft choosing Linux to power its Azure […]

Tiny ZeroPi SBC swaps out GPIO for GbE

Thursday 5th of September 2019 02:58:11 PM
FriendlyElec has launched a tiny, $13 “ZeroPi” SBC that runs Linux on a quad -A7 Allwinner H3 with 512MB DDR3 and provides single GbE, USB 2.0, and micro-USB ports — but no GPIO. FriendlyElec has introduced a headless, open-spec SBC that combines the quad-core, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 of its NanoPi Neo with the Gigabit Ethernet […]

Arm-based touch-panel computer has a slim, 31.7mm profile

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 08:08:51 PM
Data Modul’s rugged, 10.1-inch “Slim Panel PC” runs Yocto 2.4 with Linux 4.9 on an i.MX6 with a capacitive touchscreen, dual CAN ports, Ethernet, mini-PCIe, and micro-HDMI ports. Data Modul announced an “ultra-flat” Slim Panel PC with a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen that runs Linux on an 800MHz NXP i.MX6 Solo, DualLite, or Quad. The name […]

Scaled-back version of Khadas Vim3 starts at $50

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 04:13:54 PM
Shenzhen Wesion has launched a “Khadas Vim3L” spin of the Vim3 starting at $50 with half the max RAM and eMMC that swaps out the hexa-core A311D for a quad -A55 Amlogic S905D3 with a scaled-back Mali-G31 and 1.2-TOPS NPU. Prices have also dropped on the Vim1 and Vim2. Shenzhen Wesion’s Khadas project has released […]

Whiskey Lake-UE module supports four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 07:28:58 PM
Adlink’s Linux-ready “cExpress-WL” Compact Type 6 module features an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE chip with up to 64GB DDR4, 3x SATA, 8x PCIe, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Adlink announced a COM Express Compact Type 6 module that follow earlier modules with the 95 x 95mm form factor including […]

Compact computer has Ryzen V1000, four GbE ports with PoE, and NVMe

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 04:23:12 PM
Neousys is launching a compact, rugged “POC-500” embedded PC with a Ryzen Embedded V1000, 4x GbE with PoE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x COM, dual displays, an NVMe-ready M.2 slot, and mini-PCIe and MezIO expansion. We missed Neousys’ announcement of its POC-500 series earlier this summer, but the rugged, compact system is still listed as “coming […]

Compact module taps AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 02:36:51 PM
Arbor’s Ubuntu-supported “EmETXe-a10M0” Compact Type 6 module features a soldered Ryzen Embedded V1000 with up to 32GB plus a GbE controller and triple display support. Arbor Technology has posted specs for a COM Express Compact Type 6 module with AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC. The EmETXe-a10M0 joins other V1000-based modules using the 95 x 95mm […]

Industrial computers feature with 9th or 8th Gen Coffee Lake

Friday 30th of August 2019 08:11:53 PM
Neousys has launched a “Nuvo-8208GC” edge AI PC and three variants of a “Nuvo-7100VTC” automotive controller with 9th and 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs. It also added 9th Gen support to the 8th Gen ready Nuvo-7000 and Nuvo-7164GC. Taiwan-based Neousys Technology announced support for Intel’s 9th Generation Coffee Lake processors on six Nuvo-branded industrial computers, […]

Apollo Lake industrial computer is only 26mm tall

Friday 30th of August 2019 02:40:23 PM
Nexcom’s compact, rugged “NISE 51” industrial computer runs Linux or Windows on a dual-core Apollo Lake Celeron with a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, M.2, and RS232 plus RS422/485, DP, and mini-PCIe. Nexcom has announced an “affordable” and “cost effective” computer for smart factory and M2M applications that measures a trim 162 […]

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