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Tracealyzer diagnostics software adds Linux support, offers free beta download

Thursday 25th of June 2020 03:05:16 PM
Percepio announced 45-day free evaluation version of its Tracealyzer 4.4 trace diagnostics program, its first release to support embedded Linux. At Embedded World in February, Percepio announced that its latest Tracealyzer 4.4 visual trace diagnostics release added support for embedded Linux. Two weeks before, Wind River announced it was making the software available with its […]

Thin Mini-ITX duo includes Coffee Lake and Whiskey Lake models

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 07:21:07 PM
Win Enterprises has unveiled a pair of Linux-ready thin Mini-ITX boards with 2x GbE and 4x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports: the Gen Coffee lake “MB-50050” with 4x serial I/Os and the Whiskey Lake powered “MB-50040” with up to 64GB RAM and optional 9-36V power. Win Enterprises has announced two new thin Mini-ITX boards aimed at […]

Tiny, Linux-ready Gemini Lake mini-PC starts at $155

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 03:02:45 PM
CHUWI has launched a 61 x 61 x 43mm “LarkBox” mini-PC on Indiegogo that runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s Gemini Lake with prices starting at $155 with 6GB LPDDR4, 128GB eMMC, an M.2 for an SSD, WiFi/BT, 2x USB 3.0, and a 4K-ready HDMI 2.0 port. Shenzhen, China based CHUWI has blown past […]

Up to 21.5-inch touch panels power up with Whiskey Lake

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 07:55:54 PM
Vecow’s rugged, 10.1- to 21.5-inch “MTC-7000 Series” touch-panel systems run Linux or Win 10 on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPU and offer 16:9 ratios, up to 32GB RAM, SATA, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, DVI-D and DP, and 2x mini-PCIe. Vecow has announced a line of rugged, all-in-one touch-panel computers with 10.1-, 15-, […]

Linux-based wireless gateway links up to Azure-ready IoT stack

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 04:03:01 PM
Cloud of Things’ compact, Arm/Linux based “DeviceTone IoT Gateway” is equipped with MikroBus, LAN, GPIO, WiFi, LTE, NB-IoT, BLE Long Range, and DECT ULE. Both the gateway and an MCU-based “Genie” edge node work with an Azure-certified DeviceTone IoT Suite. We found out about Cloud of Things’ DeviceTone IoT Gateway, DeviceTone Genie edge node, and […]

Qualcomm router board offers 10GbE and WiFi 6

Monday 22nd of June 2020 08:11:02 PM
Wally’s “DR8074A” and Compex’s “HK01” are similar implementations of a Linux-driven Qualcomm reference design for its quad-core -A53, 802.11-ax enabled IPQ8074 router SoC. The SBCs feature 5x GbE and single 10GbE and SFP+ ports. Wally’s has posted specs for a DR8074A (HK01) router board based on a Qualcomm reference design for its IPQ8074 SoC. Earlier […]

Coffee Lake system ships with optional Nvidia RTX 2060

Monday 22nd of June 2020 03:08:10 PM
Nexcom’s “AIEdge-X 300” runs Linux or Win 10 on an 8th/9th Gen Coffee Lake CPU and offers 2x SATA, 3x HDMI 2.0, 2x M.2, and a PCIe x16 slot with an optional Nvidia RTX 2060 card. Nexcom has announced an AI edge computer that offers a doublewide PCIe x16 slot for up to 160W graphics […]

Coffee Lake monster loads up on SATA, PCIe, and M.2

Monday 22nd of June 2020 01:42:14 PM
IEI’s rugged, Linux-ready “TANK-880-Q370” runs on 8th/9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs and offers HDMI and DP, 3x GbE, 6x USB, 3x serial, 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, 3x M.2, and a mini-PCIe slot. IEI Technology has unleashed another one of its appropriately named TANK computers, following earlier models including the Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” based TANK-860-QGW. […]

Ubuntu Appliances for Raspberry Pi include AdGuard, MQTT, Nextcloud, openHAB, and PLEX

Friday 19th of June 2020 07:51:14 PM
Canonical has launched an Ubuntu Appliance project for container-like apps based on Ubuntu Core snap packages. The first five free appliances provide AdGuard, mosquitto MQTT server, Nextcloud, openHAB, and the PLEX media server on the Raspberry Pi. Canonical’s Ubuntu project has launched an Ubuntu Appliance sub-project that develops ready-to-use container applications based on Ubuntu Core […]

Compact Jetson TX computer offers CAN and dual M.2 slots

Friday 19th of June 2020 05:51:37 PM
Ibase has launched a fanless, extended temp “EC-3200” AI edge computer that runs Ubuntu on a Jetson TX2 with 5x USB, GbE, HDMI, COM or CAN, external GPIO, and 2x M.2 sockets. Ibase has announced its first product based on Nvidia’s Arm-based, AI-enabled Jetson product line. The compact, fanless EC-3200 is built around on Nvidia’s […]

CSI kit for the RPi CM3 has FPGA for camera control

Friday 19th of June 2020 04:10:34 PM
Vision Components’ $335 “VC Embedded Vision Kit CMI” for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module offers GbE, USB, 2x CSI, and an FPGA. It defaults to a 1MP, 120fps Omnivision module but supports up to 20MP modules German embedded vision vendor Vision Components has launched an adapter board for its VC MIPI camera modules that supports […]

Odroid-H2+ advances to faster Gemini Lake SoC, adds dual 2.5GbE ports

Thursday 18th of June 2020 09:10:27 PM
Hardkernel’s Linux-friendly, $119-and-up Odroid-H2+ SBC updates the H2 with a faster Gemini Lake Celeron J4115 CPU. It also improves the 12V power input, adds GPIO pins for USB 2.0 and HDMI CEC, and upgrades the 2x GbE ports to 2.5GbE. Ever since Hardkernel’s Odroid-H2 launched in 2018 after an unveiling the month before, it has […]

Qualcomm’s Linux-driven robotics kit taps Snapdragon 865

Wednesday 17th of June 2020 06:24:27 PM
The 96Boards-compatible “Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform” runs Linux and ROS 2 on a Qualcomm QRB5165 based on the 15-TOPS Snapdragon 865 with optional 5G and cameras including RealSense and ToF. Qualcomm and Thundercomm have followed up on last year’s Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform with a similarly 96Boards form-factor Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform that supports 5G […]

Linux-driven dev kit offers three VMs for motor control, vision, and gateway duties

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 07:54:35 PM
Congatec’s Intel IoT RFP qualified “Realtime Workload Consolidation Starter Kit” for robotics and automation runs 3x VMs including RT Linux and Ubuntu using the RTS Hypervisor on an 8th Gen Conga-TS370 module with an Arria 10 GX FPGA and a Basler camera. Several years ago, Intel launched an Intel IoT RFP (Request for Proposal) qualification […]

Hackable CrowPi2 STEAM education laptop available with 8GB Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 03:47:29 PM
Elecrow is Kickstarter-ing a $140-and-up, 2nd gen “CrowPi2” STEAM education laptop and hacker kit for the Raspberry Pi with a 11.6-inch HD screen, 2MP camera, mic, speakers, and a hacking bay full of sensors and modules. Hong Kong based Elecrow has followed up on its 2018 Kickstarter campaign for its Raspberry Pi based CrowPi computer […]

Compact Jetson Nano system has a PoE port

Monday 15th of June 2020 06:19:41 PM
Axiomtek’s rugged “AIE100-903-FL” embedded computer runs Ubuntu on Nvidia’s Jetson Nano with HDMI, mini-PCIe, NVMe-ready M.2, 2x USB, and 2x GbE ports, one of which offers PoE. Axiomtek has launched a compact, rugged edge AI system that runs Ubuntu 18.04 on Nvidia’s power-efficient, AI-enabled Jetson Nano module. The AIE100-903-FL is designed for intelligent edge AI […]

Linux-ready, 3.5-inch Coffee Lake SBC has four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports

Monday 15th of June 2020 04:00:20 PM
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “MIO-5393” SBC ships with Ubuntu 18.04 and Win 10 images and an 8th/9th Gen Coffee Lake-H CPU and offers triple display support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, and 2x M.2 slots. Advantech has launched a semi-rugged 3.5-inch SBC that supports Intel’s 9th and 8th Gen Coffee Lake/Refresh processors. The Linux-ready MIO-5393 shares […]

Coffee Lake Refresh micro-ATX SBC and embedded PC support Linux

Thursday 11th of June 2020 08:13:44 PM
Premio unveiled a Linux-ready, $316 “CT-MCL01” micro-ATX board with Intel 9th and 8th Gen CPUs and 4x PCIe Gen3 slots. The announcement follows a recent “RCO-6100” embedded PC based on the same Coffee Lake Refresh chips. Premio has announced several industrial-focused embedded products built around Intel’s 9th and 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors. Yesterday, the […]

3.5-inch SBC features Rockchip PX30

Wednesday 10th of June 2020 06:07:24 PM
Techvision’s “3.5’SBC-PX30-TVI3329A” SBC runs Android 8.1 on a quad -A35 Rockchip PX30 with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC plus dual HD displays with a choice of HDMI, LVDS, DSI, and eDP. Shenzhen-based Techvision has announced the first 3.5-inch SBC we have seen that features Rockchip’s PX30 SoC. The 3.5’SBC-PX30-TVI3329 supports car infotainment, retail […]

Linux-based PineTab tablet launches at $100, adds M.2 slot

Wednesday 10th of June 2020 03:35:03 PM
Pine64 has opened $100 preorders for its open-spec, 10.1-inch PineTab tablet with optional $20 keyboard. The tablet runs Ubuntu Touch on an Allwinner A64 with 2GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, mini-HDMI, 2x USB, dual cams, and an M.2 slot. The PineTab tablet that Pine64 announced in Feb. 2019 as part of an ambitious roadmap of open […]

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