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Touch panel PCs offer a choice of 64 models mixing different sizes and Intel chips

Friday 21st of June 2019 03:42:57 PM
Taicenn’s Linux-friendly, IP65 protected “TPC-DCM” industrial panel PCs let you choose between 6th or 7th Gen U-series Core, Apollo Lake, or Bay Trail CPUs with 2x GbE, SATA, optional wireless, and capacitive touchscreens between 15 and 24 inches. Taicenn, which last year introduced an Intel Bay Trail based, in-vehicle TPC-DCXXXC1E panel PC has now returned […]

3.5-inch SBC features Intel Gemini Lake

Thursday 20th of June 2019 09:24:32 PM
Ibase has launched a 3.5-inch “IB822” SBC with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC with 16GB DDR4, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, triple displays, and 2x M2 expansion slots. Ibase’s IB822, which is not to be confused with its similarly 3.5-inch, circa-2008 IB882 SBC running the Atom Z500 or the more recent, Apollo Lake based IB818 3.5-inch […]

Railway computer takes on AI analytics with Nvidia Quadro graphics

Thursday 20th of June 2019 07:52:10 PM
Adlink’s Linux-ready, EN50155-certified “PIS-5500” railway analytics computer offers Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core i7 CPUs with AI-enabled Nvidia Quadro graphics. I/O includes 10x GbE, 2x or 4x SATA, 2x mini-PCIe, and M.2. Railway computers are growing more sophisticated and starting to specialize. Whereas Adlink’s Apollo Lake based DMI-1210 touch-panel computer is designed for train […]

Kontron unveils Whiskey Lake-UE module and updates Coffee Lake COM to 9th Gen chips

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 08:02:07 PM
Kontron’s Linux-friendly “COMe-cWL6 (E2S)” COM Express Compact Type 6 module features Intel’s new 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE CPUs with an optional 1TB NVMe SSD. Kontron also updated its COMe-bCL6 with support for 9th Gen Intel CPUs. Intel recently released some embedded-focused UE versions of its 8th Gen Whiskey Lake U-series processors, which are appearing on […]

Radxa updates Rock Pi 4 with NVMe and debuts PoE HAT and a tiny RK3308-based voice board

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 05:32:17 PM
Radxa unveiled a 38 x 38mm, $10 and up “Rock Pi S” SBC that runs Linux on a quad -A53 RK3308. There’s also a v1.4 update of the RK3399-based Rock Pi 4 that adds 4MB SPI for booting NVMe drives plus a Rock Pi PoE HAT and a USB 3.0 eMMC adapter. Radxa, which returned […]

Compact Jetson TX2 computer has eight USB 3.0 ports

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 03:35:49 PM
Aaeon’s rugged “Boxer-8150AI” computer runs Linux on a Jetson TX2 module and features 2x HDMI ports and 8x USB 3.0 ports for hooking up cameras for on-site edge AI analytics. Like the quad-GbE Boxer-8120AI, the Boxer-8150AI uses an Nvidia Jetson TX2 module and its CUDA-enabled AI libraries to analyze visual information from connected cameras. In […]

DJI spices up Matrice drones with 2nd Gen Manifold computer running Ubuntu with snaps

Monday 17th of June 2019 05:48:31 PM
Canonical announced Ubuntu snaps support for DJI’s second-gen Manifold companion computer for its Matrice drones. The Manifold 2 offers a choice of Jetson TX2 or Intel Coffee Lake-U chips. DJI’s industry leading drones such as its Phantom and Matrice models are directed by flight controllers that run a proprietary operating system. Yet, in 2015, the […]

Voice boards run Linux on Cortex-A35 based RK3308

Friday 14th of June 2019 08:15:50 PM
Hangzhou Wild Chip Tech has launched two open-spec “MDK3308” dev kits with 6-mic arrays that extend a Linux-driven “Mcuzone MDK3308 Coreboard” module running a quad -A35 Rockchip RK3308. Over on AliExpress, there’s a new Mcuzone MDK3308 Coreboard module featuring a Cortex-A35 based Rockchip RK3308 SoC. The Mcuzone MDK3308 Coreboard sells for $23 (256MB RAM) or […]

Up to 4.3GHz, hexa-core Coffee Lake-H on tap in new 3.5-inch SBC

Friday 14th of June 2019 03:20:49 PM
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37M” SBC showcases Intel’s 8th Gen H-series CPUs with triple displays, 4x USB 3.1, 2x SATA III, 2x GbE, and mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion. Commell has latched onto Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” product line and is holding on tight. Last August, Commell launched the LV-67X industrial Mini-ITX board and followed up with […]

Security service tracks embedded Linux vulnerabilities

Thursday 13th of June 2019 08:53:01 PM
Timesys has launched a Vigiles security monitoring and management platform with CVE tracking for embedded Linux available as free software or as a subscription service. Timesys Vigiles automates the identification, tracking, and analysis of vulnerabilities by comparing embedded Linux firmware with NIST’s daily Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) notifications. The software helps customers focus on […]

Banana Pi M4 launches for $38 with M.2, 40-pin, and PoE

Thursday 13th of June 2019 08:04:44 PM
SinoVoip has launched its previously revealed “Banana Pi BPI-M4” SBC for $38. The Raspberry Pi-like board runs Linux on a quad -A53 Realtek RTD1395 and offers HDMI, M.2, WiFi/BT, 40-pin GPIO, PoE, and 5x USB ports. When SinoVoip announced its Banana Pi BPI-M4 in February, it suggested the board would be coming soon. As it […]

Mini Type 10 and Compact Type 6 modules tap Apollo Lake

Thursday 13th of June 2019 06:52:36 PM
Ibase has launched two Apollo Lake based COM Express modules: a Mini Type 10 “ET875” and a Compact Type 6 “ET870” with up to 8GB and 16GB, respectively, plus up to 32GB eMMC, extended temp support, and 15-year availability. Like Ibase’s Qseven form-factor IBQ800 module, its new COM Express modules are equipped with Intel’s Apollo […]

4-channel temp measurement HAT can be stacked eight high per Pi

Thursday 13th of June 2019 02:51:55 PM
MCC has released a stackable, $149 “MCC 134 Thermocouple Measurement HAT” for the Raspberry Pi with 4x isolated, 24-bit thermocouple inputs and a thermocouple detection feature. Measurement Computing Corp. (MCC) has launched its third DAQ HAT for the Raspberry Pi, this time taking on temperature measurement. The $149 MCC 134 Thermocouple Measurement HAT follows its […]

Tiny Snapdragon 820E module boasts long lifecycle support

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 11:04:37 PM
Intrinsyc’s $259 “Open-Q 820Pro μSOM” module runs Android 9 or Debian Linux on a quad-core, up to 2.34GHz Snapdragon 820E and offers long lifecycles, 4GB LPDDR4, 32GB flash, WiFi-ac, and an optional $499 dev kit. The Open-Q 820Pro μSOM is a pin-compatible drop-in replacement for the two-year old Open-Q 820 µSOM and offers a similar […]

Atari VCS goes on $250 pre-order with Linux running on Ryzen R1000

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 08:31:39 PM
Atari has opened $250 pre-orders for its Atari VCS retro game console, which will run Linux on the new AMD Ryzen R1000 SoC. Indiegogo backers are set for a December release while new orders will be fulfilled in Mar. 2020. At E3 Expo this week in Los Angeles, Atari announced that public pre-orders will launch […]

Linux-friendly Whiskey Lake-UE boards feature up to 15-year availability

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 04:51:48 PM
Congatec has launched a “Conga-TC370” COM Express Type 6 and two SBCs — the 3.5-inch “Conga-JC370” and thin Mini-ITX “Conga-IC370” — with new embedded “UE” 8th Gen chips with 10-year plus availability. At Embedded World in early March, Congatec unveiled 3.5-inch Conga-JC370 and thin Mini-ITX Conga-IC370 SBCs with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake U-series processors. […]

Wind River Linux adds Docker and Kubernetes support for the edge

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 08:56:45 PM
The latest version of Wind River Linux debuts an “OverC” container stack that eases integration of frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes on edge devices. The Yocto-based embedded distro is available in open source and commercial versions. When reading about the latest, container-friendly version of the market-leading commercial Wind River Linux distribution, we were struck […]

Skylake box PC has 6x GbE with optional PoE and Myriad X support

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 07:05:45 PM
Lanner’s Linux-ready, Skylake-U based “LEC-2580” industrial PC offers 6x GbE ports with optional PoE plus 2x HDMI, 2x SATA bays, and dual mini-PCIe slots that support Myriad X neural processing cards. Lanner’s press release for the LEC-2580 talks almost exclusively about its support for Intel Movidius Myriad X neural processing cards backed up by “seamless […]

i.MX8M COM and carrier support NVMe

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 03:22:05 PM
MYIR’s -30 to 80°C tolerant “MYC-JX8MX CPU Module” runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M with 1GB or 2GB LPDDR4 and 8GB eMMC. A “MYD-JX8MX” dev board adds 5x USB 3.0 plus mini-PCIe and PCIe x4 for NVMe. MYIR, which has spun several embedded modules and SBCs with NXP’s low-power, Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UL and […]

Popcorn SBCs include a Chip reboot plus quad- and octa-core Amlogic models

Monday 10th of June 2019 09:51:35 PM
Source Parts has gone to Kickstarter to reboot the open-spec Chip SBC as a $49 and up “Original Popcorn.” There are also two “Super Popcorn” models that swap the Allwinner GR8 for a quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905D or octa-core -A53 S912. The nice thing about fully open source SBCs such as Next Thing Co.’s Chip […]

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