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Jetson Nano based robotics kit connects to SparkFun sensors

Friday 16th of August 2019 07:51:31 PM
SparkFun has launched a version of Nvidia’s Jetson Nano based JetBot AI Kit robotics kit equipped with its Qwiic pHat, a wide-angle camera, and more. Also new: a SparkFun DLI Kit for Jetson Nano to use in conjunction with an Nvidia AI course. When Nvidia launched its Linux-powered Jetson Nano module and $99 Jetson Nano […]

Type 2 customers can now update to Skylake and Kaby Lake

Friday 16th of August 2019 03:04:19 PM
Adlink has released two Linux-ready COM Express Basic Type 2 modules for legacy customers: The Express-SL2 offers Intel 6th Gen and the Express-KL2 features 7th Gen processors. Back in 2014, Adlink launched a pair of COM Express Type 2 drop-in replacement modules running on Intel 4th Gen. Core (Express-HL2) and Bay Trail Atom (cExpress-BT2). We […]

Add-on for Octeon TX based SBCs enables up to 21 WiFi access points

Thursday 15th of August 2019 08:23:58 PM
[Updated: Aug. 16] — Gateworks’ GW16081 mini-PCIe expansion modules can be connected to its Linux-driven Newport GW6400 and GW6300 networking SBCs, enabling up to 21 WiFi APs for multi-radio applications. When Gateworks launched its Ventana line of i.MX6-based SBCs back in 2013, it also announced a line of mini-PCIe based expansion modules for the boards. […]

Linux-driven compute module offers three flavors of i.MX6 UltraLite

Thursday 15th of August 2019 03:37:30 PM
Variscite has launched SODIMM-style “VAR-SOM-6UL” module that runs Linux on NXP’s power-efficient i.MX6 UL, ULL, and ULZ SoCs. The WiFi-equipped, -40 to 85°C ready module ships with a new “Concerto” carrier. Prior to Embedded World in late February, Variscite previewed the VAR-SOM-6UL with incomplete details. The SODIMM-200 form-factor module has now launched starting at $24 […]

13MP MIPI-CSI2 cam plugs into Variscite i.MX8M board

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 08:01:15 PM
E-con has launched a 13-megapixel, 4-lane MIPI-CSI2 “e-CAM130_iMX8M” camera designed to work with Variscite’s DART-MX8M eval kit. Future models will support Variscite’s i.MX8M Mini, i.MX8X and i.MX8 QuadMax based boards. E-con Systems announced a collaboration with embedded board vendor Variscite to provide cameras optimized for its Linux-driven, NXP i.MX8-powered compute modules. For starters, E-con has […]

Tiny Type 10 module serves up Apollo Lake with 16GB DDR4

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 04:42:20 PM
Kontron’s Linux-friendly, COM Express Mini Type 10 form-factor “COMe-m4AL10” and “COMe-m4AL10 (E2)” modules are built around Apollo Lake SoCs and offer up to 16GB DDR4 and 64GB eMMC with up to -40 to 85°C (E2) support. Kontron announced two 84 x 55mm, Intel Apollo Lake based compute modules with 16GB DDR4. The Atom-powered, -40 to […]

Tiny i.MX8M Mini module plugs into carrier via M.2

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 08:36:27 PM
InnoComm’s audio focused “WB15” module is built around an i.MX8M Mini SoC and ships with 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, and connectors that plug into dual M.2 expansion slots on the $195 “WB15EVK” dev kit. InnoComm has launched a tiny, 50 x 45mm compute module equipped with NXP’s quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M Mini SoC. The WB15 […]

Linux-driven i.MX6 gateway offers 4G plus isolated serial and CANBus

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 05:20:42 PM
Forlinx announced a compact “FCU1201” IoT gateway that runs Linux on an i.MX6 DualLite and offers 4G, WiFi/BT, LAN, CAN, HDMI, USB, serial, DIDO, and CANBus. Chinese embedded vendor Forlinx has unveiled a power-efficient FCU1201 IoT gateway equipped with NXP’s 1GHz, dual-core Cortex-A9 i.MX6 DualLite. Like the company’s i.MX6 UL-equipped FCU1101, the system combines extensive […]

Compact, TX2-based embedded computer has four PoE ports

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 03:18:18 PM
Aaeon’s rugged, low-height “Boxer-8170AI” AI edge computer runs Linux on a Jetson TX2 and supplies 4x USB 3.0 and 4x PoE-enabled LAN ports for powering cameras. You also get 2x HDMI, 2x serial, GbE, and optional SATA and CANBus. Aaeon has launched a fanless Boxer-8170AI computer for $1,200. The latest in a line of Boxer-branded, […]

13MP UVC camera for multi-cam applications features FPGA and buffer for smooth streaming

Monday 12th of August 2019 08:38:35 PM
E-con has unveiled a Linux-ready, “FRAMEsafe” series of USB UVC cameras with multi-frame buffers that support 4K multi-camera applications. The initial, 13-megapixel “FSCAM_CU135” model has a Xilinx Spartan FPGA and 2Gb DDR3. E-con Systems has launched the FSCAM_CU135 — the first in a series of FRAMEsafe cameras with an internal buffer that “ensures reliable transfer […]

Rugged industrial PCs with Skylake or Kaby Lake offer up to four PCIe/PCI slots

Monday 12th of August 2019 05:30:37 PM
Advantech’s modular “IPC-220/240” industrial computers run on 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs with dual SATA bays, up to triple display support, up to 6x USB 3.0 ports, and either 2x (220) or 4x (240) PCIe/PCI slots. Advantech has launched IPC-220 and IPC-240 industrial PCs starting at $1,055 for the IPC-220 with an Intel 6th […]

3.5-inch SBC takes quad-core Whiskey Lake-U for a spin

Monday 12th of August 2019 03:21:55 PM
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37N” SBC features an up to quad-core, 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U processor plus triple display support, 2x SATA III, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2, and M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion. Commell, which has gone all out for Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake chips with embedded boards including its 3.5-inch LE-37M, has now […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe sessions are posted

Friday 9th of August 2019 06:37:54 PM
The Linux Foundation has released its presentation line-up for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and the co-located Open Source Summit Europe, scheduled for Oct. 28-30 in Lyon, France. Just as the North American versions of the Embedded Linux Conference and Open Source Summit (formerly LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ContainerCon) are joining forces to share the […]

Rough, tough 10.4- and 12.1-inch in-vehicle computers offer 802.11ac and LTE

Friday 9th of August 2019 03:27:13 PM
Advantech has launched a Linux-friendly “DLT-V72 Facelift” series of rugged, Intel Bay Trail based vehicle-mounted computers in 10.4- and 12.1-inch models with 802.11ac, LTE, and optional UPS, sensors, and screen blanking. Advantech has updated its DLT-V72 line of rugged vehicle-mounted terminals (VMTs) for warehouse management, port management, heavy-duty operations, and manufacturing applications. New features on […]

10.1-inch WUXGA panel PC runs Linux or Android on an i.MX8M

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 08:49:23 PM
Estone has launched a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 “PPC-4310” touch-panel computer that runs Linux or Android on a quad -A53 i.MX8M with up to 4GB LPDDR4, WiFi/BT, and up to 2x GbE ports with PoE. Estone Technology has begun sampling a frameless panel PC optimized for industrial HMI and control, but also supporting commercial and […]

Fanless industrial Apollo Lake computer has dual mini-PCIe slots

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 03:25:16 PM
Ibase’s compact, rugged “CSB200-818” industrial computer is equipped with an Apollo Lake SoC, removable SATA, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 4x COM, 2x mini-PCIe, and HDMI. Ibase has launched a fanless, 172 x 111.6 x 53mm computer built around its 3.5-inch IB818 SBC aimed at industrial automation and intelligent transportation applications. No OS support was […]

Linux heads for space in hardened Ai-RIO computer

Friday 2nd of August 2019 07:33:59 PM
Aitech announced that its VxWorks-driven “Ai-RIO” computer, which is available in separate Space and Mil/Aero configurations, now offers a Linux BSP. The rugged Ai-RIO runs on a PowerPC-based NXP P1020 and offers radiation resistance and modular I/O expansion. Commercial space travel is on the verge of becoming a major market for embedded computing. Much of […]

Ubuntu-powered AI computers tap Jetson TX2 and Nano modules

Friday 2nd of August 2019 03:33:29 PM
Advantech’s MIC-720AI and MIC-710IVA edge-AI computers run Ubuntu on Nvidia Jetson TX2 and Nano modules, respectively. The compact, rugged MIC-720AI has a single PoE port while the MIC-710IVA NVR system has 8x PoE ports. At the 2019 Nvidia GPU Technology Conference in late May, Advantech previewed three Nvidia Jetson-based, “MIC” branded edge AI solutions for […]

Machine vision controller offers PoE and real-time vision I/O

Thursday 1st of August 2019 08:24:25 PM
Axiomtek’s “IPS962-512-PoE” embedded vision PC supports 6th or 7th Gen Intel chips and offers 4x PoE-ready GbE, PCIe, 4x USB 3.0, modular I/O expansion, and real-time vision-specific I/O with microsecond triggering and LED lighting control. Axiomtek has launched a IPS962-512-PoE machine vision controller with modular I/O expansion, isolated I/O interfaces, and real-time controls. The latter […]

Linux-driven Librem 5 phone is on pre-order for $699

Thursday 1st of August 2019 06:10:06 PM
Purism has opened $699 pre-orders for its privacy-oriented Librem 5 smartphone, with Q3 shipments. The phone runs the Linux-based PureOS on a quad -A53 i.MX8M with 3GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, a 5.7-inch IPS touchscreen, and a 4G modem. It has been two years since Purism opened a crowdfunding campaign for its privacy-focused Librem 5 smartphone […]

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