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Linux-powered AM65xx module supports up to six Gigabit TSN ports

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 06:24:00 PM
TQ-Embedded’s “TQMa65xx” module runs Linux on TI’s up to quad -A53 AM65x and supplies up to 6x real-time capable GbE controllers for TSN or fieldbus applications. Last year we looked at some TQM-branded compute modules from TQ-Embedded equipped with Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake and NXP QorIQ Layerscape LS1028A processors, and earlier this month we […]

PoE-ready Ryzen V1000 SBC is all about camera control

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 03:27:43 PM
Axiomtek’s “MIRU130” SBC targets embedded vision applications with a Ryzen V1000 SoC, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, HDMI and DP ports, cam triggers and lighting controls, 2x M.2, PCIe x16, and 4x GbE ports, 2x of which offer PoE. Axiomtek recently launched a CAPA13R, joineing Seco’s similarly 3.5-inch SBC-C90 as the only SBCs we have seen […]

Gemini Lake industrial mini-PCs are loaded with USB and COM ports

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 01:57:52 PM
GigaIPC latest QBiX Series industrial mini-PCs run Linux or Windows on Intel Gemini Lake and offer up to 8x USB and 5x COM ports plus dual displays, GbE, SATA III, M.2, and ruggedization features. Taiwanese computer vendor Gigabyte primarily produces consumer and enterprise desktop PC and server equipment, so we were surprised in 2017 when […]

Zynq Ultrascale+ Pico-ITX SBC offers Xilinx AI support

Monday 25th of May 2020 01:37:40 PM
iWave’s “iW-RainboW-G36S Corazon AI” Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on an FPGA-equipped, Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC with 2x GbE, HDMI in and out, mini-PCIe and M.2, a -40 to 85°C range, and support for the Xilinx Vitis AI Stack. iWave has announced what appears to be the first Pico-ITX board based on the Arm/FPGA hybrid Xilinx Zynq […]

96Boards CE Extended SBC taps the quad -A7 Quectel SC20 4G module

Friday 22nd of May 2020 08:06:20 PM
Shiratech’s “SRT-96B-MAIN-SC20-E/A” is a 96Boards CE Extended SBC that runs Android on a Quectel SC20 module equipped with a quad -A7 Snapdragon 210, 4G LTE, GNSS, and WiFi/BT. The SBC features a CSI cam, a MEMs mic, accelerometer, and photometric sensor. Last week we reported on Shiratech’s Linux-driven Stinger96 96Boards IoT Edition SBC with a […]

Pico-ITX board runs Linux on an i.MX8M Mini

Friday 22nd of May 2020 04:53:50 PM
iWave’s “iW-RainboW-G34D” is a Pico-ITX dev kit with 5.5-inch display and a CSI cam that runs Linux on an i.MX8M Mini via its “iW-RainboW-G34M-SM” module. The kit supports NXP’s eIQ ML software for image recognition. iWave Systems has launched a Pico-ITX form-factor development kit based around an unnamed NXP i.MX8M Mini based module that appears […]

Open source project to build RPi powered smart delivery boxes to avoid Covid-19 contact

Thursday 21st of May 2020 08:27:04 PM
Techbase has launched a #CoronaIoT project that plans to build a wireless-enabled, open source Smart Delivery Box for contactless package delivery based on the Raspberry Pi and ESP32. Embedded Linux has already begun to play a role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in products such as open source ventilators and fever-ID equipment. Even […]

Raspberry Pi HAT offers up to 40W class D amp

Thursday 21st of May 2020 06:02:17 PM
Infineon’s $37 MERUS audio amplifier HAT for the Raspberry Pi incorporates a MERUS MA12070P multilevel class D amp with up to 40W peak power and 48KHz/24bit music playback. There are plenty of audio HATs for the Raspberry Pi with built-in amplifiers that are perfectly suited for various IoT applications, but not many you would want […]

Open source Raspberry Pi cluster software helps you evaluate cloud edge deployments

Thursday 21st of May 2020 04:33:22 PM
RackN has launched an open source “Edge Lab” reference architecture for building automated, multi-node Raspberry Pi clusters using its Digital Rebar platform for evaluating edge computing systems or emulating cloud platforms. RackN has posted open source code, instructions, and hardware recommendations on GitHub for setting up a Raspberry Pi cluster that works with its RackN […]

Fanless edge server has 24-core Arm SoC and 3-TOPS-per-Watt NPU

Wednesday 20th of May 2020 07:57:47 PM
Foxconn, Socionext, and Hailo are launching a fanless “BOXiedge” AI edge server with Socionext’s Linux-driven SynQuacer SC2A11 SoC with 24x Cortex-A53 cores. The system also features an up to 26-TOPS Hailo-8 NPU for analyzing 20 streaming cam feeds in real time. In January, Foxconn, Socionext, and Network Optix announced a BOXiedge AI video analysis solution […]

Embedded computers tap Jetson Xavier NX and AGX Xavier

Tuesday 19th of May 2020 08:21:16 PM
Advantech’s “MIC-710AIX” edge AI computer and 8x PoE “MIC-710IVX” NVR system run Linux on Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier NX. There’s also an AGX Xavier based MIC-730AI system. Advantech has launched two embedded computers built around Nvidia’s Jetson Xavier NX module, which recently began shipping with a $399 Jetson Xavier NX Dev Kit. The MIC-710AIX is a […]

Coffee Lake Box PC offers PCIe and PCI expansion

Tuesday 19th of May 2020 04:15:12 PM
Ibase’s semi-rugged “AMS210” box PC runs on 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with features including dual SATA bays, 4x GbE, 6x USB, 3x DP, and PCI and PCIe expansion slots. Ibase announced an industrial embedded box PC and “automatic control system” for factory automation, machine vision, digital signage, and industrial IoT applications. The […]

Ubuntu-friendly POS system has up to two 15.6-inch screens

Monday 18th of May 2020 06:33:05 PM
Avalue’s Ubuntu-ready, IP65-protected “RiVar-1501” is a 15.6-inch, HD all-in-one POS terminal with an Apollo Lake processor, GbE, 6x USB 3.0, 2x COM, and support for a second touchscreen. Avalue announced a point-of-sale (POS) capacitive touchscreen terminal called the RiVar-1501 that runs on a quad-core Celeron J3455 from Intel’s Apollo Lake generation. The 15.1-inch, HD capacitive […]

10th Gen Comet Lake-S splashes down on embedded PCs

Monday 18th of May 2020 02:16:08 PM
Vecow’s Linux-ready ECX-2000 Series offer up to 10-core Comet Lake-S CPUs with 6x GbE with PoE and optional 2.5GbE and 10GbE. Below, we take a closer look at Comet Lake-S and sum up the latest news on Intel’s Ice, Rocket, Tiger, and Alder Lake. Vecow announced one of the first embedded industrial computers based on […]

Little Linux wireless gateway keeps it simple

Friday 15th of May 2020 08:38:40 PM
Artila’s compact “Wireless Gateway Matrix-702” for wireless remote monitoring runs Linux on a SAMA5D35 and offers GbE and Fast Ethernet ports and a mini-PCIe slot with micro-SIM. Artila has announced a “simple, cost-effective remote monitoring solution” for “device-to-cloud service.” The DIN-rail mountable, 109.6 x 89 x 30mm Wireless Gateway Matrix-702 has a similar form factor […]

Stinger96 SBC launches and joins 500-unit giveaway of STM32MP1x based 96Boards

Friday 15th of May 2020 03:06:28 PM
Shiratech’s $168 “Stinger96” 96Boards IoT Edition SBC runs Linux on an STM32MP157 and offers an NB-IoT modem. The SBC powers a $195 “IoT Box” system that adds WiFi/BT, mics, and sensors. Shiratech has joined Arrow and ST to give away 500 Stinger96 and Avenger96 SBCs. Shiratech has posted specs for a 96Boards IoT Edition Extended […]

Toradex unveils Apalis i.MX8X module with Torizon Linux support

Thursday 14th of May 2020 10:30:00 PM
Toradex’s “Apalis i.MX8X” module runs Linux on NXP’s up to quad -A35 i.MX8X and offers ECC RAM support. The company also announced that its Torizon Linux distro is available for both the Apalis i.MX8X and smaller Colibri iMX8X. In February while reporting on Toradex’s new Verdin form-factor and Verdin iMX8M Mini and Verdin iMX8M Nano […]

Xavier NX Dev Kit ships as Nvidia adds cloud-native support for all the Jetsons

Thursday 14th of May 2020 04:44:37 PM
[Updated: May 18] — Nvidia’s $399 Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit runs Linux on the hexa-core Jetson Xavier NX with up to 21 TOPS AI performance. The company also announced cloud native support for the NX and other Jetsons, thereby enabling container apps. Last November, when Nvidia unveiled its Jetson Xavier NX compute module, there […]

Linux-driven networking SBC offers GbE, 2.5GbE, and WiFi 6

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 08:20:05 PM
The Compex CP01 router board — also called the DR6018 — runs OpenWrt on a quad -A53 Qualcomm IPQ6018 and offers a 2.5GbE port, 5x GbE ports with PoE, an M.2 E-key slot, and dual-band 802.11ax (WiFi 6). A Compex CP01 router board has begun sampling with 802.11a/n/ac/ax (WiFi 6) built around a Qualcomm Atheros […]

BeagleBone Green Gateway SBC offers LAN and WiFi too

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 03:27:06 PM
[Updated: May 15] — Seeed has launched a $59.90 “Seeed Studio BeagleBone Green Gateway” SBC that runs Linux on TI’s Sitara AM3358 and combines the Ethernet port of the BeagleBone Green with the WiFi/BLE function of the BB Green Wireless. Seeed has launched a new model in its line of BeagleBone compatibles that balances the […]

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