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3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX8M

Thursday 1st of August 2019 03:21:44 PM
Ibase unveiled a 3.5-inch “IBR210” SBC that runs Yocto v2.5 Linux or Android 9 on a dual- or quad -A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 3GB soldered LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus 4K-ready HDMI 2.0, MIPI, LVDS, GbE, USB 3.0, M.2, and mini-PCIe. Ibase announced a 3.5-inch SBC built around NXP’s up to 1.5GHz i.MX8M […]

Arm expands Pelion IoT platform

Thursday 1st of August 2019 01:31:23 PM
Arm released a “Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0” platform for mobile network operators with a new automation engine to scale IoT with real-time triggers and eSIM provisioning. When Arm announced its Pelion IoT Platform last August as a SaaS IoT device management service built around Arm Mbed Cloud, one of the major components was a “connectivity […]

RISC-V gains new performance leader with Alibaba’s 16-core XT 910

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 10:11:23 PM
Alibaba announced a 16-core XuanTie 910 RISC-V CPU with a 7.1/MHz CoreMark score. RISC-V continues to expand quickly in China, accelerated by U.S. tariffs, but Arm is fighting back with “Arm Flexible Access” licensing. Chinese Internet retail and tech giant Alibaba Group has announced its first processor and the most powerful design based on the […]

Industrial temp 3.5-inch SBC has Apollo Lake and ZIO expansion

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 07:46:07 PM
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch “CAPA310” SBC runs on an Apollo Lake SoC and offers dual display and -40 to 85°C support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, SATA and mSATA, up to 2x mini-PCIe, and a ZIO expansion connector. Axiomtek announced a 3.5-inch SBC for industrial IoT and intelligent systems such as automation, self-service terminals, digital signage, POS/kiosk […]

Toughened up embedded PC can run 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 04:20:18 PM
Avalue’s rugged “EPS-CFS” computer runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs up to an octa-core Core i7-9700TE, and supplies up to 32GB GB DDR4, 2x SATA bays, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and 4x USB 3.2 ports. Avalue announced an embedded computer with Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake T-series […]

Robot kit builds on Jetson Nano

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 07:30:21 PM
Waveshare has launched a Linux/ROS-driven, $100 “JetBot AI Kit” robotics kit that works with the Nvidia Jetson Nano Dev Kit. The kit includes an expansion board, WiFi, motor, wheels, 8MP camera, 64GB microSD card, controller, and more. When Nvidia launched its Linux-powered Jetson Nano module and $99 Jetson Nano Dev Kit in March, it posted […]

Advantech launches its first SMARC module

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 02:53:41 PM
Advantech has launched a rugged, soldered “SOM-2569” SMARC module that runs Linux or Windows on an Apollo Lake SoC and offers WiFi and Bluetooth, dual GbE controllers, and triple display support. Advantech has posted preliminary specs for its first SMARC form-factor computer-on-module. Available with the full range of Intel’s Apollo Lake Atom, Celeron, and Pentium […]

Open-spec board supports blockchain-based IoT with Ethereum

Monday 29th of July 2019 11:16:06 PM
On Kickstarter: The “Elk” SBC is designed for a decentralized-web IoT applications using blockchain. It runs Linux on an Allwinner H3 and Arduino on an STM32 and supports Ethereum, Whisper, and IPFS. A Cairo, Egypt based startup called Elk has won Kickstarter funding for a tiny (55 x 25.5mm) IoT development board designed for decentralized […]

Snapdragon 410-based module offers 96Boards and touch-panel eval kits

Monday 29th of July 2019 04:21:08 PM
Keith & Koep’s tiny, Linux-ready “Myon I” module features the quad -A53 Snapdragon 410 with up to 8GB eMMC, extended temp support, and an optional WiFi/BT/GPS module. The Myon I powers a “ConXM” carrier and “i-PAN M7 CoverLens Touchpanel PC.” Keith & Koep, which offers a line of SODIMM-style “Trizeps” computer-on-modules such as the recent […]

Rugged Apollo Lake mini-PC packs a lot into a small package

Thursday 25th of July 2019 09:12:05 PM
Advantech’s fanless, Linux-friendly “EPC-U2117” mini-PC has an Apollo Lake SoC, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x serial, plus SATA, HDMI, DP, CAN, mini-PCIe, M.2, and extended temp support. It’s amazing what you can fit into a compact embedded computer these days. Advantech’s “preliminary,” Intel Apollo Lake based EPC-U2117 mini-PC, for example, hits pretty much […]

i.MX8M Mini module offers a choice of two carrier boards

Thursday 25th of July 2019 08:02:14 PM
Emtrion’s “emCON-MX8MM” SODIMM module runs Linux on an up to quad -A53 i.MX8M Mini SoC with 4GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC. The module is available with Avari and Bvari carrier boards. Emtrion, which recently launched a emSTAMP-Argon module and emSBC argon SBC with an STM32MP157 SoC, has now posted a product page for a SODIMM-style […]

Pinebook Pro Lap goes on pre-order for $199 with new twist: privacy switches

Thursday 25th of July 2019 03:52:21 PM
Pine64 has opened $199 pre-orders on its open-spec, 14-inch Pinebook Pro laptop, which runs Linux on a Rockchip RK3399 and features 3x privacy switches. The Rock64 Rev 3, PineTab tablet, PinePhone should follow shortly. As promised in a July 5 blog announcement, Pine64 has opened pre-orders for $199 on its 14-inch Pinebook Pro laptop, the […]

Jetson TX2 based AI edge computer also available as baseboard

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 09:10:49 PM
WiBase’s extended temperature “WB-N211 Stingray AI Inference Accelerator” AI edge computer runs Linux on an Nvidia Jetson TX2. The Stingray, which is also available as a “WB-N211-B” baseboard, joins several other TX2-based WiBase AI systems. WiBase, a Taiwanese AI and vision analytics subsidiary of Wistron, announced that its WB-N211 Stingray AI Inference Accelerator will support […]

Kaby Lake-U Pico-ITX board offers choice of M.2 or SATA storage

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 03:17:32 PM
Axiomtek’s “PICO51R” SBC combines a 7th Gen U-series chip with -20 to 60°C support, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, dual displays via DP and LVDS, M.2 E- and B-key expansion, and optional SATA. Axiomtek has launched a 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX SBC built around Intel’s dual-core, 7th Gen U-series (Kaby Lake-U) CPUs with 15W TDPs. […]

SODIMM-style modules expand upon i.MX8M and i.MX8M Mini

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 01:48:09 PM
Keith & Koep’s new i.MX8M-based “Trizeps VIII” and i.MX8M Mini-driven “Trizeps VIII Mini” modules are supported with a common “pConXS Eval-Kit” with a 7-inch touchscreen and Linux and Android BSPs. Keith & Koep is new to LinuxGizmos, although our predecessor, LinuxDevices, reported on the German embedded firm’s Marvell Armada 100 based Trizeps VI module back […]

Type 6 module adds support for 10 new Intel 9th Gen CPUs

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 06:46:08 PM
Congatec’s Linux-friendly “Conga-TS370” COM Express Type 6 module now supports 10 new 9th Gen Coffee Lake-H Refresh chips including a 4.1GHz hexa-core, dual-threaded i7-9850HL with a 25W TDP. There’s also a new Conga-TEVAL/COMe 3.0 carrier. Last month, Kontron announced that its Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake based COMe-bCL6 COM Express Basic Type 6 module had […]

Aaeon unveils first Kaby Lake based SDM-S display module

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 03:19:37 PM
Aaeon announced a Linux-ready Intel SDM-Small module with a 7th Gen Intel Core CPU. The credit card sized “ASDM-S-KBU” is designed for kiosks, vending machines, and signage applications. Earlier this month we started seeing the first products to support Intel’s 175 x 100 x 20mm Smart Display Module-Large form factor for easily serviceable and upgradable […]

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC supplies mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 01:52:41 PM
Axiomtek’s “PICO319” SBC is built around a quad-core Atom x5-E3940 SoC and offers 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, DP and LVDS, mini-PCIe and M.2, and -40 to 70°C support. The PICO319 is the latest of several Axiomtek Pico-ITX boards with an Intel Apollo Lake processor, including last year’s PICO316. The PICO319 incorporates the quad-core, up […]

Compute module and SBC showcase Cortex-A7/M4 processor

Monday 22nd of July 2019 09:03:05 PM
[Updated: July 25] — Emtrion’s “emSBC argon” SBC is powered by an “emSTAMP-Argon” module that runs Linux or Android on a dual-core Cortex-A7 STM32MP157 SoC and offers dual CAN ports. Germany-based Emtrion has posted a product page for a compute module and SBC equipped with the new STM32MP1 system-on-chip from STMicroelectronics (ST). Like the Renesas […]

Rugged, Kaby Lake transport computer has a 10-port LAN switch with PoE

Monday 22nd of July 2019 04:14:50 PM
Axiomtek’s Linux-ready “tBOX400-510-FL” transportation system has a 7th Gen Intel CPU and a 10-port managed switch with 8x M12-style 10/100Mbps PoE and 2x GbE ports. The rugged system also has 3x mini-PCIe slots and dual swappable SATA drives. Axiomtek has launched a fanless, Kaby Lake-U based transportation computer with a choice of power supplies designed […]

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