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  • Smart Fan HAT cools the Pi and passes the GPIO

    Sequent’s $20 “Smart Fan HAT” for the Raspberry Pi passes along the 40-pin GPIO for other HATs and offers an MCU controlled step-up supply for precise control. There is also an optional DIN-rail kit.

    The Raspberry Pi 4 and other high-end Arm SBCs are increasingly requiring an accessory that was traditionally needed only on x86 devices: the dreaded fan. The fan increases the size, weight, price, power draw, and noise of your Pi while introducing a moving part that is vulnerable to failure.


  • LG's new edge AI SoC debuts on Ubuntu dev kit

    LG unveiled a quad -A53 “LG8111 AI SoC” with an “LNE” NPU. The LG8111 is available on an Ubuntu powered “Eris” dev kit designed to work with AWS Greengrass.

    LG’s IoT-focused ThinQ division has launched a Linux-driven dev kit that showcases a new LG8111 AI SoC equipped with an LG Neural Engine (LNE). The LG8111 Development Kit, code-named Eris, is focused on local edge AI applications using the cloud-connected AWS Greengrass platform.


  • Kernel 5.10.4 compiled for the Raspberry Pi4

    There was a compile failure about 2am this morning, had to workaround that, and have created a script that automates everything, and creates the kernel PET, linux headers PET and kernel source SFS.

  • Thin Mini-ITX SBC serves up Tiger Lake, dual 2.5GbE, and USB 4

    IEI’s “tKINO-UL6” is a thin Mini-ITX board with a 11th Gen Tiger Lake ULP3 CPU, quad 4K display support, dual 2.5GbE, dual M.2, PCIe x8 Gen4, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and a USB 4 port.

    The tKINO-UL6 is the second thin Mini-ITX board we have seen based on Intel’s 10nm fabricated 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors, following ASRock’s IMB-1224. It is also the second Tiger Lake SBC with a USB 4 port after Aaeon’s community-backed UP Xtreme i11. IEI’s more industrial focused board offers -20 to 60°C support and a 9-36V DC input.

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