Octavo Systems has packed nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA module that only requires a few external components to boot Linux.
Much excitement has been generated in recent months by the introduction of a series of ever-smaller, low-cost single board computers. A few of these have included Inforce’s 85 x 54mm 6309 Micro SBC, Next Thing’s 60 x 40mm Chip, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s 65 x 30mm Raspberry Pi Zero, and MediaTech’s 56 x 26mm LinkIt Smart 7688.
With the rise of the Linux era, there are lots of Linux distributions are out there serving different different requirements and purposes. Every Linux distribution comes up with its own unique features and purpose to serve. But still sometimes, it’s depends on the company top management, System Administrator to pick the right Linux distribution for them to work with. Say a requirement can be served by 2 or even more Linux distributions. But the “System Administrator” guy over there are good at dealing with Debian based Linux distribution. So he will definitely go for Debian. I used to work for Disney Interactive (USA) for a long time and there we used to work with CentOS Linux distribution first and then later on we moved to Ubuntu Linux distribution.
Today, May 9, 2016, Chandrakant Singh from AryaLinux was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the AryaLinux 2016.04 GNU/Linux operating system.
It appears that this is the first time we report on a release of the AryaLinux distribution, which is based on the systemd edition of the Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) projects.
AryaLinux is a source-based, desktop-oriented operating system built around the highly customizable and light MATE desktop environment, and latest release, AryaLinux 2016.04 ships with several new features and many improvements.
Shenzhen Xunlong has launched an open-spec, $12 “Orange Pi Lite” SBC with a with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, 40-pin RPi expansion, camera input, and WiFi.
Shenzhen Xunlong continues to churn out new versions of old boards with slight adjustments in features and prices. In the case of the new Orange Pi Lite, the company took its ridiculously cheap Orange Pi One, and added WiFi and a USB port while removing the Ethernet port. The $12 board came to our attention via a CNX-Software post.
Automotive Grade Linux could be the answer to today’s woefully fragmented, often frustrating automotive operating-system landscape. A project of the Linux Foundation, AGL is currently focused on providing an operating system for in-vehicle infotainment consoles. But its backers envision an OS that can control instrument clusters and handle everything from connected-car features to autonomous vehicles. Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover are all participating.
Initially aimed at hobbyist and educational applications, the Arduino family of microcontroller boards started to attract the interest of professional engineers as a low cost method of validating a project’s design and quickly building a prototype.
While the first generation of boards incorporated a single Atmel AVR microcontroller, recent additions, to what is now the third generation of Arduino, also have a Linux-based wireless microprocessor, an example being the Arduino Industrial 101, see Figure 1.
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch “CAPA880” SBC is built around Intel’s 4th Gen Core and Celeron CPUs, and offers mini-PCIe, SATA, and a “ZIO” I/O expansion connector.
Axiomtek’s CAPA880 offers a slightly stripped-down feature set relative to the CAPA881 single-board computer announced in February. The 146 x 104mm 3.5-inch form factor SBC similarly runs Intel’s 4th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 “Haswell” processors. Unlike the CAPA881, it focuses only on those Haswell Core and Celeron chips with LGA1150 sockets and Intel H81 chipsets.