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Second-gen Intel Neural Compute Stick shows off new Myriad X VPU

LinuxGizmos - 2 hours 10 min ago
Intel has launched a $99 “Neural Compute Stick 2” AI accelerator built around a new Myriad X VPU that adds a Neural Compute Engine and more cores for up to 8x greater performance. Intel may be scaling back a bit on its IoT business, but it continues to push hard with the Myriad neural network […]
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Rugged DIN-rail PC taps Skylake-U

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-11-13 20:29
Aaeon has launched a Linux-friendly DIN-rail “Boxer-6750” DIN-rail computer with a dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPU, dual displays, extended temp and vibration resistance, plus 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x serial ports. Aaeon has added to it diverse line of Boxer embedded computers with a rugged, DIN-rail mountable industrial computer. The 183 x 155 […]
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This under-$6 SBC runs Linux on RISC-V based C-SKY chip

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-11-13 19:07
Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a “C-SKY Linux Development Board” for $5.60 and up, featuring a RISC-V derived, 574MHz C-SKY GX6605S CK610M SoC, 64MB DDR2, an HDMI port, and 2x USB 2.0 ports. Last month, Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems Co. announced Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel support for its new RISC-V based C-SKY CK810 SoC design. Now, Hangzhou C-SKY […]
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Rugged, low-cost Bay Trail SBC runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-11-13 17:13
VersaLogic released a rugged, PC/104-Plus form-factor “SandCat” SBC with a dual-core Intel Bay Trail SoC, -40 to 85℃ support, plus SATA, GbE, and mini-PCIe and more, starting at $370 in volume. VersaLogic has spun a simpler, more affordable alternative to its BayCat single board computer, which similarly offers a Linux supported Intel Bay Trail SoC […]
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Modular automation controller builds on UP Squared SBC

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-11-12 14:35
Techbase is shipping a Linux-friendly industrial automation controller called the ModBerry M2000 based on the UP Squared SBC, featuring GbE, SATA, and M.2. Polish development firm Techbase offers a growing family of industrial control computers based on popular SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi 3B+ based ModBerry M500 and UP board based ModBerry M1000. Now, […]
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Snapdragon 2100 dev kit arrives as Fossil debuts smartwatch for new Snapdragon 3100

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2018-11-10 22:23
Intrinsyc has launched an Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM module and development kit for smartwatches based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil unveiled the first watch to run Wear OS on the next-gen Snapdragon 3100. Intrinsyc has followed up on last year’s smartwatch oriented Open‐Q 2100 SOM, featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, with a new […]
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Linux-driven 96Boards SBC features AI and RISC-V companion chips

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-11-09 23:56
Bitmain announced a “Sophon BM1880 EDB” 96Boards CE SBC featuring its new Sophon BM1880 AI chip plus dual Cortex-A53 cores that run Linux. There’s also a RISC-V chip and optional Raspberry Pi and Arduino modules. Beijing-based Bitmain, which is known primarily as a leading vendor of bitcoin mining chips and computers, also has a “Sophon” […]
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Android Oreo dev kit showcases the Snapdragon 670

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-11-09 18:48
Intrinsyc’s Android 8.0 driven Open-Q 670 HDK mobile development kit for the octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC features a 5.65-inch touchscreen, 6GB LPDDR4, 6GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, GPS, NFC, and optional camera and sensor boards. The 170 x 170mm, Mini-ITX form-factor Open-Q 670 HDK is one of Intrynsic’s Android mobile “open frame” kits with a smartphone […]
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RISC-V Linux development in full swing

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-11-08 16:39
All signs point to a happy marriage between Linux and RISC-V. At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comcast’s Khem Raj gave a presentation that strengthens the case. Most Linux users have heard about the open source RISC-V ISA and its potential to challenge proprietary Arm and Intel architectures. Most are probably aware that some RISC-V based […]
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Gumstix enhances Geppetto board design service with new Board Builder UI

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-11-07 17:51
Gumstix has expanded its Linux-oriented Geppetto online embedded board development platform with a free “Board Builder” service that offers a checklist interface for selecting modules, ports, and more. Gumstix has added a free Board Builder service to its Geppetto Design-to-Order (D2O) custom board design service. The Board Builder improvements make the drag-and-drop Geppetto interface even […]
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RK3399 based Raspberry Pi clone will launch at $49 — or even lower

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-11-06 22:38
Radxa has posted specs for a $49 and up, community backed “Rock Pi” Raspberry Pi lookalike with a Rockchip RK3399, USB 3.0, M.2, HDMI 2.0, and native GbE, plus optional WiFi, BT, and PoE. Radxa is prepping a Rockchip RK3399-based Raspberry Pi pseudo clone called the Rock Pi. It joins the RK3399-based NanoPi M4 in […]
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Intel 6th and 7th Gen box PCs offer PCIe graphics expansion

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-11-06 17:18
Aaeon launched a rugged, Linux-friendly line of “Boxer-6841M” industrial computers based on 6th or 7th Gen Core CPUs with either a PCIe x16 slot for Nvidia GPU cards or 2x PCIe x8 slots for frame grabbers. The Boxer-6841M line of six industrial box PCs is designed for edge AI and machine vision applications. Like last […]
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Three open-spec RK3399 SBCs go on sale, including an AI-enabled model

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-11-05 23:48
The RK3399-based Khadas Edge SBC has launched on Indiegogo along with a new Edge-1S model that uses the AI-enhanced RK3399Pro SoC and an Edge-V model that replaces the Edge’s MXM3 connector with 40-pin GPIO and adds MIPI-DSI and -CSI. In July, Shenzhen Wesion’s Khadas project showed off the unusual Khadas Edge SBC, which runs Linux […]
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Compact embedded PC has three PoE-ready GbE ports

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-11-05 18:11
EFCO’s fanless “SmartSL Plus” embedded box computer is built around a Intel Bay Trail based Congatec Qseven module. The system features 3x GbE ports with PoE, mini-PCIe and mSATA, dual displays, and isolated GPIO. EFCO’s compact SmartSL Plus embedded computer has begun sampling at $450 and up, targeting machine vision, video, AOI, test & measurement, […]
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Intel updates embedded toolsuite — but says it’s scaling back its IoT effort

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-11-02 21:42
Intel launched Intel System Studio 2019, updating the Linux-friendly embedded toolsuite with improved performance and enhanced I/O analysis. Meanwhile, due to soaring demand for Intel’s Core and Xeon sales, it’s scaling back its lower-end IoT business. Intel has a habit of launching and the discontinuing special projects outside its core processor business, but one experiment […]
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System76 launches open source hardware Ubuntu desktop PCs

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-11-02 18:28
System76 has launched a line of mostly open hardware, Ubuntu-equipped “Thelio” desktop PCs built in Colorado with a choice of AMD and Intel CPUs. We don’t regularly cover mainstream desktop and laptop computers, even when they ship with Linux, but System76’s Thelio is anything but mainstream. The x86-based Thelio computers are preloaded with either Ubuntu […]
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GIS software ported to Arm Linux devices for IoT apps

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-11-01 21:22
Esri has launched an Arm Linux version of its ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt aimed at GIS mapping and analytics applications such as in-vehicle fleet management. Esri has crafted a version of its cross-platform ArcGIS GIS (Global Information Systems) mapping and analytics package to run on Arm-based Linux IoT devices. The company has taken its […]
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SiFive unveils octa-core RISC-V designs, including two Linux-ready models

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-10-31 14:39
SiFive announced a new line of RISC-V based, octa-core SiFive Core IP 7 Series cores, including the Linux-friendly U74 and U74-MC, a variant that provides 64-bit addressability for real-time, latency sensitivity. SiFive has launched its second generation of chip designs that use the open source RISC-V architecture, including two new Linux-ready U7 models. SiFive’s new […]
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Container-based server platform for Linux device management goes open source

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-10-30 21:33
Resin.io changed its name to balena and released an open source version of its IoT fleet management platform for Linux devices called openBalena. Targets include the Intel NUC, Jetson TX2, Raspberry Pi, and a new RPi CM3 carrier called the balenaFin. A lot has happened with Resin.io since we covered its Docker container focused Resin.io […]
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Secure net appliance offers optional SFP

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-10-30 17:07
Lanner’s “NCA-1515” secure network appliance is equipped with an Atom C3000 SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, M.2 with Nano-SIM, and up to 8x GbE ports with one-pair bypass and optional SFP. Lanner has launched a security-oriented NCA-1515 network appliance with a variety of networking and storage options. The 231 x 200 x 44mm desktop appliance features an […]
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