FPGA-based add-on board brings PCIe to the first Linux-based RISC-V SBC

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-05-04 22:31
Microsemi announced a “HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board” built on its PolarFire FPGA that adds PCIe and USB expansion for the RISC-V-based, Linux driven HiFive Unleashed SBC. Microsemi and its board manufacturing partner Pactron have gone to Crowd Supply to launch an FPGA add-on board for SiFive’s RISC-V based HiFive Unleashed SBC. The open-spec HiFive Unleashed […]
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Apollo Lake module lets you choose between GbE and extra PCIe

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-05-04 20:24
Avalue’s Linux-ready “ESM-APLC” COM Express Compact Type 6 module features an Intel Apollo Lake SoC, triple display and 4K support, up to 64GB eMMC, 2x SATA, 3x or 4x PCIe, and wide-range power. Avalue, which last fall produced a Linux-ready EQM-APL Qseven module based on Intel’s Apollo Lake, has now returned with a 95 x […]
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Raspberry Pi CM3 based touch-panel computer starts at $113

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-05-04 17:44
Acme has launched a rugged, 22mm thick “CM3-Panel” 7-inch capacitive touch-panel computer built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. Four models are available: WiFi, USB, WiFi and 868MHz Yarm RF, or USB and Yarm. Acme has followed up on last December’s CM3-Home home automation carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 with […]
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Rugged, Ubuntu-ready computers are on a mission from Intel

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-05-03 21:08
Diamond has launched three rugged, Linux-friendly “SabreCom” mission computers with MIL-spec connectors and IP67 protection, based on its Aries (Bay Trail), Venus (Skylake), and Zeta (Apollo Lake) boards with mini-PCIe and PC/104 expansion. Diamond’s new SabreCom series of rugged, industrial temperature “mission computers” is part of its Sabre line of devices, which also includes its […]
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3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC offers eMMC and dual mini-PCIe slots

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-05-03 17:29
Aaeon’s 3.5-inch “GENE-APL6” SBC ships with an Intel Apollo Lake SoC, SATA storage, a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe, and up to 128GB eMMC. The GENE-APL6 lives in a parallel universe to the similar, recently released GENE-APL7. Once again, you get a standard-temp, 3.5-inch SBC built around Intel Apollo Lake Celeron or […]
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Untethered Oculus Go VR headset improves on Gear VR design

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-05-02 23:56
Oculus has launched an untethered, 3DOF head tracking “Oculus Go” VR headset for $199. The Go runs Android on a Snapdragon 821 and offers a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display and two-hour plus battery life. Facebook’s Oculus unit has begun shipping its standalone Oculus Go alternative to the higher-end, tethered Oculus Rift, which sells for […]
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Atom C3000 based net appliance targets 5G vCPE gear

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-05-02 22:09
Nexcom’s “vDNA 1160” appliance for 5G vCPE and edge computing runs on an Atom C3000 with Intel VT-x, VT-d, and QAT technologies, and has 2x 10GbE SFP+, 6x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, 2x M.2, and SATA. Nexcom calls the vDNA 1160 a “virtualization networks and software-defined appliance” designed for 5G virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) […]
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Raspberry Pi educational hacker kit includes 7-inch touchscreen

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-05-02 17:34
Elecrow has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a “CrowPi” computer education kit for the Raspberry Pi, featuring a breadboard, servo, stepper motor, LEDs, and more, including a 7-inch touchscreen built into a briefcase. On Kickstarter, Hong Kong based Elecrow is launching a CrowPi educational kit for teaching the basics of Raspberry Pi hardware hacking for […]
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Rugged Braswell industrial computer supports triple displays

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-05-01 19:03
Adlink’s Linux-ready “MXE-1500” industrial computer offers a choice of Intel Braswell SoCs, as well as 3x GbE, triple display support, vibration and shock resistance, and an extended temperature model. Adlink’s MXE-1500 updates the rugged design of its “best-selling,” but now end of life MXE-1300, which had an old school Intel “Cedar Trail” Atom N2550 or […]
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Tough, COM-sized SBC runs Linux on i.MX6

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-05-01 17:42
Versalogic unveiled a 95 x 95mm “Zebra” SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 Solo or DualLite SoC, and offers up to 4GB RAM, MikroBUS, CAN, -40 to 85°C support, and MIL-STD-202G shock/vibration resistance. VersaLogic’s Zebra is its second rugged Arm-based SBC after the Tetra model launched in February. Whereas the Tetra offers a 125 […]
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Linux still rules IoT, says survey, with Raspbian leading the way

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-05-01 00:24
The Eclipse IoT Developer Survey shows Linux (led by Raspbian) is the leading IoT platforms at 71.8 percent, with FreeRTOS pressing Windows for second place. AWS is the leading IoT cloud platform. The Eclipse Foundation’s Eclipse IoT Working Group has released the results of its IoT Developer Survey 2018, which surveyed 502 Eclipse developers between […]
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Linux-friendly Coffee Lake module supports up to 64GB DDR4

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-04-26 17:29
Kontron’s “COMe-bCL6” COM Express Basic Type 6 module features Intel’s 8th Gen Core and Xeon CPUs with 4x SATA III, 4x USB 3.1, 8x PCIe, and options including a 1TB NVMe SSD, -40 to 85°C, and up to 64GB DDR4. Kontron has unveiled its first product based on Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors. The […]
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Thin, Skylake-based signage player starts at $720

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-25 23:14
Advantech’s slim-height “DS-081” is a fanless digital signage player with 6th Gen U-series chips, dual 4K-ready HDMI ports, dual GbE ports, SATA and mSATA, and mini-PCIe expansion. We found out about the Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” based DS-081, which Advantech calls “the world’s slimmest digital signage player” based on a Skylake CPU, from an announcement […]
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Prepping device drivers for Real-Time Linux

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-25 19:37
At Embedded Linux Conference 2018, NI’s Julia Cartwright told device driver authors how to ensure their drivers will run without a hitch on Real-Time Linux. Although Real-Time Linux (RT Linux) has been a staple at Embedded Linux Conferences for years — here’s a story on the RT presentations in 2007 — many developers have viewed […]
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Open-spec SBC is a clone of a clone of a clone of a Raspberry Pi 3

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-25 19:35
FriendlyElec has launched a $35m open-spec “NanoPi K1 Plus” SBC with a quad -A53 Allwinner H5, 2GB DDR3, WiFi, GbE, a 40-pin expansion header, and Ubuntu Core and Armbian images. A year ago when FriendElec launched its $40 (now $45) NanoPi K2 SBC, we called it an Odroid-C2 clone with wireless, as well as a […]
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Raspberry Pi DAC HAT has dual Burr Brown DACs and a 128dB SNR

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-04-23 17:41
Orchard Audio’s “ApplePi DAC” audio HAT add-on for the Raspberry Pi is available for $175 on Kickstarter, featuring two Burr Brown PCM1794A monoaural DACs, a 128dB SNR, and both balanced and unbalanced outputs. Orchard Audio quickly surpassed its $5K Kickstarter goal for its ApplePi DAC HAT board, which it is promoting as “the most advanced […]
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Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-04-20 18:21
Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports. Like last year’s UNO-2372G, the new UNO-1372G computers offer ruggedization features, and run Advantech Linux or Windows […]
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Single-unit version of Odroid-MC1 cluster computer adds flexibility

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-04-19 23:12
Hardkernel has launched a stackable single-unit Solo version of its 4-board Odroid-MC1 cluster computer. The system runs Linux on a octa-core Samsung Exynos5422 based Odroid-XU4S SBC. Hardkernel has spun a single-unit version of its four-unit, 32-core Odroid-MC1 cluster computer for running Docker Swarm, Build Farm, and other parallel computing applications. The octa-core Odroid-MC1 Solo costs […]
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Why Microsoft chose Linux for Azure Sphere

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-04-19 18:16
Why did Microsoft choose to launch an Arm/Linux SoC design with device-to-cloud security? A VDC analyst suggests that Azure Sphere is all about competing with Amazon FreeRTOS. The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel. The correct response? 1. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You’re killing […]
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3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC goes all out on USB and serial links

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-04-19 17:37
Aaeon’s 3.5-inch “GENE-APL7” SBC provides an Intel Apollo Lake SoC, SATA III, mini-PCIe, VGA, up to 2x LVDS, 2x GbE, 8x USB, and up to 12x serial interfaces. Back in Nov. 2016, Aaeon announced one of the first 3.5-inch SBCs based on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs with its GENE-APL5. Now, as we await the first […]
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