Container-based server platform for Linux device management goes open source

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-10-30 21:33 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 since we covered its Docker container focused […]
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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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Raspberry Pi based sensor kit offers Google Cloud analytics

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-10-29 19:28
RS Components has launched UrsaLeo’s “UrsaLeo Pi” kit, which combines a Raspberry Pi 3 and a 2.4GHz radio equipped Silicon Labs Thunderboard 2 sensor board that connects to Google Cloud. UK-based distributor RS Components announced the availability of San Francisco based UrsaLeo’s UrsaLeo Pi IoT development kit. UrsaLeo’s kit, which was recently introduced by Mouser […]
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IP65 protected Skylake panel PCs have dual PCIe slots

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-10-29 15:04
Ibase’s fanless, Linux-ready “IPPC1x05-RE” industrial panel PCs are available in 15-, 17-, and 19-inch sizes with 6th Gen Core EQ/E CPUs, IP65 front-side protection, dual SATA bays, 2x GbE, and 2x PCIe. Ibase’s 15-inch (IPPC1505-RE), 17-inch (IPPC1705-RE), and 19-inch (IPPC1905-RE) industrial touch-panel PCs are designed for factory automation, machine automation and other harsh indoor applications. […]
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OpenWrt based distro claimed to be first fully open source bitcoin mining software

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-10-26 18:37
Braiins has released an open source, OpenWrt based ASIC bitcoin miner stack called Braiins OS, featuring AsicBoost to reduce power usage. It’s compatible with Antminer and Dragonmint mining rigs and works with Braiins’ Slush Pool mining pool. Braiins Systems launched the first bitcoin mining pool with its eight year old Slush Pool (formerly Mining), […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX has doubles down on GbE and M.2

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-10-26 15:25
IEI is launching a Pico-ITX form-factor “Hyper-AL” SBC with a dual-core Celeron N3350 and a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and M.2 ports plus HDMI, LVDS, SATA, and serial connections. The Hyper-AL (for Apollo Lake) was part of a recent group announcement that also included IEI’s first Arm-based SBC — the Rockchip […]
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Raspberry Pi gains first CAT4 LTE add-on

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-10-25 22:00
MechaTracks has launched the first CAT4 4G LTE HAT for the Raspberry Pi. The $222 “4GPi” add-on supports 150Mbps downloads on LTE bands used in Europe, South America, and parts of Asia. Japan-based MechaTracks has announced the first 4G LTE HAT board for the Raspberry Pi with full CAT4 operation, enabling 150Mbps downloads and 50Mbps […]
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Linus returns to the helm as Linux 4.19 ships with new conduct code

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-10-25 19:43
Linux 4.19 has arrived with new CAKE router tech, WiFi 6 support, and a lightweight EROFS file system. Meanwhile, Linus Torvalds returned to duty from his self-imposed time-out to publicly discuss the new Code of Conduct. In conjunction with this week’s Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference events in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Linux kernel […]
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Pico-ITX board runs Linux or Android on RK3399

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-10-24 22:53
IEI unveiled a “Hyper-RK39” Pico-ITX SBC that runs Ubuntu or Android on a Rockchip RK3399 and supplies 2GB RAM, 16B eMMC, dual and 4K display support, GbE, WiFi/BT, and optional LTE. The hexa-core Rockchip RK3399 continues to be popular on community hacker boards such as the recent NanoPi Neo4. Now, commercial board vendors are giving […]
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EdgeX Foundry project releases Linux-on-Artik dev board

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-10-24 20:26
The EdgeX Foundry IoT middleware project announced nine new members including Intel, and launched an Ubuntu-driven development kit based on an octa-core Artik 710 module. The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project for developing open source edge computing middleware has released its first developer kit. The Ubuntu-based kit is built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 […]
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Ibase’s Taiwan Excellence Award winners include two new railway computers

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-10-24 17:07
Ibase announced that its new Atom E3845 based “MPT-3000RP” — a EN50155-TX certified, IP67-protected railway PC — won a Taiwan Excellence Award along with a “DRD-037PC” railway signage PC and two recent Ibase embedded systems. Ibase has won four 2019 Taiwan Excellence Awards, including one for a new MPT-3000RP railway computer, which is pictured at […]
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Arm adds Linux-on-Cortex-A5 service to MCU-focused DesignStart program

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-10-23 23:09
Arm has extended its Cortex-M oriented DesignStart program to Cortex-A5 SoCs running Linux. The SoC development platform starts at $75,000 for Cortex-A5 IP access and a year of design support. Arm’s DesignStart, which helps semiconductor manufacturers develop Cortex-M based MCUs, has for the first time been extended to support a Linux-ready Cortex-A processor. DesignStart for […]
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Compact Apollo Lake net appliance offers SATA and LAN bypass

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-10-23 21:45
Aaeon’s FWS-2276 network appliance is equipped with a Celeron N3350 SoC, 4x GbE ports with one-pair bypass, a 2.5-inch SATA bay, 2x USB 3.0 ports, and shock and vibration resistance. Aaeon announced an entry level, 165 x 92 x 40mm FWS-2276 network appliance that is closely based on its earlier FWS-2272. The main differences include […]
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Raspberry Pi lookalike offers HDMI 2.0 and optional M.2

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-10-23 20:25
Geniatech’s “XPI-S905X” is a new Raspberry Pi pseudo clone with a quad -A53 Amlogic S905X plus 2GB RAM, up to 16GB eMMC, 4K-ready HDMI 2.0, LAN, 4x USB, touch-enabled LVDS, and optional M.2. Geniatech, which is known for Qualcomm based SBCs such as the Snapdragon 410 based, 96Boards-like Development Board IV and Snapdragon 820E based […]
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Tiny NanoPi Duo2 SBC offers camera connector

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-10-22 21:51
FriendlyElec has launched a tiny, under $20 “NanoPi Duo2” board that updates the original Duo with an Allwinner H3, Bluetooth, a camera connector, and an optional 2G carrier board. FriendlyElec has spun out a modest upgrade to last year’s $13 (previously $8) NanoPi Duo. Like the Duo, the COM-like, $19.50 NanoPi Duo2 includes two 16-pin […]
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Latest Lime SDR board builds on Raspberry Pi CM3

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-10-22 17:56
The open spec, 125 x 65mm LimeNET Micro is Lime’s first fully embedded SDR board, featuring the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, MAX 10 FPGA, u-blox GNSS, RF transceiver, Ethernet with PoE, and optional enclosures. UK-based Lime Microsystems has returned to Crowd Supply to launch its first fully autonomous, embedded software defined radio (SDR) platform, […]
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Odroid-H2 is world’s first Gemini Lake hacker board

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2018-10-20 17:53
Hardkernel unveiled the Odroid-H2, the first hacker board with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC. The Ubuntu 18.10 driven SBC ships with 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe. When the Odroid-H2 goes on sale in November at a price that will be “higher than $100,” Hardkernel […]
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Hacker friendly LapPi laptop kit runs on Raspberry Pi 3B+

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-10-19 22:52
SB Components is Kickstartering a Raspberry Pi based “LapPi” laptop kit with 7- or 5-inch screens, keyboard, camera, speakers, and 3800mAh battery, starting at $220 with an RPi 3B+ or $178 without. SB Components has successfully funded its DIY LapPi kit on Kickstarter, and packages are available through Nov. 10 with December delivery. The company […]
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Jetson TX2, Gemini Lake, and Kaby Lake based mini-PCs run Linux

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-10-19 19:41
Cirrus7 unveiled an “AI-Box TX2” mini-PC with a Jetson TX2 module and -20 to 70°C support. The company also offers four, similarly Linux-friendly Kaby Lake-based mini-PCs and a new Gemini Lake model. Cirrus7 is a German manufacturer of Intel Core based mini-PCs that are available barebone or with pre-installed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Windows. Now […]
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Linux-driven embedded PCs target autonomous cars

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-10-18 23:43
Kontron announced two Ubuntu-driven computers for autonomous vehicles. The S2000 is a lab dev platform with a Xeon 8160T and the EvoTRAC S1901 offers a choice of Kontron modules including a new Atom C3000 based, Type 7 COMe-bDV7R. Kontron has launched a Kontron’s S2000 Development Platform for developing autonomous in-vehicle computers and is prepping an […]
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