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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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Atom-based embedded PC supports up to four removable SATA drives

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-18 22:44
IEI’s Linux-ready “IBX-660” is a rugged, storage-oriented embedded computer with a Bay Trail Atom, 4x removable SATA bays, 2x GbE ports, 4x USB, HDMI, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 50°C support. IEI Technology has launched a rugged IBX-660 “industrial data collection server for factory automation and harsh environments.” The system runs Linux or Windows 10 IoT […]
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Linux-ready computer monitors condition of industrial equipment

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-04-17 21:18
Adlink’s rugged, Ubuntu-friendly “MCM-100” is a condition monitoring system for industrial machines that offers an Intel Apollo Lake SoC and a 24-bit analog sampling input for up to 128kS/s frequencies. The MCM-100 appears to be the first “machine condition monitoring edge platform” ever to appear on LinuxGizmos, although it’s similar in many ways to other […]
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Google’s updated AIY Vision and Voice kits ship with Raspberry Pi Zero WH

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-04-17 18:51
Google has launched new versions of its AIY Voice Kit ($50) and AIY Vision Kit ($90) that bundle a Raspberry Pi Zero WH SBC. Google also released an Android app for AIY Projects. Google and Target have launched updated, and more complete, versions of Google’s AIY Projects kits for audio voice agent and visual neural […]
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Microsoft unveils secure MCU platform with a Linux-based OS

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-04-17 00:30
Microsoft announced an “Azure Sphere” architecture for high-end microcontrollers that run a Linux-based Azure Sphere OS and include end-to-end Microsoft security technologies and a cloud service. Products based on a MediaTek MT3620 Azure Sphere chip are due by year’s end. Just when Google has begun to experiment with leaving Linux behind with its Fuchsia OS […]
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96Boards CE Extended SBC runs Linux or AOSP on Kirin 970

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-04-16 22:07
Lenovator has opened $299 pre-orders on LeMaker’s 96Boards CE Extended “HiKey 970” SBC, which offers an octa-core Kirin 970 SoC, 6GB LPDDR4, 64GB UFS storage, wireless, GbE, M.2, and CAN. The HiKey 970 was partially unveiled in March by Linaro as part of its joint announcement of a 96Boards.ai program for unleashing the potential of […]
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Tiny, rugged IoT gateways offer 10-year Linux support

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-04-16 18:15
Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC. Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered details only on the UC-2100. All three […]
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Compact aircraft computer takes flight with Ubuntu

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-04-13 18:35
Kontron’s “ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router” avionics computer runs Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and provides a 5-port, L2-managed GbE switch, 4G LTE Advanced-Pro, 802.11ac, and DO-160G compliance. Kontron’s has added to its ACE Flight product line with a compact low-end router computer designed for small commercial jets and business jets. The fanless ACE […]
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SDR module runs Linux on Zynq

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-04-12 23:56
Epiq Solutions has launched a 51 x 30mm “Sidekiq Z2” module for SDR that runs Linux on a Zynq-7010 and integrates an Analog AD9364 RF transceiver for 70MHz to 6GHz operation. Epiq Solutions, the makers of the Linux-driven Matchstiq SDR RF transceiver devices, has added a new member of its Sidekiq line of SDR add-on […]
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Open spec router SBC has M.2 and a pair each of SATA, GbE, and HDMI

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-04-12 18:26
SinoVoip has launched a $93 “Banana Pi BPI-W2” multimedia router and NAS board that runs Android or Linux on a quad -A53 Realtek RTD129, and offers 2x GbE, 2x SATA 3.0, 3x M.2, HDMI in and out, and a 40-pin RPi connector. After starting off its Spring collection earlier this week with a pair of […]
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Toughened up box PC has 6th or 7th Gen CPUs and multiple PCI/PCIe options

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-11 22:45
Arbor’s rugged, Linux-ready “FPC-7900” box PC supports Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core and Xeon-E3 chips with 2x SATA, 6x USB 3.0, 6x serial, 3x GbE, and 4x display ports, plus three optional mixes of PCI and PCIe expansion. Arbor Technology has launched the latest in its line of rugged FPC embedded computers with a […]
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The best way to build with Yocto Project and BitBake

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-11 22:41
At the Embedded Linux Conference, Intel’s Stephano Cetola offered tips and tricks for getting the most of Yocto Project and its BitBake build system, from using layers and SSTATE cache to exploring package feeds and BitBake scripts. Despite its widespread and growing adoption, the Yocto Project is one of the more misunderstood of Linux technologies. […]
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ESP32 based Banana Pi boards mimic Arduino Uno and Micro:bit

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-11 19:21
SinoVoip has launched two open-spec ESP32-based hacker boards that support Arduino and Webduino programming: an Arduino Uno like “Banana Pi BPI-ESP32” and a BBC Micro:bit clone called the “BPI:bit.” SinoVoip is expanding its Banana Pi franchise beyond its focus on Linux/Android boards, such as its Banana Pi M2 Zero, to produce two boards based on […]
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Open source Linux automotive stack runs on Raspberry Pi and new Intel ARP

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-04-11 00:33
Luxoft has released an open source version of its Linux- and GENIVI-based PELUX automotive development platform, which runs on an RPi 3 and Intel’s ARP platform, based on an Atom-driven Conga-SA5 COM and a Cyclone V SoC FPGA. The automotive division of Luxoft Holding launched an open source version of its PELUX software suite for […]
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MSC and Data Modul unveil Intel 8th Gen modules

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-04-06 23:24
MSC and Data Modul have each revealed COM Express Basic Type 6 modules that run Linux or Windows on Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” Core H- and Xeon M-series CPUs. Two more vendors have posted specs for COM Express Basic Type 6 modules running Intel’s 8th Generation “Coffee Lake” Core and Xeon CPUs. Data Modul’s […]
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Embedded kiosk systems offer a choice of Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Braswell

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-04-06 18:34
Nexcom has launched a line of Linux-ready “Intelligent Kiosk IKS Series” embedded PCs based on Intel 6th Gen, 7th Gen, and Braswell chips with a modular design that offers mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion. The first three members of Nexcom’s fanless, modular Intelligent Kiosk IKS Series are the Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” U-Series based IKS 614A, […]
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