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DLP platform for 3D vision teams up with Raspberry Pi

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-01-23 21:13
Keynote Photonics has launched a $499 “LC3000G2-Pi” light-steering and 3D vision add-on for the Raspberry Pi, and will soon ship a “LC3000G2-PRO,” which similarly offers TI’s DLP3000 chipset, but runs TI Lightcrafter APIs on its own DM365-based Linux board. Texas Instruments’ Linux-driven DLP (digital light processing) technology was originally launched as a projection technology, and […]
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Hardkernel updates Odroid NAS platform

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-01-23 17:05
Hardkernel has launched a Linux-powered, open source $54 “Odroid-HC2” NAS platform with an SBC based on the octa-core Odroid-XU4 that features SATA III, plus a stackable metal frame to store a 2.5 inch HDD/SSD or 3.5-inch HDD. The Odroid-HC2 Home Cloud 2 network attached storage (NAS) device updates a previously released Odroid-HC1, and similarly lets […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple roads to expansion

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-01-22 20:17
Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIO-3360” Pico-ITX SBC is equipped with a choice of Apollo Lake SoCs, dual display support, mini-PCIe and MIOe expansion connectors, and an optional carrier board. Advantech’s MIO-3360 SBC is a lower-end alternative to the similarly Apollo Lake driven and Pico-ITX form factor MIO-2360. While the previous model had several real-world ports, there are […]
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Matrix Voice RPi add-on with 7-mic array relaunches

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-01-22 18:41
Matrix Labs has publicly relaunched its FPGA-driven “Matrix Voice” voice input add-on board for the Raspberry Pi and Up board for $55, or $65 for a standalone model equipped with an ESP32. Matrix Labs has shipped its “mostly open source” Matrix Voice Raspberry Pi add-on board for Linux-compatible voice recognition and voice assistant technologies such […]
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Raspberry Pi HAT connects up to three Pmod modules at once

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2018-01-20 18:27
Digilent and RS Components have launched a $15, Python supported “Pmod HAT Adapter” for the Raspberry Pi that can connect up to three Digilent Pmod peripheral modules at a time while also extending the 40-pin adapter. Digilent has joined with distributor RS Components to co-launch a $15 DesignSpark Raspberry Pi Pmod HAT Adapter board that […]
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Compact Quark-based embedded computer sells for $120

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-01-19 18:01
Advantech’s “UBC-222” is an embedded computer that runs Yocto Linux on an Intel Quark X1000 with up to 1GB DDR3, dual 10/100 LAN ports, and a mini-PCIe socket with LTE-ready SIM slot. Just when we were thinking Intel’s low power Quark chip had disappeared for good, Advantech unveiled a new Quark X1000-based UBC-222 computer. Then […]
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SBC kit runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M SoC

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-01-18 20:42
CompuLab released details and pricing for its “SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.” The sandwich-style SBC includes an i.MX8M-based CL-SOM-iMX8 module, and provides WiFi, BT, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI 2.0, and more. Earlier this week when we reported on CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 compute module, there were only a few details on the board’s SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit. Now, Compulab […]
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RF-enabled Raspberry Pi add-on brings Google Assistant to gizmos, speakers, and robots

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-01-17 18:32
JOY-iT and Elector have launched a $42 “Talking Pi” RPi add-on that enables Google Home/AIY compatible voice activation of home automation devices linked to the Pi’s GPIO, and includes a mic board, PWM servo controls, and support for a 433MHz SRD radio. Elektor has begun selling a $42, open source voice control add-on board that […]
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Yocto-on-i.MX6UL gateway serves up I2C and SPI on a DB9 port

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-01-16 23:16
Axiomtek’s compact “IFB125” DIN-rail IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC with dual LANs, mini-PCIe expansion, extended temperature and vibration resistance, COM and USB ports, and a DB9 port that supports both SPI and I2C. Axiomtek has released a minor variation on its IFB122 IoT gateway. Like the IDB122, the new IFB125 […]
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Display-oriented eNUC SBC runs on Apollo Lake

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-01-16 22:10
Portwell’s 4×4-inch (eNUC) form factor “WUX-3455” SBC offers a choice of Apollo Lake SoCs plus up to 64GB eMMC 5.0, SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, M.2 expansion, and HDMI and DisplayPorts for up to 4K video. Portwell’s WUX-3455 SBC uses the 4×4-inch (101.6 x 101.6mm) Embedded NUC (eNUC) form factor, which we saw last March […]
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Toughened up SODIMM-style COM taps i.MX8M

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-01-16 00:01
CompuLab’s rugged, 68 x 42mm “CL-SOM-iMX8” computer-on-module runs Yocto or Android on NXP’s dual- or quad-core Cortex-A53 i.MX8M, with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, onboard wireless, and PCIe and HDMI 2.0 support. CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 COM, which ships with an optional SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit, shares many features with Variscite’s recently announced DART-MX8M module, […]
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5.25-inch SBCs offer Kaby Lake or Skylake in S- and H-series options

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-01-15 18:16
Commell announced two 5.25-inch SBCs that support Intel 6th and 7th Gen S-series (LS-579) and H-series (LE-577) CPUs, providing up to 32GB DDR4, triple display support, and I/O including SATA, mini-PCIe, M.2, 4x GbE, and 6x USB 3.0 ports. Commell’s LS-579 and LE-577 single-board computers provide Intel 6th Gen (Skylake) or 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) […]
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Raspberry Pi Zero WH adds 40-pin GPIO header to Zero W

LinuxGizmos - Sun, 2018-01-14 00:46
The $18 Raspberry Pi Zero WH adds a soldered 40-pin GPIO header to the Zero W for easier prototyping or taking advantage of the new GPIO Expander tool, which lets you access your Pi’s GPIO pins from a PC running Debian Stretch. Raspberry Pi Trading has launched a variation on the Raspberry Pi Zero W […]
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Tiny module and SBC run Linux or Android on i.MX8M

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2018-01-13 00:24
Variscite’s 55 x 30mm “DART-MX8M” showcases NXP’s 1.5GHz, quad-A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, WiFi-ac, BT 4.2, PCIe, and HDMI 2.0, plus an optional carrier that’s also sold as a “VAR-DT8MCustomBoard” SBC. Variscite unveiled a “coming soon” DART-MX8M computer-on-module and VAR-DT8MCustomBoard carrier board/SBC that tap NXP’s new i.MX8M SoC. […]
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PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo take different paths to the Linux phone

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-01-11 18:23
The PiTalk is an RPi phone add-on board. The Gemini PDA is a clamshell re-spin of the Psion. Eelo is a privacy-oriented phone ROM. Samsung is planning to load Ubuntu desktops on Galaxy phones. They all want to reinvent the Linux phone concept. Since our September story surveying a new crop of Linux smartphone contenders, […]
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Tiny quad -A17 module has 4GB RAM and HDMI 2.0

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-01-11 17:27
Sudo’s solderable, 65 x 40mm “SudoProc” module features a 1.8GHz, quad-core, Cortex-A17 SoC with 4GB LPDDR3, up to 512GB eMMC, a GbE controller, HDMI 2.0, and -25 to 85°C support. Slovenia-based startup Sudo Sistemi reached out to us with news of an upcoming SudoProc computer-on-module touted for being solderable and compact (65 x 40 x […]
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Rugged mobile gateway runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-01-10 18:27
Artila’s “Matrix-713” mobile IoT gateway runs Linux on a Cortex-A5 ATSAMA5D35, and provides Fast and Gigabit Ethernet, 2x CAN, 2x mini-PCIe, GPS, and an IMU, and supports -20 to 80°C temperatures. Artila’s Mobile IoT Gateway Matrix-713 follows a similarly headless Matrix-710 embedded computer announced last May, which also runs Linux 4.9 on a 536MHz, Cortex-A5 […]
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Android Things and Google Assistant appear in new smart speakers, smart displays, and COMs

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-01-09 23:41
Google announced third-party products that run Android Things, Google Assistant, and Cast, including smart speakers from LG and iHome. There are also COMs from Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Rockchip that will drive speaker and smart displays from JBL, Lenovo, Sony, and others. Google has avoided the CES show in recent years, but has shown up big […]
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Tiny industrial temperature module runs Linux on a Zynq-7000

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-01-08 22:08
iWave’s “iW-RainboW-G28M” is a SODIMM-style module that runs Linux on a Zynq-7000 FPGA SoC, and offers -40 to 85°C support, up to 1GB DDR3, 512MB flash, a GbE controller, and optional WiFi/BT. iWave has produced several Altera FPGA based computer-on-modules including the Cyclone V based IW-RainboW-G17D, but the 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form-factor iW-RainboW-G28M appears […]
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Tinker Board S hacker SBC adds 16GB eMMC and more

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-01-08 20:45
Asus announced a “Tinker Board S” SBC that has the same Rockchip RK3288 as the original, but adds 16GB eMMC, HDMI-CEC support, a smart audio jack, and improved power management features. Asus unveiled a minor upgrade to its open-spec Tinker Board SBC, which was originally unveiled a year ago. Like the original, the Tinker Board […]
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