Sub-1GHz IoT gateway combines BB Black and TI LaunchPad boards

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-01-08 16:31
Newark Element14’s “SimpleLink Sub-1GHz Sensor to Cloud Linux Industrial Gateway” kit combines a BeagleBone Black, a wireless cape, and a pair of TI SimpleLink CC1350 LanchPad kits. Newark Element14’s “SimpleLink Sub-1GHz Sensor to Cloud Linux Industrial Gateway” kit provides a Sub-1GHz sensor network development platform with an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway and cloud connectivity. […]
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Hackable, Rockchip-based media player also offers NAS and retro gaming

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-01-05 18:49
Cloud Media’s open source “Popcorn Hour Transformer Media Computer / NAS” computer is based on Pine64’s RK3328-based Rock64 SBC, and supports Linux and Android media player, NAS, and retro gaming. Cloud Media has spun a new variant of its Popcorn Hour media player that is open source in hardware and software thanks to its mainboard: […]
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Ringing in 2018 with 103 hacker-friendly SBCs

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-01-05 02:59
Welcome to our latest biannual round-up of hacker-friendly single board computers that run Linux or Android. Included are a brief review of recent SBC market trends, a catalog with key features, specs, and pricing of each SBC, and a table camparing them all. Relative to our June report, which was accompanied by a reader survey […]
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January 2018 catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-01-05 02:55
This catalog accompanies our January 2018 round-up of hacker-friendly SBCs. Here, we provide brief descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to further details for all 103 SBCs. Our January 2018 hacker-friendly single board computer round-up comprises three resources: an overview of recent SBC market trends; this catalog, which provides descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to related […]
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Raspberry Pi sized SBC runs Linux on single-core Cortex-A53 SoC

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-12-29 23:03
Scalys announced a “Grapeboard” SBC that runs Linux on NXP’s single-core -A53 LS1012A SoC, and offers dual GbE and WiFi/BT, plus PCIe, USB 3.0, and SATA via M.2 connectors. Netherlands-based Scalys announced an upcoming Grapeboard SBC that will be more fully illuminated at the CES show Las Vegas, starting Jan. 9. The SBC, which runs […]
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Latest $20 Orange Pi runs Android 7.0 on new Allwinner H6

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-12-29 18:37
The video-focused “Orange Pi One Plus” updates the Orange Pi One design with a new, 10-bit HDR 4K enabled quad -A53 Allwinner H6 SoC with Mali-T720, and provides GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports. Shenzhen Xunlong has updated its $10, two-year old Orange Pi One SBC with a similarly open source, $20 Orange Pi One Plus […]
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Open source, sandwich-style CubieAIO SBCs tap the Actions S700 and S500

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-12-28 23:52
CubieTech unveiled Actions Sx00 based CubieAIO-S700 and -S500 SBCs and opened global sales of the CubieBoard6, which like the recent CubieBoard7, also uses Actions SoCs. CubieTech’ CubieBoard line of open source ARM SBCs was once a major contender in the hacker board market, but there hasn’t been much shaking over the last few years. That […]
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A Linux-based ice science station

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-12-27 23:29
Satish Chetty describes how he designed a Linux-based science station to measure Arctic sea ice melt — and faced obstacles ranging from -40°C temps to polar bears. Developing an embedded system for remote field duty is hard enough, but what if you had to contend with -40ºC temperatures, high winds, ice-encased cables, and attacks from […]
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Rugged Type 7 COM jumps on Atom C3000

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-12-27 01:16
Adlink’s Linux ready “Express-DN7” is a Type 7 module with an up to 16-core Atom C3000 SoC, 4x 10GBASE-KR ports, PTP, and a new Express-BASE7 carrier. The first COM Express Type 7 modules, including Adlink’s Express-BD7, launched with 5th “Gen Broadwell” Pentium and Xeon processors. More recently, we’ve seen a trend toward using the Intel […]
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Raspberry Pi CM3 based automation controller adds ESP32

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-12-22 20:57
Techbase updated its ModBerry controllers with a model that mixes RPi CM3 and ESP32 modules, plus options like an expandable aluminum Modberry case, OLED display, and supercap backup. Techbase announced several enhancements to its Linux-driven ModBerry family of automation controllers, which are based on a variety of open source boards. First, the company is introducing […]
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Pico-ITX SBC offers TPM and a pair each of M.2 and MIPI-CSI

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-12-22 00:25
Aaeon’s “PICO-APL3” has an Apollo Lake SoC with up to 64GB eMMC, and provides 4x USB, 2x serial, 2x M.2, 2x MIPI-CSI, SATA, GbE, HDMI, eDP, and TPM. Aaeon’s PICO-APL3 has the same choice of Apollo Lake processors, coastline ports, and 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor, as last December’s PICO-APL1. However, it’s otherwise redesigned […]
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Yocto-powered automotive gateways splurge on wireless options

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-12-21 17:02
Eurotech’s rugged, LTE-ready “DynaGate 10-12” and “DynaGate 10-06” automotive IoT gateways run Yocto Linux on AM335x and i.MX6 UL SoCs, respectively, and offer serial, DIO, USB, and CAN links. Eurotech, which is known for its Yocto Linux driven ReliaGate IoT gateways and Everyware Software Framework (ESF) IoT middleware platform, has launched a pair of rugged, […]
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Linux-driven IoT gateway hooks up to Google Cloud analytics

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-12-20 19:03
SolidRun’s “ClearCloud 8K” IoT gateway runs Linux on its quad -A72 MacchiatoBIN SBC with 1-, 2.5-, and 10GbE ports, and links to Google Cloud IoT Core. SolidRun has launched a MacchiatoBIN ClearCloud 8K IoT gateway appliance with built-in software for connecting to Google’s beta-level Cloud IoT Core analytics service (see farther below). The $399 box […]
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Intel launches Gemini Lake SoCs with “Gigabit WiFi”

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-12-20 01:04
Intel’s 14nm “Gemini Lake” Pentium Silver and Celeron SoCs are similar to Apollo Lake, but offer support for HDMI 2.0, VP9, and a speedy Gigabit WiFi. Intel’s “Gemini Lake” follow-on to its Apollo Lake family of Atom, Pentium, and Celeron system-on-chips was first tipped in the third quarter, with more details emerging in early November. […]
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Linux-ready module and carrier run Kaby Lake-H

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2017-12-18 18:35
Axiomtek’s Linux-friendly “CEM510” is a COM Express Type 6 module with Kaby Lake-H CPUs, -40 to 85ºC and triple display support, and an optional carrier. The CEM510 updates Axiomtek’s Intel Skylake based CEM500, offering the same 125 x 95mm COM Express Type 6 form factor and almost identical features. It ships with a new “CEB94011” […]
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IoT-oriented Linux ready SBC has an optional enclosure

LinuxGizmos - Sat, 2017-12-16 03:38
Technologic’s TS-7553-V2 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6UL and offers Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, plus WiFi/BT, XBee, cellular, and many other options. Technologic’s new “TS-7553-V2” single-board computer is a gen-2 re-spin of its 250MHz Cavium ARM9 SoC-based TS-7553 SBC. The new board upgrades the processor to the 698MHz-clocked NXP i.MX6UL, and then for […]
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Low-cost embeddable SDR occupies a mini-PCIe card

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-12-15 03:19
The Fairwaves “XTRX” mini-PCIe SDR card is a low-cost embeddable SDR card aimed at high data rate apps including 4G/5G and “massive” MIMO. Fairwaves Inc.’s “XTRX” SDR mini-PCIe card, which launched on Nov. 30 at Crowd Supply, has earned more than 80 percent of its funding goal with one month remaining. The company claims the […]
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Tiny quad-core Linux SBCs slim down and get an RPi-like carrier

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-12-14 04:54
FriendlyElec has unveiled COM-like variants of its tiny, low-cost quad-core, Allwinner H3- and H5-based NanoPi Neo and Neo2 SBCs, plus an RPi style carrier. FriendlyElec’s new $8 “NanoPi Neo Core” and $25 “NanoPi Neo Core2” boards are low-profile variants of the company’s earlier 40 x 40mm NanoPi Neo and NanoPi Neo 2 SBCs, but with […]
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Hackable USB dongle offers multiple sensors including PIR motion detection

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2017-12-12 22:00
[Updated Dec. 13] — Gumstix’s Arduino-driven “RoomSense” board offers an ATSAMW25 MCU, WiFi, passive-IR motion detection, plus temperature, humidity, and barometric sensors. The Gumstix RoomSense is a USB dongle board that can detect room occupancy using passive infrared (PIR) technology and report on temperature, humidity, and barometric conditions. The board can be customized in the […]
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Rugged in-vehicle PC line includes Kaby Lake and Bay Trail models

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2017-12-11 20:23
Ibase’s rugged MPT V-Series in-vehicle computers offer 7th/6th Gen Core or Bay Trail CPUs, plus 2x mini-PCIe, 3x M.2, and optional CAN or OBD-II links. Ibase announced a new line of fanless MPT V-Series computers for IoT applications, starting with two rugged, in-vehicle models: the MPT-7000V with Intel’s 7th (“Kaby Lake”) or 6th (“Skylake”) Generation […]
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