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RK3399 SBC offers dual Type-C with DP and optional PoE

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-06-25 16:57
Libre Computer unveiled a “ROC-RK3399 (Renegade Elite)” SBC that runs Android Oreo or mainline Linux 4.19+ and offers GbE with PoE, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB Type-C with DP, 3x USB 2.0, and dual 60-pin headers. Libre Computer has posted some photos and preliminary specs of a ROC-RK3399 (Renegade Elite) board follow-on to last year’s Indiegogo […]
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Qseven duo showcases i.MX8M and i.MX8Quad

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-06-22 23:30
Seco unveiled a pair Qseven modules that run Linux or Android and offer optional industrial temp support. The Q7-C25 uses NXP’s quad -A53 i.MX8M while the Q7-C26 features the i.MX8Quad, which adds up to 2x -A72 cores. Starter kits are also available. At Computex earlier this month, Seco showed off two 70 x 70mm Qseven […]
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Fanless Skylake embedded PC loads up on PCIe

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-21 21:08
Teguar’s fanless, Linux-friendly “TB-5045” embedded PC features a 6th Gen Core CPU, up to 32GB DDR4, triple display support, 4x GbE, 6x USB, 4x serial, 2x external SATA bays, 3x mini-PCIe, and optional dual PCIe slots. Charlotte, North Carolina based Teguar Computers, which is new to the pages of LinuxGizmos, makes a variety of medical […]
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Skylake module aces OSADL’s real-time Linux tests

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-21 19:02
Congatec has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab, which has certified that the real-time Linux stack for the Skylake Xeon-E3 based Conga-TS170 COM Express module offers “excellent response times.” The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) has certified Congatec’s implementation of real-time Linux (RTL), and has accepted Congatec as a member. Congatec will continued […]
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Automotive Grade Linux joins the Van Life with Mercedes-Benz Vans deal

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-21 17:59
Mercedes-Benz Vans has tapped the Linux-based AGL infotainment stack for next-gen vehicles equipped with cutting-edge connectivity and robotics technology. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using the open source AGL platform as a foundation for a new onboard OS for its commercial vehicles. The Daimler business unit will […]
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Google’s Fuchsia OS will support Linux apps

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-06-20 23:22
Google’s non-Linux-based Fuchsia OS has added an emulator for running Debian Linux apps. Like its upcoming Linux emulator for Chrome OS, Fuchsia’s “Guest” app will offer tighter integration than typical emulators. Google has added a Guest app to its emergent and currently open source Fuchsia OS to enable Linux apps to run within Fuchsia as […]
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Hackable Raspberry Pi add-on boards enable CAN-bus home automation

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-06-20 22:32
Omzlo’s open spec “NoCAN” IoT platform for home IoT includes an “Omzlo PiMaster HAT” board for the Raspberry Pi that connects with multiple Arduino compatible CANZERO nodes on a CAN-bus cable that can stretch up to 300 meters. Athens, Greece based startup Omzlo has won Kickstarter funding for a NoCAN platform for “wired IoT” home […]
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Hacker board survey extended — vote for your favs and win SBC prizes

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-06-20 17:10
We have extended our 2018 reader survey on open-spec Linux/Android hacker boards through June 22. Pick your favorite SBCs from our catalog of 116 and win a chance at receiving one of 15 DragonBoards, Chatterbox boards, and UP boards.   GO HERE TO ENTER THE SURVEY AND VOTE NOW Catalog with brief descriptions of all […]
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Rugged NVR system for buses has 10x GbE ports for IP cameras

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-19 18:34
Lanner’s Linux-friendly “V6S” vehicle surveillance NVR computer runs on a Core i7-7600U CPU, and offers 10x PoE-ready GbE ports, 2x mini-PCIe slots, 2x swappable SATA bays, -20 to 60°C support, and shock/vibration resistance. We’re a little leery of surveillance systems with video analytics that focus on interior public spaces, such as the buses where Lanner’s […]
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Open source board lets you analyze SPI connections on a USB-connected laptop

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-19 00:19
Excamera Labs has launched an open source, $27 and up “SPIDriver” board on Crowd Supply for analyzing and testing SPI-connected displays, sensors, flash, and other components on a laptop or via a built-in color LCD display. Monitoring SPI devices such as LCD panels, LED arrays, sensors, and SPI flash may not be quite as gnarly […]
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3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC is loaded with options

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-06-15 23:33
DFI is prepping an Ubuntu friendly 3.5-inch “AL551” SBC with an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display support, up to 2x GbE and SATA III ports, and mini-PCIe, M.2, and optional “expansion I/O” connectors. We discovered the AL551 while reporting on DFI’s Linux-ready, 15.6-inch KS-156AL panel PC, which was announced along with a Windows-only, 7-inch KS070-AL […]
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LTE-equipped automotive gateway runs Ubuntu on Bay Trail

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-06-15 22:17
Kontron’s rugged “EvoTrac G102” is an in-vehicle cellular gateway that runs Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 64GB eMMC, GbE, CAN, 2x USB, and a 3G/4G module with GPS. Kontron unveiled the EvoTrac G102 last month, and earlier this month announced that it will act as the control box for Hyliion’s 6X4HE “intelligent […]
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15.6-inch Apollo Lake panel PC supports Fedora, Ubuntu, and Yocto Linux

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-14 22:43
DFI’s “KS-156AL” industrial touch-panel PC runs Linux or Windows on Apollo Lake and features a 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 touchscreen with IP65 protection and shock and vibration resistance. DFI’s Linux-friendly, 15.6-inch KS-156AL panel PC is based on its AL171 mini-ITX board, which was announced a year ago along with the similar AL173 which is otherwise […]
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Compact Kaby Lake embedded PC has SATA, M.2, and mSATA

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-14 16:52
Kontron announced a compact, Linux-ready “KBox B-201” embedded PC with a Kaby Lake CPU, triple displays, 2x GbE, 10x USB, and SATA III storage available via 2.5-inch, M.2, and optional mSATA slots. Kontron’s KBox B-201 embedded PC runs Yocto-based Linux or Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB on 7th Gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The […]
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Debian variant offers safe homeland for systemd haters

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-14 00:20
The Devuan project has released a v2.0 ASCII version of its Devuan fork of Debian that replaces the systemd init with OpenRC, and let’s you load other inits of your choice. The release supports several major Linux hacker boards. The Devuan project was announced in 2014 as a Debian fork for those who prefer other […]
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Cortex-A76, Mali-G76, and ML chip designs pump up AI

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-06-13 20:50
Arm’s Cortex-A76 design offers speed/efficiency improvements including a 4x boost in AI performance, and is paired with a new Mali-G76 GPU that is also said to aid AI. Meanwhile, Arm revealed more details on its upcoming ML co-processors. Very few non-server systems run software that could be called machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). […]
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RK3399 SBC has 9-36V DC and optional 4G, WiFi, serial, and HDMI-in modules

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-06-13 19:32
ICNexus’ “SBC3100” SBC runs Ubuntu or Android on a Rockchip RK3399 with up to 4GB RAM and 16GB flash plus HDMI 2.0, DP, eDP, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, 9-36V power, optional WiFi/BT, and a mini-PCIe slot with optional 3G or 4G. Taiwan-based ICNexus’ SBC3100 joins a growing list of SBCs that feature, the hhigh-end Rockchip RK3399 […]
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Embedded Linux Conference Europe wants your presentations (and money)

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-12 23:18
The Linux Foundation opened a call for papers for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, and released the speaker list for the Aug. 29-31 Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver. The Linux Foundation is asking for presentation pitches for this fall’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and integrated […]
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Automation controller upgraded with new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-12 21:20
Techbase has upgraded its Linux-powered ModBerry M500 controller with the RPi 3 Model B+ SBC, advancing to a 1.4GHz SoC, GbE, and dual-band WiFi-ac. The launch follows several new NanoPi and Orange Pi based ModBerry M300 models. Techbase announced the availability of a new version of its ModBerry M500 industrial control computer (also called the […]
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Tiny Apollo Lake module targets factory automation

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-12 18:08
Aaeon’s “NanoCOM-APL” COM Express Type 10 Mini module features an Apollo Lake SoC, as well as up to 10x USB plus PCIe x4, GbE, SATA, DDI, and optional industrial temperature support. The NanoCOM-APL is an Apollo Lake upgrade for customers of Aaeon’s similarly COM Express Type 10 Mini form-factor NanoCOM-BT module, which runs on a […]
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