Latest ReSpeaker voice board moves to Rockchip RK3229

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-06-11 21:12
Seeed’s v.2.0 version of its ReSpeaker Core mic array board advances to a Debian-driven, quad- A7 Rockchip RK3229 and offers a 6x mic array with a 16-meter wake-word range. Seeed’s $99 ReSpeaker Core v2.0 is a major upgrade to its ReSpeaker far-field voice control SBC, replacing the MIPS-based Mediatek MT7688 SoC running OpenWrt Linux with […]
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Jetson based embedded vision kit has three 4K cameras

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-06-08 23:08
E-con’s “e-CAM120_TRICUTX2” is a camera system powered by a Linux-driven Jetson TX1 or TX2 module that features three 13-megapixel, 4K@30 cameras via 4-lane MIPI-CSI-2 interfaces. Last September, E-con Systems launched an e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 system with six 3.4-megapixel, HD cameras. Now it has followed up with an e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 camera rig with only three cameras but each with […]
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NXP’s EdgeScale IoT management suite tapped for Linux gateways

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-06-08 00:18
NXP announced partnerships with Alibaba and six embedded equipment companies that are deploying its EdgeScale middleware for secure edge computing device management on Linux-driven devices based on NXP QorIQ Layerscape SoCs. In March, NXP announced its EdgeScale IoT middleware platform for its Arm-based QorIQ Layerscape networking SoCs. At Computex this week, NXP revealed a partnership […]
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Robotics dev kit runs new Isaac SDK on octa-core Xavier module

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-07 20:30
Nvidia announced an “Isaac” software developer platform for robots and other autonomous machines that runs on its Linux-friendly octa-core, ARM64 “Jetson Xavier” module with integrated high-end Volta GPU. A $1,300 dev kit is due in August. In 2016, Nvidia unveiled its AI-focused Nvidia Xavier computer-on-module, a more powerful follow-on to its Tegra-based Jetson modules. Last […]
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Sandwich-style hacker board debuts new quad -A7 Rockchip SoC

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-06-07 17:32
Firefly’s Core-PX3-SEJ COM runs Ubuntu or Android on a new quad -A7 Rockchip PX3-SE SoC. The module is available as part of a $120 Firefly-PX3-SE dev board with -20 to 80℃ support. Firefly’s SODIMM-style, 67.6 x 40mm Core-PX3-SEJ module runs Android 5.1 or Ubuntu 15.04 on a Rockchip PX3-SE (translated), a new 1.3GHz, quad-core, Cortex-A7 […]
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Intel and AMD reveal new designs at Computex

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-06-06 23:22
Intel announced its embedded friendly 8th Gen Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series chips, and AMD is prepping a new Threadripper and two 45W TDP Ryzen models. With this week’s Computex show in Taipei and other recent events, processors are front and center in the tech news cycle. Intel made several announcements ranging from […]
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2018 reader survey of 116 open-spec Linux/Android SBCs

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-05 19:44
Vote for your favorites from our freshly updated catalog of 116 sub-$200, hacker-friendly SBCs that run Linux or Android, and you could win one of 15 prizes. An embedded engineer awakening from a 20-year coma might find today’s hacker board scene surprising to say the least. The idea that anyone would individually sell circuit boards […]
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Catalog of 116 open-spec hacker boards

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-06-05 19:44
This catalog accompanies our June 2018 reader survey of hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs. Here, we provide recently updated descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to details for all 116 SBCs. Our June 2018 round-up of hacker-friendly single board computers comprises three resources: an overview of recent SBC market trends; this catalog; and a Google docs spreadsheet that […]
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Stackable 8-relay add-on supports up to 64 relays per Raspberry Pi

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-06-04 17:17
Sequent Microsystems’ “Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Card” provides 8x relays and can be stacked to enable 64 relays per Raspberry Pi for home automation applications such as smart sprinklers. Sequent Microsystems has gone to Kickstarter to launch a “Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Card,” a more-focused version of last fall’s successfully Kickstarted Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card. The […]
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i.MX6 module adds QuadPlus support

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-06-04 15:10
Variscite has released a new version of its wireless-enabled “VAR-SOM-MX6” module that adds support for the i.MX6 QuadPlus SoC. The QuadPlus offers 50 percent better graphics performance. Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX6 module predates LinuxGizmos’ launch in 2013. In 2014 we covered a VAR-SOM-MX6-V2 model, which added WiFi, Bluetooth, and up to 64GB of eMMC. Now, Variscite is […]
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Udoo Bolt is first Ryzen V1000 based hacker board

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-06-01 18:42
Seco has won KS funding for its open-spec, $229 “Udoo Bolt” SBC, which runs Linux or Windows on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC. The SBC supports up to 4x displays, and offers SATA III, 3x M.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, and Arduino and Grove expansion. Seco’s Udoo project quickly passed its $100K Kickstarter funding goal for […]
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Atari’s Ubuntu powered gaming console conquers Indiegogo

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-05-31 17:54
Atari quickly jumped to $2 million in funding for its Ubuntu-based “Atari VCS” console. Aimed primarily at retro games, the $199 and up device has an AMD A1 CPU and an optional joystick and controller. Attempts to establish Linux as a gaming platform have failed time and time again, with Valve’s SteamOS being the latest […]
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Orange Pi hacker board sports 3G radio

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-05-29 23:11
Shenzhen Xunlong’s open-spec, $25 “Orange Pi 3G-IOT” SBC runs Android 4.4 on a dual Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6572, and supplies WiFi, BT, GPS, FM, and 3G, along with 40-pin GPIO. If you want a cellular connected hacker board, but don’t have access to or want 2G service and don’t have or can’t afford 4G LTE, Shenzhen […]
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UP Core Plus SBC launches with Cyclone 10 and Myriad 2 AI add-ons

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-05-25 23:57
Aaeon has launched an “UP AI Edge” family of products that builds on a new Apollo Lake based “UP Core Plus” SBC with stacking AI companion boards based on the Movidius Myriad 2 or Intel Cyclone 10GX plus add-ons including a quad-GbE board and a camera. Aaeon Europe quickly met its modest $11K Kickstarter goal […]
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Latest ReSpeaker mic array offers improved barge-in and full duplex operation

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2018-05-25 18:14
Seeed has launched an upgraded, $69 “ReSpeaker Mic Array v2.0” for far-field voice control that works with any Linux, Mac, or Windows computer. It enables simultaneous playback and recording and offers improved barge-in voice recognition. Seeed launched the ReSpeaker microphone array on Kickstarter in 2016, and followed up a year later with the $25 ReSpeaker […]
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Vending machine boardset works with UP or UP Squared boards

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-05-24 22:09
Aaeon’s “AIOT-MSSP01” is a vending machine boardset powered by a PIC32 MCU that’s optimized to work with the UP or UP Squared SBCs. It offers vending-friendly I/O like MDB, EXE, and DEX, as well as motor controllers and 6x USB ports. The AIOT-MSSP01 is an industrial-grade vending machine controller (VMC) solution designed to run 24/7 […]
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3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC supports industrial temperatures

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-05-24 18:30
Ibase’s Linux-compatible, 3.5-inch “IB818” SBC provides a dual- or quad-core Apollo Lake SoC, plus 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x SATA, 2x mini-PCIe, triple display support, wide-range power, and -40 to 85°C support. Ibase doesn’t make a lot of SBCs, but it does offer some 3.5-inch models including the Intel Bay Trail Atom based IB897 […]
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AsteroidOS and OpenWatch offer open alternatives to smartwatch stacks

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-05-24 16:44
The open source, Linux based “AsteroidOS” alternative to Wear OS arrives in a stable 1.0 release, and Block spins off some of its Android smartwatch stack as an open source OpenWatch Project. The AsteroidOS project has released version 1.0 of its open source, Linux-based smartwatch distribution. Designed for after-market installation on “Wear OS by Google” […]
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Smallest RK3399 hacker board yet ships at $129 with 4GB DDR4

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-05-23 20:41
FriendlyElec has launched a 100 x 64mm, $129 “NanoPC-T4” SBC that runs Android or Linux on a Rockchip RK3399 with 4G DDR4, native GbE, WiFi-ac, DP, HDMI 2.0, 0 to 80℃ support, and M.2 and 40-pin expansion. FriendlyElec has released its most powerful and priciest hacker board to date, which it promotes as being the […]
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Aaeon reveals two rugged, Linux-ready embedded PCs

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-05-22 17:45
Aaeon unveiled two Linux-friendly embedded systems: an “AIOT-IP6801” gateway equipped with an Apollo Lake-based UP Squared SBC with WiFi and LoRa, and a “Boxer-8120AI” mini-PC with an Nvidia Jetson TX2 module and 4x GbE ports. Aaeon announced that three of its Linux-ready embedded systems have won Computex d&j awards, including two previously unannounced models: an […]
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