Open source, Rockchip-based SBC offers up to 4GB DDR4

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-12-06 21:22
Libre Computer’s open source, $35-and-up “Renegade” SBC is a Raspberry Pi clone that runs Linux or Android 7.1 on a Rockchip RK3328 with up to 4GB DDR4. Earlier this year, Libre Computer went to Kickstarter to fund its quad -A53 Amlogic S905X based Le Potato SBC, and it’s a third the way toward its $100K […]
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Toughened up, Linux friendly board-set runs on Skylake-U

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2017-12-05 20:33
VersaLogic’s rugged “Condor” board-set runs on Skylake U-series CPUs, and offers a pair each of GbE, DP, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe connections, among other I/O. The compact, 95 x 95 x 37 mm Condor is the newest member of VersaLogic’s Embedded Processing Unit (EPU) family of board-sets. Like other VersaLogic EPUs, such as the recent […]
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Home and building automation carrier taps Raspberry Pi CM3

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2017-12-04 23:58
Acme’s “CM3-Home” home automation carrier board for the RPi CM3 includes opto-isolated RS485, TP-Bus/KNX, and Light-Bus/DALI links, plus Grove support. Italy-based Acme Systems, which has launched several Linux-friendly COMs like the Atmel SAMA5 Acqua A5 and RoadRunner, has turned to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite (CM3) as the foundation for its new CM3-Home […]
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Amazon spins Ubuntu-driven “AWS DeepLens” cam and an AWS-savvy Amazon FreeRTOS

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2017-12-04 18:49
Amazon unveiled a 4MP machine learning camera with AWS hooks that runs Ubuntu on a Cherry Trail SoC. It also launched an Amazon version of FreeRTOS. Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) expanded its AWS cloud ecosystem with a Linux-powered deep learning camera and a FreeRTOS variant, both of which feature built-in connections to AWS and […]
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Compact IoT gateway duo includes x86-based LoRa gateway

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-12-01 19:04
Aaeon’s Linux-ready, Cherry Trail based “AIOT” gateways include an industrial model with serial, GPIO, and ADC, and the other is a LoRa gateway. Aaeon’s industrial automation focused “AIOT-IGWS01” and LoRa-ready “AIOT-ILRA01” IoT gateways replace a line of earlier Intel Quark based AIOT gateways that included last year’s AIOT-QA, AIOT-QG, and AIOT-QM. (Intel appears to have […]
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Google launches TensorFlow-based vision recognition kit for RPi Zero W

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-11-30 22:47
Google’s $45 “AIY Vision Kit” for the Raspberry Pi Zero W performs TensorFlow-based vision recognition using a “VisionBonnet” board with a Movidius chip. Google’s AIY Vision Kit for on-device neural network acceleration follows an earlier AIY Projects voice/AI kit for the Raspberry Pi that shipped to MagPi subscribers back in May. Like the voice kit […]
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Qseven module builds on Apollo Lake SoCs

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-11-30 18:19
Avalue has launched a Linux-ready “EQM-APL” Qseven module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 64GB eMMC, and optional -40 to 85°C support. Avalue’s EQM-APL joins other Intel Apollo Lake based Qseven modules such as Axiomtek’s Q7M311, MSC’s MSC Q7-AL, Arbor’s EmQ-i2401, Portwell’s PQ7-M108, Advantech’s SOM-3569, Congatec’s Conga-QA5, and Seco’s Q7-B03. The 70 x 70mm, Qseven […]
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Compact IoT gateway has optional WiFi, BT, 3G, and GPS

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-11-30 17:03
VIA’s “Artigo A630” is a slim IoT gateway that runs Linux or Android on a dual -A9 SoC, and offers LAN, HDMI, serial, USB, DIO, and optional WiFi or 3G/GPS. VIA announced its latest Artigo IoT gateway, following up on last year’s i.MX6-based Artigo A830. Like the earlier Artigo A900, the new Artigo A630 runs […]
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Automotive Grade Linux plumbing reveals familiar Linux faces

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2017-11-30 15:54
At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Konsulko’s Matt Porter and Scott Murray dig into AGL plumbing — and it turns out it’s not so scary after all. Among the sessions at the recent Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) — 57 of which are available on YouTube — are several reports on the Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade […]
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Linux-driven i.MX6 UL/ULL module ships with wireless-enabled baseboard

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-11-29 23:08
MYIR’s tiny, rugged “MYC-Y6ULX” COM features an i.MX6 UL or ULL SoC, an optional baseboard, and 140-pin stamp hole expansion. COMs running NXP’s low power i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) and similar i.MX6 ULL are typically much smaller than other compute modules. Despite its trim, 39 x 37mm footprint, MYIR’s new MYC-Y6ULX falls only in the middle […]
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Rugged 10GbE- and PCIe-rich module runs Linux on Xeon-D

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-11-29 17:08
Eurotech’s “CPU-162-23” COM Express Type 7 module runs Linux on Xeon and Pentium D-1500 CPUs with 2x 10GbE, up to x32 PCIe, and up to 64GB DDR4 ECC RAM. The CPU-162-23 follows other Eurotech COM Express boards such as the Intel Skylake based CPU-162-22 Type 6 board, and is directly descended from last December’s CPU-161-18, […]
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NXP’s open source OpenIL Linux distro has Xenomai and OpenTSN support

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-11-29 00:39
NXP unveiled an “Open Industrial Linux” (OpenIL) distribution with real-time Xenomai extensions, crypto security, and support for OpenTSN networking. NXP announced a Buildroot-based, Xenomai-hardened “Open Industrial Linux” (OpenIL) distribution designed for industrial, networking, and secure connectivity applications that require real-time, determinist performance. OpenIL is billed as being open source, community backed, and hardware agnostic. One […]
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Tiny IoT gateway built on Raspberry Pi Compute Module wears HATs

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2017-11-28 18:11
CompuLab’s IOT-GATE-RPi mini-PC/gateway builds on the RPi CM3 with 2x GbE, RPi HAT expansion, and optional WiFi, BT, 3G, LTE, and -40 to 80°C support. CompuLab has added another Linux-friendly member to its IOT-GATE family of ultra-compact mini-PCs, following the IOT-GATE-iMX7, which is built around its NXP i.MX7 based CL-SOM-iMX7 computer-on-module. For the new IOT-GATE-RPi, […]
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Rugged mini-PC supports Linux on Apollo Lake

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2017-11-27 16:24
Avalue’s factory hardened, 177 x 123 x 43.5mm “EPC-APL” mini-PC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and triple displays. Avalue, which recently announced a 3.5-inch ECM-APL2 SBC, has unveiled a rugged EPC-APL mini-PC that uses the SBC as its mainboard. The 177 x 123 x 43.5mm, 1.2-Kilogram system similarly runs Linux or Windows […]
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First Renesas based Raspberry Pi clone runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-11-24 22:08
iWave’s “iW-RainboW-G23S” SBC runs Linux on a Renesas RZ/G1C, and offers -20 to 85°C support and expansion headers including a RPi-compatible 40-pin link. iWave’s iW-RainboW-G23S is the first board we’ve seen to tap the Renesas RZ/G1C SoC, which debuted earlier this year. It’s also the first Renesas based SBC we’ve seen that features the increasingly […]
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Rugged, octa-core hacker board has 2GB RAM

LinuxGizmos - Fri, 2017-11-24 19:15
FriendlyElec’s $75 “NanoPC-T3 Plus” SBC runs Linux or Android on an octa-core -A53 Samsung SoC, and features 2GB DDR3, 16GB eMMC, and -40 to 80℃ support. FriendlyElec announced the original NanoPC-T3 SBC in April 2016, back when the company still called itself FriendlyARM. The community backed board, which was a processor and RAM upgrade to […]
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Open source Linux-on-Zynq SBC debuts new FPGA add-on standard

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2017-11-22 19:52
Opal Kelly’s “SYZYGY Brain-1” SBC, which runs Linux on a Zynq-7012S, is a proof of concept for its SYZYGY standard for FPGA-driven peripherals. FPGA development firm Opal Kelly has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a development board to showcase its SYZYGY standard for FPGA peripheral expansion. SYZYGY bridges the gap between Digilent’s low-speed Pmod […]
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Compact carrier matches the footprint of the Jetson TX2 that powers it

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2017-11-21 23:42
Aetina’s “ACE-N510” carrier for the Linux-powered Jetson TX1 and TX2 measures only 87 x 50mm, and offers HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, and optional -20 to 70°C. When Aetina recently unveiled its Nano-ITX (120 x 120mm) ACE-N261 carrier for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 and earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1 COMs, it mentioned an upcoming ACE-N510 that […]
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3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2017-11-21 22:22
Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a […]
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Linux gizmo indexes photos and videos for visual recognition search

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2017-11-20 23:22
Pimloc’s “Pholio” runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra, and provides offline storage and search of images and video using visual and face recognition. Digital imaging has lived up to its promise of making it easier to take more images more quickly, but the promise that it would make it easier to find those images has […]
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