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Atom C3000 based net appliance offers eight LAN ports

Thu, 2018-02-08 02:16
Advantech’s “FWA-1012VC” network appliance runs Linux on a quad- or octa-core Atom C3000 with up to 64GB DDR4, SATA III, M.2 and mini-PCIe links for 3G, LTE, and WiFi, and 6x or 8x GbE ports, two of which are optical SFP ports. Advantech’s FWA-1012VC follows a number of headless networking appliances that run Linux on […]
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Open spec Linux/Android SBCs tap high-end Allwinner and Rockchip SoCs

Wed, 2018-02-07 20:08
Pine64 has launched a “Pine H64” SBC for $26 to $45 featuring Allwinner’s H6 SoC, mini-PCIe, and USB 3.0. It also unveiled a Rockchip RK3399 based “RockPro64” SBC that will sell for $59 to $79 with PCIe, USB 3.0, and a USB Type-C based DisplayPort. Pine64 announced two open-spec, Linux and Android-ready boards with the […]
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Mozilla’s IoT software for the Raspberry Pi gets major rev

Tue, 2018-02-06 23:17
Mozilla has released an improved 0.3 version of its open source, Linux-based Things Gateway software for setting up an home automation gateway on the Raspberry Pi, featuring a new rules engine and improved voice support. In July, Mozilla announced a Project Things Internet of Things project for a decentralized open source gateway that uses standard […]
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RK3399 based Odroid-N1 SBC doubles up on SATA III

Tue, 2018-02-06 19:54
Hardkernel unveiled a community-backed “Odroid-N1” SBC with a Rockchip RK3399, GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports, a 40-pin GPIO, and a pair each of PCIe-based SATA III, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports. The Rockchip RK3399 juggernaut continues to roll through the open-spec single-board computer world, with Hardkernel’s Odroid project the latest to tap the hexa-core […]
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Tiny i.MX7 module runs both Linux and FreeRTOS

Tue, 2018-02-06 19:32
F&S announced a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX7ULP” module that can run Linux and FreeRTOS on an NXP i.MX7. You also get up to 32GB eMMC plus optional WiFi/BT and extended temp support. F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has produced a number of NXP-based COMs over the years, including the i.MX6 UL based efus A7UL and […]
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Skylake-based Nano-ITX SBC offers 4x GbE and 8x stackable PCIe

Mon, 2018-02-05 23:40
ADL’s rugged “ADL120S” SBC runs Linux or Windows on 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers dual 4K DP ports, 4x GbE ports, 4x USB 3.0 ports, and expansion via 2x M.2 slots and 8x stackable PCIe slots. ADL Embedded Solutions has launched a rugged, Nano-ITX form factor ADL120S single board computer that’s designed for IIoT, […]
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Mar. 12-14 Embedded Linux Conference sessions to cover Real-Time Linux, RISC-V, Zephyr, and more

Mon, 2018-02-05 20:17
The Linux Foundation has released a speaker list for the Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, to be held Mar. 12-14 in Portland. We’ve highlighted 10 sessions to look out for. It’s time once again for that grand gathering of embedded Linux geeks known as the Embedded Linux Conference (ELC), as well as the co-located, […]
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SiFive launches first RISC-V SBC that runs Linux

Mon, 2018-02-05 17:36
SiFive has opened pre-sales on a “HiFive Unleashed” SBC that runs Linux on its new RISC-V based, quad-core, 1.5GHz U540 SoC, with 8GB DDR4, a GbE port, and an FMC connector. SiFive followed up on its October announcement of the SiFive Freedom U540 — the world’s first Linux-driven RISC-V processor SoC — with a Crowd […]
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Rugged, fanless i.MX6 SBC matches COM Express Basic footprint

Sat, 2018-02-03 00:47
Versalogic has revealed preliminary details of its first Arm-based SBC. The quad-core i.MX6-based “Tetra” features up to 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, and 128K MRAM, plus I/O including GbE, SATA, LVDS, HDMI, USB, serial, CAN, microSD, and miniPCIe, and runs fanless over -40 to 85°C. Versalogic, a decades-old designer and manufacturer of x86-based single board computers […]
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Compact Denverton-powered security appliance rocks 6x GbE ports

Fri, 2018-02-02 02:20
Aaeon unveiled an “FWS-2360” network security appliance based on Intel’s server-class Atom C3000 SoCs. The compact, fanless device offers 6x GbE ports, 1x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2x USB3.0, up to 32GB ECC RAM, 16GB eMMC, and a 2.5-inch drive bay. The FWS-2360 network security appliance is the latest in a long line of Aaeon fanless desktop […]
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Mini-ITX board fosters flexibility and fights obsolescence

Thu, 2018-02-01 03:06
Congatec unveiled a Mini-ITX style “conga-IT6” board that uses a plug-in COM Express module to supply processor and other core functions. CPU options currently include Intel Core, Xeon, Celeron, and Pentium, and AMD G-series and R-series chips, with up to 4x CPU cores and clocked at up to 4.3GHz. Congatec, which manufactures computer-on-modules and single-board […]
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Wireless enabled SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on i.MX6 ULL

Wed, 2018-01-31 19:00
[Updated] — Toradex is shipping the Linux-driven “Colibri iMX6ULL,” one of the first computer-on-modules to adopt NXP’s cost-optimized i.MX6 ULL SoC. The module also features dual-band WiFi-ac and BT 4.2/BLE wireless and industrial temperature support. The Colibri iMX6ULL is the first of member of Toradex’s 67.6 x 36.7mm Colibri computer-on-module family to offer onboard wireless. […]
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Compact, low-power serial device gateway runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M3

Tue, 2018-01-30 23:48
Artila’s “Aport-213” is a low-power, industrial strength, single port serial-to-WiFi gateway that offers WiFi-based remote access to devices such as meters, sensors, and switches without requiring the development of wireless LAN drivers and security supplicants. The Airport-213 is the newest member of Artila’s industrial communications gateways family. The device runs FreeRTOS on an unspecified 166MHz […]
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First Rockchip based Orange Pi SBC taps RK3399

Tue, 2018-01-30 20:41
Shenzhen Xunlong has launched a $109, open source “Orange Pi RK3399” SBC that runs Android 6.0 or Debian 9 on Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 SoC, and offers HDMI 2.0 in and out ports, DP 1.2, eDP, MIPI DSI and CSI, SPDIF, GbE, mSATA, mini-PCIe, a 40-pin header, and more. One by one, ARM hacker board vendors […]
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Pico-ITX SBC extends hexa-core Rockchip RK3399

Mon, 2018-01-29 23:19
Aaeon’s “RICO-3399” SBC runs Android 7.0 on the Rockchip RK3399, with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x -A53 cores, plus 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, and GbE, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, serial, and mini-PCIe connections. Aaeon has posted details on a successor to its similarly Pico-ITX and Rockchip based RICO-3288 single-board computer. Although there are several significant changes […]
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Open source voice assistant speaker promises user privacy

Fri, 2018-01-26 19:59
Mycroft has Kickstarted an open source “Mycroft Mark II” smart speaker and voice assistant that runs Linux on a quad-core Xilinx SoC, and offers a 6-mic beamforming array, 10W speaker, 4-inch touchscreen, and a promise of user privacy. When Mycroft launched its Kickstarter campaign for the original, voice-activated Mycroft home automation hub back in Aug. […]
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ATX board brings legacy gear up to 6th and 7th Gen speed

Thu, 2018-01-25 18:14
Adlink’s Linux-ready “IMB-M43H” ATX board supports Skylake or Kaby Lake Intel Core CPUs with up to 32GB DDR4, 4x SATA III, 8x USB, PCIe and PCI, EN 55032 EMI protection, and USB power stabilization. Adlink’s industrial ATX form-factor (305 x 244mm) IMB-M43H is designed as a Skylake or Kaby Lake upgrade for legacy installations. It […]
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LimeSDR Mini gains Raspberry Pi ready Grove Starter Kit

Thu, 2018-01-25 00:33
Lime Microsystems has launched a Raspberry Pi compatible “Grove Starter Kit” option for its LimeSDR Mini radio hacker board with a GrovePi+ board, 15 Grove sensor and actuator modules, dual antennas for 433/868/915MHz bands, a base plate, and cables. Lime Microsystems has added to its successful LimeSDR Mini crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply with a […]
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Ubuntu-ready embedded PC has optional CEC, 4G, and dual mSATA

Wed, 2018-01-24 23:35
Logic Supply’s fanless, Apollo Lake based “ML350G-10” embedded PC offers 7x USB ports, up to 2x GbE, up to 2TB mSATA via 2x slots, optional WiFi/BT or LTE, and 2x DisplayPorts with optional CEC. Most of Logic Supply’s embedded PCs have run on Intel Core chips, but the Vermont-based company has produced a few Linux-ready, […]
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LimeSDR Mini/RPi Zero mashup may be world’s smallest DVB transmitter

Wed, 2018-01-24 19:21
Lime Microsystems anounced an open source prototype hack that combines a LimeSDR Mini board, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and a PiCam, and is billed as one of the world’s smallest DVB transmitters. Lime Microsystems is promoting an open source prototype developed by Evariste Okcestbon that it speculates is the world’s smallest DVB (digital video broadcasting) […]
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