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RISC-V leader gains $50 million in funding and Western Digital vows to build 1 billion chips

Mon, 2018-04-02 22:16
SiFive has raised $50.6 million in Series C funding, and Western Digital pledged to produce 1 billion of SiFive’s RISC-V cores. Meanwhile, the new Linux 4.16 kernel boosted RISC-V support, and there are rumors of a RISC-V project led by Google, Qualcomm, and Samsung. The open source RISC-V computer architecture project has continued to generate […]
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Rugged IoT gateway goes all out on M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion

Mon, 2018-04-02 18:22
Ibase’s fanless “AGS100” and “AGS102” IoT gateways runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and offer dual displays and GbE ports, multiple M.2 and mini-PCIe interfaces for mSATA and wireless, and up to -40 to 70°C support. Ibase’s new AGS100 and AGS102 gateways are aimed at industrial control and factory automation applications. The otherwise identical AGS102 […]
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Rough, tough fanless box has dual HDMI and PoE

Mon, 2018-04-02 17:09
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX565-312-FL” embedded system runs Linux or Windows on a Celeron N3550, and offers dual HDMI, quad USB 3.0, an external SATA tray, and Power-over-Ethernet. Like last year’s eBOX100-312-FL, the similarly ruggedized eBOX565-312-FL features an Intel’s Celeron N3350, a dual-core, 1.1GHz/2.4GHz “Apollo Lake” SoC with 6W TDP. It also similarly supplies dual HDMI […]
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Civil Infrastructure Platform wants Linux to save civilization

Fri, 2018-03-30 15:00
At the Embedded Linux Conference conference, Civil Infrastructure Platform contributor Yoshitake Kobayashi talks about the CIP project’s progress in bringing a 10-year SLTS Linux kernel to the world of power plants and transportation systems. “The Civil Infrastructure Platform is the most conservative of The Linux Foundation projects,” began Yoshitake Kobayashi at the recent Embedded Linux […]
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Mini-ITX dev kit expands upon new i.MX8M module

Fri, 2018-03-30 00:40
Intrinsyc announced a Mini-ITX development kit for a wireless-enabled “Open-X 8M SOM” module that runs Linux or Android 8.0 on a quad-core i.MX8M SoC. Intrinsyc announced the Open-X 8M SOM a month ago and has now followed up with a Mini-ITX form factor Open-X 8M Development Kit built around the module. The kit includes a […]
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Linux-driven modules and SBC tap i.MX8, i.MX8M, and iMX8X

Thu, 2018-03-29 22:53
Phytec is prepping three PhyCore COMs based on NXP’s Cortex-A53 based i.MX8M, its -A53 and -A72 equipped i.MX8 Quad, and its -A35 based i.MX8X. Also up: an SBC based on the i.MX8M module. Phytec has posted product pages for three PhyCore modules, all of which support Linux and offer a -40 to 85°C temperature range. […]
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Net appliance features dual 10GbE ports and up to 16-core Atom C3000

Wed, 2018-03-28 22:20
Aaeon’s 1U “FWS-7360” network appliance runs on an 8- to 16-core Atom C3000, and offers dual 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 6x GbE ports, up to 64GB DDR4, plus SATA, mSATA, and optional mini-PCIe. Designed for wireless gateway, SD-WAN, IPS, WAN optimization, NFV, and vCPE applications, Aaeon’s FWS-7360 is a more advanced cousin of the similarly […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC has triple USB 3.0

Wed, 2018-03-28 00:22
Axiomtek’s extended temperature “PICO316” SBC combines Apollo Lake SoCs with SATA, mini-PCIe, GbE, HDMI, and 3x USB 3.0 ports including 2x Type-C ports. Axiomtek often uses a tick-tock cadence with its SBCs, starting out with a computer-on-module like board to showcase a new processor, and then following up with a more typical SBC with more […]
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Intel contributes open source NPV and Titanium code to “Akraino” edge computing project

Tue, 2018-03-27 19:42
The Linux Foundation announced new support for its “Akraino Edge Stack” project for creating open source cloud services for edge computing, including Intel’s promise to open source parts of its Wind River Titanium Cloud and Network Edge Virtualization SDK. On Feb. 20, the Linux Foundation announced an Akraino Edge Stack open source project built around […]
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Rugged, AI focused embedded PC has Ryzen V1000 and optional GTX

Tue, 2018-03-27 00:28
Sintrones’ Linux-friendly “ABOX-5100” embedded PC features an AMD Ryzen V1000, 4x DP, 3x mini-PCIe, and 8x GbE ports with optional PoE. A G1 model adds Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics and 4x HDMI ports. Sintrones, which is known primarily for its in-vehicle computers and modules, such as this circa-2011, AMD G-Series based VBOX-3200 system, also […]
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Latest MintBox miniPC advances to Apollo Lake based FitLet2 foundation

Mon, 2018-03-26 20:14
The Linux Mint project unveiled a “MintBox Mini 2” mini-PC with Linux Mint 19 preloaded on a Compulab Fitlet2 with a quad-core Celeron J3455, up to 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD, dual GbE, wireless, and mini-DP. For years, Compulab’s mini-PCs have offered pre-loaded Linux Mint, in addition to Windows and barebones options, and every few […]
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Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

Fri, 2018-03-23 23:58
OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph. Panama-based OSOP, which found Kickstarter success with its Raspberry Shake seismograph add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, has now returned with a Raspberry Boom add-on board and […]
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Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

Fri, 2018-03-23 20:20
The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support. Shenzhen Xunlong open spec Orange Pi 4G-IOT SBC, which just launched for $45 on AliExpress, is the most wireless savvy Orange Pi […]
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i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

Fri, 2018-03-23 00:45
Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board. The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly […]
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First Zynq UltraScale+ based 96Boards SBC runs PetaLinux

Thu, 2018-03-22 23:27
Avnet has launched its open-spec Ultra96 96Boards CE SBC for $249, featuring a Zynq UltraScale+ ARM/FPGA SoC, WiFi, BT, 4x USB, a mini-DisplayPort, and support for Linaro’s 96Boards.ai. Avnet’s Ultra96 (AES-ULTRA96-G) was unveiled earlier this week as part of Linaro’s joint announcement of its 96Boards.ai program for unleashing the potential of artificial intelligence technology on […]
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Modular PLC platform runs Linux on Allwinner H5

Thu, 2018-03-22 19:14
UniPi’s “Axon” line of 13 DIN-rail PLC systems for smart home and building automation run Linux on an Allwinner H5, and offer GbE, WiFi, BT, and varying configurations of DIDO, analog I/O, relays, and serial I/O. UniPi launched its flagship, Linux-based UniPi building automation add-on board for the Raspberry Pi Model B on Indiegogo back […]
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Tiny Apollo Lake based mini-PCs run Ubuntu

Wed, 2018-03-21 23:37
Logic Supply unveiled two 116 x 83 x 34mm mini-PCs built around a Celeron N3350: a CL200 with 3x USB ports and a CL210 that doubles memory to 2GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, and adds a second mini-DP and GbE port. Logic Supply announced its smallest mini-PCs to date with CL200 and CL210 models that […]
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Debian-driven DragonBoard expands to 96Boards Extended spec

Wed, 2018-03-21 19:06
Arrow has launched its $199 DragonBoard 820c, an open-spec, Snapdragon 820E based 96Boards CE Extended SBC with an audio header and a second 60-pin connector in addition to the usual 40- and 60-pin headers. Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed DragonBoard 820c was teased over a year ago and then announced by Qualcomm last month in conjunction with the […]
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Raspberry Pi CM3 carrier has an Artik MCU for offline Bluetooth

Tue, 2018-03-20 23:51
Resin.io’s fleet-oriented “Fin” carrier runs its Docker-friendly ResinOS and Resin.io IoT framework on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It offers RPi 3 like ports, plus a mini-PCIe slot and an Artik 020 MCU for offline Bluetooth links. Resin.io, the company behind the Linux/Javascript-based Resin.io IoT framework for deploying applications as Docker containers, as well as […]
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MIPI-CSI camera kit runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Tue, 2018-03-20 20:57
Congatec’s rugged, Linux-driven “Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI” camera kit combines its Intel Apollo Lake based Conga-PA5 SBC with a MIPI-CSI 2 camera from Leopard Imaging and other components. Congatec announced a Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI camera kit, also referred to as the MIPI-CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit. The kit runs a Yocto Project based Linux distribution on Congatec’s Conga-PA5, a Pico-ITX […]
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