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Amazon aims an AWS-savvy version of FreeRTOS at IoT gizmos

Sat, 2017-12-09 01:15
Amazon has launched an open source “Amazon FreeRTOS” real-time OS with AWS Greengrass support and a configuration console, for use in MCU-based IoT devices. Amazon is known for its semi-proprietary versions of Android and Linux that have appeared on a variety of mobile and consumer electronics devices from the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the […]
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Open source baseboard extends Linux-ready MAX 10 FPGA module

Fri, 2017-12-08 20:18
Aries launched a $33 “SpiderBase” carrier with a large prototyping area for its recent “MX10” COM, which can run NIOS II softcore Linux on a MAX 10 FPGA. In March, when we reported on the i.MX6 UL based M6UL computer-on-module from Aries Embedded, we also briefly noted that an MX10 computer-on-module was on the way. […]
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Latest LattePanda SBC runs Linux or Win 10 on Kaby Lake or Gemini Lake

Fri, 2017-12-08 19:38
Two second-gen LattePanda hacker SBCs support Ubuntu as well as Win 10, and are available in models that support Kaby Lake and an upcoming “Gemini Lake.” When DFRobot — now called LattePanda — launched its Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (“Cherry Trail”) based LattePanda SBC in 2015, it was something of an anomaly: a maker-oriented, community-backed SBC […]
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Rugged Kaby Lake PC travels by road, rail, or the briny deep

Thu, 2017-12-07 00:42
Axiomtek’s “tBOX500-510-FL” transportation PC has a Kaby Lake U-series CPU, 2x swappable SATA III bays, 3x mini-PCIe, modular I/O, and -40 to 70°C support. The tBOX500-510-FL is a scaled back version of Axiomtek’s similarly Intel Kaby Lake U-series based tBOX324-894-FL. Designed for vehicle, railway, and marine transportation applications, the tBOX500-510-FL runs Linux or Windows 10 […]
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Industrial NUC mini-PC run Kaby Lake U-series

Wed, 2017-12-06 23:07
Logic Supply’s fanless, Ubuntu-friendly “ML100G-31” NUC mini-PC has a dual-core Kaby Lake SoC, M.2 wireless and SSD expansion, and 2x HDMI 2.0 ports. Logic Supply’s ML100G-31 is the fourth in its ML-1000 series of industrial-focused mini-PCs based on the Intel (Next Unit of Computing) reference design. The system follows the Intel Bay Trail based ML100G-10 […]
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Open source, Rockchip-based SBC offers up to 4GB DDR4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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