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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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Open source version of webOS launches with smart device focus

Tue, 2018-03-20 19:36
LG has released webOS Open Source Edition, expanding its HTML5-savvy Linux distro beyond its smart TVs and fridges to a larger “smart devices” market. In collaboration with the South Korean government, consumer electronics giant LG announced the release of webOS Open Source Edition, an open source version of its well-traveled, web-oriented Linux distro. Under LG’s […]
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96Boards.org spins AI format tapped by new Arrow, HiSilicon, Rockchip, and Avnet SBCs

Mon, 2018-03-19 23:59
Linaro and 96Boards.org unveiled a “96Boards.ai” initiative along with several Linux-based hacker boards that comply with it: Arrow’s DragonBoard 820C, HiSilicon’s Hikey970, Rockchip’s Rock960, Avnet’s Ultra96, and an upcoming Socionext board. At Linaro Connect in Hong Kong, Linaro announced yet another variation on its open source 96Boards spec called 96Boards.ai. The Linux-supported platform is designed […]
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Rugged, Kaby Lake based NVR system offers up to eight PoE ports

Fri, 2018-03-16 23:24
Aaeon’s automotive-focused “VPC-5600S” networked video recorder PC runs Linux or Windows on 7th Gen Core chips and offers dual hot-swappable SATA trays and 6x to 10x GbE ports, with 4x to 8x of those supporting PoE. Aaeon has launched a rugged VPC-5600S network video recorder (NVR) embedded computer with up to 10x Gigabit Ethernet ports, […]
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Fanless system has four PoE and two standard GbE ports

Fri, 2018-03-16 19:40
EFCO’s Linux-ready “SmartMod” box PC offers a 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, SATA and mSATA, 5x USB, 6x serial, 3x mini-PCIe, dual display support, and 6x GbE ports, four of which have PoE. Taiwan-based EFCO, which bills itself as “a world-class supplier of industrial PC, Gaming and EMS solutions,” announced a fanless, embedded SmartMod UP […]
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NXP IoT platform links ARM/Linux Layerscape SoCs to cloud

Fri, 2018-03-16 18:05
NXP’s “EdgeScale” suite of secure edge computing device management tools help deploy and manage Linux devices running on LSx QorIQ Layerscape SoCs, and connects them to cloud services. NXP has added an EdgeScale suite of secure edge computing tools and services to its Linux-based Layerscape SDK for six of its networking oriented LSx QorIQ Layerscape […]
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Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Thu, 2018-03-15 18:17
Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C. Gumstix has developed a variation on its recently announced Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7 that is instead powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. […]
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Open source project aims to build embedded Linux hypervisor

Wed, 2018-03-14 21:53
The Linux Foundation announced an Intel-backed embedded reference hypervisor project called “ACRN” that features real-time and safety-critical features for Linux and Android IoT and automotive projects. At the Embedded Linux Conference in Portland, Oregon, the Linux Foundation announced a project called ACRN (like “acorn”) based on Intel technology that will develop a lightweight, open source […]
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LimeSDR Mini takes off in satellites

Wed, 2018-03-14 20:00
The Ubuntu-driven LimeSDR Mini SBC has begun shipping to backers, who have spent over $500M on the open source software defined radio hacker board, and it’s now heading to space in a deal with the European Space Agency. The topic of 5G mobile networks dominated the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, despite the expectation […]
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Raspberry Pi 3 gets rev’d to B+ with 1.4GHz, WiFi-ac, and GbE with PoE

Wed, 2018-03-14 18:00
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has gone on sale for $35, boosting the Model B’s quad -A53 SoC to 1.4GHz, speeding the WiFi to precertified, dual-band 802.11ac, and adding USB-based GbE with PoE support. Two years after the arrival of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which brought wireless and 64-bit ARMv8 computing to […]
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i.MX8M SBC on pre-order for $165

Tue, 2018-03-13 23:53
Boundary Devices has launched a $165 “Nitrogen8M” SBC that runs Linux or Android on a quad-core i.MX8M with GbE, WiFi, BT, HDMI 2.0, mini-PCIe, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, 4x USB 3.0, and optional -40 to 85°C support. Boundary Devices has updated its Nitrogen line of NXP i.MX based SBCs with a Nitrogen8M model that runs Android, […]
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Arduino Create expands to run Arduino on BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi

Tue, 2018-03-13 21:23
Arduino announced an expansion of its Arduino Create development platform for deploying Arduino sketches on Linux systems to support Arm boards like the the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone in addition to Intel boards like the UP Squared. In November, Arduino announced a version of its Arduino Create toolkit that supports Intel-based systems running Linux, with […]
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SMARC module features hexa-core i.MX8 QuadMax

Tue, 2018-03-13 19:16
iWave unveiled a rugged, wireless enabled SMARC module with 4GB LPDDR4 and dual GbE controllers that runs Linux or Android on NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax SoC with 2x Cortex-A72, 4x -A53, 2x -M4F, and 2x GPU cores. iWave has posted specs for an 82 x 50mm, industrial temperature “iW-RainboW-G27M” SMARC 2.0 module that builds on NXP’s […]
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Lego-based hacker kit offers choice of Arduino or Raspberry Pi

Mon, 2018-03-12 20:04
A “Leguino” educational hacker kit launching on Kickstarter lets you extend Lego projects with Lego form-factor gears, motors, displays, sensors, and breadboards, controlled by a “Visuino” GUI dev environment running on an Arduino or RPi Zero W. A Belfast based startup called Leguino has launched a Kickstarter project for a Leguino robotics and hacking kit […]
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Seco unveils first i.MX8M SMARC module

Fri, 2018-03-09 23:09
Seco announced a rugged, SMARC form-factor “SM-C12” module that runs Linux or Android on an NXP i.MX8M, and offers soldered LPDDR4, eMMC and QSPI flash, plus an optional wireless module and carrier board. Like its ubiquitous i.MX6 system-on-chip, NXP’s new quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M is so versatile that you can spin it into diverse applications. Innocomm, […]
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Linux dev kit combines DragonBoard with Basler’s new CSI-linked Dart cams

Fri, 2018-03-09 18:46
Basler announced a lower cost, MIPI-CSI-2 version of its BCON Dart embedded cameras designed for Snapdragon-based systems. The BCOM for MIPI Dart modules are sold with a DragonBoard 410c SBC and DragonBoard Camera Kit. Basler, Qualcomm, and Arrow have collaborated on a Linux-based Basler Dart BCOM for MIPI Development Kit that showcases Basler’s newly announced […]
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