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Rugged i.MX6 touch-panel has optional Nimbelink and supercap backup

Thu, 2017-10-12 22:56
Technologic’s open-source. 7-inch “TS-TPC-7990” panel PC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and offers optional WiFi, BT, Nimbelink, supercap, and cabinet. The TS-TPC-7990 touch panel is designed for HMI applications like industrial automation, medical, automotive, self-service kiosks, and retail point-of-sale terminals. The panel PC is built around NXP’s tried-and-true i.MX6 SoC in either single-core Solo or […]
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Olimex ships open spec Linux laptop and tips new COM format

Thu, 2017-10-12 17:47
Olimex has launched its open source, Alwinner A64 based Teres-A64 laptop kit for $284, and unveiled a SOM204 form factor that will debut on an A20 COM. Back in February, Bulgaria-based Olimex, which is known for its open spec OLinuXino SBCs like the Allwinner A64 based A64-OLinuXino, announced an open source laptop kit based on […]
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Networking appliance runs Linux on new quad- and octa-core Intel Denverton CPUs

Wed, 2017-10-11 23:21
Axiomtek’s “NA362” net appliance features Intel’s Atom C3538 and C3758 chips, and offers 6x GbE, 4x 10GbE SFP+, mini-PCIe, SATA, and up to 128GB DDR4 RAM. Axiomtek’s NA362 network appliance, which sits on the high end of our embedded coverage, gives you a choice of two new members of Intel’s Atom C3000 “Denverton” family: the […]
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Nvidia’s latest Drive PX car computer offers Level 5 autonomy

Tue, 2017-10-10 20:04
Nvidia unveiled a “Drive PX Pegasus” computer for Level 5 self-driving cars that runs Linux on up to 4x octa-core “Xavier” SoCs and a 640-core Volta GPU. At the GPU Technology Conference in Munich, Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced a more powerful version of the chip designer’s Linux-based Drive PX platform for autonomous […]
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Customizable RPi expansion line adds stepper, breakout, and PoE LoRa boards

Tue, 2017-10-10 15:38
Gumstix added to its line of “Gumstix Pi” add-ons for the Pi and Pi Compute Module 3 with a Stepper HAT, a breakout, and a PoE-driven LoRa gateway. In August, Gumstix announced several LoRa add-ons to its Geppetto board design service that work with a RisingHF LoRa module, and launched LoRa boards based on its […]
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Open source, Raspberry Pi based robot mimics a Martian rover

Mon, 2017-10-09 18:33
The remote-controlled, four-wheel “Turtle Rover” runs on a RPi 3, and offers a gripper, HD camera, and up to four-hour rides within a 200-meter WiFi range. A Polish startup called Kell Ideas that was founded by roboticists who created Martian rover prototypes at Wroclaw University of Technology, has won Indiegogo funding for a rover-like open […]
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Sitara based gateway and SBC spin up LTE, WiFi, BT, and LoRa

Mon, 2017-10-09 17:27
Eurotech’s rugged, “ReliaGate 10-12” IoT gateway runs Linux on a TI AM3352, and has optional LTE Cat 1, WiFI, BLE, and LoRa. It’s also available as an SBC. In the fourth quarter, Eurotech will ship it ReliaGate 10-12 Internet of Things gateway with LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. This will be followed in Q1 […]
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Tiny Apollo Lake net appliance features 4x GbE and dual USB 3.0

Thu, 2017-10-05 22:42
Aaeon announced a compact “FWS-2272” networking appliance with a Celeron N3350, 2x USB 3.0, 4x GbE, SATA III, mini-PCIE, and 8GB of RAM and eMMC. Aeon’s new Apollo Lake based FWS-2272 updates last year’s Bay Trail FWS-2251 with a faster processor, a second USB 3.0 port, and eMMC storage, among other minor upgrades. However, it […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC doubles up on M.2

Thu, 2017-10-05 00:43
Avalue’s “EPX-APLP” Pico-ITX SBC employs a dual-core Celeron N3350 with 8GB DDR3L, and offers DP++, HDMI, and LVDS, as well as SATA III and dual M.2 slots. We’ve seen more action in Apollo Lake 3.5-inch (146 x 104mm) SBCs than with the smaller 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor. Avalue’s new EPX-APLP SBC joins other […]
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Toughened up embedded PC runs Linux on quad-core Bay Trail

Wed, 2017-10-04 22:12
Advantech’s fanless, ruggedized UNO-2372G runs Linux or Windows on an Atom E3845, and offers 4x serial and 4x USB ports plus mini-PCIe and iDoor expansion. The UNO-2372G is the latest in Advantech’s line of industrial UNO box PCs. Like the recent, Skylake based UNO-2484G and other selected Advantech systems, the ruggedized system provides an optional […]
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SiFive unleashes the first Linux-ready, 64-bit RISC-V SoC

Wed, 2017-10-04 17:30
SiFive has taped out the first multi-core RISC-V based processor design, and the first to run Linux, featuring 4x 1.5GHz “U54” cores and a management core. SiFive announced “early access” availability of the 64-bit, quad-core U54-MC Coreplex – the first Linux-ready application processor built around the open source RISC-V architecture. Fabricated with a TSMC’s 28nm […]
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Extended temperature Qseven COM runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Tue, 2017-10-03 23:07
Axiomtek’s “Q7M311” Qseven module runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and offers 4K and dual displays, -20 to 70°C support, plus PCIe, SATA, GbE, USB, and DP. Axiomtek’s Q7M311 module joins a growing list of Intel Apollo Lake based computer-on-modules that comply with the 70 x 70mm Qseven form factor (see farther below). Like most […]
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Android dev kit taps new octa-core Snapdragon 660

Tue, 2017-10-03 22:14
Intrinsyc’s “Open-Q 660 HDK” dev kit runs Android 7 on the Snapdragon 660 with 64GB eMMC, and extensive wireless, camera, and sensor features. Intrinsyc’s Open-Q 660 HDK development kit showcases Qualcomm’s new 14nm fabricated Snapdragon 660, the most powerful member of the Snapdragon 600 family. The 170 x 170mm Mini-ITX style kit costs $999 without […]
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Linux-friendly embedded computer offers up to 4x isolated serial ports

Mon, 2017-10-02 23:23
Axiomtek’s rugged “ICO300-83B” is a fanless DIN-rail PC with a Celeron N3350 SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, 4x USB 3.0, and up to 4x isolated RS-232/422/485 ports. Axiomtek’s Intel Apollo Lake based ICO300-83B computer can be considered a more advanced version of its entry-level, Bay Trail Atom based ICO-300-MI, but it has more in common with the […]
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Humanoid social robot is customizable via Android/ROS SDK

Sat, 2017-09-30 03:17
AvatarMind is prepping a mobile, humanoid “iPal” companion robot with an Android/ROS SDK, natural language capability, and face and emotion recognition. AvatarMind recently began shipping an early version of its mobile, humanoid iPal robot in China, and is now preparing for a U.S. release. Applications include conversational companionship for elders, special needs children, and hospital […]
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New mobile Linux contenders keep the dream alive

Fri, 2017-09-29 22:36
The open source Linux phone movement is heating up again with new ZeroPhone and Librem 5 launches and software projects like Halium OS and PostmarketOS. Just when it seemed that the dream for an open source Linux phone had run its course, several new hardware and software projects have emerged, and some older projects have […]
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Add-on brings the Raspberry Pi into the sub-1GHz world

Thu, 2017-09-28 23:51
Amber Wireless unveiled a 868MHz “Amber Pi” wireless RF add-on board for the Raspberry Pi with multiple sensors and a breadboard for prototyping your own. Germany-based Amber Wireless has jumped into the Raspberry Pi add-on market with an “Amber Pi” sub-1GHz RF radio. Designed for the Raspberry Pi 3, the board provides an RF dongle […]
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World’s first ESP32 industrial computer has extensive wireless options

Wed, 2017-09-27 23:53
Techbase unveiled a “Moduino” automation controller with an ESP32-WROVER module plus WiFi, BT, and optional LoRa, Sigfox, LTE, Ethernet, and battery power. Polish embedded firm Techbase was one of the first manufacturers to tap the original Raspberry Pi Compute Module in 2014 with its ModBerry 500 automation controller, and has since updated it to an […]
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5.25-inch Apollo Lake SBC has up to 4x GbE ports

Wed, 2017-09-27 23:34
Commell’s 5.25-inch “LE-578” SBC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 8x USB ports, 2x SATA ports, triple display support, and up to 4x GbE ports. Commell has released the LE-578, a 5.25-inch (203 x 146mm) form factor SBC that runs on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. Targeted LE-578 applications are said to include gaming, surveillance, medical, defense, transportation, […]
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Fanless Kaby Lake box PC gets tough with Kaby Lake

Wed, 2017-09-27 17:06
Axiomtek’s rugged “eBOX700-891-FL” computer runs Linux or Win 10 IoT on Intel 7th Gen Core chips, and features 4x GbE, 6x USB, 2x mini-PCIe, and PCI x4. The eBOX700-891-FL continues Axiomtek’s eBOX line of rugged, Linux-ready embedded box PCs. The latest model is said to be well suited for vision inspection (USB/PoE), motion control, security […]
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