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Linux-driven Zynq UltraScale+ embedded vision kit taps 4K-ready EV SoC model

Thu, 2018-08-23 23:47
Avnet’s “UltraZed-EV Starter Kit” for embedded vision features an UltraZed-EV module with a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC EV. The EV variant adds a 4K-ready H.264/H.265 codec and a more powerful FPGA to the quad -A53 SoC. Avnet has followed up on its Linux-driven UltraZed-EG SOM compute module with a new UltraZed-EV SOM version that moves to […]
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Akraino Edge Stack project adds members and preps edge computing “blueprints”

Thu, 2018-08-23 18:46
The LF’s Akraino Edge Stack project for standardizing open source edge computing software for basestatons and other telecom and IoT systems, added new members including Arm, Dell, Ericsson, Juniper, and Qualcomm. The ubiquitous topic of edge computing has so far primarily focused on IoT and machine learning. A new Linux Foundation project called Akraino Edge […]
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Embedded IPC system runs on Qnap’s Linux-based QTS

Wed, 2018-08-22 23:03
IEI’s rugged, “TANK-860-QGW” IPC computer for M2M and IoT runs a Qnap-derived QTS Gateway Linux distro on a 4th Gen Core CPU with dual SATA bays and up to 6x PCIe slots. IEI Technology has spun a rather singular embedded PC that aims to replace barebones IPC (interprocess communications) systems with something a bit more […]
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Managed Linux and Zephyr distros for IoT offer OTA and container tech

Wed, 2018-08-22 00:42
A Linaro spinoff called unveiled a continuously updated “microPlatforms” IoT service with managed Linux and Zephyr distros. The Linux platform is based on OE/Yocto and Docker container code. A Cambridge, UK based startup called, which is funded by Linaro and led by former Linaro exec George Grey, has launched a microPlatforms service with […]
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Rugged, Linux-ready mini-PC showcases Ryzen V1000

Tue, 2018-08-21 22:01
Tranquil PC open pre-orders on a fanless, barebones “Mini Multi Display PC” mini-PC with AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC, 4x simultaneous 4K DisplayPort displays, 2x GbE, and up to 32GB DDR4 and 1TB storage. Manchester, UK based Tranquil PC has launched the first mini-PC based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000. The Mini Multi Display […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC has dual GbE ports and plenty of options

Tue, 2018-08-21 16:15
Aaeon’s Apollo Lake powered “PICO-APL4” SBC offers a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, and M.2 connections plus HDMI, SATA III, and up to 64GB eMMC. Aaeon has spun another Pico-ITX form-factor SBC featuring Intel Apollo Lake processors, following the PICO-APL3 and earlier PICO-APL1. Unlike those SBCs, the new PICO-APL4 has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, […]
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Rugged, sandwich-style Sitara SBC has optimized Linux stack

Mon, 2018-08-20 21:24
Forlinx’s sandwich-style, industrial temp “OK5718-C” SBC runs Linux on a “FET5718-C” module with a Cortex-A15 based TI AM5718 SoC. Other features include SATA, HDMI, MIPI-CSI, USB 3.0, CAN, and mini-PCIe. Forlinx Embedded Technology, the Chinese company behind Linux-friendly SBCs such as the TI Sitara AM3354 based OK335xS-II and The Forlinx i.MX6 SBC, has posted details […]
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Blueberry Pi DIY hacker board taps Allwinner V3

Mon, 2018-08-20 16:09
Marcel Thürmer has posted schematics for building a two-layer, Linux-ready “Blueberry Pi” SBC with a solderable, Cortex-A7 Allwinner V3 with 64MB RAM, plus WiFi/BT, Ethernet, USB, RGB, MIPI-CSI, and a 26-pin RPi header. Hardware developer Marcel Thürmer has gone to Hackaday to announce the release of open schematics for DIYers to build a Linux hacker […]
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Open source Zephyr RTOS snuggles up to RISC-V with new members

Fri, 2018-08-17 22:58
The Zephyr Project announced six new members including RISC-V boosters SiFive and AntMicro, and expanded development support to more than 100 boards. The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded […]
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Industrial Mini-ITX board pumps up with Coffee Lake

Fri, 2018-08-17 22:16
Commell’s “LV-67X” Mini-ITX board runs on 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors, with up to 32GB DDR4, 3x SATA, triple 4K displays, USB 3.1, and PCIe x16 and mini-PCIe expansion. The LV-67X, which shares some of the layout and feature set of its Intel Apollo Lake based LV-67U board, is the first industrial Mini-ITX board we’ve […]
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Intel launches seven NUCs with Coffee Lake or 10nm Canyon Lake CPUs

Fri, 2018-08-17 01:10
Intel has launched five, barebones “Bean Canyon” NUC mini-PC kits equipped with 14nm, 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” CPUs starting at $299. It also unveiled two configured, Windows 10 equipped NUCs that tap its 10nm “Canyon Lake” chips. Intel has opened pre-orders on its first 14nm fabricated 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” based NUC (Next Unit of […]
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Rugged, Linux-friendly embedded PC plugs you into the CANBus

Thu, 2018-08-16 20:51
IEI announced an IP40-protected “DRPC-130-AL” DIN-rail computer with an Atom x5-E3930, CANBus, SATA, eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, dual HDMI and GbE, extended temperature support, and shock and vibration resistance. IEI’s fanless DRPC-130-AL may be the quintessential compact industrial embedded PC. Nothing much stands out except for the CANBus port, but IEI Technology has crammed a […]
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Railway computer runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Wed, 2018-08-15 20:52
Lanner’s rugged, Linux-friendly “R6S” railway computer runs on an Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7600U chip and offers 10x M12 PoE ports, 3x mini-PCIe slots, and EN 50155 and EN 45545 certification. The R6S uses the same dual-core, Kaby Lake Core i7-7600U CPU as Lanner’s recent V6S vehicle surveillance NVR computer and similarly offers 10x GbE […]
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Embedded Linux Conference Europe tackles tech’s diversity problem

Wed, 2018-08-15 19:11
The Linux Foundation has posted session descriptions for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit Europe, to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, with topics ranging from RISC-V to deep learning to workplace diversity. Even if you can’t make it to Edinburgh Oct. 22-24 for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and co-located OpenIoT […]
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Linux-friendly embedded computer runs on Apollo Lake power

Tue, 2018-08-14 23:37
Axiomtek has released a rugged, Ubuntu-ready “eBOX627-312-FL” embedded PC with a dual-core Celeron N3350, 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 4x serial ports plus mini-PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and “Flexible I/O.” The eBOX627-312-FL is a more rugged spin on two earlier eBOX industrial computers equipped with Intel’s Apollo Lake generation Celeron N3350 SoC: the low-profile eBOX100-312-FL and […]
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EPIC board boasts 4x GbE ports and PCIe x4

Tue, 2018-08-14 22:10
Aaeon is rolling out a new EPIC form-factor “EPIC-KBS9” SBC with 6th or 7th Gen Core S-series chips, 4x GbE ports, up to 32GB DDR3, and mini-PCIe and PCIe x4 expansion. Aaeon’s EPIC-KBS9 follows two other EPIC-KBS SBCs to support Intel’s 6th “Skylake” or 7th “Kaby Lake” generation S-Series processors: the EPIC-KBS7, which emphasized real-world […]
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TensorFlow Pi port is latest salvo in battle for edge analytics

Mon, 2018-08-13 18:49
The recent port of TensorFlow to the Raspberry Pi is the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers. Google’s recent announcement that it had ported its open source TensorFlow machine intelligence (ML) library for neural networking to […]
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Rugged Jetson TX2 carrier hosts up to six HD cameras for cars, bots, and drones

Fri, 2018-08-10 15:59
Aetina announced a Linux-driven, 87 x 70mm “ACE-N310” carrier board for Nvidia’s Jetson TX1/TX2/TX2i modules with up to 12x MIPI-CSI-2 lanes and 6x optional cameras, as well HDMI, USB 3.0, and GbE ports and -40 to 85°C support. Aetina has launched its first carrier board for Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 and TX2 modules that supports up […]
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Latest ClearFog SBC offers four GbE ports and a 10GbE SFP+ port

Thu, 2018-08-09 22:54
SolidRun’s “ClearFog GT 8K” networking SBC runs Ubuntu on a network virtualization enabled quad -A72 Armada A8040 SoC and offers up to 16GB DDR4, 4x GbE ports, a WAN port, a 10GbE SFP+ port, and 3x mini-PCIe slots. SolidRun has updated its ClearFog line of Linux-driven router SBCs with a ClearFog GT 8K model designed […]
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IP65 protected panel PCs feature Apollo Lake or Core-U chips

Thu, 2018-08-09 18:52
Ibase announced three open-frame panel PCs with Linux support. The 15-inch, 1024 x 768 OFP-151-PC and 21-inch, 1920 x 1080 OFP-2100-PC run on the Pentium N4200 while the 21-inch OFP-2101-PC offers a choice of 7th Gen Core-U CPUs. Ibase, which last year launched an SE-102-N signage player, has now returned with a pair of fanless, […]
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