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In-car telematics and connectivity platform runs Linux

Thu, 2017-09-14 17:50
Laird unveiled a Linux-based “Open Platform” for telematics and in-car connectivity with WiFi, BLE, and NFC, and optional GPS/Glonass, LTE, and 802.11p. Linux is finding its way into car systems that move beyond in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and into telematics and connectivity. On the low end, we’ve seen products like the recent, Raspberry Pi Zero W […]
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LoRa access point offers Yocto or Node-RED Linux development options

Wed, 2017-09-13 22:29
MultiTech has launched a rugged, Linux-driven “MultiConnect Conduit AP” LoRa access point with 8x LoRa uplinks, LTE, and optional mDot and xDot end points. MultiTech’s MultiConnect Conduit AP supports the increasingly popular, long distance, low-power LoRA RF technology and LoRaWAN Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification. The Linux-powered Conduit AP is designed to be […]
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Linux-ready module features Atom C3000 and 4x 10GbE ports

Tue, 2017-09-12 23:22
Congatec’s “Conga-B7AC” is a Linux-friendly Type 7 COM with up to a 16-core Atom C3000, and support for 4x 10GbE, 32x PCIe, and industrial temperatures. Congatec delivered one of the first COM Express 3.0 Type 7 modules with its Conga-B7XD, based on Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” Xeon D and Pentium processors. Now it has introduced […]
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pHAT adds IR to the Raspberry Pi

Tue, 2017-09-12 21:53
Anavi has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a new run of its $16 “Anavi Infrared pHAT,” which adds IR remote control to the Pi, and offers optional sensors. Leon Anavi’s Bulgaria-based Anavi Technologies, which has introduced Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the RabbitMax Flex IoT HAT, is launching a smaller pHAT board that adds […]
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COM Express modules build on Kaby Lake and Xeon E3

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:31
Aaeon announced a “NanoCOM-KBU” COM Express Type 10 Mini module with Intel 7th Gen U-Series chips and a “COM-KBHB6” Type 6 Basic module with a Xeon E3. Aaeon announced a pair of computer-on-modules that expand upon Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” U-Series and 6th Gen “Skylake” Xeon E3. Aaeon’s NanoCOM-KBU is not only its first […]
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Tiny Bluetooth LE dev boards target IoT apps

Mon, 2017-09-11 23:33
Two Cortex-M4 Bluetooth LE boards have gained wider distribution: Arrow is selling SensiEdge’s SensiBLE, and Mouser has Adafruit’s Feather Nrf52 Bluefruit. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to rise in importance as the wireless conduit for MCU-based IoT edge devices. Late last week Arrow Electronics announced it was launching the recently introduced SensiBLE IoT SoM, which […]
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Stackable Raspberry Pi add-on card aims for maximum I/O

Mon, 2017-09-11 17:27
On Kickstarter: a stackable “Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card” for home automation offers a 12-bit DAC, 8x ADC, 8x relays, 8x opto-inputs, and 6x GPIO. A startup by Mihai Beffa called Sequent Microsystems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Raspberry Pi add-on card that is loaded with inputs, outputs, and relays designed for home […]
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Medical monitoring SBC runs Android on RK3288

Fri, 2017-09-08 18:43
Warp United has released a “SanStar WS-3A” SBC version of its Warp 3 Medical Recorder that runs Android 5.1 on a Rockchip RK3288, and offers dual displays. Earlier this year, Shenzhen based Warp United made a splash with its Warp 3 Medical Recorder, an Android-based handheld point-of-care mobile device promoted as being like a Star […]
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Thin Mini-ITX offers choice of Skylake or Kaby Lake

Fri, 2017-09-08 17:11
Fujitsu’s Linux-ready “D3474-B” is a thin Mini-ITX board with 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, up to 32GB DDR4, wide-range power, and dual M.2 slots. Avnet-owned embedded firm MSC Technologies announced it is distributing Fujitsu’s D3474-B thin Mini-ITX board, which runs Linux or Windows on Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) processors. […]
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Rugged Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on low-power i.MX6 UL

Thu, 2017-09-07 22:13
Habey’s “EMB-2200” is a 100 x 72mm SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers dual LAN with PoE, dual CAN, WiFi, BT, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 80°C support. So far we’ve seen the 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor used with NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) system-on-chip on Digi’s sandwich style ConnectCore 6UL […]
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Raspberry Pi based OBD-II dongle connects your car to the cloud

Thu, 2017-09-07 18:43
Now on Kickstarter: an “AutoPi” dongle based on a 4G- and GPS-equipped Raspberry Pi Zero W that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to enable DIY cloud services. A Danish startup called AutoPi.io has gone to Kickstarter to launch a Raspberry Pi Zero W based AutoPi dongle that plugs into the same OBD-II port that […]
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Android Oreo adds Linux kernel requirements, debuts Project Treble

Thu, 2017-09-07 18:13
As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security. The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security […]
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Snapdragon 600 SBC offers an HDMI input and dual HDMI outputs for $99

Thu, 2017-09-07 07:05
The Inforce 6420 SBC runs Android 5.1 on a Snapdragon 600, and features GbE, WiFi, BT, an HDMI input, and dual HDMI outputs for dual simultaneous displays. Inforce Computing’s Inforce 6420 follows earlier Snapdragon 600-based SBCs including the Inforce 6410 and Inforce 6410Plus. While those were both general-purpose embedded SBCs, the Inforce 6420 targets simultaneous […]
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Jetson TX2 kit features 6x HD cameras

Wed, 2017-09-06 22:26
E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in in uncompressed YUV422. Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, […]
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LTE/GPS tracker board offers Grove, Arduino, and Espruino compatibility

Wed, 2017-09-06 18:49
Seeed launched an LTE version of its Wio Tracker board that runs Arduino on a faster STM32 MCU, and offers GPS, 6x Grove links, and Espruino compatibility. Earlier this year, Seeed Studios released a GPS-enabled, $24.95 Wio Tracker tracking board that was limited to 2G/GPRS communications. The new, $97.50 Wio Tracker LTE has the same […]
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Rugged PCI/104-Express SBC runs on Skylake CPUs

Tue, 2017-09-05 18:19
Adlink’s Linux-friendly “CMx-SLx” PCI/104-Express SBC offers 6th Gen CPUs, triple displays, plus shock, vibration, and optional -40 to 85°C support. Adlink’s CMx-SLx is the first PCI/104 form factor SBC we’ve seen that runs Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs. The 117.4 x 96mm PCI/104-Express Type 1 SBC runs Yocto-based Linux, Windows 10/7, VxWorks, or QNX […]
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Quad-mic array Raspberry Pi add-on features LED ring

Fri, 2017-09-01 17:34
Seeed’s “ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi” add-on has 4x mics and an a 12-LED ring to offer Echo-like voice detection and directional capabilities. There are an increasing number of software solutions available for adding voice agent technology to the Raspberry Pi, including options for the Alexa agent found on the Amazon Echo, the Google […]
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Android-driven 360-degree camera live streams 4K video

Thu, 2017-08-31 22:00
Ricoh’s compact “Theta V” 360° camera runs Android on a Snapdragon 625, and offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and 4K imaging and live streaming. Ricoh opened preorders for its Theta V 360° camera for $429, with shipments due in September. This update to the $349 Theta S has a similar 130.6 x 45.2 x 22.9mm footprint and […]
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Casino gaming SBC features Kaby Lake and PCIe x16 expansion

Thu, 2017-08-31 18:31
Advantech’s Linux-ready “DPX-S445” is a casino gaming SBC with 7th Gen Core CPUs, triple displays, and a PCIe x16 connector for 8x additional displays. Advantech’s Advantech-Innocore gaming technology business unit has announced a DPX-S445 casino gaming SBC that offers a claimed 20-30 percent processing improvement over previous DPX-S boards, with which it’s backward compatible. The […]
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Tiny COM and dev kit showcase octa-core Snapdragon’s camera skills

Thu, 2017-08-31 16:48
Intrinsyc’s Open-Q 626 SOM and Mini-ITX Dev Kit run Android 7.1 on an octa-core -A53 Snapdragon 626, and offer WiFi, BT, GPS, and extended temp support. Intrinyc’s Open-Q branding has been applied to both SBCs, such as the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 based Open-Q 835, and computer-on-modules such as the older, Snapdragon 820 based Open-Q […]
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