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Automation controller debuts Linux-based PLCnext software

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-02-08 23:25
Phoenix Contact’s rugged, dual Cortex-A9 based “PLCnext AXC F 2152” controller for its Axioline F I/O field bus is the first field controller designed to run Phoenix’s Linux-based PLCnext control stack, which enables PLC control using high-level languages. Today’s embedded engineers have a wider breadth of tech knowledge than their parents’ generation, but they are […]
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RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-02-08 21:19
The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years after SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs. It’s been two years since the open source RISC-V architecture emerged from computer labs at UC Berkeley and […]
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Rugged i.MX6 UL box PC ships with open Linux source

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-02-08 20:01
MayQueen Technologies has launched a fanless “Panzer” embedded PC that runs an open source Linux stack on an NXP iMX6 UL SoC, and offers -40 to 85°C support plus LAN, WiFi, USB, VGA, serial, CAN, and mini-PCIe. Taiwanese distributor MayQueen Technologies has gone into the manufacturing business. Its first product is a Panzer industrial box […]
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Atom C3000 based net appliance offers eight LAN ports

LinuxGizmos - Thu, 2018-02-08 02:16
Advantech’s “FWA-1012VC” network appliance runs Linux on a quad- or octa-core Atom C3000 with up to 64GB DDR4, SATA III, M.2 and mini-PCIe links for 3G, LTE, and WiFi, and 6x or 8x GbE ports, two of which are optical SFP ports. Advantech’s FWA-1012VC follows a number of headless networking appliances that run Linux on […]
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Open spec Linux/Android SBCs tap high-end Allwinner and Rockchip SoCs

LinuxGizmos - Wed, 2018-02-07 20:08
Pine64 has launched a “Pine H64” SBC for $26 to $45 featuring Allwinner’s H6 SoC, mini-PCIe, and USB 3.0. It also unveiled a Rockchip RK3399 based “RockPro64” SBC that will sell for $59 to $79 with PCIe, USB 3.0, and a USB Type-C based DisplayPort. Pine64 announced two open-spec, Linux and Android-ready boards with the […]
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Mozilla’s IoT software for the Raspberry Pi gets major rev

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-02-06 23:17
Mozilla has released an improved 0.3 version of its open source, Linux-based Things Gateway software for setting up an home automation gateway on the Raspberry Pi, featuring a new rules engine and improved voice support. In July, Mozilla announced a Project Things Internet of Things project for a decentralized open source gateway that uses standard […]
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RK3399 based Odroid-N1 SBC doubles up on SATA III

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-02-06 19:54
Hardkernel unveiled a community-backed “Odroid-N1” SBC with a Rockchip RK3399, GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports, a 40-pin GPIO, and a pair each of PCIe-based SATA III, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports. The Rockchip RK3399 juggernaut continues to roll through the open-spec single-board computer world, with Hardkernel’s Odroid project the latest to tap the hexa-core […]
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Tiny i.MX7 module runs both Linux and FreeRTOS

LinuxGizmos - Tue, 2018-02-06 19:32
F&S announced a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX7ULP” module that can run Linux and FreeRTOS on an NXP i.MX7. You also get up to 32GB eMMC plus optional WiFi/BT and extended temp support. F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has produced a number of NXP-based COMs over the years, including the i.MX6 UL based efus A7UL and […]
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Skylake-based Nano-ITX SBC offers 4x GbE and 8x stackable PCIe

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-02-05 23:40
ADL’s rugged “ADL120S” SBC runs Linux or Windows on 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers dual 4K DP ports, 4x GbE ports, 4x USB 3.0 ports, and expansion via 2x M.2 slots and 8x stackable PCIe slots. ADL Embedded Solutions has launched a rugged, Nano-ITX form factor ADL120S single board computer that’s designed for IIoT, […]
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Mar. 12-14 Embedded Linux Conference sessions to cover Real-Time Linux, RISC-V, Zephyr, and more

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-02-05 20:17
The Linux Foundation has released a speaker list for the Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, to be held Mar. 12-14 in Portland. We’ve highlighted 10 sessions to look out for. It’s time once again for that grand gathering of embedded Linux geeks known as the Embedded Linux Conference (ELC), as well as the co-located, […]
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SiFive launches first RISC-V SBC that runs Linux

LinuxGizmos - Mon, 2018-02-05 17:36
SiFive has opened pre-sales on a “HiFive Unleashed” SBC that runs Linux on its new RISC-V based, quad-core, 1.5GHz U540 SoC, with 8GB DDR4, a GbE port, and an FMC connector. SiFive followed up on its October announcement of the SiFive Freedom U540 — the world’s first Linux-driven RISC-V processor SoC — with a Crowd […]
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