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Datasheet: Mini-ITX and Pico-ITX SBCs

Wed, 2020-07-22 15:05
(Circuit Cellar article) Based on the small-sized versions of the ITX motherboard form factor, Mini-ITX and Pico-ITX keep growing in popularity and in embedded market share. This Datasheet section updates readers on this technology trend and provides a product album of representative Mini-ITX and Pico-ITX SBCs.
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Open source ACRN v2.0 hypervisor focuses on IOT

Tue, 2020-07-21 17:29
Project ACRN has released v2.0 of its open source IoT and automotive hypervisor with a new hybrid-mode architecture for simultaneous deployment of safety critical and resourcing sharing VMs. ACRN v2.0 also adds OpenStack and Kata support. In 2018 when the Linux Foundation launched its Project ACRN for developing a lightweight hypervisor for safety critical embedded […]
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Comet Lake-S computers support Ubuntu

Tue, 2020-07-21 15:04
OnLogic’s fanless, $768-and-up “Helix 500” and larger, PCIe x16 enabled, $859-and-up “Helix 600” run Ubuntu or Windows on Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-S with triple display support, 2x M.2, 2x GbE, and 6x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports. OnLogic has opened pre-orders for its first two Helix Series embedded computers, with shipments starting Aug. 4. […]
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Choosing real-time embedded system products

Mon, 2020-07-20 19:04
(Circuit Cellar article) There are many factors to consider when selecting components and board-level solutions for a real-time embedded system. In this article, Pentek’s Rodger Hosking steps through 10 key tips that can help you significantly avoid risks and reduce development efforts.
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RISC-V based PolarFire SoC debuts on open-spec, $499 dev kit

Mon, 2020-07-20 18:03
Microchip is crowdfunding a $499, open-spec “PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit” that runs Linux on its FPGA-enabled, SiFive U540 based PolarFire SoC and offers 2x GbE ports plus CAN, mikroBus, PCIe x4, and RPi 40-pin expansion. It’s rare to see a major tech vendor like Microchip launch a product on a crowdfunding site, but then again […]
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Whiskey Lake Pico-ITX board supports extended temperatures

Mon, 2020-07-20 15:41
Axiomtek’s “PICO52R” Pico-ITX SBC delivers an Intel 8th Gen UE-series CPU, triple display support, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, SATA, M.2, and -20 to 60°C support. The Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE powered PICO52R can be considered an update to Axiomtek’s 7th Gen Kaby Lake-U based PICO51R. The 100 x 72mm SBC joins two other […]
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15.6-inch, HD panel PC offers a choice of Apollo or Whiskey Lake via SDM modules

Fri, 2020-07-17 22:56
Axiomtek’s 15.6-inch, SDM-style “ITC150WM” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a choice of Apollo Lake or Whiskey Lake CPUs. Specs include GbE, up to 2x HDMI, up to 5x USB, and up to 3x M.2. Axiomtek announced an ITC150WM panel-PC series that use Intel’s Smart Display Module form factor to enable easy CPU […]
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Industrial mini-PC claimed to be first to provide 5G

Fri, 2020-07-17 20:28
A new GigaIPC QBiX-Pro industrial mini-PC offers a 7th Gen Kaby Lake-U CPU and an optional Qualcomm 5G modem via one of the 3x M.2 slots. Gigabyte’s GigaIPC embedded unit announced a rugged, fanless QBiX-Pro-KBLB7100HD-A1 mini-PC billed as the world’s first embedded PC with 5G. No OS support is listed for the 160 x 118 […]
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Dual LAN SBC with RK3328 starts at $24

Fri, 2020-07-17 18:07
Radxa’s open-spec, $24-and-up “Rock Pi E” SBC runs Linux on a quad -A53 RK3328 with up to 2GB RAM, microSD, eMMC, USB 3.0, 40-pin GPIO, optional WiFi/BT, and 10/100 and GbE LAN ports with optional PoE. Last October while researching Radxa’s Rock Pi 4C, we noticed a preliminary page for a Rock Pi E SBC […]
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Medical panel PC has Whiskey Lake and a 24-inch touchscreen

Thu, 2020-07-16 19:51
Advantech’s IP65- and IP54-protected “POC-624” point-of-care terminal runs Linux or Win 10 on an 8th Gen UE-series CPU and offers a 24-inch HD touchscreen, 2x M.2 for NVMe and WiFi, PCIe x4, mini-PCIe, and iDoor expansion. Advantech has launched a fanless, 24-inch panel PC and medical point-of-care terminal equipped with an Intel 8th Gen Whiskey […]
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Up to 2.4GHz Odroid-N2-Plus may be fastest open-spec Arm SBC around

Thu, 2020-07-16 17:45
Hardkernel has upgraded its Odroid-N2 SBC to an Odroid-N2-Plus with a new version of the hexa-core Amlogic S922X that boosts the 2x -A53 cores to 2.0GHz and the 4x -A73 cores to 2.2GHz, with overclocking up to 2.4GHz. Hardkernel has updated its high-end Odroid-N2 SBC with an Odroid-N2-Plus model that is likely the fastest community-backed […]
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Ryzen Embedded signage system offers secure boot

Wed, 2020-07-15 20:56
EFCO’s “VideoStar100” signage player runs Linux or Win 10 on a Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 with up to 4x simultaneous 4K displays plus 2x GbE, 4x USB, 2x serial, and optional “SecuBoot” security. EFCO has launched a VideoStar100 digital signage system based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded SoCs that features the company’s optional SecuBoot security […]
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Raspberry Pi add-on offers dead reckoning GNSS with RTK support

Wed, 2020-07-15 18:54
SparkFun’s “GPS-RTK pHAT” for the Raspberry Pi features u-blox’s 184-channel ZED-F9R module for ADR of up to 4x concurrent GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou links with 20cm accuracy when linked to an RTK base station. SparkFun has launched a $250 Raspberry Pi add-on board for “highly accurate and continuous position” in automotive, robotic rover, and […]
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Pocketable, $120 and up WiFi gateway has dual GbE ports

Tue, 2020-07-14 17:04
GL.iNet’s compact, $120-and-up “Brume-W” gateway runs Linux on a dual -A53 Marvell Armada 3720 and offers 1GB RAM, 8GB flash, microSD, 2x GbE, WAN, WiFi, and USB 2.0. GL.iNet has gone to Kickstarter to successfully fund a pocket-sized, dual-GbE wireless gateway that consumes about 6 Watts and is touted for its “excellent VPN routing experience.” […]
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Quad-GbE Apollo Lake appliance has dual mini-PCIe slots

Mon, 2020-07-13 20:04
Axiomtek’s Linux-ready “NA346” networking appliance is equipped with a Celeron N3350, 4x GbE ports with optional bypass, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, and 2x mini-PCIe slots with mSATA and wireless support. Axiomtek has launched an entry-level “SD-WAN, VPN and security gateway for industrial IoT security applications.” The 146 x 118.2 x 33.5mm NA346 runs Yocto-based Linux […]
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Compact, $20 NanoPi Neo3 SBC runs Linux on RK3328

Mon, 2020-07-13 17:29
FriendlyElec has launched a 48 x 48mm, $20-and-up “NanoPi Neo3” SBC that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Rockchip RK3328 with 1GB or 2GB DDR4 and provides USB 3.0, GbE, and -20 to 70℃ support. When FriendlyElec announced its NanoPi Neo4 SBC last October, there was a lot to be excited about, starting with one […]
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Tiny modules unlock i.MX8M Mini and Nano

Fri, 2020-07-10 17:22
Keith & Koep’s Linux-friendly 48 x 32mm “Myon II” and “Myon II Nano” modules feature the i.MX8M Mini and Nano with 8GB and 4GB LPDDR4, respectively, along with eMMC expansion, GbE, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, and up to -40 to 85°C support. Germany-based Keith & Koep has added two new members to its 48 x 32 […]
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Rockchip PX30 based in-vehicle system supports OBD-II telematics and ADAS

Thu, 2020-07-09 17:23
Arbor’s 8-inch “IOT-800N” automotive telematics panel PC for ADAS and fleet management runs Android 8.1 or Linux on a quad -A35 Rockchip PX30 and offers CAN/OBD-II, 4G, GPS, WiFi/BT, NFC, and an 8MP camera. Arbor announced a Rockchip PX30-based telematics computer with an 8-inch touchscreen for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and fleet management that […]
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Coffee Lake system supports seven independent displays

Wed, 2020-07-08 22:56
Vecow’s rugged “RCX-1000 PEG” series runs Linux or Win 10 on 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with up to 2x PCI/PCIe x16 slots for graphics plus PCIe x4, 2x M.2, 2x mini-PCIe, 4x SATA, 6x USB 3.1 Gen2, and 2x GbE ports. Vecow announced another rugged, PCIe-enabled system with Intel 8th/9th Gen Coffee […]
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Coffee Lake-H module features Intel CM246 chipset

Wed, 2020-07-08 16:51
Nexcom’s Linux-ready “ICES 675” is a COM Express Basic Type 6 module with an 8th Gen Coffee Lake-H CPU and Intel CM246 chipset, triple display support, multiple PCIe connections, and an optional ICEB 8060 carrier. Nexcom’s NexCobot unit has announced a 125 x 95mm COM Express Basic Type 6 module with Intel’s 45W TDP 8th […]
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