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Verdin i.MX8M Mini module gains customizable carrier for edge AI

Thu, 2020-05-07 19:52
Gumstix has launched a $145 “Verdin EdgeAI” carrier for Toradex’s Linux-driven, $138 Verdin i.MX8M Mini module. The board has an M.2 slot designed for an Google card equipped with its Edge TPU, and supports customization within the Geppetto service. Gumstix has opened $145 pre-orders for its Verdin EdgeAI carrier board for Toradex’s Verdin iMX8M Mini […]
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Linux-driven modules light up i.MX8X and i.MX8M Mini and Nano

Wed, 2020-05-06 23:36
TQ-Embedded is launching a “TQMa8Xx” and SMARC form-factor “TQMa8XxS” module that run Linux on NXP’s i.MX8X. TQ is also deploying a i.MX8M Mini/Nano based “TQMa8MxML” LGA module. TQ-Embedded, the embedded unit at Germany-based TQ-Systems, has launched several modules that run Linux on NXP’s i.MX8 processors. The company just announced two new modules — the TQMa8Xx […]
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Raspberry Pi based dev kit opens up HART-IP field communications

Tue, 2020-05-05 22:25
FieldComm’s “HART-IP Developer Kit” combines a RPi 3B+, a WaveShare High-Precision AD/DA Board, a DLSRKIT PoE HAT, and open source software for exploring the HART-IP field instrumentation comm protocol. The FieldComm Group has announced a HART-IP Developer Kit built around the Raspberry Pi for evaluation, demonstrating, and prototyping devices that use HART-IP, the company’s IP-enabled […]
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Panel PC prescribed for medical HMI

Mon, 2020-05-04 20:41
Advantech’s Linux-ready, Apollo Lake based “HIT-507” panel PC for healthcare HMI has a 7-inch, P-CAP touchscreen and options including a camera, handset, PoE, and readers for barcode, Smart Card, and RFID/NFC. Advantech has launched a 7-inch, panel PC for medical HMI applications. The HIT-507 is available in VESA or open-frame mounting and supports installation in […]
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Compulab’s embedded Tensor-PCs take modularity to the extreme

Mon, 2020-05-04 15:27
CompuLab is launching a line of fanless “Tensor-PC” systems starting with an Intel 9th Gen “I20A” model with a choice of multiple sizes and enclosures plus a variety of optional open source “Tensor Element” modules for storage, power, I/O, and networking. Compulab is re-inventing its fanless, embedded PC product line with a highly modular Tensor-PC […]
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3.5-inch Whiskey Lake SBC ships with Ubuntu image

Thu, 2020-04-30 22:39
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “MIO-5373” SBC runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPU and offers up to 32GB DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, triple display support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x M.2, and MI/O expansion. The MIO-5373 follows a long list of other 3.5-inch SBCs with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake […]
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Raspberry Pi gains 12MP camera with optional C and CS lenses

Thu, 2020-04-30 17:17
Raspberry Pi Ltd. has launched a $50 “High Quality Camera” for the Raspberry Pi. The 12.3-megapixel, HD camera ships with optional 6mm CS-mount ($25) and 16mm C-mount ($50) lenses. Raspberry Pi Ltd. has sold 1.7 million units of its circa 2016, 8-megapixel v2 Raspberry Pi Camera after discontinuing its original 5-megapixel camera. Raspberry Pi has […]
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Snapdragon 660 module has tiny LGA form factor

Wed, 2020-04-29 21:58
Smart Wireless’ LGA form-factor “Inforce 6503 SoM” for compact 4K display and camera applications runs Android 8.1 on a Snapdragon 660 with 3GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, 802.11ac, BT 5.0, GNSS, and an optional carrier board. Smart Wireless Computing, which prior to last year’s acquisition by Smart Global Holdings was known as Inforce Computing, has announced […]
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Stackable Raspberry Pi add-on has four switched relays

Tue, 2020-04-28 20:19
Sequent Microsystems has launched a $20 “4-Relay” add-on for the Raspberry Pi with four line-switching relays for loads of up to 10A and 250V. The cards can stack up to 8x high for 32 switched relays. Sequent Microsystems has won Kickstarter funding for a Raspberry Pi add-on card designed to switch multiple lights or appliances. […]
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Linux-powered dev kit debuts AI-enabled Cortex-A7 camera SoC

Tue, 2020-04-28 17:40
Sochip has launched a $440 V831 development kit for the new Allwinner V831 IP Camera SoC. The Linux-driven, single Cortex-A8 SoC supports H.265 encoding of single HD or lower-res dual-stream video, and features a 0.2-TOPS NPU. Sochip collaborates with Allwinner on Allwinner-branded low-power camera SoCs such as the 1.2GHz, single Cortex-A7 Allwinner S3 found on […]
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SparkFun launches robotics and display pHATs

Mon, 2020-04-27 18:00
SparkFun has launched two pHATs for the Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, and Google Coral: The Auto pHAT offers robotics motor and servo controls and an IMU while the Top pHAT has a 2.3-inch color display plus LEDs, buttons, mic, and speaker for ML prototyping. Boulder, Colorado based SparkFun announced a $29.95 Auto pHAT for robotics […]
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New Banana Pi SBCs slim down for low-power IoT

Fri, 2020-04-24 22:29
Banana Pi’s “BPI-F2P” SBC runs Linux on a quad -A7 SunPlus SP7021 and offers dual LAN with PoE plus 40-pin GPIO. Also new is a “BPI-EAI80 AIoT” SBC with a dual Cortex-M4 Edgeless EAI80 MCU with 300-GOPS NPU. SinoVoip’s Banana Pi project has posted specs for its second development board based on SunPlus Technology’s SP7021 […]
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Edge AI mini-PC spins up Nvidia’s Xavier NX

Fri, 2020-04-24 18:38
CTI’s compact “Rudi-NX” embedded computer runs Linux on a Jetson Xavier NX module for up to 21 TOPS AI at 15W. Features include 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x M.2 with NVMe, 4x GMSL cam inputs, and -20 to 80°C support. Guelph, Ontario based Connect Tech Inc. (CTI) recently announced the Rudi-NX Embedded System along […]
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Rough, tough Coffee Lake system is totally upfront with its I/O

Fri, 2020-04-24 16:57
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX640-521-FL” computer runs Linux or Win 10 on 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with all front facing I/O including dual displays, 6x USB, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, 2x serial, mini-PCIe and M.2, and “flexible I/O.” Over the last year, Axiomtek has launched rugged, fanless, Intel Coffee Lake based embedded computers including the […]
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Embedded Linux Conference goes virtual at $50 a pop

Thu, 2020-04-23 20:59
The Linux Foundation has posted the schedule for a virtual online version of the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2020. Registration for the interactive, June 29 to July 2 event will cost $50. In March when Arrow announced its free, online-only Embedded to Go conference, which took place April 1-3, we […]
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Odroid-C4 could be the Odroid you’re looking for

Thu, 2020-04-23 17:53
Hardkernel has launched a $50 “Odroid-C4” SBC that runs Linux or Android on a 2GHz, quad Cortex-A55 Amlogic S905X3 with 4GB DDR4, an eMMC slot, 4x USB 3.0, GbE and HDMI, and a 40-pin GPIO. Hardkernel’s new open-spec Raspberry Pi 4 competitor and lookalike is the first community-backed SBC we’ve seen to integrate Amlogic’s new […]
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Gaming computers run Linux on Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000

Wed, 2020-04-22 22:01
EFCO’s “EGL8650” and “EGL8600” gaming computers run Linux or Win 10 on a Ryzen Embedded R1000 and offer triple 4K displays, gaming security, and in the case of the EGL8650, a JAMMA connector. There is also a V1000-based EGL8550 model. All around the world casinos are largely shuttered due to the coronavirus, but the slots […]
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Router with open Linux stack adds IPS firewall and cellular backup

Wed, 2020-04-22 17:37
The “Roqos Core RC20” router runs on an open source Debian 10 stack with VPN, DPI, IPS firewall, cellular redundancy, and other continually updated security services. The Atom E3845-based router is equipped with 802.11ac, 4G, and 4x GbE ports. Roqos has gone to Kickstarter to launch its latest Roqos Core router for the SOHO market, […]
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Dev kit unlocks secrets of 1TOPS Kendryte RISC-V chip

Tue, 2020-04-21 22:48
Sipeed’s $24.90 “Sipeed MaixCube” dev kit runs FreeRTOS or Linux on a Kendryte K210 RISC-V with 1TOPS NPU via Sipeed’s M1n module. The kit has a display, camera, mic, and battery plus Grove and Sipeed’s SP-MOD interfaces. Sipeed has gone to Seeed to open $24.90 pre-orders for a Sipeed MaixCube development kit based on its […]
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Compact embedded PCs run Linux on the Jetson Nano, NX, and Xavier

Tue, 2020-04-21 19:03
Aaeon is prepping a compact, Jetson Xavier NX-based “Boxer-8251AI” embedded PC based on a recent Jetson Nano-based “Boxer-8221AI.” Also in the works is a larger “Boxer-8240AI” system based on the AGX Xavier with 4x PoE ports. Aaeon has posted preliminary product pages for Boxer-8251AI and Boxer-8240AI embedded computers, which run Linux on Nvidia’s new Jetson […]
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