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MSC and Data Modul unveil Intel 8th Gen modules

Friday 6th of April 2018 09:24:33 PM
MSC and Data Modul have each revealed COM Express Basic Type 6 modules that run Linux or Windows on Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” Core H- and Xeon M-series CPUs. Two more vendors have posted specs for COM Express Basic Type 6 modules running Intel’s 8th Generation “Coffee Lake” Core and Xeon CPUs. Data Modul’s […]

Embedded kiosk systems offer a choice of Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Braswell

Friday 6th of April 2018 04:34:59 PM
Nexcom has launched a line of Linux-ready “Intelligent Kiosk IKS Series” embedded PCs based on Intel 6th Gen, 7th Gen, and Braswell chips with a modular design that offers mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion. The first three members of Nexcom’s fanless, modular Intelligent Kiosk IKS Series are the Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” U-Series based IKS 614A, […]

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC gives you choice of Kaby or Skylake U-series

Thursday 5th of April 2018 09:47:12 PM
IEI’s 3.5-inch “Wafer-ULT3/ULT4” SBC runs on Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core U-series CPUs, and offers triple display support, SATA III, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, and -20 to 60°C support. IEI has launched a 3.5-inch SBC called the Wafer-ULT3/ULT4 that features Intel’s dual-core U-series processors including Skylake Core or Celeron (ULT3) or […]

Intel sheds Wind River

Wednesday 4th of April 2018 04:36:59 PM
Investment firm TPG has acquired Intel’s Wind River software subsidiary, which develops the Wind River Linux and VxWorks embedded development platforms. Nine years after Intel announced it was acquiring Wind River Systems for $884 million, the chipmaker quietly sold its software subsidiary to investment firm TPG for an undisclosed sum. Although in recent years, Intel […]

BeagleBone-like SBC showcases AM335x SiP package

Wednesday 4th of April 2018 02:16:00 PM
Octavo’s open source, $199 “OSD3358-SM-RED” SBC is a BeagleBone-like development board with GbE and 4x USB ports for prototyping its Debian/AM335x based OSD335x-SM SIP modules. Octavo Systems has developed its first self-branded SBC based on one of its SiP (system-in-package) modules. The open-spec OSD3358-SM-RED SBC uses the same OSD335x-SM SiP module found on BeagleBoard.org’s COM-like, […]

Intel Coffee Lake H-series debuts in Congatec and Seco modules

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 08:40:42 PM
Intel announced 18 new 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” chips, including up to hexa-core Core H-series and Xeon M-series CPUs, which are appearing in Linux-ready COM Express Type 6 modules from Seco and Congatec. Intel rolled out new H-, M-, U- and T-series Intel Core and Xeon chips, expanding its line of 14nm fabricated, 8th Gen […]

Linux-driven COM and carrier board feature Zynq SoC and 3x GbE ports

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 01:37:22 PM
MYIR has launched an $85 module that runs Linux on a Zynq-7010 or -7007S and supports -40 to 85°C temperatures. It’s also available as part of a $209, open spec dev board with 3x GbE, USB, and isolated serial and CAN ports. MYIR has begun selling an $85, Xilinx Zynq-7010 or -7007S based “MYC-C7Z010/007S CPU […]

RISC-V leader gains $50 million in funding and Western Digital vows to build 1 billion chips

Monday 2nd of April 2018 08:16:25 PM
SiFive has raised $50.6 million in Series C funding, and Western Digital pledged to produce 1 billion of SiFive’s RISC-V cores. Meanwhile, the new Linux 4.16 kernel boosted RISC-V support, and there are rumors of a RISC-V project led by Google, Qualcomm, and Samsung. The open source RISC-V computer architecture project has continued to generate […]

Rugged IoT gateway goes all out on M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion

Monday 2nd of April 2018 04:22:14 PM
Ibase’s fanless “AGS100” and “AGS102” IoT gateways runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and offer dual displays and GbE ports, multiple M.2 and mini-PCIe interfaces for mSATA and wireless, and up to -40 to 70°C support. Ibase’s new AGS100 and AGS102 gateways are aimed at industrial control and factory automation applications. The otherwise identical AGS102 […]

Rough, tough fanless box has dual HDMI and PoE

Monday 2nd of April 2018 03:09:24 PM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX565-312-FL” embedded system runs Linux or Windows on a Celeron N3550, and offers dual HDMI, quad USB 3.0, an external SATA tray, and Power-over-Ethernet. Like last year’s eBOX100-312-FL, the similarly ruggedized eBOX565-312-FL features an Intel’s Celeron N3350, a dual-core, 1.1GHz/2.4GHz “Apollo Lake” SoC with 6W TDP. It also similarly supplies dual HDMI […]

Civil Infrastructure Platform wants Linux to save civilization

Friday 30th of March 2018 01:00:48 PM
At the Embedded Linux Conference conference, Civil Infrastructure Platform contributor Yoshitake Kobayashi talks about the CIP project’s progress in bringing a 10-year SLTS Linux kernel to the world of power plants and transportation systems. “The Civil Infrastructure Platform is the most conservative of The Linux Foundation projects,” began Yoshitake Kobayashi at the recent Embedded Linux […]

Mini-ITX dev kit expands upon new i.MX8M module

Thursday 29th of March 2018 10:40:58 PM
Intrinsyc announced a Mini-ITX development kit for a wireless-enabled “Open-X 8M SOM” module that runs Linux or Android 8.0 on a quad-core i.MX8M SoC. Intrinsyc announced the Open-X 8M SOM a month ago and has now followed up with a Mini-ITX form factor Open-X 8M Development Kit built around the module. The kit includes a […]

Linux-driven modules and SBC tap i.MX8, i.MX8M, and iMX8X

Thursday 29th of March 2018 08:53:50 PM
Phytec is prepping three PhyCore COMs based on NXP’s Cortex-A53 based i.MX8M, its -A53 and -A72 equipped i.MX8 Quad, and its -A35 based i.MX8X. Also up: an SBC based on the i.MX8M module. Phytec has posted product pages for three PhyCore modules, all of which support Linux and offer a -40 to 85°C temperature range. […]

Net appliance features dual 10GbE ports and up to 16-core Atom C3000

Wednesday 28th of March 2018 08:20:33 PM
Aaeon’s 1U “FWS-7360” network appliance runs on an 8- to 16-core Atom C3000, and offers 2x 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 2x 10GbE copper ports, 2x GbE copper ports, up to 64GB DDR4, plus SATA, mSATA, and optional mini-PCIe. Designed for wireless gateway, SD-WAN, IPS, WAN optimization, NFV, and vCPE applications, Aaeon’s FWS-7360 is a more […]

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC has triple USB 3.0

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 10:22:55 PM
Axiomtek’s extended temperature “PICO316” SBC combines Apollo Lake SoCs with SATA, mini-PCIe, GbE, HDMI, and 3x USB 3.0 ports including 2x Type-C ports. Axiomtek often uses a tick-tock cadence with its SBCs, starting out with a computer-on-module like board to showcase a new processor, and then following up with a more typical SBC with more […]

Intel contributes open source NEV and Titanium code to “Akraino” edge computing project

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:42:30 PM
The Linux Foundation announced new support for its “Akraino Edge Stack” project for creating open source cloud services for edge computing, including Intel’s promise to open source parts of its Wind River Titanium Cloud and Network Edge Virtualization SDK. On Feb. 20, the Linux Foundation announced an Akraino Edge Stack open source project built around […]

Rugged, AI focused embedded PC has Ryzen V1000 and optional GTX

Monday 26th of March 2018 10:28:51 PM
Sintrones’ Linux-friendly “ABOX-5100” embedded PC features an AMD Ryzen V1000, 4x DP, 3x mini-PCIe, and 8x GbE ports with optional PoE. A G1 model adds Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics and 4x HDMI ports. Sintrones, which is known primarily for its in-vehicle computers and modules, such as this circa-2011, AMD G-Series based VBOX-3200 system, also […]

Latest MintBox miniPC advances to Apollo Lake based FitLet2 foundation

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:14:05 PM
The Linux Mint project unveiled a “MintBox Mini 2” mini-PC with Linux Mint 19 preloaded on a Compulab Fitlet2 with a quad-core Celeron J3455, up to 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD, dual GbE, wireless, and mini-DP. For years, Compulab’s mini-PCs have offered pre-loaded Linux Mint, in addition to Windows and barebones options, and every few […]

Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

Friday 23rd of March 2018 10:58:32 PM
OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph. Panama-based OSOP, which found Kickstarter success with its Raspberry Shake seismograph add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, has now returned with a Raspberry Boom add-on board and […]

Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

Friday 23rd of March 2018 07:20:10 PM
The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support. Shenzhen Xunlong open spec Orange Pi 4G-IOT SBC, which just launched for $45 on AliExpress, is the most wireless savvy Orange Pi […]

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.