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Linux-driven net appliance has six GbE and a pair of 10GbE ports

12 hours 11 min ago
IEI’s compact “Puzzle-IN003B” networking appliance runs Ubuntu on a quad- or octa-core Atom C3000 with up to 128GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, SATA, 2x M.2, mini-PCIe, 6x GbE, and 2x 10GbE SFP+ ports. Intel just announced a 10nm, up to 24-core Atom P5900 “Snow Ridge” successor to the server-class, networking-oriented Atom C3000, but we’re likely to […]

Bye Bye 1GB Pi

13 hours 33 min ago
The 2GB RAM model of Raspberry Pi 4 has dropped in price by $10 to the $35 — the same as the 1GB. The price drop followed the confirmation last week that a new RPi 4 has been released that fixes the USB Type-C problem. The Raspberry Pi Foundation celebrated the 8th birthday of the […]

Tiny, Linux-powered STM32MP1 SiP ships with two dev kit options

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 10:17:32 PM
[Updated: Feb. 27] —Octavo will soon ship its 18 x 18mm “OSD32MP15x” SiP module, which runs Linux on an 800MHz, dual -A7 STM32MP1. There’s also a “OSD32MP1-BRK” breakout board and a more comprehensive, RPi-ready “OSD32MP1-RED” dev kit on the way. Octavo Systems announced that full production will begin by the end of March on its […]

Module and dev kit unleash TI’s AM65x

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 06:15:25 PM
Mistral’s “AM65x Industrial SoM” module runs Linux or Android on a quad -A53 TI AM6548 with support for TSN and industrial Ethernet protocols. Features include up to 4GB DDR4 and 32GB eMMC and a dev kit with 3x GbE ports. Bangalore, India based Mistral has released a Linux-ready compute module and development kit that showcases […]

Intel’s 5G-oriented Atom P5900 features up to 24 10nm Tremont cores

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 11:49:15 PM
Intel has launched a server-class Atom P5900 successor to its Atom C3000 based on its 10nm Tremont core. Aimed at 5G base stations, the faster P5900 offers up to 24x 2.2GHz cores and 32x PCIe lanes. Intel is making a major push for the 5G base-station business with a new Atom P5900 “Snow Ridge” follow-on […]

Linux-ready SBCs and mini-PCs run Ryzen Embedded, including new 8-10W R1305G

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 09:13:25 PM
Sapphire unveiled NP-FP5 and BP-FP5 SBCs with Ryzen V1000 and R1000 SoCs plus a G-series board, and Simply NUC revealed Red Oak (NP-FP5) and Post Oak (BP-FP5) mini-PCs based on the Ryzen SBCs. The NP-FP5 and Red Oak support AMD’s new 8-10W R1305G. At Embedded World, Sapphire Technology announced a pair of 4 x 4-inch […]

Latest Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoCs run at 6-10W

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 05:20:45 PM
AMD unveiled two new Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoCs: the R1102G with 6W TDP and the R1305G with 8-10W TDP. The dual-core SoCs are debuting on Sapphire’s Linux-ready “NPFP5” SBC and Simply NUC’s “Red Oak” mini-PC. AMD is launching the two most power efficient Ryzen Embedded SoCs to date, extending its R1000 line on the low […]

Seeed’s Linux-friendly Gemini Lake SBC starts at $188

Monday 24th of February 2020 11:06:17 PM
Seeed’s “Odyssey – X86J41058x” SBC starts at $188 with 8GB RAM and runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core, 1.5GHz/2.5GHz Celeron J4105 with Raspberry Pi, Arduino/Grove, and 2x M.2 slots. Options include 64GB eMMC and an enclosure. Seeed Studio has launched an Intel Gemini Lake based SBC it bills as the “most expandable Win10 […]

Tiny, Linux-powered Sitara module has dev kit with dual GbE

Monday 24th of February 2020 06:53:11 PM
MYIR’s 50 x 40mm, -40 to 85°C tolerant “MYC-C335X-GW” module runs Linux on TI’s AM335x with up to 1GB RAM and 4GB eMMC. It can be extended with a “MYD-C335X-GW” carrier with GbE plus optional SFP. We don’t see many Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x boards anymore, but if you’re still interested in this low-power, industrial-focused […]

Whiskey Lake SBC has triple GbE and dual HDMI ports

Monday 24th of February 2020 05:04:05 PM
IEI’s 165 x 115mm “Wafer-ULT5” SBC delivers an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE CPU with triple independent displays, triple GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2, mini-PCIe and M.2, and -20 to 60°C support. IEI has introduced an SBC with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake processors up to a Core i7-8665UE with 4x octa-threaded cores @ 1.7GHz […]

Dev kit showcases 15-TOPS NPU equipped Snapdragon 865

Saturday 22nd of February 2020 10:03:43 PM
Intrinsyc’s “Snapdragon 865 Mobile HDK” runs Android 10 on the 7nm, octa-core, 2.84GHz Snapdragon 865 with 15-TOPS AI. The kit offers 6GB LPDDR5, WiFi-ax, and an optional 6-inch touchscreen and triple camera board. In its first product announcement since being acquired by Lantronix, long-time Qualcomm hardware partner Intrinsyc has launched a Mobile Hardware Development Kit […]

Dev kit and SMARC module run Linux on a Rockchip PX30

Friday 21st of February 2020 09:58:34 PM
Adlink unveiled an “I-Pi SMARC Dev Kit” that runs Linux on a “LEC-PX30” SMARC module with Rockchip’s quad -A35 PX30 SoC. The kit has RPi-like 40-pin GPIO and Intel’s MRAA HAL and UPM code for abstraction. Adlink announced a maker-like Linux development kit for sensor prototyping built around a new SMARC form-factor LEC-PX30 module with […]

Toradex launches Verdin module family starting with i.MX8M Mini and Nano models

Friday 21st of February 2020 04:47:50 PM
Toradex unveiled a “Verdin” compute module family with a form factor similar to its Colibri family, but with 60 more pins and improved power features. Due in March are Linux-driven Verdin modules based on the i.MX8M Mini and Nano. Toradex announced the Verdin iMX8M Mini and Verdin iMX8M Nano — the first two members of […]

Linux-ready Apollo Lake panel PC has IP65 protection

Thursday 20th of February 2020 10:51:30 PM
WinSystems’ IP65-protected, 12-inch “PPC12-427” capacitive panel PC runs on an Apollo Lake SoC with up to 8GB DDR3L ECC RAM, 2x GbE, 2x 4K DP, 4x USB, and -30 to 85°C support. Grand Prairie, Texas based WinSystems has announced a fanless, 12.1-inch, panel PC designed for signage, kiosk, food service, and industrial IoT HMI applications. […]

Linux-driven ADAS computer features 6x FAKRA cameras

Thursday 20th of February 2020 08:37:36 PM
VIA’s rugged “VIA Mobile360 M810” in-vehicle computer runs Linux on a Snapdragon 820E and offers 6x FAKRA camera ports plus software for ADAS, driver monitoring, surround view, and DVR. Taiwan-based VIA Technologies, which appears to be increasingly focused on automotive and other vision processing applications, has launched an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) computer primarily […]

Modular Coffee Lake system has SUMIT and optional PCIe expansion

Thursday 20th of February 2020 05:55:02 PM
Ibase’s “MAF800” industrial AI PC runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on an 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 3x GbE, 2x SATA, 6x USB 3.0, and 2x SUMIT slots for an optional 4x PoE module. Other models offer PCIe x16, x8, and x4 slots. Last week, Taiwan-based Ibase announced it was pulling out of next […]

Tiny, solderable i.MX8M Mini module debuts new OSM form factor

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 10:49:46 PM
F&S unveiled a solderable, 30 x 30mm “OSM-MX8MM” module that runs Linux on an i.MX8M Mini based on an SDT.05 Open Standard Module form factor, a proposed SGET standard co-developed with Kontron and Iesy. Stuttgart, Germany F&S Elektronik Systeme showed off a prototype of a 30 x 30mm, i.MX8M Mini based OSM-MX8MM module — the […]

Raspberry Pi Zero W based LoRaWAN gateway sells for $99

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 08:27:04 PM
RAK Wireless’ $99 “RAK7246 LoRAWAN Developer Gateway” runs a Raspbian LoRa stack on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with a RAK2246 Pi HAT for 8x uplink channels and a single downlink. A $114 RAK7246G model adds GPS. RAK Wireless has introduced a cheaper alternative to its Raspberry Pi 4-based RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer Gateway. The RAK7246 […]

Linux-driven i.MX8M Nano module is smallest yet

Tuesday 18th of February 2020 04:22:27 PM
F&S announced a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MN” module that runs Linux on a single- or quad-core, 1.5GHz i.MX8M Nano with up to 8GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, and optional WiFi/Bluetooth and -40 to 85°C support. At Embedded World later this month, F&S Elektronik Systeme will show a working demo of a tiny compute module due […]

Jetson Nano carriers take on Nvidia’s official Dev Kit

Monday 17th of February 2020 11:04:13 PM
Aetina unveiled a rugged, 87 x 67mm “AN110” carrier for the Jetson Nano, and on KS there’s a 4x PoE “AeyeQ” carrier for the Nano and Xavier NX. The boards join other recent Nano carriers including AntMicro’s “Nano Baseboard,” Auvidea’s “JN30A/B,” and two carriers from AverMedia. Nvidia broke with tradition by introducing a maker-oriented development […]

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