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Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

Monday 3rd of August 2015 10:05:00 PM
Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear. Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” […]

Compact module runs Linux on quad-core Braswell

Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:23:07 AM
Congatec announced a compact, low power computer-on-module based on Intel’s 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and featuring triple display outputs, and up to 4K video. Last month we reported that Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell had all launched Braswell-based COMs built according to PICMG’s “COM Express Type 6 Compact” form factor specs. As of this week, that […]

Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

Friday 31st of July 2015 04:06:59 PM
The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The “Isengard” release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an improved add-on manager, but the biggest news is the completion of the Android version. Kodi for Android, which […]

Linux-friendly COM Express module floats 3rd Gen Cores

Friday 31st of July 2015 01:25:55 AM
Acrosser has introduced a pair of COM Express Type 6 Basic modules based on circa-2013 Core i7/i3 CPUs from Intel’s extended lifecycle, embedded roadmap. Being compatible with PICMG’s COM Express Type 6 Basic specifications, Acrosser’s “AMB-HM76B1″ computer-on-module has much in common with other embedded board vendors’ products in the same form factor. In Acrosser’s case, […]

COM Express Type 6 module revs up to 3.2GHz Core i7

Thursday 30th of July 2015 09:12:52 PM
CompuLab, which debuted its first COM Express modules last month, has added a high-end Type 6 module using Intel’s Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs, clocked up to 3.2GHz. Last month, Israel-based CompuLab unleashed its first series of COM Express modules, based on Intel’s Broadwell and BayTrail SoCs, and AMD’s Embedded G-Series and E-Series SoCs. This week, the […]

i.MX6 hacker board features M.2 and wide-range power

Thursday 30th of July 2015 02:11:25 AM
[Updated 10:45PM] — SolidRun has launched a high-end, Linux-ready “Edge” SBC to its i.MX6-based HummingBoard line, adding M.2 and eMMC storage, wide range power, and more I/O. SolidRun has revamped its line of sandwich-style, community-backed HummingBoard single board computers, adding a new high-end HummingBoard Edge model. Like the other HummingBoards, it runs Linux on swappable […]

Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Wednesday 29th of July 2015 07:40:31 PM
Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board. The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion. The $89 kit is designed for Internet of Things applications such as industrial control, remote […]

Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 11:20:34 PM
[Update: July 29] — 4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a “full” HAT design. Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive […]

i.MX6 module and Pico-ITX sized carrier run Buildroot Linux

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 05:04:52 PM
F&S has launched an 80 x 50mm COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers optional industrial temperature support and a Pico-ITX sized baseboard. Germany’s F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has previously released Linux-ready computer-on-modules such as the Freescale i.MX6 SoloX-based Efus A9X and Freescale Vybrid driven PCOMnetA5, has again selected Freescale with its […]

3.5-inch SBC runs Yocto on Braswell and 6 Watts

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:52:45 PM
Aaeon’s Yocto Linux ready, 3.5-inch “GENE-BSW5″ SBC offers Intel Braswell CPUs, dual GbE ports, six serial ports, and mini-PCIe, SATA, and mSATA expansion. The Yocto Linux ready GENE-BSW5 is the successor to Aaeon’s earlier, Atom E3800 based GENE-BT05 SBC, and shares the same 3.5-inch form factor. This is Aaeon’s first product to run Intel’s new […]

Stackable SBC sandwich runs Linux on ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC

Friday 24th of July 2015 10:17:39 PM
Sundance’s sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Xilinx Zynq SoC, offers VITA57.1 FMC-LPC I/O, and stacks via a PCIe/104 OneBank expansion bus. With its announcement of the EMC2-Z7015 SBC, PC/104 module maker Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. has become the third vendor we’ve come across to support the PC/104 Consortium’s new OneBank bus option for […]

Rugged Broadwell Type 6 COM loads up on USB, PCIe

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 08:52:13 PM
Arbor is launching an Ubuntu-ready Type 6 Compact module with a dual-core 5th Gen Core CPU, -40 to 85°C operation, 12 USB ports, and eight PCIe slots. Arbor Technology’s new “EmETXe-i88U0″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module adopts Intel’s latest 5th Generation Core line using the 14nm “Broadwell” architecture. This first generation of Broadwell Core […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule posted

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 05:22:11 PM
The Linux Foundation posted a schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015 (Oct. 5-7), and expanded its training into India. The Linux Foundation, which bills itself as “the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development,” revealed keynote speakers and a full schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and […]

Three wireless advances that target Linux and Android devices

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:59:46 PM
Three wireless advances will soon find their way into Linux and Android devices: Wi-Fi Aware, Eddystone, and an update to the 6LoWPAN-based Thread protocol. One reason Linux — and by extension Android — have grown so quickly in embedded is that from very early on Linux was imbued with strong wireless support. ARM and others […]

MontaVista spins IoT version of its Carrier Grade Linux

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:31:32 PM
MontaVista debuted an IoT version of its Yocto-based Carrier Grade Linux OS, featuring annual major updates, modular structure, and QEMU and Docker support. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) builds upon and subtracts from its commercial-grade MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for networking and server applications. The CGX spinoff supports Internet of Things devices, […]

Mini-ITX board runs Linux on AMD Steppe Eagle SoCs

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 05:12:34 PM
Congatec has refreshed its Conga-IGX line of Mini-ITX boards with dual- and quad-core G-Series “Steppe Eagle” SoCs, featuring configurable TDPs from 5-15W. Congatec announced its Linux-friendly Conga-IGX Mini-ITX boards in 2013, providing a choice of two dual-core and one quad-core models from the original AMD G-Series SoC family. Now, the company has expanded the product […]

Tiny Yocto-ready ARM COM supports industrial temps

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 12:56:00 AM
[Updated: 8:00PM] — Gumstix launched a Linux-ready Overo COM with an 800MHz TI DM3730 SoC, 1GB of flash, a microSD slot, a camera input, and support for -40 to 85°C temperatures. The latest Gumstix Overo Storm computer-on-module is a ruggedized version of the Overo WaterStorm, with a -40 to 85°C industrial temperature range — versus […]

ADAS dev board runs Yocto Linux on octa-core SoC

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:32:18 PM
Renesas unveiled a Linux-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) starter kit based on its R-Car H2 SoC, supporting PCIe, HDMI, and multiple cameras. Japanese semiconductor firm Renesas Electronics has long supported its system-on-chips with Linux, including its ARM-based R-Car SoCs for the automotive market. The company has now launched what it calls “the smallest R-Car-based […]

4G LTE M2M/IoT router offers open Linux SDK

Monday 20th of July 2015 11:26:54 PM
NetComm unveiled a Linux-based 4G wireless router for M2M and IoT, equipped with a Sequans LTE module, a NAMUR sensor input, and remote management software. The term Machine-to-Machine (M2M) has been around for a lot longer than Internet of Things, but both often describe similar equipment, which communicate with other devices without the necessity of […]

$30 Remix Mini aims to be the first serious Android PC

Monday 20th of July 2015 07:23:10 PM
Jide Tech won Kickstarter funding for a $30 mini-PC running its productivity oriented, Android 5.0 based “Remix OS” on Allwinner’s 64-bit quad-core H64 SoC. The 4.9 x 3.5 x 1.0-inch “Remix Mini” mini-PC enjoyed a stratospheric debut on Kickstarter, where it quickly jumped way past its $50,000 goal to over $500,000 with 39 days remaining. […]

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