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$20 “Neutrino 2.0” is a tiny Arduino Zero clone

Monday 25th of July 2016 09:06:42 PM
Rabid Prototypes is crowdfunding a $20 “Neutrino 2.0” version of its earlier, tiny Arduino Zero clone. Rev 2.0 adds RX/TX pins and several other tweaks. Like last year’s Neutrino clone of the Arduino Zero, Rabid Prototypes chose Kickstarter to launch Neutrino 2.0. The latest campaign has four days to cover the last $700 or so […]

Compact, fanless, Cortex-A5 embedded computer runs on 3W

Monday 25th of July 2016 07:10:10 PM
Artila’s “Matrix-700” control computer runs Linux on a Cortex-A5 SoC, and offers 8GB eMMC, plus three USB, four RS-232/485, GbE, and Fast Ethernet ports. The Matrix-700 is the first Cortex-A5 based model in Artila’s family of traditionally ARM9-driven Matrix industrial computers. The device is designed for non-stop operation in remote locations, such as device networking […]

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

Friday 22nd of July 2016 10:43:32 PM
iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC. In January, iWave launched the iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven computer-on-module, built around the dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 based Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N SoCs. Now the company has followed up with a 67.6 x 37mm, SODIMM form […]

Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports

Friday 22nd of July 2016 07:30:41 PM
Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 fanless industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe, USIM, and more. Systems based on Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs, such as Adlink’s new MXE-5500 embedded PC, continue to appear in new products even as “Kaby Lake” Core chips ship this week to […]

Rugged mini-ITX based box PC goes all out on expansion

Thursday 21st of July 2016 10:55:25 PM
Portwell’s rugged, fanless “WEBS-35C3” box PC offers 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, triple display and 4K video, and expands via mini-PCIe, PCIe, PCI, and M.2. The WEBS-35C3 is based on Portwell’s WADE-8017 Mini-ITX board, which runs on the latest, 14nm-fabricated 6th Gen Intel Core (“Skylake”) processors with LGA1151 socket and Intel Q170 chipset. Applications include […]

Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Thursday 21st of July 2016 08:42:56 PM
Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor. Advantech’s SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 computer-on-modules are the first we’ve seen to use Qseven 2.1. This is the Qseven computer-on-module standard’s first update since version 2.0 hit in Sep. 2012, and eight years after the […]

Tough i.MX6-based Linux SBC targets wireless video, runs on 3W

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:50:03 PM
The Gateworks Ventana GW5530 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and has mini-PCIe and SIM expansion, a 9-axis IMU, three video inputs, and -40 to 85°C support. The Ventana GW5530 is the latest in the 5th generation of the Gateworks Ventana family of NXP i.MX6-based SBCs, following last year’s similarly 800MHz, dual-core GW5520. The board […]

$5 Linux-equipped Omega2 IoT module launches on Kickstarter

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 04:18:35 AM
[Updated: July 21] — Onion launched an “Omega2” module on Kickstarter, featuring a faster CPU, options for double the RAM and flash, and lower pricing than last year’s Omega. Last year, Onion launched an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for the original Omega module, with packages starting at $25. That campaign won $267,851 from 4,459 backers. […]

Video: Hardware hacking basics for Linux software devs

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 12:12:58 AM
In this interesting ELC video, Grant Likely, a Linux kernel engineer and maintainer of the Linux Device Tree, describes his sojourn into embedded hardware. Sometimes the best tutorials come not from experts, but from proficient newcomers who are up to date on the latest entry-level technologies and can remember what it’s like to be a […]

Coin-sized COM could be world’s smallest Raspberry Pi clone

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 07:56:24 PM
ArduCam unveiled a 24 x 24mm module with the ARM11-based core of the original Raspberry Pi, available with 36 x 36mm carriers with one or two camera links. The promised second-generation version of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module featuring the same quad-core, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2837 SoC as the Raspberry Pi 3 will be out within […]

Rugged, fanless computer runs Ubuntu on Haswell

Monday 18th of July 2016 07:15:58 PM
Perfectron’s rugged “SR10M” system offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, four GbE ports, stackable expansion, -40 to 70° operation, and MIL-STD-810G ruggedization. The SR10M is the latest in Perfectron’s Stackrack series of rugged, MIL-STD-rated stackable embedded computers equipped with Intel Haswell CPUs and designed primarily for military vehicles. The SR10M is built around an OXY5737A […]

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Friday 15th of July 2016 10:27:36 PM
The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes. The prplSecurity framework is one of the chief projects of the Imagination Technologies backed, Linaro-like prpl Foundation, which is developing open source Linux and Android code for MIPS processors. The latest piece is the […]

SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

Friday 15th of July 2016 07:17:09 PM
sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC. Shenzhen-based sModule Technology is a subsidiary of CoreWind that has primarily made wireless modules, but has recently jumped into Linux- and Android-ready computer-on-modules and development kits, as does CoreWind itself. Recently, sModule released several boards […]

Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

Thursday 14th of July 2016 09:58:06 PM
The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base […]

Low power Sitara SBC has dual GbE’s and M.2 for WiFi/BT

Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:59:43 PM
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “RSB-4221” SBC runs Android or Linux on a TI Sitara AM3358 SoC and features dual GbE, USB and serial I/O, and an M.2 slot for wireless. Here at HackerBoards.com (previously LinuxGizmos), we have covered numerous Sitara AM335x-based SBCs and also a lot of 3.5-inch SBCs, so it’s surprising that Advantech’s RSB-4221 is the […]

ELC video explains the mystery of modern caches

Thursday 14th of July 2016 12:55:58 AM
In his recent ELC talk, ARM kernel developer Mark Rutland traced the evolution of caches over the last decade or so, and explained how to manage them. “If you’re a bit tired, this is a presentation on cache maintenance, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sleep,” began Rutland. Despite this warning, Rutland’s presentation, […]

64-bit Banana Pi runs Linux on Allwinner A64, has WiFi, BT, GbE

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 07:57:11 PM
Sinovoip revealed an open “Banana Pi BPI-M64” SBC based on a quad-core, Cortex-A53 Allwinner A64 SoC, with 2GB RAM, up to 64GB eMMC, plus WiFi, BT, and GbE. SinoVoip, one of the two competing companies that emerged along with LeMaker (Banana Pro) from the original Banana Pi open source project, has unveiled its first 64-bit […]

Rugged remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M4

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 05:36:20 PM
Artila’s “RIO-2015PG” remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on an Atmel SAM4E16E Cortex M4 MCU, and offers isolated RS485 and analog and digital I/O. Artila Electronics, which is known here primarily for its Linux-ready ARM9 Matrix control computers, has turned to a Cortex-M4 microcontroller platform running the open source FreeRTOS for its new RIO-2015PG remote I/O […]

First SoCs based on open source RISC-V run Linux

Tuesday 12th of July 2016 01:38:31 AM
SiFive unveiled the first embedded SoCs based on the open source RISC-V platform: A Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300. A VC-backed startup closely associated with the RISC-V project announced the first system-on-chip implementations of the open source RISC-V processor platform. At the RISC-V 4thWorkshop at MIT this week, SiFive announced two […]

Mini-PC runs Ubuntu on quad-core Bay Trail Atom

Monday 11th of July 2016 08:44:29 PM
Mele has launched a “Star Cloud PCG03” mini-PC that runs Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom Z3735F with 2GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, three USB ports, Ethernet, and WiFi. Shenzhen Mele Digital Technology Ltd. has released an Ubuntu 14.04 equipped Star Cloud PCG03 mini-PC based on its earlier Windows-based Mini PC PCG09 and Mini PC PCG03. Like […]

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