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Intel unveils second generation Galileo hacker SBC

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 11:06:23 PM
Intel announced an updated, slightly larger “Galileo Gen 2″ version of its Arduino-compatible Galileo SBC, and expects to start shipping it in August. Intel unveiled the original Galileo SBC last October, and said it would donate 50,000 Galileo SBCs to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months. The $60 Galileo SBC is the low-end […]

Rugged Android tablet boasts all-day battery

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 06:47:47 PM
Via’s “Viega” is an IP65-ruggedized, 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 4.2 on a Via dual-core SoC, providing 9-hour battery life and optional 3G and GPS. Via Technologies is getting into the rugged Android tablet market. The Viega tablet runs a fairly modern Android 4.2 build, and is designed for the showroom floor, warehouse, construction site, […]

Tiny module runs Linux and LabView on ARM/FPGA SoC

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:42:30 AM
National Instruments unveiled a 2 x 3-inch module that runs real-time Linux on a Xilinx hybrid ARM/FPGA SoC, and can be programmed graphically with LabView. NI’s new “sbRIO-9651″ system-on-module (SOM) is aimed at simplifying the design of custom data acquisition and control systems, by offering full compatibility with the NI LabView graphical programming environment. Additionally, […]

$35 OpenWRT SBC targets educational uses

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 05:27:37 PM
On Indiegogo, DPTechnics is prepping an OpenWRT Linux- and Atheros AR9331-based COM and baseboard combo to create a $35 open source SBC aimed at schools. Belgian father-and-son startup DPTechnics is promoting its new open-spec DPT Board as an educational tool for budding embedded developers. Just as the similarly priced Raspberry Pi has been seeded in […]

“World’s first” iris recognition smartwatch runs Android

Monday 14th of July 2014 10:16:41 PM
IriTech has launched an Indiegogo project for an Android-based “Fidelys” smartwatch with iris recognition technology and a rotating-clicking bezel for I/O. The main draw of the Fidelys is its “military grade” iris recognition technology, which avoids the need for vulnerable, inconvenient, hard to remember passwords, says IriTech. By visually verifying one’s iris, the technology can […]

Raspberry Pi Model B+ adds USB ports, expansion pins

Monday 14th of July 2014 04:07:23 PM
The newly released Raspberry Pi Model B+ has the same CPU, memory, and $35 price, plus a new 40-pin GPIO header, two more USB ports, and a microSD slot. Considering all the competition from open-spec hacker boards like the Odroid and BeagleBone Black, not to mention Pi clones like the Banana Pi, the non-profit Raspberry […]

First Tizen phone postponed indefinitely

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:05:43 PM
The Samsung Z smartphone unveiled in June as the first Tizen phone, was a no-show at its launch event in Russia, and Samsung offered no revised ship date. After Samsung’s early June announcement of the first Tizen phone — the Samsung Z — we thought we were finally done writing “Tizen phone delayed again” updates. […]

Will Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II run both x86 and ARM code?

Friday 11th of July 2014 07:21:54 PM
Leaked benchmarks show Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II edging out AMD’s Kabini and trouncing Intel’s Atom Z3770, amid speculation it may run both x86 and ARM code. German site has published (translation) SiSoft Sandra benchmarks said to be leaked by Via Technologies subsidiary Centaur Technology for an upcoming Isaiah II architecture, the first major x86 […]

Raspberry Pi Compute Module becomes Pico-ITX SBC

Thursday 10th of July 2014 09:57:22 PM
On Kickstarter, Geekroo launched a “CoMo Booster” Pico-ITX baseboard for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module that adds WiFi, audio I/O, and wide-range power. Raspberry PiCompute Module(click to enlarge) Last year, Australia-based Geekroo ran a successful Kickstarter project to build a Mini-ITX board called the Fairywren, which extends the I/O and power supply of the Linux-ready […]

Android DLP projector doubles as a mobile hotspot

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:37:17 PM
Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display. ZTE showed off the LivePro at January’s CES show as its “Projector Hotspot“, and it’s now coming to the U.S. via Sprint under the LivePro name. On July 11, Sprint will begin selling […]

Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC offers dual GbE and PCIe x16

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 04:47:37 PM
Acrosser unveiled a Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC that uses 2nd- or 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs, and features Mini-PCIe and PCIe x16 expansion, plus dual GbE ports. Older Intel Core processors are brought back to life with the Acrosser “AMB-IH61T3″ single board computer, which integrates an Intel LGA1155 socket that supports all 2nd or 3rd generation Cores, […]

Odroid hacker board jumps to faster octacore SoC

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 07:11:19 PM
The Odroid project launched an “Odroid-XU3″ open source SBC based on Samsung’s HMP-ready Exynos5422, which mixes four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores. Hardkernel’s Odroid project announced pre-orders for the Odroid-XU3 at $179, with shipments starting on Aug. 18. The open-spec single board computer is the fastest of over a dozen other Samsung-based Odroid siblings, including […]

Open Interconnect Consortium takes on Qualcomm’s Allseen

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:20:12 PM
Intel, Samsung, Broadcom, Atmel, and Dell have launched a consortium that will develop open source standards for Internet of Things connectivity. In December when Qualcomm, the Linux Foundation, and several major consumer electronics companies announced the open source Allseen Alliance for standardizing Internet of Things connectivity, we wondered at the absence of major semiconductor companies. […]

Cortex-A8 SBC offers wireless, display, camera options

Monday 7th of July 2014 10:57:22 PM
Boardcon’s “EM210″ SBC integrates a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird SoC via a COM that runs Linux and Android, and features wireless, display, and camera options. Boardcon Embedded Design, of Shenzhen, China, specializes in Samsung SoC-based embedded boards, such as its recent EM4412 single board computer, which is built around a quad-core Exynos4412 system-on-chip. The company’s new […]