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Intel tips 14nm Atoms, 64-bit KitKat, IoT gateway

Sat, 05/04/2014 - 12:36am
At IDF Shenzhen, Intel tipped 14nm Atom SoCs and unveiled its IoT Gateway design due to ship in devices from ADI, Adlink, Advantech, Eurotech, and Portwell. Mobile and embedded topics were the main course at this week’s Intel Developer Conference in Shenzhen this week. Intel tipped new 14nm Atom system-on-chips and announced the availability of […]

Android BSPs target Atom E3800 reference board

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:30pm
Insyde Software and Timesys have each released enhanced Android BSPs supporting Intel’s “Bayley Bay” evaluation board for the Intel Atom E3800 SoC. Intel’s embedded-oriented Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I) system-on-chip is gaining more Android development tools. Earlier this week, Intel announced a MinnowBoard Max SBC that runs Linux or Android 4.4 on the Atom E3800. Now, […]

IoT on tap at upcoming Embedded Linux Conference

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 9:20pm
The Internet of Things is front and center at the Embedded Linux Conference, held April 29 through May 1, and colocated with the Android Builders Summit. If you want to be up to date on what’s going down in embedded Linux, there’s no place like ELC, as in the Embedded Linux Conference. The Linux Foundation […]

Amazon unveils Android-based Fire TV STB and SDK

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:07am
[Updated 10:30PM] — Amazon unveiled Amazon Fire TV, a $99 multimedia and gaming oriented TV companion box running Android 4.2 on a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Although Amazon’s media-streaming Android TV device has been expected for quite some time, rumor had it that it would be an HDMI stick-style gizmo like Google’s Chromecast or […]

AMD partners with Mentor on embedded Linux BSPs

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 5:46pm
AMD and Mentor Graphics are developing BSPs based on Mentor Embedded Linux for the new “Steppe Eagle” (G-Series) and “Bald Eagle” (R-Series) processors. The multi-year agreement between AMD and Mentor Graphics covers open source embedded Linux development for heterogeneous and multicore processors from AMD, starting with two new G-Series and R-Series processors expected to launch […]

Revamped Intel Edison IoT module to use mystery Atom

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:58pm
Intel is overhauling its Linux-ready Edison module for wearables, replacing the Quark SoC with a new dual-core, 22nm Atom SoC, while adding to I/O and size. On Mar. 28, Intel posted an update about its previously announced Edison module for wearables. Instead of starting out with a new dual-core version of its Linux-ready Quark processor, […]

MIPS-based Newton module takes on Intel’s Edison in wearables

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 10:46pm
Ingenic unveiled a tiny MIPS-based “Newton” COM for wearable and IoT devices that runs Android or Linux on an Xburst SoC, and offers WiFi and sensors. The Newton computer-on-module development platform was announced both by Beijing-based semiconductor company Ingenic Semiconductor and by Imagination Technologies, which licenses MIPS intellectual property to Ingenic. While Imagination’s announcement focuses […]

KitKat developer tablet previews 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 6:56pm
Intrinsyc has launched a 10-inch developer tablet that runs Android 4.4 on a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC, and features 802.11ac and a 3D gesture camera. The Intrinsyc Mobile Development Platform Tablet (“MDP/T”) uses an updated Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC running Android 4.4 (KitKat). According to a TrustedReviews overview of the Snapdragon 800 family, the 805 […]

Slim, rugged, low-power box PC mounts flexibly

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 6:56pm
Aplex unveiled a fanless, Linux-ready, box PC based on a dual-core, 1.86GHz Atom D2550, with a slim, 29mm height and ruggedization features. In the past, we have typically heard about Aplex Technology via U.K. distributor Datasound Laboratories (DSL), which has sold Aplex box PCs like the Atom N270-based ACS-2210 (pictured at right) and the Intel […]

Intel unveils tiny $99 MinnowBoard Max open SBC

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 4:24pm
[Updated Apr 6] — Intel and CircuitCo revealed a smaller, faster, second-gen MinnowBoard SBC featuring an Atom E3800 SoC, revised I/O, and both Android 4.4 and Linux support. Intel announced its open source MinnowBoard in April 2013 and shipped it for $199 in July. Built by CircuitCo and backed by Intel’s community, the Linux-ready […]

TI’s Sitara SDK moves to mainline Linux

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 12:01pm
TI released Sitara Linux SDK 7.0, now based on the mainline Linux kernel. The SDK supports the Sitara AM355x, and coming soon, the new Sitara AM4x and AM5x. The Sitara Linux Software Development Kit 7.0 incorporates the Texas Instruments Arago Linux distribution and a stable mainline Linux kernel. The SDK also includes the U-Boot bootloader, […]

New Intel Bay Trail-T SoCs target Android tablets

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 5:55pm
Intel is prepping a new Atom Z37x5 lineup — a family of at least nine Android-ready, quad-core Bay Trail-T tablet SoCs that offer better graphics. Intel’s 22nm, Tri-Gate3D Silvermont architecture has been spun into system-on-chips for embedded devices (Atom E3800/Bay Trail-I) and smartphones (Atom Z34xx/Merrifield), but the first SoC family to be announced was the […]

Consortium aims to build industrial IoT framework

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 11:35pm
AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel have launched the Industrial Internet Consortium, which aims to define interfaces between IoT devices and cloud services. The five founding members of the Industrial Internet Consortium announced plans for an Internet of Things (IoT) industry group back in August, and have now followed through with a name and a […]

Free ebook tackles Android on x86

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 9:19pm
Intel and Apress have released a free 380-page ebook called “Android on x86: an Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture.” The “Android on x86″ announcement refers to the ebook as “a one-stop reference guide to mindful programming” of Android applications using x86 platforms. Presumably, un-mindful hackers who’ve never quite mastered the Lotus Position will get […]

Android and Linux gain drivers for huge touchscreens

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 8:07pm
3M has released Android 4.x and Linux 3.x kernel patches for its multitouch displays, supporting screens up to 46 inches. With Android increasingly appearing in all-in-one (AiO) PCs, and moving into kiosks and interactive digital signage, Android developers need help in optimizing their applications for the big screen. 3M’s release of Android kernel patches for […]

IoT dev kit includes Linux-based multiprotocol router

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 6:01pm
Echelon announced an IoT development kit based on its “IzoT” platform, including a new Linux-based IzoT Router and dev boards incorporating its FT 6000 SoC. Echelon introduced its IzoT Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) framework for peer-to-peer networking of embedded controllers last October. At that time, the building automation and smart grid networking vendor released […]

Nvidia Jetson TK1: most advanced hacker SBC?

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 12:52am
Nvidia unveiled a $192 Linux-based “Jetson TK1″ SBC based on the 2.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 Tegra K1 SoC, and demoed its use in a self-driving Audi. The Jetson TK1 is a more advanced version of Nvidia’s earlier, Tegra 3-based Jetson automotive development platform. Instead of being limited to automotive duty, however, the Jetson TK1 also is […]

Rugged COM runs Linux and Android on Cortex-A15

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 10:40pm
CompuLab unveiled an SODIMM-style COM and related SBC based on a dual-core, 1.5GHz Cortex-A15, TI OMAP5432 SoC, and supported with Linux and Android OSes. CompuLab’s “CM-T54″ computer-on-module is its most powerful ARM-based COM yet. Although the module lacks the quad-core option of the company’s Cortex-A9 Freescale i.MX6 based CM-FX6 COM, it advances to a more […]

ARM/FPGA COM runs Linux on Zynq-7000 SoC

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:33am
Avnet announced a COM based on Xilinx Zynq-7000 ARM/FPGA SoCs, and supported by an optional baseboard, power module, FPGA mezzanine card, and Linux BSP. Avnet Electronic Martketing’s “Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus” incorporates the Xilinx Zynq-7000 system-on-chip, which integrates and links dual 1GHz Cortex-A9 cores and FPGA circuitry via an AXI interconnect. The […]

Tough and tiny COM sports 9W G-Series SoC

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 9:21pm
Arbor announced a tiny COM Express computer-on-module featuring a 9W dual-core AMD G-Series SoC, plus 2GB soldered RAM, extended temperature, and PCIe. Arbor Technology’s “EmNANO-a56M0″ computer-on-module, billed as is its smallest COM Express module yet, is designed for applications including medical equipment, security and surveillance, gaming, digital signage, and 3D displays, says the company. Like […]