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Rugged Linux COM powers up with dual-GPU i.MX8 QuadMax

Monday 13th of March 2017 09:31:11 PM
Toradex revealed the “Apalis iMX8,” the first COM built around NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax, which boasts 2x Cortex-A72, 4x -A53, 2x -M4F, and 2x GPUs. Toradex is participating in NXP’s early access program for the new i.MX8 QuadMax SoC, and has announced details about an upcoming Apalis i.MX8 computer-on-module. The 82 x 45 x 6mm COM […]

FPGA-based 96Boards SBC boasts quantum-resistant crypto

Monday 13th of March 2017 03:45:30 PM
Arrow is prepping a 96Boards CE “Chamelon96” SBC that runs Linux on an Intel Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC, and offers WiFi, BT, and quantum-resistant security. After Arrow revealed plans to follow up on its Qualcomm-backed DragonBoard 410C SBC with three more Linux ready, open spec 96Boards SBCs, one of the boards — the Chameleon96 — […]

Compact, rugged, Kaby Lake SBC features robust expansion

Monday 13th of March 2017 06:00:15 AM
VersaLogic’s rugged, Linux-ready “Lion” SBC offers Intel 7th Gen Core CPUs and SATA 3.0, PCe/104 OneBank, PCI-104, mini-PCIe, and SPI/SPX expansion. VersaLogic has continued its line of Linux-friendly, zoologically named PC/104 SBCs with the Lion, which takes on Intel’s latest 7th Generation Core “Kaby Lake” U-series processor. This is the first Kaby Lake based PC/104 […]

Tiny SBC runs Linux on Allwinner V3, costs $6 or $8 with WiFi

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:49:22 PM
An Indiegogo campaign is pitching a COM-like, 44.6 × 25.5mm “LicheePi Zero” SBC for $6 or $8 with WiFi that runs Linux on a 1.2GHz, Cortex-A7 Allwinner V3. A Chinese development team led by a “Wu Caesar” has gone to Indiegogo to sell a LicheePi Zero SBC that goes head to head with the Raspberry […]

ARM/FPGA module runs Debian on Arria 10 SoC

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:01:39 PM
The Reflex CES Arria 10 SoC SoM runs Linux on the ARM/FPGA Arria 10 SoC, and is available with SBC and PCIe-style carrier boards. The Arria 10 SoC SoM has been listed on the Intel FPGA site — the new name for Altera — since October, when iWave’s similarly Arria 10 equipped Arria 10 SoC […]

SODIMM-style module runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Friday 10th of March 2017 09:12:26 PM
The MSC SM2S-AL SMARC 2.0 “short” COM offers an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display and industrial temp support, and an optional, Linux-driven starter kit. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies has launched a Linux-ready computer-on-module that runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and complies with the new SMARC 2.0 standard in the “short” form factor. The MSC SM2S-AL […]

Extended temp COM offers Snapdragon 410E, WiFi, BT, and LVDS

Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:15:41 PM
Ka-Ro’s rugged, SODIMM-style “TXSD-410E” COM runs Linux with U-Boot on a Snapdragon 410E, and offers WiFi, Bluetooth, LVDS, and a choice of dev kits. The 68 x 26 x 4mm TXSD-410E — or just plain TXSD — is part of Ka-Ro Electronincs’ pin-compatible TX family of SODIMM-style computer-on-modules, all of which feature 10-year guaranteed availability. […]

Industrial thin Mini-ITX runs on 7th Gen Intel CPUs

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:45:39 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-IC175” is a Linux-friendly thin Mini-ITX board with Kaby Lake CPUs, wide-range power, Intel Optane support, and PCIe and M.2 expansion. Congatec’s Conga-IC175 thin Mini-ITX board is almost identical to last year’s Conga-IC170 except that it offers 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Intel Core processors instead of 6th Gen Skylake CPUs. Similarly, Advantech is overhauling […]

Nvidia’s new Jetson TX2 module runs Linux on Tegra Parker

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:02:47 AM
[Updated: Mar. 8] — Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 COM runs Linux4Tegra on a hexa-core Tegra Parker SoC with Pascal graphics, offering twice the performance and/or efficiency of the TX1. Nvidia announced its third-generation Nvidia Jetson computer-on-module with claims of offering twice the performance in high-power mode or twice the power efficiency in low-power mode compared to […]

Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on quad Cortex-A53 Snapdragon

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:11:22 PM
F&S unveiled a Linux-ready “armStone A53SD” Pico-ITX SBC with a Snapdragon 410E, up to 8GB LPDDR3 and 32GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, WiFi, BT, and 4x USB ports. F&S Elektronik Systeme is expanding its line of armStone-branded Pico-ITX boards, including its i.MX6-based ArmStone A9-v2, with an armStone A53SD SBC that employs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410E. Other Snadragon […]

3.5-inch Skylake SBC offers 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, and 5x USB 3.0

Monday 6th of March 2017 10:50:05 PM
ADL’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC offers Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs with extended temp support and plenty of of SATA 3, PCIe, and USB 3.0. ADL Embedded Solutions announced a 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC, joining other ADL 3.5-inch entries such as the Intel Atom E3800-based ADLE3800HD. This time Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake-U” Core CPUs are on […]

MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:06:26 PM
MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology. Cavium-owned MontaVista Software has advanced its Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) Linux development platform to version 2.2 with features aimed at 5G, NFV, and IoT. The two-year old CGX is a somewhat scaled down, easier to […]

Low-cost COM/baseboard combo taps power-sipping -A5 SoC

Monday 6th of March 2017 03:35:42 PM
MYIR’s Linux 4.1 driven, $49 “MYC-JA5D2X” COM offers a Cortex-A5 SAMA5D2 SoC and -40 to 85°C support, and is available as part of a $129 development kit. MYIR’s SODIMM-style, 200-pin MYC-JA5D2X module has the same 67.6 x 45mm dimensions as its MYC-JA5D4X computer-on-module, and similarly runs Linux on an Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5 SoC. Instead […]

Secure Android phone offers confidential and casual modes

Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:03:48 PM
Bittium has upgraded its secure, Android-based Bittium Tough Mobile phone with containerized secure and public modes and location-based analytics. As everyone who watches TV and movie thrillers knows, the best way to ensure smartphone security is to tear your phone apart after making an important call and then break it into pieces and toss them […]

AM335x module gains carrier board

Friday 3rd of March 2017 05:47:15 PM
Embest has released an eval kit for its AM335x based “SOM-PH8700” COM with WiFi, 2x GbE, 3x USB, and a variety of display, camera, and serial interfaces. The Embest EVK-PH8700 Evaluation Kit is available for £79 ($97) from Farnell Element14, which like Shenzhen-based Embest, is owned by Premier Farnell. The eval kit includes both a […]

Kaby Lake-S module offers extensive display, GbE, USB, SATA, and PCIe I/O

Friday 3rd of March 2017 03:30:32 PM
Portwell announced a COM Express Basic Type 6 with Intel’s 7th Gen S-series CPUs, 4x SATA 3, triple displays, and 8x PCIe x1 and PCIe x16 expansion. Portwel’s 125 x 95mm “PCOM-B642VG” COM Express Basic Type 6 entry taps Intel’s higher-end quad- and dual-core S-series desktop-class models. No model details were offered, so presumably the […]

Security-minded i.MX6 UL COM doubles up on Ethernet and CAN

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:01:19 PM
The Aries “M6UL” COM expands on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC with 4GB eMMC, dual Ethernet ports, and dual CAN ports, as well as DRM ID, encryption, and secure boot. Germany-based Aries Embedded has announced a “M6UL” computer-on-module as a drop-in replacement for its earlier i.MX28-based M28 COM. The new device keeps the SODIMM-style form factor, […]

Android/Linux and Windows/Linux PDAs fund on Indiegogo

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:00:37 PM
Two PDA clamshells with keyboards have funded on Indiegogo: a 5.7-inch, 4G “Gemini PDA” with Android and Linux, and a 7-inch, Ubuntu/Windows “GPD Pocket.” A UK-based startup called Planet Computers and Shenzhen-based GamePad Digital have each successfully funded dual-OS clamshell devices on Indiegogo. The devices resemble the personal device assistants (PDAs) of the late ‘90s, […]

Rugged transport PC runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:34:58 PM
Axiomtek’s “tBOX324-894-FL” is an EN 501x-certified transport PC with 7th Gen CPUs, 2x swappable SATA 3 drives, 4x M12 GbE ports, and -40 to 70ºC support. The tBOX324-894-FL computer is designed for train management, truck fleet management, transportation controller, data transfer, and security surveillance, as well as infotainment controllers in vehicle, railway, and marine markets, […]

Virtual thin client builds on Raspberry Pi 3, offers HD streaming, dual displays

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:55:12 PM
NComputing’s RPi 3-based “RX300” thin client can be used as a client for its vSpace Pro 10 virtualization platform, as well as in standalone Raspbian mode. NComputing has been delivering Linux- and Windows-compatible virtual thin clients for over a decade, with a special focus on the education market and a secondary focus on small businesses. […]

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