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Wireless-equipped Arduino clone is AA battery sized

Saturday 23rd of April 2016 01:21:01 AM
The open source “AAduino” Arduino clone measures 44.9 x 13.8mm, and integrates an ATmega328P MCU, 32KB of flash, temp sensors, and a RFM69C radio. For two and a half years, Nathan Chantrell’s open-spec Tiny328 has held the record for smallest, radio-enabled Arduino clone. It was therefore fitting that Chantrell was one of the first to […]

Sandwich-style RK3288 SBC loads up on wireless options

Friday 22nd of April 2016 06:08:09 PM
Boardcon’s “EM3288” SBC runs Android on a “MINI3288” COM, based on a Rockchip RK3288 SoC, with 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus optional WiFi, BT, 3G, and GPS. Boardcon Embedded Design, an ODM in Shenzhen, China, has previously shipped single-board computers with quad-core ARM SoCs including the Samsung Exynos4412 (EM4412) and Allwinner A31 (Compact A31S). […]

$20 WiFi-enabled IoT module runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M4

Thursday 21st of April 2016 06:17:58 PM
MediaTek’s $20 “LinkIt 7687 HDK” module runs FreeRTOS on its WiFi-enabled, Cortex-M4F based MT7687F SoC, and offers Arduino shield expansion. LinkIt Smart 7688 Readers of LinuxGizmos are likely familiar with the MediaTek Labs LinkIt family of IoT-focused, open spec hacker boards from its only Linux-friendly board, the $13, OpenWrt-based LinkIt Smart 7688. Now that we’ve […]

Legacy ETX module taps power-sipping x86 CPU

Wednesday 20th of April 2016 10:01:08 PM
VIA’s Linux-friendly legacy replacement ETX computer-on-module features a vintage VIA Eden X1 CPU, native PCI/ISA support, and an optional Mini-ITX carrier. VIA Technologies has gone to the way-back machine with the VIA ETX-8X90-10GR, a computer-on-module that complies with the ETX 3.0 standard introduced by Kontron back in 2006. Like Adlink’s ETX-BT module from 2014, the […]

Arduino compatible IoT board offers LoRa wireless

Wednesday 20th of April 2016 12:31:05 AM
SODAQ’s “LoRaONE” is a tiny Arduino-compatible board with an Atmel SAMD21 MCU, plus a LoRa radio and a GPS, sensors, micro-USB, and optional Grove add-on. Dutch embedded firm SODAQ (SOlar powered Data AcQuisition) has almost doubled its $22,740 Kickstarter funding goal for its Arduino compatible LoRaONE SBC, aimed at low-power LoRa wireless applications. The cheapest […]

Tiny, rugged COM runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 820

Tuesday 19th of April 2016 12:16:01 AM
The 50 x 28mm Inforce 6601 Micro SOM runs Ubuntu or Android on a Snapdragon 820 SoC, and offers wireless, 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS, and a Mini-ITX carrier board. Inforce Computing’s Inforce 6601 Micro SOM is the third computer-on-module we’ve seen that runs Linux or Android on Qualcomm’s latest, powerhouse Snapdragon 820 SoC. At 50 […]

“Apollo Lake” Atoms to offer graphics-rich Goldmont cores

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:35:04 PM
Intel unveiled an “Apollo Lake” Atom SoC that integrates 14nm “Goldmont” cores and Gen9 graphics, plus a reference design featuring USB Type C and WiFi. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzen, China, Intel tipped a new version of the Intel Atom code-named “Apollo Lake” along with a 14nm “Goldmont” core that will power […]

Rugged SBC runs Debian on i.MX286, offers supercap backup

Monday 18th of April 2016 04:42:17 PM
Technologic’s open-spec “TS-7680” SBC runs Debian on an ARM9 i.MX286, and offers up to 4GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, wide-range power, and -40 to 85°C. Technologic’s TS-7680 single board computer uses the same NXP/Freescale i.MX286 system-on-chip found on last year’s TS-7670 and the TS-7400-V2 SBC that came out in 2014. The power-sipping i.MX286 has an ARM926EJ-S […]

Fanless Mini-ITX SBC packs high-end Intel Skylake SoCs

Friday 15th of April 2016 06:10:51 PM
Commell launched a “LV-67S” Mini-ITX board with Intel 6th Gen Core S-series and Xeon CPUs, up to 32GB RAM, dual GbE, quad SATA, and five display outputs. The “LV-67S” Mini-ITX single board computer equipped with Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core S-Series and Xeon processors. The board is aimed at graphics intensive, but fanless, embedded systems […]

Udoo spins $89 quad-core Intel Braswell hacker SBC

Friday 15th of April 2016 04:59:14 AM
Udoo has surpassed its Kickstarter goal for a “Udoo X86” hacker SBC with a quad-core Braswell SoC, 4GB RAM, and Arduino compatibility via a Curie module. Seco’s Udoo.org project has won Kickstarter funding for the Udoo X86, the third community-backed, x86 based hacker-friendly single board computer we’ve seen that’s not backed by Intel or AMD. […]

Quad-core Atom based Raspberry Pi lookalike is ready to roll

Friday 15th of April 2016 01:34:03 AM
[Updated: Apr. 21] — Aaeon’s UP board, an Atom-based RPi lookalike, will ship in early May. There’s also a new 4GB RAM version. Aaeon Europe, a subsidiary of Asus, had huge success on Kickstarter last fall with its Intel Atom-based UP board, raising €105,117 from 671 backers. It was originally intended to ship in February, […]

Dig into IoT with 41 OpenIoT Summit presentations

Thursday 14th of April 2016 06:19:44 PM
Slide decks from 41 OpenIoT Summit talks are now online, from sessions including AllSeen, Brillo, mBed, Iotivity, Tizen, Weave, Zephyr, and IoT security. Last week, we pointed you to 50 slide decks released by the Linux Foundation from the Embedded Linux Conference (ELC), held in San Diego in April 4-6. Now, the non-profit Linux advocacy […]

RealSense Robotics dev kit includes a Raspberry Pi-like SBC

Thursday 14th of April 2016 01:31:51 AM
[UP-dated: April 14] — Intel’s “RealSense Robotics Development Kit” features an RPi-like single board computer based on a quad-core Atom x5-Z8350, along with a 3D RealSense camera. The Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit runs Ubuntu on the open spec, Raspberry Pi-sized, Kickstarter-funded UP single board computer, which is based on an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 SoC […]

Rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Ubuntu on Atom at 8.3 Watts

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:16:28 PM
Logic Supply is selling a rugged, Cincoze-built “DA-1000” mini-PC with an Atom E3826, -25 to 70°C support, and a price starting at $569. Logic Supply, which recently released an Intel Braswell-based CL100 Intel NUC mini-PC, announced a somewhat larger, but similarly fanless, mini-PC manufactured by Taiwan-based Cincoze. Logic Supply is distributing the DA-1000 in the […]

Intel aims $15 Quark D2000 dev kit at IoT devices

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:50:30 PM
[Updated: Apr. 19] — Intel released an open-spec development kit for its RTOS-driven Quark D2000 MCU, featuring Arduino shield compatibility, sensors, and a micro-USB port. In November, Intel announced three Quark processors that, unlike the 400MHz Quark X1000 chip found on the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board and numerous IoT gateways, do not support Linux. […]

Android Studio 2.0 brings faster emulation and a Cloud Test Lab

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 07:26:07 PM
Android Studio 2.0 introduces a faster emulator, new Instant Run, app indexing, and Cloud Test Lab features, and an improved GPU Developer debugger. When Google released Android Studio 1.0 integrated development environment (IDE) back in 2013, it was welcomed as a substantial improvement over Eclipse. Yet, Apple’s Xcode tools for iOS has been widely considered […]

Little-bitty Ubuntu mini-PC takes quad-core Atom to extremes

Tuesday 12th of April 2016 05:25:08 PM
Stealth.com has launched a tiny, Ubuntu-ready “LPC-175F” mini-PC with a quad-core Atom E3845, dual GbE ports, and -20 to 70°C support. The 145 x 84 x 35mm LPC-175F is one of the smallest mini-PCs ever built by Stealth.com. By comparison, its 250 x 146 x 42mm and up, Intel 3rd Gen. Core based LPC480x mini-PC […]

NI LabVIEW gains Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black support

Monday 11th of April 2016 09:45:50 PM
National Instruments LINX v3.0 adds Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone support, enabling its LabVIEW IDE. NI’s Digilent is selling LINX 3.0 kits for the SBCs. National Instruments (NI) sells the science and engineering focused LabVIEW graphical integrated development environment (IDE) as part of its NI Linux Real Time and Windows software stack available on its data […]

COM Express Type 10 Mini module runs Linux on Skylake

Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:05:00 AM
Aaeon announced the NanoCOM-SKU, a Linux-ready, 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini module with 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs and three PCIe interfaces. According to Aaeon, the NanoCOM-SKU is the industry’s first COM Express Type 10 Mini computer-on-module equipped with 6th Gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors. This certainly appears to be true, although […]

Intel and Wind River acquire automotive tech firms

Saturday 9th of April 2016 12:13:04 AM
Intel acquired Yogitech, which makes safety tools for autonomous car chips, and its Wind River unit bought Arynga, which offers Linux-based OTA for cars. Italian semiconductor tools firm Yogitech is puny compared to FPGA chip vendor Altera, which Intel Corp. acquired last year for $16.7 billion. Yet the two acquisitions have one thing in common. […]

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