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Kaby Lake board lineup includes a Mini-ITX SBC and two COMs

Saturday 7th of January 2017 01:05:45 AM
Advantech announced a Mini-ITX board plus COM Express Compact and Basic modules using Intel’s 7th Gen Core CPUs, and updated several other 6th Gen boards. Advantech announced two COM Express modules and three Mini-ITX boards that support Intel’s 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” processors. Two of the three Mini-ITX boards are earlier 6th Gen “Skylake” […]

Kaby Lake board lineup includes a Mini-ITX SBC and two COMs

Saturday 7th of January 2017 01:05:45 AM
Advantech announced a Mini-ITX board plus COM Express Compact and Basic modules using Intel’s 7th Gen Core CPUs, and updated several other 6th Gen boards. Advantech announced two COM Express modules and three Mini-ITX boards that support Intel’s 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” processors. Two of the three Mini-ITX boards are earlier 6th Gen “Skylake” […]

Intel NUC mini-PCs set sail on Kaby Lake

Friday 6th of January 2017 06:47:29 PM
As part of its rollout of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs at CES in Las Vegas this week, Intel debuted four new Kaby Lake-based NUC mini-PCs. In conjunction with its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcement of dozens of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” processors this week, Intel unveiled four NUC (Next Unit of Computing) […]

Intel NUC mini-PCs set sail on Kaby Lake

Friday 6th of January 2017 06:47:29 PM
As part of its rollout of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs at CES in Las Vegas this week, Intel debuted four new Kaby Lake-based NUC mini-PCs. In conjunction with its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcement of dozens of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” processors this week, Intel unveiled four NUC (Next Unit of Computing) […]

Intel reveals dozens of 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

Friday 6th of January 2017 05:14:54 PM
Intel revealed dozens of 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs and four Kaby Lake NUC mini-PCs — but benchmarks show only minor boosts over Skylake. After quietly unveiling some of the lower powered U-series 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors in September, Intel this week rolled out the full line of dozens of Linux-friendly Kaby Lake processors […]

Intel reveals dozens of 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

Friday 6th of January 2017 05:14:54 PM
Intel revealed dozens of 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs and four Kaby Lake NUC mini-PCs — but benchmarks show only minor boosts over Skylake. After quietly unveiling some of the lower powered U-series 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors in September, Intel this week rolled out the full line of dozens of Linux-friendly Kaby Lake processors […]

Intel Compute Card standard to turbocharge CE devices

Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:51:25 PM
Intel’s Linux-friendly “Intel Compute Card” COM standard aims to easily integrate upgradable Intel CPU, memory, and wireless into CE devices via USB-C. Intel’s CES announcements included an embedded 95 x 55 x 5mm computer-on-module form factor for upgradable consumer electronics. The Intel Compute Card will ship with Intel processors including 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” Intel […]

Intel Compute Card standard to turbocharge CE devices

Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:51:25 PM
Intel’s Linux-friendly “Intel Compute Card” COM standard aims to easily integrate upgradable Intel CPU, memory, and wireless into CE devices via USB-C. Intel’s CES announcements included an embedded 95 x 55 x 5mm computer-on-module form factor for upgradable consumer electronics. The Intel Compute Card will ship with Intel processors including 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” Intel […]

COM Express modules build on Intel's Kaby Lake

Thursday 5th of January 2017 04:54:50 PM
MSC announced a pair of Linux-ready COM Express Compact and Basic modules built around Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” U and EQ/E series, respectively. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies has unveiled two COM Express Type 6 modules that tap Intel’s new 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Like Congatec’s recently announced Conga TC175 COM Express module, the MSC […]

COM Express modules build on Intel’s Kaby Lake

Thursday 5th of January 2017 04:54:50 PM
MSC announced a pair of Linux-ready COM Express Compact and Basic modules built around Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” U and EQ/E series, respectively. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies has unveiled two COM Express Type 6 modules that tap Intel’s new 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Like Congatec’s recently announced Conga TC175 COM Express module, the MSC […]

AGL's v3.0 automotive spec is ready for the road

Thursday 5th of January 2017 05:51:22 AM
The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released v3.0 of its UCB spec for IVI, and announced that Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) has joined the group. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project has released version 3.0 of its open source Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment development. Unlike AGL’s UCB 2.0, which was released […]

AGL’s v3.0 automotive spec is ready for the road

Thursday 5th of January 2017 05:51:22 AM
The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released v3.0 of its UCB spec for IVI, and announced that Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) has joined the group. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project has released version 3.0 of its open source Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment development. Unlike AGL’s UCB 2.0, which was released […]

Open spec router SBC offers 5x GbE, wireless, and SATA

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:57:33 PM
Sinovoip’s “Banana Pi BPI-R2” router SBC gives you 5x GbE, WiFi, BT, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, SATA, and mini-PCIe, plus a quad-core -A7 MediaTek MT7623N. The Banana Pi BPI-R2 updates Sinovoip’s earlier BPi-R1 router board, later called the Banana Pi BPI-R1. No pricing or availability information was provided, but full specs and schematics are posted. […]

Open spec router SBC offers 5x GbE, wireless, and SATA

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:57:33 PM
Sinovoip’s “Banana Pi BPI-R2” router SBC gives you 5x GbE, WiFi, BT, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, SATA, and mini-PCIe, plus a quad-core -A7 MediaTek MT7623N. The Banana Pi BPI-R2 updates Sinovoip’s earlier BPi-R1 router board, later called the Banana Pi BPI-R1. No pricing or availability information was provided, but full specs and schematics are posted. […]

Linksys router offers Tri-Band mesh networking with Alexa

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 06:23:47 PM
Linksys has launched a Linux-based “Velop” mesh networking router with Tri-Band WiFi-ac Wave2, up to 2K sq. ft coverage per router, and Alexa voice support. At CES, Belkin’s Linksys subsidiary has jumped into the hot market for mesh networking routers, which aim to improve WiFi coverage, especially in larger homes. The Linksys Velop Whole Home […]

Linksys router offers Tri-Band mesh networking with Alexa

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 06:23:47 PM
Linksys has launched a Linux-based “Velop” mesh networking router with Tri-Band WiFi-ac Wave2, up to 2K sq. ft coverage per router, and Alexa voice support. At CES, Belkin’s Linksys subsidiary has jumped into the hot market for mesh networking routers, which aim to improve WiFi coverage, especially in larger homes. The Linksys Velop Whole Home […]

Table compares 90 hacker-friendly single board computers

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 05:05:37 AM
This table summarizes the core features of all of the single board computers that are profiled in our post that rings in 2017 with 90 hacker-friendly SBCs. Click the image below to view the 90 SBC comparison table. The complete article that profiles all 90 single board computers, is available here: Ringing in 2017 with […]

Intel’s Kaby Lake arrives on COM Express Compact at up to 3.9GHz

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 08:07:09 PM
Congatec unveiled the first COM based on Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core CPUs, offering faster performance, speedy Optane memory support, and 10-bit video. This week at CES, Intel is expected to formally launch its 7th Gen Core “Kaby Lake” successors to its “Skylake” CPUs, going head to head with AMD’s introduction of its much […]

Ringing in 2017 with 90 hacker-friendly single board computers

Monday 2nd of January 2017 09:14:18 PM
Our New Year’s guide to hacker-friendly single board computers turned up 90 boards, ranging from powerful media playing rigs to power-sipping IoT platforms. Community backed, open spec single board computers running Linux and Android sit at the intersection between the commercial embedded market and the open source maker community. Hacker boards also play a key […]

Tiny COM runs Android Nougat on a Snapdragon 820

Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:22:27 PM
Intrinsyc’s 50 x 25mm “Open-Q 820 µSOM” expands upon the Snapdragon 820 with Android 7.0, 3GB LPDDR4, 32GB UFS storage, WiFi, BT, and extended temps. Intrinsyc has launched the smallest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 based computer-on-module to date for $239, as well as an Open-Q µ820 Development Kit selling for $579. The Open-Q 820 µSOM module […]

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    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
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    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
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