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AI-targeted SBC combines Xeon-D with choice of three Nvidia Pascal cards

Monday 5th of March 2018 08:46:12 PM
Connect Tech’s “V7G System” provides a COM Express Type 7 with a 5th Gen Xeon-D CPU plus a choice of Nvidia Tesla P6 or Quadro P3000/P5000 graphics. You also get 4x GbE, 2x 10GbE, 4x HDMI, 8x USB, 2x mini-PCIe, 4x M.2, and 2x SATA III. We’ve seen plenty of COM Express Type 7 modules […]

Sandwich-style board-set runs Android or Linux on hexa-core Rockchip

Monday 5th of March 2018 05:09:08 PM
OpenEmbed’s affordable, RK3399-based “em3399” module ships with up to 4GB DDR3L and 128GB eMMC 5.1. There’s also a compact evaluation board with GbE, wireless, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.0 and Type-C ports. OpenEmbed has launched a computer-on-module variously referred to as the System-on-Module em3399, the em3399, and the SOM3399, that taps one of the hotter […]

Hot chips on parade at MWC and Embedded World

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 07:53:17 PM
Intel debuted a Stratix 10 TX FPGA with 58Gbps transceivers while the industry kicked the tires of major new SoCs like the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and anticipated Arm’s Project Trillium AI chips and Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake and Ice Lake. The recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Embedded […]

Snapdragon 820 based system can identify faces, age, gender, and emotion

Friday 2nd of March 2018 09:01:02 PM
The VIA Smart Recognition Platform is a facial and object recognition board that runs Android 7.1.1 or Linux on a Snapdragon 820 by way of VIA’s SOM-9X20 module. VIA Technologies has re-spun its Snapdragon 820 based SOM-9X20 module and SOM-DB2 evaluation board as a VIA Smart Recognition Platform. The boards appear to be the same […]

Thread-optimized IoT gateway adds Ubuntu Core support

Friday 2nd of March 2018 06:47:40 PM
Rigado announced that its i.MX6 UL based Vesta IoT Gateway, which offer Ethernet, WiFi, BT, Thread, and optional LTE, LoRa, and PoE, will soon be available with Ubuntu Core and Canonical’s IoT app store. Starting this summer, Portland, Oregon-based Rigado will offer its Edge Connectivity gateway solutions with Canonical’s IoT-focused, transactional Ubuntu Core distribution. Rigado […]

Wireless enabled i.MX8M module features starter kit with Raspberry Pi connector

Friday 2nd of March 2018 12:20:26 AM
Emcraft announced a Linux-driven, “i.MX 8M SOM” module with onboard wireless plus a sandwich-style starter kit based on it that supplies GbE, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Type-C, and RPi 40-pin connections. Emcraft’s new 80 x 60mm i.MX 8M System-On-Module (SOM) mezzanine module and i.MX 8M SOM Starter Kit were featured in an NXP blog […]

Circuit Cellar and join forces

Thursday 1st of March 2018 02:00:32 PM
LinuxGizmos has joined forces with KCK Media, publisher of Circuit Cellar magazine. The alliance will expand our coverage of the rapidly evolving hardware and software technologies used in new and emerging embedded and IoT devices, while continuing our unique focus on the benefits of open source software and standards. traces its roots back to […]

Open source cape opens BeagleBone up to Lattice iCE40 FPGA

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:22:43 PM
A CrowdSupply campaign is pitching an open source $85 “BeagleWire” BeagleBone cape with a Lattice iCE40HX-4k FPGA, 4x Grove interfaces, 4x PMODs, and 32MB RAM. Carbondale, Ill. based QWERTY Embedded Design has gone to Crowd Supply to help seek funds for its open source, Lattice iCE40HX-4k driven BeagleWire FPGA development cape for the BeagleBone Black. […]

Compact module runs Ubuntu on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 06:29:30 PM
Seco announced an Ubuntu-ready “COMe-B75-CT6” COM Express Type 6 Compact module featuring AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded V1000, and offering support for four simultaneous 4K displays and an optional industrial temperature range. Earlier this week, we covered Congatec’s COM Express Type 6 Basic (125 x 95mm) Conga-TR4 module, which features the 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000, AMD’s […]

Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on i.MX8M with 8GB LPDDR4

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 12:47:12 AM
F&S unveiled an “armStone MX8M” Pico-ITX SBC that runs Linux on NXP’s dual- or quad-A53 i.MX8M SoC with 8GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, GbE, WiFi, BT, CAN, MIPI-CSI, and more. A year ago, F&S Elektronik Systeme announced an armStone A53SD Pico-ITX SBC with a Snapdragon 410E. Now it has returned to Embedded World to show off […]

AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC gets in the game with a casino gaming SBC

Tuesday 27th of February 2018 08:53:41 PM
Advantech-Innocore announced a Linux-supported “DPX-E140” casino gaming platform with AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC, quad-4K display support, 9x USB ports, and passive cooling on up to 25W V1000 parts. Advantech’s gaming-focused Advantech-Innocore unit, which last year launched a DPX-S445 casino gaming SBC with Intel 7th Gen Core CPUs, has announced a gaming, amusement, and […]

Tiny, wireless enabled module offers OTA updates for Linux on Allwinner H5

Tuesday 27th of February 2018 05:37:07 PM
Emlid’s 41 x 29.5mm “Neutis N5” module runs OTA-updated mainline Linux on a quad-A53 Allwinner H5, and offers a crypto chip, 8GB eMMC, WiFi with BT 4.0/BLE, extended temp support, and an optional development board. Emlid, which is known for its ArduPilot compatible, Linux-driven drone controllers such as the Navio2 autopilot HAT for the Raspberry […]

Customizable Alexa dev board runs Linux on i.MX7 module

Tuesday 27th of February 2018 03:59:01 PM
The Gumstix “Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7” is a Geppetto-customizable, Linux-driven Alexa Voice Service development board that features Toradex’s i.MX7 based module, and offers a 2.5-Watt speaker driver, mic and audio jacks, plus WiFi, BT, Ethernet, USB, and more. Gumstix has partnered with Toradex to launch an Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) development board with […]

Oreo-driven dev board showcases octa-core Snapdragon 845

Monday 26th of February 2018 07:47:58 PM
Intrinsyc’s Android 8.0 powered “Open-Q 845” HDK debuts the Snapdragon 845 with 8x “Kryo 835” cores split between Cortex-A75 and -A55 like designs, plus security and neural network engines. It’s Mobile World Congress time again, and that means it’s time for the latest ARM-based super SoCs to debut on the latest high-end smartphones. This year […]

Ryzen V1000 module delivers up to four 4K displays

Sunday 25th of February 2018 10:02:22 PM
Congatec announced a Linux-friendly “Conga-TR4” COM Express Type 6 module featuring an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 with support for 8x PCIe, PEG x16, 4x USB 3.1 with Type-C, 8x USB 2.0, 2x SATA III, and 4x simultaneous 4K displays. Congatec announced one of the first computer-on-modules built around AMD’s new R-Series successor: the Ryzen Embedded […]

AMD unveils 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000, boasting twice the performance of R-Series

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:07:09 PM
AMD announced its Linux-ready “Ryzen Embedded V1000” SoCs with up to 4x cores and 3.6 TFLOPS, designed for mid-range embedded devices, plus an up to 16-core, Xeon-like “Epyc Embedded 3000” for embedded servers. A few weeks after information leaked about several new boards based on AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded V1000, AMD formally introduced the new […]

Compact, rugged IoT gateway offers dual GbE with PoE

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 09:00:19 PM
Inforce has launched a $250 “Inforce 6320” IoT gateway that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, GPS, HDMI, USB, -30 to 85°C support, and dual GbE ports with PoE. Inforce Computing’s $250 Inforce 6320 is a compact (170 x 95 x 42mm) IoT gateway that runs Ubuntu Core (Snappy) […]

Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 08:05:58 PM
Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications. Emtrion, which recently announced its emCON-RZ/G1H module based on an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, has unveiled a Renesas based, quad-LAN port SBC-RZN1D SBC focused on industrial […]

Mentor Embedded Linux gains cloud-based IoT platform

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 11:30:44 PM
Mentor announced a “Mentor Embedded IoT Framework” platform that builds on top of Mentor Embedded Linux with cloud-based IoT cloud services ranging from device authentication and provisioning to monitoring and diagnostics. Mentor’s Mentor Embedded IoT Framework (MEIF) extends its Yocto Project based Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) and Nucleus RTOS development platforms to provide cloud services […]

Bang & Olufsen’s RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 09:58:30 PM
B&O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to create the open source, $189 Beocreate 4 channel […]

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