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Raspberry Pi based OBD-II dongle connects your car to the cloud

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:43:33 PM
Now on Kickstarter: an “AutoPi” dongle based on a 4G- and GPS-equipped Raspberry Pi Zero W that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to enable DIY cloud services. A Danish startup called AutoPi.io has gone to Kickstarter to launch a Raspberry Pi Zero W based AutoPi dongle that plugs into the same OBD-II port that […]

Android Oreo adds Linux kernel requirements, debuts Project Treble

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:13:27 PM
[Updated: 11:41AM] — As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security. The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the […]

Snapdragon 600 SBC offers an HDMI input and dual HDMI outputs for $99

Thursday 7th of September 2017 12:05:28 PM
The Inforce 6420 SBC runs Android 5.1 on a Snapdragon 600, and features GbE, WiFi, BT, an HDMI input, and dual HDMI outputs for dual simultaneous displays. Inforce Computing’s Inforce 6420 follows earlier Snapdragon 600-based SBCs including the Inforce 6410 and Inforce 6410Plus. While those were both general-purpose embedded SBCs, the Inforce 6420 targets simultaneous […]

Jetson TX2 camera add-on features 6x HD cameras

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 08:26:18 PM
E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in uncompressed YUV422. Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, six-camera […]

LTE/GPS tracker board offers Grove, Arduino, and Espruino compatibility

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:49:06 PM
Seeed launched an LTE version of its Wio Tracker board that runs Arduino on a faster STM32 MCU, and offers GPS, 6x Grove links, and Espruino compatibility. Earlier this year, Seeed Studios released a GPS-enabled, $24.95 Wio Tracker tracking board that was limited to 2G/GPRS communications. The new, $97.50 Wio Tracker LTE has the same […]

Rugged PCI/104-Express SBC runs Linux on Skylake CPUs

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 04:19:23 PM
Adlink’s Linux-friendly “CMx-SLx” PCI/104-Express SBC offers 6th Gen CPUs, triple displays, plus shock, vibration, and optional -40 to 85°C support. Adlink’s CMx-SLx is the first PC/104 form factor SBC we’ve seen that runs Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs. The 117.4 x 96mm PCI/104-Express Type 1 SBC runs Yocto-based Linux, Windows 10/7, VxWorks, or QNX […]

Quad-mic array Raspberry Pi add-on features LED ring

Friday 1st of September 2017 03:34:58 PM
Seeed’s “ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi” add-on has 4x mics and a 12-LED ring to offer Echo-like voice detection and directional capabilities. There are an increasing number of software solutions available for adding voice agent technology to the Raspberry Pi, including options for the Alexa agent found on the Amazon Echo, the Google Assistant […]

Android-driven 360-degree camera live streams 4K video

Thursday 31st of August 2017 08:00:26 PM
Ricoh’s compact “Theta V” 360° camera runs Android on a Snapdragon 625, and offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and 4K imaging and live streaming. Ricoh opened preorders for its Theta V 360° camera for $429, with shipments due in September. This update to the $349 Theta S has a similar 130.6 x 45.2 x 22.9mm footprint and […]

Casino gaming SBC features Kaby Lake and PCIe x16 expansion

Thursday 31st of August 2017 04:31:27 PM
Advantech’s Linux-ready “DPX-S445” is a casino gaming SBC with 7th Gen Core CPUs, triple displays, and PCIe x16 expansion for 8x additional displays. Advantech’s “Advantech-Innocore” gaming technology business unit has announced a DPX-S445 casino gaming single-board computer that offers a claimed 20-30 percent processing improvement over previous DPX-S boards, with which it’s backward compatible. The […]

Tiny COM and dev kit showcase octa-core Snapdragon’s camera skills

Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:48:23 PM
Intrinsyc’s Open-Q 626 SOM and Mini-ITX Dev Kit run Android 7.1 on an octa-core -A53 Snapdragon 626, and offer WiFi, BT, GPS, and extended temp support. Intrinyc’s Open-Q branding has been applied to both SBCs such as the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 based Open-Q 835, and computer-on-modules such as the older, Snapdragon 820 based Open-Q […]

Linux-based mobile access router features Cisco 5921 ESR

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:59:09 PM
Eurotech’s rugged, Linux-driven “BoltMAR 20-11” mobile access router offers Cisco 5921 ESR software, dual Ethernet ports, and WiFi, GPS, and cellular links. As we write this, rescuers continue to ply the flooded streets of Houston looking for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. It occurs to us that Eurotech’s BoltMAR 20-11 might come in very handy in […]

Tiny, rugged, open-spec SBC plugs into carrier or breadboards

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 06:48:43 PM
FriendlyElec’s WiFi-ready, $8 “NanoPi Duo” runs Linux on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2+, and can plug into a $10 RPi-like carrier or any standard breadboard. FriendlyElec has added to its line of open spec, community backed NanoPi SBCs with an IoT-focused, $8 NanoPi Duo SBC that can plug into a $10 “Mini Shield” carrier board […]

Survey shows Linux and FreeRTOS out front in embedded tech

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:02:39 PM
AspenCore’s 2017 survey of embedded tech developers reveals that open source OSes like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to grow as proprietary platforms decline. Dozens of market studies are happy to tell you how many IoT gizmos are expected to ship by 2020, but few research firms regularly dig into embedded development trends. That’s where reader […]

Raspberry Pi based thin client optimized for VMware Blast Extreme

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 03:17:34 PM
ClearCube released a $120 “C3Pi Thin Client” built on the RPi 3 that runs a “Cloud Desktop” Linux distro and supports VMware Blast Extreme displays. Another thin client vendor has tapped the Raspberry Pi SBC to drive a low-end thin client, joining companies like NComputing (RX-HDX) and ViewSonic (SC-T25). At VMworld 2017, ClearCube Technology launched […]

Compact thin client runs Linux, supports triple displays

Monday 28th of August 2017 08:16:14 PM
10ZiG’s “5900q” thin client features a quad-core Intel Braswell SoC, triple display and 4K support, and optional PoE, WiFi, and M.2. At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, 10ZiG Technology unveiled a 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with triple display support at 4K resolution, as well as optional PoE. The 5900q supports PeakOS (Linux), […]

Raspberry Pi HAT spins up RFID and NFC

Monday 28th of August 2017 07:12:50 PM
Eccel’s rugged “Raspberry Pi-B1” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on provides an RFID B1 module for enabling short-range RFID or NFC communications at 13.56MHz. Eccel Technology, which is also known as IB Technology, has launched a “Raspberry Pi Hat RFID/NFC Board” that is also known as the “Raspberry Pi-B1.” The HAT compatible add-on board has gone on […]

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 03:22:18 PM
The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 3G radio, and a 2-megapixel camera, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad-core SoC. Smartwatches have so far failed to stake a claim as the next big post-smartphone consumer companion, but that won’t stop new wrist-born contenders from showing their stuff. A French startup called […]

Open-spec SBC features octa-core -A53 SoC

Friday 25th of August 2017 08:04:51 PM
The “Khadas Vim2” SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu 16.04 on an octa-core, -A53 Amlogic S912 with up to 3GB DDR4, WiFi, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and dual USB ports. Late last year, the Khadas project launched an open spec Khadas Vim SBC that runs on the Amlogic S905X, a cheaper version of the quad-core, Cortex-A53 […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule published

Friday 25th of August 2017 04:02:18 PM
The Linux Foundation has posted a schedule for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 23-25 in Prague with the Open Source Summit Europe. Full program notes are available for the combined Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and Open Source Summit Europe event to be held in Oct. 23-25 in Prague, with discounted […]

Tiny Linux hacker board features dual Ethernet and a $14 price

Friday 25th of August 2017 02:51:33 PM
The open spec, 60 x 45mm “Orange Pi R1” runs Linux or Android on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2 and features WiFi, USB OTG, and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. Shenzhen Xunlong appears to be increasingly focusing its Orange Pi line of open spec development boards on small-footprint SBCs aimed more at IoT than multimedia applications. […]

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