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Tiny Raspberry Pi A+ SBC goes for $20

Monday 10th of November 2014 04:07:03 PM
The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a Model A+ with a $20 price, and a tiny 65 x 56mm footprint, 23g weight, and compact 40-pin expansion header. Despite its lower, $25 price, the Raspberry Pi Model A has never come close to the popularity of its newer, more feature rich sibling, the Model B. This summer, […]

BeagleBoard-X15 sports dual-core Cortex-A15 Sitara

Saturday 8th of November 2014 06:45:32 PM
BeagleBoard.org is prepping a “BeagleBoard-X15″ SBC that will ship in February with 2GB of RAM, dual GbE ports, eSATA, and TI’s dual-core Sitara AM5728 SoC. ELinux.org posted a photo and basic specs for the first update to the original BeagleBoard single board computer in four years. The BeagleBoard-X15 will run Linux on a new dual-core, […]

Rugged Linux box-PC excels at industrial fieldbuses

Saturday 8th of November 2014 12:00:50 AM
Ixxat’s ruggedized “Econ 100″ DIN rail computer runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Xilinx Zynq SoC, and supports multiple industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols. Ixxat Automation, which was acquired last year by HMS Industrial Networks, has spun a multi-protocol, industrial PC that supports a variety of fieldbus and industrial Ethernet standards. The Econ 100 “combines the […]

Rugged industrial gateway runs Linux on TI Sitara

Friday 7th of November 2014 08:22:48 PM
Advantech’s rugged, industrial gateway computer runs Linux on a Sitara AM3352, and features dual gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi, CAN, and five serial ports. Previous UBC-branded box computers have offered the Freescale i.MX6 system-on-chips, but for the Linux-ready “UBC-FA30,” Advantech has turned to the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352. This low-end, Cortex-A8 Sitara AM355x SoC lacks the […]

BeagleBone cape eases access to the Sitara SoC’s PRU

Thursday 6th of November 2014 10:58:40 PM
TI has launched a $39, Linux-ready cape for the BeagleBone Black for evaluating the Sitara SoC’s programmable real-time unit for applications like robotics. BeagleBone Black Rev C The PRU-ICSS (Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication Subsystem) coprocessor, typically shorthanded to PRU, is built into the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3559 system-on-chip that drives the Linux-ready Beaglebone […]

Linux-friendly SBC mixes i.MX6 with Kintex-7 FPGA

Thursday 6th of November 2014 01:03:02 AM
Micro/sys unveiled an EPIC-sized “SBC4661″ SBC that combines a Freescale i.MX6 Quad SoC with a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, and offers extensive camera support. The last time we heard from Micro/sys, George W. Bush was president, and Intel still had a processor architecture called XScale. Like the circa-2008, XScale-based RCB1626 single board computer, the new SBC4661 […]

Rugged sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on Core

Wednesday 5th of November 2014 08:58:44 PM
Diamond’s rugged, sandwich-style “Vega” SBC consists of Intel Core-based COM Express Basic modules stacked with a same-sized baseboard via the EMX standard. Diamond Systems released the EMX standard in 2011 as an industry standard supported by its EmbeddedXpress.org organization. The only EMX format SBC we’ve seen so far, however, is Diamond’s Intel Atom E680T-based Altair […]

Tiny $269 3D resin printer runs Linux on Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 4th of November 2014 08:30:11 PM
The $269 iBox Nano, billed as the “world’s smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer,” offers WiFi and 328 Micron resolution, and runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi has been used as a computer interface device for 3D printers, as well as a calibration add-on, but as far as we know the iBox Nano […]

Hackable drone controller runs Linux

Tuesday 4th of November 2014 02:06:41 AM
Gizmo for You has gone to Indiegogo to ask for $600 for a modular, Linux based “Open Source Remote Control” for UAVs and other remote-controlled craft. Three years in the making, the Open Source Remote Control (OSRC) device is available in Indiegogo fixed-funding packages starting at 350 Euros ($600) for the basic version, or 1,250 […]

Free courseware posted for Yocto on BeagleBone

Monday 3rd of November 2014 06:20:57 PM
Free Electrons has posted free training materials on building an embedded Linux project using Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded on a BeagleBone Black. The Linux Foundation’s Yocto Project has been largely supported and influenced by Intel, but it has long since evolved into a phenomenon of its own that is as at home on ARM, PowerPC, […]

Tiny Linux-based AM335x COMs can freeze or fry

Saturday 1st of November 2014 10:26:56 PM
MYIR unveiled two Linux-ready COMs based on the TI Sitara AM335x SoC, each offering -40 to 85°C operation and supported by their own carrier boards. Like the MYC-AM335X computer-on-module announced back in January, the MCC-AM335X-Y and MCC-AM335X-J COMs are equipped with the Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x system-on-chip, built around a Cortex-A8 core. The new models […]

Dual-screen Android PoS device supports EMV

Saturday 1st of November 2014 12:01:28 AM
Poynt launched a portable, Android-based PoS device with 7- and 4.3-inch touchscreens, plus WiFi, BLE, 4G, NFC, and EMV, plus a printer and card scanner. Point-of-Sale (PoS) devices have increasingly gone portable, such as the Linux-based USAT ePort G10. Now a startup called Poynt, formed by former Google Wallet and PayPal executive Osama Bedier, has […]

Linux accessory adds web access to dumb cameras

Friday 31st of October 2014 06:49:29 PM
Lumera Labs is aiming to Kickstarter an open source Linux camera attachment for one-click transfers to the cloud via WiFi, plus GPS tagging, HDR, and 3D. We’ve seen a number of pricey, Internet-ready smart cameras, such as the $1,200, Android-based Samsung Galaxy NX, but what if you’re rather fond of your high-quality dumb camera, but […]

Atom-based Ubuntu Touch tablet specs leaked

Thursday 30th of October 2014 09:52:48 PM
Specs have been leaked for a 10.1-inch Ubuntu Touch tablet called “UT One” that runs on an Intel Atom Z3735D SoC, with shipments expected in December. The UT One tablet was revealed by Phoronix, which said the leak came from Andrew Bernstein, a Linux developer who had previously launched a failed Arch Linux spinoff called […]

COM Express Type 2 modules keep the legacy alive

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:12:45 PM
Adlink released two Linux-ready COM Express Type 2 modules running on Intel 4th Gen. Core and Intel Atom e3800 SoCs, respectively. The Express-HL2 was previewed by Adlink with minimal details back in June 2013, shortly after Intel announced its 4th Generation Core (“Haswell”) processors. The cExpress-BT2 was briefly mentioned as part of another multi-vendor roundup […]

MXM2 module runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:20:59 PM
Cogent’s Linux-ready, MXM2 “CSB1790″ COM gives you a choice of AMD G-Series SoCs plus PCIe and dual SATA ports, one of which can drive an onboard SSD. The CSB1790 computer-on-module is somewhat similar to the CSB1890T10-Q15 announced by Cogent Computer Systems last December. However, there are some key distinctions here, including a different form-factor, the […]

Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 07:37:35 PM
Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer’s uClibc Linux based “Butler Gold” robot designed to feed cattle. The Ittia DB SQL database and its antecedents, including .db*, have shipped in a wide variety of devices, including a circa 2005, Linux-based Oshkosh A3 HEMTT tactical truck. The lightweight, Linux- […]

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