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i.MX6 UL COM has a carrier board with Raspberry Pi style expansion

Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:49:26 AM
The Armadeus “Opos6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and has eMMC, optional wireless, extended temp support, and a carrier board with RPi-style I/O. French embedded manufacturer Armadeus Systems, which last year shipped an APF6_SP computer-on-module with an i.MX6 and a Cyclone V GX FPGA, has now unveiled a more modest, but similarly […]

Open source compliance specs advance at LinuxCon

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:31:39 AM
The Linux Foundation announced the SPDX 2.1 and OpenChain 1.0 specs, which aim to clarify and standardize open source compliance and management. At LinuxCon Europe in Berlin, the Linux Foundation announced two new releases from different groups attempting to standardize open source license tracking, compliance, and supply chain management. The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) […]

Official Arduino IoT dev kit has WiFi hub and 25 sensor modules

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 10:13:58 PM
Arduino LLC launched an ESLOV IoT Invention Kit, featuring an Arduino compatible WiFi hub device and 25 modular sensor devices, united via an Arduino Cloud. At the World Maker Faire New York, where Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl announced the settlement of their legal dispute, as well as plans to merge by the end of […]

Open IoT gateway SBCs run Linux on NXP QorIQ and i.mX6 SoCs

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:54:01 PM
ArgonBoards has launched two Linux-driven SBCs for IoT gateways: an i.MX6 SoloLite reference board and an open source QorIQ LS1021A SBC. India-based embedded manufacturer VVDN Technogies, which owns RadiumBoards, the makers of products such as the HD Camera Cape for the BeagleBone Black and MIPI Camera Board for the Wandboard, has also launched a single-board […]

$39 network switching Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A53

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:01:15 PM
Globalscale’s “EspressoBin” network switching Pico-ITX SBC offers Marvell’s dual-core, Cortex-A53 Armada 3720 SoC, plus 2x GbE, 1x WAN, SATA, and mini-PCIe. Globalscale Technologies and its hardware partner Marvell, which have previously collaborated on products such as the Armada 370 Mirabox, have joined forces on a Linux-fueled EspressoBin network switching single-board computer. The EspressoBin is based […]

Dueling Arduinos reunite with new Arduino Foundation

Monday 3rd of October 2016 06:42:49 PM
Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl have settled their legal disputes, and will reunify under an Arduino Holding company and a not-for-profit Arduino Foundation. At the World Maker Faire New York, the Arduino LLC ( and Arduino Srl ( organizations announced they have signed a settlement agreement concerning the legal dispute that has, for the past […]

96Boards SBCs host Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules

Friday 30th of September 2016 10:07:02 PM
[Updated: Oct. 3] Gumstix announced two SBCs based on Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules, and built to 96Boards CE and IE form-factor specifications, respectively. At Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016, where earlier this week Linaro’s announced a new 96Boards IoT Edition (IE) spec, Gumstix announced support for’s open SBC standards with two […]

Linaro beams LITE at Internet of Things devices

Friday 30th of September 2016 01:21:59 AM
Linaro launched a “Linaro IoT and Embedded” (LITE) group, to develop end-to-end open source reference software for IoT devices and applications. Linaro, which is owned by ARM and major ARM licensees, and which develops open source software for ARM devices, launched a Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group at this week’s Linaro Connect event […]

MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:35:04 AM
CompuLab’s Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage. The CompuLab built, $395 MintBox Mini Pro, which ships with the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon distribution, updates the $295 MintBox Mini with a lot more performance and features in […]

Expandable, outdoor IoT gateway runs Android on i.MX6

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 08:15:42 PM
VIA’s “Artigo A830” IoT gateway runs Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC and offers HDMI, GbE, microSD, numerous serial and USB ports, plus -20 to 60° operation. As the name suggests, the VIA Technologies Artigo A830 Streetwise IoT Platform is designed for outdoor Internet of Things gateway applications. These are said to include smart lockers, […]

Tiny, open, $18 quad-core SBC has WiFi, BT, eMMC, microSD

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 06:26:11 PM
FriendlyARM’s 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo Air” hacker SBC runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 with 8GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, a DVP cam connector, and a microSD slot. The NanoPi Neo Air is a respin of the astonishingly affordable, $8 NanoPi Neo that shipped in July, and has the same 40 x 40mm dimensions […]

Linux and open source hardware for building IoT devices

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:40:25 AM
[Updated: Sept. 28] — This guide to open source and developer-friendly hardware for IoT device development ranges from simple MCU-based modules to powerful Linux-based SBCs.     An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 3: Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT   Most of the 21 open source software projects for […] goes Cortex-M4 with IoT Edition and Carbon SBC

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 08:23:49 PM
Linaro,, and SeeedStudio have launched the first 96Boards IoT Edition SBC — a $28 BLE-ready “BLE Carbon” that runs Zephyr on an ST Cortex-M4. Linaro Ltd and its open hardware standardization group announced the first non-Linux and MCU based 96Boards single board computer, and the first to comply with a new 96Boards IoT […]

BeagleBone Black Wireless SBC taps Octavo SiP, has open design

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 02:21:51 AM’s “BeagleBone Black Wireless” SBC uses Octavo’s OSD3358 SiP module and replaces the standard BeagleBone Black’s Ethernet with 2.4GHz WiFi and BT 4.1 BLE. BeagleBone Black Wireless is the first SBC to incorporate the Octavo Systems OSD3358 SiP (system-in-package) module, “which integrates BeagleBone functionality into one easy-to-use BGA package,” according to Announced on Sep. […]

NAS-targeted Skylake Mini-ITX loads up on SATA, GbE, PCIe

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 12:24:16 AM
Aaeon’s Linux-friendly “EMB-Q170C” Mini-ITX board targets NAS applications with 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, 6x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, and PCIe x8 and M.2 slots. Aaeon’s EMB-Q170C Mini-ITX board is the most storage-rich member of its EMB-Q170 line of Mini-ITX boards, following the EMB-Q170A, EMB-Q170B, and EMB-H110B boards announced in March. Like these boards […]

SODIMM-style i.MX7 COM features dual GbE, WiFi/BT, eMMC

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:08:14 PM
Variscite’s Linux-driven “VAR-SOM-MX7” COM is shipping with an i.MX7 Dual SoC, WiFi and BLE, dual GbE, and optional eMMC and extended temp. support. Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX7 follows many other Linux-ready computer-on-modules based on NXP’s i.MX7 SoC, which combines one or two power-stingy, 1GHz Cortex-A7 cores with a 200MHz Cortex-M4 MCU for real-time processing. While most of […]

Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:07:43 PM
The “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service. A Tysons, Virginia headquartered startup called Roqos has begun shipping a home WiFi router, along with cloud-based “advanced cybersecurity and parental control features” sold on a subscription basis. The Roqos Core router costs […]

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