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Will Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II run both x86 and ARM code?

Friday 11th of July 2014 07:21:54 PM
Leaked benchmarks show Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II edging out AMD’s Kabini and trouncing Intel’s Atom Z3770, amid speculation it may run both x86 and ARM code. German site has published (translation) SiSoft Sandra benchmarks said to be leaked by Via Technologies subsidiary Centaur Technology for an upcoming Isaiah II architecture, the first major x86 […]

Raspberry Pi Compute Module becomes Pico-ITX SBC

Thursday 10th of July 2014 09:57:22 PM
On Kickstarter, Geekroo launched a “CoMo Booster” Pico-ITX baseboard for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module that adds WiFi, audio I/O, and wide-range power. Raspberry PiCompute Module(click to enlarge) Last year, Australia-based Geekroo ran a successful Kickstarter project to build a Mini-ITX board called the Fairywren, which extends the I/O and power supply of the Linux-ready […]

Android DLP projector doubles as a mobile hotspot

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:37:17 PM
Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display. ZTE showed off the LivePro at January’s CES show as its “Projector Hotspot“, and it’s now coming to the U.S. via Sprint under the LivePro name. On July 11, Sprint will begin selling […]

Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC offers dual GbE and PCIe x16

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 04:47:37 PM
Acrosser unveiled a Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC that uses 2nd- or 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs, and features Mini-PCIe and PCIe x16 expansion, plus dual GbE ports. Older Intel Core processors are brought back to life with the Acrosser “AMB-IH61T3″ single board computer, which integrates an Intel LGA1155 socket that supports all 2nd or 3rd generation Cores, […]

Odroid hacker board jumps to faster octacore SoC

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 07:11:19 PM
The Odroid project launched an “Odroid-XU3″ open source SBC based on Samsung’s HMP-ready Exynos5422, which mixes four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores. Hardkernel’s Odroid project announced pre-orders for the Odroid-XU3 at $179, with shipments starting on Aug. 18. The open-spec single board computer is the fastest of over a dozen other Samsung-based Odroid siblings, including […]

Open Interconnect Consortium takes on Qualcomm’s Allseen

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:20:12 PM
Intel, Samsung, Broadcom, Atmel, and Dell have launched a consortium that will develop open source standards for Internet of Things connectivity. In December when Qualcomm, the Linux Foundation, and several major consumer electronics companies announced the open source Allseen Alliance for standardizing Internet of Things connectivity, we wondered at the absence of major semiconductor companies. […]

Cortex-A8 SBC offers wireless, display, camera options

Monday 7th of July 2014 10:57:22 PM
Boardcon’s “EM210″ SBC integrates a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird SoC via a COM that runs Linux and Android, and features wireless, display, and camera options. Boardcon Embedded Design, of Shenzhen, China, specializes in Samsung SoC-based embedded boards, such as its recent EM4412 single board computer, which is built around a quad-core Exynos4412 system-on-chip. The company’s new […]

LinuxCon and ELC Europe keynotes revealed

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:21:52 PM
The Linux Foundation announced keynote speakers for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Like last year, the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon Europe is being co-located with CloudOpen Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, with a single registration. This year the shows are joined even closer with […]

Chumby back from the dead with 1,000 apps

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 08:56:49 PM
Chumby, which sold Linux-based tabletop devices that ran Flash-based apps, is back in business under Blue Octy, with an overhauled website and 1,000 apps. Chumby Industries went out of business a year ago, leaving Chumby owners and subscribers in the lurch. Blue Octy LLC, quickly snatched up the assets and revamped the website. As reported […]

Atom E3800-based industrial PC boots from just about everything

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 07:40:13 PM
WinSystems is prepping an industrial PC with a 1.91GHz, quad-core Atom E3845, industrial temperature support, dual displays, and numerous boot options. The Linux-ready SYS-405Q is sold principally with the quad-core Atom E3845, but is also available with a 1.75GHz Atom E3827 or single-core 1.46GHz Atom E3815. There have been dozens of computer-on-modules and single board […]

Open Linux HummingBoard SBC launches at $45

Tuesday 1st of July 2014 08:42:27 PM
SolidRun has launched three Linux- and Android-ready, open source “HummingBoard” SBCs based on 1GHz Freescale i.MX6 SoCs, with a Pi-like 26-pin I/O connector. The HummingBoard has changed considerably since it was revealed in April without pricing details. Several features were slashed, and others appear only on the high-end HummingBoard-i2eX, which sells for $100 to $117. […]

Automotive Grade Linux group releases Tizen-based IVI stack

Monday 30th of June 2014 10:26:37 PM
The Linux Foundation released a Tizen-based Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) stack for in-vehicle infotainment, with the UI written in HTML5 and JavaScript. We’ve seen Tizen-based smartwatches and phones, among other form-factors. Now Tizen is heading for the car. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released its first open source IVI stack based on […]

TI spins Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

Monday 30th of June 2014 08:30:09 PM
TI unveiled a 1GHz, Cortex-A9 Sitara “AM437x” SoC with a 3D GPU, a Linux SDK, and an updated PRU module for dual simultaneous control of fieldbus protocols. The Sitara AM437x is a major upgrade to the Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x, as well as the related Sitara AM3715 and Sitara AM3874. The Sitara AM437x is said […]

Carrier board sold as open-spec, Cortex-A5 SBC

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:49:06 PM
Toradex’s “Viola” carrier board extends its Linux-ready Colibri COMs, and ships as a $69 open-spec SBC loaded with its Vybrid-based Colibri VF50 COM. Swiss embedded vendor Toradex has jumped on the trend of offering carrier boards for its computer-on-modules that can double as sandwich-style, open source single board computers. The Viola board is available separately […]