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Linux-friendly modules showcase i.MX8M Mini and Nano

Thursday 9th of January 2020 10:56:25 PM
Variscite has launched a “VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI” module that runs Linux on the i.MX8M Mini with up to 4GB DDR4, 64GB eMMC, and WiFi-ac plus an optional new Dev Kit. There’s also an upcoming VAR-SOM-MX8M-NANO with an i.MX8M Nano. Variscite has opened $53 and up orders for a Linux-ready VAR-SOM form-factor spin of NXP’s i.MX8M Mini, which […]

Build your own Edge AI SoC with SiFive RISC-V CPUs and CEVA AI chips

Thursday 9th of January 2020 06:24:57 PM
SiFive and CEVA announced that CEVA-BX audio DSPs, CEVA-XM vision chips, and up to 12.5-TOPS NeuPro AI processors will be added to SiFive’s DesignShare program, enabling customers to create custom “Edge AI SoCs” built around SiFive’s RISC-V CPUs. CEVA has partnered with RISC-V chip designer and manufacturer SiFive to help bolster its DesignShare program with […]

Ryzen V1000 signage player drives four 4K displays

Wednesday 8th of January 2020 10:08:47 PM
Nexcom’s fanless, Linux-ready “NDiS V1000” signage player runs on an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605 and offers up to 32GB DDR4, 4x independent, 4K HDMI 2.0, 2x GbE, and 4x USB 3.0 ports plus dual M.2 slots. Nexcom announced a signage player that runs Linux 4.1 or Windows 10 on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1605B, one of […]

NXP’s Linux-driven, safety-critical automotive SoC mixes Cortex-A53 with -M7

Wednesday 8th of January 2020 08:26:47 PM
NXP announced a safety-critical “S32G” network processor aimed at ADAS and autonomous cars that runs Linux on a quad -A53 block along with 3x Cortex-M7 cores, network accelerators, and packet forwarding and hardware security engines. NXP has begun sampling an S32G274A, the first of four S32G gateway processors that are the first of NXP’s MCU-like […]

Raspberry Pi 4 thin client optimized for Citrix HDX

Wednesday 8th of January 2020 05:19:46 PM
NComputing has launched a Citrix HDX optimized “RX420(HDX)” thin client that runs Stratodesk’s Linux-based NoTouch OS on the Raspberry Pi 4. The 2GB RAM equipped device supports dual 4K@30Hz displays without requiring the earlier RPi Zero-based add-on. Following up on its earlier Raspberry Pi 3-based RX-HDX thin client, which we covered in 2017, and a […]

NXP samples first i.MX8 with an NPU

Tuesday 7th of January 2020 11:05:56 PM
NXP unveiled a 1.8GHz, quad -A53 “i.MX8M Plus” SoC with a 3D GPU, a Cortex-M7 MCU, a HiFi4 DSP, dual ISPs, and a 2.3 TOPS NPU. A Linux BSP and EVK are also in the works. NXP has begun sampling its first processor with an AI chip. Applications for the i.MX8 Plus include “people and […]

Automotive Grade Linux nabs Subaru and Wind River teams with Baidu on driverless cars

Tuesday 7th of January 2020 05:40:50 PM
Subaru will use Automotive Grade Linux in its 2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy cars. Meanwhile, Wind River revealed a partnership with Baidu to develop an AUTOSAR solution based on Wind River Linux and VxWorks for Baidu’s Apollo autonomous car platform. At the CES show in Las Vegas today, the Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) […]

Raspberry Pi 4 based robot targets manipulation and service tasks

Monday 6th of January 2020 11:05:45 PM
Pollen Robotics is launching a modular, open source “Reachy” robot that runs Raspbian and Luos on a Raspberry Pi 4 with Google’s Coral AI Accelerator. The torso-like bot has one or two articulated, 7-DoF arms with pincers and a ball-joint head with dual cams. French robotics firm Pollen Robotics has opened limited pre-orders for an […]

COM Express Compact module powers up with Whiskey Lake

Monday 6th of January 2020 07:42:02 PM
Aaeon’s “COM-WHUC6” Compact Type 6 module features Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake UE with up to 8GB DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, 3x SATA III, up to 5x PCIe, and 12x USB, including 4x USB 3.2 Gen2. Aaeon announced a 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module based on an Intel 8th Gen […]

COM and carrier run custom Linux stack on ST’s Cortex A7/M4 hybrid

Monday 6th of January 2020 06:00:33 PM
MYIR’s 45 x 43mm “MYC-YA157C” module runs Ubuntu 18.04 or a Yocto 2.6 based “MEasy” IoT stack on ST’s STM32MP1. A MYD-YA157C carrier adds WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI, DSI, RGB, CAN, and multiple USB and serial ports. MYIR has launched a $29 MYC-YA157C CPU Module powered by ST’s STM32MP1 SoC that can be paired with a […]

Google preps low-cost Coral Dev Board Mini and Edge TPU LGA module

Friday 3rd of January 2020 10:08:05 PM
Google unveiled a smaller, cheaper “Coral Dev Board Mini” sibling to its Coral Dev Board that similarly features its Edge TPU and runs Linux — this time on a quad -A35 MediaTek 8167s. There’s also a solderable Edge TPU module and a new, up to 4GB Coral SOM model. Google started off the new decade […]

Ringing in the new year with 136 open-spec Linux SBCs under $200

Friday 3rd of January 2020 07:06:20 PM
Our 2020 New Year’s edition SBC catalog shows a snapshot in time of hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android. Below you’ll find updated descriptions, specs, pricing, and links for 136 SBCs. A lot has been going on in the world of community-backed SBCs over the seven months since our June 3 […]

Five-bay, open source NAS features RK3399, UPS, and 2.5GbE

Thursday 2nd of January 2020 05:35:46 PM
Kobol’s open spec “Helios64” NAS system will go on pre-order for $189 (SBC) or $285 (full kit) next week with a hexa-core RK3399 with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, UPS, M.2, 5x SATA, 4x USB, and both GbE and 2.5GbE ports. Next week, Kobol will launch pre-orders for an open HW/SW NAS system available as both […]

Handheld retro game console runs Linux on RK3326

Monday 30th of December 2019 05:41:04 PM
Hardkernel is prepping a $55 “Odroid-Go Advance” retro game console that runs Ubuntu 18.04 on a Rockchip RK3326 and offers a 3.5-inch color display, gaming controls, and a 10-hour battery. Hardkernel has posted specs for a handheld retro game console that will launch in late January for $55. The Odroid-Go Advance is a more powerful […]

Carrier boards and mini-PCs boost the Jetsons

Monday 23rd of December 2019 03:36:11 PM
Diamond has unveiled a “Stevie” carrier board for the Jetson AGX Xavier that supports 8x cameras. Other recent Diamond carriers include the PCI/104 equipped Elton for the Xavier, the Jethro and smaller Ziggy for the TX2, and the enclosed ZiggyBox and Jetbox-Nano systems. Diamond Systems announced a Stevie carrier board for Nvidia’s high-end Jetson AGX […]

Raspberry Pi 4 based LoRaWAN gateway has GPS and optional LTE

Friday 20th of December 2019 07:44:28 PM
RAK has launched a $212 and up “RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer Gateway” with a Raspberry Pi 4, a LoRa and GPS enabled RAK2245 Pi HAT, and an optional RAK2013 Cellular Pi HAT with a Quectel EG95 LTE CAT4 module. RAK Wireless’ latest gateway for low-power, long distance LoRa communications offers optional LTE. The RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer […]

Linux-driven module supports the highest-powered UltraScale+ models

Thursday 19th of December 2019 09:41:23 PM
iWave’s -40 to 85°C tolerant “iW-RainboW-G35M” module” runs Linux on Zynq UltraScale+ ZU11EG, ZU17EG, and ZU19EG models with high-end FPGAs along with 4GB Arm DDR4, 8GB PL DDR4, and 8GB to 128GB eMMC. iWave has followed upon last year’s iW-RainboW-G30M with a larger compute module that similarly runs Linux on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. […]

Tech heavyweights join Zigbee in launching open source smart home consortium

Thursday 19th of December 2019 06:35:36 PM
Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance have formed a “Connected Home over IP” group to develop an open source smart home connectivity standard. Meanwhile Silicon Labs plans to relaunch its Z-Wave spec as a “ratified, multi-source wireless standard” open to all silicon and stack vendors for development. Three of the leading smart home device […]

Tiny i.MX8M Mini module focuses on digital audio

Tuesday 17th of December 2019 08:57:39 PM
Forlinx has launched a 56 x 36mm “SoM FETMX8MM-C” module that runs Android 9.0 or Linux 4.14 on an i.MX8M Mini with 2GB DDR4, 8GB eMMC, up to -40 to 75℃ support, and a variety of digital audio interfaces. Forlinx’ SoM FETMX8MM-C joins a growing list of tiny, Linux-friendly modules built around NXP’s i.MX8M Mini, […]

UP Xtreme SBC relaunches along with UPX Edge system based on it

Tuesday 17th of December 2019 06:07:27 PM
Aaeon has launched an enclosed “UPX Edge” version of the 8th Gen Whiskey Lake based UP Xtreme SBC with -20 to 70°C support and preloaded Ubuntu 18.04, starting at $499. The UP Xtreme now starts at $299. Aaeon’s UP project has launched an “UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Kit,” also called the UP Xtreme Edge, […]

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