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i.MX8M Mini based handheld dev kit has dual Linux BSPs

7 hours 53 min ago
Solectrix is prepping an “SX Mobile Device Kit” for developing handhelds with Debian and Yocto Linux BSPs, an i.MX8M Mini SoC, an optional 5-inch touchscreen, WiFi, BT, GNSS, and mini-PCIe, and features for prototyping CSI-2 camera sensors. These days we rarely cover mobile computers, most of which are rugged field-service handhelds that run Android, such […]

Linux-powered robot kit aims for sweet spot between pro and kid products

10 hours 11 min ago
Vincross has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a modular “MIND Kit” robotics kit ranging from $89 for the Linux-driven, quad -A53 compute unit to $799 for a complete kit with servo controller, motors, battery, bases, sensors, lidar, and a mic array. Vincross, which was founded in 2014 by Tsinghua University AI scientist Tianqi Sun, went […]

i.MX8M and Snapdragon 820E SBCs run Linux and Android

13 hours 46 min ago
Geniatech’s new “APC810” SBC has an NXP i.MX8M SoC plus 3GB LPDDR4, GbE, WiFi/BT, USB 3.0, HDMI in and out ports, and eMMC, microSD, and M.2 storage. The company has also began shipping its previously revealed Snapdragon 820E-based Development Board 8. Geniatech announced a 118 x 105mm SBC referred to both as the APC810 and […]

i.MX8M-driven Pico-ITX SBC features dual-DSP audio module

Friday 15th of February 2019 09:20:02 PM
Estone is launching an “EMB-2238” Pico-ITX board for audio and voice control applications that runs Linux on an i.MX8M and offers a dual-DSP audio hub and DAC, 40-pin GPIO, and optional PoE and second GbE. Toledo, Ohio based Estone Technology (known for its former Habey brand) offers a variety of Linux-friendly Pico-ITX boards, including boards […]

The SheevaPlug NAS mini-PC is back with dual -A53 Sheeva64

Thursday 14th of February 2019 10:35:52 PM
Globalscale announced a $89 “Sheeva64” version of the old SheevaPlug NAS mini-PC that runs Ubuntu on Marvell’s dual-core -A53 Armada 3720 with 2x GbE, 3x USB, optional wireless, and a wall-power plug. Globascale Technologies has resurrected Marvell’s old open-spec SheevaPlug mini-PC NAS design built around the same dual-core, Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3720 SoC it used […]

Android Things is now only for smart speakers and displays

Thursday 14th of February 2019 06:04:52 PM
Android Things will now focus solely on OEM-built smart speakers and displays. Google is discontinuing public access to i.MX8M, Snapdragon, and MediaTek based production modules for the OS. Google announced it is scaling back Android Things as a general-purpose IoT platform. The Arm-based production boards from Innocomm, Intrinsyc, and MediaTek that Google was reselling to […]

RPi pseudo-clone features M.2 and PoE HAT support

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 10:29:53 PM
SinoVoip unvealed a mid-range “Banana Pi BPI-M4” SBC that runs Android 8.1 or Linux or a quad -A53 Realtek RTD1395 SoC plus HDMI, M.2, WiFi/BT, 40-pin GPIO, PoE support, and 5x USB ports. SinoVoip is known for its Allwinner based SBCs, but last year it tried out a Realtek RTD1296 for its Banana Pi BPI-W2 […]

Latest SW ports: Ubuntu for Arm laptops and Android Go and Win 10 for the Pi

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 07:07:05 PM
Pick a port, any port: Ubuntu for Arm laptops and tablets; an upcoming Android 9 Pie Go based distro for the Raspberry Pi; and a WoA installer for running full Win 10 on the Pi. Like life itself, software wants to be free. In our increasingly open source era, software can more easily disperse into […]

Odroid-N2 SBC has hexa-core Amlogic S922X and $63 to $79 price

Wednesday 13th of February 2019 06:12:32 PM
Hardkernel announced an “Odroid-N2” SBC with a Cortex-A73 and -A53 based Amlogic S922X SoC plus 2-4GB DDR4, 4x USB 3.0, HDMI 2.1, an audio DAC, and a 40-pin header. Hardkernel unveiled its open-spec, Ubuntu-ready Odroid-N1 SBC a year ago with a Rockchip RK3399 SoC. Since it was scheduled for June shipment, we included it our […]

Tiny module runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 05:12:11 PM
F&S unveiled a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MM” module that runs Linux on an up to quad-A53, 1.8GHz i.MX8 Mini with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus WiFi/BT, a GbE controller, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C support. F&S Elektronik Systeme pre-announced a tiny PicoCore MX8MM compute module featuring NXP’s new i.MX8 Mini […]

SMARC module taps high-end i.MX8 SoC with Linux BSP

Monday 11th of February 2019 09:33:47 PM
The MSC SM2S-IMX8 is a Linux-supported SMARC module with a hexa-core i.MX8 SoC, up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, optional WiFi/BT, a dual GbE controller, plus 4K video, SATA III, PCIe, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies offers a variety of SMARC modules including the Intel Apollo Lake based SM2F-AL, the i.MX6 […]

First i.MX8M Mini SBC has PCIe and optional PoE

Monday 11th of February 2019 04:54:06 PM
Boundary Devices is prepping a “Nitrogen8M-Mini” SBC that runs Linux on an up to 2GHz, quad -A53 i.MX8M Mini, and offers 2GB RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, PCIe, MIPI CSI/DSI, GbE, and optional WiFi/BT and PoE. The Nitrogen8M-Mini is the first SBC we’ve seen that’s based on NXP’s new i.MX8M Mini SoC, and the second […]

G-series LX based gaming box starts at $499

Friday 8th of February 2019 09:52:15 PM
EFCO has launched a Linux-ready “EGL6087” gaming box based on an G-Series GX218 LX with dual HD displays, 72-pin JAMMA I/O, an LED light strip package, and a gaming security package. EFCO announced its first gaming logic box based on the quad-core, 2.0GHz AMD Embedded G-Series GX218 LX SoC. Designed for class 2 and 3 […]

Embedded vision cams use MIPI-CSI and USB3 Vision to hook up with Linux dev boards

Friday 8th of February 2019 06:41:58 PM
Allied Vision’s Alvium embedded cameras include 1500 (MIPI-CSI) and 1800 (CSI and USB3) models, both with On Semi sensors at up 2592 × 1944 and V4L2 drivers that support Jetson and i.MX6/8 dev boards. In November, Allied Vision Technologies GmbH announced its Linux-friendly Alvium 1500 and Alvium 1800 embedded and machine vision camera series. Now […]

Raspberry Pi-like RK3328 and Snapdragon 410 SBCs lead Novasom SBC onslaught

Friday 8th of February 2019 12:51:15 AM
[Updated: Feb. 8] — Novasom has launched two Linux-powered, RPi-like SBCs — the Rockchip RK3328 based SBC-M7FT and Snapdragon 410E driven SBC-M8FT — plus an ESP32-based SBC-U1 board. Upcoming boards include Intel Apollo Lake and RK3399 models. Novasom Industries has a wide range of industrial Linux-powered SBCs, most of which were launched in 2018. Over […]

Android dev kit builds on tiny i.MX6 SBC

Thursday 7th of February 2019 05:59:26 PM
Versalogic has released an “Android Eval Kit” that combines its COM Express sized, i.MX6 based Tetra SBC with a 7-inch HDMI touchscreen, adapters and hubs, plus pre-loaded Android 8.0. Versalogic has spun an Android 8.0 (“Oreo”) development kit built around its NXP i.MX6 based Tetra, which was announced a year ago as the company’s first […]

Pine64 previews open source phone, laptop, tablet, camera, and SBCs

Thursday 7th of February 2019 04:55:27 PM
Pine64’s 2019 line-up of Linux-driven, open-spec products will include Rock64, Pine H64, and Pinebook upgrades plus a PinePhone, PineTab, CUBE camera, and Retro-Gaming case. At FOSDEM last weekend, California-based Linux hacker board vendor Pine64 previewed an extensive lineup of open source hardware it intends to release in 2019. Surprisingly, only two of the products are […]

Zotac launches its first five embedded mini-PCs — with Ubuntu

Tuesday 5th of February 2019 09:26:34 PM
Zotac unveiled a line of Linux-ready, embedded “ZBox Pro” mini-PCs. The fanless systems include an Apollo Lake based “Pico” ultra-mini-PC plus Braswell and Apollo Lake based “Nano” and Kaby Lake based “QK” models. Consumer mini-PC maker Zotac has announced its first line of embedded mini-PCs and the first available with pre-loaded Linux. The Intel-based ZBox […]

Pico-ITX SBC has octa-core Snapdragon 660 and optional PoE and cam modules

Monday 4th of February 2019 05:40:34 PM
Inforce has launched a $220 “Inforce 6560” Pico-ITX SBC that runs Android 8 and Ubuntu on an octa-core Snapdragon 660 and supports stereoscopic depth sensing with the help of dual MIPI-CSI interfaces. Inforce Computing’ss Pico-ITX form-factor (100 x 72mm) Inforce 6560 SBC taps Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC for applications including stereoscopic depth sensing and […]

Stereoscopic camera kit piggybacks on Raspberry Pi CM3

Thursday 31st of January 2019 08:32:28 PM
Virt2real has launched a Crowd Supply campaign for an open-spec, $89 “StereoPi” stereoscopic camera board designed to work with an RPi Compute Module and dual Raspberry Pi cameras. It supports spatial awareness, 3D depth maps, and 3D video livestreaming. Virt2real, the Russian firm that in 2013 brought us its Linux-based Virt2real wireless controller and remote-controlled […]

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i.MX8M Mini based handheld dev kit has dual Linux BSPs

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