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In-vehicle computer supports new MaaS stack

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 08:23:09 PM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “UST100-504-FL” automotive PC runs Ubuntu 18.04 or Windows on 6th or 7th Gen Intel chips, and offers SATA, HDMI, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x mini-PCIe, a slide-rail design, and the new AMS/AXView for MaaS discovery. Axiomtek announced a rugged in-vehicle PC that runs Ubuntu 18.04, Windows 10, or Windows 7 on […]

Aaeon launches M.2 and mini-PCIe based AI accelerators using low-power Kneron NPU

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 04:33:48 PM
Aaeon’s M.2 and mini-PCIe “AI Edge Computing Modules” are based on Kneron’s energy-efficient, dual Cortex-M4-enabled KL520 AI SoC, which offers 0.3 TOP NPU performance on only half a Watt. Aaeon took an early interest in edge AI acceleration with Arm-based Nvidia Jetson TX2 based computers such as the Boxer-8170AI. More recently, it has been delivering […]

Gaming system run on Ryzen V1000 or R1000

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 05:41:09 PM
Quixant’s Linux-ready “QXI-7000 LITE” casino gaming PC runs on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded R1000 or V1000 with up to 32GB DDR4, dual SATA, up to 4x displays, and the Quixant Gaming Ecosystem with up to 16MB PCIe Gen2 NVRAM and new QxATS tracing system. Quixant has launched the QXI-7000 LITE casino gaming system it promised in […]

Coffee Lake embedded PC has six USB 3.0 ports and GbE with BMC

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:21:40 PM
Trenton Systems is prepping a compact, Linux-friendly “Ion Mini PC” with 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake options and up to 32GB DDR4, SATA, DP, 6x USB 3.0, and 3x GbE, including one BMC-linked port for out-of-band, remote management. Trenton Systems has released a photo and preliminary documentation for an Ion Mini PC due to […]

Win Enterprises unveils Atom-based LAN gateway and compact SBC

Monday 14th of October 2019 04:15:18 PM
Win Enterprises unveiled a fanless “PL-82000” networking gateway with 6x GbE and 2x SFP ports based on an Atom C3000. It also launched a Raspberry Pi sized “MB-5000” SBC that runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Intel Apollo Lake. We tend to forget Win Enterprises because as its name suggests, the company typically sticks to […]

Tiny module and dev kit run Android or Linux on Snapdragon 845

Thursday 10th of October 2019 10:47:49 PM
Intrinsyc announced a tiny “Open-Q 845 uSOM” and development kit that runs Android 9 or Yocto Linux on the octa-core Snapdragon 845. The module offers up to 6GB LPDDR4 and 64GB flash plus a WiFi/BT module. In Feb. 2018 in conjunction with the launch of Qualcomm’s high-end, AI-enabled Snapdragon 845 (SDA845) SoC, Intrinsyc announced an […]

Tiny Rock Pi S and NanoPi Neo2 Black boards debut

Thursday 10th of October 2019 05:38:58 PM
[Updated: Oct. 12] — Radxa has opened pre-orders at $9.90 (256MB) and $13.90 (512MB/512MB) for a 43.2 x 43.2mm “Rock Pi S” SBC, which runs Linux on a quad -A35 RK3308. Meanwhile, FriendlyElec will soon ship a “NanoPi Neo2 Black” spin of the 40 x 40mm, Allwinner H5-based NanoPi Neo2 that adds eMMC, but reduces […]

RK3328-based industrial SBC eases Raspbian porting

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 04:15:26 PM
Novasom’s new M7+ version of its Pi-like, RK3328 based SBC-M7 board adds RS485, power over USB, an FPC connector for HDMI, and a library that lets Pi users recompile Raspbian apps for use with its industrial RASPMOOD stack. In February, Novasom Industries launched its Linux-powered, Rockchip RK3328 based SBC-M7 single board computer, which Novasom now […]

Fanless, Whiskey Lake mini-tower starts at $220

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 09:16:58 PM
Shuttle is launching a fanless, $220 and up “DS10U” mini-tower that runs Linux or Windows on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U with 2.5-inch SATA, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1, 4x USB 2.0, triple displays, and 2x M.2. Shuttle Computer Group, which launched an Apollo Lake based EN01 mini-PC earlier this year, has now introduced a […]

Type 6 module features Ryzen Embedded V1000

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 05:23:48 PM
Portwell’s “MEDM-B603” is a COM Express BasicType 6 module with an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 with up to 16GB DDR4 and I/O including GbE, SATA, PCIe, DDI, and USB 3.0. American Portwell Technology announced a “coming soon” Basic Type 6 module with AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC aimed at graphics-intensive duties such as medical imaging […]

3.5-inch SBC cranks it up with Whiskey Lake

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 03:19:09 PM
Ibase’s 3.5-inch “IB919” SBC runs Ubuntu or Windows on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE CPU with up to 32GB DDR4, 2x SATA, 2x M.2, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, and triple display support. Ibase unveiled a 3.5-inch SBC with Intel’s up to quad-core 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE with 15-year guaranteed availability. The Ubuntu-ready IB919 […]

Tiny LGA module and carrier board showcase i.MX8M Mini

Monday 7th of October 2019 09:42:40 PM
TechNexion has launched a rugged “XOREIMX8MM” module with a 30 x 30mm LGA form factor that runs Linux on an i.MX8M Mini with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC. There’s also an “XCORE-WIZARD” carrier in the works. We’ve seen a lot of tiny compute modules based on the i.MX8M Mini, which is understandable considering […]

Six ultra-compact embedded PCs tap Apollo Lake

Monday 7th of October 2019 04:07:27 PM
Portwell’s rugged, Linux-friendly “Kuber-2000” embedded computers are based on Intel’s Apollo Lake and measure only 99 x 92 x 46mm. Different models are optimized for isolated I/O, CAN/automotive, PoE, soft PLC, and wireless. American Portwell Technology has launched a family of six Kuber-2000 industrial mini-PCs with different I/O packages aimed at specific applications. The rugged, […]

Five Ubuntu-on-Intel gateways offer preloaded automation software

Friday 4th of October 2019 09:14:03 PM
Logic Supply has introduced a line of Linux-ready “IGN” embedded gateways preloaded with Inductive Automation’s “Ignition” industrial automation and SCADA software with Intel Apollo Lake, Skylake, Coffee Lake, and Whiskey Lake CPUs. Logic Supply has launched a family of five IGN edge gateways that are preconfigured with Inductive Automation’s Ignition industrial automation trial software. The […]

Compact, six-port net appliance features dual bypass pairs

Friday 4th of October 2019 03:50:04 PM
Lanner’s compact “NCA-1513” is an Atom C3000-based network appliance with up to 6x GbE ports with dual Gen3 bypass pairs and Intel QuickAssist plus mini-PCIe and 2x M2 expansion slots. Lanner announced the release of a desktop networking appliance with up to 6x Gigabit Ethernet ports that measures a compact 231 x 200 x 44mm. […]

Zynq UltraScale+ board supports new Xilinx AI Platform

Thursday 3rd of October 2019 10:52:32 PM
iWave unveiled a dev kit for its Linux-driven, Zynq Ultrascale+ based iW-Rainbow G30M module with support for a new Xilinx AI Platform. Xilinx is baking related AI technology into its soon-to-ship, Linux-powered 7nm Versal processors. iWave Systems has launched an “iW-Rainbow G30D Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Development Kit” for its iW-Rainbow G30M compute module, which runs […]

Whiskey Lake squeezes onto Pico-ITX board

Thursday 3rd of October 2019 04:05:20 PM
Commell’s Linux-friendly “LP-178” Pico-ITX board features Intel’s Whiskey Lake-UE CPUs at up to 4.4GHz turbo and offers up to 16GB DDR4, triple displays, SATA III, 2x GbE, and 2x 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports. Commell announced the first Pico-ITX board we’ve seen based on Intel’s 8th Gen “Whiskey Lake” U- or 10-year available UE-series […]

Rock Pi 4C variant adds mini-DP while Rock Pi E offers dual LAN

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 08:27:46 PM
[Updated: Oct. 3] — Radxa is prepping a $75 “Rock Pi 4C” variant of the RK3399-based Rock Pi 4B SBC that adds a 2-lane mini-DisplayPort for dual simultaneous displays. There’s also an RK3328-based “Rock Pi E” in the works with dual LAN ports. Radxa CEO Tom Cubie announced an upcoming “Rock Pi 4C” SBC that […]

Tiny edge-container platform targets BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 03:27:31 PM
Nubix.io’s free, lightweight “Nubix” edge-container platform for IoT initially supports the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone with a library of preconfigured sensor packages, analytics tools, and “tiny services.” Nubix.io has launched a free Developer Edition of its emerging “edge-native” Nubix microcontainer platform for constrained edge devices. The Nubix containers can be as small as 32KB — […]

Linux-ready 3.5-inch SBC can load Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 02:23:00 PM
Ibase has launched a 3.5-inch “IB918” SBC that runs Ubuntu or Windows on an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 and offers 2x GbE, SATA III via M.2, and up to four simultaneous displays via 2x HDMI 2.0a, eDP, and LVDS. Ibase previewed its IB918 back in April in conjunction with the release of AMD’s […]

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