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Linux-driven Zynq UltraScale+ module ships with open-spec carrier board

Monday 22nd of July 2019 02:02:21 PM
MYIR’s “MYC-CZU3EG CPU Module” runs Linux on a quad -A53, FPGA-equipped Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with 4GB of DDR4 and eMMC. There’s also a MYD-CZU3EG Development Board with GbE, CAN, PCIe, SATA, and Arduino I/O. In recent years, MYIR has spun a variety of embedded boards based on Xilinx’s Cortex-A9/FPGA hybrid Zynq 7000 SoC, including the […]

SBC runs Yocto or Debian on STM32MP1 SoC

Friday 19th of July 2019 02:03:39 PM
i2SOM offers its PanGu SBC based on ST’s dual-core STM32MP1 series SoC. It supports both Yocto and Debian and provides 1GB DRAM, HDMI, Ethernet, LCD, USB OTG, USB Host, TF Card, audio and other interfaces. i2SOM has unveiled its PanGu SBC based on the STMicroelectronics (ST) STM32MP1 series SoC. The PanGu Board uses the STM32MP157AAA3 […]

AOpen’s new kiosk/signage systems span Kaby Lake and Whiskey Lake

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 08:53:14 PM
AOpen’s compact, Linux-friendly “Digital Engine DE5500” embedded PC for kiosk and signage has a 7th Gen CPU, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x GbE, 3x M.2, and SATA. AOpen is also prepping a Whiskey Lake based smart kiosk with OpenVINO and RealSense. Taiwanese signage vendor AOpen, which offers products such as its Android-driven, i.MX6-based MEP320 signage player, […]

Ryzen Embedded V1000 module supports four USB 3.1 ports

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 06:14:22 PM
Ibase’s “ET976” COM Express Type 6 module builds on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC with USB 3.1, SATA III, GbE, PCIe x8, PEG, and more. Ibase announced a COM Express Type 6 module equipped with AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 system-on-chip. The announcement refers to the ET876 as a Compact module (95 x 95mm) like Ibase’s […]

Avnet’s Azure Sphere kit offers MikroE Click and Grove expansion

Monday 15th of July 2019 07:38:21 PM
Avnet’s $75 “Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit” is built around a compute module that runs Microsoft’s Linux-based Azure Sphere distro on a MediaTek MT3620. The kit offers multiple sensors plus MikroE Click and Grove connectors. When we were reporting last week on NXP’s upcoming, Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 variant, which is optimized to run Microsoft’s Linux-based […]

Octa-core MediaTek i700 SoC offers APU 2.0 for edge AI

Monday 15th of July 2019 05:02:32 PM
MediaTek unveiled an “AI IoT platform i700” SoC for edge AI with 2x 2.2GHz Cortex-A75 cores and 6x 2.0GHz -A55 cores plus a PowerVR GM9446, a 970MHz ISP, and a MediaTek APU 2.0 for AI acceleration. MediaTek recently announced a powerful octa-core Arm that is intended not for smartphones but for edge AI systems. The […]

Quad-camera rig taps into Jetson AGX Xavier for deep learning

Monday 15th of July 2019 04:01:08 PM
E-con has launched a Linux-driven, AI-enabled “SurveilsQUAD” camera system for the Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier or TX2 with 4x 2-megapixel cameras with HD or FHD resolution connected via MIPI-CSI-2. E-con Systems has begun shipping a SurveilsQUAD (e-CAM20_CUXVR) camera system with a V4L2 Linux driver and a sample Linux app with source. Like the robotics focused […]

NXP unveils Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 variant for Azure Sphere

Friday 12th of July 2019 10:26:44 PM
NXP has announced an upcoming Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 SoC designed to run the Linux-based Azure Sphere stack. The MCU- and DSP-equipped SoC will offer reduced power consumption thanks to FD-SOI technology. As we were reporting on the newly shipping i.MX7 ULP — a version of the i.MX7 that further reduces power consumption thanks to FD-SOI […]

Ultra low-power i.MX7 ULP SoC ships on NXP EVK and two compute modules

Friday 12th of July 2019 09:05:02 PM
NXP’s 28nm, FD-SOI fabbed i.MX7 ULP SoC has arrived along with a Linux-powered eval board. The power-sipping SoC is also being showcased in F&S’ PicoCore MX7ULP and SoMLabs’ ActionSOM-7ULP modules. In June, NXP began volume shipments of its super power-efficient i.MX7 ULP, which it announced in 2017. The SoC is billed as the most power-efficient […]

Bay Trail mini-PC supports extended temperatures

Thursday 11th of July 2019 01:54:46 PM
WinSystems’ Linux-friendly “SYS-ITX-N-3800” is an Intel Bay Trail based industrial mini-PC with dual GbE ports, SATA, DP, USB 3.0, mini-PCIe, and -25 to 60°C support. WinSystems has launched a fanless, Nano-ITX form-factor industrial computer that runs Linux, Windows 10, or Windows 10 IoT on Intel’s dual-core, 1.75GHz Atom E3827 or quad-core, 1.91GHz Atom E3845 Bay […]

Arm-based SBC has PoE, WiFi/BT, and optional Sub-1GHz, 802.15.4, GPS, and LTE

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 08:30:26 PM
Gateworks’ headless “Ventana GW5910” SBC runs OpenWrt or Ubuntu on a dual-core i.MX6 and provides GbE with PoE, WiFi/BT, optional GPS, Sub-1GHz, and 2.4GHz radios, and dual mini-PCIe slots for further wireless expansion. Freescale’s i.MX6 was ahead of its time when it launched in 2011, and in the NXP era it it has continued to […]

Raspberry Pi 4-based Pi-top mini-PC debuts at $199

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 04:57:51 PM
The Raspberry Pi 4-based Pi-top[4] mini-PC has surpassed its Kickstarter goal, starting at $199. The gizmo has an OLED display, 5-hour battery, fan, and 14 sensor modules plus options including screen/KB and robotics kits. The Pi-top [4] mini-PC and hacker kit was announced a few weeks back in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi 4 Model […]

Tiny compute modules crank up Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 660

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 05:38:02 PM
Inforce announced two Micro SoMs with Android (and soon, Debian) BSPs running on octa-core Qualcomm SoCs. The Inforce 6701 showcases the high-end Snapdragon 845 while the Inforce 6502 taps the Snapdragon 660. Inforce Computing unveiled a pair of Qualcomm Snapdragon based compute modules using the same 50 x 28mm Micro SoM form factor used in […]

Apollo Lake SMARC module has dual GbE and soldered LPDDR4

Monday 8th of July 2019 07:53:12 PM
Kontron’s Linux-friendly “SMARC-sXAL4” module is equipped with an Apollo Lake SoC, up to 8GB soldered LPDDR4, 2x GbE controllers, triple display support, and an optional industrial range. Kontron has announced a SMARC 2.0 module with a choice of all five of Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. The SMARC-sXAL4 updates Kontron’s similarly Apollo Lake based SMARC-sXAL module […]

Cluster platform supports seven Raspberry Pi Compute Modules

Monday 8th of July 2019 04:47:27 PM
A $128, Mini-ITX based “Turing Pi Clusterboard” lets you combine 7x GbE-connected Raspberry Pi Compute Modules for private cloud applications. Meanwhile, Pimoroni has launched a $49 RPi Cluster HAT v2.3 that supports 4x RPi Zeros. Cluster products that combine the computing power of multiple Raspberry Pi boards have long been popular for running a wide […]

Low profile SDM signage board features Whiskey Lake-U

Friday 5th of July 2019 08:01:34 PM
Axiomtek has launched an SDM form-factor “SDM500L” signage board with an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U processor with triple 4K display support, up to 32GB RAM, 3x M.2 sockets, and extended temperature support. Like the 6th Gen Skylake-based Nexcom NDiS S538 that we covered earlier this week, Axiomtek’s new SDM500L signage computer conforms to Intel’s Smart […]

15-inch HD touch-panel runs on hexa-core Arm SoC

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 06:51:27 PM
Winmate’s IP65-protected “R15RK3S-PTC3” is a 15-inch HD touch-panel with capacitive touch that runs Android 7.1 on a hexa-core Cortex-A72 and -A53 Arm SoC and offers a GbE port with PoE. Winmate has posted a product page for a “new” 15-inch, HD touch-panel system for industrial and enterprise use. The R15RK3S-PTC product name and the specs […]

3D gesture HAT uses Microchip E-field technology

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 03:29:42 PM
Seeed has released a $12.90 “3D Gesture & Tracking Shield” for the Raspberry Pi that uses Microchip’s electrical near-field sensing technology for touchpad input and 3D gesture tracking at up to 10 cm. Seeed has launched a 3D gesture and tracking add-on board for the Raspberry Pi based on Microchip’s MGC3130 controller and GestIC Colibri […]

Skylake signage computer adopts sleek SDM form factor

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 07:34:01 PM
Nexcom’s Linux-ready, SDM form-factor “NDiS S538” signage player supports triple independent 4K2K displays. The 6th Gen Intel-based system has dual M.2 slots and up to 32GB DDR4. Nexcom has released its first Intel Smart Display Module (SDM) form-factor signage system. The NDiS S538 runs Linux or Windows 10 on 6th Gen “Skylake” Intel Core or […]

Tiny, Linux-driven Cortex-A5 SBC supports FeatherWing add-ons

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 04:23:15 PM
Groboards has launched an open-spec, Adafruit Feather-like “Giant Board” starting at $50. The 51 x 23mm SBC runs Linux on Microchip’s Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D SoC and can load more than 60 FeatherWing add-ons. In January, Groboards showed off a Giant Board SBC that adopts the Adafruit Feather form factor and supports FeatherWing add-on boards. Instead of […]

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today's leftovers

  • Writing Kubernetes controllers the wrong way is still useful

    When you try to shoehorn an idea, approach, or code into a situation that's not expecting it, you get surprising and fun results. In his Lightning Talk at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 17x), "Writing Kubernetes controllers 'the wrong way' is still useful," sysadmin Chris McEniry shares his experience with an out-of-cluster etcd-controller. Watch Chris' Lightning Talk to learn more about managing etcd controllers and living to tell the tale.

  • VMware's proposed Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength

    Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, reports that in the soon-to-be-released Cloud Foundry end-user survey, "In just two years, broad deployment of Cloud Foundry has nearly doubled. With 45% of our users describing their Cloud Foundry use as 'broad' (compared to 30% in 2018 and 23% in 2017)."

  • Magnetic Lasso for Krita is here

    I won’t say that I am done with Magnetic Lasso now, but the results are a lot better now to be honest. Take a look at one of the tests that I did,

  • [antiX] swapgs mitigations kernels available

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