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Toughened up embedded computer runs Linux on i.MX8M

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 02:35:00 PM
Axiomtek is prepping a fanless, rugged “Agent336” embedded computer that runs Linux or Android on a quad Cortex-A53 i.MX8M and offers dual mini-PCIe, CANBus, and E-Mark certification for in-vehicle use. Axiomtek has posted a product page for what appears to be its first i.MX8M-based embedded computer. The “coming soon,” automotive-focused Agent336 is only the second […]

LoRaWAN gateway offers a choice of Orange Pi, Raspberry Pi, or i.MX6 ULL

Monday 1st of July 2019 09:34:47 PM
M2M IOT’s $120 “GW-01” LoRaWAN gateway runs Linux on an Orange Pi Zero H2+ SBC coupled with an 8-channel LoRaWAN board. The GW-01 follows a similar GW-01 RPI add-on for the Raspberry Pi and an i.MX6 ULL based GW-01 PoE gateway. Moscow-based M2M IOT has launched a GW-01 LoRaWAN gateway built around an Orange Pi […]

First open-spec 96Boards SOM modules go on sale with carrier board

Monday 1st of July 2019 06:51:43 PM
Seeed and Beiqicloud have opened pre-orders for the first two 96Boards SOM modules and their common $125 carrier board: the $59 BeiQi RK1808 AIoT and $119 BeiQi RK3399Pro AIoT. In early April, Linaro’s 96Boards project announced the first two 96Boards System-on-Module (SOM) specifications, as well as the first two compute modules to support the 96Boards […]

Rugged Coffee Lake system has PoE and optional Nvidia GTX graphics

Friday 28th of June 2019 07:50:41 PM
Axiomtek’s Linux-friendly, AI-focused “eBOX671-521-FL” computer offers an 8th Gen Coffee Lake, up to 64GB DDR4, and an MXM 3.1 slot for Nvidia GTX graphics. Also onboard: 6x GbE ports, 4x of which support PoE. The fanless, rugged eBOX671-521-FL has a lot in common with the Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core based eBOX671-517-FL industrial NVR […]

Arm-based HMI voice control kit targets industrial applications

Friday 28th of June 2019 03:19:45 PM
Renesas announced an industrial voice control “RZ/G Solution for HMI” kit that runs Linux and Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree voice stack on iWave’s Renesas RZ/G1E-based iW-RainboW-G22D module. There’s also a mic and a 4.3-inch LCD. Renesas has partnered with Sensory, Shinko Shoji Co., and iWave to develop a voice control and speaker ID interface for industrial environments. […]

Two new Howchip dev kits feature Nexell Cortex-A7 and -A9 SoCs

Thursday 27th of June 2019 06:02:25 PM
Howchip has launched two COM-and-carrier dev kits for IoT applications based on Nexell SoCs. The Scorpion3 runs Linux on a dual Cortex-A7 NXP3220 and the Scorpion5 runs Android on a quad -A9 NXP4330Q. Howchip, which last year launched a Nano-ITX form factor ExSOM-8895 DVK featuring Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8895, has now unveiled a pair of […]

Intel-based box computer has expansion unit with PCIe slots

Thursday 27th of June 2019 03:02:58 PM
EVOC’s fanless, Linux-ready “M60-E” box PC offers a choice of Bay Trail or Skylake-TE CPUs with triple displays, up to 4x GbE, 8x USB, and 10x COM ports plus SATA, mini-PCIe, optional PCIe, and -20 to 60℃ support. EVOC announced an expandable M60-E industrial computer that runs Linux 2.6, Windows, or VxWorks on a choice […]

4G-equipped dual dashcam can tap into telematics

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 03:36:53 PM
The VIA Mobile360 D700 Drive Recorder is a fleet management dashcam system with interior and exterior HD cameras, CANBus telematics monitoring, 4G, and GPS that runs Linux on a dual -A53 Novatek NT96685T. VIA Technologies has launched a Linux-driven camera and telematics system for fleet management that joins other Mobile360 branded systems such as its […]

LG buddies up with Qt to expand webOS in autos, smart home, and robots

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 04:22:08 AM
The Qt Company and LG are collaborating to integrate LG’s Linux-based webOS Open Source Edition with the Qt development platform for automotive, smart home, and robotics. The Qt Company announced “a significant expansion of its long-standing partnership” with LG Electronics to extend the reach of the webOS Open Source Edition, which LG launched in early […]

Rugged, Arm-based 7-inch touch-panel supports PoE and CAN

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 07:29:37 PM
Advantech’s IP66-protected “TPC-71W” industrial panel PC runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6. There’s a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, GbE with optional PoE, CAN 2.0, mini-PCIe, and -20 to 60°C support. Advantech announced what appears to be its first Arm-based touch-panel computer. The rugged, industrial TPC-71W system runs on an NXP i.MX6 and is aimed at […]

Khadas Vim3 SBC starts at $100 with NPU-equipped Amlogic A311D

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 04:55:33 PM
The open-spec “Khadas Vim3” SBC is on pre-order for $100 (2GB/16GB) or $140 (4GB/32GB) with an Amlogic A311D with a 5-TOPS NPU instead of the planned S922X. Other features include 40-pin GPIO, HDMI 2.1, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, USB 3.0 and Type-C, and M.2 with NVMe. Shenzhen Wesion’s Khadas project announced the Khadas Vim3 in mid-May […]

Latest Pi-top is a Raspberry Pi 4-based mini-PC

Monday 24th of June 2019 07:33:16 PM
Pi-top announced a “Pi-top [4]” mini-PC based on the new Raspberry Pi 4 with an integrated OLED display, a battery, and a dozen component modules ranging from sensor to potentiometers. Pi-top has preannounced its first mini-PC form factor Pi-top and the first Pi accessory to feature the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Like its […]

Quad -A72 Raspberry Pi 4 finally gets its RAM

Monday 24th of June 2019 02:03:22 PM
The Raspberry Pi 4 has launched with a 1.5GHz quad-core, Cortex-A72 Broadcom SoC, up to 4GB RAM, native GbE, USB 3.0 and Type-C ports, and a second micro-HDMI for dual 4K displays. Eben Upton announced the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B as a “surprise,” which is generally true of any new Pi launch, but in […]

Three Linux router boards showcase Qualcomm IPQ4019

Friday 21st of June 2019 10:07:40 PM
Three router SBCs that run Linux on Qualcomm’s quad -A7 IPQ4019 have reached market: The Dakota DR4019 with 2x GbE, optional SFP and Wave2 WiFi, MikroTik’s RB450Gx4 with 5x GbE and PoE, and a $200 Kefu DB11 dev kit. Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit with Alexa support featuring its […]

Touch panel PCs offer a choice of 64 models mixing different sizes and Intel chips

Friday 21st of June 2019 03:42:57 PM
Taicenn’s Linux-friendly, IP65 protected “TPC-DCM” industrial panel PCs let you choose between 6th or 7th Gen U-series Core, Apollo Lake, or Bay Trail CPUs with 2x GbE, SATA, optional wireless, and capacitive touchscreens between 15 and 24 inches. Taicenn, which last year introduced an Intel Bay Trail based, in-vehicle TPC-DCXXXC1E panel PC has now returned […]

3.5-inch SBC features Intel Gemini Lake

Thursday 20th of June 2019 09:24:32 PM
Ibase has launched a 3.5-inch “IB822” SBC with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC with 16GB DDR4, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, triple displays, and 2x M2 expansion slots. Ibase’s IB822, which is not to be confused with its similarly 3.5-inch, circa-2008 IB882 SBC running the Atom Z500 or the more recent, Apollo Lake based IB818 3.5-inch […]

Railway computer takes on AI analytics with Nvidia Quadro graphics

Thursday 20th of June 2019 07:52:10 PM
Adlink’s Linux-ready, EN50155-certified “PIS-5500” railway analytics computer offers Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core i7 CPUs with AI-enabled Nvidia Quadro graphics. I/O includes 10x GbE, 2x or 4x SATA, 2x mini-PCIe, and M.2. Railway computers are growing more sophisticated and starting to specialize. Whereas Adlink’s Apollo Lake based DMI-1210 touch-panel computer is designed for train […]

Kontron unveils Whiskey Lake-UE module and updates Coffee Lake COM to 9th Gen chips

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 08:02:07 PM
Kontron’s Linux-friendly “COMe-cWL6 (E2S)” COM Express Compact Type 6 module features Intel’s new 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE CPUs with an optional 1TB NVMe SSD. Kontron also updated its COMe-bCL6 with support for 9th Gen Intel CPUs. Intel recently released some embedded-focused UE versions of its 8th Gen Whiskey Lake U-series processors, which are appearing on […]

Radxa updates Rock Pi 4 with NVMe and debuts PoE HAT and a tiny RK3308-based voice board

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 05:32:17 PM
Radxa unveiled a 38 x 38mm, $10 and up “Rock Pi S” SBC that runs Linux on a quad -A53 RK3308. There’s also a v1.4 update of the RK3399-based Rock Pi 4 that adds 4MB SPI for booting NVMe drives plus a Rock Pi PoE HAT and a USB 3.0 eMMC adapter. Radxa, which returned […]

Compact Jetson TX2 computer has eight USB 3.0 ports

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 03:35:49 PM
Aaeon’s rugged “Boxer-8150AI” computer runs Linux on a Jetson TX2 module and features 2x HDMI ports and 8x USB 3.0 ports for hooking up cameras for on-site edge AI analytics. Like the quad-GbE Boxer-8120AI, the Boxer-8150AI uses an Nvidia Jetson TX2 module and its CUDA-enabled AI libraries to analyze visual information from connected cameras. In […]

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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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