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Compulab’s embedded Tensor-PCs take modularity to the extreme

Monday 4th of May 2020 01:27:23 PM
CompuLab is launching a line of fanless “Tensor-PC” systems starting with an Intel 9th Gen “I20A” model with a choice of multiple sizes and enclosures plus a variety of optional open source “Tensor Element” modules for storage, power, I/O, and networking. Compulab is re-inventing its fanless, embedded PC product line with a highly modular Tensor-PC […]

3.5-inch Whiskey Lake SBC ships with Ubuntu image

Thursday 30th of April 2020 08:39:28 PM
Advantech’s 3.5-inch “MIO-5373” SBC runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPU and offers up to 32GB DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, triple display support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x M.2, and MI/O expansion. The MIO-5373 follows a long list of other 3.5-inch SBCs with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake […]

Raspberry Pi gains 12MP camera with optional C and CS lenses

Thursday 30th of April 2020 03:17:19 PM
Raspberry Pi Ltd. has launched a $50 “High Quality Camera” for the Raspberry Pi. The 12.3-megapixel, HD camera ships with optional 6mm CS-mount ($25) and 16mm C-mount ($50) lenses. Raspberry Pi Ltd. has sold 1.7 million units of its circa 2016, 8-megapixel v2 Raspberry Pi Camera after discontinuing its original 5-megapixel camera. Raspberry Pi has […]

Snapdragon 660 module has tiny LGA form factor

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 07:58:03 PM
Smart Wireless’ LGA form-factor “Inforce 6503 SoM” for compact 4K display and camera applications runs Android 8.1 on a Snapdragon 660 with 3GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, 802.11ac, BT 5.0, GNSS, and an optional carrier board. Smart Wireless Computing, which prior to last year’s acquisition by Smart Global Holdings was known as Inforce Computing, has announced […]

Stackable Raspberry Pi add-on has four switched relays

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 06:19:15 PM
Sequent Microsystems has launched a $20 “4-Relay” add-on for the Raspberry Pi with four line-switching relays for loads of up to 10A and 250V. The cards can stack up to 8x high for 32 switched relays. Sequent Microsystems has won Kickstarter funding for a Raspberry Pi add-on card designed to switch multiple lights or appliances. […]

Linux-powered dev kit debuts AI-enabled Cortex-A7 camera SoC

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 03:40:50 PM
Sochip has launched a $440 V831 development kit for the new Allwinner V831 IP Camera SoC. The Linux-driven, single Cortex-A8 SoC supports H.265 encoding of single HD or lower-res dual-stream video, and features a 0.2-TOPS NPU. Sochip collaborates with Allwinner on Allwinner-branded low-power camera SoCs such as the 1.2GHz, single Cortex-A7 Allwinner S3 found on […]

SparkFun launches robotics and display pHATs

Monday 27th of April 2020 04:00:57 PM
SparkFun has launched two pHATs for the Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, and Google Coral: The Auto pHAT offers robotics motor and servo controls and an IMU while the Top pHAT has a 2.3-inch color display plus LEDs, buttons, mic, and speaker for ML prototyping. Boulder, Colorado based SparkFun announced a $29.95 Auto pHAT for robotics […]

New Banana Pi SBCs slim down for low-power IoT

Friday 24th of April 2020 08:29:57 PM
Banana Pi’s “BPI-F2P” SBC runs Linux on a quad -A7 SunPlus SP7021 and offers dual LAN with PoE plus 40-pin GPIO. Also new is a “BPI-EAI80 AIoT” SBC with a dual Cortex-M4 Edgeless EAI80 MCU with 300-GOPS NPU. SinoVoip’s Banana Pi project has posted specs for its second development board based on SunPlus Technology’s SP7021 […]

Edge AI mini-PC spins up Nvidia’s Xavier NX

Friday 24th of April 2020 04:38:27 PM
CTI’s compact “Rudi-NX” embedded computer runs Linux on a Jetson Xavier NX module for up to 21 TOPS AI at 15W. Features include 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x M.2 with NVMe, 4x GMSL cam inputs, and -20 to 80°C support. Guelph, Ontario based Connect Tech Inc. (CTI) recently announced the Rudi-NX Embedded System along […]

Rough, tough Coffee Lake system is totally upfront with its I/O

Friday 24th of April 2020 02:57:36 PM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX640-521-FL” computer runs Linux or Win 10 on 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with all front facing I/O including dual displays, 6x USB, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, 2x serial, mini-PCIe and M.2, and “flexible I/O.” Over the last year, Axiomtek has launched rugged, fanless, Intel Coffee Lake based embedded computers including the […]

Embedded Linux Conference goes virtual at $50 a pop

Thursday 23rd of April 2020 06:59:02 PM
[Updated: April 27] — The Linux Foundation has posted the schedule for a virtual online version of the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2020. Registration for the interactive, June 29 to July 2 event will cost $50. In March when Arrow announced its free, online-only Embedded to Go conference, which took […]

Odroid-C4 could be the Odroid you’re looking for

Thursday 23rd of April 2020 03:53:51 PM
Hardkernel has launched a $50 “Odroid-C4” SBC that runs Linux or Android on a 2GHz, quad Cortex-A55 Amlogic S905X3 with 4GB DDR4, an eMMC slot, 4x USB 3.0, GbE and HDMI, and a 40-pin GPIO. Hardkernel’s new open-spec Raspberry Pi 4 competitor and lookalike is the first community-backed SBC we’ve seen to integrate Amlogic’s new […]

Gaming computers run Linux on Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 08:01:25 PM
EFCO’s “EGL8650” and “EGL8600” gaming computers run Linux or Win 10 on a Ryzen Embedded R1000 and offer triple 4K displays, gaming security, and in the case of the EGL8650, a JAMMA connector. There is also a V1000-based EGL8550 model. All around the world casinos are largely shuttered due to the coronavirus, but the slots […]

Router with open Linux stack adds IPS firewall and cellular backup

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 03:37:00 PM
The “Roqos Core RC20” router runs on an open source Debian 10 stack with VPN, DPI, IPS firewall, cellular redundancy, and other continually updated security services. The Atom E3845-based router is equipped with 802.11ac, 4G, and 4x GbE ports. Roqos has gone to Kickstarter to launch its latest Roqos Core router for the SOHO market, […]

Dev kit unlocks secrets of 1TOPS Kendryte RISC-V chip

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 08:48:46 PM
Sipeed’s $24.90 “Sipeed MaixCube” dev kit runs FreeRTOS or Linux on a Kendryte K210 RISC-V with 1TOPS NPU via Sipeed’s M1n module. The kit has a display, camera, mic, and battery plus Grove and Sipeed’s SP-MOD interfaces. Sipeed has gone to Seeed to open $24.90 pre-orders for a Sipeed MaixCube development kit based on its […]

Compact embedded PCs run Linux on the Jetson Nano, NX, and Xavier

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 05:03:23 PM
[Updated: April 22] — Aaeon is prepping a compact, Jetson Xavier NX-based “Boxer-8251AI” embedded PC based on a recent Jetson Nano-based “Boxer-8221AI.” Also in the works is a larger “Boxer-8240AI” system based on the AGX Xavier with 4x PoE ports. Aaeon has posted preliminary product pages for Boxer-8251AI and Boxer-8240AI embedded computers, which run Linux […]

Rugged Apollo Lake mini-PC has triple HDMI ports

Monday 20th of April 2020 07:48:55 PM
IEI’s “IDS-310-AL” mini-PC for rugged signage applications runs Linux or Win 10 on an Apollo Lake SoC with triple HDMI displays, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.0, SATA, mini-PCIe, and M.2. IEI has produced several compact embedded PCs based on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs, including the ITG-100AI with optional Myriad X VPU cards and the CANBus […]

Firefly launches RK1808-based module and dev kit with 3-TOPS NPU

Monday 20th of April 2020 04:05:53 PM
Firefly has launched a $59 “Core-1808-JD4 AI Core Board” module that runs Linux on an AI-enabled Rockchip RK1808. It’s available as part of a similarly open-spec “AIO-1808-JD4” dev kit for $149. T-Chip Technology’s Firefly (or T-Firefly) unit and development community launched some of the first open-spec SBCs based on Rockchip SoCs, such as the RK3399-based […]

Rugged Apollo Lake computer has four mini-PCIe-based expansion slots

Friday 17th of April 2020 07:45:20 PM
Acromag’s rugged, Linux-ready “ARCX1100” is a compact embedded computer built around an Apollo Lake based COM Express Type 10 module that offers four slots for AcroMag’s mini-PCIe-based AcroPack I/O modules. Wixom, Michigan based Acromag has announced a compact, fanless data acquisition computer called the ARCX1100. The system meets military requirements for SWaP-C (reduced Size, Weight, […]

Linux-driven SBC features RK1808 with 3-TOPS NPU

Thursday 16th of April 2020 10:26:22 PM
Boardcon’s “EM1808” SBC runs Linux on a 1.6GHz Cortex-A35 Rockchip RK1808 with a 3-TOPS NPU. Features include GbE, WiFi/BT, M.2 with SIM, MIPI-DSI and CSI, GbE, 4x USB, 4x mics, and 3x audio DAC outputs. Boardcon’s Mar. 3 announcement of its EM1808 SBC got lost in the Embedded World data flood but it remains sufficiently […]

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