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Rugged Coffee Lake PCs offer up to two PCIe slots and two HDD bays

7 hours 50 min ago
Nexcom’s fanless, Linux-ready “NISE 3900 Series” features an 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with triple display support plus M.2, mini-PCIe, 3x GbE, 10x USB, and 2x serial ports. Six different models have various combinations of PCIe, PCI, and SATA. Nexcom announced a new series in its NISE family of industrial computers that follows recent models […]

Low-cost, 802.11ac mesh router runs on OpenWrt

12 hours 11 min ago
FreeMesh Wireless has launched a “WE1326 LTE FreeMesh Router” that runs OpenWrt on a dual-core MediaTek MT7621AT with 802.11ac, 4x GbE, WAN, USB, and a SIM slot for 4G. It costs $150 with two FreeMesh nodes. FreeMesh Wireless has begun selling a $150, OpenWrt based mesh router designed for residential or SOHO environments, billed as […]

Tiny USB bridge board helps tame I2C traffic

Thursday 5th of December 2019 10:27:02 PM
Excamera has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a tiny, open source “I2CMini” USB-to-I2C bridge board for controlling and monitoring I2C traffic. The $17 device has a Qwiic connector, a 4-pin header, and a micro-USB port. A year ago, Excamera Labs launched a $29 I2CDriver I2C debugging board. Now the company has returned to Crowd […]

Edge AI motherboard combines Coffee Lake with MXM-linked Nvidia GPU cards

Thursday 5th of December 2019 07:57:21 PM
Ibase unveiled a Linux-supported “MT800M-P” motherboard for AI applications with an 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU and an MXM slot for Nvidia GPU cards. Other features include 4x GbE, 2x DP, PCIe, M.2, and mini-PCIe. After watching the embedded industry squeeze and shrink their products for power- and space-efficient IoT devices, we’ve lately seen a […]

Rugged Versalogic board expands upon Intel Apollo Lake

Thursday 5th of December 2019 05:26:25 PM
Versalogic’s rugged, Linux-ready “Owl” SBC has an Intel Apollo Lake SoC with up to 8GB soldered ECC RAM, 8GB to 32GB eMMC, 2x GbE, 5x USB, 4x serial, and 2x mini-PCIe, plus SATA, LVDS, and mini-DP++. Versalogic announced a Linux-friendly SBC due in 1Q 2020 that continues its line of rugged, double-board Embedded Processing Unit […]

SBCs and compact embedded PCs run Linux on Ryzen Embedded

Thursday 5th of December 2019 12:09:13 AM
EEPD’s Linux-ready “ProFive NUCR” SBC and “Box-NUCR” embedded PC based on it are built around AMD’s Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC. The products follow the similar, but V1000-based ready “ProFive NUCV” and “Box-NUCV” released earlier this year. In mid-November, EEPD (or E.E.P.D.) announced an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 based Box-NUCR embedded computer built in Germany that […]

Rock Pi N10 SBC delivers AI-enhanced RK3399Pro starting at $99

Wednesday 4th of December 2019 06:03:12 PM
Radxa’s “Rock Pi N10” SBC runs Debian or Android 8.1 on an RK3399Pro for $99 (4GB RAM/16GB eMMC), $129 (6GB/32GB), or $169 (8GB/64GB), with the RAM split between the 6x CPU cores and the up to 3-TOPS NPU. The SBC is built around a Vamrs VMARC RK3399Pro SoM. Radxa has gone to Seeed to launch […]

SMARC module runs Linux on power-sipping i.MX8M Nano

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 10:40:50 PM
Congatec’s SMARC form-factor “Conga-SMX8-Nano” module runs Linux or Android on NXP’s under 2W TDP, quad -A53 i.MX8M Nano. Features include 2GB RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, a GbE controller, MIPI-CSI, LVDS, anbd optional -40 to 85°C support. Congatec added to its line of SMARC 2.0 modules running NXP i.MX8 processors with a Conga-SMX8-Nano module featuring […]

AMD unveils Ryzen Embedded mini-PC ecosystem, including new OnLogic systems

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 07:50:13 PM
[Updated: Dec. 5] — AMD has launched an “open ecosystem” for mini-PCs running on its Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 CPUs including new Linux-ready models such as OnLogic’s ML100G-40 and MC510-40, EEPD’s BoxPC-NUCV and -NUCR, and the previously announced Simply NUC Sequoia. Here we take a closer look at the OnLogic systems. AMD has announced […]

Orange Pi 4 launches at $50 with 4GB RAM (Update)

Friday 29th of November 2019 05:49:49 PM
[Updated: Dec. 3] —The Orange Pi 4 is now available in a $49.90 model without eMMC along with the 16GB eMMC $59.90 model and a $69.90 Orange Pi 4B model with a 2.8-TOPS NPU. They all run on an RK3399 with 4GB LPDDR4, WiFi/BT, Type-C with DP, 40-pin, PCIe, and more. Earlier this month, Shenzhen […]

PinePhone goes on sale for $150 and Ubuntu Touch ports to the Pi

Wednesday 27th of November 2019 06:42:54 PM
Pine64’s open source PinePhone has launched at $150 for a developer’s edition. The smartphone is supported by UBports’ Ubuntu Touch, which also now works on a Raspberry Pi 3 with touchscreen as well as an AOSP-based “Volla Phone,” now on Kickstarter. Linux-based phones that don’t use Google’s Android have had a rough go of it […]

Compact, Jetson Nano based embedded computer has five GbE ports

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 07:14:41 PM
Aaeon’s compact “Boxer-8220AI” runs Linux on a Jetson Nano module and offers 5x GbE ports for IP cameras plus 4x USB 3.0, 2x COM, and an HDMI port. Aaeon has unveiled its first compact Boxer computer with Nvidia’s Jetson Nano instead of the higher powered Jetson TX2 found on the other AI models. The fanless, […]

Lenovo goes open source with RK3399 and AM5708 SBCs

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 04:48:27 PM
Lenovo’s open-spec, $141 “Leez P710” SBC runs Ubuntu or Android 9.0 on an RK3399 with 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, 40-pin GPIO, M.2, HDMI 2.0, and 4x USB ports. Up next is a Leez P515 board with a TI AM5708. Lenovo has followed fellow PC vendor Asus into the community-backed SBC market and is similarly debuting […]

Linux-powered handheld is like a PocketChip on steroids

Monday 25th of November 2019 10:37:06 PM
[Updated: Nov. 27] — Source Parts has opened $199 pre-orders for a Linux-driven “Pocket P.C.” handheld with an Allwinner A64, 2GB DDR3, 32GB eMMC, 4x USB Type-C, keyboard, 5-inch HD touchscreen, WiFi/BT, and optional LoRa and GNSS. In June, Source Parts went to Kickstarter to resurrect the design of the now defunct Next Thing’s open-spec […]

Specs teased for camera-focused S3-OLinuXino SBC

Monday 25th of November 2019 09:03:41 PM
Olimex has asked for public comment on preliminary specs for an Allwinner S3-based “S3-OLinuXino” IP camera board with PoE support, onboard WiFi, and dual MIPI-CSI interfaces, one of which supports Raspberry Pi cams. Olimex has published basic specs and a request for public comment on WordPress — and has posted schematics on GitHub — for […]

All-in-one 23.8-inch thin client integrates SDM-L computer

Friday 22nd of November 2019 10:46:10 PM
Clientron’s “TC-238 AIO Thin Client” has a 23.8-inch display and an Atom x5-E38000 SoC implemented via Intel’s SDM-Large form factor. Triple simultaneous displays are available thanks to DVI-D and 4K-ready DP ports. Thin client vendor Clientron, which last year released an S-Cube Pi 3 B+ Thin Client built around the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, has […]

Yocto-based Torizon distro adds OTA updater

Thursday 21st of November 2019 10:01:02 PM
Toradex has released an experimental version of an OTA updater for its new Torizon embedded Linux distribution. Torizon OTA offers fault-tolerant features and supports web-based remote management including grouping of devices into fleets. In May, Toradex announced an industrial grade Torizon Linux distribution aimed mostly at Windows developers looking for an easy entry into embedded […]

Rugged Kaby Lake vehicle PC does it all on the road or rail

Thursday 21st of November 2019 04:25:21 PM
Vecow’s Linux-friendly “IVH-9024MX ICY” in-vehicle PC runs on a 7th or 6th Gen Core or Xeon CPUs and offers triple displays, 6x SATA bays, 4x PoE+ ports, 2x mini-PCIe, and EN50155: 2017 and EN45545-2 railway compliance. Vecow unveiled the rugged IVH-9024MX ICY back in June as an all-purpose in-vehicle and rolling-stock computer and this week […]

AiO touch-panel systems tap Intel’s Whiskey Lake

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 11:14:16 PM
Taicenn’s IP65-protected “TPC-PCM” industrial all-in-one touch-panel computers feature 15- to 24-inch touchscreens, 8th Gen Whiskey Lake processors, up to 64GB DDR4L, HDMI and DP ports, and optional wireless. Taicenn announced a new line of industrial touch-panel computers that improve upon the similar TPC-DCM line of touch-panel systems announced in June. The TPC-PCM systems advance to […]

Thin clients run Linux-based eLux on Gemini Lake Refresh chips

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 05:31:42 PM
Fujitsu’s three new “Futro” thin clients feature the Linux-based eLux RP stack running on Intel’s Gemini Lake Refresh SoCs. The quad-core Futro S9010 and S7010 and the dual-core S5010 offer GbE, 2x DP, and 7x USB ports. Fujitsu has expanded its line of Futro thin clients with three models that feature Intel’s recently announced Gemini […]