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Open-spec, dual-port router offers a choice of Allwinner H3 or H5

1 hour 16 min ago
FriendlyElec’s Linux-driven, $20 “NanoPi R1S-H3” router uses a modified version of the Allwinner H3-based NanoPi R1, upgrading the second LAN port to GbE while removing a USB port. There’s also a similar, $23 “NanoPi R1S-H5” with a quad -A53 H5. Back in February, FriendlyElec launched the community-backed NanoPi R1 router SBC, which still sells for […]

Linux powered panel PCs available in web display and HMI control panel models

Friday 8th of November 2019 09:19:24 PM
Kontron’s IP65-protected “WP Web Panel” and “CP Control Panel” touchscreen computers are available in 7-, 10.1-, and 15.6-inch sizes and run Linux on an i.MX6. The Web Panel adds an optimized Chromium browser while the Control Panel adds isolated CAN and serial I/O. Kontron doesn’t make many panel PCs, but it has just unveiled two […]

Compact edge-AI computer runs Ubuntu on Jetson TX2

Friday 8th of November 2019 04:39:00 PM
Axiomtek’s compact, rugged “AIE500-901-FL” edge-AI computer runs Linux on a hexa-core Jetson TX2 and offers 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x COM or CAN, and M.2, mini-PCIe, and HDMI 2.0. Axiomtek is back with another fanless, rugged computer for AI that runs Ubuntu Linux 18.04 on Nvidia’s Jetson TX module. The 171 x 110 […]

SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX8X

Thursday 7th of November 2019 08:33:53 PM
Advantech’s “ROM-5620” SMARC 2.0 module runs Linux or Android on a dual- or quad-core i.MX8X and offers 2GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, and optional industrial temperature support. While covering Advantech’s newly announced, i.MX8M based ROM-5720 SMARC 2.0 module and i.MX8 QuadMax based ROM-7720 Qseven module, we noticed a product page for an i.MX8X-based ROM-5620 SMARC 2.0 […]

Nvidia unveils Nano-sized spin-down of high-end Jetson Xavier

Thursday 7th of November 2019 04:32:53 PM
Nvidia’s 70 x 45mm “Jetson Xavier NX” module runs Ubuntu on a hexa-core Arm SoC with a 384-core Volta GPU and delivers 14 TOPS (10W) or 21 TOPS (15W) AI performance. By comparison, the larger, octa-core Xavier AGX has 512 Volta cores and up to 30-TOPS AI. To bolster its edge AI portfolio, Nvidia unveiled […]

AI accelerator for the Raspberry Pi claims to get more out of Myriad X

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 10:55:15 PM
Luxonis’ $99, Intel Myriad X based “DepthAI” module for robotics is available on CrowdSupply along with DepthAI-based Raspberry Pi HAT, USB adapter, and RPi CM3 B+ equipped boards. DepthAI provides up to 25.5 fps object detection. Luxonis has gone to Crowd Supply to pitch a neural accelerator module for the Raspberry Pi based on the […]

SMARC and Qseven modules run Linux on i.MX8M and QuadMax

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 06:27:15 PM
Advantech has released a “ROM-5720” SMARC module with a i.MX8M SoC and a “ROM-7720” Qseven module with an i.MX8 QuadMax plus a new SMARC carrier board. The modules support Linux and Android with Timesys’ Vigiles security service. Advantech has begun shipping two NXP i.MX8 family compute modules with Timesys’ new Vigiles security service. We covered […]

Wind River Simics embedded sim platform gets easier and faster

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 08:38:13 PM
Wind River has released a major update to its Wind River Simics simulation and testing platform for Wind River Linux. The new Simics offers ease of use and performance enhancements, including 20 percent faster simulation times. One reason some embedded vendors pony up the big bucks for the Yocto-based Wind River Linux rather than developing […]

Type 7 module runs Linux 4.9 on Xeon-D

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 04:46:21 PM
Acrosser’s “ACM-XD15MT” COM Express Basic Type 7 module runs Linux 4.9 on an octa-core, 2.6GHz Xeon D-1548 and offers up to 32GB DDR4, 32x PCIe lanes, dual SATA III interfaces, and support for GbE and dual 10GbE ports. Acrosser announced its first COM Express Type 7 module. The 125 x 95mm Basic Type 7 form-factor […]

Gemini Lake Refresh boosts the burst and trims the TDP

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 03:56:37 PM
Intel has added six Gemini Lake Refresh Pentium and Celeron SoCs to the 14nm, Atom-class product line with faster, up to 3.2GHz burst rates plus faster base rates on two of desktop models and lower 6W TDPs for the three mobile parts. Intel made a lot of noise last week when it announced its low-power, […]

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC features upside down design

Monday 4th of November 2019 09:53:55 PM
Nexcom’s revised, 3.5-inch “EBC 357X” SBC runs Linux or Windows on an Apollo Lake SoC located on the bottom of the “upside down” board. The SBC offers triple displays, 2x GbE, 4x USB, 2x M.2 slots, and -20 to 60°C support. Nexcom has released a revised version of its 3.5-inch form-factor EBC 357X SBC that […]

Modular, open source automation controller runs on Raspberry Pi CM3

Monday 4th of November 2019 05:12:40 PM
A modular, open-spec “YABA DesktopBox” controller and IoT gateway has launched on Indiegogo with an RPi CM3 based control board and an Arduino based analog and digital I/O board. A USB 3.1 backplane supports LVDS/EtherCAT and I2C buses. A startup called YABA (Yet Another Backplane Architecture) based in Italy and Latvia has gone to Indiegogo […]

Intel rounds out its Comet Lake line with new Pentium and Celeron parts

Friday 1st of November 2019 09:40:46 PM
Intel unveiled dual-core Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U processors — two low-end additions to its 10th Gen, 14nm, Comet Lake-U series, which includes four Core models led by a hexa-core i7-10710U. Intel “quietly announced” two more Comet Lake-U processors, according to an AnandTech report. There’s a dual-core, quad-thread Pentium Gold 6405U clocked at 2.4GHz […]

Smart streetlamp computer has a camera, sensors, and Myriad X AI analytics

Friday 1st of November 2019 08:13:53 PM
Aaeon’s “Atlas” is a smart streetlight computer based on its Apollo Lake based NanoCOM-APL module with an optional UP Core Plus SBC. Camera, wireless, and sensors are mated with analytics supplied by Intel’s Movidius Myriad X VPU and OpenVINO toolkit. Aaeon and Intel announced a fanless, AI-enhanced “Atlas” embedded computer designed to be integrated with […]

i.MX8M and i.MX8M Mini SMARC modules debut with 3.5-inch carrier

Thursday 31st of October 2019 08:42:15 PM
Ibase’s rugged “RM-N8M” SMARC module runs Linux on an i.MX8M with 3GB soldered LPDDR4 and up to 64GB eMMC. There’s also an upcoming “RM-N8MMI” SMARC that taps the i.MX8M Mini and a new 3.5-inch “RP-103-SMC” carrier. Ibase announced an RM-N8M Series SMARC 2.0 form-factor module equipped with an NXP i.MX8M SoC. While poking around the […]

Digilent embraces SYZYGY expansion with new Linux-on-Zynq SBCs

Thursday 31st of October 2019 04:29:52 PM
[Updated: Nov. 1] — Digilent’s “Eclypse Z7” and “Genesys ZU” SBCs run Linux on Zynq 7020 and Zynq UltraScale+ Arm/FPGA SoCs, respectively, and offer expansion slots for Pmod and higher-speed SYZYGY modules including new DAC and ADC modules. Digilent, which is known for its Pmod standard for low-speed, up to 50MHz, FPGA expansion peripherals, is […]

Rugged embedded computers run Linux on Whiskey Lake

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 08:42:25 PM
Vecow launched two compact, rugged embedded PCs with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE. The Linux-ready SPC-5000 and -5100 offer 4x 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 ports and SUMIT expansion with optional 10GbE modules, and the RES-3000 features IP67-protected M12 ports. Vecow announced a fanless, rugged SPC-5000 computer and almost identical, but wider-temp SPC-5100, equipped with Intel’s […]

LTE-enabled IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 03:01:32 PM
Eurotech announced a “ReliaGate 10-14” DIN-rail gateway that runs Linux and its ESF IoT stack on an i.MX8M Mini with 2x GbE, DP, isolated serial and DIO, WiFi/BT, optional LTE, and security features including anti-tamper. The ReliaGate 10-14 “multi-service IoT edge gateway” is a follow-on to Eurotech’s ReliaGate 10-12 and earlier ReliaGate 10-11 gateways, both […]

SiFive shows off tiny, Cortex-A72-like RISC-V core

Monday 28th of October 2019 08:46:55 PM
SiFive unveiled a RISC-V based “U8-Series” Core IP that is roughly equivalent to Arm’s Cortex-A72. The power-efficient, up to 2.6GHz U84 and higher-end U87 both offer a superscalar out-of-order pipeline and support heterogeneous SoC designs. RISC-V market leader SiFive has announced a U8-Series core IP ased on the open source RISC-V architecture that it claims […]

Kontron unveils first Compact Type 7 module

Monday 28th of October 2019 05:51:46 PM
Kontron’s Linux-friendly “COMe-cDV7” appears to be the first COM Express Compact Type 7 module. The 95 x 95mm module ships with an Atom C3000 and supports GbE, 4x 10GbE, 2x SATA, and 14x PCIe 3.0. When Kontron announced the COMe-cDV7 as a smaller, “entry level” alternative to the Atom C3000-based COMe-bDV7 COM Express Basic Type […]