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Gemini Lake based Lattepanda Delta SBC relaunches for $188

Monday 18th of November 2019 08:55:56 PM
DFRobot’s previously Kickstartered, Ubuntu-ready LattePanda Delta SBC has relaunched for $188 with a quad-core Gemini Lake SoC. The Intel Core-based Lattepanda Alpha is already available starting at $379 for a model that recently switched from a 7th Gen to an 8th Gen Amber Lake-Y CPU. Back in Dec. 2017, DFRobot’s LattePanda project went to Kickstarter […]

Mini Type 10 dev board supports extended mini-PCIe I/O modules

Monday 18th of November 2019 05:16:49 PM
Acromag’s rugged “ACEX4041” Mini-ITX carrier is equipped with a Linux-friendly, Apollo Lake based COM Express Mini Type 10 module plus 4x mini-PCIe based “AcroPack” slots that support 25+ I/O modules. Acromag announced a Mini-ITX form-factor carrier board for COM Express Mini Type 10 modules sold in three configurations: barebones (ACEX4041); equipped with an Intel Apollo […]

Compact Ryzen V1000 system starts at $689 with pre-loaded Ubuntu

Sunday 17th of November 2019 05:24:44 PM
Simply NUC’s compact “Sequoia” computer features a quad-core Ryzen Embedded V1000, 0 to 60°C support, and an 8-32V input. It starts at $689 with 4GB DDR4, a 128GB SSD, 2x mini-DP++, 3x USB, 2x GbE, 2x COM, and pre-installed Ubuntu. Simply NUC, which distributes Intel NUC systems such as the recent, Apollo Lake based NUC […]

New HA clustering on MicroK8s eases path to clustered edge appliances

Friday 15th of November 2019 08:50:14 PM
Canonical announced high availability clustering in MicroK8s, its single-node Kubernetes environment for prototyping k8s applications and running edge containers on IoT gateways. The feature is enabled using Dqlite. Last month with the release of Ubuntu 19.10, Canonical announced “strict confinement” support for Canonical’s MicroK8s Kubernetes environment for single-node clusters, thereby enabling easier deployment on edge […]

Sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

Friday 15th of November 2019 05:32:34 PM
Boardcon has launched a “EM-IMX8M-MINI” SBC built around a “SOM-IMX8M-MINI” module that runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M Mini with 2GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, and WiFi/BT. The SBC adds MIPI-DSI/CSI, GbE, USB, serial, CAN, and M.2. Boardcon has produced a lot of Samsung and Rockchip based embedded boards, such as its recent, Rockchip RK3399 […]

Intel says Keem Bay VPU offers 10 times the AI performance of the Myriad X

Wednesday 13th of November 2019 09:22:58 PM
Intel announced a third-gen VPU code-named “Keem Bay” that will offer 10 times the AI performance as its Myriad X chip. It’s claimed to be equivalent to a Jetson Xavier AGX, but with up to 4.7 times more power efficiency. At Intel’s AI Summit held yesterday in San Francisco, the chipmaker announced a third-generation version […]

Automation controller switches to Real-time Linux

Wednesday 13th of November 2019 05:54:29 PM
WAGO has converted to Linux for its second-gen “PFC200” controller. The 1GHz Cortex-A8 device, which has an e!COCKPIT CODESYS V3 runtime in addition to Real-time Linux, offers dual 10/100 Ethernet, a serial port, and connections to the modular WAGO-I/O-System fieldbus modules. WAGO has switched over to Linux for the second-gen version of its PFC200 Controller […]

Latest Banana Pi showcases a new quad -A7 SoC with FPGA extensions

Tuesday 12th of November 2019 09:46:51 PM
[Updated: Nov. 13] — The Banana Pi project and SunPlus have unveiled a “Banana Pi BPI-F2S” SBC with 40-pin RPi GPIO and an optional Artix-7 FPGA module. The SBC runs Linux on a new quad -A7 “SP7021” SoC from SunPlus and Tibbo with Arm9 and 8051 co-processors. The Banana Pi project has teamed with Taiwanese […]

Compact Kaby Lake signage player has dual 4K HDMI ports

Tuesday 12th of November 2019 03:41:06 PM
Arbor’s rugged, Linux-friendly “IEC-3900” signage player has a 7th Gen U-Series Core CPU, dual independent 4K HDMI ports, 4x USB 3.0 ports, M.2 SATA storage, and a 130 x 124 x 35mm footprint. Arbor Technology, which recently introduced a rugged ELIT-1930 signage player based on Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake, has now launched an even […]

Ubuntu-ready Apollo Lake mini-PC features Myriad X AI accelerator

Monday 11th of November 2019 09:14:08 PM
IEI’s rugged, “ITG-100AI” DIN-rail PC runs on an Apollo Lake SoC and a new “Mustang-MPCIE-MX2” mini-PCIe card with dual Myriad X VPUs. The system ships with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SATA SSD plus GbE, serial, USB, and M.2. IEI has launched a compact, Intel Apollo Lake based “ITG-100AI” computer for industrial AI that showcases […]

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

Monday 11th of November 2019 06:11:18 PM
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, […]

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SUSE: Unified Patents, SC19 and Iguazio

  • SUSE welcomes cooperation of Open Invention Network, Linux Foundation, IBM and Microsoft in co-funding Unified Patent’s new Open Source Zone

    An eternal truth is that everything has its opposite for good and evil. Patents are no exception. In fact, even the simple word ‘Patent’ evokes much positive and negative emotion in today’s software world – particularly as news continues to circulate around baseless patent lawsuits by non-practicing entities (NPEs). But in news this week there is a bit of positive for a change. The positive news is the announcement of the efforts by Unified Patents to reduce NPE assertion of invalid patents in the open source software zone.

  • SC19: Empowering SUSE HPC customers with expanded options

    SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis is just around the corner. For SUSE, it’s a great opportunity to reconnect with customers and partners working in one of the sectors of our industry driving significant innovation in all aspects of computing. If I tried to succinctly define SUSE’s message at SC19, it would be: “As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination”. In SUSE’s instance, customers and partners make up our travel companions. In this journey, the customer is in the driver’s seat and elects the destination. Our role at SUSE is to empower HPC customers with choice across processor and GPU platforms as well as delivery options (on-premise, cloud, or hybrid).

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Linux Events: Linux Plumbers Conference and Audio Miniconf

  • Linux Plumbers Conference: Linux Plumbers Conference 2019 videos are now available

    Following up on our previous post, and as many of you have already noticed, the LPC 2019 videos have now been uploaded to our YouTube channel. Over the coming days the LPC committee will be updating the 2019 site to incorporate links to the videos. At the same time, we will be getting ready to launch the 2020 site as well.

  • Audio Miniconf 2019 Report

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