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Comet Lake-S appears on COM Express

Fri, 2021-01-15 22:35
Portwell’s Linux-ready “PCOM-B655VGL” Basic Type 6 module features Intel’s up to 10-core, 10th Gen Comet Lake-S plus up to 32GB DDR4, 3x DDI, 4x SATA III, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and PCIe x16 and 8x PCIe x8 Gen3. In a switch from the usual response to new Intel Core designs, we have seen plenty of […]
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DIN-rail net appliances supply four GbE ports

Fri, 2021-01-15 19:38
Axiomtek unveiled two Linux-ready DIN-rail network PCs with 4x GbE ports: the compact, rugged “iNA100” runs on Apollo Lake while the Coffee Lake based “iNA600” adds a 16-GbE port L2 managed switch and an optional PCIe x8 MXM slot. On Dec. 30, Axiomtek announced an iNA600 networking appliance based on Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake […]
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Apollo Lake maker board with dual GbE and dual SATA starts at $70

Thu, 2021-01-14 22:48
Icewhale has Kickstartered a $70-and-up “ZimaBoard” micro-server SBC that runs pre-installed Linux on Apollo Lake with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, 2x SATA III, 2x GbE, 2x USB, mini-DP, PCIe x4, and a case. Icewhale Technology has blasted past its Kickstarter goal for its Intel Apollo Lake based ZimaBoard “Single Board Server for […]
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Ryzen V2000 Mini-ITX delivers quad displays and wide-range power

Thu, 2021-01-14 18:10
ASRock’s “IMB-V2000” Mini-ITX board is built around a Ryzen Embedded V2000 and supplies quad display support, GbE and 2.5GbE ports, 4x USB, 2x COM, 3x M.2, PCIe x8, and 12-28V power. ASRock Industrial has announced a 170 x 170mm Mini-ITX board for “versatile and wide-voltage Edge applications” powered by AMD’s Ryzen Embedded 2000. The IMB-V2000 […]
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Tough little Apollo Lake mini-PCs offer up to triple displays

Wed, 2021-01-13 22:52
Avalue’s rugged “NUC-APL” and smaller “NUC-APL-Slim” mini-PCs run Linux or Win 10 on Apollo Lake with 8GB RAM, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, 4x USB 4.0, and 2x M.2. The NUC-APL adds DP, SATA, and a second COM port. Avalue announced a pair of fanless, NUC-style mini-PCs that follow earlier Apollo Lake mini-PCs such as its […]
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BeagleV SBC runs Linux on AI-enabled RISC-V SoC

Wed, 2021-01-13 20:56
BeagleBoard.org and Seeed unveiled an open-spec, $119-and-up “BeagleV” SBC with a StarFive JH7100 SoC with dual SiFive U74 RISC-V cores, 1-TOPS NPU, DSP, and VPU. The SBC ditches the Cape expansion for a Pi-like 40-pin GPIO. In our introduction to last week’s catalog of 150 Linux hacker boards we speculated that 2021 would reveal the […]
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Intel’s 10nm Jasper Lake offers 6-10W TDPs

Wed, 2021-01-13 00:56
Intel unveiled a line of 10nm, up to quad-core “Jasper Lake” N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs with 6-10W TPUs and slightly faster performance than Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh. Intel announced a line of low-power N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron SoCs formerly known as Jasper Lake. The N-series is aimed primarily at the […]
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Orbbec’s 3D cam dev kit runs Linux on Amlogic A311D

Tue, 2021-01-12 19:44
Orbbec has launched a $143 “Zora P1” development board for its cameras that runs Linux on an Amlogic A311D. It also previewed ToF, industrial 3D, and Astra+ 3D cameras. Orbbec has launched a Linux development board for its 3D depth cameras, such as the circa-2015 Astra Pro, which is incorporated on its Linux-based Persee camera […]
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Qseven module and dev kit showcase i.MX8 QuadMax

Mon, 2021-01-11 23:10
IWave has launched a “Qseven SOM” that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX8 QuadPlus or hexa-core QuadMax with up to 8GB LPDDR4, 256GB eMMC, and 802.11ax/BT 5.0. The module is available on a Qseven dev kit. IWave Systems has launched a Qseven 2.1 form-factor module equipped with NXP’s high-end i.MX8 processor. Confusingly, the Qseven […]
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AI-enabled automated driving dev kit has dual Linux brains

Mon, 2021-01-11 19:43
NXP unveiled a BlueBox 3.0 automotive platform that runs Linux on an up to 16-core -A72 LX2160A and a quad -A53, 3x -M7 S32G. You get an optional Kalray MPPA AI chip, 6x PCIe Gen3, and 8x LAN ports up to 100GbE. The CES show is on this week, or at least Digital CES, without […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC offers PoE and -20 to 70°C support

Mon, 2021-01-11 16:44
DFI’s Linux-ready “AL05P” Pico-ITX board has an Apollo Lake SoC plus 4GB soldered RAM, up to 64GB eMMC, mini-DP++, 2x USB 3.1, mini-PCIe, optional -20 to 70°C, and a GbE port with isolated PoE. DFI has launched an Intel Apollo Lake based Pico-ITX board called the AL05P that it claims is the first industrial small […]
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Smart Fan HAT cools the Pi and passes the GPIO

Fri, 2021-01-08 22:41
Sequent’s $20 “Smart Fan HAT” for the Raspberry Pi passes along the 40-pin GPIO for other HATs and offers an MCU controlled step-up supply for precise control. There is also an optional DIN-rail kit. The Raspberry Pi 4 and other high-end Arm SBCs are increasingly requiring an accessory that was traditionally needed only on x86 […]
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LG’s new edge AI SoC debuts on Ubuntu dev kit

Fri, 2021-01-08 20:25
LG unveiled a quad -A53 “LG8111 AI SoC” with an “LNE” NPU. The LG8111 is available on an Ubuntu powered “Eris” dev kit designed to work with AWS Greengrass. LG’s IoT-focused ThinQ division has launched a Linux-driven dev kit that showcases a new LG8111 AI SoC equipped with an LG Neural Engine (LNE). The LG8111 […]
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Thin Mini-ITX SBC serves up Tiger Lake, dual 2.5GbE, and USB 4

Fri, 2021-01-08 16:04
IEI’s “tKINO-UL6” is a thin Mini-ITX board with a 11th Gen Tiger Lake ULP3 CPU, quad 4K display support, dual 2.5GbE, dual M.2, PCIe x8 Gen4, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and a USB 4 port. The tKINO-UL6 is the second thin Mini-ITX board we have seen based on Intel’s 10nm fabricated 11th Gen Tiger Lake […]
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150 open-spec, community-backed Linux SBCs under $200

Thu, 2021-01-07 18:45
Welcome to our catalog of 150 open-spec, maker-oriented single board computers that run Linux or Android. We have updated prices and descriptions and enhanced our comparison spreadsheet of major features. The following summaries of 150 community-backed and predominantly open-spec Linux/Android hacker boards under $200 are listed in alpha order. We have updated the summaries with […]
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Catalog of 150 open-spec, community-backed Linux SBCs under $200

Thu, 2021-01-07 18:28
Our 2021 catalog of 150 open-spec, maker-oriented SBCs that run Linux or Android provides updated prices and descriptions plus a comparison spreadsheet of major features. These summaries of 150 community-backed and predominantly open-spec Linux/Android hacker boards under $200 are listed in alpha order. They list specs and lowest available pricing recorded in the last two […]
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Cam-equipped dev kit runs Linux on NPU-equipped Allwinner V831

Wed, 2021-01-06 23:47
Sipeed’S $28.80 “Sipeed MAIX-II Dock” dev kit runs Linux on a MAIX-II module with a 1GHz Cortex-A7 Allwinner V831 SoC equipped with a 0.23-TOPS NPU and 64MB DDR2. The Dock adds a 2MP HD camera, WiFi, 2x USB Type-C, and more. Sipeed has launched a second-gen, AI-enabled MAIX-II module that runs Linux. The module is […]
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Carrier board extends Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 with PCIe, SATA

Wed, 2021-01-06 17:49
On Indiegogo: a $134 “Over:Board” Mini-ITX carrier for the Raspberry Pi CM4 with a full-sized PCIe slot, GbE, COM, 2x HDMI, a USB 2.0 hub, USB-based SATA and audio, an RTC, and a 24V ATX input. In October, we covered a Turin Pi 2 Mini-ITX carrier board that can cluster up to four Raspberry Pi […]
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Pi add-on offers M.2 for 5G and mini-PCIe for 4G and NB-IoT

Wed, 2021-01-06 00:11
Akari’s $69-and-up “Industrial 5G/4G Raspberry Pi Base Shield” has launched on Kickstarter with an M.2 slot for 5G and a mini-PCIe slot for 4G/NB-IoT. The kit offers 15KV ESD protection, RTC, DIO, USB, and serial I/O. A two-year old Japanese firm called Akari has gone to Kickstarter to launch a 5G/4G add-on for the Raspberry […]
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150 open-spec, community-backed Linux SBCs under $200

Tue, 2021-01-05 16:26
Welcome to our catalog of 150 open-spec, maker-oriented single board computers that run Linux or Android. You’ll find updated prices and descriptions plus a comparison spreadsheet of major features. The following summaries of 150 community-backed Linux/Android hacker boards under $200 are listed in alpha order. They list specs and lowest available pricing recorded in the […]
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