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Free, virtual embedded tech show promises 3,000 dev kit giveaways

Thu, 2020-03-19 21:39
Arrow announced “Embedded to Go” — a free, online-only conference scheduled for April 1-3 with webinars and virtual chats with Arrow engineers. Arrow will also give away 3,000 dev boards, including its Thor96 and Shield96 SBCs and Nvidia’s Nano Dev Kit. Arrow has announced a free, online-only Arrow Embedded to Go conference for April 1-3. […]
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Kaby Lake medical computers offer 4K UHD capture and record

Thu, 2020-03-19 18:21
Advantech announced a pair of Linux-friendly “AVAS-400 Series” video recorders for surgical and other medical applications with 7th Gen CPUs, multiple 4K UHD displays, and optional capture and graphics cards. Medical computers have traditionally been dominated by Windows but we’re gradually seeing Linux move into the territory. Advantech’s Intel Kaby Lake based AVAS-401 and more […]
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Whiskey Lake mini-PC features privacy-oriented PureOS distro

Thu, 2020-03-19 16:29
Purism’s $599 and up “Librem Mini” mini-PC runs its Linux-based, privacy focused PureOS on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPU with 8GB to 64GB DDR4, a 256GB M.2 SSD, dual 4K displays, and 7x USB ports. Purism has launched a self-hosted crowd-funding campaign for a mini-PC that runs its Debian-based privacy and security reinforced PureOS […]
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Signage mini-PC and retail panel PCs run on Rockchip power

Wed, 2020-03-18 21:14
Arbor unveiled three Rockchip -ased computers that run Android 9.0. The “AAES-RK391” is an RK3399-based mini-PC for signage with dual HDMI ports, and the 10.1-inch RP-101K open frame panel PC and similar RP-101P Android Price Checker tap the PX30. Arbor Technology has shown considerable enthusiasm for Rockchip’s Arm-based processors. Last year it launched an EmQ-RK390 […]
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Whiskey Lake thin Mini-ITX board has PCIe golden finger

Wed, 2020-03-18 16:46
Avalue’s Linux-ready “EMX-WHL-GP” is a thin Mini-ITX board with 8th Gen Whiskey Lake CPUs, triple displays, 3x GbE, SATA with power, 2x M.2, PCIe, and optional -20 to 60°C support. Avalue announced an industrial thin Mini-ITX board that runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake U-series processors. The EMX-WHL-GP has much […]
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Lattice FPGA SBCs can run Linux on RISC-V softcore

Tue, 2020-03-17 22:20
Two open-spec boards with Lattice ECP5 FPGAs can run Linux via a VexRiscv softcore. GsD’s $99 Orange Crab has a tiny Feather form factor while Radiona.org’s $115 to $155 ULX3S supports beefier ECP5 models and adds an ESP32. Almost all the FPGA-based development boards we cover use SoCs that also provide Linux-friendly Arm Cortex-A cores, […]
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Open source, BeagleBone-based diagnostics computer to add Covid-19 testing

Tue, 2020-03-17 17:31
Chai is prepping a Coronavirus Environmental Testing Kit for its open source, BeagleBone-based Open qPCR system. The kit can test surfaces for Covid-19 from swab samples and return results within the hour. BeagleBoard.org announced that it will be donating BeagleBone Black SBCs for Chai’s project to widely deploy a Covid-19 environmental test kit that will […]
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Raspberry Pi sized SBC is smallest Ryzen R1000-based model yet

Mon, 2020-03-16 19:21
DFI’s Linux-friendly, Raspberry Pi sized “GHF51” SBC has a Ryzen Embedded R1000, up to 8GB DDR4 and 64GB eMMC, GbE and USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 2x micro-HDMI, and optional -20 to 70°C support. DFI has posted preliminary specs for what appears to be the smallest AMD Ryzen Embedded SBC yet. The GHF51 runs Linux or […]
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DIN rail mount for Raspberry Pi has optional breakout adapter

Mon, 2020-03-16 17:24
Adafruit’s DIN Rail Mount Bracket for the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and Arduino costs $20, or $37 with a terminal block breakout adapter and cable. We also look at RPi DIN rail housings from DINrPlate, Phoenix Contact, and Zihatec. We have covered plenty of compact industrial computers with optional or standard DIN rail mounts, including Kunbus’ […]
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Linux-based OBD II fleet computer adds CAN FD support

Fri, 2020-03-13 21:02
iWave has updated its Linux-driven, i.MX ULL-based “OBD II” telematics and fleet management computer with CAN-FD support. The compact OBD II supports up to 3x CAN and CAN FD connections simultaneously along with OBD-II and SAE J1939 protocols. CAN and the newer, faster CAN FD interfaces are increasingly common on in-vehicle computers. Now, iWave has […]
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Apollo Lake Pico-ITX board offers Yocto Linux BSP

Fri, 2020-03-13 16:56
Kontron’s Linux-ready “pITX-APL V2.0” Pico-ITX SBC is built around an Apollo Lake SoC with 16GB soldered LPDDR4, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, triple displays, M.2 expansion, and -25 to 75°C support. We’ve covered well over a dozen 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX SBCs with Intel Apollo Lake processors over the years, including Logic Supply’s EPM16x family, […]
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Highly expandable ATX board features 8th and 9th Gen CPUs

Thu, 2020-03-12 19:06
Win Enterprises’ “MB-50030” is an industrial ATX board with 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with up to 128GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 to 60°C operation, and PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x4, 2x PCI, mini-PCIe, and M.2 expansion. Win Enterprises announced its first Intel Coffee Lake based product and the […]
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Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit costs $77 with 4GB RAM

Wed, 2020-03-11 18:47
Newark has launched a $77 Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit with 4GB RAM, a power supply, 16GB microSD, dual micro-HDMI cables, and a case. Meanwhile, Gumstix is celebrating Pi Day by waiving its $2K Geppetto manufacturing fees for custom RPi designs through April 30. We haven’t seen much news about community-backed hacker boards this year, […]
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Compact Apollo Lake net appliance supports WiFi and LTE too

Wed, 2020-03-11 15:38
Aaeon’s compact, rugged “FWS-2275” is an Apollo Lake based networking appliance and edge computer with 3x GbE, USB, serial, DIO, WiFi/BT, and mini-PCIe. Aaeon announced a fanless, industrial net appliance and embedded PC with a compact, 115 x 115 x 44mm footprint and ruggedization features. The FWS-2275 is a slightly smaller and more rugged variation […]
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Snapdragon based modules and dev kits range from smart audio to 5G

Tue, 2020-03-10 00:52
Thundercomm has launched several new “TurboX” compute modules and dev kits for smart speakers, 5G, and LTE-IoT. The modules run Linux on Qualcomm CPUs including the Snapdragon 865, X55, and C404/C405. San Diego-based embedded manufacturer and Qualcomm partner Thundercomm, which we know from their Snapdragon 625 IP Camera and Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, has added […]
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Linux kiosk distro adds Raspberry Pi 4 support

Mon, 2020-03-09 17:32
Linutop’s Linux-based, kiosk-oriented Linutop OS can now run on the Raspberry Pi 4. Linutop also sells mini-PCs based on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 and the UP Squared. It’s been a long time since we’ve checked in with Parisian embedded Linux firm Linutop, which back in 2010 was shipping its kiosk-targeted, Linux-based Linutop OS […]
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COM Express modules showcase Ryzen R1000 and Epyc 3000

Mon, 2020-03-09 14:48
Seco’s “COMe-C89-CT6” COM Express Type 6 and “COMe-C42-BT7” Type 7 modules run Ubuntu or Win 10 on AMD’s Ryzen R1000 and Epyc 3000 SoCs, respectively. New ATX dev kits are also available. As part of Seco’s Embedded World announcement, which was headlined by a SBC-C90 SBC and Linux-based Edgehog distro. the Italian embedded firm announced […]
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Compact Linux networking board has dual mini-PCIe slots

Fri, 2020-03-06 17:53
Gateworks’ compact “Newport GW6903” SBC runs Linux on a dual-core Marvell OcteonTX and offers USB 3.0 and GbE with PoE ports plus dual mini-PCIe slots and -40 to 85°C support. Gateworks has spun a variant of its GW6100 networking SBC that adds a second mini-PCIe slot, upgrades the USB port to 3.0, and expands the […]
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Seco spins 3.5-inch Ryzen Embedded SBC plus a managed Linux distro

Thu, 2020-03-05 23:16
Seco unveiled a Linux-ready, 3.5-inch “SBC-C90” with a Ryzen V1000 or R1000, 2x GbE, and 4x DP++ ports. It also launched a Yocto-based Edgehog OS with containers, OTA updates, and remote management that runs on an upcoming SoloX based SBC-C23. Last week at Embedded World, Seco announced an SBC-C90 board based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded […]
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3.5-inch i.MX6 SBC wants to power your vending machine

Thu, 2020-03-05 16:56
Nexcom’s Embux subsidiary has launched a 3.5-inch “EBC3A1-1G Y0” SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 and offers wide-range power, -20 to 65°C support, dual CAN, and dual mini-PCIe slots. The growing adoption of NXP’s i.MX8 SoCs has finally slowed the spread of its mighty i.MX6, which dominated mid-range, Arm-based embedded Linux devices for much […]
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