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Raspberry Pi 4 based robot targets manipulation and service tasks

Tue, 2020-01-07 00:05
Pollen Robotics is launching a modular, open source “Reachy” robot that runs Raspbian and Luos on a Raspberry Pi 4 with Google’s Coral AI Accelerator. The torso-like bot has one or two articulated, 7-DoF arms with pincers and a ball-joint head with dual cams. French robotics firm Pollen Robotics has opened limited pre-orders for an […]
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COM Express Compact module powers up with Whiskey Lake

Mon, 2020-01-06 20:42
Aaeon’s “COM-WHUC6” Compact Type 6 module features Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake UE with up to 8GB DDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, 3x SATA III, up to 5x PCIe, and 12x USB, including 4x USB 3.2 Gen2. Aaeon announced a 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module based on an Intel 8th Gen […]
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COM and carrier run custom Linux stack on ST’s Cortex A7/M4 hybrid

Mon, 2020-01-06 19:00
MYIR’s 45 x 43mm “MYC-YA157C” module runs Ubuntu 18.04 or a Yocto 2.6 based “MEasy” IoT stack on ST’s STM32MP1. A MYD-YA157C carrier adds WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI, DSI, RGB, CAN, and multiple USB and serial ports. MYIR has launched a $29 MYC-YA157C CPU Module powered by ST’s STM32MP1 SoC that can be paired with a […]
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Google preps low-cost Coral Dev Board Mini and new Edge TPU LGA module

Fri, 2020-01-03 23:08
Google unveiled a smaller, cheaper “Coral Dev Board Mini” sibling to its Coral Dev Board that similarly features its Edge TPU and runs Linux — this time on a quad -A35 MediaTek 8167s. There’s also a solderable Edge TPU module and a new, up to 4GB Coral SOM model. Google started off the new decade […]
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Ringing in the new year with 136 open-spec Linux SBCs under $200

Fri, 2020-01-03 20:06
Our 2020 New Year’s edition SBC catalog shows a snapshot in time of hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android. Below you’ll find updated descriptions, specs, pricing, and links for 136 SBCs. A lot has been going on in the world of community-backed SBCs over the seven months since our June 3 […]
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Five-bay, open source NAS features RK3399, UPS, and 2.5GbE

Thu, 2020-01-02 18:35
Kobol’s open spec “Helios64” NAS system will go on pre-order for $189 (SBC) or $285 (full kit) next week with a hexa-core RK3399 with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, UPS, M.2, 5x SATA, 4x USB, and both GbE and 2.5GbE ports. Next week, Kobol will launch pre-orders for an open HW/SW NAS system available as both […]
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Handheld retro game console runs Linux on RK3326

Mon, 2019-12-30 18:41
Hardkernel is prepping a $55 “Odroid-Go Advance” retro game console that runs Ubuntu 18.04 on a Rockchip RK3326 and offers a 3.5-inch color display, gaming controls, and a 10-hour battery. Hardkernel has posted specs for a handheld retro game console that will launch in late January for $55. The Odroid-Go Advance is a more powerful […]
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Carrier boards and mini-PCs boost the Jetsons

Mon, 2019-12-23 16:36
Diamond has unveiled a “Stevie” carrier board for the Jetson AGX Xavier that supports 8x cameras. Other recent Diamond carriers include the PCI/104 equipped Elton for the Xavier, the Jethro and smaller Ziggy for the TX2, and the enclosed ZiggyBox and Jetbox-Nano systems. Diamond Systems announced a Stevie carrier board for Nvidia’s high-end Jetson AGX […]
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Raspberry Pi 4 based LoRaWAN gateway has GPS and optional LTE

Fri, 2019-12-20 20:44
RAK has launched a $212 and up “RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer Gateway” with a Raspberry Pi 4, a LoRa and GPS enabled RAK2245 Pi HAT, and an optional RAK2013 Cellular Pi HAT with a Quectel EG95 LTE CAT4 module. RAK Wireless’ latest gateway for low-power, long distance LoRa communications offers optional LTE. The RAK7244 LoRaWAN Developer […]
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LInux-driven module supports the highest-powered UltraScale+ models

Thu, 2019-12-19 22:41
iWave’s -40 to 85°C tolerant “iW-RainboW-G35M” module” runs Linux on Zynq UltraScale+ ZU11EG, ZU17EG, and ZU19EG models with high-end FPGAs along with 4GB Arm DDR4, 8GB PL DDR4, and 8GB to 128GB eMMC. iWave has followed upon last year’s iW-RainboW-G30M with a larger compute module that similarly runs Linux on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. […]
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Tech heavyweights join Zigbee in launching open source smart home consortium

Thu, 2019-12-19 19:35
Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance have formed a “Connected Home over IP” group to develop an open source smart home connectivity standard. Meanwhile Silicon Labs plans to relaunch its Z-Wave spec as a “ratified, multi-source wireless standard” open to all silicon and stack vendors for development. Three of the leading smart home device […]
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Tiny i.MX8M Mini module focuses on digital audio

Tue, 2019-12-17 21:57
Forlinx has launched a 56 x 36mm “SoM FETMX8MM-C” module that runs Android 9.0 or Linux 4.14 on an i.MX8M Mini with 2GB DDR4, 8GB eMMC, up to -40 to 75℃ support, and a variety of digital audio interfaces. Forlinx’ SoM FETMX8MM-C joins a growing list of tiny, Linux-friendly modules built around NXP’s i.MX8M Mini, […]
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UP Xtreme SBC relaunches along with UPX Edge system based on it

Tue, 2019-12-17 19:07
Aaeon has launched an enclosed “UPX Edge” version of the 8th Gen Whiskey Lake based UP Xtreme SBC with -20 to 70°C support and preloaded Ubuntu 18.04, starting at $499. The UP Xtreme now starts at $299. Aaeon’s UP project has launched an “UP Xtreme Edge Compute Enabling Kit,” also called the UP Xtreme Edge, […]
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