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  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875 April 20, 2018
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports. Like last year’s UNO-2372G, the new UNO-1372G computers offer ruggedization features, and run Advantech Linux or Windows […]
    Eric Brown
  • Single-unit version of Odroid-MC1 cluster computer adds flexibility April 19, 2018
    Hardkernel has launched a stackable single-unit Solo version of its 4-board Odroid-MC1 cluster computer. The system runs Linux on a octa-core Samsung Exynos5422 based Odroid-XU4S SBC. Hardkernel has spun a single-unit version of its four-unit, 32-core Odroid-MC1 cluster computer for running Docker Swarm, Build Farm, and other parallel computing applications. The octa-core Odroid-MC1 Solo costs […]
    Eric Brown
  • Why Microsoft chose Linux for Azure Sphere April 19, 2018
    Why did Microsoft choose to launch an Arm/Linux SoC design with device-to-cloud security? A VDC analyst suggests that Azure Sphere is all about competing with Amazon FreeRTOS. The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel. The correct response? 1. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You’re killing […]
    Eric Brown
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC goes all out on USB and serial links April 19, 2018
    Aaeon’s 3.5-inch “GENE-APL7” SBC provides an Intel Apollo Lake SoC, SATA III, mini-PCIe, VGA, up to 2x LVDS, 2x GbE, 8x USB, and up to 12x serial interfaces. Back in Nov. 2016, Aaeon announced one of the first 3.5-inch SBCs based on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs with its GENE-APL5. Now, as we await the first […]
    Eric Brown
  • Atom-based embedded PC supports up to four removable SATA drives April 18, 2018
    IEI’s Linux-ready “IBX-660” is a rugged, storage-oriented embedded computer with a Bay Trail Atom, 4x removable SATA bays, 2x GbE ports, 4x USB, HDMI, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 50°C support. IEI Technology has launched a rugged IBX-660 “industrial data collection server for factory automation and harsh environments.” The system runs Linux or Windows 10 IoT […]
    Eric Brown
  • Linux-ready computer monitors condition of industrial equipment April 17, 2018
    Adlink’s rugged, Ubuntu-friendly “MCM-100” is a condition monitoring system for industrial machines that offers an Intel Apollo Lake SoC and a 24-bit analog sampling input for up to 128kS/s frequencies. The MCM-100 appears to be the first “machine condition monitoring edge platform” ever to appear on LinuxGizmos, although it’s similar in many ways to other […]
    Eric Brown
  • Google’s updated AIY Vision and Voice kits ship with Raspberry Pi Zero WH April 17, 2018
    Google has launched new versions of its AIY Voice Kit ($50) and AIY Vision Kit ($90) that bundle a Raspberry Pi Zero WH SBC. Google also released an Android app for AIY Projects. Google and Target have launched updated, and more complete, versions of Google’s AIY Projects kits for audio voice agent and visual neural […]
    Eric Brown
  • Microsoft unveils secure MCU platform with a Linux-based OS April 16, 2018
    [Updated: April 17] — Microsoft announced an “Azure Sphere” blueprint for hybrid Cortex-A/Cortex-M SoCs that run a Linux-based Azure Sphere OS and include end-to-end Microsoft security technologies and a cloud service. Products based on a MediaTek MT3620 Azure Sphere chip are due by year’s end. Just when Google has begun to experiment with leaving Linux […]
    Eric Brown
  • 96Boards CE Extended SBC runs Linux or AOSP on Kirin 970 April 16, 2018
    Lenovator has opened $299 pre-orders on LeMaker’s 96Boards CE Extended “HiKey 970” SBC, which offers an octa-core Kirin 970 SoC, 6GB LPDDR4, 64GB UFS storage, wireless, GbE, M.2, and CAN. The HiKey 970 was partially unveiled in March by Linaro as part of its joint announcement of a 96Boards.ai program for unleashing the potential of […]
    Eric Brown
  • Tiny, rugged IoT gateways offer 10-year Linux support April 16, 2018
    Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC. Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered details only on the UC-2100. All three […]
    Eric Brown
  • Compact aircraft computer takes flight with Ubuntu April 13, 2018
    Kontron’s “ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router” avionics computer runs Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and provides a 5-port, L2-managed GbE switch, 4G LTE Advanced-Pro, 802.11ac, and DO-160G compliance. Kontron’s has added to its ACE Flight product line with a compact low-end router computer designed for small commercial jets and business jets. The fanless ACE […]
    Eric Brown
  • SDR module runs Linux on Zynq April 12, 2018
    Epiq Solutions has launched a 51 x 30mm “Sidekiq Z2” module for SDR that runs Linux on a Zynq-7010 and integrates an Analog AD9364 RF transceiver for 70MHz to 6GHz operation. Epiq Solutions, the makers of the Linux-driven Matchstiq SDR RF transceiver devices, has added a new member of its Sidekiq line of SDR add-on […]
    Eric Brown