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  • Compact carrier turns Nvidia Jetson TX2 into an SBC November 21, 2017
    Aetina’s “ACE-N510” carrier for the Linux-powered Jetson TX1 and TX2 measures only 87 x 50mm, and offers HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, and optional -20 to 70°C. When Aetina recently unveiled its Nano-ITX (120 x 120mm) ACE-N261 carrier for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 and earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1 COMs, it mentioned an upcoming ACE-N510 that […]
    Eric Brown
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays November 21, 2017
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a […]
    Eric Brown
  • Linux gizmo indexes photos and videos for visual recognition search November 20, 2017
    Pimloc’s “Pholio” runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra, and provides offline storage and search of images and video using visual and face recognition. Digital imaging has lived up to its promise of making it easier to take more images more quickly, but the promise that it would make it easier to find those images has […]
    Eric Brown
  • Linux/Android hacker SBC with hexa-core Rockchip SoC debuts at $75 November 20, 2017
    The Vamrs “RK3399 Sapphire” SBC is on sale for $75, or $349 for a full kit. Vamrs is also prepping an RK3399-based “Rock960” 96Boards SBC. Rockchip’s RK3399 is one of the most powerful ARM-based system-on-chips available on hacker boards, featuring two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at […]
    Eric Brown
  • DragonBoard gains a camera kit November 20, 2017
    Arrow’s DragonBoard 410c Camera Kit combines the 96Boards SBC with D3’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 and a 5-megapixel camera module. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 is a 96Boards mezzanine add-on designed to work only with the Arrow Electronics/Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c. Arrow and D3 have now launched a kit that provides a DragonBoard […]
    Eric Brown
  • Raspberry Pi arrives on PC/104… sort of November 17, 2017
    Crowd Supply is hosting a “Pi/104” carrier for the RPi Compute Module 3 featuring PC/104 OneBank expansion, a 40-pin RPi header, and -25 to 80°C support. Here’s something we haven’t seen before. Developer Adam Parker has launched a stackable PC/104 form factor carrier board on Crowd Supply designed to work with the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi […]
    Eric Brown
  • Compact DAQ systems offer a choice of 12- or 16-bit I/Os November 16, 2017
    Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIC-1810” and “MIC-1816” DAQ computers offer 12- and 16-bit analog I/O, respectively, plus 24x DIOs, Intel CPUs, and 4x USB ports. Advantech’s MIC-1810 and MIC-1816 are digital acquisition computers that run Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” processors. If the aging CPU is a turn-off, keep in mind that […]
    Eric Brown
  • Raspberry Pi 3 clone offers Allwinner H2, H3, or H5 SoCs for $9 to $29 November 16, 2017
    Libre Computer’s open source “Tritium” SBCs run Ubuntu or Android on Allwinner H2+, H3, or 64-bit H5 SoCs, and have an RPi 3 like layout and 40-pin header. Earlier this year, Shenzhen-based Libre Computer successfully funded its quad Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X based Le Potato SBC on Kickstarter for $25 to $35. Now, the company has […]
    Eric Brown
  • Wandboard.org launches i.MX8M-based SBC with RPi expansion November 16, 2017
    Technexion’s Wandboard.org unveiled open source “Wand-Pi-8M” SBCs that run Linux on a quad-A53 i.MX8M, and offer WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and a 40-pin RPi link. Technexion and its Wandboard.org community project opened pre-orders on three successors to its i.MX6 based Wandboard and almost identical Wandboard Reload SBCs that tap NXP’s long awaited, quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M […]
    Eric Brown
  • Portable, open source retro game player runs Linux and Arduino November 15, 2017
    Clockwork’s hackable “GameShell” retro game console runs Linux on a quad -A7 SoC, and offers a 2.7-inch LCD, gaming controls, GPIO, and Arduino links. Hangzhou, China based Clockwork has surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal for a handheld GameShell device that is billed as “the world’s first modular, portable game console with a GNU/Linux embedded operating […]
    Eric Brown
  • Linux-on-i.MX6 Pico-ITX SBC has 40-pin expansion November 15, 2017
    Habey’s “EMB-2230” SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and offers LVDS and MIPI-DSI/CSI links, -10 to 60°C support, a 40-pin GPIO header, and optional PoE. Habey promotes its Pico-ITX (100 x 72mm) EMB-2230 SBC as being smaller and more expandable than its 3.5-inch (146 x 102mm) EMB-3200 SBC. Like the EMB-3200, the EMB2230 runs Linux […]
    Eric Brown
  • Compact COM Express-based subsystem packs plenty of DAQs November 14, 2017
    Diamond’s rugged, Linux-ready “Zeta” subsystem combines a COM Express Mini Type 10 module based on Apollo Lake or Bay Trail SoCs with a DAQ-rich carrier. Diamond Systems has launched an Intel-based data acquisition SBC called the Zeta, which unlike most sandwich-style SBCs, has a top and bottom layer that match perfectly. The Zeta’s COM Express […]
    Eric Brown
  • Automation controller runs Linux on a NanoPi Neo SBC November 13, 2017
    Techbase launched a “ModBerry M300” automation controller built on a NanoPi Neo, and added M-Bus and M-Bus Wireless support to its ESP32-based Moduino. Gdansk, Poland based Techbase has added another member to its Linux-driven ModBerry family of automation controllers. The latest ModBerry is built around FriendlyElec’s open source NanoPi Neo SBC. The company has also […]
    Eric Brown
  • In-vehicle computer runs Marshmallow on Snapdragon November 13, 2017
    Advantech’s rugged “Trek-530” in-vehicle computer runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 212, and features isolated DIO, CAN, J1708/J1587, WiFi, BT, GPS, and LTE. Trucks appear to be heading for a switch to fully autonomous technology, creating new opportunities while also decimating yet another segment of the traditional workforce. In the meantime, trucking companies are smartening […]
    Eric Brown
  • Omega2-based smart clock Bluetooth speaker has gesture controlled streaming November 10, 2017
    Onion’s “Oboo Smart Clock” BT music streamer is built on its Linux-driven Omega2 COM, and offers 3W speakers, device charging, and WiFi-based info updates. Onion used Kickstarter to launch its original, Linux-driven Omega and last year’s Omega2 computer-on-modules, and it has returned for a KS three-peat with its Omega2 based Oboo Clock. The bedside smart […]
    Eric Brown