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Intel unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 mobile SoCs

Mar 2, 2015

Intel announced new “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 SoCs, mainly targeting Android and Windows 10 tablets, plus a low-cost LTE-enabled “Sofia” Atom x3 SoC.

Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too

Mar 2, 2015

Orange announced a $40 “Klif” Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it’s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones.

16nm Zynq SoC mixes Cortex-A53, FPGA, Cortex-R5

Feb 27, 2015

Xilinx unveiled a 16nm “UltraScale+” version of its ARM/FPGA hybrid “Zynq” SoC with four Cortex-A53s cores, a faster FPGA, a GPU, and two Cortex-R5 MCUs.

Pocket-watch style smartphone runs Firefox OS

Feb 27, 2015

Monohm unveiled a disk-shaped “Runcible” smartphone running Firefox OS. The camera-equipped device is notable for its chilled-out UI and modular construction.

Tiny rugged COM runs Linux on quad-core 2GHz Tegra K1

Feb 27, 2015

GE unveiled a rugged COM Express Type 10 Mini module that runs Linux on a 2GHz Tegra K1 and offers soldered 2GB RAM and support for CUDA and VisionWorks.

Tiny COM Express module runs Linux on quad-core Atom

Feb 26, 2015

Aaeon launched a transportation-focused “NanoCOM-BT” COM Express Type 10 Mini module based on Atom E3800 SoCs, with optional industrial temperature support.

Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display

Feb 26, 2015

The “RideOn” project for augmented reality ski goggles has won its Indiegogo funding. It runs Android on a 1.2GHz ARM CPU, and offers hands-free control.

Linux loving SODIMM-style COM dishes up Cortex-A5 SoC

Feb 25, 2015

EMAC’s “SoM-A5D36″ COM runs Linux on a Cortex-A5-based Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC, and offers up to 4GB flash, industrial temperature, and an optional carrier board.

Tough Pico-ITX SBC packs 1.91GHz quad-core Atom E3800

Feb 25, 2015

Congatec’s 100 x 70mm “Conga-IA3″ Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers soldered RAM, dual mini-PCIe slots, and optional -40 to 85°C support.

Freescale’s popular i.MX6 SoC sprouts a Cortex-M4 MCU

Feb 24, 2015

Freescale added a “6SoloX” SoC to its Cortex-A9 i.MX6 family, featuring a Cortex-M4 MCU, plus new security, power management, and GbE bridging features.

Smart rear-view mirror runs Android 4.2, has dual cams

Feb 24, 2015

Mobile Safety Accessories unveiled an Android 4.2 rear-view mirror touchscreen with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, backup and DVR cameras, and Google Play support.

MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC

Feb 24, 2015

[Updated 4PM] — F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale’s new MCU-enabled “i.MX 6SoloX” SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces.

IoT-oriented dev kits run Ubuntu on new Toshiba Cortex-A9 SoC

Feb 23, 2015

Toshiba announced two Linux-supported “ApP Lite” dev kits for its new 600MHz Cortex-A9 based “TZ2100″ series SoCs, which target IoT and other embedded apps.

Mini-PC taps RPi Compute Module and supports RPi 2

Feb 21, 2015

Kickstarter is hosting a wireless-savvy “OpenPi” mini-PC based on the RPi Compute Module. If you wait a bit, you can get one with the quad-core Pi 2 module.

pcDuino3B hacker SBC features WiFi, GbE, and Arduino I/O

Feb 20, 2015

LinkSprite launched a gig-Ethernet version of its PCDuino3 SBC, featuring the same dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC, plus SATA, WiFi, and Arduino compatible I/O.

Rugged box-PC offers HDMI and dual GbE, starts at $671

Feb 19, 2015

Acnodes’s rugged, fanless, Linux-friendly “FES8680″ box-PC features a 4th Gen Intel Core CPU, HDMI, dual GbE, and up to eight COM ports, and starts at $671.

Tiny, rugged, box-PC implements Intel’s IoT platform

Feb 19, 2015

Adlink is prepping a rugged, compact “MXE-200i” box-PC preloaded with Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack running on quad- or dual-core Atoms.

Sony taps Linux robot car tech for self-driving car project

Feb 18, 2015

Sony is developing self-driving car technologies with ZMP, which sells autonomous RoboCar development platforms with Linux-based control and sensor systems.

Is Linux heading toward the big 4.0?

Feb 18, 2015

Linux 3.19 was released, to be followed by either a version 3.20 or 4.0. Also, the 2015 Linux Kernel Report reveals a growing rate of kernel contributions.

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit keynotes to stream live

Feb 17, 2015

Keynote sessions from the 2015 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will stream live Feb. 18, with topics including the kernel, IoT, drones, and lots more.