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$13 HAT aims Raspberry Pi at real-world I/O projects

Mar 30, 2015

Pimoroni’s $13 “Explorer HAT” add-on for the Raspberry Pi can drive motors and touchscreens, integrate sensors, interface with 5V devices, and more.

IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated COM runs Linux on i.MX6

Mar 30, 2015

Denx released a rugged, IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated “M6R” COM that runs its Yocto-based ELDK embedded Linux on a single, dual, or quad core Freescale i.MX6 SoC.

Android 4.4 field handheld features 3-inch thermal printer

Mar 29, 2015

Two Technologies’s LTE-ready “N5Print” handheld runs Android on a Snapdragon 800 and has a built-in printer plus Smart Card, magstripe, and barcode support.

Tiny WiFi-loaded OpenWRT COM starts at $12

Mar 27, 2015

OpenEmbed launched a 52 x 28mm “SOM9331″ COM for IoT that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Atheros AR9331 SoC, and offers WiFi and extended temperatures.

Firefox OS ported to MIPS on Ingenic tablet

Mar 25, 2015

Imagination is hosting a raffle for a 9.7-inch, MIPS-based Ingenic tablet that runs a MIPS port of Firefox OS, which will also support its Creator CI20 SBC.

One-armed manipulation robot runs Linux and ROS

Mar 24, 2015

Rethink Robotics’s one-armed, Linux- and ROS-based “Sawyer” manipulation robot is smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise than the earlier Baxter.

Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market

Mar 24, 2015

Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.

Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC

Mar 24, 2015

Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.

Linux-based COMs gain WiFi AP and BLE 4.1 functions

Mar 24, 2015

Gumstix has updated its wireless enabled, Linux-oriented Overo Storm modules with new “Storm-Y” models that add WiFi access point and BLE 4.1 functions.

Wind River Linux profiles step up to Yocto 1.7

Mar 23, 2015

Wind River updated its embedded Linux virtualization, security, and Carrier Grade profiles with Yocto Linux 1.7, citing key benefits to IoT applications.

Panel computer runs Linux or Android on AM335x SoC

Mar 23, 2015

AndersDX unveiled a panel computer based on a Sitara AM3354 SoC, with WiFi and BT, and a 5.7-inch, VGA resistive or 4.3-inch, WVGA capacitive touch display.

Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on 1.9GHz quad-core Atom SoC

Mar 20, 2015

Axiomtek’s “PICO840″ Pico-ITX SBC features a quad- or dual-core Intel Atom, and offers multiple video ports, plus GbE, SATA, serial, USB, and Mini-PCIe I/O.

DAQ box runs Linux on Core i7, packs Spartan-6 FPGA

Mar 20, 2015

Innovative Integration’s Linux-friendly “ePC-Duo” data acquisition box offers an Intel Core i7 CPU, a Spartan-6 FPGA, dual XMC slots, and dual 10GbE ports.

Rugged box-PC runs Linux on quad-core Bay Trail Celeron

Mar 19, 2015

Aaeon’s rugged, fanless “Boxer-6614″ box-PC runs Linux on a quad- or dual-core Celeron SoC, and offers 8GB RAM, HDMI and VGA, dual GbE, and dual mini-PCIe.

Android smartwatch enlightens dumb phone and tablet

Mar 18, 2015

Neptune launched a WiGig-connected “Neptune Suite” on Indiegogo, comprising an Android smartwatch, a barebones phone and tablet, and a keyboard and TV dongle.

Linux-based bipedal robot endures kicks and dodgeball attacks

Mar 17, 2015

OSU demonstrated its speedy, bipedal ATRIAS robot withstanding a barrage of kicks and dodgeballs. ATRIAS runs on ROS and a real-time Xenomai Linux kernel.

Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC gains embedded Linux support

Mar 16, 2015

The Timesys LinuxLink tool suite now supports Freescale’s i.MX6 SoloX SoC, including support for Freescale’s MQX RTOS that runs on the SoC’s Cortex-M4 MCU.

Tiny SBC runs Android and Linux on Snapdragon 410

Mar 16, 2015

Qualcomm’s Raspberry Pi-sized “DragonBoard 410c” SBC runs Android or Linux on the quad-core Cortex-A53 based Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, and GPS.

Rugged NUC mini-PCs run Linux on Broadwell and Bay Trail

Mar 13, 2015

Logic Supply unveiled two rugged, Intel NUC “ML100″ mini-PCs: one with two GbE ports based on a Bay Trail Celeron, and one with Intel’s 5th-Gen Core CPU.

Allwinner’s octa-core A80 SoC tightens its SBC grip

Mar 13, 2015

The CubieTech octa-core Allwinner A80 based “Cubieboard4″ SBC goes for $125, competing with LinkSprite’s $129 Beta Arches and Merrii’s $300 H88 Hummingbird.