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Tiny $5 Raspberry Pi Zero keeps it simple

Nov 26, 2015 — 1,582 views

[Update: Nov. 27] — The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a $5 “Raspberry Pi Zero” SBC with a 1GHz ARM11 SoC, 512MB RAM, plus microSD, mini-HDMI, micro-USB, and 40-pin GPIO.

Wireless IoT gateway features Linux/Java programming stack

Nov 25, 2015 — 421 views

Calao unveiled a modular “Delta P100” IoT gateway with a Linux/Java OSGI programming stack, plus WiFi, 3G/4G, LoRa, SigFox, and other wireless options.

Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

Nov 25, 2015 — 1,178 views

Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE.

Rugged, legacy PC/104 SBC taps dual-core Vortex86DX3 SoC

Nov 24, 2015 — 321 views

Adlink’s rugged, Linux-friendly “CM1-86DX3” PC/104 SBC is built with DMP’s new dual-core Vortex86DX3 SoC, with 2GB RAM DDR3L and both Fast and GbE Ethernet.

Home security gateway runs Linux, features glowing orb

Nov 23, 2015 — 1,362 views

Dojo-Labs announced a Linux-based “Dojo” home security gateway that notifies users of security threats via a mobile app and a glowing orb.

Creator Ci40 SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, Brillo on dual-core MIPS

Nov 23, 2015 — 1,239 views

[Updated: 7:30PM] — Imagination’s IoT-focused “Creator Ci40” SBC runs OpenWRT, Debian, and Brillo on a dual-core MIPS CPU, and offers Raspberry Pi and MikroBus Click expansion.

Smart light switch includes HD camera, IFTT support

Nov 20, 2015 — 1,383 views

D-Link’s Linux-powered, WiFi-enabled “Komfy Switch with Camera” also includes a cloud service, sensors for temperature, humidity, and CO2, and IFTT support.

Mini-PC doubles as open-spec, octa-core hacker SBC

Nov 20, 2015 — 2,398 views

Geekbuying’s $109, open-spec “GeekBox” mini-PC includes a removable SBC that runs Android and Ubuntu on an octa-core RK3368, and can plug into a carrier.

i.MX6 SoloX COM sports dual GbE controllers

Nov 19, 2015 — 487 views

OpenEmbed announced a “SOM6330” module equipped with a Freescale i.MX6 SoloX SoC, with up to 1GB RAM, up to 32GB eMMC, dual GbE ports, and PCIe expansion.

Cherry Trail stick-PC supports Android, Ubuntu Snappy

Nov 19, 2015 — 928 views

The winning Indiegogo campaign for an Intel “Cherry Trail” based, USB 3.1-enabled “MagicStick” stick-PC has added Snappy Ubuntu Core to its preloaded OSes.

Parrot’s Bebop 2: smaller, faster, longer-lasting, Linux-fortified

Nov 19, 2015 — 1,633 views

Like all of Parrot’s previous drone models, including the original Bebop, the Bebop 2 runs Parrot’s open source Linux flight stack.

ZigBee home automation design kits use RPi-based gateway

Nov 19, 2015 — 1,936 views

Silicon Labs unveiled reference designs for home automation and lighting networks, based on its ZigBee SoC and middleware plus a Raspberry Pi-based gateway.

Open source OpenWRT router has automatic updates

Nov 18, 2015 — 3,795 views

CZ.NIC has found Indiegogo success with an open source, OpenWRT “Turris Omnia” router with crypto security, automatic updates, and NAS and server functions.

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail, is loaded with I/O

Nov 17, 2015 — 668 views

Arbor Technologies unveiled the “EmCORE-i230G,” a 3.5-inch form factor SBC featuring Intel Atom E3800 CPUs, a wide array of I/O, and -40 to 85°C operation.

Rugged SODIMM-style COM and SBC run Linux on i.MX7

Nov 17, 2015 — 485 views

CompuLab announced a rugged COM and SBC dev kit based on a Freescale i.MX7 SoC, with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, plus WiFi, BT, dual GbE ports, and PCIe.

Nano-ITX based mini-PC taps 5th Gen Core, packs dual GbE

Nov 17, 2015 — 3,347 views

Aaeon’s fanless, Linux-friendly “Nano-001N” mini-PC is built around a Nano-ITX board with a 5th Gen. Core processor, M.2 storage, and dual DP and GbE ports.

NAS boxes double as media players, run Linux plus Android

Nov 13, 2015 — 1,543 views

Qnap’s TAS-168 and dual-bay TAS-268 NAS devices run both Linux and Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and offers private cloud and media player capabilities.

SBC mixes i.MX6 with FPGA for IoT and basestation duty

Nov 13, 2015 — 654 views

Mikroprojekt’s Linux-based “Kondor AX” development board for IoT gateways and small basestations combines a Lattice ECP5 FPGA with an i.MX6 Solo SoC.

“Extreme rugged” Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail

Nov 12, 2015 — 1,001 views

Adlink’s Mini-ITX-BST-I SBC runs Linux on Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and offers 8GB RAM, dual GbE, and rich multimedia, plus MIL spec shake-and-bake ruggedness.

ARM debuts power-sipping 64-bit Cortex-A35 processor

Nov 12, 2015 — 1,516 views

At ARM TechCon this week, ARM unveiled its most power-efficient 64-bit processor to date: the ARMv8-A based “Cortex-A35,” aimed at mobile and embedded apps.