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Compact module runs Linux on quad-core Braswell

Jul 31, 2015

Congatec announced a compact, low power computer-on-module based on Intel’s 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and featuring triple display outputs, and up to 4K video.

Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

Jul 31, 2015

The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework.

Linux-friendly COM Express module floats 3rd Gen Cores

Jul 30, 2015

Acrosser has introduced a pair of COM Express Type 6 Basic modules based on circa-2013 Core i7/i3 CPUs from Intel’s extended lifecycle, embedded roadmap.

COM Express Type 6 module revs up to 3.2GHz Core i7

Jul 30, 2015

CompuLab, which debuted its first COM Express modules last month, has added a high-end Type 6 module using Intel’s Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs, clocked up to 3.2GHz.

i.MX6 hacker board features M.2 and wide-range power

Jul 29, 2015

[Updated 10:45PM] — SolidRun has launched a high-end, Linux-ready “Edge” SBC to its i.MX6-based HummingBoard line, adding M.2 and eMMC storage, wide range power, and more I/O.

Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Jul 29, 2015

Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board.

Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

Jul 28, 2015

[Update: July 29] — 4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a “full” HAT design.

i.MX6 module and Pico-ITX sized carrier run Buildroot Linux

Jul 28, 2015

F&S has launched an 80 x 50mm COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers optional industrial temperature support and a Pico-ITX sized baseboard.

3.5-inch SBC runs Yocto on Braswell and 6 Watts

Jul 27, 2015

Aaeon’s Yocto Linux ready, 3.5-inch “GENE-BSW5″ SBC offers Intel Braswell CPUs, dual GbE ports, six serial ports, and mini-PCIe, SATA, and mSATA expansion.

Stackable SBC sandwich runs Linux on ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC

Jul 24, 2015

Sundance’s sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Xilinx Zynq SoC, offers VITA57.1 FMC-LPC I/O, and stacks via a PCIe/104 OneBank expansion bus.

Rugged Broadwell Type 6 COM loads up on USB, PCIe

Jul 23, 2015

Arbor is launching an Ubuntu-ready Type 6 Compact module with a dual-core 5th Gen Core CPU, -40 to 85°C operation, 12 USB ports, and eight PCIe slots.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule posted

Jul 23, 2015

The Linux Foundation posted a schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015 (Oct. 5-7), and expanded its training into India.

Three wireless advances that target Linux and Android devices

Jul 22, 2015

Three wireless advances will soon find their way into Linux and Android devices: Wi-Fi Aware, Eddystone, and an update to the 6LoWPAN-based Thread protocol.

MontaVista spins IoT version of its Carrier Grade Linux

Jul 22, 2015

MontaVista debuted an IoT version of its Yocto-based Carrier Grade Linux OS, featuring annual major updates, modular structure, and QEMU and Docker support.

Mini-ITX board runs Linux on AMD Steppe Eagle SoCs

Jul 22, 2015

Congatec has refreshed its Conga-IGX line of Mini-ITX boards with dual- and quad-core G-Series “Steppe Eagle” SoCs, featuring configurable TDPs from 5-15W.

Tiny Yocto-ready ARM COM supports industrial temps

Jul 21, 2015

[Updated: 8:00PM] — Gumstix launched a Linux-ready Overo COM with an 800MHz TI DM3730 SoC, 1GB of flash, a microSD slot, a camera input, and support for -40 to 85°C temperatures.

ADAS dev board runs Yocto Linux on octa-core SoC

Jul 21, 2015

Renesas unveiled a Linux-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) starter kit based on its R-Car H2 SoC, supporting PCIe, HDMI, and multiple cameras.

4G LTE M2M/IoT router offers open Linux SDK

Jul 20, 2015

NetComm unveiled a Linux-based 4G wireless router for M2M and IoT, equipped with a Sequans LTE module, a NAMUR sensor input, and remote management software.

$30 Remix Mini aims to be the first serious Android PC

Jul 20, 2015

Jide Tech won Kickstarter funding for a $30 mini-PC running its productivity oriented, Android 5.0 based “Remix OS” on Allwinner’s 64-bit quad-core H64 SoC.

7-inch industrial touchscreen modules run Linux on i.MX6

Jul 17, 2015

Reach Technology announced a 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel Linux touchscreen module for HMI apps, that’s offered in both capacitive and resistive touch models.