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Streamlining build environment management with Linux containers

Jul 20, 2018 — views: 761

At the Open Source Summit, Daynix Computing’s Yan Vugenfirer demonstrated his company’s open source “Rebuild” framework, which uses Docker containers to help streamline the management of build environments.

As EU tightens screws on Android, Google focuses on a Fuchsia future

Jul 19, 2018 — views: 729

[Updated: July 22] — Google plans to replace Android with Fuchsia beginning with a smart speaker in 2021, says Bloomberg. Fuchsia could help Google sidestep Android-related legal threats from Oracle and the EU, which just slapped Google with a $5.1 billion fine.

SDR meets AI in a mash-up of Jetson TX2, Artix-7, and 2×2 MIMO

Jul 18, 2018 — views: 1032

Deepwave Digital has launched an Ubuntu-driven, $5K “AIR-T” Mini-ITX board for AI-infused SDR, equipped with an Nvidia Jetson TX2, a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, and an AD9371 2×2 MIMO transceiver.

IIoT platform extends from the cloud to the depths of a mine

Jul 17, 2018 — views: 381

Advantech announced an IoT platform initially targeting mine safety that combines BTI’s “MIOTY” LPWAN sensor solution running on an Ubuntu-powered Advantech ARK-2250L gateway connected to a Hitachi IoT Service Hub running on Microsoft Azure.

Open-spec NAS SBC with 4x SATA 3.0 ports relaunches

Jul 17, 2018 — views: 4905

Kobol has relaunched its open-spec “Helios4” NAS SBC and fanned system. The Helios4 runs Debian on a Marvell Armada 388 SoC with 2GB ECC RAM and offers 1x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x SATA 3.0 ports for up to 48TB.

Compact, rugged box computer runs Ubuntu on Jetson TX2

Jul 16, 2018 — views: 2055

Axiomtek’s “eBOX560-900-FL” fanless AI computer runs Ubuntu 16.04 on Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 module, and adds 2x GbE ports and single USB, HDMI 2.0, mini-PCIe, and M.2 with optional NVM. The fanless system offers IP40 protection, vibration resistance, and -10 to 50°C support.

RK3399 based Renegade Elite debuts on Indiegogo for under $100

Jul 13, 2018 — views: 1530

Libre Computer has launched its promised “Renegade Elite” SBC on Indiegogo for $99. The RK3399-based board features GbE with PoE, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB Type-C with DP, and PCIe.

96-core NanoPi Fire3 cluster computer blows past RPi rigs in benchmarks

Jul 12, 2018 — views: 5297

Cluster computer projects are increasingly looking beyond the Raspberry Pi to build devices with faster cluster-friendly SBCs. Here’s a 96-core monster that taps the octa-core NanoPi Fire3.

Tiny carrier unleashes Nvidia Xavier power for robotics and AI

Jul 12, 2018 — views: 786

Nvidia unveiled a Jetson Xavier Developer Kit for its octa-core, AI/robotics focused Xavier module. The carrier includes eSATA, PCIe x16, GbE, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C with DP support, and 2x M.2 slots with NVMe support.

Low-profile Apollo Lake Mini-ITX board runs Linux

Jul 12, 2018 — views: 1215

Axiomtek’s “MANO311” industrial thin Mini-ITX board runs Fedora, Ubuntu, or Win 10 on a dual-core Celeron N3350, and offers triple display and 4K support plus 6x serial, 6x USB, and SATA, mSATA, PCIe, and mini-PCIe.

CAN-based passive telematics software hitches ride on the Raspberry Pi

Jul 11, 2018 — views: 1256

On Indiegogo, Network Sorcery is pitching “UCAN” software for a CAN-equipped Raspberry Pi board that enables passive, real-time decoding of automotive telematics data over the CAN Bus. UCAN initially supports GM, Infiniti, and Nissan cars.

Linux module and dev board showcase Arm/FPGA Stratix 10 SX

Jul 10, 2018 — views: 927

Reflex CES has launched a “COMXpressSX Stratix 10” Basic Type 7 module that runs Linux on Intel’s Stratix 10 SX SoC and offers 56GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, and 32x PCIe. An optional PCIe carrier supplies 10GbE, GbE, SATA, and more.

Intel Core based EPIC SBC targets retail applications

Jul 10, 2018 — views: 720

Aaeon’s retail-oriented “EPIC-KBS8” SBC offers a choice of 6th or 7th gen Intel Core chips, as well as SATA III, mSATA, mini-PCIe, 2x GbE, and up to 2x LVDS and 12x USB interfaces.

Snapdragon 820 board gains Linux BSP

Jul 9, 2018 — views: 626

VIA has released a Yocto Project based Linux BSP for its previously Android-only SOM-9X20 module, which is sold along with a carrier board for $569. The module features a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS.