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Snapdragon 820 lands on an Android Pico-ITX SBC

Feb 17, 2017 — 980 views
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[Updated Feb. 20] — Inforce Computing’s model 6640 Pico-ITX SBC is based on a Snapdragon 820 SoC and features 4GB RAM, 4K video, WiFi/BT/GPS wireless, GbE, SATA, and Android 7.

Protecting Linux devices with verified boot, from ROM to Userspace

Feb 16, 2017 — 842 views
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Amid growing concern regarding escalating attacks on Linux-based devices, a well-attended talk at ELC Europe 2016 focused on the topic of verified boot schemes.

Pico-ITX SBC taps quad- or dual-core Intel Apollo Lake

Feb 16, 2017 — 1,285 views
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Axiomtek’s “PICO312” Pico-ITX SBC offers Intel “Apollo Lake” SoCs and up to 8GB RAM, dual-display support, plus GbE, USB, SATA, and mini-PCIe expansion.

Latest Samsung Artik IoT module offers quad A9 SoC

Feb 15, 2017 — 788 views
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Samsung launched a new, Fedora Linux ready Artik 530 COM and development kit, which unlike the dual Cortex-A7 Artik 520, moves to a quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC.

OpenWrt-driven LoRa gateways feature indoor and outdoor models

Feb 14, 2017 — 1,566 views
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Dragino’s LoRa Gateways run OpenWrt on an Atheros AR9331 — and Arduino on an ATMega328P — and bridge LoRA wireless with IP using WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G.

Industrial controller runs Raspbian Linux on Raspberry Pi 3

Feb 13, 2017 — 7,249 views
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Janz Tec has released an industrial controller built around the Raspberry Pi 3, with WiFi, Bluetooth, CANbus, and CODESYS compatibility.

Real-time Linux explained, and contrasted with Xenomai and RTAI

Feb 10, 2017 — 2,530 views
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At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks.

Linux-driven dev board harnesses Sitara PRU-ICSS

Feb 9, 2017 — 926 views
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MYIR unveiled a new development board for its TI AM437x based “MYC-C437X” module designed to tap the AM437x’s PRU-ICSS real-time chips.

Robot arm kit features a Raspberry Pi HAT

Feb 9, 2017 — 1,096 views
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Mime’s open source “MeArm Pi” kit is up on Kickstarter, consisting of a robot arm and a HAT board designed to work with the Raspberry Pi.

Open source smart home platform gains Ubuntu snap packages

Feb 9, 2017 — 2,644 views
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Canonical has released a Snap package mechanism for running Ubuntu apps under the openHAB smart home stack, complete with Azul’s Zulu Embedded Java Runtime.

Android Wear 2.0 debuts on two LG watches

Feb 8, 2017 — 369 views
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Google released Android Wear 2.0, available on the new LG Watch Style and Sport, with an overhauled UI, autonomy, LTE, app downloads, and Google Assistant.

Smart lighting gizmo offers video chat, gesture support, and Alexa

Feb 8, 2017 — 1,017 views
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The Linux-based, $149 “Brilliant Control” smart lighting controller has a wall-mounted, 5-inch screen, Alexa voice support, motion control, and video chat.

HVAC-focused I/O device server runs OpenWrt

Feb 8, 2017 — 1,094 views
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Barix’s OpenWrt-driven “Barionet 1000″ is its first Barionet programmable I/O controller to run Linux, and the first to offer WiFi and USB connectivity.