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Linux-ready A20 SBC offers lots of display and wireless options

May 26, 2015

Faytech’s “FTA20″ SBC runs Linux or Android on an Allwinner A20, and offers I/O including HDMI, VGA, LVDS, GbE, and WiFi, with optional Bluetooth and GPS.

Private Linux cloud server costs $89, streams media too

May 26, 2015

An $89, peer-to-peer “Brease” private file server on Kickstarter features four USB 3.0 ports, a GbE port, 256-bit AES, mobile support, and media streaming.

FPGA add-on boards support Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black

May 25, 2015

Newark Element14’s new ValentFX Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone FPGA add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black feature Arduino and PMOD hooks.

Android automotive system features three displays

May 22, 2015

Mitsubishi’s “FlexConnect.IVI” automotive system runs Android on a TI Jacinto 6 SoC, and drives IVI, HUD, and cluster displays simultaneously.

OS rumors: Google’s Brillo, Russia’s Jolla, Huawei’s Kirin

May 22, 2015

[Updated May 23] — Google is rumored to be prepping a “Brillo” OS for IoT that runs on 32MB of RAM. Meanwhile, Huawei announced a LiteOS for IoT, and Russia tipped its own Linux-based mobile OS.

IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

May 21, 2015

[Updated May 26] — Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G.

Rate these 53 sub-$200 hacker SBCs, win one of 20

May 20, 2015

Rate your favorite hacker SBCs, and you might win one of 20 SBCs including the BeagleBone Black, Creator CI20, DragonBoard 410c, and Edison Kit for Arduino.

Raspberry Pi E-paper HAT supports multiple display sizes

May 18, 2015

Pi Supply has achieved Kickstarter funding for a “Papirus” display HAT that supports E-paper displays up to 2.7 inches on the Raspberry Pi and other SBCs.

Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yún to “Mini” size

May 15, 2015

[Updated May 17] — Arduino.org announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Latest Atheros IoT SoCs include OpenWRT-friendly model

May 15, 2015

Qualcomm has launched two WiFi-enabled SoCs that support the AllJoyn IoT standard, including a 650MHz, MIPS-based “QCA4531″ SoC that runs OpenWRT Linux.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ price drops to $25

May 14, 2015

The RPi Foundation announced a $10 price cut for the Raspberry Pi Model B+ and launched a “Sense HAT” add-on. Meanwhile, Pi competition continues to emerge.

Samsung taps Yocto for dual- and octa-core IoT modules

May 13, 2015

Samsung unveiled a series of IoT-focused “Artik” SoCs and modules, including dual- and octa-core COMs that integrate wireless radios and run Yocto Linux.

Canonical tips Snappy projects involving Acer, GE, Microsoft

May 12, 2015

Canonical announced collaborative, cloud-oriented IoT projects using the lightweight Ubuntu Snappy OS with Acer (aBeing One), GE (ChillHub), and Microsoft.

MIPS-based Linux hacker SBC gets squared

May 12, 2015

[Updated May 14] — Imagination released a new version of its MIPS-based Creator CI20 hacker board with a squared-off design, better WiFi, and a built-in FlowCloud IoT API.

SPDX v2 simplifies open source license dependency tracking

May 12, 2015

[Updated 10:00AM] — The Linux Foundation has updated its SPDX standard to v2.0, enhancing the ability to track complex open source license dependencies to ensure compliance.

Hackable ARM Linux SBC starts at $9

May 11, 2015

An open source, Debian Linux based “Chip” SBC going for $9 has surpassed $740K on Kickstarter. An optional mini-tablet “PocketChip” version sells for $49.

Low profile mini-PC runs Linux on Haswell CPUs

May 6, 2015

Giada’s compact i200 mini-PC for thin client and signage runs Linux on a 4th Gen Intel Core, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and automated scheduling features.

Snappy Ubuntu Core takes off in a quadcopter

May 5, 2015

[Updated May 6] — Erle Robotics has launched an Ubuntu Core “Snappy” version of its open source Linux and ROS-based Erle-Copter quadcopter, with Erle-Copter app store access.

Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

May 5, 2015

Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi.

Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

May 5, 2015

Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more.