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70-inch Android touchscreen targets interactive education

Jun 29, 2015

ViewSonic’s new 70-inch HD touchscreen signage system runs Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and is aimed at interactive education and business presentations.

Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter

Jun 29, 2015

An open source, 49 x 32mm COM version of the BeagleBone Black called the “BeagleCore” offers Cape compatibility and starts at $44, or $111 with a baseboard.

Round-up: 12 Braswell-based Mini-ITX boards

Jun 26, 2015

[Updated: June 28] — In recent weeks Aewin, ASRock, BCM, BioStar, ECS, and MSI have collectively announced a dozen Braswell based Mini-ITX boards that are all able to run Linux.

$25 JavaScript-savvy HDMI stick runs Linux

Jun 26, 2015

Marvell unveiled two new Kinoma IoT prototyping mini-PCs, including a “Kinoma HD” stick running Linux and the open source JavaScript 6 KinomaJS framework.

Tiny SBC runs Linux or Android on dime-sized i.MX6 module

Jun 24, 2015

InHand’s tiny “Fury-M6″ COM/SBC hybrid adds wireless, eMMC, battery support, and more to Freescale’s new, dime-sized, i.MX6 Dual based SCM-i.MX6D module.

First quad- and octa-core QorIQ SoCs unveiled

Jun 23, 2015

Freescale revealed two Linux-enabled QorIQ LS1 networking SoCs with four and eight 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and says it will offer a Cortex-A72 LS2 model.

SODIMM-style i.MX6 COMs include an UltraLite model

Jun 23, 2015

iWave announced two Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COMs. One supports up to a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, while the other has the new i.MX6 UltraLite.

Dime-sized IoT COM runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Jun 23, 2015

[Updated June 24] — Freescale’s dime sized “SCM-i.MX6D” module runs Linux or Android on an 800MHz i.MX6 Dual SoC, includes a PMIC and up to 2GB of RAM, and targets IoT apps.

Rugged vehicle PC offers power protection, wireless options

Jun 22, 2015

Aaeon’s rugged, Linux-ready “Boxer” PC for vehicles offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, dual GbE and four 10/100 PoE LAN ports, mini-PCIe expansion, and a SIM slot.

New Freescale i.MX7 SoCs take on low-power Linux IoT

Jun 22, 2015

[Updated: 7:00PM] — Freescale unveiled two Linux-ready, 28nm i.MX7 SoCs with one or two Cortex-A7 cores, Cortex-M4 MCUs, and much lower power consumption than the i.MX6.

Wireless media streaming speaker has Android touchscreen

Jun 19, 2015

Zettaly’s portable, $200 “Avy” wireless speaker runs Android 4.4 and features a 7-inch touchscreen, 10W speakers, a web cam, and up to 40GB of storage.

Tiny module aims quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 at IoT

Jun 18, 2015

[Updated: June 19] — Intrinsyc’s tiny “Open-Q 410″ module has a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 410, offers WiFi, BT, GPS, and 8GB eMMC, and runs both Android and Linux.

Surveillance-oriented Nest Cam offers optional cloud analytics

Jun 18, 2015

Google’s Nest upgraded its Linux-based automation line with a new “Nest Protect,” and a 1080p “Nest Cam” surveillance cam with optional cloud analytics.

Linux-based Sierra Wireless IoT module has 3G or 4G radios

Jun 17, 2015

Sierra Wireless unveiled a Cortex-A5 based “AirPrime WP” IoT module with 3G or 4G radios, plus a modularly expandable, open-source “mangOH” carrier board.

Tough box-PCs support dual GbE, dual displays, wireless

Jun 17, 2015

Axiomtek has spun three slim, rugged “eBox” PCs with Atom E3800 or Celeron J1900 SoCs that include dual GbEs, SATA and mSATA storage, and optional wireless.

Official Raspberry Pi Case starts at $8.59

Jun 16, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the first official case for the Raspberry Pi, which exposes all ports and features a clip-on lid for adding HATs.

Portable wireless speakers run Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Jun 16, 2015

[Updated 5PM] — Axiom’s portable wireless 150W speakers stream music from the web, mobile devices, or USB, and include a WiFi access point and an optional battery pack.

PowerPC based IoT gateway COM ships with Linux BSP

Jun 16, 2015

The rugged Arcturus “uCP1020″ COM for IoT/M2M gateways runs Linux on Freescale’s QorIQ P1020, with up to up to 64GB eMMC, three GbE ports, and a baseboard.

CompuLab debuts an x86-based COM Express trio

Jun 15, 2015

[Updated: June 16] — CompuLab’s three Linux-friendly x86 COM Express modules include a Type 6 COM with 5th Gen Core CPUs and Type 10 COMs with Atom E3800 and AMD G-Series SoCs.

Pico-ITX Snapdragon 600 SBC upgrade adds features

Jun 15, 2015

[Updated: 6PM] — Inforce upgraded its Inforce 6410 SBC to a “6410Plus” model, with the same Snapdragon 600 SoC, but with new GPS, MIPI-CSI, and MIPI-DSI features, and more.