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Arduino Yun clone runs OpenWrt, offers Grove I/O

Feb 8, 2016 — 314 views

The Arduino Yún- and Grove-compatible “Seeeduino Cloud” SBC has an AR9331 WiFi chipset that runs Linux via a Dragino HE COM, plus Ethernet and USB ports.

WandBoard.org spins Brillo-on-iMX6UL IoT hacker board

Feb 8, 2016 — 406 views

Wandboard.org launched a sandwich-style “HobbitBoard” that runs Brillo on an i.MX6 UltraLite, and offers Intel Edison, Wandboard, and MikroBus expansion.

Ubuntu “convergence” brings PC-like features to mobiles

Feb 4, 2016 — 1,972 views

Canonical has lifted the veil on its long-promised “convergence” version of Ubuntu, which enables a PC-like experience on a mobile device.

64-bit Odroid SBC runs Linux on 2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53

Feb 3, 2016 — 3,348 views

Hardkernel unveiled its first 64-bit hacker SBC. The Odroid-C2 matches the layout of the C1+, but has a quad-core, 2GHz Cortex-A53 SoC and a $40 price.

Communicating with an embedded tablet over NFC or WiFi

Feb 3, 2016 — 507 views

An Android tablet can serve as a touchscreen in a kiosk or embedded system, but communicating with it can be a problem when power must be supplied over USB.

Linux-on-Skylake special: two SBCs and a COM Express

Feb 2, 2016 — 733 views

Avalue unveiled 5.25- and 3.5-inch SBCs, plus a COM Express Type 6 Basic module, based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors.

Tough Android phablet does sensing, scanning, 3G

Feb 2, 2016 — 473 views

Aaeon’s rugged “RTC-600A” handheld runs Android on a TI OMAP4470, and provides a 5.7-inch screen, 8-hour battery, and wireless, sensor, and scanner features.

SMARC COM runs Linux or Android on quad core AM437x

Feb 1, 2016 — 537 views

Embedian’s “SMARC-T4378” module runs Linux or Android on TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, and features up to 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, dual GbE, and an optional carrier.

Top 10 open source Android app development frameworks

Jan 30, 2016 — 2,537 views

Each of these app development frameworks supports HTML5 or JavaScript as well as CSS, and is open source with at least some version of a free app.

BeagleBone SBC morphs into robotics and industrial models

Jan 29, 2016 — 1,360 views

Element14 has spun an industrial version of the BeagleBone Black with -20 to 85°C support, while BeagleBoard.org is prepping a “BeagleBone Blue” for robots.

$10 Orange Pi One pits quad-core Cortex-A7 against Pi Zero

Jan 29, 2016 — 4,427 views

Shenzhen Xunlong launched a $10, Linux- and Android-friendly “Orange Pi One” hacker board with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and a Pi-compatible expansion port.

Intrinsyc’s first SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 600

Jan 28, 2016 — 1,114 views

[Updated: 5:00PM] — Intrinsyc launched its first SBC: an “Open-Q 600” that runs Android or Linux on a quad-core Snapdragon 600 with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, GbE, WiFi, BT, and GPS.

Linux Foundation announces 2016 events, adds OpenIoT

Jan 28, 2016 — 497 views

The Linux Foundation announced its 2016 event calendar, and issued a CFP for the Apr. 4-6 Embedded Linux Conference, which features an OpenIoT Summit.

COM version of BeagleBone Black to launch in April

Jan 27, 2016 — 1,285 views

BeagleCore will launch a COM version of the BeagleBone Black in April, via Conrad Electronic. The “BeagleCore BCM1” will be supported by an optional carrier board.

Using Android tablets as embedded smart touchscreens

Jan 27, 2016 — 1,952 views

Lurking in that low-cost Android tablet are the hardware and most of the software needed for building smart touchscreens into kiosks and other devices.