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Open source Omega2 module gives way to a “Pro” SBC

Dec 14, 2018

Onion’s “Omega2 Pro” update to its WiFi-enabled Omega2 board boosts RAM to 512MB and flash to 8GB and adds real-world USB and micro-USB ports. The Pro model runs OpenWrt on a 580MHz MIPS SoC.

Touchless health monitoring module works with Raspberry Pi

Dec 13, 2018

Olea Sensor Networks’ “OS-3010” healthcare sensor module now works with the Raspberry Pi and other Linux and Android devices. A 24GHz Doppler Radar Sensor monitors heart rate, respiration, and other signals synthesized by OleaSense software.

Nvidia unveils cheaper 4GB version of its Jetson TX2 and begins shipping its next-gen Xavier module

Dec 13, 2018

Nvidia announced a lower-cost 4GB version of its Linux-driven Jetson TX2 module with half the RAM and eMMC and has begun shipping its next-gen Jetson AGX Xavier.

Sandwich-style SBC offers 10GbE SFP+ ports

Dec 11, 2018

[Updated: Dec. 12] — SolidRun’s “ClearFog CX 8K” SBC is built around a “CEx7 A8040” COM Express Type 7 module that runs Linux on a quad -A72 Armada A8040. Features include 2x 10GbE SFP+ ports, a GbE port, and mini-PCIe, M.2, and SATA expansion.

Open source autonomous driving project to build on 96Boards SBCs

Dec 10, 2018

Linaro, Tier IV, and Apex.AI have co-founded an Autoware Foundation to establish an open source platform for autonomous vehicles built around Tier IV’s Linux/ROS based Autoware stack and some future 96Boards SBCs.

Linaro partners with IIC on upcoming 96Boards Industrial Edition spec

Dec 7, 2018

Linaro and the Industrial Internet Consortium announced a partnership to collaborate on open source Arm standards for industrial IoT involving OTA, TSN, and security, as well as develop a 96Boards Industrial Edition spec.

3.5-inch SBC features Intel Coffee Lake chips

Dec 6, 2018

Commell’s 3.5-inch “LS-37L” SBC showcases Intel’s 8th Gen Core CPUs with triple displays, up to 16GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 2x SATA, 4x USB 3.1, 6x serial, and a mini-PCIe slot.

TI’s first 64-bit SoC debuts on Linux-driven Phytec module

Dec 5, 2018

Phytec’s “phyCore-AM65x SOM” and dev kit runs Linux on TI’s new AM65x SoC, which combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores, a PowerVR GPU, 2x Cortex-R5F MCUs, and 6x real-time PRU chips that support up to 6x TSN capable GbE ports.

SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX8M

Dec 5, 2018

Axiomtek’s “SCM180” SMARC module features NXP’s dual- or quad-core i.MX8M SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus TPM, GbE, HDMI 2.0, MIPI-DSI/CSI, and support for up to -40 to 85°C temperatures.

Linux-friendly Type 7 modules take to the skies

Dec 4, 2018

[Updated: Dec. 11] — Congatec unveiled two rugged, up to 16-core COM Express Basic Type 7 modules for aircraft computers: a Xeon D 15xx and Pentium D-15xx based Conga-B7XD and an Atom C3xxx driven Conga-B7AC that supports up to 96GB DDR4. There’s also a new Conga-X7EVAL Type 7 carrier.

Cluster board supports up to five Raspberry Pi CM3 modules with switched GbE

Nov 30, 2018

MiniNodes is launching a “5 Node Raspberry Pi 3 CoM Carrier Board” that supports clusters of up to 5x RPi Compute Module 3 boards and integrates a switched GbE port.

CubeSats that confirmed Mars Insight landing feature embedded Linux COM

Nov 29, 2018

Gumstix’s Linux-driven Overo IronStorm-Y module and Caspa VL camera traveled to Mars on a pair of “MarCO” CubeSat satellites, helping to confirm the successful landing of NASA’s Mars Insight lander.

Open-spec board opens up I2C

Nov 28, 2018

Excamera’s “I2CDriver” I2C debugging board has a logic-analyzer display, a micro-USB link to a PC, and support for 3x I2C modules. Options include up to 20x I2C sensor and I/O modules and 3x carriers.

Tiny SBCs run Linux on i.MX6 ULL and i.MX6 Solo

Nov 26, 2018

Garz & Fricke unveiled a compact “Nallino Core” SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 ULL SoC and offers LAN, USB, CAN, and serial I/O. G&F is also prepping a i.MX6 Solo based “SANTVEND Battery Core” SBC with a 4G modem.