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Bang & Olufsen’s RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

Feb 20, 2018

B&O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC.
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Open source COM runs mainline Linux on Microchip SAMA5D2 SiP

Feb 20, 2018

Microchip unveiled an open source, mainline Linux ready “SAMA5D27 SOM” module based on a SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D27 SoC with 128MB RAM. The 40 x 38mm module is also available with a SOM1-EK1 dev board.
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Fanless, Atom-based mini-PC offers stackable expansion

Feb 19, 2018

ADL’s rugged, 94 x 86 x 58mm “ADLEPC-1520” mini-PC runs Linux or Windows on dual- or quad-core Bay Trail Atom SoCs, and offers 2x GbE, 2x SATA-ready M.2 sockets, and a choice of stackable PCIe I/O boards.
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Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Feb 15, 2018

Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC.
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i.MX6 UL based COM/SBC hybrid has FPGA with programmable ZPU core

Feb 14, 2018

Technologic’s rugged, open-spec “TS-4100” COM/SBC hybrid runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers a microSD slot, 4GB eMMC, a micro-USB OTG port, optional WiFi/BT and baseboard, and an FPGA with a programmable ZPU core for offloading real-time tasks.
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Rugged module and dev kit run Linux on octa-core Renesas SoC

Feb 13, 2018

Emtrion’s Linux-friendly “emCON-RZ/G1H” module features an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, up to 32GB eMMC, dual CAN interfaces, and extended temperature support, and is available with a carrier board.
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Add-on board brings BACnet building control to the Raspberry Pi

Feb 12, 2018

Contemporary Controls is launching a “BASpi” Raspberry Pi add-on that supports the BACnet building control standard and Sedona Framework, and provides 6x relay outputs and 6x inputs, including analog, temp, contact closure, pulse, and resistance inputs.
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IoT prototyping board for Raspberry Pi has a mobile/cloud IFTTT app

Feb 12, 2018

GraspIO’s “Cloudio” IoT prototyping add-on board for the Raspberry Pi includes a 1-inch OLED display, sensors, 6x I/Os, and a servo, and is controlled using a mobile/cloud-based drag-and-drop app with IFTTT and voice support.
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RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

Feb 8, 2018

The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years after SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs.
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Open spec Linux/Android SBCs tap high-end Allwinner and Rockchip SoCs

Feb 7, 2018

Pine64 has launched a “Pine H64” SBC for $26 to $45 featuring Allwinner’s H6 SoC, mini-PCIe, and USB 3.0. It also unveiled a Rockchip RK3399 based “RockPro64” SBC that will sell for $59 to $79 with PCIe, USB 3.0, and a USB Type-C based DisplayPort.
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RK3399 based Odroid-N1 SBC doubles up on SATA III

Feb 6, 2018

Hardkernel unveiled a community-backed “Odroid-N1” SBC with a Rockchip RK3399, GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports, a 40-pin GPIO, and a pair each of PCIe-based SATA III, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports.
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Tiny i.MX7 module runs both Linux and FreeRTOS

Feb 6, 2018

F&S announced a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX7ULP” module that can run Linux and FreeRTOS on an NXP i.MX7. You also get up to 32GB eMMC plus optional WiFi/BT and extended temp support.
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