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Skylake module aces OSADL’s real-time Linux tests

Jun 21, 2018

Congatec has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab, which has certified that the real-time Linux stack for the Skylake Xeon-E3 based Conga-TS170 COM Express module offers “excellent response times.”
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Hackable Raspberry Pi add-on boards enable CAN-bus home automation

Jun 20, 2018

Omzlo’s open spec “NoCAN” IoT platform for home IoT includes an “Omzlo PiMaster HAT” board for the Raspberry Pi that connects with multiple Arduino compatible CANZERO nodes on a CAN-bus cable that can stretch up to 300 meters.
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Hacker board survey extended — vote for your favs and win SBC prizes

Jun 20, 2018

We have extended our 2018 reader survey on open-spec Linux/Android hacker boards through June 22. Pick your favorite SBCs from our catalog of 116 and win a chance at receiving one of 15 DragonBoards, Chatterbox boards, and UP boards.
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3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC is loaded with options

Jun 15, 2018

DFI is prepping an Ubuntu friendly 3.5-inch “AL551” SBC with an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display support, up to 2x GbE and SATA III ports, and mini-PCIe, M.2, and optional “expansion I/O” connectors.
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RK3399 SBC has 9-36V DC and optional 4G, WiFi, serial, and HDMI-in modules

Jun 13, 2018

ICNexus’ “SBC3100” SBC runs Ubuntu or Android on a Rockchip RK3399 with up to 4GB RAM and 16GB flash plus HDMI 2.0, DP, eDP, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, 9-36V power, optional WiFi/BT, and a mini-PCIe slot with optional 3G or 4G.
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Automation controller upgraded with new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Jun 12, 2018

Techbase has upgraded its Linux-powered ModBerry M500 controller with the RPi 3 Model B+ SBC, advancing to a 1.4GHz SoC, GbE, and dual-band WiFi-ac. The launch follows several new NanoPi and Orange Pi based ModBerry M300 models.
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Tiny Apollo Lake module targets factory automation

Jun 12, 2018

Aaeon’s “NanoCOM-APL” COM Express Type 10 Mini module features an Apollo Lake SoC, as well as up to 10x USB plus PCIe x4, GbE, SATA, DDI, and optional industrial temperature support.
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Latest ReSpeaker voice board moves to Rockchip RK3229

Jun 11, 2018

[Updated: June 13] — Seeed’s v.2.0 version of its ReSpeaker Core mic array board advances to a Debian-driven, quad- A7 Rockchip RK3229 and offers a 6x mic array with a 16-meter wake-word range.
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Robotics dev kit runs new Isaac SDK on octa-core Xavier module

Jun 7, 2018

Nvidia announced an “Isaac” software developer platform for robots and other autonomous machines that runs on its Linux-friendly octa-core, ARM64 “Jetson Xavier” module with integrated high-end Volta GPU. A $1,300 dev kit is due in August.
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Sandwich-style hacker board debuts new quad -A7 Rockchip SoC

Jun 7, 2018

Firefly’s Core-PX3-SEJ COM runs Ubuntu or Android on a new quad -A7 Rockchip PX3-SE SoC. The module is available as part of a $120 Firefly-PX3-SE dev board with -20 to 80℃ support.
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2018 reader survey of 116 open-spec Linux/Android SBCs

Jun 5, 2018

Vote for your favorites from our freshly updated catalog of 116 sub-$200, hacker-friendly SBCs that run Linux or Android, and you could win one of 15 prizes.
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Catalog of 116 open-spec hacker boards

Jun 5, 2018

This catalog accompanies our June 2018 reader survey of hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs. Here, we provide recently updated descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to details for all 116 SBCs.
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Stackable 8-relay add-on supports up to 64 relays per Raspberry Pi

Jun 4, 2018

Sequent Microsystems’ “Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Card” provides 8x relays and can be stacked to enable 64 relays per Raspberry Pi for home automation applications such as smart sprinklers.
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i.MX6 module adds QuadPlus support

Jun 4, 2018

Variscite has released a new version of its wireless-enabled “VAR-SOM-MX6” module that adds support for the i.MX6 QuadPlus SoC. The QuadPlus offers 50 percent better graphics performance.
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