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Arm-based robotics module and gripper bot run RT Linux and ROS 2.0

Sep 26, 2018

Acutronic Robotics has launched an Arm-based “H-ROS” module that runs real-time Linux and ROS 2.0 and is designed for modular development of robotic components. It also demo’d a “MARA” robotic arm based on H-ROS.
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Compact Ryzen V1000 module offers optional soldered DDR4

Sep 25, 2018

Kontron’s Linux-friendly “COMe-cVR6” COM Express Type 6 module loads a Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC with up to 24GB DDR4, including 8GB soldered. You also get quad-display support and optional -40 to 85°C and security features.
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Variscite’s latest DART module taps headless i.MX6 ULZ

Sep 19, 2018

Variscite is prepping a headless version of its Linux-friendly DART-6UL module with NXP’s new i.MX6 ULZ SoC, a cheaper version of the i.MX6 UL without display or Ethernet features.
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Raspberry Pi I/O add-on targets aquaponics and hydroponics

Sep 18, 2018

Upsilon is Kickstartering a “BioControle” I/O add-on board for the RPi 3 designed for aquaponics and hydroponics. The $89, open-spec add-on offers power-protected 12-bit ADC and DAC, 4x relays, servo outputs, and sensor and logical I/O.
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First Azure Sphere dev board launches

Sep 17, 2018

Seeed’s “Azure Sphere MT3620 Development Kit” features MediaTek’s MT3620, a Cortex-A7/Cortex-M4F hybrid that runs Linux and integrates Microsoft’s Azure Sphere security tech. A Grove Shield and Starter Kit are also available.
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Compute module to debut faster i.MX8M Mini SoC

Sep 17, 2018


Variscite unveiled a “DART-MX8M-Mini” module that runs on NXP’s new i.MX8M Mini SoC, a 14nm variant of the i.MX8M with one to four 2GHz Cortex-A53 cores and a 400MHz Cortex-M4, plus scaled down 1080p video via MIPI-DSI.
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Nano-ITX dev kit shows off Samsung Exynos 8895

Sep 14, 2018

Howchip has launched a sandwich-style, Nano-ITX form factor “ExSOM-8895 DVK” that runs Android 7.0 and Linux 4.4.13 on Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8895 SoC with 4GB DDR4, dual UFS 2.1 storage interfaces, and MIPI-DSI and -CSI.
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Touch-enabled version of Raspberry Pi based Kano kit arrives

Sep 14, 2018

Kano has launched a $280 “Computer Kit Touch” version of its Raspberry Pi based computing education kit with an RPi 3B, a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen, plus a keyboard, speaker, mic, and 3000mAh battery.
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Refund offered for Raspberry Pi PoE HAT due to power issues

Sep 13, 2018

With several users reporting problems with the recently released Raspberry Pi Power-over-Ethernet HAT, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is offering to refund customers that have purchased the faulty board.
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RK3399 based 96Boards SBC starts at $99

Sep 12, 2018

Vamrs has begun shipping the “Rock960” — the first 96Boards SBC based on the hexa-core Rockchip RK3399. The community-backed SBC sells for $99 (2GB/16GB) or $139 (4GB/32GB).
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Raspberry Pi HAT does hydroponic root zone monitoring

Sep 7, 2018

Autogrow has released open source files for building an “OpenMinder” root zone monitor HAT and API for the Raspberry Pi that manages water, pH, and nutrient usage in hydroponic farming.
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Here’s who won the 15 boards in our annual hacker board survey

Aug 31, 2018

The 15 winners randomly picked from the 683 participants in our annual Hacker Board Survey have now been confirmed. They’re located in 6 countries.
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Linux hacker board features new Allwinner SoC with analytics accelerator

Aug 31, 2018

The open-spec, camera-oriented “Lindenis V5” SBC runs Linux on a new quad -A7 Allwinner V5 V100 with a visual analytics accelerator, and offers dual MIPI-CSI, GbE, and a 40-pin expansion header.
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Stackable DAQ HAT for Raspberry Pi boasts 100 kS/s sample rates

Aug 27, 2018

MCC has launched a stackable “MCC 118” voltage measurement DAQ HAT for the Raspberry Pi with eight ±10 V inputs and sample rates up to 100 kS/s.
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