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Dev boards showcase Rockchip’s new RK3568 and RK3566

Feb 11, 2021

Geniatech’s “RK3568 Development Board” runs Android or Linux on Rockchip’s new quad -A55 RK3568, featuring SATA III and M.2 with PCIe 3.0. There is also a similar board based on the slightly lower-spec RK3566.

Aaeon’s RK3288-powered Pico-ITX sells for $91

Feb 4, 2021

Aaeon has launched a $91 “RICO-3288MINI” Pico-ITX SBC that runs Android or Debian on a Rockchip RK3288 with 2GB DDR3L, 16GB eMMC, 3x USB, GbE, and a 4K-ready HDMI port.

ClusBerry for Home clusters up to eight CM4 modules with a la carte I/O

Feb 3, 2021

Techbase unveiled a “ClusBerry for Home” desktop cluster system with 2x to 8x Raspberry Pi CM4 modules and modular configurations including serial I/O, wireless, AI, NAS, USB 3.0 hub, 2.5GbE, and SuperCap.

RPi CM4 powered PiTray opens at $14.50 as more carriers prep for launch

Feb 3, 2021

Sourcekit has launched a $14.50 “PiTray mini” carrier for the Raspberry Pi CM4. Two more CM4 carriers will soon appear on Crowd Supply: Wiretrustee’s 4-port “SATA Board” and an M.2-equipped “Piunora.”

Dev kit revs up 26-TOPS Snapdragon 888

Feb 2, 2021

Lantronix has launched a “Snapdragon 888 Mobile HDK” that runs Android 11 on Qualcomm’s latest 5nm SoC. The kit provides 12GB LPDDR5 and 6x 4-lane CSI links.

Raspberry Pi HAT combines K210 AI chip with Trust-M security

Feb 1, 2021

XaLogic’s $38, open-spec “K210 AI Accelerator” HAT for the Raspberry Pi provides a Kendryte K210 SoC with 0.5-TOPS NPU for edge AI camera applications. The HAT also supplies a Trust-M security chip.

Mini-ITX SBC and embedded PC provide a choice of Ryzen V1000 or R1000

Jan 29, 2021

Portwell announced a Linux-friendly GMS-6310 embedded PC and a GMI-6310 Mini-ITX board that powers it featuring AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000.

NPU-equipped Rockchip RV1109 debuts on dev boards and cameras

Jan 26, 2021

JWIPC unveiled three “R19x” SBCs that run Linux on Rockchip’s dual -A7, 1.2-TOPS NPU equipped RV1109 camera SoC. Meanwhile, Firefly released two “CAM-C11x” cameras based on the RV1109 and similar quad-core, 2.0-TOPS RV1126.

Raspberry Pi HAT offers NMEA 2000 link for marine applications

Jan 21, 2021

Copperhill’s $99 “PiCAN-M” HAT for the Raspberry Pi provides CAN-based NMEA 2000 and RS-422 driven NMEA 0183 ports for marine applications. The HAT includes a 3A SMPS supply and a Qwiic link.

Raspberry Pi goes MCU with open-spec Pico

Jan 21, 2021

RPi Ltd. has launched a $4 “Raspberry Pi Pico” board based on an “RP2040” chip with dual Cortex-M0+. The Pico adds 2MB flash, micro-USB, and 26 GPIO. RP2040-based boards are also available from Adafruit, Arduino, Pimoroni, and SparkFun.

Renesas adds to RZ/G2 line with three Cortex-A55 SoCs

Jan 20, 2021

Renesas unveiled three low-end “RZ/G2L” members of its RZ/G2 family of Linux-driven IoT SoCs with single or dual -A55 cores plus a Mali-G31, Cortex-M33, and up to dual GbE support. There is also a SMARC module and dev kit.

Compact i.MX8M Plus module ships with full Linux BSP and Starterkit

Jan 19, 2021

F&S announced a “PicoCore MX8MP” module that runs Linux on NXP’s NPU-equipped, quad -A53 i.MX8M Plus and offers up to 8GB RAM and 32GB eMMC plus 802.11/ac with BT 5.0, support for dual GbE ports, and Starterkit.

Comet Lake-S appears on COM Express

Jan 15, 2021

Portwell’s Linux-ready “PCOM-B655VGL” Basic Type 6 module features Intel’s up to 10-core, 10th Gen Comet Lake-S plus up to 32GB DDR4, 3x DDI, 4x SATA III, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and PCIe x16 and 8x PCIe x8 Gen3.

Apollo Lake maker board with dual GbE and dual SATA starts at $70

Jan 14, 2021

Icewhale has Kickstartered a $70-and-up “ZimaBoard” micro-server SBC that runs pre-installed Linux on Apollo Lake with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, 2x SATA III, 2x GbE, 2x USB, mini-DP, PCIe x4, and a case.