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3-TOPS per Watt Hailo-8 NPU arrives on M.2 module

Oct 1, 2020

Hailo has launched a line of M.2 and mini-PCIe cards for Linux systems equipped with its up to 26-TOPS, 3-TOPS per Watt Hailo-8 NPU. The Hailo-8 is featured in Foxconn’s BOXiedge v2 AI edge server.
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Compute module features new embedded Tiger Lake variants

Sep 25, 2020

Adlink’s Linux-ready “cExpress-TL” COM Express Compact Type 6 module features the embedded-focused Tiger Lake ULP3 “E” CPUs unveiled by Intel this week. Highlights include 2.5GbE, PCIe 4.0, 4x 4K displays, and AI acceleration.
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Intel’s 10nm Elkhart Lake Atom chips feature Cortex-M7 and triple 4K

Sep 23, 2020

Intel unveiled a dozen 10nm “Elkhart Lake” Atom x6000E, Pentium, and Celeron SoCs at up to 3.0GHz Turbo with 4.5W to 12W TDPs and a Cortex-M7. The SoCs support 64GB RAM, triple 4K displays, 3x 2.5GbE with TSN, and OOB and safety features.
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Cortex-R82 runs 64-bit Linux with up to 1TB RAM

Sep 3, 2020


Arm unveiled a 64-bit, real-time capable Cortex-R82 processor aimed at high-end storage controllers that offers an optional MMU to run full Linux distributions with support up to 1TB DRAM and optional Neon for ML workloads.
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Intel launches nine 10nm Tiger Lake processors

Sep 2, 2020

Intel unveiled its 11th Gen, 10nm fabricated Tiger Lake U- and Y-series processors with greatly improved Intel Iris Xe graphics and Thunderbolt 4 and PCIe 4.0 support, split into 12-28W UP3 and 7-15W UP4 models.
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SiFive speeds up RISC-V cores as Codasip releases first Linux-ready IP

Jul 23, 2020

[Updated: July 24] — SiFive has upgraded its RISC-V Core IP, including its Linux-enabled U5- and U7-series CPUs, with a “20G1” release that boosts performance and reduces power. Meanwhile, Codasip unveiled a Linux-ready “Bk7” RISC-V core.
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Fanless edge server has 24-core Arm SoC and 3-TOPS-per-Watt NPU

May 20, 2020

Foxconn, Socionext, and Hailo are launching a fanless “BOXiedge” AI edge server with Socionext’s Linux-driven SynQuacer SC2A11 SoC with 24x Cortex-A53 cores. The system also features an up to 26-TOPS Hailo-8 NPU for analyzing 20 streaming cam feeds in real time.
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10th Gen Comet Lake-S splashes down on embedded PCs

May 18, 2020

Vecow’s Linux-ready ECX-2000 Series offer up to 10-core Comet Lake-S CPUs with 6x GbE with PoE and optional 2.5GbE and 10GbE. Below, we take a closer look at Comet Lake-S and sum up the latest news on Intel’s Ice, Rocket, Tiger, and Alder Lake.
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Linux-powered dev kit debuts AI-enabled Cortex-A7 camera SoC

Apr 28, 2020

Sochip has launched a $440 V831 development kit for the new Allwinner V831 IP Camera SoC. The Linux-driven, single Cortex-A8 SoC supports H.265 encoding of single HD or lower-res dual-stream video, and features a 0.2-TOPS NPU.
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New Linux-powered SoC taps an old ARM9 architecture

Mar 27, 2020

Microchip has launched a 600MHz ARM9-based “SAM9X60” processor with a 2D GPU and -40 to 105°C tolerance along with a Linux-driven, $260 “SAM9X60-EK Evaluation Kit” with MikroBus and Raspberry Pi expansion.
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Intel’s 5G-oriented Atom P5900 features up to 24 10nm Tremont cores

Feb 25, 2020

Intel has launched a server-class Atom P5900 successor to its Atom C3000 based on its 10nm Tremont core. Aimed at 5G base stations, the faster P5900 offers up to 24x 2.2GHz cores and 32x PCIe lanes.
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Latest Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoCs run at 6-10W

Feb 25, 2020

AMD unveiled two new Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoCs: the R1102G with 6W TDP and the R1305G with 8-10W TDP. The dual-core SoCs are debuting on Sapphire’s Linux-ready “NPFP5” SBC and Simply NUC’s “Red Oak” mini-PC.
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Pumpkin SBCs feature new MediaTek SoCs and mainline Linux/Android SDK

Jan 17, 2020

MediaTek has launched two “Pumpkin i300 EVK” SBCs with a quad -A35 MediaTek i300 and unveiled a Pumpkin i500 EVK based on the octa-core -A73/-A53 i500. The SBCs feature a BayLibre-developed, MediaTek Rich IoT SDK v20.0 with Yocto and Android 10.
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Linux-based dev kits unlock TI’s new Jacinto 7 automotive SoCs

Jan 14, 2020

D3’s “DesignCore RVP-TDA4Vx Dev Kit” runs Linux on TI’s new Jacinto 7 TDA4VM ADAS SoC with 2x Cortex-A72, 6x Cortex-R5F, 2x EVE/AI enabled DSPs, and a PowerVR GPU. TI also unveiled a Jacinto 7 DRA829V automotive gateway SoC plus its own Jacinto 7 dev kits.
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