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Snapdragon 820 lands on an Android Pico-ITX SBC

Feb 17, 2017 — 980 views

[Updated Feb. 20] — Inforce Computing’s model 6640 Pico-ITX SBC is based on a Snapdragon 820 SoC and features 4GB RAM, 4K video, WiFi/BT/GPS wireless, GbE, SATA, and Android 7.
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Intel NUC mini-PCs set sail on Kaby Lake

Jan 6, 2017 — 2,883 views

As part of its rollout of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs at CES in Las Vegas this week, Intel debuted four new Kaby Lake-based NUC mini-PCs.
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Intel reveals dozens of 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

Jan 6, 2017 — 2,013 views

Intel revealed dozens of 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs and four Kaby Lake NUC mini-PCs — but benchmarks show only minor boosts over Skylake.
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First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board

Nov 30, 2016 — 2,698 views

SiFive’s Arduino ready “HiFive1” dev kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V.
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Mentor Embedded Linux adds 3rd Gen AMD G-Series support

Nov 4, 2016 — 453 views

Mentor Graphics has released a version of Mentor Embedded Linux with expanded support for AMD’s 3rd Gen Embedded G-Series SoCs, featuring Qt Creator.
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New IoT-oriented Cortex-M MCUs add ARMv8 and TrustZone

Oct 26, 2016 — 1,327 views

ARM launched its first Cortex-M MCUs with ARMv8-M and TrustZone security: the tiny, low-power Cortex-M23 and faster Cortex-M33.
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Intel launches 14nm Atom E3900 and spins an automotive version

Oct 25, 2016 — 2,032 views

Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” embedded SoCs, with Gen 9 graphics, 4x ISPs, and time-sync’d peripherals, and tipped an A3900 model for cars.
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Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Oct 21, 2016 — 1,106 views

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC.
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Samsung's 14nm wearable SoC debuts on Gear 3 watch

Oct 12, 2016 — 4,060 views

Samsung unveiled a 14nm, dual Cortex-A53 “Exynos 7 Dual 7270” SoC with built-in LTE, which runs Tizen Linux on its new Gear S3 watch.
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Open-spec COM version of Chip SBC sells for $16

Oct 12, 2016 — 2,241 views

The Next Thing unveiled a $16 COM version of the Chip SBC called the Chip Pro, plus a dev kit and a $6 SiP version of the Allwinner R8 SoC called the GR8.
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Intel's ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Oct 11, 2016 — 1,267 views

Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power.
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i.MX8 "eCockpit" SoC arrives, with media and IoT versions coming

Oct 7, 2016 — 1,875 views

NXP unveiled its automotive i.MX8 Quad with four Cortex-A53 cores, two Cortex-M4F cores, and two GPUs. The QuadPlus and QuadMax add one and two -A72 cores.
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Tiny $2 WiFi module taps ESP8285 WiFi SoC

Sep 19, 2016 — 5,849 views

[Updated: Sept. 20] — Itead has launched a $2.10, 14 x 13.5mm “PSF-A85” WiFi module based on the ESP8285 SoC, a version of the ESP8266 that adds 1MB SPI flash.
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