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Andes adds to its Linux-ready RISC-V line-up with L2 and multi-core ready models

Dec 3, 2020

Andes unveils four new Linux-focused RISC-V cores: The 32-bit A45MP and 64-bit AX45MP support up to 4x cores at up to 2.4GHz and offer optional L2 cache while the 32-bit A27L2 and AX27L2 also add optional L2.
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64-bit RISC-V core claims 10x better CoreMarks/Watt compared to other 3-5GHz CPUs

Dec 2, 2020

Micro Magic unveiled an up to 64-bit RISC-V core showing a groundbreaking 110,000 CoreMarks/Watt, with a 3GHz chip consuming less than 70mW. The company claims 10 times better CoreMarks/Watt compared to other processors in the 3-5GHz range.
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Ryzen Embedded V2000 brings 7nm Zen 2 to the edge

Nov 10, 2020

AMD announced four Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors with hexa- and octa-core 7nm Zen 2 cores at up to 2.9GHz/4.25GHz plus 6x or 7x-core Radeon graphics, 10-54W TDPs, and up to 20x PCIe links.
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RISC-V based Allwinner chip to debut on $13 Linux hacker board

Nov 9, 2020

Alibaba’s T-head subsidiary amd Allwinner have produced a single-core, RISC-V-based XuanTie C906 processor with MMU that will appear on a sandwich-style, Linux-driven, $12.50 Sipeed SBC due in two months.
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Raspberry Pi security add-on helps evaluate Connected Home over IP spec

Nov 4, 2020

Infineon’s “Optiga Trust-M eval kit” is a Pi add-on for evaluating the ZigBee Alliance’s Connected Home over IP home automation standard. The eval kit is built around a Trust-M Shield2Go board equipped with the EAL6+-compliant Trust-M security chip.
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Linux-driven 4K camera SoC targets the low-power AI edge

Nov 3, 2020

Ambarella has begun sampling a 10nm “CV28M” camera SoC for edge AI that runs Linux on dual 1GHz Cortex-A53 cores and offers CVflow CNN processing, a 320MP/s ISP, 4Kp30 encoding, and security features.
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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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