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TI’s first 64-bit SoC debuts on Linux-driven Phytec module

Dec 5, 2018

Phytec’s “phyCore-AM65x SOM” and dev kit runs Linux on TI’s new AM65x SoC, which combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores, a PowerVR GPU, 2x Cortex-R5F MCUs, and 6x real-time PRU chips that support up to 6x TSN capable GbE ports.
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World’s first RISC-V-based FPGA SoC runs Linux

Dec 4, 2018

Microchip’s Microsemi unit unveiled a low power, real-time deterministic “PolarFire SoC” architecture for Linux edge devices that combines its PolarFire FPGA with 4x RISC-V CPU cores supplied by SiFive.
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RISC-V and Linux Foundation partner up

Nov 27, 2018

The RISC-V Foundation and the Linux Foundation agreed to a collaboration to accelerate open source development for the open source RISC-V ISA, starting with RISC-V starter guides for Linux and Zephyr.
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SBC showcases Qualcomm’s 10nm, octa-core QCS605 IoT SoC

Nov 14, 2018

[Updated: Nov. 16] — Intrinsyc’s compact “Open-Q 605” SBC for computer vision and edge AI applications runs Android Oreo and Qualcomm’s Vision Intelligence Platform on Qualcomm’s IoT-focused, octa-core QCS605. Also new: an Oreo-based Open-Q 624A Development Kit with a Snapdragon 624.
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Second-gen Intel Neural Compute Stick shows off new Myriad X VPU

Nov 14, 2018

Intel has launched a $99 “Neural Compute Stick 2” AI accelerator built around a new Myriad X VPU that adds a Neural Compute Engine and more cores for up to 8x greater performance.
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This under-$6 SBC runs Linux on C-SKY ISA chip

Nov 13, 2018

[Updated: 2PM] — Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a “C-SKY Linux Development Board” for $5.60 and up, featuring a 574MHz GX6605S CK610M SoC, 64MB DDR2 with a novel C-SKY ISA, plus an HDMI port, and 2x USB 2.0 ports.
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Snapdragon 2100 dev kit arrives as Fossil debuts smartwatch for new Snapdragon 3100

Nov 10, 2018

Intrinsyc has launched an Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM module and development kit for smartwatches based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil unveiled the first watch to run Wear OS on the next-gen Snapdragon 3100.
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Linux-driven 96Boards SBC features AI and RISC-V companion chips

Nov 9, 2018

[Updated: Nov. 10] — Bitmain announced a “Sophon BM1880 EDB” 96Boards CE SBC featuring its new Sophon BM1880 AI chip plus dual Cortex-A53 cores that run Linux. There’s also a RISC-V MCU and optional Raspberry Pi and Arduino modules.
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RISC-V Linux development in full swing

Nov 8, 2018

All signs point to a happy marriage between Linux and RISC-V. At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comcast’s Khem Raj gave a presentation that strengthens the case.
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SiFive unveils new RISC-V designs, including two Linux-ready models

Oct 31, 2018

[Updated: Nov. 13] — SiFive announced a new line of RISC-V based, SiFive Core IP 7 Series cores, including the Linux-friendly, Cortex-A55 like U74 and quad-core U74-MC, a variant that adds an MCU for real-time, latency sensitivity.
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Arm adds Linux-on-Cortex-A5 service to MCU-focused DesignStart program

Oct 23, 2018

Arm has extended its Cortex-M oriented DesignStart program to Cortex-A5 SoCs running Linux. The SoC development platform starts at $75,000 for Cortex-A5 IP access and a year of design support.
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Coffee Lake COM Express modules support new quad-core, 3GHz i3-8100H

Oct 2, 2018

Adlink and Congatec have updated their Coffee Lake based Express-CF and Conga-TS370 COM Express modules, respectively, with Intel’s new Core i3-8100H, an affordable quad-core, 3GHz CPU with a 45W TDP.
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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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Linux boots on new “Shakti” RISC-V chip

Aug 1, 2018

[Updated: Aug. 2] — The Shakti project, based at IIT Madras, has booted Linux on its first RISC-V processor. The 22nm FinFET fabricated, 400MHz Shakti chip can run at 1.67 DMIPS/MHz, and will be commercialized by a startup called InCore.
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