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NXP unveils ultra-secure i.MX9 and low-power i.MX8ULP SoCs

Mar 4, 2021

NXP previewed an NPU-enabled “i.MX9” platform and unveiled low-power, Cortex-A35 based i.MX8ULP and Azure Sphere enabled i.MX8ULP-CS SoCs — all with and “Energy Flex” power management and “EdgeLock” security.
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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.
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RISC-V based SoC is 5G basestaton on a chip

Jan 27, 2021

EdgeQ is prepping an AI-enabled 5G “basestation on a chip” built on RISC-V cores and OpenRAN standards that claims to greatly reduce power, cost, and complexity for 5G basestations.
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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.
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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.
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Intel’s 10nm Jasper Lake offers 6-10W TDPs

Jan 12, 2021

Intel unveiled a line of 10nm, up to quad-core “Jasper Lake” N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs with 6-10W TPUs and slightly faster performance than Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh.
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AI-enabled automated driving dev kit has dual Linux brains

Jan 11, 2021

NXP unveiled a BlueBox 3.0 automotive platform that runs Linux on an up to 16-core -A72 LX2160A and a quad -A53, 3x -M7 S32G. You get an optional Kalray MPPA AI chip, 6x PCIe Gen3, and 8x LAN ports up to 100GbE.
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LG’s new edge AI SoC debuts on Ubuntu dev kit

Jan 8, 2021

LG unveiled a quad -A53 “LG8111 AI SoC” with an “LNE” NPU. The LG8111 is available on an Ubuntu powered “Eris” dev kit designed to work with AWS Greengrass.
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Codasip unveils Linux-ready RISC-V cores with AI and multi-core support

Dec 7, 2020

Codasip announced three new Linux-friendly, 64-bit RISC-V cores: an edge AI oriented A70XP core with RISC-V P extensions and SMP-ready, up to quad-core A70X MP and A70XP MP models.
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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 and 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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