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Design your own RISC-V SoC with SiFive’s new “hassle-free” process

May 8, 2017 — 1,120 views

SiFive announced free downloads and tools for rapid evaluation of its “fully synthesizable” RISC-V based E31 and E51 Coreplex IP on a $99 FPGA dev board.
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ADAS development system runs Linux on TI TDA2X SoC

Apr 18, 2017 — 695 views

D3 Engineering’s “DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS” taps TI’s TDA2x, Jacinto 6, or AM562x, and offers a 3GHz FPD-Link III video input.
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Module runs Linux on new octa-core RZ/G1H SoC, has nano-ITX carrier

Apr 17, 2017 — 908 views

iWave’s rugged “iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7” COM debuts the octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H, and adds 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, and support for GbE, SATA 3.1, USB 3.0, and PCIe.
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Building a secure bootloader for the Quark D2000 and SE

Apr 5, 2017 — 430 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Daniele Alessandrelli related how his team built a QM-Bootloader for Intel’s MCU-like Quark D2000 and SE with secure firmware upgrades.
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ARM boosts Big.Little with DynamIQ, and launches Linux dev kit

Mar 27, 2017 — 1,343 views

ARM unveiled a more flexible version of its Big.Little multi-core scheme called DynamIQ, and launched an Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the Udoo Neo.
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Ubuntu snaps expand to Orange Pi SBCs and a QorIQ SoC

Mar 16, 2017 — 1,742 views

Shenzhen Xunlong is launching an Ubuntu snap app store for its Orange Pi SBCs. Canonical also ported its snap-based Ubuntu Core distro to NXP’s LS1043A SoC.
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NXP aims new MCUs and QorIQ SoCs at IoT

Mar 16, 2017 — 868 views

NXP announced a Linux-ready, dual ARMv8 QorIQ LS1028A SoC with TSN Ethernet, and unveiled several new MCUs including a tiny, 4x4mm MC9S08SUx.
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NXP’s Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 X SoCs put safety first

Mar 16, 2017 — 743 views

NXP’s i.MX8 X SoCs offer 2-4 Cortex-A35 cores, plus Cortex-M4F, Vivante, and Tensilica cores and safety features like ECC and SER.
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Nvidia’s new Jetson TX2 module runs Linux on Tegra Parker

Mar 7, 2017 — 3,373 views

[Updated: Mar. 8] — Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 COM runs Linux4Tegra on a hexa-core Tegra Parker SoC with Pascal graphics, offering twice the performance and/or efficiency of the TX1.
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Snapdragon 820 lands on an Android Pico-ITX SBC

Feb 17, 2017 — 2,132 views

[Updated Feb. 21] — 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 — 3,490 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 — 2,159 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 — 3,223 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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