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Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Feb 15, 2018

Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC.
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Project crowdfunds effort to bring Allwinner VPU support to the Linux kernel

Feb 9, 2018

Free Electrons changed its name to Bootlin, and funded a Kickstarter campaign to bring support for the Allwinner VPU to the Linux kernel, building upon earlier work done in collaboration with the Linux Sunxi community called sunxi-cedrus.
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RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

Feb 8, 2018

The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years after SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs.
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Intel launches Gemini Lake SoCs with “Gigabit WiFi”

Dec 19, 2017

Intel’s 14nm “Gemini Lake” Pentium Silver and Celeron SoCs are similar to Apollo Lake, but offer support for HDMI 2.0, VP9, and a speedy Gigabit WiFi.
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Rugged, Linux-driven SBCs tap Cavium’s ARMv8 Octeon TX SoCs

Nov 9, 2017

Gateworks has launched a “Newport” family of SBCs that run OpenWRT and Ubuntu on Cavium’s dual or quad ARMv8 Octeon TX networking SoCs, starting with a 105 x 100mm “GW6300.”
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NXP’s “crossover” Cortex-M7 chip gains uClinux BSP

Nov 1, 2017

Emcraft unveiled a uClinux BSP for NXP’s new i.MX RT1050 EVK and up to 600MHz i.MX RT chip, which NXP calls the fastest Cortex-M processor yet.
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Renesas taps new 10-year SLTS kernel from the Civil Infrastructure Platform

Oct 16, 2017

Renesas upgraded the Linux stack for its RZ/G SoCs to use CIP’s 10-year SLTS kernel. Meanwhile, the standard LTS kernel will expand from 2 to 6 years.
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Networking appliance runs Linux on new quad- and octa-core Denverton CPUs

Oct 11, 2017

Axiomtek’s “NA362” net appliance features Intel’s Atom C3538 and C3758 chips, and offers 6x GbE, 4x 10GbE SFP+, mini-PCIe, SATA, and up to 128GB DDR4 RAM.
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Nvidia’s Linux-controlled Drive PX car computer offers Level 5 autonomy

Oct 10, 2017

[Updated Nov. 13] — Nvidia unveiled a “Drive PX Pegasus” computer for Level 5 self-driving cars that runs Linux on up to 4x octa-core “Xavier” SoCs and a 640-core Volta GPU.
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SiFive unleashes the first Linux-ready, 64-bit RISC-V SoC

Oct 4, 2017

SiFive has taped out the first multi-core RISC-V based processor design, and the first to run Linux, featuring 4x 1.5GHz “U54” cores and a management core.
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Chip IP designer ARM becomes “Arm” — or is it arm?

Aug 7, 2017

Chip IP designer ARM Holdings has released a video that rebrands itself as “Arm” and promises to bring “happiness for everyone.”
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TI’s $99 DLP pico projector board connects to BeagleBone Black

Aug 2, 2017

TI’s Linux-driven “DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 EVM” integrates a 0.2-inch “DLP2000” chipset that drives 640 x 360 displays, and plugs into the BB Black.
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