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Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

Sep 6, 2016 — 14,120 views

[Updated: Sept. 8] — SeeedStudio’s “ESP3212” COM taps Espressif’s IoT-focused ESP32 follow-on to the ESP8266 SoC, which uses a faster Tensilica LX6 MCU and adds BLE and sensors.

Next-gen TV STB platform runs Android on quad-core Cortex-A53

Aug 31, 2016 — 1,511 views

The “Poplar Board,” based on HiSilicon’s quad-core Hi3798C V200 SoC, is the first SBC to implement Linaro’s “96Boards Enterprise Edition TV Platform” spec.

Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

Aug 22, 2016 — 1,678 views

At IDF, Intel revealed some new details on the 14nm “Broxton” Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs. Highlights include Gen9 graphics, DDR4, and more memory bandwidth.

Intel's "Euclid" module is a brain, vision, sensor, and hotspot for robots

Aug 20, 2016 — 6,216 views

Intel demoed a “Euclid” robotics compute module running Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom, and equipped with a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi hotspot, and various sensors.

10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Aug 11, 2016 — 2,147 views

[Updated: Aug. 12] — MediaTek’s Helio X30, due mid-2017, will likely be one of the first 10nm SoCs, and among the first to tap ARM’s new Cortex-A73 cores.

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Jul 15, 2016 — 814 views

The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes.

First SoCs based on open source RISC-V run Linux

Jul 11, 2016 — 2,694 views

SiFive unveiled the first embedded SoCs based on the open source RISC-V platform: A Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300.

Arduino 101 gains faster compiler, better Curie support

Jul 5, 2016 — 1,915 views

Intel and Arduino LLC have updated the Zephyr RTOS core of its Curie/Quark driven, BLE-ready Arduino 101 board, featuring a faster compiler.

PowerPC gains an Android 4.4 port with Big Endian support

Jun 20, 2016 — 1,338 views

eInfochips has ported Android 4.4 to the PowerPC architecture on behalf of an avionics customer that will use it for an HMI that monitors engine health.

Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

Jun 15, 2016 — 1,278 views

Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support.

Qualcomm reveals wireless oriented connected car platform

Jun 13, 2016 — 722 views

Qualcomm announced a pre-integrated suite of automotive hardware components including LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, tuners, CAN, and VSX technology.

MIPS VM tech lets routers stay open despite new FCC rules

Jun 8, 2016 — 1,574 views

Imagination and prpl have demo’d secure virtualization technology that lets routers running OpenWrt on MIPS Warrior CPUs stay legal under new FCC rules.

Sensor oriented Marvell Cortex-A7 SoC targets IoT

Jun 3, 2016 — 869 views

Marvell’s dual-core Cortex-A7 “IAP220” SoC for low-power IoT and wearables runs Linux, Android, or Brillo, and offers an integrated sensor hub.