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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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Mentor’s Zynq UltraScale+ eval kit includes Linux and Android 6.0

Jul 27, 2017

Mentor’s “Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit” offers Mentor Embedded Linux, Nucleus, Code Sourcery, a hypervisor, and an Android 6.0 BSP.
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Snapdragon 835 neural processing SDK targets Android and Linux gizmos

Jul 26, 2017

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK for the Snapdragon 835 supports Caffe, Caffe2, or TensorFlow AI frameworks on Linux or Android targets.
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Linux-driven Cortex-A7 SoC targets 3D and HD-enabled HMI

Jun 28, 2017

Renesas unveiled a “RZ/G1C” SoC for HMI applications with 1x or 2x 1GHz Cortex-A7 cores and a PowerVR SGX531 GPU, plus a Linux-supported starter kit.
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TI Sitara SoC for industrial Ethernet offers choice of dev boards

Jun 8, 2017

TI’s Linux-driven, Cortex-A8 “Sitara AMIC110” SoC with PRU-ICSS is designed for multiprotocol industrial Ethernet and fieldbus communications.
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ARM debuts Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 with AI in mind

May 29, 2017

ARM unveiled three chip designs that support DynamIQ load sharing: an up to 50 percent faster Cortex-A75, a Cortex-A55 companion, and a Mali-G72 GPU.
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