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NXP launches quad -A53 i.MX8M Nano SoC with 600MHz Cortex-M7 MCU

Feb 27, 2019

NXP unveiled a Linux-friendly i.MX8M Nano SoC with the same up to 4x 14nm Cortex-A53 cores as the faster, pin-compatible i.MX8M Mini, but with no VPU and a 600MHz Cortex-M7 instead of an -M4.
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ST’s new Cortex-A7 SoC to get the SiP treatment

Feb 25, 2019

Octavo unveiled an “OSD32MP1” System-in-Package (SiP) version of ST’s new dual -A7 STM32MP1 SoC. It matches the SoC’s 18 x 18mm footprint while adding 1GB DDR3, a PMIC, EEPROM, oscillators, and passives.
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Renesas unveils 64-bit Arm SoCs with 96Boards dev boards

Feb 22, 2019

Renesas unveiled an “RZ-G2” family of up to octa-core Cortex-A53 and -A57 SoCs with an updated RZ/G Linux Platform with the 64-bit Arm CIP SLTS kernel for 10 year+ availability. There are also two 96Boards dev boards.
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ST announces Cortex-A7/M4 hybrid SoC and OpenSTLinux distro

Feb 21, 2019

[Updated: Feb. 23] — ST unveiled a Linux-driven “STM32MP1” SoC with dual Cortex-A7 cores and a Cortex-M4 core. The SoC will be available in April with several Raspberry Pi compatible dev boards.
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Embedded vision cams use MIPI-CSI and USB3 Vision to hook up with Linux dev boards

Feb 8, 2019

Allied Vision’s Alvium embedded cameras include 1500 (MIPI-CSI) and 1800 (CSI and USB3) models, both with On Semi sensors at up 2592 × 1944 and V4L2 drivers that support Jetson and i.MX6/8 dev boards.
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Who killed the Quark?

Jan 30, 2019

Intel is phasing out its lightweight Quark processors, with final orders wrapping up this summer, and shipments ending in 2022. The Quark suffered from growing competition from high-end MCUs and low-end Cortex-A7 chips and the lack of a clear market focus.
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MIPS ISA to be available under royalty-free license

Dec 18, 2018

Wave Computing will follow in RISC-V’s path by offering its MIPS ISA as “open source” code without royalties or proprietary licensing. The MIPS Open initiative will focus on the development of SoCs for emerging IoT edge applications.
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TI’s first 64-bit SoC debuts on Linux-driven Phytec module

Dec 5, 2018

Phytec’s “phyCore-AM65x SOM” and dev kit runs Linux on TI’s new AM65x SoC, which combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores, a PowerVR GPU, 2x Cortex-R5F MCUs, and 6x real-time PRU chips that support up to 6x TSN capable GbE ports.
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World’s first RISC-V-based FPGA SoC runs Linux

Dec 4, 2018

Microchip’s Microsemi unit unveiled a low power, real-time deterministic “PolarFire SoC” architecture for Linux edge devices that combines its PolarFire FPGA with 4x RISC-V CPU cores supplied by SiFive.
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RISC-V and Linux Foundation partner up

Nov 27, 2018

The RISC-V Foundation and the Linux Foundation agreed to a collaboration to accelerate open source development for the open source RISC-V ISA, starting with RISC-V starter guides for Linux and Zephyr.
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SBC showcases Qualcomm’s 10nm, octa-core QCS605 IoT SoC

Nov 14, 2018

[Updated: Nov. 16] — Intrinsyc’s compact “Open-Q 605” SBC for computer vision and edge AI applications runs Android Oreo and Qualcomm’s Vision Intelligence Platform on Qualcomm’s IoT-focused, octa-core QCS605. Also new: an Oreo-based Open-Q 624A Development Kit with a Snapdragon 624.
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Second-gen Intel Neural Compute Stick shows off new Myriad X VPU

Nov 14, 2018

Intel has launched a $99 “Neural Compute Stick 2” AI accelerator built around a new Myriad X VPU that adds a Neural Compute Engine and more cores for up to 8x greater performance.
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This under-$6 SBC runs Linux on C-SKY ISA chip

Nov 13, 2018

[Updated: 2PM] — Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a “C-SKY Linux Development Board” for $5.60 and up, featuring a 574MHz GX6605S CK610M SoC, 64MB DDR2 with a novel C-SKY ISA, plus an HDMI port, and 2x USB 2.0 ports.
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Snapdragon 2100 dev kit arrives as Fossil debuts smartwatch for new Snapdragon 3100

Nov 10, 2018

Intrinsyc has launched an Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM module and development kit for smartwatches based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil unveiled the first watch to run Wear OS on the next-gen Snapdragon 3100.
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