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Compact, low-power serial device gateway runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M3

Jan 30, 2018

Artila’s “Aport-213” is a low-power, industrial strength, single port serial-to-WiFi gateway that offers WiFi-based remote access to devices such as meters, sensors, and switches without requiring the development of wireless LAN drivers and security supplicants.
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Open source voice assistant speaker promises user privacy

Jan 26, 2018

[Updated: Jan. 28] — Mycroft has Kickstarted an open source “Mycroft Mark II” smart speaker and voice assistant that runs Linux on a quad-core Xilinx SoC, and offers a 6-mic beamforming array, 10W speaker, 4-inch touchscreen, and a promise of user privacy.
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Ubuntu-ready embedded PC has optional CEC, 4G, and dual mSATA

Jan 24, 2018

Logic Supply’s fanless, Apollo Lake based “ML350G-10” embedded PC offers 7x USB ports, up to 2x GbE, up to 2TB mSATA via 2x slots, optional WiFi/BT or LTE, and 2x DisplayPorts with optional CEC.
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LimeSDR Mini/RPi Zero mashup may be world’s smallest DVB transmitter

Jan 24, 2018


Lime Microsystems anounced an open source prototype hack that combines a LimeSDR Mini board, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and a PiCam, and is billed as one of the world’s smallest DVB transmitters.
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Linux-driven DLP platform for 3D vision teams up with Raspberry Pi

Jan 23, 2018

Keynote Photonics has launched a $499 “LC3000G2-Pi” light-steering and 3D vision add-on for the Raspberry Pi, and will soon ship a “LC3000G2-PRO,” which similarly offers TI’s DLP3000 chipset, but runs TI Lightcrafter APIs on its own DM365-based Linux board.
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Compact Quark-based embedded computer sells for $120

Jan 19, 2018

Advantech’s “UBC-222” is an embedded computer that runs Yocto Linux on an Intel Quark X1000 with up to 1GB DDR3, dual 10/100 LAN ports, and a mini-PCIe socket with LTE-ready SIM slot.
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Yocto-on-i.MX6UL gateway serves up I2C and SPI on a DB9 port

Jan 16, 2018

Axiomtek’s compact “IFB125” DIN-rail IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC with dual LANs, mini-PCIe expansion, extended temperature and vibration resistance, COM and USB ports, and a DB9 port that supports both SPI and I2C.
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PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo take different paths to the Linux phone

Jan 11, 2018

The PiTalk is an RPi phone add-on board. The Gemini PDA is a clamshell re-spin of the Psion. Eelo is a privacy-oriented phone ROM. Samsung is planning to load Ubuntu desktops on Galaxy phones. They all want to reinvent the Linux phone concept.
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Rugged mobile gateway runs Linux

Jan 10, 2018

Artila’s “Matrix-713” mobile IoT gateway runs Linux on a Cortex-A5 ATSAMA5D35, and provides Fast and Gigabit Ethernet, 2x CAN, 2x mini-PCIe, GPS, and an IMU, and supports -20 to 80°C temperatures.
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Sub-1GHz IoT gateway combines BeagleBone Black and TI LaunchPad boards

Jan 8, 2018

Newark Element14’s “SimpleLink Sub-1GHz Sensor to Cloud Linux Industrial Gateway” kit combines a BeagleBone Black, a wireless cape, and a pair of TI SimpleLink CC1350 LanchPad kits.
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Hackable, Rockchip-based media player also offers NAS and retro gaming

Jan 5, 2018

Cloud Media’s open source “Popcorn Hour Transformer Media Computer / NAS” computer is based on Pine64’s RK3328-based Rock64 SBC, and supports Linux and Android media player, NAS, and retro gaming.
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Ice station Linux

Dec 27, 2017

Satish Chetty describes how he designed a Linux-based science station to measure Arctic sea ice melt — and faced obstacles ranging from -40°C temps to polar bears.
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