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Tiny module and SBC run Linux or Android on i.MX8M

Jan 12, 2018 — 1,764 views
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Variscite’s 55 x 30mm “DART-MX8M” showcases NXP’s 1.5GHz, quad-A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, WiFi-ac, BT 4.2, PCIe, and HDMI 2.0, plus an optional carrier that’s also sold as a “VAR-DT8MCustomBoard” SBC.

PiTalk, Gemini PDA, and Eelo take different paths to the Linux phone

Jan 11, 2018 — 1,833 views
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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.

Tiny, solderable quad Cortex-A17 module has 4GB RAM and HDMI 2.0

Jan 11, 2018 — 1,705 views
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[Update: Jan. 12] — Sudo’s solderable, 65 x 40mm “SudoProc” module features a quad-core Rockchip RK3288 with 4GB LPDDR3, up to 512GB eMMC, a GbE controller, HDMI 2.0, and -25 to 85°C support.

Rugged mobile gateway runs Linux

Jan 10, 2018 — 778 views
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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.

Android Things and Google Assistant appear in new smart speakers, smart displays, and modules

Jan 9, 2018 — 735 views
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Google announced third-party products that run Android Things, Google Assistant, and Cast, including smart speakers from LG and iHome. There are also embedded modules from Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Rockchip that will drive speakers and smart displays from JBL, Lenovo, Sony, and others.

Tiny industrial temperature module runs Linux on a Zynq-7000

Jan 8, 2018 — 719 views
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iWave’s “iW-RainboW-G28M” is a SODIMM-style module that runs Linux on a Zynq-7000 FPGA SoC, and offers -40 to 85°C support, up to 1GB DDR3, 512MB flash, a GbE controller, and optional WiFi/BT.

Asus Tinker Board S adds 16GB eMMC and more

Jan 8, 2018 — 2,236 views
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Asus announced a “Tinker Board S” SBC that has the same Rockchip RK3288 as the original, but adds 16GB eMMC, HDMI-CEC support, a smart audio jack, and improved power management features.

Sub-1GHz IoT gateway combines BeagleBone Black and TI LaunchPad boards

Jan 8, 2018 — 877 views
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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.

Hackable, Rockchip-based media player also offers NAS and retro gaming

Jan 5, 2018 — 2,018 views
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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.

Ringing in 2018 with 103 hacker-friendly SBCs

Jan 4, 2018 — 3,394 views
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Welcome to our latest biannual round-up of hacker-friendly single board computers that run Linux or Android. Included are a brief review of recent SBC market trends, a catalog with key features, specs, and pricing of each SBC, and a table comparing them all.

January 2018 catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs

Jan 4, 2018 — 4,985 views
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This catalog accompanies our January 2018 round-up of hacker-friendly SBCs. Here, we provide brief descriptions, specs, pricing, and links to further details for all 103 SBCs.

Raspberry Pi sized SBC runs Linux on single-core Cortex-A53 SoC

Dec 29, 2017 — 6,237 views
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[Updated Dec. 30] — Scalys announced a “Grapeboard” SBC that runs Linux on NXP’s single-core -A53 LS1012A SoC, and offers dual GbE and WiFi/BT, plus PCIe, USB 3.0, and SATA via M.2 connectors.

Latest $20 Orange Pi runs Android 7.0 on new Allwinner H6

Dec 29, 2017 — 2,998 views
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The video-focused “Orange Pi One Plus” updates the Orange Pi One design with a new, 10-bit HDR 4K enabled quad -A53 Allwinner H6 SoC with Mali-T720, and provides GbE and HDMI 2.0 ports.