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Linux-driven Librem 5 phone is on pre-order for $699

Aug 1, 2019 — views: 962

Purism has opened $699 pre-orders for its privacy-oriented Librem 5 smartphone, with Q3 shipments. The phone runs the Linux-based PureOS on a quad -A53 i.MX8M with 3GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, a 5.7-inch IPS touchscreen, and a 4G modem.

3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX8M

Aug 1, 2019 — views: 1132

Ibase unveiled a 3.5-inch “IBR210” SBC that runs Yocto v2.5 Linux or Android 9 on a dual- or quad -A53 i.MX8M SoC with up to 3GB soldered LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC plus 4K-ready HDMI 2.0, MIPI, LVDS, GbE, USB 3.0, M.2, and mini-PCIe.

Arm expands Pelion IoT platform

Aug 1, 2019 — views: 924

Arm released a “Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0” platform for mobile network operators with a new automation engine to scale IoT with real-time triggers and eSIM provisioning.

RISC-V gains new performance leader with Alibaba’s 16-core XT 910

Jul 31, 2019 — views: 8004

Alibaba announced a 16-core XuanTie 910 RISC-V CPU with a 7.1/MHz CoreMark score. RISC-V continues to expand quickly in China, accelerated by U.S. tariffs, but Arm is fighting back with “Arm Flexible Access” licensing.

Industrial temp 3.5-inch SBC has Apollo Lake and ZIO expansion

Jul 31, 2019 — views: 1735

Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch “CAPA310” SBC runs on an Apollo Lake SoC and offers dual display and -40 to 85°C support, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, SATA and mSATA, up to 2x mini-PCIe, and a ZIO expansion connector.

Toughened up embedded PC can run 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs

Jul 31, 2019 — views: 1536

Avalue’s rugged “EPS-CFS” computer runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs up to an octa-core Core i7-9700TE, and supplies up to 32GB GB DDR4, 2x SATA bays, 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and 4x USB 3.2 ports.

Robot kit builds on Jetson Nano

Jul 30, 2019 — views: 1358

Waveshare has launched a Linux/ROS-driven, $100 “JetBot AI Kit” robotics kit that works with the Nvidia Jetson Nano Dev Kit. The kit includes an expansion board, WiFi, motor, wheels, 8MP camera, 64GB microSD card, controller, and more.

Advantech launches its first SMARC module

Jul 30, 2019 — views: 448

Advantech has launched a rugged, soldered “SOM-2569” SMARC module that runs Linux or Windows on an Apollo Lake SoC and offers WiFi and Bluetooth, dual GbE controllers, and triple display support.

Open-spec board supports blockchain-based IoT with Ethereum

Jul 29, 2019 — views: 911

On Kickstarter: The “Elk” SBC is designed for a decentralized-web IoT applications using blockchain. It runs Linux on an Allwinner H3 and Arduino on an STM32 and supports Ethereum, Whisper, and IPFS.

Snapdragon 410-based module offers 96Boards and touch-panel eval kits

Jul 29, 2019 — views: 631

Keith & Koep’s tiny, Linux-ready “Myon I” module features the quad -A53 Snapdragon 410 with up to 8GB eMMC, extended temp support, and an optional WiFi/BT/GPS module. The Myon I powers a “ConXM” carrier and “i-PAN M7 CoverLens Touchpanel PC.”

Rugged Apollo Lake mini-PC packs a lot into a small package

Jul 25, 2019 — views: 1377

Advantech’s fanless, Linux-friendly “EPC-U2117” mini-PC has an Apollo Lake SoC, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x serial, plus SATA, HDMI, DP, CAN, mini-PCIe, M.2, and extended temp support.

i.MX8M Mini module offers a choice of two carrier boards

Jul 25, 2019 — views: 268

Emtrion’s “emCON-MX8MM” SODIMM module runs Linux on an up to quad -A53 i.MX8M Mini SoC with 4GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC. The module is available with Avari and Bvari carrier boards.

Pinebook Pro Lap goes on pre-order for $199 with new twist: privacy switches

Jul 25, 2019 — views: 1699

Pine64 has opened $199 pre-orders on its open-spec, 14-inch Pinebook Pro laptop, which runs Linux on a Rockchip RK3399 and features 3x privacy switches. The Rock64 Rev 3, PineTab tablet, PinePhone should follow shortly.

Jetson TX2 based AI edge computer also available as baseboard

Jul 24, 2019 — views: 1480

WiBase’s extended temperature “WB-N211 Stingray AI Inference Accelerator” AI edge computer runs Linux on an Nvidia Jetson TX2. The Stingray, which is also available as a “WB-N211-B” baseboard, joins several other TX2-based WiBase AI systems.