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Congatec proposes API and middleware spec for COMs

May 10, 2017 — 261 views
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Congatec has launched a “ComX” standard for computer-on-module API and middleware spanning COM Express, Qseven, and SMARC form-factors.

OK Google: make this Nest hack a standard feature

May 10, 2017 — 2,386 views
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[Updated: May 11] — This easy (“at your own risk”) hack can unlock a Nest thermostat’s “Cool” mode in heater-only installations, allowing control of a heater’s ventilation fan as though it’s an A/C.

Clustering system supports up to 72 ARM modules

May 10, 2017 — 912 views
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Christmann’s “RECS|Box” evaluation platform and server enclosures can cluster up to 72 Toradex Apalis COMs, and offer GbE and KVM switching.

Portwell’s four new RS4U industrial PCs use a common API stack

May 9, 2017 — 275 views
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Portwell’s “RS4U” industrial computers feature a standard set of Portwell APIs. The first four models support Intel Apollo Lake, Skylake, and Haswell CPUs.

Rugged PC/104 SBC sandwich runs on Kaby Lake

May 9, 2017 — 0 views
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[Updated: May 10] — VersaLogic’s Linux-ready, “Liger” SBC sandwich offers 7th Gen Core CPUs, ruggedization features, and mini-PCIe, SPI/SPX, and PC/104-Plus expansion.

Design your own RISC-V SoC with SiFive’s new “hassle-free” process

May 8, 2017 — 1,142 views
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SiFive announced free downloads and tools for rapid evaluation of its “fully synthesizable” RISC-V based E31 and E51 Coreplex IP on a $99 FPGA dev board.

Open source NAS, offered as a device or bare PCB, runs Linux on MIPS

May 5, 2017 — 0 views
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The “GnuBee Personal Cloud 1” open-source NAS device, featuring dual GbE ports and up to six internal 2.5-inch SSDs and/or HDDs, has funded at Crowd Supply.

Linux-ready Mini-ITX offers Skylake and Xeon too

May 4, 2017 — 1,666 views
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Advantech’s “AIMB-242” industrial Mini-ITX board ships with Intel’s 6th Gen Core EQ and Xeon E3 CPUs, and provides SATA, M.2, mini-PCIe, and PCIe expansion.

Automotive Grade Linux takes center stage for open automotive standards

May 4, 2017 — 1,093 views
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At ELC 2017, Walt Miner of Automotive Grade Linux explained how AGL differs from GENIVI, and surveyed the road ahead toward this July’s Daring Dab release.

Free Raspberry Pi voice kit taps Google Assistant SDK

May 4, 2017 — 0 views
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Google is giving away an “AIY Projects” voice/AI kit for the Raspberry Pi to MagPi subscribers, featuring voice and stereo mic HAT add-ons.

Android smart speaker supports Alexa and Google Assistant

May 2, 2017 — 0 views
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An Android-based “Clazio” speaker and smart home hub features a 7-inch touchscreen, dual 5W speakers, and support for both Alexa and Google Assistant.

Linux-friendly Skylake modules can take the heat

May 2, 2017 — 280 views
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Eurotech has spun two rugged, Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 modules in Basic and Compact form-factors, built on Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs.

Qseven module runs Linux on TI’s AM5728

May 2, 2017 — 0 views
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Advantech’s Linux-driven “ROM-7510” module offers TI’s dual-core AM5728 SoC, 8GB eMMC, USB 3.0, PCIe, GbE, SATA, and industrial temperature support.