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Smart speaker voice platforms compared

Nov 21, 2018 — views: 1029

At the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Leon Anavi compared the Alexa and Google Assistant voice platforms and looked into open source newcomer Mycroft Mark II.

Gemini Lake based Odroid-H2 hacker board on sale starting at $111

Nov 20, 2018 — views: 1959

Hardkernel launched its Odroid-H2 SBC starting at $111 without RAM or flash. The open spec SBC runs Ubuntu 18.10 on Intel Gemini Lake, and offers 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe.

Tiny, single-GbE Arm networking SBC runs Linux

Nov 19, 2018 — views: 1100

Gateworks has spun a 100 x 35mm, single-GbE “Newport GW6100” networking SBC, which follows a recent dual-GbE “GW6200” model. Both run Linux on a dual-core Cavium Octeon TX SoC and offer mini-PCIe expansion and -40 to 85°C support.

Toradex and Digi launch i.MX8X-based Colibri and ConnectCore COMs

Nov 16, 2018 — views: 687

Toradex and Digi have released Linux-friendly i.MX8X-based modules via early access programs. The Colibri iMX8X and Digi ConnectCore 8X each provide WiFi-ac and Bluetooth 5.0.

Kodak’s new 3D printer has a Raspberry Pi inside

Nov 16, 2018 — views: 1873

Kodak has launched a Raspberry Pi 3 based Kodak Portrait 3D Printer with a dual-extrusion system, multiple filament types, a 5-inch touchscreen, and WiFi and Ethernet connections to a Kodak 3D Cloud service.

Congatec shows off Qseven and SMARC modules with new i.MX8X

Nov 15, 2018 — views: 354

Congatec announced two industrial, Linux-ready modules equipped with NXP’s dual- or quad-A35 i.MX8X SoC: the Conga-QMX8X (Qseven) with optional PoE and the Conga-SMX8X (SMARC 2.0) with optional WiFi.

New Raspberry Pi A+ board shrinks RPi 3B+ features to HAT dimensions

Nov 15, 2018 — views: 1268

A HAT-sized, $25, Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will soon arrive with the same 1.4GHz quad-A53 SoC, dual-band WiFi, and 40-pin GPIO of the RPi 3B+, but with only 512MB RAM, one USB, and no LAN.

SBC showcases Qualcomm’s 10nm, octa-core QCS605 IoT SoC

Nov 14, 2018 — views: 1503

[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.

Variscite unveils its first i.MX8X module

Nov 14, 2018 — views: 642

Variscite’s “VAR-SOM-MX8X” COM runs Linux or Android on NXP’s up to quad -A35 core i.MX8X SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, plus WiFi/BT, dual GbE controllers, and -40 to 85°C support.

Second-gen Intel Neural Compute Stick shows off new Myriad X VPU

Nov 14, 2018 — views: 1378

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.

Rugged DIN-rail PC taps Skylake-U

Nov 13, 2018 — views: 351

Aaeon has launched a Linux-friendly DIN-rail “Boxer-6750” DIN-rail computer with a dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPU, dual displays, extended temp and vibration resistance, plus 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x serial ports.

This under-$6 SBC runs Linux on C-SKY ISA chip

Nov 13, 2018 — views: 4655

[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.

Rugged, low-cost Bay Trail SBC runs Linux

Nov 13, 2018 — views: 1296

VersaLogic released a rugged, PC/104-Plus form-factor “SandCat” SBC with a dual-core Intel Bay Trail SoC, -40 to 85℃ support, plus SATA, GbE, and mini-PCIe and more, starting at $370 in volume.

Modular automation controller builds on UP Squared SBC

Nov 12, 2018 — views: 1263

Techbase is shipping a Linux-friendly industrial automation controller called the ModBerry M2000 based on the UP Squared SBC, featuring GbE, SATA, and M.2.