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RISC-V leader gains $50 million in funding and Western Digital vows to build 1 billion chips

Apr 2, 2018 — views: 1374

SiFive has raised $50.6 million in Series C funding, and Western Digital pledged to produce 1 billion of SiFive’s RISC-V cores. Meanwhile, the new Linux 4.16 kernel boosted RISC-V support, and there are rumors of a RISC-V project led by Google, Qualcomm, and Samsung.

Rugged IoT gateway goes all out on M.2 and mini-PCIe expansion

Apr 2, 2018 — views: 330

Ibase’s fanless “AGS100” and “AGS102” IoT gateways runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and offer dual displays and GbE ports, multiple M.2 and mini-PCIe interfaces for mSATA and wireless, and up to -40 to 70°C support.

Rough, tough fanless box has dual HDMI and PoE

Apr 2, 2018 — views: 611

Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX565-312-FL” embedded system runs Linux or Windows on a Celeron N3550, and offers dual HDMI, quad USB 3.0, an external SATA tray, and Power-over-Ethernet.

Civil Infrastructure Platform wants Linux to save civilization

Mar 30, 2018 — views: 707

At the Embedded Linux Conference conference, Civil Infrastructure Platform contributor Yoshitake Kobayashi talks about the CIP project’s progress in bringing a 10-year SLTS Linux kernel to the world of power plants and transportation systems.

Mini-ITX dev kit expands upon new i.MX8M module

Mar 29, 2018 — views: 810

Intrinsyc announced a Mini-ITX development kit for a wireless-enabled “Open-X 8M SOM” module that runs Linux or Android 8.0 on a quad-core i.MX8M SoC.

Linux-driven modules and SBC tap i.MX8, i.MX8M, and iMX8X

Mar 29, 2018 — views: 808

Phytec is prepping three PhyCore COMs based on NXP’s Cortex-A53 based i.MX8M, its -A53 and -A72 equipped i.MX8 Quad, and its -A35 based i.MX8X. Also up: an SBC based on the i.MX8M module.

Net appliance features dual 10GbE ports and up to 16-core Atom C3000

Mar 28, 2018 — views: 932

Aaeon’s 1U “FWS-7360” network appliance runs on an 8- to 16-core Atom C3000, and offers 2x 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 2x 10GbE copper ports, 2x GbE copper ports, up to 64GB DDR4, plus SATA, mSATA, and optional mini-PCIe.

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC has triple USB 3.0

Mar 27, 2018 — views: 657

Axiomtek’s extended temperature “PICO316” SBC combines Apollo Lake SoCs with SATA, mini-PCIe, GbE, HDMI, and 3x USB 3.0 ports including 2x Type-C ports.

Intel contributes open source NEV and Titanium code to “Akraino” edge computing project

Mar 27, 2018 — views: 735

The Linux Foundation announced new support for its “Akraino Edge Stack” project for creating open source cloud services for edge computing, including Intel’s promise to open source parts of its Wind River Titanium Cloud and Network Edge Virtualization SDK.

Rugged, AI focused embedded PC has Ryzen V1000 and optional GTX

Mar 26, 2018 — views: 807

Sintrones’ Linux-friendly “ABOX-5100” embedded PC features an AMD Ryzen V1000, 4x DP, 3x mini-PCIe, and 8x GbE ports with optional PoE. A G1 model adds Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics and 4x HDMI ports.

Latest MintBox miniPC advances to Apollo Lake based FitLet2 foundation

Mar 26, 2018 — views: 815


The Linux Mint project unveiled a “MintBox Mini 2” mini-PC with Linux Mint 19 preloaded on a Compulab Fitlet2 with a quad-core Celeron J3455, up to 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD, dual GbE, wireless, and mini-DP.

Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

Mar 23, 2018 — views: 1529

OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph.

Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

Mar 23, 2018 — views: 2581

The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support.

i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

Mar 22, 2018 — views: 710

Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board.