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Snapdragon 2100 dev kit arrives as Fossil debuts smartwatch for new Snapdragon 3100

Nov 10, 2018 — views: 2214

Intrinsyc has launched an Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM module and development kit for smartwatches based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil unveiled the first watch to run Wear OS on the next-gen Snapdragon 3100.

Linux-driven 96Boards SBC features AI and RISC-V companion chips

Nov 9, 2018 — views: 2464

[Updated: Nov. 10] — Bitmain announced a “Sophon BM1880 EDB” 96Boards CE SBC featuring its new Sophon BM1880 AI chip plus dual Cortex-A53 cores that run Linux. There’s also a RISC-V MCU and optional Raspberry Pi and Arduino modules.

Android Oreo dev kit showcases the Snapdragon 670

Nov 9, 2018 — views: 1009

Intrinsyc’s Android 8.0 driven Open-Q 670 HDK mobile development kit for the octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC features a 5.65-inch touchscreen, 6GB LPDDR4, 6GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, GPS, NFC, and optional camera and sensor boards.

RISC-V Linux development in full swing

Nov 8, 2018 — views: 1424

All signs point to a happy marriage between Linux and RISC-V. At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comcast’s Khem Raj gave a presentation that strengthens the case.

Gumstix enhances Geppetto board design service with new Board Builder UI

Nov 7, 2018 — views: 882

Gumstix has expanded its Linux-oriented Geppetto online embedded board development platform with a free “Board Builder” service that offers a checklist interface for selecting modules, ports, and more.

RK3399 Raspberry Pi clone will launch at $39

Nov 6, 2018 — views: 5232

[Updated: 7PM] — Radxa has posted specs for a $39 and up, community backed “Rock Pi” Raspberry Pi lookalike with a Rockchip RK3399, USB 3.0, M.2, HDMI 2.0, and native GbE, plus optional WiFi, BT, and PoE.

Intel 6th and 7th Gen box PCs offer PCIe graphics expansion

Nov 6, 2018 — views: 576

Aaeon launched a rugged, Linux-friendly line of “Boxer-6841M” industrial computers based on 6th or 7th Gen Core CPUs with either a PCIe x16 slot for Nvidia GPU cards or 2x PCIe x8 slots for frame grabbers.

Three open-spec RK3399 SBCs go on sale, including an AI-enabled model

Nov 5, 2018 — views: 1800

The RK3399-based Khadas Edge SBC has launched on Indiegogo along with a new Edge-1S model that uses the AI-enhanced RK3399Pro SoC and an Edge-V model that replaces the Edge’s MXM3 connector with 40-pin GPIO and adds MIPI-DSI and -CSI.

Compact embedded PC has three PoE-ready GbE ports

Nov 5, 2018 — views: 702

EFCO’s fanless “SmartSL Plus” embedded box computer is built around a Intel Bay Trail based Congatec Qseven module. The system features 3x GbE ports with PoE, mini-PCIe and mSATA, dual displays, and isolated GPIO.

Intel updates embedded toolsuite — but says it’s scaling back its IoT effort

Nov 2, 2018 — views: 1377

Intel launched Intel System Studio 2019, updating the Linux-friendly embedded toolsuite with improved performance and enhanced I/O analysis. Meanwhile, due to soaring demand for Intel’s Core and Xeon sales, it’s scaling back its lower-end IoT business.

System76 launches open source Ubuntu desktop PCs

Nov 2, 2018 — views: 2526

System76 has launched a line of mostly open hardware, Ubuntu-equipped “Thelio” desktop PCs built in Colorado with a choice of AMD and Intel CPUs.

GIS software ported to Arm Linux devices for IoT apps

Nov 1, 2018 — views: 848

Esri has launched an Arm Linux version of its ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Qt aimed at GIS mapping and analytics applications such as in-vehicle fleet management.

SiFive unveils new RISC-V designs, including two Linux-ready models

Oct 31, 2018 — views: 3234

[Updated: Nov. 13] — SiFive announced a new line of RISC-V based, SiFive Core IP 7 Series cores, including the Linux-friendly, Cortex-A55 like U74 and quad-core U74-MC, a variant that adds an MCU for real-time, latency sensitivity.

Container-based server platform for Linux device management goes open source

Oct 30, 2018 — views: 2815

Resin.io changed its name to balena and released an open source version of its IoT fleet management platform for Linux devices called openBalena. Targets include the Intel NUC, Jetson TX2, Raspberry Pi, and a new RPi CM3 carrier called the balenaFin.