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Rugged, Linux-friendly industrial PC serves up dual PCI or PCIe slots

Feb 19, 2018 — views: 563

Axiomtek’s “IPC962-511-FL” industrial computer offers 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, an extended temperature range, 2x swappable SATA drives, 2x PCI or PCIe expansion slots, and a choice of serial and DIO I/O configurations.

Real-time Linux based automation controller supports up to 16 I/O modules

Feb 16, 2018 — views: 1468
Opto 22 announced its first Linux-based automation controller: a rugged “Groov EPIC” system that runs real-time Linux on a quad-core ARM SoC, and supports process and machine control, SCADA/RTU, and industrial IoT edge gateway applications.

Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Feb 15, 2018 — views: 1938
Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC.

i.MX6 UL based COM/SBC hybrid has FPGA with programmable ZPU core

Feb 14, 2018 — views: 1447
Technologic’s rugged, open-spec “TS-4100” COM/SBC hybrid runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers a microSD slot, 4GB eMMC, a micro-USB OTG port, optional WiFi/BT and baseboard, and an FPGA with a programmable ZPU core for offloading real-time tasks.

Fanless, Linux-friendly Kaby Lake mini-tower drives seven 4K displays

Feb 13, 2018 — views: 2051
Compulab’s rugged “Airtop2” mini-tower runs Linux Mint or Win 10 on a Xeon E3-1275 or Core i7-7700 CPU with optional Nvidia Quadro P4000 graphics plus up to 64GB DDR4, a 6-drive NVMe/SATA subsystem, up to 7x display ports, and optional M.2 and FACE modules.

Rugged module and dev kit run Linux on octa-core Renesas SoC

Feb 13, 2018 — views: 976
Emtrion’s Linux-friendly “emCON-RZ/G1H” module features an octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H SoC, up to 32GB eMMC, dual CAN interfaces, and extended temperature support, and is available with a carrier board.

Add-on board brings BACnet building control to the Raspberry Pi

Feb 12, 2018 — views: 2416
Contemporary Controls is launching a “BASpi” Raspberry Pi add-on that supports the BACnet building control standard and Sedona Framework, and provides 6x relay outputs and 6x inputs, including analog, temp, contact closure, pulse, and resistance inputs.

IoT prototyping board for Raspberry Pi has a mobile/cloud IFTTT app

Feb 12, 2018 — views: 1093
GraspIO’s “Cloudio” IoT prototyping add-on board for the Raspberry Pi includes a 1-inch OLED display, sensors, 6x I/Os, and a servo, and is controlled using a mobile/cloud-based drag-and-drop app with IFTTT and voice support.

Tough, Atom-based box PC supports EtherCAT

Feb 9, 2018 — views: 685
Taicenn’s Linux-ready “TBOX-4000” industrial box PC provides an Atom D2550, dual GbE ports with EtherCAT support, mSATA, optional wireless, and shock, vibration, and extended temperature resistance.

Project crowdfunds effort to bring Allwinner VPU support to the Linux kernel

Feb 9, 2018 — views: 1020
Free Electrons changed its name to Bootlin, and funded a Kickstarter campaign to bring support for the Allwinner VPU to the Linux kernel, building upon earlier work done in collaboration with the Linux Sunxi community called sunxi-cedrus.

Skylake box PCs ship with medical certifications

Feb 9, 2018 — views: 290
Wincomm announced a pair of Intel 6th Gen based “WPC-766” medical box PCs with IEC-60601-1 electromagnetic certification, 6x COM, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x mini-PCIe, including a WPC-766E model with PCIe x16 expansion.

Automation controller debuts Linux-based PLCnext software

Feb 8, 2018 — views: 1117
Phoenix Contact’s rugged, dual Cortex-A9 based “PLCnext AXC F 2152” controller for its Axioline F I/O field bus is the first field controller designed to run Phoenix’s Linux-based PLCnext control stack, which enables PLC control using high-level languages.

RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

Feb 8, 2018 — views: 1497
The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years after SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs.

Rugged i.MX6 UL box PC ships with open Linux source

Feb 8, 2018 — views: 379
MayQueen Technologies has launched a fanless “Panzer” embedded PC that runs an open source Linux stack on an NXP iMX6 UL SoC, and offers -40 to 85°C support plus LAN, WiFi, USB, VGA, serial, CAN, and mini-PCIe.