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SMARC module for robotics taps Qualcomm’s octa-core QRB5165

Dec 1, 2021 18 views

Adlink announced a “LEC-RB5” SMARC module for robots and drones that runs Linux on Qualcomm’s up to 2.42GHz, octa-core QRB5165 with 15W-TOPS NPU. Highlights include up to 8GB LPDDR4L and 256GB UFS plus 2x GbE, WiFi/BT, CAN, and 6x camera lanes.

16MP autofocus cam bests the Raspberry Pi HQ at only $16

Dec 1, 2021 95 views

Arducam is crowdfunding a 16-megapixel “High Resolution Autofocus Camera Module for Raspberry Pi.” Based on a Sony IMX519 sensor, the 1080p30 camera has an RPi V1/V2 form factor and a tripod mount.

FPGA SoC modules gain networking carrier and new PolarFire SoC model

Nov 30, 2021 225 views

Enclustra’s “Mercury+ PE3” carrier for its FPGA/SoC Mercury/Mercury+ modules can act as an SBC or plug into a PC via PCIe x8. It offers QSFP+, 4x SFP+, FireFly, and 2x GbE. We also examine a new “Mercury+ MP1” module based on the RISC-V based PolarFire SoC.

Compact edge AI boxes offer choice of Jetson Nano, TX2 NX, and Xavier NX

Nov 30, 2021 75 views

Advantech’s compact, semi-rugged “AIR-020” edge AI system provides a choice of Jetson Nano, TX2 NX, and Xavier NX modules plus up to 2x GbE, up to 2x serial, 3x USB, HDMI, DIO, mini-PCIe, and M.2.

ModBerry 500 CM4 updated with more GbE, M.2, USB 3.0, and more

Nov 29, 2021 360 views

Techbase has updated its RPi CM4-based ModBerry 500 CM4 controller with options including a second GbE, 4x USB 3.0 ports, a second M.2 slot for NVMe, double the Excard I/O slots, PoE, and two outdoor enclosures.

Raspberry Pi CM4-based panel PC offers DAQ inputs and M.2 NVMe

Nov 29, 2021 365 views

Sensoper’s 7-inch “SC-PC” HMI panel PC runs Linux on a Raspberry Pi CM4 and supplies GbE, M.2 for NVMe, RS-485, 3x USB, 8x digital inputs, 7x transistor outputs, and 8x analog inputs with a choice of 0-10V or 4-20mA ranges.

BeagleV RISC-V SBC reborn as VisionFive V1

Nov 26, 2021 5,862 views

[Updated: Dec. 1] — StarFive revealed details about a “VisionFive V1” SBC that runs Linux on a StarFive JH7100 SoC with dual 1.5GHz SiFive U74 cores and a 1-TOPS NPU based on RV64GC RISC-V. The $149 Pico-ITX SBC has up to 8GB RAM and 40-pin GPIO.

$17 SBC runs Linux on Allwinner D1 RISC-V SoC

Nov 24, 2021 5,039 views

Sipeed has launched a tiny, SoM-like “LicheeRV” SBC that runs Linux on an Allwinner D1 RISC-V SoC. The board supports standalone use, but is primarily intended to plug into upcoming “Lichee RV-86” panel PC and future carriers.

Compact, $529 desktop runs Linux on octa-core Arm SoC

Nov 23, 2021 1,773 views

DragonBox has launched a $529 “Phytium D2000 ARMv8 Mini PC” that runs Linux on an octa-core Phytium D2000 and offers a Radeon RX550 GPU, 16GB DDR4, a 512GB NVMe SSD, 6x USB, and HDMI 2.0b and GbE ports.

Tough little Coffee Lake SBC offers choice of Ubuntu or CentOS

Nov 22, 2021 287 views

VersaLogic has launched a rugged, Linux-ready “Eagle” SBC with a 9th Gen Xeon E-2276ML, up to 32GB DDR4 with ECC, 128GB of soldered NVMe, 2x GbE, 2x mini-DP++, 4x USB, 2x COM, and a SATA port.

Linux-on-NXP boards from Kontron and SolidRun gain Arm SystemReady compliance

Nov 19, 2021 317 views

Kontron and SolidRun have each announced several NXP-based embedded products that have achieved Arm SystemReady certification for interoperable Linux stacks and boot systems.

Jetson powered systems offer dual GbE and a 256GB SSD

Nov 19, 2021 293 views


Seeed’s Xavier NX based “Jetson EX1 Mini PC-Ubuntu” and 2.5-inch equipped “Jetson SUB Mini PC-Black” systems offer 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, 4x USB, and 256GB storage. There is also a metal-clad “Silver” variant of the earlier Jetson SUB Mini PC Kit.

12th Gen Alder Lake chips arrive with DDR5, PCIe Gen5, and a Thread Director

Nov 18, 2021 311 views

[Updated: Nov. 19] — Intel has launched its first 12th Gen “Alder Lake” CPUs, starting with desktop models led by a 16-core Core i9-12900K. The sub-10GHz CPUs feature a hybrid design that balances load between Performance and Efficient cores.

Tiger Lake-U module offers quad displays and PCIe Gen4

Nov 17, 2021 129 views

Aaeon’s “COM-TGUC6” Compact Type 6 module runs on an 11th Gen ULP “E” and “GRE” processors with up to 32GB DDR4, quad display support, 2.5GbE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, PCIe Gen3 x5, and PCIe Gen4 x4.