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Ibase and Aaeon reveal 3.5-inch Tiger Lake SBCs

May 7, 2021

Ibase announced a Linux-ready, 3.5-inch “IB953” SBC with 11th Gen Core CPUs, quad displays, and 3x M.2. Aaeon recently posted specs for a 3.5-inch “GENE-TGU6” Tiger Lake SBC with 2.5GbE.

Martian rover has some Linux computers, too

May 5, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover is equipped with a Linux-driven, Atom-based CompuLab COMEX-IE38 module designed to compress images. The rover also has a Qualcomm 801 Linux system like its Ingenuity copter, which is embarking on a new scouting mission.

OpenWrt-driven i.MX6ULL module and dev kit offers A/V and LoRaWAN options

May 3, 2021

M2M IOT’s “NetSOM” module, which runs OpenWrt on an i.MX6ULL, has an optional dev kit that will appear on Crowd Supply for $69 to $89 with optional camera, audio, and LoRaWAN. The NetSOM also powers a new GW-01-WI-FI LoRaWAN gateway.

Linux-driven RISC-V module can plug into Raspberry Pi CM4 cluster carrier

Apr 30, 2021

Antmicro unveiled an open source, RPi CM4-compatible “ARVSOM” module that runs Linux on the RISC-V based StarFive 71×0 SoC. The ARVSOM can plug into Antmicro’s new Scalenode carrier in place of the CM4 for clustering projects.

Xilinx launches UltraScale+ based SOM and $199 dev kit with AI extensions

Apr 29, 2021

Xilinx has launched a “Kria K26 SOM” that runs Linux on its Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, plus a $199 “Kria KV260 Vision AI” kit with GbE, HDMI, DP, PMOD, CSI, 2x IAS, and 4x USB 3.0. Xilinx is supporting the products with a new edge AI app store.

Ubuntu certified system runs on AMD R1000 as low as 6W

Apr 29, 2021

DFI unveiled an “EC90A-GH” industrial mini-PC built around its Ryzen R1000 based GHF51 SBC. These are among the first products to support the 6W R1102G and the first industrial systems to offer certified Ubuntu Core OTA updates.

Sandwich-style SBCs extend i.MX8M and i.MX8M Mini

Apr 28, 2021

Forlinx’s sandwich-style OKMX8MM-C SBC and OKMX8MQ-C SBC run Linux on the i.MX8M Mini and i.MX8M Quad, respectively. Common features include GbE, mini-PCIe, MIPI-DSI/CSI, and extensive audio I/O.

$20 add-on provides Real-Time Clock for the Raspberry Pi

Apr 27, 2021

On Kickstarter: a $20 “USB RTC for Raspberry Pi” Real-Time Clock add-on that plugs into a Pi’s USB port with a USB-to-UART/I2C converter to enable accurate timestamps.

Open-spec i.MX8M Mini SBC sells for $99

Apr 23, 2021

MYIR’s $99 “MYS-8MMX” SBC runs Linux on an i.MX8M Mini with 2-4GB DDR4, 8-128GB eMMC, NVMe-ready M.2, GbE, WiFi/BT, HDMI, CSI, 3x USB ports, and options including -40 to 85°C support and an enclosure.

Dev kit and module run Linux on Zynq Ultrascale+

Apr 20, 2021

Topic Embedded has launched a “Florida Plus” dev kit that runs Linux on its Zynq Ultrascale+ based Miami MPSoC Plus module. Meanwhile, Aries announced it has begun distributing Topic’s Zynq-based Miami modules.

Dual-LAN router board starts at $26

Apr 20, 2021

Wireless-Tag has launched a $26 “IDO-SBC2D06-V1A” SBC that runs Linux on a dual -A7 SigmaStar SSD201 or SSD202 with 2x 10/100 Ethernet ports, WiFi/BT, 40-pin GPIO, and a choice of MIPI-DSI connectors for 4- or 7-inch LCDs.

Pi-sized SBCs run Linux on RK3328 and Allwinner H3

Apr 19, 2021

[Updated: April 21] — SmartBoardHome has announced two 85 x 56mm SBCs that run Linux: a “Pi-R2S3328-B” with an RK3328 and dual GbE ports and a “Pi-PC-H3 PK” with an Allwinner H3, HDMI, CSI, LAN, 2x USB, WiFi, and 40-pin GPIO.

Raspberry Pi-like SBC taps RK3566

Apr 16, 2021

Pine64 has posted specs for a “Quartz64 Model B” SBC with the quad -A55, NPU-equipped Rockchip RK3566, up to 8GB LPDDR4, optional eMMC, WiFi/BT, GbE, MIPI-DSI and -CSI, 3x USB, and 40-pin and M.2 expansion.

Tiny module and dev kit can run with Mini or Nano

Apr 14, 2021

Beacon EmbeddedWorks’ tiny “i.MX 8M Mini/Nano SOM” runs Linux or Android on the Mini or Nano with up to 8GB LPDDR4, eMMC, WiFi/BT, and an optional “Zoom” dev kit.