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

Nov 19, 2021

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

Nov 9, 2021

The latest Raspberry Pi OS release switches to Debian 11 “bullseye” and offers the GTK+3 UI toolkit and the “mutter” window manager, which requires 2GB RAM. Meanwhile, the upcoming Linux 5.16 will include mainline support for the RPi CM4.
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Nvidia unveils high-end Jetson AGX Orin plus an Omniverse platform for AR/VR

Nov 9, 2021

[Updated: Nov. 15] — Nvidia unveiled a “Jetson AGX Orin” module with 12x 2GHz Cortex-A78 and 2,048 Ampere GPU cores for up to 200-TOPS AI plus 32GB LPDDR5 and 64GB eMMC. The AGX Orin runs some of Nvida’s new “Omniverse” applications for AR, VR, and robotics.
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Canonical releases Ubuntu images optimized for Elkhart Lake and Tiger Lake IoT features

Nov 2, 2021

[Updated: 6PM] — Canonical has released images of Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 and Ubuntu Core 20 that are optimized with the latest kernel patches for IoT features found on Intel’s Elkhart Lake and 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core CPUs such as TCC and TSN.
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RPi CM4 based local storage server launches on Kickstarter

Oct 26, 2021

KubeSail has launched a compact, $250 “PiBox” NAS and local clouding hosting server powered by a RPi CM4 with dual native SATA SSD bays for up to 16TB plus GbE, HDMI, 2x USB, 40-pin, and KubeSail software for private clouds.
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Neuromorphic edge AI chip debuts on Raspberry Pi and Comet Lake dev kits

Oct 25, 2021

BrainChip has launched two “Akida Development Kits” for its self-learning, low-power “Akida NSoC” neural networking chip for edge AI. One uses the Raspberry Pi CM4 and the other a Comet Lake-S based Shuttle PC system.
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Arm adds virtual testing platform for Corstone Cortex-A and -M ref designs

Oct 18, 2021

Arm has launched an “Arm Total Solutions for IoT” initiative that combines its Cortex-A- and -M based Corstone SoC reference designs with a new “Arm Virtual Hardware Targets” platform for virtual, cloud-based testing.
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PICMG spec standardizes links between IoT controllers and sensors

Oct 7, 2021

PICMG has ratified an “IoT.1” firmware spec for standardizing plug-and-play communications between IoT controllers and sensors and effecters. The spec works with PICMG’s recent microSAM MCU module form factor.
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Ubuntu Frame offers a snaps-based shell for developing edge-device GUIs

Oct 6, 2021

Canonical has released “Ubuntu Frame,” a Wayland based fullscreen graphics shell for Ubuntu Core and other snaps-enabled distros for designing secure, easily deployable interactive kiosk, signage, and IoT applications.
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Jetson-based SDR system features updated AirStack software

Oct 6, 2021

Deepwave Digital’s v0.5.0 release of its Ubuntu-based AirStack SDR stack adds CV sample rates and improved recovery support. AirStack runs on Deepwave’s AIR-T and rugged new AIR-T Edge systems based on a Jetson TX2i, Artix-7 FPGA, and an AD transceiver.
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Speedy PaSh shell compiler finds new home at the Linux Foundation

Sep 22, 2021

The Linux Foundation has adopted the PaSh Project, which offers a Linux-based compiler for automatically parallelizing POSIX shell scripts to optimize programs and speed execution, especially on multiprocessor systems.
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Compact Tiger Lake-U system features EdgeX IoT framework

Sep 20, 2021

Advantech’s Linux-ready, $935-and-up “EI-52” edge PC runs on an 11th Gen Core CPU along with a 64GB SSD, 2x GbE, 6x USB, 2x COM, HDMI, DP, mini-PCIe, 5G-ready M.2, and the EdgeX Foundry IoT framework.
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Home Assistant project launches its own Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier

Sep 15, 2021

The Home Assistant project has opened pre-orders on an open-spec, $149 “Home Assistant Amber” system based on an RPI CM4 with GbE, 3x USB, ZigBee, and M.2 M-key. $99 kit versions without the CM4 include a PoE model.
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Xilinx unveils rugged additions to Versal ACAP

Sep 13, 2021

Xilinx announced ultra-rugged mil-aero (XQ) and space (XQR) versions of its Arm/Linux-driven, 7nm Versal ACAP SoCs, as well as a Kria Robotics Stack and Vitis Video Analytics SDK for its Zynq UltraScale+ customers.
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