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Armbian September news & DietPi late August news

Sep 16, 2023

Earlier this month, Armbian OS 23.08 (codename Colobus) was announced with support for various new devices including the Khadas VIM1S, VIM4, TI AM26, and Lichee Pi 4A. Similarly, DietPi announced support for the Orange Pi 5 Plus and enhancements for other boards.


LinuxFoundation Offers Computer Architecture Course w/ Industrial RISC-V Core

Aug 30, 2023

Earlier this month, the Linux Foundation launched a free course on the online learning platform edX. The organization has designed the course for computer science students, electrical and computer engineers, as well as professionals interested in gaining knowledge about RISC-V. 


Bootlin offers Embedded Linux course for BeaglePlay

Aug 17, 2023

Bootlin recently released free and paid resources for the open-source BeaglePlay development board which was launched this year. The course goes over various Embedded Linux topics and targets hobbyists and professionals.


Armbian and DietPi May-June news

Jun 5, 2023

Armbian launched in May their latest Linux distribution “Armbian 23.05 Suni” with various updates for the Debian community. Similarly, DietPi v8.18 has provided enhancements for the Quartz64 SBC and PiHole support for the RISC-V architecture.


Techbase offers Remote Raspberry Pi CM4 Program free for trial use

Jul 30, 2022

Techbase is a Polish-based company tackling global chip shortage and supply chain issues with a remote platform to speed up development. As of now, the devices offered for remote access are the ModBerry 500 CM4 and the ClusBerry-2M. (more…)

Vortex86 CPUs gain new life with Linux kernel detection and a 3.5-inch SBC

Mar 21, 2022

ICOP announced that its x86 based Vortex86 SoC is automatically detected by Linux 5.16, thereby enabling new non-legacy applications. The company recently launched a 3.5-inch “VDX3-6726” SBC and “VDX3-ETX” module based on the up to dual-core, 1GHz Vortex86DX3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.