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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.

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.

Adlink spins edge vision SDK for Nvidia and Intel

Sep 8, 2021

Adlink announced an Ubuntu-ready “Edge Vision Analytics” (EVA) SDK with a GUI-based IDE and open source plug-ins for Nvidia and Intel systems. EVA is initially available with its Neon-2000-JNX camera and EOS-i6000-P computer.

LibreELEC 10 delivers Kodi 19.1 and Raspberry Pi 4 enhancements

Aug 27, 2021

The LibreELEC 10.0 Linux distro has been released with Kodi (Matrix) v19.1 media center software. It switches to Python 3 and brings HDR 10 and audio passthrough to the RPi 4.

Pantabox offers easier frontend for Pantavisor Linux IoT container software

Aug 5, 2021

Pantacor released an open source frontend called Pantabox for remotely managing IoT devices using the Pantavisor Linux framework with LXC containers. There is also a new community site.

Nvidia’s TensorRT 8.0 boasts faster conversational AI performance

Jul 20, 2021

Nvidia has released TensorRT 8.0 for Nvidia GPUs including its Jetson modules. This latest AI inference optimization SDK delivers up to 2x the natural language query performance compared to v7.0, with 1.2ms latency using BERT.

T-shirt design contest celebrates 30 years of Linux

Jul 9, 2021

The Linux Foundation has launched a T-shirt design contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Linux. The LF also announced an Open 3D Foundation for creating an Open 3D Engine plus an Open Voice Network for open, AI-enabled voice assistance.

Wind River Linux updates with Linux LTS 5.10 and a prebuilt binary

Jun 18, 2021

Wind River has released Wind River Linux LTS21, advancing to Linux LTS 5.10, Yocto Project 3.3, and Qt 5.15.2. New features include a Linux Assembly Tool for image creation and a pre-built binary distribution.

Embedded Board Farm service enables remote testing and development

Jun 10, 2021

Timesys has launched an Embedded Board Farm service that provides secure remote access to embedded hardware and BSPs for Linux, Android, QNX, and FreeRTOS for software development, test automation, and debugging.

Sensory’s custom voice assistant debuts on a Linux-based microwave

May 6, 2021

Sensory announced that its 100 percent locally processed TrulyHandsfree technology can be used to create custom voice assistants without sacrificing privacy, as demonstrated in a new Linux-based Farberware FM11VABK microwave.

SiFive reveals X280 core and AndeSight RISC-V IDE moves to v5.0

Apr 26, 2021

SiFive revealed its RISC-V-based SiFive Intelligence X280 core IP with RVV extensions for AI/ML edge computing. Andes, meanwhile, unveiled its Linux-ready AndeSight IDE v5.0 with new RVP and RVV support.

Ubuntu goes all-out for Wayland

Apr 22, 2021

Canonical released Ubuntu 21.04, featuring Wayland enabled by default plus a Flutter SDK and native Microsoft Active Directory integration. Meanwhile, Linux 5.12 will drop on Sunday.

MicroK8s footprint shrinks by a third for easier Pi and Jetson clusters

Apr 15, 2021

Canonical released MicroK8s 1.21, featuring a 32.5 percent smaller footprint to enable Kubernetes deployments of 540MB, thereby easing clustering on platforms such as the Raspberry Pi and Nvidia Jetson.

Nvidia launches TAO software for easier AI model training

Apr 12, 2021

Nvidia unveiled a GUI-based “TAO” framework that eases AI model training for GPU-equipped platforms such as Jetson. There is also an upcoming “Grace” CPU plus improvements to Nvidia’s Jarvis voice agent, Maxine video SDK, and other AI tools.