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Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

Sep 23, 2016 — 2,694 views

The “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service.

Tiniest Braswell COM ships, with 4K video, GbE, up to 8GB RAM

Sep 22, 2016 — 709 views

SolidRun is shipping a tiny module based on Intel Braswell SoCs, and featuring SATA, GbE, HDMI, USB3.0, PCIe, 4K video, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 128GB eMMC.

Hands-on with the quad-core Cortex-A9 Roseapple Pi hacker SBC

Sep 21, 2016 — 2,683 views

Guest columnist Rob Reilly checks out the Roseapple Pi, an 85 x 56mm Raspberry Pi imitator based on a quad-core Cortex-A9 Actions Semi S500 SoC.

Open source projects for the Internet of Things, from A to Z

Sep 21, 2016 — 2,330 views

This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools.

A tiny Arduino Zero clone, and an Arduino for cosplayers

Sep 21, 2016 — 1,026 views

Rabid Prototypes shipped a tiny Arduino Zero clone called the “Tau,” and launched an expanded Zero-like “Firecricket” for light, sound, and motion control.

Open source machine vision board and robot run Linux and Arduino

Sep 20, 2016 — 2,242 views

Hicat’s open source, “Livera” machine vision board runs Linux on an ARM9 Hi3518 camera SoC, and Arduino on an Atmel 32u4 MCU, and has an optional robot kit.

Tiny $2 WiFi module taps ESP8285 WiFi SoC

Sep 19, 2016 — 3,059 views

[Updated: Sept. 20] — Itead has launched a $2.10, 14 x 13.5mm “PSF-A85” WiFi module based on the ESP8285 SoC, a version of the ESP8266 that adds 1MB SPI flash.

Universal prototyping shield supports numerous Arduino models

Sep 19, 2016 — 279 views

On Indiegogo, Awesome PCB’s $13 “ArduShield” prototyping shield supports a wide variety of Arduino boards, including the Uno R3, Mini, Mini Pro, and Nano.

i.MX6 UltraLite COM offers up to 64GB on-board eMMC

Sep 19, 2016 — 510 views

OpenEmbed’s “SOM6210” COM expands upon NXP’s i.MX6 UL SoC with up to 1GB RAM, up to 64GB eMMC, and optional -40 to 80° operating temperature support.

Private cloud server and IoT gateway runs Ubuntu Snappy on RPi

Sep 16, 2016 — 5,307 views

The “Nextcloud Box” is a private cloud server and IoT gateway that combines a Raspberry Pi, running Snappy Ubuntu Core, with a WDLabs 1TB HDD.

Skylake box-PC targets transportation applications

Sep 16, 2016 — 462 views

Adlink’s “MXC-6400” is a rugged fanless transportation focused box-PC with a 6th Gen Core CPU, hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA bays, and lots of PCIe expansion.

Hands-on with the Orange Pi One quad-core Linux SBC

Sep 16, 2016 — 4,341 views

In this brief hands-on review, Ben Martin takes the low cost, quad-core Orange Pi One hacker SBC for a spin, and benchmarks the board’s performance.

Rugged, fanless Skylake box-PC has triple GbE and dual HDMI

Sep 15, 2016 — 1,014 views

Aaeon’s rugged, fanless “Boxer-6639” industrial box-PC features 6th Gen Intel (Skylake) processors plus triple GbE, dual HDMI, and six RS-232/422/485 ports.

An open source perspective on the Internet of Things (part 1)

Sep 14, 2016 — 961 views

This post is the first in a series that examines the IoT, with a focus on Linux and other open source technologies used in home and industrial automation.

Tiny $2 IoT module runs FreeRTOS on Realtek Ameba WiFi SoC

Sep 14, 2016 — 2,498 views

[Updated: Sept. 15] — Pine64’s $2 “PADI IoT Stamp” module is based on Realtek’s new “RTL8710AF” Cortex-M3 WiFi SoC, a cheaper FreeRTOS-ready competitor to the ESP8266.

Multiwireless IoT home gateway has Linux and Android BSPs

Sep 13, 2016 — 1,222 views

Via unveiled three new Linux- and Android-based IoT devices, including a multiwireless home gateway, a telestrator, and a wireless display system.