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Linux Foundation events expand with Open Source Summits

Dec 7, 2016 — 129 views

The Linux Foundation released its 2017 schedule, including an Embedded Linux Conference in Portland on Feb. 21-23 that needs proposal ideas by Dec. 10.

Embedded Linux at sweet 16: adapting to the IoT

Dec 6, 2016 — 492 views

At ELC Europe, embedded Linux guru Tim Bird examined the “Status of Embedded Linux” and discussed challenges that it faces in the brave new world of IoT.

USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Dec 6, 2016 — 3,569 views

Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS.

Hacker SBC boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

Dec 6, 2016 — 1,513 views

T-Firefly’s “Firefly-RK3399” is the first hacker SBC built around Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 SoC. It features up to 4GB DDR3 RAM, M.2, and USB 3.0 Type-C.

Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power

Dec 5, 2016 — 938 views

Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power.

Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

Dec 5, 2016 — 783 views

DFI announced an Intel Braswell based “BW051” Pico-ITX SBC with up to 8GB DDR3L, mini-PCIe, SATA 3.0, mSATA, and Linux support.

Rugged EPIC SBC gets a lift from Bay Trail Atoms

Dec 2, 2016 — 307 views

The rugged, Linux-supported WinSystems “EPX-C414” is an EPIC SBC with an Atom E3800, mini-PCIe and PC/104 expansion, and industrial temperature support.

Amazon extends AWS IoT with offline processing

Dec 2, 2016 — 1,018 views

The AWS IoT cloud platform now offers Lambda-based “AWS Greengrass” software for Linux IoT devices, enabling offline processing and communication.

Tiny i.MX6 module has a trim little carrier too

Dec 1, 2016 — 1,112 views

E-Con’s Linux-ready “eSOMiMX6-micro” COM offers an i.MX6 SoC, optional WiFi/BT and GbE, and a 54 x 20mm footprint. Its “Meissa-I” carrier is only 80 x 40mm.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC hands you a sixpack of USB 3.0

Dec 1, 2016 — 497 views

Portwell’s 3.5-inch “PEB-2773” SBC features dual- or quad-core Atom E3900 SoCs, wide-range power, industrial temperature support, and six USB 3.0 ports.

First open source RISC-V chips arrive in Arduino board

Nov 30, 2016 — 1,946 views

SiFive’s Arduino ready “HiFive1” dev kit features its 320MHz FE310, the first MCU using the open RISC-V ISA. Also, Samsung is rumored to be using RISC-V.

“Greenlight for Girls” seeks to inspire STEM stars

Nov 29, 2016 — 430 views

A keynote at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe described Greenlight for Girls, which aims to give girls around the world the opportunity to love STEM.

IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX6UL, offers Thread and ZigBee

Nov 29, 2016 — 1,182 views

NXP’s Volansys-built, highly secure “Modular IoT Gateway” reference design runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and offers Thread, ZigBee, WiFi, and NFC.

Linux-friendly modules adopt hexa- and octa-core Rockchip SoCs

Nov 29, 2016 — 800 views

Theobroma unveiled a Qseven module built around a hexa-core, Cortex-A72/-A53 Rockchip RK3399 SoC, plus a µQseven version based on an octa-core -A53 RK3368.

Raspberry Pi shields offer 3G, 4G, GPRS, GPS, and XBee support

Nov 28, 2016 — 1,840 views

Sixfab has launched an open source “Raspberry Pi IoT Shield Family” of RPi communications shields, including GPS, XBee, GPRS, 3G, and 4G add-ons.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC supports extended temperatures

Nov 28, 2016 — 419 views

Litemax announced a 3.5-inch “AECX-APL0” SBC with Atom E3900 SoCs, up to 4K video, SATA and mSATA, dual mini-PCIe, and extended temperature support.