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Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

Jul 27, 2016 — 109 views

Crowdfunding and group-buying site GroupGets has launched a $79, open source “PRUDAQ” BeagleBone ADC cape with 40Msps analog input capabilities.

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers “ChipKIT Lenny” preview

Jul 27, 2016 — 201 views

“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available.

Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

Jul 26, 2016 — 1,021 views

[Updated: July 27] — RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free “SharkSSL-lite” software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS.

Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

Jul 26, 2016 — 354 views

Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces.

$20 “Neutrino 2.0” is a tiny Arduino Zero clone

Jul 25, 2016 — 896 views

Rabid Prototypes is crowdfunding a $20 “Neutrino 2.0” version of its earlier, tiny Arduino Zero clone. Rev 2.0 adds RX/TX pins and several other tweaks.

Compact, fanless, Cortex-A5 embedded computer runs on 3W

Jul 25, 2016 — 991 views

Artila’s “Matrix-700” control computer runs Linux on a Cortex-A5 SoC, and offers 8GB eMMC, plus three USB, four RS-232/485, GbE, and Fast Ethernet ports.

COM and Pico-ITX dev kit run Linux on dual-core Cortex-A7

Jul 22, 2016 — 676 views

iWave has launched a rugged, SODIMM-style COM and Pico-ITX form factor carrier board that run Linux on the Renesas dual-core, Cortex-A7 RZ/G1E SoC.

Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports

Jul 22, 2016 — 686 views

Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 fanless industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe, USIM, and more.

Rugged mini-ITX based box PC goes all out on expansion

Jul 21, 2016 — 672 views

Portwell’s rugged, fanless “WEBS-35C3” box PC offers 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, triple display and 4K video, and expands via mini-PCIe, PCIe, PCI, and M.2.

Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Jul 21, 2016 — 234 views

Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor.

Tough i.MX6-based Linux SBC targets wireless video, runs on 3W

Jul 20, 2016 — 620 views

The Gateworks Ventana GW5530 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and has mini-PCIe and SIM expansion, a 9-axis IMU, three video inputs, and -40 to 85°C support.

$5 Linux-equipped Omega2 IoT module launches on Kickstarter

Jul 19, 2016 — 2,252 views

[Updated: July 21] — Onion launched an “Omega2” module on Kickstarter, featuring a faster CPU, options for double the RAM and flash, and lower pricing than last year’s Omega.

Video: Hardware hacking basics for Linux software devs

Jul 19, 2016 — 1,403 views

In this interesting ELC video, Grant Likely, a Linux kernel engineer and maintainer of the Linux Device Tree, describes his sojourn into embedded hardware.

Coin-sized COM could be world’s smallest Raspberry Pi clone

Jul 19, 2016 — 3,206 views

ArduCam unveiled a 24 x 24mm module with the ARM11-based core of the original Raspberry Pi, available with 36 x 36mm carriers with one or two camera links.

Rugged, fanless computer runs Ubuntu on Haswell

Jul 18, 2016 — 1,105 views

Perfectron’s rugged “SR10M” system offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, four GbE ports, stackable expansion, -40 to 70° operation, and MIL-STD-810G ruggedization.

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Jul 15, 2016 — 650 views

The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes.

SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

Jul 15, 2016 — 827 views

sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC.

Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

Jul 14, 2016 — 787 views

The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs.

Low power Sitara SBC has dual GbE’s and M.2 for WiFi/BT

Jul 14, 2016 — 735 views

Advantech’s 3.5-inch “RSB-4221” SBC runs Android or Linux on a TI Sitara AM3358 SoC and features dual GbE, USB and serial I/O, and an M.2 slot for wireless.

ELC video explains the mystery of modern caches

Jul 13, 2016 — 783 views

In his recent ELC talk, ARM kernel developer Mark Rutland traced the evolution of caches over the last decade or so, and explained how to manage them.