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BeagleBone Black Wireless SBC taps Octavo SiP, has open design

Sep 26, 2016 — 299 views

BeagleBoard.org’s “BeagleBone Black Wireless” SBC uses Octavo’s OSD335x SiP module and replaces the standard BeagleBone Black’s Ethernet with 2.4GHz WiFi and BT 4.1 BLE.

NAS-targeted Skylake Mini-ITX loads up on SATA, GbE, PCIe

Sep 26, 2016 — 360 views

Aaeon’s Linux-friendly “EMB-Q170C” Mini-ITX board targets NAS applications with 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, 6x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, and PCIe x8 and M.2 slots.

SODIMM-style i.MX7 COM features dual GbE, WiFi/BT, eMMC

Sep 26, 2016 — 109 views

Variscite’s Linux-driven “VAR-SOM-MX7” COM is shipping with an i.MX7 Dual SoC, WiFi and BLE, dual GbE, and optional eMMC and extended temp. support.

Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

Sep 23, 2016 — 3,466 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 — 835 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 — 2,906 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 — 2,536 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 — 1,118 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 — 2,336 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 — 3,154 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 — 291 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 — 557 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 — 5,380 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 — 478 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 — 4,401 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 — 1,039 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.