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ST launches sensor module and open source dev kit

Dec 8, 2016 — 0 views

ST unveiled a Cortex-M4F based “SensorTile” sensor and BLE module plus an open source dev kit that adds audio, micro-USB, and an Arduino-like interface.

Mini Apollo Lake module takes the heat — and the cold

Dec 8, 2016 — 0 views

Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support.

Linux Foundation events expand with Open Source Summits

Dec 7, 2016 — 154 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 — 513 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 — 3,720 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 — 1,564 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 — 945 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 — 789 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 — 308 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 — 1,025 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 — 1,118 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 — 501 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 — 1,951 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 — 1,188 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 — 807 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.