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Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Jul 15, 2016 — 627 views

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

Jul 11, 2016 — 1,399 views

SiFive unveiled the first embedded SoCs based on the open source RISC-V platform: A Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300.
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Arduino 101 gains faster compiler, better Curie support

Jul 5, 2016 — 859 views

Intel and Arduino LLC have updated the Zephyr RTOS core of its Curie/Quark driven, BLE-ready Arduino 101 board, featuring a faster compiler.
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PowerPC gains an Android 4.4 port with Big Endian support

Jun 20, 2016 — 972 views

eInfochips has ported Android 4.4 to the PowerPC architecture on behalf of an avionics customer that will use it for an HMI that monitors engine health.
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Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

Jun 15, 2016 — 808 views

Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support.
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Qualcomm reveals wireless oriented connected car platform

Jun 13, 2016 — 599 views

Qualcomm announced a pre-integrated suite of automotive hardware components including LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, tuners, CAN, and VSX technology.
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MIPS VM tech lets routers stay open despite new FCC rules

Jun 8, 2016 — 1,428 views

Imagination and prpl have demo’d secure virtualization technology that lets routers running OpenWrt on MIPS Warrior CPUs stay legal under new FCC rules.
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Sensor oriented Marvell Cortex-A7 SoC targets IoT

Jun 3, 2016 — 727 views

Marvell’s dual-core Cortex-A7 “IAP220” SoC for low-power IoT and wearables runs Linux, Android, or Brillo, and offers an integrated sensor hub.
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ARM Cortex-A73 core and Mali-G71 GPU target mobile VR

May 31, 2016 — 867 views

ARM announced a 10nm Cortex-A73 architecture with 30 percent better sustained performance and efficiency than the Cortex-A72, plus a 32-shader Mali-G71 GPU.
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Honey, I shrunk the BeagleBone Black!

May 9, 2016 — 3,687 views

Octavo Systems has packed nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA module that only requires a few external components to boot Linux.
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Snapdragon SoCs to get Neural Processing Engine SDK

May 4, 2016 — 1,161 views

Qualcomm announced a deep learning toolkit for implementing neural processing and other AI functions directly on devices that integrate Snapdragon 820 SoCs.
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“Apollo Lake” Atoms to offer graphics-rich Goldmont cores

Apr 18, 2016 — 928 views

Intel unveiled an “Apollo Lake” Atom SoC that integrates 14nm “Goldmont” cores and Gen9 graphics, plus a reference design featuring USB Type C and WiFi.
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Intel and Wind River acquire automotive tech firms

Apr 8, 2016 — 1,605 views

Intel acquired Yogitech, which makes safety tools for autonomous car chips, and its Wind River unit bought Arynga, which offers Linux-based OTA for cars.
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LinuxGizmos is now HackerBoards, but we still love Tux

Mar 31, 2016 — 1,544 views

We will continue our extensive coverage of SBCs and COMs, but will reduce our coverage of end user products and expand our coverage of OSes beyond Linux.
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Intel ditching tick-tock, shifting to three-stage CPU generations

Mar 23, 2016 — 1,523 views

Starting with an upcoming 14nm “Kaby Lake” CPU, Intel will shift to three Core generations per fab process step, instead of two.
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Quad-core, Cortex-A53 hacker SBC runs Linux and Android

Mar 9, 2016 — 2,336 views

The $89 uCRobotics “Bubblegum-96” SBC has a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 Actions S900 SoC, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, onboard wireless, and 96Boards compatibility.
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First “96Boards EE” SBC debuts with AMD ARM SoC

Mar 8, 2016 — 1,708 views

LeMaker’s “Cello” is a $299, server-oriented single board computer with a quad-core Cortex-A57 AMD A1100 SoC and a 96Boards Enterprise Edition form factor.
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From Russia with MIPS: an SoC, COM, and all-in-one PC

Mar 7, 2016 — 1,269 views

T-Platforms unveiled a “SF-BT1” module and “Tavolga Terminal” all-in-one PC based on it, which run Linux on a dual-core, MIPS P5600-based Baikal-T1 SoC.
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New ARM and x86 chips target Internet of Things gizmos

Feb 28, 2016 — 1,512 views

Overlapping Mobile World Congress and Embedded World events last week brought news of some interesting new ARM and x86 chips for Internet of Things devices.
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AMD expands its G-Series range with pin-compatible SoCs

Feb 24, 2016 — 853 views

AMD launched 3rd Gen, dual-core, G-Series SoCs with 6-15W TDPs, DDR4 and 4Kx2K support, and R-Series pin compatibility, plus an entry-level G-Series LX SoC.
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