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Tiny $2 WiFi module taps ESP8285 WiFi SoC

Sep 19, 2016 — 3,017 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.
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Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

Sep 6, 2016 — 9,479 views

[Updated: Sept. 8] — SeeedStudio’s “ESP3212” COM taps Espressif’s IoT-focused ESP32 follow-on to the ESP8266 SoC, which uses a faster Tensilica LX6 MCU and adds BLE and sensors.
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Next-gen TV STB platform runs Android on quad-core Cortex-A53

Aug 31, 2016 — 1,244 views

The “Poplar Board,” based on HiSilicon’s quad-core Hi3798C V200 SoC, is the first SBC to implement Linaro’s “96Boards Enterprise Edition TV Platform” spec.
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Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

Aug 22, 2016 — 1,148 views

At IDF, Intel revealed some new details on the 14nm “Broxton” Atom T5700 and T5500 SoCs. Highlights include Gen9 graphics, DDR4, and more memory bandwidth.
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Intel’s “Euclid” module is a brain, vision, sensor, and hotspot for robots

Aug 20, 2016 — 5,436 views

Intel demoed a “Euclid” robotics compute module running Ubuntu on a quad-core Atom, and equipped with a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi hotspot, and various sensors.
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10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Aug 11, 2016 — 1,277 views

[Updated: Aug. 12] — MediaTek’s Helio X30, due mid-2017, will likely be one of the first 10nm SoCs, and among the first to tap ARM’s new Cortex-A73 cores.
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Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Jul 15, 2016 — 755 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 — 1,853 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 — 1,197 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 — 1,153 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 — 944 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 — 643 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 — 1,481 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 — 798 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 — 1,062 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 — 3,918 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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