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Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Oct 21, 2016 — 381 views

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC.

Samsung’s 14nm wearable SoC debuts on Gear 3 watch

Oct 12, 2016 — 3,683 views

Samsung unveiled a 14nm, dual Cortex-A53 “Exynos 7 Dual 7270” SoC with built-in LTE, which runs Tizen Linux on its new Gear S3 watch.

Open-spec COM version of Chip SBC sells for $16

Oct 12, 2016 — 1,616 views

The Next Thing unveiled a $16 COM version of the Chip SBC called the Chip Pro, plus a dev kit and a $6 SiP version of the Allwinner R8 SoC called the GR8.

Intel’s ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Oct 11, 2016 — 785 views

Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power.

i.MX8 “eCockpit” SoC arrives, with media and IoT versions coming

Oct 7, 2016 — 1,045 views

NXP unveiled its automotive i.MX8 Quad with four Cortex-A53 cores, two Cortex-M4F cores, and two GPUs. The QuadPlus and QuadMax add one and two -A72 cores.

Tiny $2 WiFi module taps ESP8285 WiFi SoC

Sep 19, 2016 — 3,736 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.

Tiny $7 IoT module packs WiFi, BLE, and sensors, runs FreeRTOS

Sep 6, 2016 — 10,926 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.

Next-gen TV STB platform runs Android on quad-core Cortex-A53

Aug 31, 2016 — 1,332 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.

Intel reveals Broxton Atoms with Gen9 GPUs

Aug 22, 2016 — 1,313 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.

Intel’s “Euclid” module is a brain, vision, sensor, and hotspot for robots

Aug 20, 2016 — 5,713 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.

10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Aug 11, 2016 — 1,478 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.

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Jul 15, 2016 — 772 views

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

First SoCs based on open source RISC-V run Linux

Jul 11, 2016 — 1,966 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.

Arduino 101 gains faster compiler, better Curie support

Jul 5, 2016 — 1,360 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.

PowerPC gains an Android 4.4 port with Big Endian support

Jun 20, 2016 — 1,198 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.

Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

Jun 15, 2016 — 1,019 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.