Linux Devices

  1. Linux-driven Home Assistant smart hub starts at $219
    zPoint Products has gone to Indiegogo to pitch an open source, cloudless “BaHa Box” smart hub starting at $219 that runs Linux and Home Assistant on an Allwinner H2+ or i.MX6 ULL with 2x USB, 10/100 L …
  2. Datasheet: PC/104 Boards
    (Circuit Cellar article) With roots that grew from the ISA-bus era, PC/104 has grown into an embedded board-level form factor suited to the PCI Express landscape. This Datasheet section updates reader …
  3. Apollo Lake industrial mini-PC supports Linux
    Vecow’s Linux-ready, -40 to 75°C tolerant “SPC-4010C” industrial mini-PC is built around a dual-core Apollo Lake SoC with up to 8GB RAM, 2x GbE, SATA, HDMI, 4x USB, and 2x mini-PCIe with SIM card and …
  4. Ubuntu-driven Coffee Lake AI system features Myriad X, FPGA, and PoE add-ons
    IEI’s “FLEX AIoT Dev. Kit” runs Ubuntu on a 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake with 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, 4x SATA, 3x M.2, PCIe x4, and 2x PCIe x8 slots with optional Mustang cards with Myriad X VPUs and more. IEI …
  5. Kontron debuts hardened OpenWrt stack on new rolling stock computer
    Kontron’s fanless EN50155-certified “SR-TRACe-G40x” railway server and router runs a hardened, new hypervisor based on OpenWrt called SEC-Line on a Skylake or Apollo Lake CPU and offers 2x SATA, 2x Gb …
  6. The Future of Linux Security: Securing Linux-Based Systems in 4 Steps
    (Circuit Cellar article)The intricacies of maintaining today’s Linux-based platforms make it very challenging for developers to cover every potential entry point. In 2019 there was an average of more …
  7. 15-inch touch panel PC builds on Raspberry Pi CM3
    Comfile’s 15-inch “ComfilePi CPi-A150WR” touch-panel computer is built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 and offers an IP65 protected, 1024 x 768 resistive touchscreen pus USB, LAN, serial, and 2 …
  8. Carrier board duo support Toradex’s Verdin modules
    Linear Computing has posted specs for two carrier boards with optional enclosures that support Toradex’s Linux-driven i.MX8M Mini and Nano based Verdin modules: a general purpose “VSC-4436” and a “VBB …
  9. UP Xtreme Lite SBC offers more affordable Whiskey Lake option
    [Updated: July 31] — Aaeon announced a slightly scaled down “UP Xtreme Lite” variant of its 8th Gen U-series based UP Xtreme SBC that provides up to 16GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, and 3x M.2 plus …
  10. Stackable Raspberry Pi HAT provides up to 64 Resistance Temperature Detectors
    Sequent Microsystems is Kickstartering a stackable, $30 and up “Mega-RTD” HAT that supports up to 64 Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) channels for precise temperature measurements. Resistance Tem …
  11. $149 Nano-ITX carrier extends Verdin SoMs including upcoming i.MX8M Plus module
    Toradex has launched an open-spec “Dahlia” carrier for its i.MX8M Mini and Nano based Verdin modules with GbE, 2x USB 3.0, 3x USB Type-C, MIPI-CSI, DSI-based HDMI, and mini-PCIe. Toradex also revealed …
  12. Embedded Vision Systems Adopt AI and IoT Tech
    (Circuit Cellar article) As vision systems evolve, they’re leveraging all the latest technology trends in embedded computing. Box-level system solutions are keeping pace with AI-level processing, IoT …