Linux Devices

  1. Tiny, open-spec quad -A53 SBC offers GbE and wireless for $30
    FriendlyElec’s “NanoPi M2A” SBC combines the quad -A53 Samsung SoC of the NanoPi M2 with the more advanced footprint, layout, and features of the NanoPi M3. FriendlyElec (FriendlyARM) has released a c …
  2. Raspberry Pi enters thin client mainstream
    NComputing’s “RX-HDX” thin client joins ViewSonic’s newly revised “SC-T25” as the second major Citrix HDX ready thin client based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low- …
  3. Open-spec SBC and AIO mini-PC have mini-PCIe, mSATA and 7x USB ports
    CubieTech’s’s “CubieAIO-A20” SBC and mini-PC run on a WiFi/BT-ready, Allwinner A20 “Einstein-A20” COM, and offer mSATA, GbE, mini-PCIe, and 7x USB ports. CubieTech and its Cubieboard.org community sit …
  4. Linux-based gizmo offers remote 3D printer control and sharing
    The $70 “Waggle” remote controller device for 3D printers offers a mobile app with a video feed and temp controls, plus a cloud-based slicing service. A Seoul-based startup called Ateam Ventures is cl …
  5. Skylake industrial PC offers DDR4 and front facing I/O
    Adlink launched a rugged, Linux-ready “MVP-5000” industrial PC with 6th Gen Core processors, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and mini-PCIe based wireless options. The MVP-5000 is a close cousin to last year’s MV …
  6. Quad-core x86 MinnowBoard and UP Squared SBCs begin shipping
    MinnowBoard.org’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Quad” and Aaeon’s UP Squared SBCs began shipping, featuring community sites and Intel SoCs running Linux and Android. On May 23, Intel-backed MinnowBoard.org and …
  7. Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core
    Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeNET QPCIe board. Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to lau …
  8. Apollo Lake COM Express module has onboard microSD and eMMC
    MSC’s COM Express Compact Type 6 “MSC C6C-AL” taps Intel’s Apollo Lake and offers up to 16GB DDR3L, microSD and optional eMMC, plus support for 5x PCIe slots. MSC Technologies continues to round out i …
  9. Intel’s “Euclid” robotics compute module on sale for $399
    [Updated: May 22] — Intel has launched its “Euclid” robotics compute module, which runs Ubuntu on an Atom x7-Z8700, and offers a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi, and sensors. When Intel demonstrated its Intel …
  10. Arduino shows off LoRa gateway and node shields
    Arduino is prepping a “LoRa Gateway Kit” to bring LoRa wireless to its Linux-driven Arduino Tian, plus a “LoRa Node Kit” for the Arduino Primo. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino showcased its new A …
  11. Arduino Cinque board taps SiFive RISC-V SoC and an ESP32 wireless chip
    SiFive and Arduino unveiled a wireless-enabled “Arduino Cinque” board based on SiFive’s HiFive, featuring a RISC-V FE310 SoC and an ESP32 wireless SoC. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino joined with …
  12. Compact, rugged Apollo Lake computer has swappable SATA
    Axiomtek’s tough, Linux-ready “eBOX100-312-FL” embedded computer offers a Celeron N3350 SoC, a SATA bay, and 2x mini-PCIe, HDMI, GbE, and USB 3.0 ports. The fanless, 216 x 137.65 x 44mm eBOX100-312-FL …
  13. Ubuntu-ready SMB net appliance has dual mini-PCIe slots
    Aaeon’s “FWS-2271” network appliance offers Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 16GB RAM, 4x to 6x GbE ports, 2x mini-PCIe slots, and shock/vibration resistance. The FWS-2271 network appliance for SOHO and …
  14. Rugged, Linux-ready Qseven module taps Apollo Lake
    The “MSC Q7-AL” is a Qseven COM with Intel Apollo Lake, triple display outputs, and options including -40 to 85°C support, 64GB eMMC, and a 3.5-inch carrier. MSC Technologies has spun another Apollo L …
  15. Whipping up IBM Watson voice services with OpenWhisk
    At ELC 2017, IBM developers showed off a Raspberry Pi voice activation demo that combined IBM’s “serverless” OpenWhisk platform with Watson. With the Internet of Things, the realms of embedded Linux a …