Shenzhen Xunlong unveiled a $55 to $70 “Orange Pi 4 LTS” variant of the Orange Pi 4 SBC with the same RK3399 but a new 3G RAM option, 26- vs. 40-pin GPIO, and different WiFi, GbE, and audio chips. The only new Orange Pi SBC Shenzhen Xunlong released last year was the Allwinner H6 based […]
BrainChip has launched a $499 “Akida AKD1000 Mini PCIe Board” equipped with its neuromorphic, event-based Akida neural networking chip for edge AI. The kit comes with BOM and design layout files. In October, BrainChip Holdings launched two Akida Development Kits that combine a mini-PCIe board equipped with its Akida AI accelerator along with a Raspberry...
Arbor’s fanless, rugged “ARES-1980” runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Intel’s 11th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 64GB DDR4, 2.5-inch SATA, triple display support, 2.5GbE, 2x GbE with PoE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4x serial, DIO, 2x M.2, and mini-PCIe. Arbor has launched a rugged, 210 x 180 x 60mm ARES-1980 embedded PC designed […]
Embedian’s “SMARC-iMX8MP” module runs Linux or Android on the NPU-equipped i.MX8M Plus and an optional eval board with up to 6GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, dual GbE (1x with TSN), CAN-FD, MIPI-DSI/CSI, PCIe Gen3, and -45 to 85°C support. Embedian’s new SMARC-iMX8MP follows its similarly 82 x 50mm, SMARC 2.0 compatible SMARC-iMX8M from 2019, and offers […]
E-con launched a 13MP, 4K, monochrome “See3CAM_CU135M” USB 3.1 camera for $149. Other recent E-Con products include an HD resolution, IP67-protected “STURDeCAM25” GMSL2 color global shutter camera, which is also available in a 6-cam rig for the Jetson AGX Xavier. E-Con has unveiled a 4K resolution monochrome camera with a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface […]
Pine64 launched a $399 “PineNote” tablet with 10.1-inch, E-Ink touchscreen, 4GB LPDDR4, and 128GB eMMC that runs Linux on a Rockchip RK3566. The company also recently launched the $399 PinePhone Pro and a PinePhone Keyboard and a PineDIO USB LoRa adapter. Pine64 announced its PineNote E-ink reader in August and launched its first developer version […]
Nexcom’s IP67 protected “ATC 3530” in-vehicle and V2X computer runs Nexcom Aided Linux (NAL) on an up to 21-TOPS Jetson Xavier NX and offers a choice of 4x GbE with PoE or 4x MIPI-CSI-2 SerDes camera connections with V-By-One support. Nexcom announced a compact, rugged, AI-enabled edge AI system designed primarily for in-vehicle and vehicle-related...
In this intro to our catalog of 136 Linux hacker boards, we examine how the 2021 chip shortage led to higher prices, limited availability, and more than twice the usual number of discontinuations. Yet, 29 models launched in 2021, including SBCs with M.2 slots, RISC-V CPUs, and AI chips. Welcome to our 2022 edition of […]
Our 2022 catalog of 136 open-spec, maker-oriented SBCs that run Linux or Android provides updated prices and descriptions plus a comparison spreadsheet of major features. The following summaries of 136 predominantly community-backed and open-spec Linux/Android hacker boards at $200 or under are listed in alpha order. They list specs and lowest available...
iWave’s solderable, 45 x 45mm “i.MX 8M Plus OSM LGA Module” runs Linux on an NPU-equipped i.MX8M Plus. Highlights include up to 8GB LPDDR4, up to 256GB eMMC, WiFi/BT with optional 802.11ax, a -40 to 85°C range, and support for 2x GbE, 2x CAN-FD, and PCIe 3.0. iWave, which last March announced an iW-RainboW-G40M (i.MX […]
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