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Crowdfunding Initiative to Open AMLogic AML8726-M3 STB Source Code

Crowdfunding Initiative to Open AMLogic AML8726-M3 STB Source Code | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
J1nx (Peter Steenbergen) has spend a lot of time together with XBMC developers to try to bring XBMC (Linux) to ARM based set-top boxes, and initially AllWinner A10 processor seemed like a good candidate, unfortunately due to the lack of proper...
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Geniatech & Arrow Are Working on Tablet Docks for 96Boards Development Boards

Geniatech & Arrow Are Working on Tablet Docks for 96Boards Development Boards | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Geniatech has been working on some interesting tablet docks specifically designed for 96boards compliant hardware platform. They showcased a prototype at Linaro Connect US 2017 with their...
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core Kryo 385 SoC to Power Premium Smartphones, XR Headsets, Windows Laptops

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core Kryo 385 SoC to Power Premium Smartphones, XR Headsets, Windows Laptops | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor was expected since May 2017 with four custom Cortex A75 cores, four Cortex A53 cores, Adreno 630 GPU, and X20 LTE modem. with the launch planned for Q1 2018. At...
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HE3D K280 3D Printer Review – Part 1: Build, Tweaks, and First Prints

HE3D K280 3D Printer Review – Part 1: Build, Tweaks, and First Prints | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Hello Karl here again with another 3D printer review. Today we are looking at an HE3D K280. I saw the brand for the first time on Gearbest a couple months ago and asked for it to review. I never heard of this brand before and have been wanting to review a delta style printer.
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A Day at Chiang Mai Maker Party 4.0

A Day at Chiang Mai Maker Party 4.0 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
The Chiang Mai Maker Party 4.0 is now taking place until December 9, and I went there today, as I was especially interested in the scheduled NB-IoT talk and workshop to find out what was the status...
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Libre Computer Renegade SBC Features Rockchip RK3328 Processor with up to 4GB DDR4 RAM (Crowdfunding)

Libre Computer Renegade SBC Features Rockchip RK3328 Processor with up to 4GB DDR4 RAM (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
After Amlogic S905X based Le Potato board, and the on-going Kickstarter campaign for  Tritium Allwinner H2+/H3 boards, Libre Computer has now launched an Indiegogo campaign for their Renegade SBC (Single Board Computer) powered by Rockchip RK3328 SoC.
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Sigrok Compatible ZeroPlus Logic Cube LAP-C USB Logic Analyzers Support up to 32 Channels, 75 MHz Bandwidth

Sigrok Compatible ZeroPlus Logic Cube LAP-C USB Logic Analyzers Support up to 32 Channels, 75 MHz Bandwidth | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Back in 2015, I discovered USB123 USBee AX PRO, an ultra cheap logic analyzer (now $5 shipped) with 8 channels, and up to 24 MHz. I purchased one at the time, and successfully tested it with Sigrok...
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Google Introduces Android 8.1 Go Edition for Low End Smartphones

Google Introduces Android 8.1 Go Edition for Low End Smartphones | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
With Android 8.1 preview release, we already knew Google was working on optimizations for Android Go for devices with 512MB to 1GB memory, and a new Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine intelligence.
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Top 5 Most Powerful Arm SBCs & Development Boards in 2017 / Early 2018

Top 5 Most Powerful Arm SBCs & Development Boards in 2017 / Early 2018 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, and NanoPi boards among others are all great and inexpensive Arm Linux development boards that do good enough job for many tasks, but they may not cut it if you have higher...
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ZeroShell Firewall/Router Linux Distribution Works on x86 Hardware, Raspberry Pi 2/3, & (Some) Orange Pi Boards

ZeroShell Firewall/Router Linux Distribution Works on x86 Hardware, Raspberry Pi 2/3, & (Some) Orange Pi Boards | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
We’ve just seen pfSense is now available for Arm via firewall appliances such as Netgate SG-3100, but AFAIK there’s no pfSense community Arm firmware images yet. Several Arm SoCs & boards are now supported by FreeBSD, so in theory pfSense could be ported to those, but the page on FreeBSD does not...
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$45 AIY Vision Kit Adds Accelerated Computer Vision to Raspberry Pi Zero W Board

$45 AIY Vision Kit Adds Accelerated Computer Vision to Raspberry Pi Zero W Board | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
AIY Projects is an initiative launched by Google that aims to bring do-it yourself artificial intelligence to the maker community by providing affordable development kits to get started with the technology.
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Onda V18 Pro 10.1″ Tablet Features Allwinner A63 Processor, a 2K “Retina” Display

Onda V18 Pro 10.1″ Tablet Features Allwinner A63 Processor, a 2K “Retina” Display | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Tablets are not quite as popular as they used to be, but there’s still a market. Allwinner A63 “2K” tablet processor was unveiled right at the start of summer 2017, but so far I had not seen any products based on the processor.
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Geniatech ATV495 Max TV Box Gets Google’s Android TV Approval

Geniatech ATV495 Max TV Box Gets Google’s Android TV Approval | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Last year, I wrote about Geniatech working on getting official Android TV support for ATV495 Max and ATV598 Max set-top boxes with Google Play GMS certification. The certification for the Amlogic S912 model with tuner (AT598 Max) is still being worked on, but the good news is that Amlogic S905X...
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Mediatek MT2621 Supports Dual Mode NB-IoT and GSM/GPRS for IoT, Wearables, and Industry 4.0

Mediatek MT2621 Supports Dual Mode NB-IoT and GSM/GPRS for IoT, Wearables, and Industry 4.0 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Mediatek introduced MT2625 ARM Cortex-M SoC supporting NB-IoT (aka LTE Cat NB1/NB2) compatible with 3GPP Release 14 last summer, and designed for global cellular IoT devices. The company has now unveiled a new NB-IoT part with Mediatek MT2621 ARM7 dual-mode IoT SoC that is capable of both NB-IoT...
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Rockchip RK3288 To Be Phased Out Soon? GPD XD+ Android Console To Get Mediatek MT8176 SoC, 4GB RAM Upgrade

Rockchip RK3288 To Be Phased Out Soon? GPD XD+ Android Console To Get Mediatek MT8176 SoC, 4GB RAM Upgrade | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
[Update: I have now seen an email exchange with ASUS replying that Rockchip RK3288 will still be in production for 5 years, so GPD claims that manufacturing will stop for RK3288 may be incorrect, or...
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Anavi Light pHAT Adds RGB Light Strip Support to Raspberry Pi Boards (Crowdfunding)

Anavi Light pHAT Adds RGB Light Strip Support to Raspberry Pi Boards (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
He works as a software engineer for his main job, but Leon ANAVI is apparently enjoying his hobby of designing open source hardware, as after RabbitMax Flex home automation HAT, and ANAVI Infrared pHAT with IR transmitter and receiver, he has come up with as third project: Anavi Light pHat, an...
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Meet the First Windows 10 Arm “Always Connected PCs” – HP Envy x2 (2017) and ASUS NovaGo TP370

Meet the First Windows 10 Arm “Always Connected PCs” – HP Envy x2 (2017) and ASUS NovaGo TP370 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Qualcomm and Microsoft showcased some Snapdragon 835 based Windows 10 “Mobile PCs” at Computex 2017 last June, and while the press was allowed film the demo, the device could only be operated by a Qualcomm employee.
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This Tiny ESP8266 Board is Designed for DIY WiFi Switches

This Tiny ESP8266 Board is Designed for DIY WiFi Switches | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Various breadboard-friendly boards based on ESP8266 or other chips are available on the market, but some readers are not quite satisfied with the offerings, and need more available pins on the breadboard so they ended up hacking the board matching their needs by either bending header pins, or...
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Riot Micro RM1000 NB-IoT and eMTC Baseband Chip Unveiled for the Cellular IoT Market

Riot Micro RM1000 NB-IoT and eMTC Baseband Chip Unveiled for the Cellular IoT Market | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Telecommunication providers don’t intend to let newcomers like Sigfox or Semtech (LoRa) get all the fun and money with the Internet of Things, and that’s why LTE Cat M1 (eMTC) and Cat NB1 (NB-IoT) have been standardized.
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Samsung W2018 is a Premium Android Flip Phone with Dual Display for the Chinese Market

Samsung W2018 is a Premium Android Flip Phone with Dual Display for the Chinese Market | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
I can remember using Motorola Razr many years ago, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a flip phone. The must still be a market, as Samsung has just unveiled W2018 flip phone in...
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Sega Genesis Flashback Retro Game Console is Powered by “Monkey King 3.6” Processor, Runs Android

Sega Genesis Flashback Retro Game Console is Powered by “Monkey King 3.6” Processor, Runs Android | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Retro gaming is cool again with products like Nintendo NES Classic / SNES Classic, DIY solutions based on firmware like RetrOrangePi, and the upcoming Atari console among others. Another model is...
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Amazon FreeRTOS Released for NXP, Texas Instruments, STMicro, and (soon) Microchip Microcontrollers

Amazon FreeRTOS Released for NXP, Texas Instruments, STMicro, and (soon) Microchip Microcontrollers | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
FreeRTOS is an open source real-time operating system for microcontrollers released under an MIT license, and when it comes to adoption in embedded systems it’s right there near the top with...
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MatchBox LoRaWan Gateway Review – Part 1: Unboxing and Teardown

MatchBox LoRaWan Gateway Review – Part 1: Unboxing and Teardown | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Last spring, I wrote about MatchX.io MatchBox LoRaWAN gateway with GPS, WiFi, and Ethernet connectivity. The gateway is equipped based on a Mediatek WiFi module running Linux (OpenWrt/LEDE), Semtech chips for the LoRa part, and support up to 65,535 nodes, such as the as well as MatchStick,...
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Netgate SG-3100 is an ARM based pfSense Firewall Appliance

Netgate SG-3100 is an ARM based pfSense Firewall Appliance | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
pfSense software is a popular open source firewall distribution based on FreeBSD operating system that is entirely managed via a web interface. Up until recently, FreeBSD would only support x86-64 which limited pfSense to run on Intel or AMD hardware.
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Vorke Z3 Rockchip RK3399 TV Box Gets Android 7.1 Firmware

Vorke Z3 Rockchip RK3399 TV Box Gets Android 7.1 Firmware | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Earlier today, I discovered Cloudnetgo CR19 TV Box based on Rockchip RK3399 SoC and equipped with an external SATA port sold on GeekBuying. At first, I thought it was something completely new, but soon remembered that I had reviewed a very similar device: Vorke Z3.
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Mozilla Adds HTML5 AV1 Video Support to Firefox 59 Nightly Builds

Mozilla Adds HTML5 AV1 Video Support to Firefox 59 Nightly Builds | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Last year, we wrote about AV1 royalty-free open source video codec managed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a non-profit organization with members such as Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and other companies.
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