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PQ Labs iStick A200 Android mini PC Connects to G4 Series Multi-Touch Screens

PQ Labs iStick A200 Android mini PC Connects to G4 Series Multi-Touch Screens | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
PQ Labs iStick A200 Android mini PC Connects to G4 Series Multi-Touch Screens http://t.co/RuEY3JXH #minipc #jellybean #digitalsignage
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hIoTron Modular & Enterprise IoT Development Kit is Designed for Fast Prototyping

hIoTron Modular & Enterprise IoT Development Kit is Designed for Fast Prototyping | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Tweet hIoTron modular & enterprise IoT development kit is described by the company has a “fully pre-programmed prototyping kit for quickly building and testing your IoT concept” with plug-n-play module allowing for flexible prototyping. Beside the hardware comprises of a gateway and nodes, the kit also integrates with the company’s enterprise IoT Platform enabling easy design of custom mobile application & GUI dashboard.

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$38 Nexbox A95X Pro Runs Android TV, Supports Netflix HD

$38 Nexbox A95X Pro Runs Android TV, Supports Netflix HD | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

TV box manufacturers should move and more more from Android to Android TV operating systems, so we can expect cheaper TV boxes offering an Android TV experience. One of those device is Nexbox A95X Pro that sells for $37.99 on GeekBuying (pre-orders shipping in about 4 days), and also happens to support Netflix HD (720p)

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Flatmax Studio Audio Injector Ultra Sound Card is Designed for Raspberry Pi Boards (Crowdfunding)

Flatmax Studio Audio Injector Ultra Sound Card is Designed for Raspberry Pi Boards (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Flatmax Studio has launched several audio cards for Raspberry Pi boards on Kickstarter in recent years,  and their latest board is called “Audio Injector Ultra Sound Card”. The board is said to give high fidelity input and output audio @ 192 kHz, is equipped with digital output (S/PDIF) and offers dual microphone capability. An extra balanced HAT – will send and receive balanced stereo input and output – is also available.

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Google AIY Projects Kits are Easier to Use in 2018 with Raspberry Pi Zero WH and All Accessories Included

Google AIY Projects Kits are Easier to Use in 2018 with Raspberry Pi Zero WH and All Accessories Included | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Google launched two AIY Projects kits last year with a Voice Kit that took a Raspberry Pi 3 to create a smart speaker, and a Vision kit for hardware accelerated computer vision using a Raspberry Pi Zero W board. Google reports the kits are popular, especially for STEM education,  but educators/parents had to buy the Raspberry Pi boards and micro SD cards themselves, as well as flash the firmware to the cards.

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Rockchip Reveals RK3308 & RK3326 Evaluation Boards for Smart Speakers and Smart Displays

Rockchip Reveals RK3308 & RK3326 Evaluation Boards for Smart Speakers and Smart Displays | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Rockchip introduced RK3308 & Gemini quad core Cortex-A35 processors for smart AI solutions last month, and now the company has shared one more tweet about evaluation boards based on RK3308 and RK3329 (Gemini) processors for respectively smart speakers and smart displays.

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Rockchip Reveals RK3308 & RK3326 Evaluation Boards for Smart Speakers and Smart Displays

Rockchip Reveals RK3308 & RK3326 Evaluation Boards for Smart Speakers and Smart Displays | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Rockchip introduced RK3308 & Gemini quad core Cortex-A35 processors for smart AI solutions last month, and now the company has shared one more tweet about evaluation boards based on RK3308 and RK3329 (Gemini) processors for respectively smart speakers and smart displays.

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$1.80 CH551 Mini Development Board Features 8-bit C51 Core, USB Interface, and I/Os

$1.80 CH551 Mini Development Board Features 8-bit C51 Core, USB Interface, and I/Os | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Last year, WCH (Nanjing QinHeng Corp.)’s launched a CH55x family of microcontroller based on an 8-bit C51 core with a USB interface, and extra I/Os depending on the selected part number Electrodragon is now listing a tiny USB development board based on CH551 for $1.80, and the chip itself sells for as low as 1.60 RMB (0.25 USD) on Taobao.

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Optimizing JPEG Transformations on Qualcomm Centriq Arm Servers with NEON Instructions

Optimizing JPEG Transformations on Qualcomm Centriq Arm Servers with NEON Instructions | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Arm servers are already deployed in some datacenters, but they are pretty new compared to their Intel counterparts, so at this stage software may not always be optimized as well on Arm as on Intel. Vlad Krasnow working for Cloudflare found  one of those unoptimized cases when testing out Jpegtran - a utility performing lossless transformation of JPEG files

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Yamaha RX-V385 A/V Receiver to Support eARC (part of HDMI 2.1 specifications)

Yamaha RX-V385 A/V Receiver to Support eARC (part of HDMI 2.1 specifications) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

HDMI 2.1 promises features such as 8K/10K video output, dynamic HDR, or enhanced audio return channel (eARC), but so far I had not seen any hardware boasting support for the new specifications. It's not really surprising, as the HDMI Compliance Test Specifications (CTS) for HDMI 2.1 is expected to be released in stages starting in Q2 2018.

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ESP32-LyraT Speech Recognition Board Sold for 22 Euros

ESP32-LyraT Speech Recognition Board Sold for 22 Euros | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Just last week, we wrote about Espressif ESP-ADF Audio development framework that can be used to develop smart speakers and other audio applications with ESP32 boards. There was only one board with...
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FOSDEM 2018 - Introducing FOSDEMx

FOSDEM 2018 - Introducing FOSDEMx | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
FOSDEM 2018/News/Introducing FOSDEMx Introducing FOSDEMx FOSDEMx is a small scale spin-off of FOSDEM, combining a workshop track geared towards students and anyone interested in the topic, with a main track for a broader audience.
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Qualcomm QCS603 / QCS605 “IoT” SoCs are Designed for AI and Computer Vision Applications

Qualcomm QCS603 / QCS605 “IoT” SoCs are Designed for AI and Computer Vision Applications | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Qualcommn has unveiled the “Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform”, which aims at IoT devices with camera leveraging artificial intelligence and computer vision. The first SoCs part of...
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Banana Pi BPI-AI-Voice is a $169 Speech Recognition Development Kit based on MicroSemi ZL38063

Banana Pi BPI-AI-Voice is a $169 Speech Recognition Development Kit based on MicroSemi ZL38063 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
SinoVoIP has just launched BPI-AI-Voice development platform for speech recognition on Aliexpress for $169, and excluding the different PCB color, it is a clone of the official $299 Microsemi AcuEdge...
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Intrinsyc Introduces Open-X 8M SoM and Mini-ITX Development Kit with Optional LCD Display

Intrinsyc Introduces Open-X 8M SoM and Mini-ITX Development Kit with Optional LCD Display | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Intrinsyc announced their own NXP i.MX 8M system-on-module, as well as a corresponding development kit back in February 2018 for Embedded World 2018. Somehow I missed it until today when the company tweeted about the kit unboxing video, so let’s have a look, starting with the module itself.Open-X 8M SoM

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Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 Multiprotocol SoC Adds Support for Zigbee 3.0

Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 Multiprotocol SoC Adds Support for Zigbee 3.0 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 was introduced in late 2016 as one of the first Bluetooth 5 ready SoC, and it’s the only  part from Nordic that fully supports Bluetooth 5 longer range. But the chip is actually a multiprotocol SoC and beside Bluetooth, 802.15.4, Ant, Thread and 2.4 GHz proprietary are also supported.  The company has now announced one more wireless protocol working on nRF52840: Zigbee 3.0.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure Sphere OS Linux Operating System for Certified Microcontrollers (MediaTek MT3620 for now)

Microsoft Introduces Azure Sphere OS Linux Operating System for Certified Microcontrollers (MediaTek MT3620 for now) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Last year, Microsoft announced they were working with Mediatek on Project Sopris Secure WiFi MCU, based on Mediatek MT7687 MIPS microcontroller with 7 properties enhancing security (Hardware-based Root of Trust, failure reporting etc…). The company has now unveiled a complete secure IoT solution with Azure Sphere comprised of three main components: Azure Sphere certified secured MCUs which combine real-time and application cores with built-in Microsoft security technology and connectivity.

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KODLIX Mini PC Comes with Celeron N4000/N4100 or Pentium Silver N5000 Gemini Lake Processor, Supports Up to 16GB RAM

KODLIX Mini PC Comes with Celeron N4000/N4100 or Pentium Silver N5000 Gemini Lake Processor, Supports Up to 16GB RAM | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Gemini Lake mini PC announcement keep on coming, with the latest from Plater Electronics which showcased their KODLIX Gemini Lake mini PC at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2018. What makes this model interesting is that beside the usual Celeron N4000/N4100 dual/quad core processor, it also offers the most powerful yet less common Pentium Silver N5000, and support for up to 16GB RAM via two SO-DIMM slots

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Hikey 970 Development Board is Now Up for Pre-order for $299.99

Hikey 970 Development Board is Now Up for Pre-order for $299.99 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Four A.I. development boards compliant with 96Boards specifications were announced at Linaro Connect HK 2018 last month: HiKey 970, Ultra96, as well as ROCK960 PRO & Enterprise Edition. So for we only knew pricing for Ultra96 ($249), but I’ve now noticed Hikey 970 “Super Edge AI Computing Platform”  is now up for pre-order for $299.99 on Lenovator website, with shipping planned for the end of April.

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$200 VOYO i8 Max 2-in-1 4G Android Tablet is Powered by Mediatek Helio X20 Processor

$200 VOYO i8 Max 2-in-1 4G Android Tablet is Powered by Mediatek Helio X20 Processor | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Mediatek Helio X20 (MT6797) deca-core processor was announced about 3 years ago, and made into various smartphones – such as Vernee Apollo Lite – as well as MediaTek X20 Android development board. However so far, I did not see any proper tablets based on the processor, but VOYO i8 Max tablet with a 10.1″ display and 4G LTE connectivity has just started to sell for $199.99 and up including shipping.

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How to Install and Use Ace Stream Easily in Ubuntu / Mint Linux

How to Install and Use Ace Stream Easily in Ubuntu / Mint Linux | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Ace Stream enabling the streaming of videos using P2P (peer-to-peer) technology - specifically BitTorrent protocol - and is especially useful for live streams, but also works for Audio and Video on Demand, and IOTT (Interactive-Over-The-Top).

 

I found out a snap was released for it, and now everything is much easier in newer versions of Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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Beelink Gmini1 and S2 Gemini Lake Mini PCs Support 2.5″ SATA Drives

Beelink Gmini1 and S2 Gemini Lake Mini PCs Support 2.5″ SATA Drives | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Beelink is now showcasing two upcoming Intel Gemini Lake based mini PC at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2018. Beelink Gmini1 is a compact actively cooled mini PC powered by Intel Celeron J4105...
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Com Hem TV Hub is an Hybrid TV Box Powered by Broadcom BCM7271 SoC with VideoCore V GPU

Com Hem TV Hub is an Hybrid TV Box Powered by Broadcom BCM7271 SoC with VideoCore V GPU | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it

Most people reading this blog will know VideoCore IV is the GPU used in Broadcom BCM283x processors found in Raspberry Pi board, but we've previously seen work was done on its successor - VideoCore V GPU - in the Linux kernel. It's unclear whether the GPU will be used in the next generation Raspberry Pi boards, but there's a least one hardware platform featuring VideoCore V GPU with Com Hem TV Hub, an Android TV TV box for the Swedish market

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Banana Pi BPI-W2 Multimedia Router / NAS Board Launched for $93

Banana Pi BPI-W2 Multimedia Router / NAS Board Launched for $93 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
SinoVoIP has really been busy for products launches this month, as Banana Pi BPI-W2 is the fourth board they’ve started selling on Aliexpress. The board is designed for media, storage, and...
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ANAVI Light pHAT - Getting Ready for Pi Wars

ANAVI Light pHAT - Getting Ready for Pi Wars | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
It has been a while since the last update and a there is a lot of exciting news to share.
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MeLE PCG02 GML (Gemini Lake) Fanless TV Stick Coming in June for $180 and Up

MeLE PCG02 GML (Gemini Lake) Fanless TV Stick Coming in June for $180 and Up | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
MeLE launched PCG02 Apo HDMI TV Stick based on Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processor and featuring a Gigabit Ethernet port last month. The company is now showcasing the product at the Hong Kong...
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