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ARM supercomputer is big Kickstarter success

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A $15 supercomputer looks set to be a commercial product after the project raised over $800,000 on Kickstarter. Built around a 64-bit quad core ARM Cortex A53 1.2 GHz CPU, the PINE A64 measures just 3.125 x 5-inches. These are open source platforms for both hardware and software, and will run the 64-bit version of Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and Linux. Designed ...

Industrial motherboard runs 14nm tri-gate Intel processor

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Arbor Technology is offering the ITX-i89H0 Mini-ITX industrial motherboard based on the Intel CM236 Platform Control Hub and soldered on-board Intel Xeon E3-1505L v5 processor, which is a 14nm 3D tri-gate transistor technology. The ITX-i89H0 comes with two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets that support ECC memory. Graphics interfaces include two DisplayPort connectors, one eDP and one HDMI. Comms interfaces include a ...

Com Express modules grab new AMD processor

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Congatec is offering its first COM Express basic modules with AMD’s new generation processors. The conga-TR3 modules with dual- or quad-core AMD Embedded R-Series SOCs offer a scalable TDP from 12 to 35W. There is also an AMD Radeon graphics processor on the modules which support the HSA specification 1.0. This means workloads can be allocated to the most effective ...

Element14 offers custom Raspberry Pi electronics to OEMs

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Element14 has signed deal to provide design and manufacturing bespoke designs based upon Raspberry Pi for OEMs. “There is increased demand from industrial customers around the world who want to use the Raspberry Pi in end product designs,” said Claire Doyle, head of Raspberry Pi at element14. “To support the use of Raspberry Pi in those markets, we are now able ...

Imagination announces single board MIPS computer for IoT

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Today Imagination Technologies is announcing that it’s working on a new member of its single board computer Creator family, to be called Creator Ci40 and designed for IoT applications. It follows on from the Creator Ci20, which is Raspberry Pi like in that it can work with a keyboard mouse and display, running Linux or Android, plus it has network radios on-board. ...

Chip upgrades old USB ports to USB-C

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Microchip has introduced a 16pin chip that can turn products with USB 2 and 3 ports into products with the new reversible USB-C connector. It is interposed between an existing circuit that had an old-style USB connector, and the USB-C connector replacing it. Called UTC2000, it handles the power and ancillary connections that surround USB-C, but not data signals which ...

Microsoft ports border gateway protocol to Cavium XPliant switches

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Microsoft Azure Networking has ported its L3 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing stack to Cavium XPliant switches. This has been accomplished, the company says, through the use of the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI), which enables portability and interoperability across different hardware platforms. Historically switch silicon suppliers offered proprietary software interfaces requiring extensive software porting by customers to create an end user ...

AMD SoC brings 4K graphics to Mini-ITX board

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Congatec has added low-power boards based on the Gen 2 AMD Embedded G-Series processor to its industrial-grade Mini-ITX motherboard range. The SoC integrates an AMD Radeon graphics processor which means the board will support two independent displays and up to 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution. These scalable motherboards offer TDP ranging between 5 and 15W max.  The processor options ...

Panel PC is IP66 sealed and fan-less

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Panel PCs for harsh environments from BVM come in anti-corrosion stainless steel units with resistive touch screens and sealed to IP66. The WTP-9A66 versions have two Gigabit LAN ports, two Mini PCIe expansion slots, one of which can be used to for an optional WLAN interface module; four USB2.0 ports and two SATAIII ports. A 2.5-inch HDD internal drive bay ...

Fanless PC has AMD quad-core processor

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TinyGreenPC has introduced a smaller version of its fanless PC, which now has an AMD Quad Core processor. Incorporating the quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6700T, the TinyGreenPC fitlet features up to 8Gbyte of memory, Radeon R3 graphics, up to 6Gbyte of solid state STA storage and up to 4Gbit Ethernet LAN ports. The central feature of fitlet is its FACET interface ...