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IoT gateway is Microsoft Azure certified

Advantech

An IoT gateway design kit is the result of a collaboration between Advantech, Intel and Microsoft. The pre-configured system is built around an Intel Celeron J1900 SoC and WES7E running Windows 7 Embedded with 4GB memory and 500GB HDD. The kit’s two two gateways have been verified through the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT programme. The networking modules are the ARK-1123H or the multiple I/O ...

Mini-ITX Skylake board runs faster than Intel Ivy Bridge

Skylake

BVM has announced the LV67-S mini-ITX format industrial grade embedded board which offers a 30% performance improvement over Intel Ivy Bridge processor-based modules. It sports an Intel 6th Generation Skylake i7/i5/i3 series and Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors, running under the Intel C236 chipset and mounted into a new format LGA 1151 socket. Two DDR4 DIMM memory modules up to 32Gbyte ...

Dev kit adds Bluetooth and 802.15.4 connectivity

element14 NXP Freedom dev board for Kinetis K22x

NXP has introduced a development kit which adds Zigbee or 802.15.4 connectivity to designs. Called FRDM-KW24D512, it is based around the MKW24D512 microcontroller which has a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver and an ARM Cortex-M4 processor. “The kit contains two boards, enabling point-to-point out of the box connectivity. It has a diverse reference design with all the necessary I/O connections for use as a ...

Congatec module designed for big graphics, big data

conga-TS170

Congatec has added a COM Express Basic Server-on-Module which is optimised for graphics, the conga-TS170. The GPU of the new SoC module provides 128Mbyte eDRAM and according to the embedded board supplier, with 72 execution units it has three times more parallel execution power than the Skylake architecture without Iris graphics. Congatec expects one application will be as an industrial-grade ...

ARM supercomputer is big Kickstarter success

pine

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

intel xeon

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

Raspberry Pi Compute Module

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

Imagination Creator Ci40 block

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 ...