ASRock IMB-A8000 industrial Ryzen Embedded 8000 mini-ITX motherboard takes up to 96GB DDR5 RAM

ASRockI MB A8000 Mini ITX Industrial Motherboard

ASRock Industrial recently launched the IMB-A8000, an industrial and embedded motherboard in a mini-ITX form factor. As an embedded motherboard, it is powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded 8000 series APU which features 8 cores and 16 threads, built with 4nm technology, and including a 16 TOPS AI accelerator. The motherboard supports up to 96GB of dual-channel DDR5-5600MHz memory and includes one 2.5GbE LAN port and one GbE LAN port. With a wide temperature range of -20ºC to 70ºC this motherboard can be used in applications like manufacturing, robotics, machine vision, and more. Previously we have seen SolidRun introduce the Bedrock R8000 industrial PC built around the Ryzen Embedded 8000 APU family. Other than that we have written about other Ryzen Embedded mini-ITX motherboards/SBCs such as the Flex Logic InferX Hawk combining an AMD Ryzen Embedded R2314 SoC with AI accelerators, the DFI RNO171 with Ryzen Embedded V2000 family, or more […]

Recore A8 – An Allwinner A64-powered 3D printer control board with TMC2209 stepper drivers

Recore A8 all in one desktop 3D printers control board

The Recore A8 is an all-in-one 3D printer control board built around the Allwinner A64 SoC. The board includes six soldered TMC2209 stepper motor drivers, cooled by an 8-layer PCB for durability. To make the connection better the board features industry-standard JST PH connectors for secure cable connections. Most of the connectors are flexible and support end-stops, Neopixels, servos, inductive probes, and BLTouch. Two Expansion headers on the board allow for two additional stepper motor drivers. Additionally, the board supports various temperature sensors, including regular thermistors, thermocouples, and PT100/PT1000 sensors (PT100 requires an extra board). Elias Bakken has been working on this board since 2019 and in our post about the earlier Recore A5, we have seen how Elias leverages Allwinner A64’s 300 MHz AR100 core to control real-time I/Os. Recore A8 specifications: SoC – Allwinner A64 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor running at 1 GHz, with AR100 32-bit core @ 300 MHz, Mali-400MP2 […]

Minino ESP32-C6 board is designed for IoT security and penetration testing

Minino the Kitty Shape IoT AnalysisTool

Minino security tool is a kitty-shaped ESP32-C6 powered cybersecurity device for analyzing 2.4GHz communications and probing IoT devices. It supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi 6, Zigbee, Thread, and Matter, and has a dedicated GNSS radio for receiving signals from various satellite constellations. Minino is compatible with CatSniffer analysis tools and Wireshark software, and can log packet captures on a microSD card. These features make this suitable for applications like assessing IoT device security, network analysis, and wireless protocol research. We have previously written about similar IoT security and pen testing tools like the ESP8266 and ATmega32U4-based Diabolic Drive, the ESP32 Marauder Pocket Unit v2, the ThingPulse Pendrive S3, and many others, feel free to check those out if you are interested in the topic. Minino security tool specifications Wireless Module – ESP32-C6-WROOM-1U SoC – ESP32-C6  CPU Single-core 32-bit RISC-V clocked up to 160 MHz Low-power RISC-V core @ up to […]

ESP32-S3 LCD Driver Board supports both circular and square displays

Waveshare ESP32-S3 LCD Driver Board

Waveshare ESP32-S3 LCD Driver Board is a compact development board designed to simplify the GUI development process. The company mentions that the board supports 2.1-inch, 2.8-inch, and 4-inch displays and with an additional SPI and I2C header it can support a wide range of LCD panels. Additionally, the board features an onboard lithium battery charger and 15 usable GPIO pins for added flexibility. These features make this device suitable for applications like smart home devices, industrial control panels, and interactive kiosks. It seems like the board supports the 4-inch LF40 square touchscreen display that we wrote about just yesterday. other than that it also supports 2.1-inch and 2.8-inch circular displays. Seeking off circular displays, we have previously written about some ESP32-powered development boards with circular displays like the Waveshare 1.69-inch IPS touch LCD, the Waveshare RP2040-LCD-0.99-B, the Waveshare ESP32-S3-LCD-1.28 and many other types of displays. Feel free to check those […]

Waveshare PoE HAT (G) is a compact 25W PoE HAT+ for the Raspberry Pi 5

Waveshare PoE HAT (G)

Waveshare PoE HAT (G) is a compact, easy-to-assemble “mini HAT” designed especially for the Raspberry Pi 5. The most unique thing about this PoE HAT+ is that Waveshare designed it so compact that it could fit in the stock Raspberry Pi case with the cooling fan attached. It supports the IEEE 802.3af/at network standard, delivering up to 5V/5A power output. Other features of the HAT+ include a 40-pin GPIO header, a non-isolated switched-mode power supply, and compatibility with 803.3af/at PoE routers or switches. This makes it ideal for remote monitoring, IoT applications, and networked devices. After the Raspberry Pi 5 was released in the last quarter of 2023, we saw Waveshare launch the PoE HAT (F), which also doubled as a cooling solution and followed the official Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT introduced in 2021. Both modules are compatible with 802.3at (aka PoE+) and 802.3af standards and support up to 25.5 […]

4-inch LF40 square touchscreen display modules are designed for Luckfox Pico Ultra development board

Luckfox IPS Touch Displays LF40 480480 ARK and LF40 720720 ARK

Luckfox LF40-480480-ARK and LF40-720720-ARK are two new 4-inch square touchscreen display modules specially designed for the Luckfox Pico Ultra micro Arm Linux development board. Both displays feature IPS panels with wide viewing angles and capacitive touch input. The display modules connect to the Pico Ultra board via the RGB666 interface ensuring compatibility with the board. Both displays have a brightness of 400cd/m² and an operating temperature range of -20~70°C. The main differences between the two boards are in the resolution, color gamut, and contrast ratio. The LF40-720720-ARK has a resolution of 720×720 pixels with a wider color gamut of 68% NTSC and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The LF40-480480-ARK on the other hand features a 480×480 pixels display, with an unspecified color gamut and  380:1 contrast ratio. Previously we have written about various products with rounded and semi-rounded displays like the Waveshare RP2040-LCD-0.99-B, the Waveshare ESP32-S3 1.69-inch touch display, the SB-Components […]

Renesas SLG7EVBFORGE FPGA dev board is built around ForgeFPGA SLG47910V low-density FPGA

Renesas SLG7EVBFORGE 1K LUT ForgeFPGA Evaluation Board

Renesas SLG7EVBFORGE FPGA dev board, built around SLG47910V is Renesas’ first low-density FPGA in the ForgeFPGA family. The FPGA includes 1120 LUTs, 1120 flip-flops, 5kb of distributed memory, 32kb of block RAM, and a 50 MHz on-chip oscillator with a phase-locked loop (PLL). With robust features, low power consumption, and affordable pricing this FPGA can be used in applications in sensor data aggregation, consumer electronics, and portable computing devices. The SLG47910V FPGA gets connected to a ZIF socket to the development board, this design choice puts out a clear sign that upcoming Forge family FPGAs will support this dev board. Additionally, it features Pmod connectors and configurable power sources. The dev board can be programmed via OTP Non-Volatile Memory or SPI interface and additional features get managed through Renesas’ Go Configure Software Hub. Previously we have written about similar low-power low-cost FPGA boards like the Sipeed Tang Mega 138K, the […]

NXP SAF9000 and SAF9100 Automotive Audio DSP bring AI to car infotainment

NXP AI Audio Proce with SAF9xxx Audio DSPs

NXP has recently launched the SAF9xxx Automotive Audio DSP family, which currently includes SAF9000 and SAF9100 AI audio DSPs. Built around Cadence’s latest generation high-performance Tensilica HiFi 5 DSPs, these new chips not only feature AI and ML capabilities, but also include features like driver’s voice pitches and accent recognition, noise cancellation, voice recognition, emergency siren detection, and more. Additionally, the SAF9000 chip includes a software-defined radio option with up to five integrated tuners (controlled by an integrated Arm Cortex-M7 core) that covers all major global broadcast radio standards, including DAB, HD Radio, DRM, CDR, and AM/FM into a single chip solution. SAF9xxx Automotive Audio DSP specifications DSP – Tensilica HiFi 5 DSPs with dedicated neural network engines Integrated Controller – Arm Cortex-M7 core for tuner and audio control middleware Radio Features (SAF9000 only) Supports AM, FM, DAB, DAB+, DMB, HD Radio, DRM for AM, DRM for FM (DRM+), CDR […]

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