Commell LP-179 Pico-ITX motherboard ships with Intel Tiger Lake UP3 embedded processor

LP-179 Tiger Lake Pico-ITX motherboard

Intel first introduced Core i3/i5/i7 Tiger Lake UP3 processors with Intel Xe graphics in early September 2020, soon followed with embedded versions of Tiger Lake UP3 a couple of weeks later, and then Celeron 6305E, still for embedded & IoT applications, with support for features such as 2.5GbE and quad-display support. We’ve already seen some Tiger Lake UP3 motherboards with AAEON UP Xtreme i11 (122 x 120 mm) and IEI tKINO-ULT6 mini-ITX SBC, but if you’d like a more compact Tiger Lake solution, Commell LP-179 Pico-ITX motherboard may be an option with a choice of Core i7-1185G7E or Celeron 6305E processor. Commell LP-179 specifications: SoC (one or the other) Intel Core i7-1185G7E quad-core/octa-thread Tiger Lake UP3 embedded processor @ 1.8 GHz / 4.4 GHz (Turbo) with 12MB cache, 96EU Intel Iris Xe graphics; 12 to 28W TDP Intel Celeron 6305E dual-core Tiger Lake UP3 embedded processor @ 1.8 GHz (No Turbo frequency) with 4MB cache, 48EU Intel UHD Graphics; 12 […]

Ubuntu Core 20 released for secure Linux IoT devices and embedded systems

Ubuntu Core 20 secure Linux IoT

Canonical has just released Ubuntu Core 20, a minimal, containerized version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for IoT devices and embedded systems. The company highlights several security improvements and features of the new version of the Linux-based operating system with secure boot, full disk encryption, secure device recovery, and secure containers. Ubuntu Core 20 is said to come with all benefits from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS such as regular, automated updates, the ability to manage custom app stores, and offers a longer 10-year support window. Ubuntu Core is available and certified on popular32-bit and 64-bit x86 and Arm single board computers such as Intel NUC or Raspberry Pi 4. Minimum requirements include a single-core processor @ 500 MHz, 256MB RAM, and 512MB storage. Alternatively, it’s also possible to run it in a virtual machine on your PC. Security is further enhanced with apps running in containers, and since only the necessary software components are installed, it can minimize the attack surface for […]

LG launches LG8111 AI SoC and development board for Edge AI processing

LG8111 AI Soc Development Board Eris

LG Electronics has designed LG8111 AI SoC for on-device AI inference and introduced the Eris Reference Board based on the processor. The chip supports hardware processing in artificial intelligence functions such as video, voice, and control intelligence. LG8111 AI development board is capable of implementing neural networks for deep learning specific algorithms due to its integrated “LG-Specific AI Processor.” Also, the low power and the low latency feature of the chip enhances its self-learning capacity. This enables the products with LG8111 AI chip to implement “On-Device AI.” Components and Features of the LG8111 AI SoC LG Neural engine, the AI accelerator has an extensive architecture for “On-Device” Inference/Leaning with its support on TensorFlow, TensorFlow Lite, and Caffe.  The CPU of the board comes with four Arm Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.0 GHz, with an L1 cache size of 32KB and an L2 cache size of 1MB. The CPU also enables NEON, FPU, and Cryptography extension. The camera engine has […]

Detecting & Solving Security Issues in IoT and Embedded Devices

need for device security

Last year’s Eclipse IoT Survey Report shows evidence that security is one of the major reasons for the development of IoT devices. As the number of IoT and embedded devices increases, we see a constant increase in the need for security issues in IoT and embedded devices. There have been increasing security expectations from device end customers and buyers to gain security insights and risks related to their connected devices. Security requires time and effort, so when a new product is launched in the market for business reasons, security compromises may have to be made. Also, organizations don’t have the capabilities and tools to get in-depth information about connecting device security. This is mainly due to the complex chain of third-party products. Methods for Detecting Security Issues Software Composition Analysis (SCA) allows organizations to identify third-party components that have been integrated into all applications. For each of these components, it identifies open security CVEs or vulnerabilities in open-source components. Static […]

ELBE is a simpler alternative to Yocto/OpenEmbedded and Buildroot

ELBE process

To support embedded design, there are several options when it comes to choosing an operating system (OS). Some of the traditional approaches to building custom Linux systems is to use built systems such as Yocto/OpenEmbedded or Buildroot. The options available for system integration include building everything manually, binary distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.), and build systems (Buildroot, Yocto, PTXdist, etc.). The major drawback of build systems is that they are not as easy as a binary distribution and also the build time is more. Why was ELBE born? In the early days, the embedded devices had 4MiB flash and 16MiB of RAM. With these specifications, people started to hack a root file system for their devices. But in some cases, they had to start with building a cross-toolchain first. For this, tools like OpenEmbedded, Buildroot are good as long as they are well maintained. For this, a lot of libraries are used for the development of a system. Now, depending […]

SiFive launches HiFive Unmatched mini-ITX motherboard for RISC-V PC’s

When it comes to RISC-V based SoC, SiFive has always set a benchmark in the RISC-V ecosystem. On 29th October 2020, SiFive confirmed the first-ever RISC-V PC. After an increased demand for AI-focused RISC-V microarchitecture, targeting all applications from artificial intelligence, the internet of things, high-performance computing, and now even desktop PCs. SiFive Freedom U740 powered HiFive Unmatched mini-ITX motherboard comes with a complete development environment which allows developers to create RISC-V based applications from bare-metal to Linux-based systems. “HiFive Unmatched ushers in a new era of RISC-V Linux development with a platform in a PC form factor. Powered by the SiFive Freedom U740, a high-performance multi-core, 64-bit dual-issue, superscalar RISC-V processor.”, SiFive says. It is the world’s fastest native RISC-V development platform. SiFive HiFive Unmatched Board At the heart of the SiFive board is a SiFive FU740 processor coupled with 8 GB DDR4 memory and 32 MB SPI Flash. It comes with a 4x USB 3.2 ports and a 16x […]

IBASE Outs Fanless Embedded Systems with AMD Ryzen V1605B, V1202B, R1606G, or R1505G SoC

AMD Ryzen Fanless Embedded Systems

Taiwan based IBASE Technology has launched the ASB200-918 series fanless embedded systems based on the company’s IB918 AMD Ryzen Embedded SBC which we covered last year, runs Windows or Linux distributions, and supports up to 4K displays. ASB200-918-series rugged computers are powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B/V1202B or R1606G/R1505G processors with 16GB ECC memory, a 64GB SSD,  various I/Os including two HDMI 2.0a output for industrial control, factory, kiosks, and other space-constrained applications. ASB200-918 key features and specifications: SBC – IBASE IB918 3.5-inch single board computer with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000-series SoC (V1605B, V1202B, R1606G, or R1505G) System Memory – 2x 8GB DDR4-2666 SO-DIMM, upgradable to up to 32GB RAM, ECC supported Storage – 64 GB TLC 2.5-inch SSD (default), optional M.2 NVMe SSD Video Output – 2x HDMI 2.0a ports up to 4Kp60 resolution Audio – 3.5mm audio jack for Line-out, Line-in, and MIC-in Networking 2x Gigabit Ethernet via Intel Gigabit transceiver Optional WiFi/Bluetooth via M.2 socket 2x antenna […]

gKINO-V1000 and gKINO-R1000 Mini-ITX SBC’s Feature AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 SoC

AMD RYZEN Embedded MINI-ITX SBC

While we reported earlier AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 is coming later this year, companies are still launching boards with the previous generation AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000 processors. ICP Germany has just announced four AMD Ryzen Embedded Mini-ITX boards with gKINO-V1000 boards equipped with either Ryzen Embedded V1202B or V1605B and gKINO-R1000 SBC’s coming with either Ryzen Embedded R1505G or R1606G processors. gKINO-V1000/R1000 key features and specifications: SoC gKINO-V1605B-R10 SBC – AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B quad-core processor @ 2.0 / 3.6 GHz with 2MB cache, Radeon Vega8 GPU; 12-25W TDP gKINO-V1202B-R10 SBC – AMD Ryzen Embedded V1202B dual-core processor @ 2.3 / 3.2 GHz with 1MB cache, Radeon Vega3 GPU; 12-25W TDP gKINO-R1606B-R10 SBC – AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G dual-core processor @ 2.6 / 3.5 GHz with  1MB cache, Radeon Vega3 GPU; 12-25W TDP gKINO-R1605B-R10 SBC – AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G dual-core processor @ 2.4 / 3.3 GHz with 1MB cache, Radeon Vega3 GPU; 12-25W TDP System Memory – […]