Lattice Semi Certus-NX-09 and Certus-NX-28 small footprint, low-power FPGAs feature optional PCIe Gen2 interface

Lattice Certux-NX FPGA

Lattice Semiconductor has added two new devices to its small, low-power Lattice Certus-NX FPGA family, namely the Certus-NX-28 and Certus-NX-09 available in multiple packages and designed for communications, computing, industrial, and automotive applications. The Certus-NX FPGAs enable power-efficient PCIe Gen 2 with up to 4 times lower power compared to other FPGAs, and ultra-small form factor with up to 2 times more I/O per mm2 and PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet implementation in packages as small as 36 mm2. The company also claims high reliability and security with up to 100 times lower soft error rate, built-in SEC (Soft Error Correction) and memory block ECC for SEU (Single-Even Upset) protection, and up to 12 times faster instant-on configuration performance. The Lattice Certus-NX family is now comprised of four SKUs: LFD2NX-9, LFD2NX-17, LFD2NX-28, and LFD2NX-40 whose main highlights are shown in the comparison table below. The Certus-NX are available in various packages […]

Waveshare Pi5 Module BOX is a configurable mini computer kit for the Raspberry Pi 5

Waveshare Pi5 Module BOX

Waveshare Pi5 Module BOX is a multi-functional mini-computer kit designed for the Raspberry Pi 5. The housing of this kit is made from aluminum alloy and Waveshare lists three variants of this kit, the first one is the Pi5 Module BOX-A (PCIe to Gigabit Ethernet), Pi5 Module BOX-B (PCIe to 4-ch USB3.2 Gen1), and Pi5 Module BOX-C (PCIe to M.2 interface). The kit looks very similar to the Waveshare Jetson Nano-powered mini-computer or the ODYSSEY-X86J4105 SBC with a case that we have reviewed previously, there was also this metal enclosure for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 that we have written about, feel free to check that out if you are interested in some similar products. Waveshare Pi5 Module BOX specifications Compatibility – Designed for Raspberry Pi 5 (not included) Case Material – Aluminum alloy PCIe Adapter Board Options: Pi5 Module BOX-A – PCIe to Gigabit Ethernet port Pi5 Module BOX-B […]

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 […]

$20+ NanoKVM is a tiny low-power RISC-V KVM over IP solution

NanoKVM Tiny RISC-V KVM over IP solution

Sipeed NanoKVM is a tiny KVM over IP solution based on the Lichee RVNano RISC-V microcontroller board that offers most of the features provided by the popular Raspberry Pi 4-based PiKVM solution allowing users to fully remote control a host such as a computer, server, or SBC down to the BIOS level and power on/off. Two variants are available, namely the NanoKVM Lite and NanoKVM Full. Both support up to 1080p60 displays, virtual USB keyboard and mouse, USB storage emulation, Ethernet with Wake-on-LAN, and IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) through serial interfaces, but the Full version also adds a resin enclosure, 0.96-inch information display, ATX power control through USB-C port, a microSD card with the firmware, and optional WiFi or PoE support Sipeed NanoKVM specifications: SBC – Sipeed RVNano SoC – SOPHGO SG2002 Main core – 1GHz 64-bit RISC-V C906 or Arm Cortex-A53 core (the latter is likely not used […]

Ochin V2 tiny Raspberry Pi CM4 robotics carrier board gets micro HDMI port, Fast Ethernet support

Ochin V2 CM4 robotics carrier board and USB-C board

Ochin V2 is an update to the tiny Ochin Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board for robotics applications and drones that adds a micro HDMI port, support for Fast Ethernet through pads or a GHS connector (no RJ45 connector), two user LEDs, and a few other changes. The form factor remains the same at just 55 x 40 x 4.7mm, or about the size of a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, which in combination with a range of USB, UART, I2C, and SPI interfaces, makes it an ideal candidate for space-constrained applications such as robotics system or UAVs. Ochin V2 specifications (differences against Ochin v1 shown in bold or strikethrough): Supported modules – Raspberry Pi CM4 with Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor, up to 8GB RAM, up to 32GB eMMC flash (the CM4 Lite is not supported since there’s no microSD card on the board), 4Kp60 H.265 decode, 1080p30 H.264 encode, […]

Avnet AI Vision Development Kit features Qualcomm QCS6490 SoC, dual camera, GbE, and USB-C PD

QCS6490 Vision AI Development Kit

Just last month at Embedded World 2024, Qualcomm announced its RB3 Gen 2 Platform based on the QCS6490 processor with Cortex-A78 and A55 processing cores and 12 TOPS of AI power. Building on this, Avnet has recently launched the Avnet AI Vision Development Kit, also based on the QCS6490 SoC. The kit includes a dual camera setup, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, USB-C Power Delivery, and a host of other features for applications like inventory and asset monitoring, drone/UAV/other mobile vision-AI edge compute applications, and multi-camera security systems with recognition. Previously we have written about similar AI dev kits including Allwinner V853 100ASK-V853-Pro, Sipeed Maix-III devkit, RZBoard V2L, and many other AI vision development boards feel free to check those out if you are interested in the topic. Avnet AI Vision Development Kit specifications SM2S-QCS6490 SMARC Compute Module: CPU – 4x Arm Cortex-A78 (up to 2.7 GHz), 4x Arm Cortex-A55 (up to […]

NetBurner SOMRT1061 – A stamp-sized dual Ethernet SoM powered by NXP’s i.MX RT1061 crossover processor

i.MX RT1061 Embedded System on Module SOMRT1061

The NetBurner SOMRT1061 is a System-on-Module (SoM) that comes in a very compact stamp-sized footprint that measures just 25.4mm x 25.4mm, yet boasts a rugged design and 67 usable GPIO pins with edge connectors. These features make this SoM ideal for a wide range of medical, industrial, and robotics applications. The SoM is built around the NXP’s i.MX RT1061 Arm Cortex M7 SoC, and features 1MB of internal SRAM, 32MB of external RAM, and 8MB of flash storage. It also features dual 10/100M Ethernet with PTP, an on-die temperature sensor, three FlexIO modules, two USB OTG 2.0 controllers, I2C, SPI, ADC, SD Card, CAN, UART, and many more. NetBurner SOMRT1061 System-on-Module (SOM) Specifications SoC  –  NXP i.MX RT1061 Arm Cortex-M7 @ 528MHz. Memory 1MB SRAM on the processor 32MB of external RAM Storage Flash – 1MB boot, 8MB application SDHC – Flash card interface Ethernet Up to two 10/100 Ethernet […]

Seeed Studio reComputer R1025-10 industrial IoT gateway supports Ethernet, RS485, 4G LTE, LoRa, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, BLE

Seeed Studio reComputer R1000

The reComputer R1025-10 is a Raspberry Pi CM4-based DIN Rail industrial gateway and edge IoT controller designed by Seeed Studio. The company mentions that the R1025-10 is the first module in the reComputer R1000 series and it’s equipped with 4GB RAM and 32GB of eMMC version of the CM4 module. That simply means the company will launch Edge IoT controllers in the series which will host different variants of the CM4 module. The R1025-10 gateway is features rich and includes two Ethernet interfaces, three isolated RS485 interfaces, and a variety of optional wireless modules including 4G, LoRa, Zigbee, or Wi-Fi/BLE. Other features include an HDMI port, two USB Type-A ports, and a USB Type-C 2.0 port. Previously we have covered many Din Rail IoT gateways like the IOT-DIN-IMX8PLUS,  Cytron IRIV PiControl, the Robustel EG5101 and EG5200 and many others feel free to check those out if you are looking for […]

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