8devices TobuFi SoM is designed for drones, robotics, and advanced audio systems

8devices TobuFi SoM

8devices has recently introduced TobuFi, a Qualcomm QCS405-powered System-on-Module (SoM) featuring dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 capabilities. The device also features 1GB LPDDR3, 8GB of eMMC storage, and multiple display resolutions. It also offers various interfaces, including USB 3.0, HDMI, I2S, DMIC, SDC, UART, SPI, I2C, and GPIO. In previous posts, we covered 8devices product launches like the Noni M.2 WiFi 7 module, Rambutan and Rambutan-I modules, Habanero IPQ4019 SoM, Mango-DVK OpenWrt Devkit, and many more innovative products. If you’re interested in 8devices, feel free to check those out for more details. 8devices TobuFi SoM specifications: SoC – Qualcomm QCS405 CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 at 1.4GHz; 64-bit GPU – Qualcomm Adreno 306 GPU at 600MHz; supports 64-bit addressing DSP – Qualcomm Hexagon QDSP6 v66 with Low Power Island and Voice accelerators Memory – 1GB LPDDR3 + 8GB eMMC Storage 8GB eMMC flash SD card – One 8-bit (SDC1, 1.8V) and one […]

AMD Ryzen Embedded 8000 Series processors target industrial AI with 16 TOPS NPU

AMD Ryzen Embedded 8000

AMD has recently “announced” the Ryzen Embedded 8000 Series processors in a community post with the latest AMD embedded devices combining a 16 TOPS NPU based on the AMD XDNA architecture with CPU and GPU elements for a total of 39 TOPS designed for industrial artificial intelligence. The Ryzen Embedded 8000 CPUs will be found in machine vision, robotics, and industrial automation applications to enhance the quality control and inspection processes, enable real-time, route-planning decisions on-device for minimal latency, and predictive maintenance, and autonomous control of industrial processes. AMD Ryzen Embedded 8000 key features and shared specifications: CPU – Up to 8 “Zen 4” cores, 16 threads Cache L1 Instruction Cache – 32 KB, L1 Data Cache = 32 KB (per core) L2 Cache – Up to 8 MB (total) L3 Cache-  Up to 16 MB unified Graphics – RDNA 3 graphics with up to 6 WGPs (Work Group processors) […]

M5Stack BugC2 programmable robot base has an STM32 control chip and a four-way motor driver

m5stack bugc2 robot

Modular IoT hardware developer, M5Stack, has released a new programmable robot base based on the STM32F030F4 microcontroller with LEGO and Arduino compatibility. The M5Stack BugC2 is “compatible with the M5StickC series controllers,” and includes the ESP32-powered M5StickC Plus2 development kit in the package. It features an L9110S four-way motor driver for all-directional operation, two programmable RGB LEDs, an infrared encoder, and a 16340 rechargeable Li-ion battery holder. It also comes with a USB Type-C port for charging the battery and supports onboard reverse charging protection and voltage detection. Listed applications for the M5Stack BugC2 programmable robot base include remote motor control, robot control, and an intelligent toy. M5Stack BugC2 specifications: Microcontroller – STMicroelectronics STM32F030F4 microcontroller, with Arm 32-bit Cortex-M0 CPU @ 48 MHz, and with up to 256KB of flash memory Motor driver – L9110S Infrared receiver – SL0038GD IR detection distance (StickC Plus2) Infrared emission distance (linear distance) at […]

Vecow SPC-9000 fanless embedded system is powered by an Intel Core 7 Ultra 165U or Core 5 Ultra 135U SoC

Vecow SPC-9000 Fanless Intel Core Ultra embedded system

Vecow SPC-9000 fanless embedded system is powered by the 14th Gen Intel Core Ultra 7 165U or Core Ultra 5 135U 12-core Meteor Lake processor and targets Edge AI applications for factory management, data acquisition & monitoring, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), Smart Retail, and more. The device supports up to 32GB DDR5 RAM, offers M.2 PCIe sockets and a 2.5-inch SATA bay for storage, can drive up to three 4K displays through HDMI, DP, and USB-C ports, features two 2.5GbE ports, and a few USB ports. The SPC-9000 can also be fitted with a 4G LTE module, comes with two RS232/422/485 serial ports, takes a wide 9V-55V DC input voltage range, and can operate up to a -40°C to 75°C temperature range depending on the model. Vecow SPC-9000 specifications: Meteor Lake SoC (one or the other) Intel Core Ultra 7 165U 12-core (2P+8E+2LPE) processor @ 1.2 / 1.7 / 4.9 […]

AAEON COM-RAPC6 and COM-ADNC6 COM Express modules feature Raptor Lake and Alder Lake-N CPUs

AAEON COM-ADNC6 Alder Lake-N COM Express module

AAEON has unveiled two COM Express Type 6 Compact Computer-on-Module families with the COM-RAPC6 designed for high performance with 13th generation Raptor Lake processors from the 15W Intel Processor U300E up to 45W Intel Core i7 SKUs, and the COM-ADNC6 optimized for efficiency with Alder Lake-N processors such as the Intel Core i3-N305 or Atom x7425E CPUs. COM-RAPC6 Raptor Lake COM Express CPU modules Specifications: 13th gen Raptor Lake SoC (one or the other) – Note frequencies shown as base frequencies Intel Core i7-13800HRE 14C/20T processor @ 2.5GHz with Intel Iris Xe Graphics; PBP: 45W Intel Core i7-13800HE 14C/20T processor @ 2.5GHz with Intel Iris Xe Graphics; PBP: 45W Intel Core i5-13600HE 12C/16T processor @ 2.7GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: 45W Intel Core i3-13300HE 8C/12T processor @ 2.1GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: 45W Intel Core i7-1370PE 14C/20T processor @ 1.9GHz with Intel UHD Graphics; PBP: 28W Intel Core […]

Arducam KingKong – A Raspberry Pi CM4-based Edge AI camera with global shutter sensor, Myriad X AI accelerator

Arducam KingKong

ArduCam KingKong is a Smart Edge AI camera based on the Raspberry Pi CM4 and system-on-module based on Intel Myriad X AI accelerator that follows the Raspberry Pi 5-powered Arducam PiINSIGHT camera introduced at the beginning of the year. The new product launch aims to provide a complete Raspberry Pi-based camera rather than an accessory for the Raspberry Pi 4/5. Smart cameras built around the Raspberry Pi CM4 are not new as we previously covered the EDATEC ED-AIC2020 IP67-rated industrial AI Edge camera and the StereoPi v2 stereoscopic camera used to create 3D video and 3D depth maps. The ArduCam KingKong adds another option suitable for computer vision applications with an AR0234 global shutter module, PoE support, and a CNC metal enclosure. ArduCam KingKong specifications: SoM – Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) by default CM4104000 Wireless 4GB RAM Lite (0GB eMMC). AI accelerator – Luxonis OAK SOM BW1099 based on Intel […]

Linux 6.8 release – Notable changes, Arm, RISC-V, and MIPS architectures

Linux 6.8 release

Linus Torvalds has just announced the release of Linux 6.8 on the Linux kernel mailing list: So it took a bit longer for the commit counts to come down this release than I tend to prefer, but a lot of that seemed to be about various selftest updates (networking in particular) rather than any actual real sign of problems. And the last two weeks have been pretty quiet, so I feel there’s no real reason to delay 6.8. We always have some straggling work, and we’ll end up having some of it pushed to stable rather than hold up the new code. Nothing worrisome enough to keep the regular release schedule from happening. As usual, the shortlog below is just for the last week since rc7, the overall changes in 6.8 are obviously much much bigger. This is not the historically big release that 6.7 was – we seem to […]

Allwinner T527 System-on-Module features octa-core Cortex-A55 CPU, 2 TOPS AI accelerator

Allwinner T527 system-on-module

MYiR MYC-LT527 is a compact System-on-Module (SoM) based on Allwinner T527 octa-core Arm Cortex-A55 SoC with a 2 TOPS AI accelerator, up to 4GB RAM, 32GB flash, and a land grid array (LGA) comprised of 381 pads with a range of interfaces for displays and cameras, networking, USB, and PCIe, and more. The company also introduced the MYD-LT527 development board to showcase the capabilities of the Allwinner T527 CPU module suitable for a range of applications such as industrial robots, energy and power management, medical equipment, display and controller machines, edge AI boxes and boards, automotive dashboards, and embedded devices that require media and AI functionalities. MYC-LT527 Allwinner T527 System-on-Module MYC-LT527 specifications: SoC – Allwinner T527 CPU Octa-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor with four cores @ 1.80 GHz and four cores @ 1.42GHz E906 RISC-V core up to 200 MHz DSP – 600MHz HIFI4 Audio DSP GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC1 […]

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