Linor Technology Fargo are Ethernet Boards with 4 to 8 Relays

There are more and more “IoT” solutions for home or industrial automation which allow you to control your lights or other equipments remotely with your smartphone or tablet. Many of them are DIY with boards such Arduino or Raspberry Pi combined with an expansion board featuring one or more relays, and some of them can be used out of the box such as Linor Technology Fargo boards. The company designed 4 boards that are powered by a Microchip PIC32 MCU with a small NOR flash, provide Ethernet connectivity, and run a small webserver that allows you to monitor and control the relays with any connected device that can run a web browser. Here are the hardware specifications for the boards (Fargo R8, R4, R4ADI and R4DI): MCU – Microchip PIC32 32-bit MCU Storage – 8MB flash on Fargo R8 for firmware and log storage (up to 10,000 items log) Sensors: Temperature and power supply sensors. 2x Current sensor inputs with 3.5mm …

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Win Enterprises MB-60830 Single Board Computer Powered by AMD Embedded G-Series SoC

At the end of last month, AMD announced their first Embedded SoC family that combines a CPU, a GPU, and a controller hub into one chipset. Win Enterprises is one of the first companies to release a board based on the platform with MB-60830, a single board computer powered by AMD G-Series dual core or quad core SoCs. The board is designed for embedded applications such as digital signage, gaming, medical imaging, kiosks/POS, thin client and factory automation. The board specifications are as follows: SoC –  AMD Embedded G-Series SoC dual or quad core. System Memory – 1x DDR3 @ 1600MHZ / SODIMM up to 4GB Storage – 1x SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 1x Half-size Mini-PCIe supporting mSATA for SSD Connectivity – Intel i211 AT Gigabit Ethernet Video Outputs: 1x VGA 1x dual channel 24-bit LVDS 1x HDMI with Optional Chrontel CEC Support Digital I/O – 8-bit programmable LPC – 1x LPC support TPM module Expansion Interface: 1 x Full-Size Mini-PCIe …

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AMD Unveils AMD G-Series SoCs For Embedded Applications

In 2011, AMD launched the G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit) that combines the CPU and GPU into one chipset which then connects to a controller hub to handle I/Os, and recently the company announced AMD G-Series SoC at Design West 2013. The new solution combines a “Jaguar” CPU, a Radeon HD8000 series GPU and a controller hub into one and only SoC, further integrating functions. Both AMD G-Series APU and SoC target embedded systems such as industrial control and automation, digital signage, electronic gaming systems, SMB storage, IP-TV, medical and network appliances, set-top boxes and more. AMD claims G-Series SOCs offer up to 113 percent improved CPU performance compared to G-Series APU, and up to a 125 percent advantage compared to the Intel Atom (Dhyrstone, EEMBC CoreMark). The platform also includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and OpenCL 1.2 yielding up to a 20 percent graphics improvement over G-Series APUs and more than 5x advantage over Intel Atom (3DMark06 …

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Belkin Wemo Light Switch Can Be Controlled by Android Devices

Wemo Wi-Fi-based home automation solution was announced at CES 2012 last year, and included products such as a control switch and a motion control switch, that can detect your presence and only turn on/off the lights or other electrical equipment when needed. At the time however, the only supported platform was iOS. At CES 2013, Belkin has announced a new product with the WeMo Light Switch, an Wi-Fi connected light switch to remotely control wired household lighting from anywhere, and support for Android. The WeMo Light Switch can replace an existing light switch and connects into your home’s existing electrical wiring. Once in place, you can turn a full bank of lights on and off from anywhere, put them on a schedule, or use other WeMo or online triggers to control them through a smartphone or tablet. The WeMo Light Switch is controlled via the same WeMo app as the WeMo Switch and Motion. WeMo Light Switch has the following …

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