Category: Development Boards

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Avnet shows $249 Ultra96 Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

From idea to design and from prototype to production, Avnet supports customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle. A comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology.

Avnet has a very strong, technical community focus and is now home to such entities as Premier Farnell, Element14, MakerSource, hackster.io, and Raspberry Pi.

Avnet is Xilinx’ global distributor and technical partner. Xilinx has awarded Avnet a Premier partnership level in their Alliance Program. In addition to distributing Xilinx devices, Avnet also designs development boards, creates and delivers training, and also customizes and manufacturers Xilinx-based boards for customers around the world.

The Ultra96 is an example of this closer partnership, as Xilinx and Avnet have worked together to bring the board to market. Both companies will continue to support the board into the future.

Shiratech 96Boards LTE Mezzanine with LTE and context awareness

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Shiratech LTE and Sensor Mezzanine adds LTE connectivity and full context awareness to devices includes Quectel EC25 LTE Cellular Modem with LTE CAT 4 Max 150Mbps (DL) 50Mbps (UL), LTE category 4 module optimized for M2M and IoT applications, Worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage, Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment, MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication system, On-Board Sensor Key Features the Bosch BNO055 with fused sensor data - Quaternion, Euler angles, Rotation vector, Linear acceleration, Gravity, Heading. 3 Sensors in one device - triaxial 16bit gyroscope, triaxial 14bit accelerometor and full performance geomagnetic sensor.

Linux Kernel Functional Testing (LKFT) Remote Labs

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Linux Kernel Functional Testing (LKFT) build uses OpenEmbedded to build a userspace image, along with the kernel, for each board and branch combination under test.

You can also watch a keynote by Thomas Gall at the Embedded Linux Conference about Linux Kernel Functional Testing (LKFT) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc92uw3m-SI

AOSP TV OP-TEE DRM integrations on HiKey, TI X15, iMX8M, Poplar

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Peter Griffin and his colleagues of the Linaro Home Group demonstrate some of their latest advancements with AOSP TV such as their OP-TEE DRM integrations, Playready, Widevine, ClearKey on HiKey, TI X15, iMX8M, Poplar using AOSP and Linux, Chromium and WPE. DRM Secure Data Path on i.MX8M.

96Boards Photobooth with Mani

Posted by Charbax – September 8, 2018

Manivannan Sadhasivam of Linaro shows the simple photobooth based on 96Boards CE. You can pose yourself in front of it and press Filter button to change the overlay filters and press Capture button to capture the image. The captured image will be stored in AWS S3 bucket with 96Boards watermark and the tinyurl/qrcode will be displayed finally.

More information can be found in 96Boards Projects Org:

https://github.com/96boards-projects/photobooth

$49 Neutis N5 system on module Allwinner H5 for pro makers and hardware startups

Posted by Charbax – August 9, 2018

Neutis N5 is a tiny quad-core Allwinner H5 ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-450MP4 system on module for pro makers and hardware startups, for sale at $49 shipping in late August 2018 at https://neutis.io

$47.95 Microchip MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer

Posted by Charbax – August 9, 2018

Microchip Technology MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger/Programmer allows for fast debugging and programming of PIC and dsPIC flash microcontrollers. The MPLAB PICkit uses the powerful MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) graphical user interface. Connect the MPLAB PICkit 4 to a PC using a high-speed 2.0 USB interface and to the target via a Microchip debug (RJ-11) connector. The connector uses two device I/O pins and the reset line to implement in-circuit debugging and In-Circuit Serial Programming. An additional micro SD card slot and the ability to be self-powered from the target means you can take and program your code on the go.

The MPLAB PICkit 4 can program faster than its predecessor and supports PIC and dsPIC MCU devices, along with a wider target voltage. The PICkit 4 supports advanced interfaces like 4-wire JTAG and Serial Wire Debug with streaming Data Gateway. The PICkit 4 is backward compatible for demo boards, headers and target systems using 2-wire JTAG and ICSP. The PICkit 4 also has a unique programmer-to-go function with the addition of a micro SD card slot to hold project code and the ability to be powered by the target board.

Xilinx Ultra96, FPGA 96Boards Development Board

Posted by Charbax – August 5, 2018

Ultra96 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards specification, to help developers develop for the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU3EG SBVA484 FPGA. Ultra96 boots from the provided Delkin 16 GB MicroSD card, pre-loaded with PetaLinux. Engineers have options of connecting to Ultra96 through a Webserver using integrated wireless access point capability or to use the provided PetaLinux desktop environment which can be viewed on the integrated Mini DisplayPort video output. You can read more about Ultra96 here: http://zedboard.org/product/ultra96

TechNexion shows worldwide pre-certified IoT modules at Computex 2018

Posted by Charbax – June 13, 2018

TechNexion shows off their new products at Computex 2018: pre-certified IoT modules, Android Things development kits, IP69K embedded systems and more. The booth tour starts with Android Things development kit PICO-PI-IMX7 live demo, based on NXP i.MX7 Dual applications processor and ARM Cortex-A7 architecture has been the go-to development kit since the official Android Things launch at Google I/O in May. The company also demonstrates PICO-IMX8M SoM based on NXP i.MX8M processor and Cortex-A53 + M4 architectures that delivers a whooping 4K UltraHD video performance with HDR and pro audio fidelity for multimedia applications. TechNexion is also launching CE, ETSI, FCC, IC, RCM and TELEC pre-certified IoT wireless communication modules and development kits: PIXI-9377 based on Qualcomm QCA9377, PIXI-6174 based on Qualcomm QCA6174 that deliver high transmission rates, low latency and improved range in noisy industrial environments. The company is showcasing a fully waterproof TWP-1010-IMX6 HMI based on NXP i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor that was specially designed to withstand extreme environments and cleaning with a jet spray. TWP series likewise includes models based on Intel Braswell architecture. TEK5-APL box PC based on Intel Atom x5-E3930, x5-E3940, x7-E3950 and Apollo Lake architecture, enclosed in a fully ruggedized enclosure for use in a vehicle.

Vuzix Blade Developer Kit AR Smart Glasses about to ship

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2018

Paul Travers, President and CEO at Vuzix talks about how Vuzix is about to ship the Vuzix Blade Developer Kit to developers, providing a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix's proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine, to be able to see overlaid information, indoors or out, such as patient data, mapping directions, restaurant menus, weather information, alerts and more without picking up a smartphone. Vuzix Blade (see my previous videos about the Vuzix Blade here) can also synchronize and interact with a smartphone, allowing users to keep their phone in their pockets for almost everything where fashion meets technology in the wearable display arena. Vuzix also recently announced partnership to use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform and also working with Plessey microLED Microdisplay Technology.