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Fitlet3 small, fanless PC with Intel Elkhart Lake coming soon

Compulab’s new fitlet3 is a compact computer with a fanless design for silent operation and a choice of 6 to 12-watt Intel Elkhart Lake energy efficient processors based on Intel Atom architecture. Designed for use as an IoT gateway or fanless industrial computer, the fitlet3 is basically a small form-factor computer that measures 5.2″ x […]

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Lilbits: LPDDR5X, Intel Tiger Lake-H for embedded devices, and new games for old Pebble watches

Low-power memory used in smartphones and some laptops could get a significant speed boost in the next year or so, thanks to the approval of a new LPDDR5X standard. Facebook is planning to launch a set of augmented reality glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban. And it looks like Intel has a bunch of Tiger Lake-H […]

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ASRock introduces a line of mini PCs with Intel Elkhart Lake chips

ASRock is launching two new mini PCs powered by low-power Intel Elkhart Lake processors. The iBOX-J6412 is a fanless computer that measures 5.31″ x 4.33″ x 1.75″ while the NUC BOX-J6412 is an even smaller mode that measures 4.63″ x 4.33″ x 1.88″ and has a fan inside the case for active cooling. According to […]

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Lenovo ThinkEdge embedded PCs are small, rugged, and fanless Tiger Lake computers

Lenovo is expanding its line of embedded devices with two new small, rugged computers designed for digital signage, point of sale systems, and other embedded applications. The new ThinkEdge series systems include the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50. They’re both small fanless computers powered by 11th-gen Intel Core chips that are set to ship by the […]

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TOFU carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 supports NVMe SSDs or 4G LTE network cards (among other things)

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, which was released last year, has the same processor, memory, and storage options as a full-sized Raspberry Pi 4, but in a more compact card form-factor designed for use in embedded devices. Unlike larger Raspberry Pi devices, the Compute Module also supports onboard eMMC storage. But you’ll need to […]

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Meet some of the first mini PCs with Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips

This week AMD introduced its second-gen Ryzen Embedded processor lineup, promising up to a 2X performance boost over the previous-gen. While the new Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips aren’t nearly as fast as the company’s latest mainstream laptop and desktop processors, they’re designed for use in different types of computers – think thin clients, industrial and […]

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AMD launches Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips with up to 2X performance boost

It’s been a few years since AMD introduced its first Ryzen chips for embedded devices, and in that time the company’s laptop, desktop, and server processors have made big strides in performance while the embedded chips have… not. Now AMD is updating its embedded chip family with the introduction of Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors. They’re […]

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ASRock iBOX 1100 is a fanless Tiger Lake desktop (designed for embedded and industrial use)

The first little desktops with Intel Tiger Lake processors are coming soon, with new Intel NUC and similarly-sized mini PCs in the works. But one of the first to be officially announced isn’t aimed at consumers at all (although I suspect it could be used as a general purpose PC). The ASRock iBOX 1100 is a […]

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Intel launches Elkhart Lake: 10nm Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips for embedded applications

Intel’s new 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” processors for laptops and low-power desktops are grabbing a lot of attention thanks to a big graphics boost and a more modest bump in CPU performance. But this year Intel is also giving its low-cost, low-power “Atom” chips a major update. A bunch of new chips with “Tremont” CPU […]

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AMD launches two more Ryzen Embedded chips for low-power PCs

AMD is expanding its line of Ryzen Embedded chips designed for small, low-power computers.The new chips are part of the Ryzen Embedded R1000 family that debuted last year, which means they’re still 14nm processors that pair first-gen “Zen” CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. But the new chips Ryzen Embedded R1102G and Ryzen Embedded R1305G chips consume […]

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GA-PICO3350 is Gigabyte’s smallest motherboard to date (embedded CPU + RAM and storage slots)

Measuring just about 3.9″ x 2.8″, the new Gigabyte GA-PICO3350 motherboard is just a little larger than a Raspberry Pi Model B (3.4″ x 2.2″). But while the Raspberry Pi features an ARM-based processor and embedded memory, Gigabyte’s tiny board has a DDR3L SODIMM slot for laptop-type memory plus an mSATA/mini PCIe slot for storage. […]