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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. […]

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UP Xtreme is a single-board computer with a 15 watt Whiskey Lake-U processor

The makers of the UP line of single-board computers and development kits have been offering low-power systems powered by x86 processors for years.  Now the company is getting ready to launch the most powerful model to date. The new UP Xtreme is basically a 4.7″ x 4.7″ PC motherboard with support for up to an […]

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Zotac unveils ZBOX Pro line of mini PCs commercial and industrial applications

Zotac has been making small form-factor PCs for years, with the company’s ZBOX line of mini PCs pre-dating Intel’s NUC line of tiny desktop computers. But for the most part Zotac has focused on the consumer or business space, with mini PCs that you could use as small, quiet desktop computers, gaming systems, video players, […]

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AMD launches Ryzen Embedded V1000, EPYC Embedded 3000 chips

AMD is bringing its Zen architecture to the embedded chips space with the launch of two new processors: the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 and Ryzen Embedded V1000. Formerly code-named “Great Horned Owl,” AMD says the Ryzen V1000 chip is aimed at “medical imaging, industrial systems, digital gaming, and thin clients,” while the EPYC 3000 processor […]

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Leak: AMD V1000 “Great Horned Owl” to bring Ryzen to embedded systems

AMD is having something of a renaissance at the moment, with the company’s new Zen CPU architecture offering a huge performance bump over its predecessor and AMD’s Vega graphics technology giving the chip maker an edge over Intel in the integrated graphics space. So far AMD has released a number of Ryzen chips based on […]

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NVIDIA launches Jetson TX2 embedded computing module with 2X the performance of the Jetson TX1

NVIDIA may not be making smartphone chips anymore, but the company is still producing low-power, high-performance computing platforms. The recently launched Nintendo Switch game console is powered by an NVIDIA processor, and NVIDIA continues to push its solutions for enterprise products including automotive and industrial solutions. A few years ago the company launched the Jetson TX1 […]

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ARM introduces low-power Cortex-A32 architecture

ARM has unveiled its lowest-power chip design based on ARMv8 architecture. The company says its new Cortex-A32 processor technology is 25 percent more efficient than its older Cortex-A7 chip design and 30 percent more efficient than a Cortex-A5 chip. In other words, it can offer better performance while consuming less power. Interestingly, while the new […]

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Intel Atom x5-E8000 is a low-power chip for embedded applications

Intel is expanding its line of Intel Atom x5 processors with a new low-power, quad-core, 64-bit processor. But the new Atom x5-E800 isn’t destined for consumer PCs like tablets, notebooks, and mini desktops. It’s aimed at Internet-of-Things and other embedded applications. The processor is based on Intel’s Braswell architecture, but with a tray price of $39, […]

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Lilbits (6-05-2014): AMD’s new G-Series embedded chips

It’s not just AMD’s notebook chips that are getting a refresh. The company also launched a new series of embedded chips aimed at low power machines such as thin clients, retail point-of-sales machines, industrial applications, or other environments where you might not need a traditional PC to do some computing. The new AMD G-Series chips […]