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, […]

WiFi is coming to Internet of Things with new WiFi HaLow standard

There’s a good chance you use WiFi to connect your phone, tablet, or computer to the internet… and to other phones, tablets, and computers on your home or work network. But right now a lot of low-power wearables, smart home products, and other “Internet of Things” devices rely on Bluetooth or other technologies. The Wi-Fi […]

MIPS Creator Ci40 dev board hits Kickstarter for $53 and up

The MIPS Creator Ci40 is a single-board computer for developers working on projects involving Internet of Things applications and low-power MIPS processors. Imagination Technologies unveiled the board in October, and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to bring the Ci40 to market. You can reserve a board with a pledge […]

SolidRun ClearFog dev board has Marvell Armada A38x chip, 6-port Ethernet switch

SolidRun’s latest development board looks like something you’d use to make an internet router… and I suppose that’s one of the things you could use it for. The ClearFrog Pro is a single-board computer with a Marvell Armada A380/A388 processor, 256MB to 1GB of RAM and an optional SD card for storage. It also has […]

Google launches Android based Brillo OS for Internet of Things

Brillo is Google’s new operating system for low-power, Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It’s based on Android, which should make it relatively easy for developers familiar with Android to work with Brillo. But it’s a stripped down version of Android designed for low-power, inexpensive devices with as little as 32MB of RAM and 128MB of storage. […]

LG SmartThinQ Sensor makes dumb appliances smart(er)

LG offers a line of smart home appliances under its SmartThinQ brand, letting you connect your refrigerator, oven, or other products to the internet so you can control them from a phone. Now the company is preparing to launch a device that can turn existing appliances into smart home devices. The new SmartThinQ Sensor can be […]

Freescale unveils tiny Single Chip Modules for Internet of Things

Single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi may seem small… but chip maker Freescale figures it can go smaller. The company has unveiled a new product category it calls a Single Chip Module (SCM), which measures just 17mm x 14mm x 17mm (0.67″ x 0.55″ x 0.67″). That makes the 3.4″ x 2.2″ x 0.8″ Raspberry […]