SeeedStudio Wio Terminal now supports CircuitPython

The developmnet team over at Seeed Studio has this week announced its Wio Terminal now supports the CircuitPython programming language created by Adafruit. CircuitPython is an open source derivative of the MicroPython programming language targeted towards the student and beginner an is a software implementation of the Python 3 programming language, written in C. The Wio Terminal is compatible with both Ardu ...

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UP AI Edge – an edge platform works across Intel CPU, GPU, VPU and FPGA

UP Bridge the Gap – a brand of AAEON Europe – is proud to bring its latest innovation at Kicksarter. Introducing UP AI Edge: an x86 computing platform works across Intel CPU, GPU,VPU and FPGA to  enable Artificial Intelligence on the Edge. Most IT solutions available today are focused on connecting Edge devices to the cloud and these deployments face challenges related to latency, network bandwidth, re ...

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RS485 – ARDUINO AND INDUSTRIAL DISTANCE SENSOR

I have in my hand a distance laser sensor with high precision and speed. It is used in industrial environments for object positioning or detection applications. According to technical documents, I found it can communicate with other devices via RS485. I spent the weekend to learn it and find ways to communicate with cheap CPU - Arduino. And finally, I succeeded in reading data from it and displaying the dis ...

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Connect Tech’s V7G System Is An AI-Targeted SBC with 5th Gen Xeon-D CPU And Nvidia Pascal Cards

Connect Tech Inc’s V7G System, which is also listed as the “COM Express Type 7 + GPU Embedded System”, is the first Xeon-D based SBC-like product. The V7G houses a 5th Gen “Broadwell” Xeon-D based COM Express Type 7 module and it can house three Nvidia Pascal-driven graphics boards. No OS support was listed yet, but it is expected to work with Linux or Windows. This 216 x 164mm footprint system can drive 4x ...

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Exynos 9 series applications processor has deep learning based software

The new Exynos 9810 brings premium features with a 2.9GHz custom CPU, an industry-first 6CA LTE modem and deep learning processing capabilities Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of its latest premium application processor (AP), the Exynos 9 Series 9810. The Exynos 9810, built on Samsung’s second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process, b ...

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ALTAIR 8800 AGAIN PROJECT

[Dirk] posted a video (you can see below) titled, “Mystery Retro Project Start.” That turned out to be the first of a multipart series on his Altair 8800 Again simulator. The front panel appears to be laser cut and in some future video episodes, we expect to see him simulate the CPU with a Teensy. There have been plenty of 8800 clones ranging from projects that recreate the original PCBs, to those that just ...

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MicroZed is a Powerful and Low-Cost ARM + FPGA Linux Development Board

MicroZed is a low-cost development board from Avnet, the makers of the $475 ZedBoard and the entry level MiniZed development boards. Its unique design allows it to be used as both a stand-alone evaluation board for basic SoC experimentation or combined with a carrier card as an embeddable system-on-module (SOM). The MicroZed processing system is based on the Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. The Zynq® ...

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COLLAPSE OS, AN OS FOR WHEN THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS

Decades of post-apocalyptic Hollywood movies have taught us that once all the trappings of our civilisation have been stripped away, it’s going to be kinda cool. We’re all going to wear slightly dusty looking 1980s motorcycling gear, and we’re going to drive really cool cars. Except of course Mad Max is fantasy, and the reality is likely to be unspeakbly grim. The future [Virgil Dupras] ...

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LED MUSIC VISUALIZER BESPECKLES YOUR BEDROOM

When it comes to wall-mounted ornamentation, get ready to throw out your throw-rugs and swap them for something that will pop so vividly, you’ll want to get your eyes checked. To get our eyes warmed up and popping, [James Best] has concocted a gargantuan 900-RGB-LED music visualizer to ensure that our bedrooms are bright and blinky on demand. Like any other graduate from that small liberal-arts sc ...

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Helios4 – The World’s 1st Open Source NAS

Helios your Own Private Cloud Helios4 is a Network Attached Storage or NAS - a smart box with up to 4 hard drives designed to store Family Photos, Music playlists, and Movie collections by connecting to your Home network. Program movie download & Get Fast access to Videos, Pictures & Music from any device. Share your photos & files and let friends and family access them anywhere, anytime... Prot ...

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PAC1934 – Microchip’s New Power-Monitoring IC Measures Power With 99% Accuracy

Microchip recently developed a precision power-and-energy-monitoring chip – PAC1934. The PAC1934 is a four channel power/energy monitor with current sensor amplifier and bus voltage monitors that feed high-resolution ADC. It works in conjunction with a Microchip software driver that is fully compatible with the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) built into the Windows 10 operating system. The whole setup provide ...

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FPGA eink controller

Description I started this project two years ago but lost interest last year after being stuck with the custom board. I since got it working, and will share my findings. The idea is to control an old broken kindle 3 eink display with a FPGA. I started looking at http://essentialscrap.com/eink/waveforms.html and http://spritesmods.com/?art=einkdisplay since eink constructor is so secretive that you can't fin ...

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