Archive for the 'boards' Category

New AMD CPU/GPU rivals Intel Atom

January 18, 2011

AMD’s long-anticipated competitor to Intel’s popular Atom processor line has quietly begun shipping to device makers. AMD’s initial Embedded G-Series processor consumes less than 9W of power and crams dual 64-bit x86 CPU cores, an ATI Radeon GPU (graphics processing unit), system and DRAM controllers, PCI Express, and HD video interfaces into a single piece of silicon in a package that occupies about half a square inch of board space. Is this the rumored “Atom killer”?

How to package that device idea?

March 4, 2009

DeviceGuru recently was asked to recommend a platform for prototyping a consumer electronics device idea. Below are a few possibilities we came up with — readers are encouraged to add to the list.

The Boxee Box Cookbook

February 10, 2009

Inspired by Roku’s awesome Netflix video download box and impressed with Boxee’s free A/V media center platform, it was merely a matter of time before I’d create the “Boxee Box,” an Ubuntu-powered HTPC that I call my “one box to rule them all.” Here’s how it’s done.

Online robot project wins design contest

January 18, 2009

A robot project reportedly has won the first monthly design contest sponsored by The site promotes the Beagle Board, a low-cost, fanless, single-board computer (SBC) based on a TI OMAP applications processor..

Ethernet connector contains Linux server

November 12, 2008

Digi International has introduced a Linux-based server packaged within a somewhat elongated RJ45 connector. The ME 9210 comes with an embedded OS based on a Linux 2.6.26 kernel.