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Open Hardware and Devices: Banana Pi, Xilinx, Arduino Uno, Jetson

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  • $16 Banana Pi BPI-EAI80 Cortex-M4F Board Embeds AI Accelerator, WiFi Module

    Last April, we wrote about Edgeless EAI-Series dual Arm Cortex-M4 MCU equipped with a 300 GOPS CNN-NPU for AI at the very edge as we had discovered the chip in an upcoming Banana Pi board.

    It turns out Banana Pi BPI-EAI80 development board powered by Edgeless EAI80 AI microcontroller has just launched for $16 on Aliexpress, or you could get a complete kit with a touchscreen display, a camera, and a USB power supply for $80.

  • AMD Is in Advanced Talks to Buy Xilinx

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is in advanced talks to buy rival chip maker Xilinx Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion and mark the latest big tie-up in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

  • AMD Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Xilinx

    While AMD is providing great pressure against Intel in the CPU space, it looks like AMD could be soon going up against them in the FPGA space too.

    The latest M&A chip talk is that AMD is reportedly in advanced talks to buy Xilinx. According to the Wall Street Journal, AMD has been looking to court Xilinx for more than $30 billion USD.

  • Building a cheap and easy nanosheet machine

    Chemist Biljana Mojsoska at Roskilde University in Denmark has been working on nanosheets, an anti-bacterial coating for medical surfaces. During her research, a piece of expensive equipment failed, causing Jakub Klust and Bo Thorning at FabLab RUC to attempt to replace the machine with rapid prototyping techniques.

    What they came up with turns sample vials using a servo motor, controlled by an Arduino Uno. Buttons and an encoder form the user interface, with a small display for feedback. Mojsoska’s research involves rotating vials of the coating for days at a time, so the unit must be reliable, and gear reduction on the servo is implemented to prevent excessive vibration throughout the process.

  • Jetson TX2-based platform targets AIoT applications

    Targeting Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) applications, the EC-3200 AI computing platform is based on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 64-bit processor. This processor pairs a Dual-Core Denver 2 alongside a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57 processor to provide 256 CUDA cores on NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU architecture, with up to 1.33 TFLOPS. It features 8 GB LPDDR4 memory, 32 GB eMMC 5.1 on-board storage, a front I/O interface with GbE and two M.2 sockets (M2280 and E3042) to support SSD/WiFi/LTE.

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