Kontron announced the release of their Pi-Tron CM4 computer with Linux OS, which utilizes the fourth-generation Raspberry Pi compute module with the 1,5-GHz, 64-bit Broadcom BCM2711 chip and four Arm Cortex-A72 processors.
The computer’s steel housing allows for universal use, e.g., for automation and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. Depending on the variant, it provides a 1-GiB, 2-GB, 4-GiB, or 8-GiB SDRAM memory with options up to 32 GiB using the eMMC card. The available interfaces include CAN FD, EIA-485, a 40-pin GPIO (General-Purpose IO) header, an HDMI slot, and an LVDS display connector through an adapter board. A further option is a pre-certified wireless LAN/Bluetooth connection.
An M.2 B key slot with a PCIe connection allows the usage of related standard modules. For instance, the user may implement individual AI (artificial intelligence) solutions for machine vision and machine/deep learning with the Hailo-8 AI modules or the Google Coral AI Edge TPU (Tensor Processing Unit).
In addition, the Raspberry Pi supports the use of LTE modules with SIM cards and an external antenna connection to integrate IoT solutions. A significant advantage of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer is its enormous community, with numerous software models and a pool of compiled program packages available. Furthermore, several expansion modules utilizing the GPIO header are obtainable through the ecosystem.
PICAN CAN Bus FD Board With Real-Time Clock For Raspberry Pi
The PiCAN FD board provides CAN Bus FD (Flexible Data Rate) capability for the Raspberry Pi 3. It uses the Microchip MCP2517FD CAN FD controller with an MCP2562FD CAN transceiver. Developed by Bosch, CAN with Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD) is an extension to the original CAN protocol as specified in ISO 11898-1 that responds to increased bandwidth requirements in automotive networks.
The connection is established via DB9 or 4-way screw terminal. The board is also available with a 5v 1A SMPS that can power the RPi as well via the screw terminal or DB9 connector.
Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are looking for a way to fast boot a Raspberry Pi mini PC. They may be interested in a new project available via Github. The project describes the fast booting of a Raspberry Pi 32 Linux in under two seconds. Check out the video link below to demonstrate how quickly you [...]
Industrial PC Based On Raspberry Pi Platform Supports A Broad Range Of Connectivity Options And Functions
The Revolution Pi series, from KUNBUS GmbH, is a cost-effective industrial PC based on the well-established Raspberry Pi platform. The RevPi series, for short, represents controllers composed of open hardware and software, meeting the EN 61131-2 standard. The operating system is a specially adapted Raspbian version with an RT patch. The RevPi Compact from KUNBUS is a [...]
Emtrion Embedded Systems introduced its Emstamp Argon computer-on-module, an STM32 module with two CAN FD interfaces. The board utilizes the STM32MP157 processor from ST Microelectronics. It carries dual ARM Cortex-A7 (650 MHz) and ARM Cortex-M4 (200 MHz) cores, making it suitable for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other industrial communication systems. Moreover, it provides an ARM [...]
F&S Elektronik Systeme extended their product line of Picocore modules, which integrate up to two CAN (FD) Bus interfaces.The Picocore MX8M module utilizes the NXP i.MX 8M Mini CPU with one, two, or four ARM Cortex-A53 cores operating at 1.8 GHz plus a Cortex-M4 processor for real-time processing at 400 MHz. The boards use an adapted [...]
IoTmaxx (Germany) introduced its Maxx GW 4100 4-G mobile radio gateway with CAN Bus interface. The „always-online" functionality establishes a connection to the device autonomously or reestablishes the link in case of a failure. The two integrated SIM card slots provide mobile network operator redundancy. The received data is buffered in the internal memory of the [...]
The following describes a method of sampling and recording SAE J1939 data to any Linux device, PC or Embedded. Naturally, in order to read and request SAE J1939 data, you will need additional hardware, such as a CAN Bus (Controller Area Network) interface board (unless you use an embedded Linux system with onboard CAN port). The [...]
The CPC-USB/embedded by EMS Thomas Wunsche represents a CAN Bus interface designed for use with internal USB ports. Due to its compact size, it is well suitable for applications in embedded PCs. It is installed straight at a SUB-D9 enclosure opening or a slot panel, and it is wired per included cable to a pin connector of [...]
Applying C is the book you need if you are programming for Single Board Computers (SBCs) that operate under Linux, or if you perform any coding in C that interacts with the hardware. As there is not the right name for this body of knowledge, it is not easy to find a single source for [...]
Mastering Embedded Linux Programming: Unleash the full potential of Embedded Linux with Linux 4.9 and Yocto ProjectThis complete guide shows the technologies and techniques needed to incorporate Linux into embedded systems. The reader will begin by learning about the essential elements that underpin all embedded Linux projects: the toolchain, the bootloader, the kernel, and the [...]