FreeRTOS Now Supports Native SMP On RP2040

The popular real time operating systems (RTOS), known as FreeRTOS, now supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP). What is SMP you ask? SMP allows one instance of the FreeRTOS kernel to schedule tasks across multiple identical processor cores. The core architectures must be identical and share the same memory. The Raspberry Pi RP2040 chip is ideal for… Continue reading FreeRTOS Now Supports Native SMP On RP2040

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M5Stamp C3 Released Featuring 32-Bit RISK-V ESP-32C3 MCU

M5Stack’s new development board, the M5Stamp, uses an ESP-32C3 MCU. The ESP-32C3 is a RISK-5 based microcontroller with Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5 LE connectivity. The onboard RSA-3072-based secure boot and the AES-128-XTS-based flash encryption ensure that devices are connected securely. The ESP32-C3 is supported through Espressif’s open-source ESP-IDF SDK. The M5 Stamp C3 comes… Continue reading M5Stamp C3 Released Featuring 32-Bit RISK-V ESP-32C3 MCU

New T-Head RVB-ICE Development Board Features Dual-Core RISK-V Processor

Following the launch of the Nezha single board computer (SBC) last year (article from hackster.io), T-Head and Alibaba are back at it with another linux-capable SBC. The RVB-ICE is a brand new board (available to pre-order) which features two C910 RISC-V cores running at up to 1.2GHz. Packed alongside this CPU is a Vivante GC8000UL… Continue reading New T-Head RVB-ICE Development Board Features Dual-Core RISK-V Processor

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SparkFun’s New Breakout Board Brings 60GHz Pulsed Radar To The Raspberry Pi

SparkFun’s new $60 breakout board brings accurate distance-sensing to the Raspberry Pi. A111 Breakout Board is available for $59.95 from SparkFun. SparkFun A111 Pulsed Radar breakout board features the A111 radar chip, with integrated antenna. SparkFun state the primary use case of the pulsed coherent radar (PCR) is distance sensing. However, the board also supports… Continue reading SparkFun’s New Breakout Board Brings 60GHz Pulsed Radar To The Raspberry Pi

HardKernal discontinues ODROID-H2+ single board computer

The $119 single board computer based on Intel’s Quad-Core J4115 has been discontinued due to ongoing supply chain issues. A statement on the ODROID-H2+’s product page reads: It has not been possible for us to clearly establish the future availability of a main component due to the global chip shortages, we have therefore decided to… Continue reading HardKernal discontinues ODROID-H2+ single board computer

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