EMB-2500 ARM Freescale board

The EMB-2500 is the latest single-board, SoC computer to be released this year. Ever since the Raspberry Pi hit the streets and became hugely popular with its target audience, there has been several similar attempts to outdo it, but none has shipped with standard storage connectivity that the average computer user can use.

With the EMB-2500, SATA storage connectivity has come to an ITX form-factor, single-board SoC computer.

The EMB-2500 is manufactured by Habey USA, a subsidiary of NORCO Intelligent Technology Co., a hardware manufacturing outfit base in Shenzhen, China. What sets the EMB-2500 apart from similar, Pico-ITX form-factor boards is that it comes with almost all the connectivity you’ll find on a standard motherboard. And that’s why I think it will be a good buy.

Related Post:  What does --selinux-enabled do?

At the core of the EMB-2500 is a 1 GHz Freescale i.MX6 processor, which could be single core, dual core or quad core, with 1 GB on-board DDR3 RAM.
EMB-2500 ARM Freescale board

EMB-2500 ARM Freescale board

Here are other pertinent specs of the EMB-2500 (detailed specs here):

  • OS: Linux and Android 4 support
  • Storage: 1x SATA 3Gb/s, 1x SD, on-board NAND flash (4GB default
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet. Optional on-board WiFi
  • Connectivity: HDMI 1.4, VGA, LVDS (Resolution in the 1920 x 1080 range). 2x USB2.0, 2x USB2.0 header, 1x mini USB2.0 OTG.
  • Integrated 3D graphics and 1080p video codec engine
Related Post:  Privacy Badger beta released. Install it on Firefox and Chrome

Prices for the boards have not been released yet, but I’ve been told that for retail, expect to be able to buy one for between $140.00 to $180.00, depending on the processor and other configuration options. If I’m lucky, I should be able to get one for review, so check back for a possible hands-on review later.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hola! Did you notice that LinuxBSDos.com no longer runs network ads?  Yep, no more ads from the usual suspects that track you across the Internet.  But since  I still need to pay to keep the site running, feel free to make a small donation by PayPal.

Subscribe for updates. Trust me, no spam!

Mailchimp Signup Form

Sponsored links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2020.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.

7 Responses

  1. Interesting that they want more powers, but they don’t properly use the powers they already have. In my mind, there’s nothing wrong with needing a court order before being required to hand over user info, or the equivalent of a “wiretap”.

    FYI, I don’t live in the U.S, I’m an Australian, but I don’t know what the situation even is here. We apparently were compelled to bring some of our laws “in line” with the U.S as part of our free trade agreement, so we’ve got some of the copyright and patent sillyness, but it’s not as eagerly pursued over here, and not as draconian yet, as far as I know.

  2. Mathematics will protect you! Encrypt everything you with a VPN that uses SSL encryption. Make sure that the VPN is truly private (i.e. separation between payment and support and usage) so that even a subpoena will not yield any useable information against you. Shop around and compare. Torrentfreak.com has a great comparison of VPN providers to get you started. Look into it today. Protect yourself and your family from government spies and potential prosecution in the future.

  3. Don’t the majority of social media services like Google and Facebook run on open source?

    Im all for bashing MS but this is seems more a political problem than a technical one.

    1. They may run on “open source,” but their applications are proprietary. Note that I care or even want him to, but has Mark Zuck published the source code for Facebook?

  4. Law Enforcement also has unrestricted access to Skype and other Microsoft product’s, including but not limited to Windows.

    In my opinion, one of the two are logical:

    (a) Windows users are uninformed and/or ignorant.
    (b) Windows users have no expectation or need of privacy.

    As for me, I’ll stick to Linux. At least I can audit the code to and remove parts if some sneaky Politician pops some code in my binaries.

  5. Not just “access”, not just “real time access”, but WARRANTLESS real-time access.

    Keep that in mind when you think about this. WARRANTLESS.

Leave a Reply to yanuar Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest

On social media
Via my newsletter
Mailchimp Signup Form

Partner links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2021.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.
Hacking, pentesting distributions

Linux Distributions for Hacking

Experts use these Linux distributions for hacking, digital forensics, and pentesting.

Categories
Archives

The authors of these books are confirmed to speak during

Algorithm Conference

T-minus AI

Author was the first chairperson of AI for the U.S. Air Force.

The case for killer robots

Author is the Director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Why greatness cannot be planned

Author works on AI safety as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber AI Labs.

Anastasia Marchenkova

An invitation from Anastasia Marchenkova

Hya, after stints as a quantum researcher at Georgia Tech Quantum Optics & Quantum Telecom Lab, and the University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, I’m now working on superconducting qubit quantum processors at Bleximo. I’ll be speaking during Algorithm Conference in Austin, Texas, July 16 – 18, 2020. Meet me there and let’s chat about progress and hype in quantum computing.