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Cheapest x86 machine?

There are several developers working towards this right now! Unfortunately most of these projects are still in the "Crowdfunding" or "Pre-order" stages. One promising board, the "UP-Board" currently ...
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Choosing the right hardware for an interactive kiosk - computer

A Raspberry Pi might be an option, esp. considering it's low power consumption, as well as low cost. WebGL is somewhat experimental, but HTML or Java would work. The Pi 2 has good specs ($35 gives ...
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I2C Bus Analyzer

To measure the signal integrity all you need is an oscilloscope. Your requirements aren't in the (old) I2C specifications, but need to be found in the data sheets for your particular devices connected ...
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Suggestions for inexpensive embedded linux hardware with screen

PocketChip (http://getchip.com/pages/pocketchip) may satisfy your needs, but may be overkill. It has a very small QWERTY keyboard, a 4.3" screen and a battery, for $50. It is not clear whether the USB ...
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Low-power 8 bits microcontroller

I would recommend the Arduino. Arduino chips are absolutely the way to go! The Arduino MEGA uses the ATmega16U2 chip and meets all of your requirements. It can easily run on USB power or less. ...
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Choosing the right hardware for an interactive kiosk - computer

You might consider looking for a used point of sale system. I've played with PARs, Microses, and Alohas and have never had any trouble with Debian. Even the touchscreens generally work with out of ...
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dev board with 3 or more mipi-csi

Yes, I was looking for the same requirement last month, I found e-con Systems who make cameras for NVIDIA Jetson TX1. They have a 360degree solution for TX1. I can see that they run 6 MIPI CSI-2 ...
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Embedded TV for displaying live graphs from server

I assume that you are looking for TV in UK. All TV's I listed below have VESA mount so you can mount them on the wall. If you are looking for cheapest solution I would recommend this TV's (all of ...
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Cheapest x86 machine?

Atomic Pi, ~$35 on Amazon. Runs an Atom X5 Z3850 CPU (quadcore, with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB SSD), very energy efficient. Good for Linux, not Windows.
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Cheapest x86 machine?

You can buy used. For example, This - HP DC7800 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop Computer (Refurbished) - is an extremely cheap x86 platform that does actually have some upgrade potential. It costs $50,...
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Embedded board for Qt/QML

I've successfully written and ran a Qt/QML application (albeit with a simple interface) on a custom baseboard for the CM3 running Raspbian Lite without X. Not through framebuffer but using the VC .sos ...
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SBC for educational purposes

A quick search shows you might have some luck with Beaglebone or Beagleboard with regards to emulation. OTOH those boards are cheaper then most JTAG debuggers. I know of three companies manufacturing ...
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What is the best choice for car speedometer?

I was wondering how the real systems do start immediately? They don't? A simple Google search reveals, for instance, that Tesla boot time is ways longer than the one of a Raspberry Pi. I'm not even ...
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Sensible embedded board and SIM module to switch heating on and off in response to text messages

Have a look at this: https://store.open-electronics.org/index.php?route=offers/salescombopge&page_id=6 Its from a quick Google search. A plus of going with a Pi is having ModemManager (software ...
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Small computer with RS-232 and Ethernet

Another possible solution, if you need even less processing power and more cost savings, might be the ALIX.3D2. This is a dev board which supports linux and runs an AMD Geode x86 processor at 500mhz - ...
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Small computer with RS-232 and Ethernet

One solution with which I am familiar is to buy an older thin client such as the HP t5740e WES. This machine is low-power and fairly cheap, but it has your RS-232 and ethernet as required. It also ...
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Wearable platform with display

$14.95 will get you this: It has a plug & play Grove connector, so you can easily add on GPS for a further $12. If you can live without GPS, or can solder, then I also recommend LilyGo. They have ...
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Secure IoT device

One important question you need to ask yourself is if you need industrial build quality and long term hardware support, or a research/prototype platform. If you need an industrial PC, I don't have ...
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Low-power 8 bits microcontroller

The Arduino is probably one of the best options out there. Another board that you might find interesting is the SimpleLink Wi-FI CC3200 Launchpad. You can program the board via two ways, which are ...
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