Canonical, the supporter of the Ubuntu Linux distribution announced its partnership with the DFI on certification of a single-board computer ‘Industrial Pi’.
The GHF51 and EC90A-GH powered by the AMD have been certified for its Ubuntu and Ubuntu Core Linux operating systems — part of a wave of products which have passed a certification program the company introduced for Internet of Things (IoT) products.
The GHF51 is positioned as the ‘Industrial Pi,’ making it the first ultra-mini industrial motherboard powered by high-performance AMD Ryzen R1000 Processors. The EC90A-GH is a mini fanless embedded system holding an unprecedented processing throughput despite its size. This “industrial Pi” defines a new level of balance between performance and cost-effectiveness. Its expandability brings a versatility adapted for industrial application development, edge computing, AI vision, and more
The Ubuntu certification is said to give access to an open-source software ecosystem and equip developers with a platform for AIoT innovation.
However, Canonical itself warns that while the GHF51 has been tested with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, support may not be complete. “Industrial PC system is pre-installed in some regions with a custom Ubuntu image that takes advantage of the system’s hardware features and may include additional software. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work well, or at all,” the company’s certification notice reads.