Latest Embedded processing solutions from Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Posted by m@ddy – August 12, 2013

Freescale demonstration their products already in the market and upcoming at computex 2013. Freescale is focused on MCU (Micro Controllers Unit), Sensors, Automotive, Network and other industrial areas. One of the interesting things noticed here is The worlds smallest ARM powered MCU. 1.9 x 2.0 mm MCU enables new wave of product miniaturization for the Internet of Things.

Measuring just 1.9 x 2.0 mm, the Kinetis KL02 MCU is 25 percent smaller than the industry’s next-smallest ARM® MCU. Within this miniscule device, Freescale has included the latest 32-bit ARM Cortex™-M0+ processor, cutting-edge low-power functionality and a range of analog and communication peripherals. This enables system designers to dramatically reduce the size of their boards and products while retaining the all-important performance, feature integration and power consumption characteristics of their end devices.

Garmin Forerunner® 10: Containing Kinetis K20 MCUs, Forerunner 10 is a GPS running watch that tracks your distance, speed/pace and calories. It also identifies your personal records and provides motivation along
the way.

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
Featuring Kinetis K20 MCUs , the HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. The camera is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world's most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersible and engaging footage of your favourite life experiences.

i'm Watch
Powered by Freescale's i.MX233 applications processor, i'm Watch connects to smartphones, so you can use it for inbound calls and text messages. Facebook, Twitter, and weather forecasts look their best on its high-resolution screen.

Smart connected home:
Collect real-time energy consumption from smart meter and power consumption data from various in-house objects
Control activation/deactivation of home appliances Generate dashboard to provide feedback about power usage
Provide control menus to control appliances Provide a link to the utility and/or Internet

Regarding development board and end production chip sets demonstration
Q7-IMX6 Freescale i.MX 6 Qseven module.

The Q7-IMX6 scales from single core, dual to quad core CPU. The clock frequency is 1,2 GHz, DDR3 memory spans from 1 to 4GB, Gigabit Ethernet is there as well as industrial interfaces including on-board Flash memory. The graphics unit supports OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/Halti, OpenVG 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 EP. The HDMI/DVI graphics output is compatible to HDMI V1.4 and offers resolutions up to WUXGA (1920x1200). The Qseven module is truly low power (4-6W) and is suitable for applications such as POS/POI, Digital Signage, industrial Automation, Medical, Transportation, Home and Security Technology.

Reference:
http://http://media.freescale.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=196520&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1789231
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=HOLIDAYGIFTS
http://
http://www.hectronic.se/website1/embedded/arm-modules/q7-imx6.php?group=prod_prod_grp-s1/54
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o00rjFPiYqo
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6JvVG5kCvE

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Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013