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SDMC Factory Tour, Set-top-box Digital TV Solution Provider

Posted by – March 31, 2015

SDMC is a digital TV end-to-end solution provider in China who offers three product lines: Smart STBs (latest generation IPTV & OTT & Hybrid Set Top Boxes), Smart Hotel Solutions and OTT Management System. SDMC cooperates with popular CAS (Novel-Super, Conax), and middleware (HbbTV, Beenius, Comigo, SmartVOD, etc.) companies; and sells its products to cable, satellite, terrestrial, and telecommunications operators around the world.

You can contact SDMC here:
Headquarter:
Tel: +86-755-86018266
Address: 7F, W2-A, Hi-Tech.Industrial Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Postcode: 518027
International Business Department:
Tel:+86-755-86016391
Email: info@sdmctech.com
http://en.sdmctech.com/

Geniatech Net TV Universal Digital TV Streamer, Multimedia Home Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater

Posted by – March 27, 2015

Geniatech is releasing Net.TV, their smallest stand alone Digital Network TV Tuner Design serving worldwide all digital TV (DVB-T2, DVB-S2, ATSC, ISBT) on FTA basis. The Net.TV streams live TV right into home networks and supports any connected smart devices (Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC, Mac), based on iOS, Mac, Android and Windows. In addition Geniatech Net.TV serves up to two devices simultaneously, as they can watch and enjoy different TV channels at the same time (same frequency required). Net.TV also has a built-in router and access point Access point (AP). Supports Internet modem to the WAN/LAN Port of the Net.TV, then smart devices can gain internet access and watch TV channels at the same time. If a single Wi-Fi Router is not enough to cover all the places in the home or office, Net TV can become the wireless Wi-Fi Repeater to extend home Wi-Fi coverage. Geniatech Net TV built-in firmware encloses several user friendly built-in wizards to configure router and access point network capabilities. Net.TV is Geniatech's attempt at an All-in-One Solution, which serve home entertainment as a Universal Digital Network TV Streamer, Multimedia Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater.

In this video, Geniatech also shows Kodi Version 14.1 (XBMC Reloaded, HEVC, H.265, Digital Tuner, Network Tuner). Geniatech`s is releasing their new Version of KODI 14.1 (XMBC) for all Amlogic SoC Platforms, as for all Geniatech Android TV BOX/HDMI Dongles based on Dual Core (MX8726) as well for all quad core platform (S802, S805, S812). Both platforms take advantage of 100% hardware acceleration enabled for Encoding and Decoding Multimedia Content (Movies, Music, Pictures) up to 4K. To bring it also to the highest level Geniatech's Kodi 14.1 supports native HEVC H.265 hardware decoding at up to 4K for all HEVC H.265 enabled platforms (S802:720p, S805:1080p, S812:4K). As Geniatech is the leading ODM/OEM for any kind of USB digital Tuner for all OS Platforms (iOS/Mac OS/Android OS/Windows OS) to support all smart devices such as Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC and Mac, Geniatech built into his Kodi 14.1 Release the direct hardware USB digital TV Tuner support for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S2, DVB-C, ISBT and ATSC, as well for all Geniatech Hybrid (with tuner) Android TV BOX Solutions as well for all Geniatech USB digital TV Dongle Solution. On top of this, Geniatech`s Kodi 14.1 can share this digital TV Tuner into/to your home Network, to access the Digital Tuner from anywhere at home via your home WLAN / Lan Network. To do so therefore Geniatech is providing the necessary APP/APK for all iOS and Android Platforms to tune the channels, enjoy live TV with EPG, and at the same time you watch live TV on/with XBMC as well with the tablet / Smartphone (using same frequency).

Lowest Power WiFi in the World: Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+ with up to 10 years of battery life

Posted by – March 26, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module brings the world's lowest power Wi-Fi module with their ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and the Atmel WINC1500 low-power Wi-Fi 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n SoC (System on Chip) optimized for the IoT market. It provides integrated software solution with application and security protocols such as TLS, integrated network services (TCP/IP stack) which are available through Atmel’s Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). The Atmel SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module can run Wi-Fi for IoT applications for upwards more than 10 years on AAA batteries when pulling IoT data at a 30 minute interval speed.

Lowest Power Bluetooth in the World: Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth for IoT on ARM Cortex-M0 with up to 9 years of battery life

Posted by – March 26, 2015

The Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth Smart SoC can run at sub-1µA in standby mode in a 2.1mmX2.1mm Wafer Level Chipscale Package (WLCSP), while delivering the industry’s best dynamic power consumption with a potential battery life of up to 9 years on a coin cell battery. Atmel designed BTLC1000 specifically for the rapidly growing IoT and for wearables market, including portable medical, activity trackers, human Interface devices, gaming controllers, beacons and much more.

Expanding upon the Atmel SmartConnect wireless portfolio, the BTLC1000 is a Bluetooth Smart link controller integrated circuit that connects as a companion to any Atmel AVR or Atmel | SMART MCU through a UART or SPI API requiring minimal resource on the host side. The standalone Atmel | SMART SAMB11 Bluetooth Smart Flash MCU leverages the embedded ARM Cortex-M0 core combined with the integrated analog and communication peripherals to implement application-specific functionalities and is available as a system-in-package or a certified module. Both devices are fully integrated with a self-contained Bluetooth Smart controller and stack enabling wireless connectivity for a variety of applications to be quickly implemented without the wireless expertise typically required.

Free Electrons Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys Karim Yaghmour at Atmel booth at Embedded World 2015

Posted by – March 26, 2015

In this interview, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys founder Karim Yaghmour exchange some thoughts about embedded Linux vs. Android, and then Thomas moves on to describe in more details the activities of the embedded Linux services company Free Electrons. Both Free Electrons and Opersys are unique amongst others things by the fact that they provide all their training materials freely on the web! Thomas also discusses the numerous Linux kernel contributions made by Free Electrons, which is ranked the 7th contributing company for the next Linux kernel release, in number of patches, an impressive result for a 9 persons business: Free Electrons has developed a core expertise in pushing the support for ARM processors to the upstream Linux kernel. More specifically, the work done by Free Electrons engineers on Atmel ARM platforms is presented, since Free Electrons was demonstrating an Atmel SAMA5D3 platform with a brand new DRM/KMS graphics driver that has been developped by Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon and recently merged in Linux 4.0.

$10 Cypress PSoC ARM Cortex-M3 Programmable System-on-Chip

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Cypress makes programmable system-on-chip solutions used in a wide range of applications, from consumer and automotive to industrial and military products. They are launching the $10 CY8KIT-059 development board to program their ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC 5LP at http://www.cypress.com/?rid=108038 The Cypress PSoC platform includes several families of devices that feature an ARM Cortex processor surrounded by a host of programmable analog and digital resources that can easily be customized with a simple drag-and-drop design tool called PSoC Creator. Cypress’s newest PSoC innovation includes the PSoC 4 M-Series, which, with its 32-bit ARM Cortex M0- core, 128KB of flash, programmable analog and digital components, dual CAN interfaces and 55 GPIOs, make it an ideal replacement for standard 8-bit and 16-bit applications. Another recent Cypress innovation is the Cypress PSoC 4 BLE, which adds Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to any device, and is ideal for a variety of wireless applications from fitness and health-monitoring wearables to sensor-based systems in homes.

Radxa Rock2 RK3288 development board

Posted by – March 26, 2015

This is the Radxa Rock2 on Rockchip RK3288 quad-core ARM Cortex-A17, still being optimized for release at http://radxa.com/Rock2 it's configured as a SoM (System on Module) board with a choice of two base boards with more or less connectors and with that SoM module swappable. Tyler Baker of the Linaro LAVA team talks about the connectors and how Linaro is integrating this into http://kernelci.org which you can hear about at http://armdevices.net/2015/02/28/kernelci-org-upstream-kernel-validation-project/

Noah U30 Education Tablet with Digitizer runs Allwinner A83T

Posted by – March 26, 2015

This is a high-end Tablet on Allwinner A83T Octa Core ARM Cortex-A7, with a high performance digitizer and educational software for elementary school children, who's parents want them to get through the educational content provided by the Noah company.

Grant Likely, Linaro Fellow, talks ARM Linux Development

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Grant Likely is a Linaro Fellow, Linux kernel Device Tree maintainer and Chair of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. In this video he talks about the things Linaro has been doing to advance Linux on ARM and where he sees Linaro working towards in the future. They helped make big.LITTLE possible, they advance power/performance scheduling features around current and future ARM SoC designs to optimize the performance and power consumption for ARM Powered devices, from mobile to high-performance servers and networking.

ARM64 Open Laptop Project by Vero Apparatus

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Vero Apparatus is trying to design the worlds most powerful ARM Powered Laptop, powerful enough for software developers at Linaro to use ARM Laptops for their ARM related software development. The open source hardware and software will address the concerns that many people have about proprietary products, and provide the most transparent assurances about absence of security vulnerabilities.

The ARM64 Open Laptop concept was announced in an ad hoc session at DebConf 2014 in Portland, Oregon, where over a dozen interested developers gathered at fairly short notice. They approved the concept and decided on some of the things to do next. See the slides of the presentation

The idea is to produce a small quantity (say 100) of replacement motherboards physically compatible with a laptop model that is already popular with developers. Lenovo or HP might have suitable chassis models. The Lenovo X220 is a good candidate but Vero Apparatus is open to alternative proposals. The design will re-use an existing case, SATA drive, display, battery, keyboard, touchpad, webcam, speaker and microphone to reduce development cost.

The main processor will probably be an AMD Opteron A1100 system-on-chip code named "Seattle". In short, this has four or eight 64-bit Cortex-A57 cores, supports up to 128GB RAM, SATA and LAN. Being a server chip it lacks video, audio and USB, so either those must be added to the motherboard or another, more versatile chip must come along soon. Hardware choices will opt for longer battery life rather than 3D graphics performance.

Debian GNU/Linux is the default OS and distribution choice but Open Source implies freedom for the user. UEFI is the preferred firmware architecture, realistically in the form of Tianocore EDK2.