Author: Charbax

Page 1 of 364 1 2 3 4 364

MantaroBot TeleMe Telepresence Robot

Posted by Charbax – October 7, 2015

Wookey is testing out the MantaroBot TeleMe, he's in the UK talking remotely to the people at the Linaro Connect in San Francisco. I filmed Wookey talking about Debian on ARMv8 64bit in my previous video.

Archos PicoWAN to cover the world with cheap bandwidth for IoT

Posted by Charbax – October 7, 2015

Archos unveils their plan to cover the world with cheap bandwidth for the Internet of Things using PicoWAN, Archos's new ultra-low-cost long range IoT bandwidth adapter. People will get them for free by June 2016, to install in their own homes, and each PicoWAN has up to kilometers of range bandwidth for IoT devices into every neighborhood, worldwide. Archos estimates that 200 thousand of these units can cover the whole of Europe with connectivity for IoT.

- Is it on unlicensed 700mhz TV white spaces?

- Is there not enough bandwidth to also support a worldwide free broadband network for Smartphones and Tablets too?

- This is the future! I video-blogged FON wifi enthusiastically in last 10 years and their lack of range has been disappointing. As FON, anyone sharing bandwidth from their home should not only share 50% in revenue but also they should roam the world for free.

I possibly think it would be better for Archos PicoWAN to somehow provide free connectivity for everyone, free connectivity for every IoT device around the world, yet each device should be registered so they cannot use up all available bandwidth, some kind of throttling maybe is required within PicoWAN. Unlocking extra bandwidth should be possible for devices that need more bandwidth, but only if the bandwidth is available.

You can read more in Archos press release

eInfochips Eragon 410 and Eragon 600 ultra-small boards based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and 600

Posted by Charbax – October 7, 2015

The eInfochips Eragon 410 is based Snapdragon 410 processor and comprises of on an ultra-small (26mm x 35mm) System-on-Module that acts as a building block for a wide range of products requiring low power consumption and connectivity, while providing a superior multimedia experience with solid processing power. The development kit comprises of a state of the art connector-less carrier board that interfaces the SoM via edge castellation for an added cost and size benefit. This benefit of Price, Performance, Package and Power makes the Eragon410 an ideal solution for robotics, infotainment, automation and control, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including wearable technology.

The eInfochips Eragon 600 is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor comprising of the high performance featuring a Qualcomm Krait 300 CPU with an advanced ARMv7 compliant architecture. The System on Module (SoM) is an MXM connector based high performance solution that comes in an 82mm x78mm form-factor including 2GB Memory, eMMC, GPS and integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, making it an ideal solution for power efficient applications. eInfochips also has different versions of development kit to suit your end application. The engineering version of the development kit comes with an advance carrier card including Zigbee, Bluetooth, GPS, MPCIe, SATA, LVDS, MIC, and Speaker whereas the productized version of the Development Kit comes in a chassis with 7” LCD screen, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi antenna.

VKANSEE 2000dpi Optical Fingerprint Sensor

Posted by Charbax – October 6, 2015

VKANSEE shows the world's thinnest optical fingerprint sensor. It takes fingerprint images at 2000DPI resolution, 4 times higher precision than most competiting fingerprint sensor technologies yet on the market, higher resolution fingerprinting means more accuracy and more security. Read more at

Sony PXW-FS5, 4K handheld Super35 camera

Posted by Charbax – October 6, 2015

Sony releases this new 4K Super35 camera at $5600 in the USA 5800€ in Europe, with kit lens it costs 500€ more. It records 4K at 24/25/30 FPS, HD at up to 240FPS in Sony's XAVC Long and AVCHD Recording Codec. It has a continuously variable Neutral Density filter which is a first in Super35 imaging, enables to blur the background even in sunlight; also offers conventional presets at 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 ND. Sony's E-Mount system is compatible with E-Mount servo zooms, manual zooms and primes; A-Mount lenses (via Sony's adapters); PL mount lenses (via third-party adapters); and other SLR and rangefinder lenses (via third-party adapters). 360° rotating, detachable Smart Grip can be used with industry-standard rosette, Sony’s FS7 telescoping arm and third-party accessories.

EZchip Tilera TILE-Mx 100-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor for high-performance Networking

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

Ezchip is preparing a 100 core ARM Cortex-A53 Processor, optimized for high-performance networking, 200-Gigabit throughput, hardware accelerators, Mesh cores interconnectivity for massive bandwidth, low latency and linear scalability. Barry Spinney, Network Architect at Ezchip talks about the 100-core ARM processor and shows a hardware-optimized ODP implementation running on the Tilera TILE-Gx 36-core processor with PCI-Express, Multiple memory controllers, hardware assist, hardware scheduler, crypto-engines, hardware traffic manager with many new hardware acceleration parts to be implemented in the 100-core ARM SoC. You can read more about it here:

MediaTek MT2601 for cheap Android Wear

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

MediaTek MT2601 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 enables affordable Android Wear Smartwatches, let me know when you find some good models on the market so I can try to film them! I think this could enable $50 Android Wear Smartwatches out of Shenzhen, to be seen if Google/Alphabet allows/encourages it.

Nufront NL6621 WiFi SoC on ARM Cortex-M3 for the Internet of Things

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

Nufront shows their Internet of Things SoC on a small PCB for Smart Cameras, Smart Cars, Smart Home Plugs and more.

Shenzhen Shining Explores European Market for Precision Coating Equipment

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

Mrs Jing Zhang from ShenZhen Shining Automation Co., Ltd being interviewed by Raghu Das from IDTechEx at Printed Electronics Europe. Shenzhen Shining Automation Co., Ltd is a manufacturer of precision coating equipment for Li-ion batteries, printed electronics, opticals , flexible printed circuits, flat panel displays, solar cells, pharmaceutical and tape industries. For more information about the event see

Eight19 Plastic Photovoltaics for Off-Grid Portable Power

Posted by Charbax – October 5, 2015

Chris Rider of Eight19 speaks to Raghu Das (IDTechEx). Eight19, located in Cambridge, UK, develops and manufactures plastic photovoltaics for energy harvesting, for the internet of things and for off-grid applications. Through the innovative use of industry-standard, high-volume, roll-to-roll processes and solution-based organic photoactive materials, the company has a highly cost-effective route for scaling-up its technology to supply the largest markets. Eight19 is currently producing modules on a small scale for commercial partners with applications in indoor energy harvesting for signage and lighting and outdoor power for portable electronics. Eight19’s plastic PV modules benefit from flexibility, thinness, light-weight and robustness, they also demonstrate excellent low-light performance for indoor use. For more information see