Author: Charbax

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Enfucell Printed Battery Powering Golf Sensor, Temperature Sensors and More

Posted by Charbax – May 11, 2015

Enfucell is a customized battery supplier to the printed electronics industry. The company has developed SoftBattery®, a thin, flexible and eco-friendly printed power source and at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin it showcased a range of products based on this battery. It includes a powered wireless golf sensor patch which was developed in a joint project with Qualcomm. The patch is attached to a golf club head for measuring acceleration and angular velocity. The acquired data is transferred via low energy Bluetooth (BLE) to an application on a mobile device. Enfucell battery powers the BLE data transmission without additional capacitor demonstrating the highest peak power capability in the industry. Battery is also fully integrated to the system.

The disposable patch is helping golf players to improve their swing. This is the first time that a player can actually get feedback from the club head. A fully integrated printed battery enables thin and light construction which does not interfere with the normal stroke. Thanks to the BLE communication, data can be analyzed on site on the driving range during a training session. The data is collected to and processed on an Android tablet.

A similar patch can be tailored for other racquet sports, shooting, bowling, etc. Enfucell is looking for partners for commercializing the product. The new product platform completes Enfucell application range with previously introduced temperature logger (collaboration with NXP) and iontophoresis patch (collaboration with The Ionto Team, Spain). Also these products have fully integrated Enfucell battery technology. All of these are shown in the video. To learn more see

ARM Instruction Set design history with Sophie Wilson (Part 3)

Posted by Charbax – May 10, 2015

The first ARM processor was designed in 1983-1985 to get more performance in Acorn Computers to enable low cost performance computing for the masses, these choices in the ARM design that Sophie Wilson made back then define most of the ARM processors on the market today.

You can also watch Part 1 and Part 2 of my Interview with Sophie Wilson, filmed at the Center for Computing History in Cambridge UK

The first ARM processor in the world with Sophie Wilson (Part 2)

Posted by Charbax – May 10, 2015

In 1986, Acorn shipped the ARM Development System, the world's first ARM development board to ever be sold with an ARM Processor in it, a Tube-linked second processor for the BBC Master which allowed developers to write programs for ARM! Sophie Wilson, original ARM designer at Acorn Computers, talks about the History of ARM, with the devices that used ARM1, ARM2, ARM3, ARM610 in the Apple Newton and talking about how ARM was spun out of Acorn, how the ARM business model made ARM such a huge worldwide success.

You can also watch Part 1 of my interview with Sophie Wilson here (and check back for Part 3!) this is being filmed at the Center for Computing History in Cambridge

ARM inventor: Sophie Wilson (Part 1)

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2015

Sophie Wilson designed the instruction set for the original ARM Processor (Acorn RISC Machine) in 1983-1985 for the Acorn Computers which she designed in the 70's, 80's and 90's.

I interview Sophie Wilson at the Computing History Museum in Cambridge

Check back for one more hour of Interviewing with Sophie Wilson to be posted on in the days to come!

Mifree Memory LCD and E Ink Smartwatches

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2015

Using ST Microelectronics ARM Cortex-M4, MediaTek MT2502 ARM7EJ-S or Ingenic MIPS, using Sharp Memory LCD, E Ink or regular LCD, pricing from below $50 to $100 for an MT6572 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 based Apple watch clone running Android. Mifree says that they are currently shipping more than 100 thousand smartwatches per month out of their smartwatch factory. Mifree also shows how they can add a PCB to a classical style watch to make it smart.

You can contact Mifree here:

$25 HDMI Stick and $29 Set-top-box on RK3128 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 from Unuiga

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2015

Unuiga shows their new ultra low cost Rockchip RK3128 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400MP4 Set-top-box selling for only $29 (1K bulk) with 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash. Supports H265 FHD playback. Unuiga can even deliver the RK3128 HDMI Stick configuration for only $25 when ordering 1000 pieces in bulk. Android 5 Android TV should be supported next month.

You can see my previous videos with Unuiga here:

You can contact Unuiga here (please only contact if you're a distributor):
Steven Ching
Marketing Director
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Tel: +86 755 86110143
Fax: +86 755 86330445
Cell: +86 18038133940
Web :
Skype: stevenching1976

IoT powered by Touch and Printed Electronics presented by Ericsson for Machine to Nature

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2015

Jan Hederen of Ericsson presents the clickable world, how everything – including nature, can be part of our connected world and how a simple touch allows you to communicate with anything. Today, we are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution where everything that benefits from a connection will have one. This Networked Society is in real time will place many new requirements on us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Those who have the ability to rethink, reinvent and innovate will be winners in this new value-creating ecosystem. In the presentation "The power of touch - Exploring the real world web" Jan Hederen at Ericsson presented at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe discussing and demonstrating their initial findings in creating a clickable world, exploring the opportunities with partners to use printed electronics to realize this new connected world. For more information see

Allwinner A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, 64bit Tablets run Android 5 Lollipop

Posted by Charbax – May 4, 2015

Allwinner shows their first 64bit Tablets, running the Allwinner A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 running Android 5 Lollipop. Allwinner positions this solution as the cheapest 64bit Tablet solution, a step-up from the 32bit sub-$4 Allwinner A33, planning mass production for June 2015, here showing it running in a 9.6" 1280x800 tablet. Featuring 9.9 second fast boot, HDMI, improved smart color, 4K video playback, H265 hardware decode.

$70 GOCLEVER CHRONOS ECO Smartwatch with 20-day battery life and always-on Sharp memory LCD display

Posted by Charbax – May 3, 2015

GOCLEVER CHRONOS ECO vibrates and displays notifications from the Smartphone. Using the dedicated Android/iOS application, users can choose which notifications from which app to vibrate and display. The display is always on using the Sharp Memory LCD technology, provides pretty impressive contrast for indoor and outdoor use with backlight that can kick in on touch and on lifting the wrist. With an amazing 20-day battery life with the always-on display always active, thanks also to the Nordic Semiconductor ARM Cortex-M0 processor, GOCLEVER CHRONOS ECO is to be available in May for around $70 on Ebay and Amazon in most of the EU.

You can read more about it at,c1/smartwear,c114/chronos-eco,a455.html

Rockchip 64bit RK3368 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by Charbax – April 30, 2015

Rockchip shows RK3368, their first 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 Octa-core processor, it can support H265 4K at 60fps decoding with HDMI 2.0 4K output. It already runs Android 5.1 thus Android TV works on it. Himedia already has a TV Box with it running inside and Pipo shows their Pipo P9 version running the RK3368 Octa-core 64bit processor.