Author: Charbax

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Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum on ARM

Posted by Charbax – March 9, 2016

Microsoft is proud to present their Windows 10 Continuum running super smoothly on Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 based Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950XL, the Microsoft branded devices resulting from the acquisition of Nokia, following a huge work by Microsoft together with their partners such as Qualcomm, to bring a full Windows 10 experience to ARM, powering the future of the Desktop and the Laptop through an ARM Powered smartphone, outputting a full Windows experience to an external display using DisplayPort over USB Type-C through a desktop dock or a laptop dock.

Backwards compatibility of x86 Windows apps can be supported through a cloud solution, such as the one HP is providing with their HP Elite x3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 based Windows Continuum phone coming out a few months from now.

I believe the best solution for Microsoft will be to support Windows 10 on Android, so when you dock an Android phone through a desktop dock or a laptop dock, then Microsoft needs to make sure that a full Windows 10 Continuum on ARM experience can be outputted from the Android phone on that secondary display. Microsoft needs to make Windows 10 an "external-only" home replacement which needs to work on any Android device.

DisplayPort 1.4 Brings 8K Support and Lossless Video Compression over USB Type-C

Posted by Charbax – March 9, 2016

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Executive Director Bill Lempesis (who I previously interviewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4PGoVR3ENo) introduces DisplayPort 1.4 A/V standard, which VESA developed, with input and cooperation from more than 230 global members. DP 1.4 includes a number of next-generation features, including capabilities for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K video across the USB-C connector. It also features, for the first time, VESA’s Display Stream Compression Standard (DSC) standard, which enables up to 3:1 video compression with visually lossless performance. Stephane Boisclair, senior hardware designer for Hardent, provides an in-depth description of the latest DSC specification update, v1.2. A VESA member company, Montreal-based Hardent develops IP cores to support DSC encoding and decoding. DSC 1.2, which supports up to 16 bits per color and HDR, has great implications for high-end TVs and PCs, as well as automotive applications, where the growing number of camera sensors requires less cabling and greater range.

Linaro Connect keynotes: George Grey, Linaro CEO and Eric Hennenhoefer, ARM VP Research

Posted by Charbax – March 9, 2016

George Grey, Linaro CEO, gives the opening keynote of Linaro Connect Bangkok. He discusses Linaro’s activities across the ARM ecosystem from sensor devices to the data-center. New initiatives including end-to-end open source software platform solutions, ARM Based Developer Cloud, $299 Lemaker Cello using AMD 64bit Server SoC following the 96Boards Enterprise Edition specs are announced and demonstrated.

Eric Hennenhoefer, ARM VP Research talks about ARM Reasearch in the High Performance Computing area and more.

World’s cheapest 64bit Desktop PC: $25 Unuiga S905 with Remix OS on Indiegogo

Posted by Charbax – March 7, 2016

Launching now on Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/unuiga it's a 64bit Amlogic S905 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-450 MP5 GPU, runs Remix OS 2.0 Android for productivity, with two options:

$30 Unuiga S905: 1GB RAM, 16GB Flash, 802.11n Wi-Fi
$45 Unuiga S905+: 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Early birds, first 100 orders get $5 discount. Add to that Shipping price and you may have to pay import duty when receiving the package, depending on which country you receive it at, it's shipped worldwide from Shenzhen, China. Read more at http://igg.me/at/unuiga

Unuiga S905 hardware specs

Unuiga S905 connectors

Read more and order one at http://igg.me/at/unuiga

faytech touch devices in New York

Posted by Charbax – March 6, 2016

faytech is a leading German manufacturer of touchscreen devices with their own manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China. Here is a 38-minute tour of faytech's US headquarters in New York with managing founder Arne Weber, visiting Infotek, faytech's maintenance and repair services servicing partner in Manhattan and MetroClick, faytech's project development partner in Manhattan, and showing off several projects being deployed using faytech touch displays in New York:

- ButterflyMX Intercom System, an 11.6’’ intercom system produced in cooperation with ButterflyMX. Cyrus Claffey, the CEO of ButterflyMX, presents an already installed and operating system at one of the residential buildings in downtown New York.

- Christie & Co. Salon and Spa with the owner Lois Christie, one of the TOP 20 beauty salons in USA, tells how putting a faytech 55’’ Touchscreen PC Kiosk in their salons helps expand her business and encourage customers to engage using social media after their beauty procedure.

- Proof 7, one of the last remaining big printing companies in New York, uses faytech to improve the reliability of their service.

- Lexus Installation at Madison Square Garden, faytech devices are part of something luxurious and technologically advanced.

- Hercules installed in 400 Hercules laundry shops in New York, faytech touch devices are being used for faster more reliable customer support when a laundry machine stops working.

I filmed faytech several times before at their Shenzhen China factory:
3 months ago
1 year ago
2 years ago

faytech can deliver large stock of standard touch devices and they have the flexibility and competence to realize any touch device project. You can contact faytech at sales@faytech.com.

faytech website: http://www.faytech.com
faytech on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/faytechtouch
faytech on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/faytechshenzhen

7Gbit/s Wi-Fi using 802.11ad over 60Ghz by Qualcomm

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. shows off 802.11ad, the next generation Wi-Fi over 60Ghz, that enables data transfer speeds at up to 7Gbit/s. The 60 GHz signal cannot typically penetrate walls but can propagate off reflections from walls, ceilings, floors and objects using beamforming. When roaming away from the main room the protocol can switch to make use of the other lower Wi-Fi bands on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz at a much lower rate, both of which can propagate through walls. 802.11ad is supported in Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm Atheros Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ) 8064 reference designs combined with its QCA9500 802.11ad chipset. Letv's first Snapdragon 820 smartphone will support it. New Wi-Fi Access points from Elecom, NEC and TP-Link support it, and Acer and Asus plan to release laptops with 802.11ad. SiBEAM, Inc., a Lattice Semiconductor company, and Peraso Technologies, Inc. will also deliver Adapters to the market.

Sharp Robohon speaks English at the Qualcomm booth at MWC 2016

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

Sharp Robohon (which I previously filmed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiZSL3o8L7M) is Sharp's vision for the future of the smartphone. A pocket-sized humanoid Robot, with built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, LTE Sim card slot, it has a built-in projector, microphone, speaker. The concept is to use AI conversations to bring usefulness as a notification robot. I think Sharp needs to mass manufacture it, sell it worldwide for the price of an iPhone, and load all kinds of AI apps so it can be powered by Google, Amazon, Microsoft or anyone else who is making an AI voice assistant.

Intrinsiq Materials: Copper Ink and Pastes for Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

Interview with Intrinsiq Materials at the Printed Electronics USA event. Intrinsiq Materials is an advanced materials company with expertise in the manufacture, functionalisation and dispersion of nanoparticles and ink formulation. Specialising in low cost nanoparticle-based copper conductive inkjet inks and screen print pastes for the printed electronics industry, Intrinsiq also supply prototyping and production laser precision sintering systems (LAPS-60) for use with their ink and paste products. Newly released products include copper seed layer ink for glass and plastic substrates which activates commercially available electroless copper chemistry, nano phosphors for security inks and thermoelectric materials. For more information see http://www.intrinsiqmaterials.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

BeBop Sensors: Printed Electronic Sensors for Music, Medical and Automotive

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

Interview with BeBop Sensors at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, shape, motion and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop uses a proprietary Monolithic Fabric Sensor Technology that integrates all of the sensors, traces and electronics into a single piece of fabric. BeBop technology senses and displays 3D maps of pressure, bend, location, rotation, angle, and torsion. For more information see http://www.bebopsensors.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Renesas Microcontrollers for Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – March 5, 2016

This is an interview taken with the Renesas Electronics Corporation at the Printed Electronics USA event. Renesas Electronics Corporation is a supplier of microcontrollers and of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a range of analog and power devices. For more information see http://am.renesas.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com