Author: Charbax

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Microsoft Playready DRM integrated with OPTEE, Linaro Digital Home Group

Posted by Charbax – January 30, 2016

The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) has achieved a milestone in the delivery of an open source reference solution for the consumption of premium content on ARM powered devices.

The media solution ulitizes several open source components coupled with a commercial DRM that executes in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). The TEE used is the Open Portable TEE (OPTEE) from Linaro, running on ARM TrustZone.

The solution integrates the following key components:
- W3C EME Working Draft (31 March 2015)
- Microsoft PlayReady DRM Porting Kit v3.0
- OP-TEE
- OpenCDM/OpenCDMi
- Chromium v43

The solution is powered by a STMicroelectronics STiH410 ARM Cortex-A9 processor.

96Boards Team Amit Kuceria and Ricardo Salveti

Posted by Charbax – January 30, 2016

The team at Linaro with focus on 96boards are working to make it upstream friendly, better Quality Assurance, Validation, making the software more stable.

NovaCentrix PulseForge Demo at IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA

Posted by Charbax – January 27, 2016

Stan Farnsworth from NovaCentrix gives a tour of NovaCentrix’s PulseForge equipment at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA event. NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics. For more information see http://www.novacentrix.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Makeblock Headquarters Tour, Design House, Engineers

Posted by Charbax – January 27, 2016

Makeblock is open-source platform to building robots, 3D printers, artwork or other devices. It can connect with aluminum mechanical parts, electronics modules and even compatible with Legos. Not only focus on Maker and Education market, Makeblock also want to entry Consumer Electronics market. Here is the design house and HQ tour we filmed in Makeblock office based in Nanshan, Shenzhen, with 130 employee most of them are engineers working on hardware and software every day.

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4K on Sony α7S II and Sony α7R II

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2016

These Sony full frame mirrorless 4K cameras with interchangeable lenses are Sony Alpha 7S Mark 2 and Sony Alpha 7R Mark 2. The Sony α7S II offers extra sensitivity, wide dynamic range, accurate focusing, and 5-axis optical image stabilization, while the Sony α7R II has a 42.4 megapixel photo sensor. Some video and photo enthusiasts and professionals are saying that these are the best cameras in the world at the moment of their market segment and price for 4K video shooting.

NthDegree Nth Light, Flexible Printed LED Lights

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2016

NthDegree’s ultra-thin, flexible, lightweight LED lights are printed on either a flatbed screen press or a high speed roll-to-roll printing press. Filmed at the Printed Electronics USA event. For more information see http://www.ndeg.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Ohmatex world’s thinnest USB Cable and Astronaut Monitoring Kits

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2016

Interview with Ohmatex at IDTechEx Wearable USA. Ohmatex develops products and solutions for integrating electronics into textile. Ohmatex products include textile cabling and washable connectors which provide conductivity and connectivity for smart garments and wearable devices. Ohmatex currently has a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a garment with NIRS (Near Infra-Red) and EMG sensors to monitor leg muscle activity during astronaut training. In 2012 Ohmatex developed a medical compression stocking that measures changes in leg volume for patients suffering from edema (fluid retention) of the lower limbs. For more information see http://www.ohmatex.dk and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Qualcomm CES 2016 booth tour: Snapdragon 820, 820A, 802.11ad, 802.11ac, Windows Continuum and more

Posted by Charbax – January 25, 2016

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is shown in a real phone in LeTV Le Max Pro, with Qualcomm saying that they have 80+ design wins for the Snapdragon 820 custom 64bit processor, now to be mass manufactured on Samsung's 14nm process technology. Qualcomm also shows their Snapdragon 820 Adreno 530 GPU demos showing off high-end graphics, virtual reality and new display technologies, also Qualcomm WSA8815 audio technology for better sound coming out of built-in speakers for the Smartphones and Tablets market. Scanning people in realtime using Project Tango type structured scanner, IR camera. Qualcomm shows IoT technologies, Qualcomm Vive 802.11ac WiFi with multi-user mimo. Microsoft Windows 10 running on ultra-cheap Qualcomm 210, 410, and Windows continuum extending the Windows 10 desktop from the phone through to the external display using USB Type-C. Qualcomm Atheros Multi-Gigabit 60Ghz Wi-Fi 802.11ad included with the Snapdragon 820 LeTV Le Max Pro Smartphone! Matterport 360 degre camera supported by Qualcomm Ventures and other startups demonstrated. Qualcomm launches Qualcomm 820A for the automitive market and the modular system to upgrade the ARM Processor and PCB of the car to make it future proof.

Kodi Team Interview at CES 2016

Posted by Charbax – January 23, 2016

Kodi, formerly XBMC, is probably one of the largest native code Android app projects, the largest open source multimedia project. Here's an interview with 4 guys on the Kodi team, Software developer, Community Manager, Business developer working on the Kodi Open Source Home Theatre Software project. They estimate that over 10 million people are using Kodi regularly, 30-50 developers submit a lot of the code, hundreds of developers contribute to Kodi once in a while. Kodi on Android runs as a hard-core Native code app, utilizing the hardware performance of every modern ARM processor targetted at the Set-top-box market, utilizing the hardware decoding of each ARM SoC, utilizing the CPU and GPU a lot for a smooth Kodi user interface.

Energy Harvesting award: NASA Langley, Virginia Tech and National Institute of Aerospace

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2016

The Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting and Storage Award went to NASA Langley Research Center, in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University for the development of their multistage force amplification piezoelectric energy harvester, a device with such demonstrated increases in power output, that it is truly advancing piezoelectric energy harvesting power from milliWatts to the Watt level. Read more at: http://www.IDTechEx.com