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Targus USB Docks

Posted by juliusaugustus – January 29, 2019

The Targus USB C (3.1) dock has 4 hdmi outputs. The Dock also includees ethernet and three 3 usb ports, 1 USB C Power and USB A power. The price is 275 dollars.

The Targus IOT dock includes USB A ports, 100w laptop charging, ethernet, 2x hdmi and 2x Displayport. The IOT enables the dock to be used with a smart power supply enabling it to be managed from the cloud. Price is TBD.

Motorola Schumacher Electric Batteries

Posted by juliusaugustus – January 29, 2019

Schumacher Electric Co. is cooperating with Motorola to create Modular Power System. The technology is developed by Schumacher and licensed by Motorola The power system uses aluminum Lithium ion batteries. Motorola-branded batteries promise a 50-percent increase in performance when jump-starting a car, hold their charge up to 25 percent longer than standard lithium power cells, and retain 85 percent of their capacity at temperatures as low as -58 degrees F., the company reported.

The AC Power Inverter Module (model MT113), a 100W inverter for charging laptops and other portable tech with standard AC power, USB and USB Type C connectivity. Suggested retail: $70.
The LED Lantern Light Module (model MT153), which provides 500 lumen lighting with adjustable intensity and a 360-degree range with a magnetic base and spring-hook carabiner clip. Suggested retail: $70.
The LED Torch Light Module (model MT071), with CREE 500 lumen LED lighting. Suggested retail: $70.
The Jump Starter Module (models MT129 and MT130), with either a 4-cell aluminum lithium ion 8,000 mAh battery rated for 500A crank amps and 1,000A peak amps to jump-start a car up to 25 times, or a 12,000 mAh aluminum lithium Ion battery rated for 750A crank amps and 1,500A peak amps that can jump-start a car up to 30 times. Suggested retails: $ 140 for the MT129 and $ 160 for the MT130.
A Digital Air Compressor Module (model MT080), with 140 PSI to top off tire pressure in one minute. Includes a flexible air hose, LCD display and LED area light. Suggested retail: $70.

HyperX Quadcast Microphone and Pulsefire Raid Gaming Mouse

Posted by juliusaugustus – January 29, 2019

The HyperX Quadcast is the first USB microphone from HyperX. The QuadCast features an anti-vibration shock mount, an easily-accessible gain control adjustment, four selectable polar patterns, and tap-to-mute functionality with convenient LED lighting to indicate broadcast status.

The HyperX Pulsefire Raid RGB mouse is designed for gamers who need additional buttons for key binding or to execute a variety of commands. HyperX Pulsefire Raid features 11 programmable buttons and is designed with a Pixart 3389 sensor for accuracy and speed with settings up to 16,000 DPI.

The Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S gaming headsets are the first HyperX gaming headsets powered by Audeze’s patented 100mm Planar Magnetic Drivers for accurate sound. The Orbit and Orbit S feature 3d Audiophile grade sound.

Chromium OS on Snapdragon 845

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 25, 2018

At Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018, some engineers are showing the Open Source Chromium OS running on the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. With some talk on the status of using Freedreno for hardware accelerated GPU support in that Chromium OS demo. Over the past few months this solution has been upstreamed into the mainline kernel, display driver, audio driver, wifi driver, all the connectivity and periferal storage drivers, all to make Chromium OS work on that chipset. Running the 4.18 kernel with very few additional patches, it has hardware accelerated video playback using the open source freedreno driver. This could be a clue towards what I think could be an ultimate ARM Powered Laptop, a Snapdragon 845 Powered Chromebook would be so awesome, with Gigabit LTE, with good ARM single thread and multi-thread performance, with smooth Android and Linux apps supported, perhaps even it would be nice if Microsoft could contribute full x86 and ARM compiled Windows 10 apps support directly on this device.

Ultra96 Xilinx FPGA Development Board with Avnet

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 25, 2018

Ultra96 is an ARM-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition specification. The processor is a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MP ZU3EG A484 and the RAM is a Micron LPDDR4 memory provides 2GB of RAM in a 512M x 32 configuration. The Ultra96 includes 40-pin 1x 96Boards Low-speed expansion header and 1x 60-pin 96Boards High speed expansion header. The 96Boards’ specifications are open and define a standard board layout for development platforms that can be used by software application, hardware device, kernel, and other system software developers. Ultra96 represents a unique position in the 96Boards community with a wide range of potential peripherals and acceleration engines in the programmable logic that is not available from other offerings.

Shiratech Hackathon at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 25, 2018

Shiratech is an Israeli company that creates development boards. Shiratech produces ARM system on modules that cut time to market significantly and reduce project development risk. Shiratech has several new platforms launching soon.

Jilayne Lovejoy, Open Source Attorney at SPDX

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 25, 2018

Open source technology enables collaboration between projects, but also runs into hurdles with intellectual property and has lawyers to protect it. Jilayne Lovejoy is an internationally recognized lawyer that specializes in open source technologies. Jilayne has a legal background in intellectual property. Jilayne co-leads the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) legal team, maintains the SPDX License List, and was a founding member of the OpenChain project.

Shuah Khan, Samsung Open Source

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 25, 2018

Shua Khan is an experience Linux Kernel developer who works for Samsung Research America. Shua Khan maintains Kernel Selftest framework, USB over IP driver, and cpupower. Shua Khan also contributes IOMMU, and DMA areas. Shua Khan also publishes articles for Samsung opensource blog at https://s-opensource.org

Andrea Gallo, Linaro VP talks open AI with ARM at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Andrea Gallo is VP of the Segment Groups and strategic initiatives at Linaro. The current project he is working on is machine learning for the ARM ecosystem through. These efforts can help reduce fragmentation and forking for open source projects related to deep learning and neural networks. Deep learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence enable richer more powerful applications on mobile and embedded.

Grant Likely talks EBBR bootloader for ARM

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Grant likely is a Senior Software Developer at ARM and a developer for the EBBR project https://github.com/ARM-software/ebbr. The EBBR or Embedded Base Boot Requirements is a specification for bootloaders for ARM based devices. This specification would enable arm based devices to share the same bootloader thus reducing development costs. This would enable the same OS to more easily boot on multiple devices