Author: juliusaugustus

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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

Shiratech shows LTE, NB-IoT, FPGA, Bosch sensors Mezzanine boards for 96Boards

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Shiratech produces ARM system on modules that cut time to market significantly and reduce project development risk. The Mezzanine board by shiratech is a dev board that provides LTE connectivity and can be connected to an arduino or Raspberry Pi. The SPECIFICATIONS are MAX-10 10M04: 256 FPGA package, 4K Logic Elements, 189Kb Block memory, Up to 156KB user FLASH memory, Dual internal configuration, and 178 GPIO FPGA programming using Altera standard programming connector.

Koen Kooi, talks Kodi, Yocto at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Koen Kooi is a release manager at Linaro, developer on the Angstrom project, contributor to the Kodi project, demonstrating Kodi running on a lot of different development boards at Linaro Demo Friday here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wipB2_6OKus One of his projects is video playback using accelerated decoding. This accelerated playback can be used in Kodi as well as in HTML5 and web video playback.

Arrow shows latest 96Boards and Mezzannine boards

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Arrow shows some of their latest 96Boards and Mezzanine boards such as the Renesas ANT96 board based on the Renesas RZ Family Renesas RZ/G1E processor featuring a dual-core Arm Cortex-A7. Novtech Meerkat i.MX7D and Chameleon Cyclone V Altera/Intel FPGA board. NextBiometrics NB-2023-S fingerprint sensor mezzanine board, STM32 Sensor mezzanine board and more. Arrow has more than 5 Mezzanine boards in the pipeline and at least 2 base boards too. Oxalis Layerscape LS1012A.

Stuart Monteith of Linaro on OpenJDK, Java Development Kit and Virtualization

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

OpenJDk is a free and opensource implementation of of Java SE (Standard Edition). OpenJDK provides a browser VM, and Java code compiler. OpenJDK is available on most operating systems and is supported by several major companies.

Marcelo Knörich Zuffo of the University of San Paolo in Brazil at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 21, 2018

Marcelo Knörich Zuffo is a professor of the Electronic Systems Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School of the University of San Paolo in Brazil. He teaches people how to design electronics and has projects going on such as drones using development boards such as the 96Boards platform. He also teaches PCB design. His particular specialty is autonomous drones that don't require human control. He uses boards from 96boards.

James Bottomley of IBM talks ARM vs x86, Power, Linux containers at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 14, 2018

James Bottomley is a software engineer from IBM. Bottomley specializes in container and cloud technology as well as general open source technologies. He is a board member of the Linux Foundation and has experience and involvement in several open source projects. He is a maintainer for both the Linux kernel and SCSI project.

Teledyne 48Gbit/s and HDR testing for HDMI 2.1

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 10, 2018

Teledyne is a manufacturer of test equipment for hdmi displays. The Teledyne 980 is a laboratory test device for all types of hdmi 2.1 devices. The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module supports deep analysis of HDMI and MHL streams as well as HDMI, MHL and HDCP compliance testing for source, sink, repeater/dongle devices.

The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 780E is a handheld digital video generator and analyzer that enables you to run tests on various digital video devices and network distribution devices on site or in the R&D lab. The 780E instrument provides a 7 inch color touch screen for operation and for viewing status of outgoing and incoming video and audio. The 780E is equipped with DisplayPort, HDMI and HDBaseT interfaces. Each digital interface is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices.

The Teledyne 280 provides testing home cinema systems with resolutions up to 4k at 60hz at 4:4:4

Petfull $20 Pet Water Fountain and $75 Pet Food Dispenser

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 10, 2018

Petfull is a maker of smart devices that cater towards pet owners. The automatic water dispensor can be remotely controlled or be controlled with buttons; the price is $20 for 1,000 pieces. The Dog food dispensor enables dogfood to be automatically and remotely dispensed; the dog feeder is $75 for 1,000 pieces and $150 retail.

Eken Video Doorbell 2

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 10, 2018

The Eken Video Doorbell 2 ($76 at Amazon.com) offers 720p HD Video, a 166° Wide-angle Camera Lens, 6 months of battery life, 8gb micro-sd included, wifi and it can be controlled from a mobile device.