I had the pleasure of an impromptu chat with Toradex’s CEO (Samuel Imgrueth), COO (Stephan Dubach) and CMO (Daniel Lang) set against a gorgeous locale close to the Toradex headquarters in Switzerland. We talked about Toradex’s history, key focus and offerings and a lot more.
Virtual tour at ST Microelectronics MWC 2018 booth, checking out Smart Home demo using BlueCoin board and chats with Alexa and sees how motion and voice sensors can be used to automate your home. Also sees MEMS Micro-Actuators demonstrating ST's PETRA technology which is tipped to revolutionize headphones. Other demos include a water proof pressure sensor, touch sensors that can be used even with gloves, an NFC smart tile (ST25DV at http://bit.ly/ST25DV ) which can tell you whether your goods have been shaken, Deep convolution neural networks demonstration talking about artifical intelligence on microcontrollers and used on sensors as part of the IoT, super accurate Teseo GNSS ADAS sensor that works on all satellite constellations and more.
Ittiam Systems, a leading technology provider to the broadcast and media industry, announced the availability of its i265 H.265/HEVC Encoder for the new Intel Visual Compute Accelerator (Intel VCA) platform. The recently announced Intel Visual Compute Accelerator is a PCIe based media processing card with 3 Intel Xeon E3 series processors, designed to accelerate high-end media transcoding in a standard Intel Xeon E5 series processor based server. Intel VCA offers a lower total cost of ownership, lower power requirement and higher density compared to other solutions for Data Centers, Broadcasters and Distribution Networks. Ittiam’s multiprocessor implementation of its i265 H.265/HEVC Encoder for Intel VCA, an industry first, leverages the integrated Intel IrisTM Pro graphics capabilities and interconnects on the Intel VCA card to enable real time 4K60 broadcast quality encoding in 1RU servers. This also delivers significant performance scaling for offline high quality encoding and dense transcoding applications. Ittiam’s i265 H.265/HEVC Encoder for Intel VCA leverages Ittiam’s deep expertise in video algorithms and graphics acceleration. i265 for Intel VCA is available now as a codec SDK for system developers and will be available as part of Ittiam’s upcoming Media Engine transcoding system. About Ittiam Systems: Ittiam Systems is a global technology company with deep R&D driven solutions for media creation, management and consumption, ittiam provides advanced media codecs, software development platforms, systems and workflows for embedded and online applications. Its solutions are at the heart of tens of millions of lifestyle products that drive mobility, content access, networking and sharing.
NORDIC Bluetooth 5, IEEE 802.15.4 , Thread and Cellular IoT Ultra Low Power Wireless Solutions from SEMICONDUCTOR.
Nordic Semiconductor provides ultra-low power (ULP) wireless chips that can run for a long time from small power sources, like watch batteries. NORDIC the latest version of Bluetooth is Bluetooth5 by NORDIC .It represents the greatest advancements in the specification since Bluetooth 4.0 and the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy. Errata High throughput, Long range, advertising extensions, increased broadcast capacity, improved co-existence. IEEE 802.15.4: is a standard for low data rate, low power networks. IEEE 802.15.4 defines the physical (PHY) and Medium Access Control (MAC) layers and forms the basis for numerous upper layer networking specifications including Thread, 6LowPAN, Zigbee and Wireless HART. IEEE 802.15.4 is supported by the Nordic nRF52840 multi-protocol SoC. Thread is a standards-based IPv6-based mesh networking protocol developed for simply and securely connecting products around the home to each other, to the internet and to the cloud. Cellular IoT (A low power LTE-M and NB-IoT solution for wide area network deployments). The LTE-M and NB-IoT standards are open standards created by 3GPP to allow wide deployment of IoT nodes while leveraging existing cellular infrastructure. The LTE protocols are designed for unparalleled scalability in number of nodes while maintaining good Quality of Service. Both technologies offer eDRX and PSM which are techniques for lowering the power consumption compared to traditional LTE. In eDRX, device and network agree exact times when the device will be ready to receive data.
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John gives an update from the Gole design house and factory building maker of the Gole11 now crowdfunding with now 100x $139 each 2-pack perks ($278 for 2pcs) available on Indiegogo at http://igg.me/at/gole11 if the campaign reaches the $100K goal by June 20th then all early bird backers (at $99, $119, $139 (2pcs) or $169) will get their Gole11 shipped to them before the end of June, and in July regular backers (those at $199) will be getting it.
$99 Gole11 on Indiegogo, 11.6″ FHD Touch, 4 COM Ports RS232/485, Intel Celeron N3450, Windows 10 Pro
Gole11 Mini PC now crowdfunding at http://igg.me/at/gole11 starting at $99 for the first 30 early birds, comes with an 11.6" 1920x1080 capacitive touchscreen, runs Intel Celeron N3450 at 2.2Ghz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, comes with a full Windows 10 Pro.