Category: Chip provider

TI DLP Pico Projectors at CES 2015, ultra-mobile and immersive computing

Posted by – January 24, 2015

Frank Moizio, manager of the TI DLP Pico business unit, demonstrates new end products incorporating DLP Pico technology which enable a broad range of bright, efficient HD projection display applications from compact form factors, including screenless TV, immersive computing, embedded pico projection and ultra-mobile HD projectors. DLP Pico technology is supported by a robust third party ecosystem to help developers speed time to market. You can visit http://www.ti.com/dlparm to learn more.

World’s lowest power: Atmel SMART SAM L21 ARM Cortex-M0+, Andreas Eieland

Posted by – January 22, 2015

This is the lowest power consuming 32bit ARM Processor in the world based on ARM Cortex-M0+ for wearables (can be with basic touch) and for the sensor networks in the Internet of Things, can run up to more than a decade on a battery. The new Ultra low power Atmel | SMART SAM L21 based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ Core uses less than a third of the power consumption of competitive solutions and can run in active mode down to 35uA/MHz and retain 32kB of Flash and run a real time clock at 900nA. In this demo the SAM L21 is powered from the heat of a hand through a Peltier Element, this is enough energy to modulate a music file and transmit it with AM modulation at 1MHz to the nearby radio receiver. This demo shows that the SAM L21 is truly unique in supporting ultra-low power consumption in active mode without having to limit Flash or SRAM size, it is perfect for IoT and other battery powered applications where large embedded memories are needed.

Atmel Corporation discuss Internet of Things

Posted by – January 21, 2015

Atmel has over 40,000 customers of its Microcontroller units - companies embedding MCUs to make devices powering the Internet of Things. For example, Arduino devices use Atmel MCUs. The Arduino WIFI shield includes a new Atmel MCU processor built from the ground up for WIFI running on batteries. Atmel is launching the lowest power 32bit ARM Cortex-M0+ processor (see their press release here) and Atmel is also launching the highest performance ARM Cortex-M7 Microcontroler (see press release here)

This video was taken at the IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com.

Android 5.0 Lollipop on Allwinner A33/A83T/A80, Allwinner A64 ARMv8 64bit at sub-$5

Posted by – January 21, 2015

Allwinner is one of the fastest vendor to support Android 5.0 Lollipop, having an engineering team dedicated to updating to the new version as soon as Google releases it. Allwinner H3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for entry-level OTT boxes, Allwinner H8 octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 for higher end Set-top-boxes and Allwinner A80 octa-core big,LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7 is the top high end Allwinner chip for the Set-top-box market. Then Allwinner lauches the Allwinner A64, an entry-level ARMv8 64bit Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with 4K H265 decode, to be available in big bulks soon to device makers at a sub-$5 price point: http://www.allwinnertech.com/plus/view.php?aid=527

superMHL 8K 120fps, USB Type-C, 40W, more bandwidth

Posted by – January 20, 2015

The MHL Consortium has outdone itself with their latest technology mega specification, now perhaps setting the spec at a very future proof level (shall we say at least until 2020?), supporting up to 8K at 120fps, with up to 40W for power charge, delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the upcoming USB Type-C (dual side reversible) connector for up to 8K 60fps output from a phone (wow wow!). For the first time, MHL also introduces a new superMHL connector for 8K TVs (as in the first 8K TV from Samsung shown at CES). The SuperMHL spec is for mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, Audio/video recorders, HDMI sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors, as SuperMHL should be included in most future FHD/4K/8K TVs, PC Monitors, MHL has shipped in over 750 Million devices thus far. The new SuperMHL spec is also offering wider color gamut, deeper colors (to reduce color banding), high dynamic range (HDR) supported through signaling and through higher bandwidth.

Nvidia shows fastest most accurate ARM Powered speech recognition

Posted by – January 17, 2015

Professor at Carnegie Mellon shows how Nvidia is using the Kepler GPU in Nvidia Tegra K1 to accelerate the offline accelerated voice recognition feature. The use is for faster, smoother speech recognition in the car.

Newest Konka 4K TVs, they make 8 million TVs per year

Posted by – January 14, 2015

Konka shows their newest 4K TVs, glasses free TVs, they have luxury 4K 55" for $1800, they also sell a much cheaper half-priced 4K TV. 65" Curved 4K for $5000. Curved OLED. All of Konka's 4K TVs now ship with HDMI 2.0, using an Mstar processor inside they run Android Smart TV UI.

Archos 50 Diamond Lollipop on Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by – January 13, 2015

At $199/199€ with 5" FHD, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 which Archos says is about 25% more performance than an Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 smartphone. It has LTE dual-sim, NFC, MicroSD, 2GB RAM, removable 2700mAh battery. Archos also shows their 69€ Windows Phone, 119€ MT6582 Archos 50b Platinum, Archos 101 Oxygen with FHD 10.1" aluminium casing on RK3288 with 7000mAh at 199€. Archos 101 Platinum 10.1" HD and their 7" Windows Intel Tablet at 119€.

Netronix shows 13.3″ flexible E Ink digitizer sub-400gr i.MX6 Solo Lite Android note taker

Posted by – January 8, 2015

The coolest product in the world is back, this time by Netronix, it's their ultimate E Ink device, it has better specs than last year's 13.3" Sony E-reader device as it runs a faster i.MX6 Solo Lite Android platform, and it can be sold significantly cheaper than the $1000 Sony device. Netronix is right now looking for distributors around the world and they are still optimizing the weight and performance just a little bit more before releasing this ultimate note taking and document collaboration device. Hopefully it won't be long and the ultimate Android APK for document notes real-time and deferred collaboration will be available, one that lets groups of lawyers collaborate on annotating a same court document, on that lets several students and teachers easily annotate and read large learning documents, one that easily enables note taking and stylus based creativity on top of text, in a connected way, as a side-kick to Laptop productivity. When this device is sold to mass markets below $500, even massively mass produced and sold below $300, things will change. For that E Ink also needs to drastically lower the price of the display, hopefully some big orders come in from Governments and from massively courageous brands who are ready to bring it to all people!

IoT (Internet of Things) Panel Discussion hosted by IDTechEx

Posted by – January 6, 2015

Interactive panel discussion on the Internet of Things with panelists including Sony, Samsung, AT&T, Ericsson and the IPSO Alliance. Hosted by Dr Harry Zervos of IDTechEx, and given as part of the IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications held in Santa Clara on November 20 2014.