Category: ARM

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Micro:bit CTO and CEO interview

Posted by Charbax – February 10, 2017

Johnny Austin is the CTO of the micro:bit foundation, they have distributed about 1 million units for free to every school kid age 12 in the UK, who use them to learn programming. The retail price is £13 in the UK. Micro:bit Foundation has announced three new Founding partners to join the current six. The British Council, Amazon and Lancaster University will be joining the BBC, Nominet, ARM, IET, Microsoft and Samsung. Zach Shelby is the CEO and he talks about how they are working to make the micro:bit available worldwide to everyone who wants to use it. The micro:bit is now available in 32 countries, with resellers in eleven. The micro:bit Foundation with element 14, the distributor of the BBC micro:bit, announced resellers in six new countries. This means educational organisations, teachers, kids, parents and makers will now also be able to locally purchase the BBC micro:bit in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and Finland.

Sir Robin Saxby, first ARM CEO and Chairman

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2017

Here is my interview with Sir Robin Saxby, the founding CEO and Chairman of ARM (1990-2007). He talks as if he is lecturing to students answering unprepared questions straight off the cuff. He describes how from humble beginnings headquartered in Cambridge UK, ARM became the global standard for embedded RISC microprocessors used in many everyday devices, such as, phones, tablets, cars, printers, and TVs. Robin Saxby talks about the technology, people, culture, business model, failures and successes, partnership, strategy and global challenges, that helped make ARM successful. The total time is 1hr45min including an introductory review and a list of errors and corrections at the end. Robin hopes it will inspire other technologists and engineers to have as much fun and excitement as himself as well as to improve understanding of technology and business for all.

360 video: ARM Techcon 2016 (part1)

Posted by Charbax – December 23, 2016

For best result, watch this video on you VR Headset, either cheap Google Cardboard with your phone or your all in one VR headset! This 360 video is the part1 filmed at the ARM Techcon 2016 tradeshow.

Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour at the Shuoying category here.

Jem Davies, ARM VP of Technology, Imaging and Vision Group

Posted by Charbax – November 26, 2016

Interview with Jem Davies at ARM Techcon 2016, after his keynote (see here) he talks about the upcoming development at ARM in the field of Computer Vision, after the acquisition by ARM of Apical, adding their ISP technology, local tone-mapping Display Engine to fit inside Mali's Display Processor, and the Computer Vision does object recognition in a fixed function dedicated engine. The Computer Vision engine is configurable to recognize people, objects, places, enabling a new visual level of smart technology.

You can also see the official video of his keynote here:

Official video of Greg Yeric’s keynote at ARM Techcon 2016

Posted by Charbax – November 26, 2016

Watch here below Greg Yreic's Keynote full video titled: Moore's Law: Where are we and which way are we going? | ARM TechCon 2016

The doubling of transistor density every 18 months has been an exponential greater than any experienced in the human endeavor. But, as we know, the pace is slowing, creating uncertainty for our industry but also opportunity. Yeric will explore innovation from the transistor to the system level, and he sees the opportunity to not only continue effective transistor scaling, but to create exciting new products along the way.

About the speaker: Greg Yeric began his career at Motorola's Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratories in the area of semiconductor process integration, subsequently working at TestChip Technologies, HPL Technologies, and Synopsys, in the areas of test structures, technology development, and yield analysis. For the last 8 years, Dr. Yeric has been with ARM Holdings in Austin, Texas, where he leads the Future Silicon Technology group within ARM Research. His group's activities include novel technology incubation, design technology co-optimization and predictive technology. He earned PhD in Microelectronics at The University of Texas at Austin in 1993.

Also re-watch below my Interview with Greg Yeric:

Hermann Hauser, Acorn and ARM, UK’s future

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2016

Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Acorn Computers, which spun-out ARM Ltd in 1990. Vice-president for research at Olivetti, founder and investor in many companies such as Active Book Company, Advanced Telecommunication Modules, NetChannel, Plastic Logic, Solexa and many other, start-ups which he guides through the industry with Amadeus Capital Partners his venture capital company. (sorry I set my MKE440 microphone at +20db by mistake, the audio recording is quite loud, please turn down your volume level a bit for best experience)

ARM Powered Shoe Kiss & Tell

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2016

Kiss & Tell, an ARM Powered Shoe. Kiss & Tell was a concept that turned into a reality all done on ARM Technology. The idea, a shoe that can change the patterns on the straps based on the touch of a finger from an app on your mobile. For example, if you were invited to have tea with the Queen, the Union Jack could be displayed in seconds; if it was Valentine’s Day, hearts could be flashing. The sole, upper, and interchangeable heels were designed in Tinkercad on an ARM Powered Chromebook, printed using an ARM Powered 3D printer, and then spray painted with custom car paint. The circuitry and the LED designs were both done on Raspberry Pi 3. The shoe is powered by an ARM Cortex-M0+ that sits on an Arduino MKR1000 board that is hidden in the shoe’s upper. You can contact Sandra Larrabee of ARM Marketing to learn more about ARM or Kiss & Tell here: sandra.larrabee@arm.com

ARM Cortex-M33, ARM Cortex-M23, Thomas Ensergueix interview

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2016

Thomas Ensergueix is the ARM Cortex-M Product Manager, talks about the launch of ARM Cortex-M33 and ARM Cortex-M23, based on the latest ARMv8-M architecture with ARM TrustZone security and digital signal processing. You can read more at https://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-m/cortex-m33-processor.php and https://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-m/cortex-m23-processor.php

ARM Cortex-M33, ARM Cortex-M23, ARMv8-M, TrustZone, IoT Technology Suite

Posted by Charbax – October 29, 2016

ARM launches their first ARM Cortex-M processors based on ARMv8-M architecture with ARM TrustZone technology,
IoT subsystem with ARM CoreLink system IP for fastest, lowest-risk path to silicon, Secure SoC designs fortified by TrustZone CryptoCell technology, Complete wireless solution with ARM Cordio radio IP for 802.15.4 and Bluetooth 5, Cloud-based service for secure management of IoT devices via ARM mbed Cloud, Optimized implementation on ARM Artisan IoT POP IP for the TSMC 40ULP process.

ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 are the first embedded processors based on the ARMv8-M architecture, bringing the proven secure foundation of ARM TrustZone to the most constrained IoT nodes. The majority of the top ten global MCU suppliers have already licensed one or both processors. Lead partners include Analog Devices, Microchip, Nuvoton, NXP, Renesas, Silicon Labs and STMicroelectronics.

The highly versatile Cortex-M33 features configuration options including a coprocessor interface, DSP and floating point computation, with increased performance and efficiency relative to Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4. The Cortex-M23 takes security to the most constrained devices, building on the standard set by Cortex-M0+ as an ultra-low power microprocessor in a tiny footprint
The new Cortex-M processors are backwards compatible with ARMv6-M and ARMv7-M architectures for direct and fast porting, accelerating product development. TrustZone CryptoCell-312 fortifies the SoC with a rich set of security features protecting the authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of code and data.

Read the full press release here: https://www.arm.com/about/newsroom/arm-accelerates-secure-iot-from-chip-to-cloud.php

ARM mbed Cloud and Security at ARM TechCon 2016

Posted by Charbax – October 28, 2016

ARM mbed announces the ARM mbed Cloud, a new standards- and cloud-based SaaS solution for secure IoT device management. It simplifies connecting, securing, provisioning and updating of devices across complex networks with optimizations built-in for energy-efficiency. Its an 'any device, any cloud' service for OEMs to scale IoT quickly. Bee Hayes-Thakore talks at ARM TechCon 2016 about mbed Cloud, mbed OS5.2, new developer tools, mbed Partnership, mbed Enabled and the new mbed Connect Shenzhen summit coming up on December 5th 2016.