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Kodi Playback with Standard V4L2 Stack

Posted by Charbax – October 29, 2018

Full upstream implementation of Hardware accelerated video decoding (mainly H264) with the generic V4L2 Mem2Mem API, Zero-copy rendering with DRM Atomic kernel Drivers, DMA-BUF transferred from V4L2 to DRM, FFmpeg V4L2 Mem2Mem integration with Kodi, Kodi GBM Display for Atomic Direct to plane rendering.

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$50 eduMIP with 96Boards, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, with Thomas Bewley (UCSD Professor)

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2018

UC San Diego Professor Thomas Bewley discusses his Segway-like educational robotics kit, eduMIP, based on the BeagleBone Blue at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018. This inexpensive kit (available online, for $128, at Renaissance Robotics https://www.renaissancerobotics.com/eduMIP.html) is used in his Embedded Control & Robotics course at UCSD, which Prof Bewley is currently working on taking online as a MOOC. It is also beginning to be used by a community of researchers and educators at other universities around the world. In this video, Prof Bewley also introduces his early efforts in developing new (and, significantly higher-power) motor-control daughterboards in the 96boards and Raspberry Pi formats. He also discusses eduMIP v.2 and some other advanced prototypes in his lab, as well as the Robot Control (RC) software library that drives this hardware, and will ultimately enable easy porting of control codes across the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, and 96boards linux-based product lines, in addition to deployment onto very-low-cost custom targets based on Cortex M based processors running an RTOS. His ultimate goal with this ambitious effort is to facilitate a much more seamless pathway from lab prototype to commercial product.

Canonical shows EdgeX on ARM

Posted by Charbax – November 30, 2017

First demo of EdgeX on ARM in cross-host setup featuring Ubuntu Core and Ubuntu systems both running the EdgeX cluster. The Dell 5k Edge Gateway, based on Ubuntu Core Snappy, has been running the core EdgeX services (basically 11 out of 12) using the official Docker snap. The RPi3, based on Ubuntu, has been running EdgeX device virtual service.

The EdgeX Foundry Project is a vendor-neutral project launched by the Linux Foundation, aligned around a common goal: the simplification and standardization of the foundation for edge computing architectures in the Industrial IoT market, while still allowing the ecosystem to add significant value. The seed for the new project is a fully-functional, Alpha-grade edge platform based on over 125,000 lines of code donated by Dell with references to other open source projects and developed with feedback from their partners, customers, and even competitors. The EdgeX project has already garnered a diverse and experienced membership base of supporting companies that is continuing the development of the architecture and code base. The goals of EdgeX include to provide a flexible microservices architecture that can support the use of any combination of heterogeneous ingredients plugged into a common interoperability foundation, to be agnostic to hardware CPU (e.g., x86, ARM), OS (e.g., Linux, Windows, Mac OS), and application environment (e.g., Java, JavaScript, Python, Go Lang, C/C++) to support customer preferences for differentiation, to allow services to scale up and down based on device capability and use case and more.

ARRIS 4K HDR Android TV (Operator Tier) Set-top-boxes with services at IBC 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2017

ARRIS International plc is a world leader in the Set-top-box industry, launches next-generation full Google certified 4K60p HDR HEVC enabled Android TV (Operator Tier for custom UI allowed) product family designed with a modular architecture enabling IPTV (VIP5202, VIP5402 and VIP6102W); DVB-C cable (ZC4515); DVB-T terrestrial (ZT4517) and DVB-S satellite (PS5517), as well as a variety of third-party user experiences integrated and running on Android, addressing the wide range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators. Based on Android TV Operator Tier, they offer Wi-Fi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support and integration with DVB networks, and conditional access and DRM security solutions. Arris's new UHD HDR Set-Top Solutions with Android TV launched at IBC 2017 also provide services capabilities for service providers, allowing for quicker and more efficient launches of customized Android TV experiences with options such as built-in TV tuner, built-in DVR, using different new powerful chipsets for a smooth Android TV experience. Also allowed by Google to let the service providers slightly customize the user interface designs colors to match the design identity of each service provider. As Android is increasingly popular among service providers large and small as it offers fast time to market, greater control over the user interface, and subscriber access to familiar features such as YouTube, Chromecast built-in, and Google Play Store applications. As an open platform, service providers have the freedom and flexibility to create bespoke branded experiences, develop features rapidly, and benefit from revenue share opportunities through the Google Play Store. Complementing ARRIS's hardware is a suite of services, to help operators integrate and launch Android TV services. These span every phase of adoption, including:
- Assessing and planning for Android TV services
- Customization and integration: development of operator-specific launcher and apps, integration of content security and back-end systems
- Validation and certification: with Google and other third-party applications
- Deployment support: across both new and legacy set-tops
- Lifecycle management: integration, management and testing of mandatory Android updates and upgrades

Ubuntu Core, Snapcraft.io IoT package support/update, Dragonboard 410c, Raspberry Pi and more

Posted by Charbax – March 7, 2017

Canonical shows some of the latest development boards where Ubuntu Core is supported, includes the 96Boards Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Nano expecting to ship on a coin sized board. Also shipping on Samsung Artik, NXP i.MX6/i.MX7/i.MX8 and on Intel powered development boards also. Canonical also promotes their http://build.snapcraft.io platform to package any app for every Linux desktop, server, cloud or device, and deliver updates directly.

iNet Smart Sonic Toothbrush, Smart Food Scale, Smartwatch, VR and POS with Datamini

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

iNet is one of the leading design houses in Shenzhen, here presenting their latest IoT Smart Devices, their smart connected toothbrush, their smart food scale, smart kitchen scale, for potentially healthier more accurate better tasting cooking, smart doorbell with camera video call, the smart weight scale. iNet also shows their all-in-one VR using the octa-core Allwinner H8vr. iNet also shows their special VR which is powered through the gamepad remote controller. They also show the smart car mirror, also showing bluetooth temperature and pressure monitors for car tires, smartwatches with transparent display. An NXP54101 powered classical smartwatch with bus payment, NFC/smartcard, wireless charge. MIPS ingenic Android Smartwatch. And also a POS system with fingerprint, smart card reader, nfc, and more developed with Datamini on MediaTek and Intel x86.

Windows 10 IoT Core runs on Raspberry Pi and Inventec Avatar advanced Bluetooth Beacon

Posted by Charbax – March 10, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core is Windows 10 for the IoT market. Windows 10 IoT Core is free, Windows 10 IoT Core Pro is licenced and sold to OEMs like Inventec here showing their Qualcomm APQ8009 powered Inventec Avatar also connecting to Microsoft Azure, bringing advanced Bluetooth beacon platform with Wi-Fi cloud access to upload the log on Azure. Windows 10 IoT Core is also shown running on Raspberry Pi. From a Universal Windows app a developer can talk directly to the sensors and modules on the Raspberry Pi. Windows 10 IoT core is Windows 10 that can run on lower spec ARM devices, taking up about 200megabytes of space, can run on just 256MB RAM.

OpenEPC Portable 4G network on Rasbary Pi

Posted by stromium – January 26, 2016

Dragos Vingarzan Co-founder and CTO of OpenEPC presents their low power Mobile core network running seamlessly on Raspberry Pi with 2G, 3G and 4G LTE voice and data capability to run a small network at remote island or for disaster relief area. With OpenEPC now it’s easy to make small footprint of Mobile Network in rural and remote location. In the video they are showing an Mobile Network of 4G LTE compatible running on Rasbary Pi powered by Broadcom BCM2836 Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 at 900Mhz.

For more information see http://www.openepc.com

Hastech B.O.W HB099 Full-size Tri-fold Portable Bluetooth Keyboard USB3.0

Posted by Gennie – January 18, 2016

Hastech B.O.W H099 is a Full-size Triple-fold Bluetooth Keyboard can put in your pocket and perfect for travel, The 2-way folding design makes you can even use it on your knee or anywhere you want. With Bluetooth3.0 and USB3.0(charging and connected used as a wired keyboard), with build-in 210mAh Lithium battery inside, battery life is up to 84 hours continues working or 200 days standby. It comes with full-size QWERTY keyboard at 291*117*5.65mm, compatible with Windows/iOS/Android. With special mechanical design inside, it support auto power-on/power-off and sleep model while you open or fold the keyboard. It also features with magnet leather cover&stand for phone and tablet.
Hastech is a professional portable keyboard manufactures with over 20 different keyboard designs, distributors are welcome to contact them for prices and more details about products.

You can contact B.O.W(Hastech) here:(Please let them know if you watch this video)
Jane Guo, Sales Manager
Mobile:+86 189 4875 0111
sales@bow.cn
Skype:haskey.sales5

Uyesee Industry Board for Server, Digital Signage, KTV, Hisilicon, Freescale, Broadcom

Posted by Gennie – November 19, 2015

Uyesee shows the Industry Board used for KTV, Digital Signage and Server based on Freescale, Broadcom, Hisilicons SOCs.The Freescale Board is good solution for Digital Signage, powered by Freescale I.MX6Q Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1G or 2G RAM optional, 4G Flash or up to 32GB optional, Support OS including Linux, Android,and Ubuntu, with WiFi and 3G/4G module, 100M LAN, Build-in SATA HDD, with 3*HDMI 1.4 Port support up to 3 display. Uyesee have another Freescale industry board for server with Dual Giga-Lan and 4*USB port.
The Broadcom solution powered by Broadcom BMC7252 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15, 2GB RAM, with SATA, USB3.0 port and Giga Bit Lan, with HDMI 1.4-in and HDMI 2.0-out support 4K@60fps H265, it can used for Digital Signage and 4K streaming player.

You can contact UyeSee here:
Ryan Jiang, Sales Director
Mobile:+86 186 8870 3923
Skype:nice_ryan
sales@uyesee.com
http://uyesee.com