Category: Freescale

Freescale i.MX 6SoloX ARM Cortex-A9 with ARM Cortex-M4 and the Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework

Posted by – February 27, 2015

Freescale launches i.MX6SX for Heterogeneous Processing at Embedded World 2015, it has one ARM Cortex-A9 core running at 1Ghz and one ARM Cortex-M4 core running at 200Mhz. Enabling the Heterogeneous Processing on the new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX , Mentor Graphics shows their Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework that enables two capabilities necessary for taking advantage of mixed core architectures: 1) remote processor lifecycle management and 2) inter-processor communication. Remote processor lifecycle management is based on the open source standard remoteproc, and allows the master core to power and boot a remote core. The inter-processor communication mechanism is based on the open source standard rpmsg, and allows the establishment of a communication channel across different types of cores and operating systems.

The demo shown at the Freescale booth at Embedded World boots Mentor Embedded Linux on the A9 core. The Linux system runs a Qt based patient monitoring application. When the start button is pressed on the Qt application, remoteproc interfaces are used to power up the M4 core and launch the Nucleus RTOS firmware responsible for capturing patient data, then rpmsg interfaces are used to establish a VirtIO based communication mechanism between the applications across the mixed core and operating system architecture. Pressing the stop button on the Qt application the reverse happens, ending in a powered off M4 core.

The entire runtime software architecture is instrumented and the trace data is visualized in Sourcery Analyzer for simultaneous timeline performance analysis and debug of both operating systems and applications.

You can read more about the Freescale iMX6 SoloX here: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=i.MX6SX

Flyshark company introduction, Smartwatches, POS-phone, foldable keyboard and more

Posted by – February 19, 2015

Flyshark has Gaoxin as a brother company, established in 2009, where Flyshark focuses on R&D product development while Gaoxin focuses on the sales. They have created their brand” Flyshark” and “iLepo”. They have developed new products including the Flyshark keyboard (which I first filmed with them 6 months ago here), the Flyshark health smartwatch, Flyshark POS smartphone, the Flyshark massage mat and more.

Distributor can contact Flyshark here:
Ms Mary, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13714507573
Phone: +86 755 89485250
Email: sales@flyshark.mobi
WhatsApp: +86 13714507573
Facebook: Flyshark.ilepo@gmail.com
http://www.flyshark.mobi

pcDuino Acadia 1, Freescale i.MX6 Quad Development Board with Arduino Headers

Posted by – January 27, 2015

pcDuino Acadia 1, powered by Freescale i.MX6 Quad processor with 1 GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, 2 SD card interface, 2 camera interface, other common ports, and Arduino hearders in order to connect Arduino shields to this Linux/Android board. It has IR receiver, up to 6 buttons. With Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.4 support for the board, as well as the usual API and development tools available for other pcDuino boards, you can read more about it here: http://www.linksprite.com/?page_id=829

You can contact the pcDuino team here:
Sky
chang.luo@linksprite.com
Mobbile: +86 186 0272 9237
QQ: 18227904
Wechat: minisky002

Pillar
baozhu.zuo@linksprite.com
Mobile: +86 18664537463
skype: pillar_zuo
QQ: 471044839
Wechat:pillar_zuo

Yanny
yunyan.guo@linksprite.com
Moile: +86 13036151639
QQ;1345355689
Wechat:54168580
http://twitter.com/pcduino
http://facebook.com/pcduino

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!

Netronix 6.8″ E Ink Wacom touch i.MX6 Solo Android E-reader

Posted by – August 3, 2014

Netronix puts Wacom touch on a 6.8" 1440x1080 E Ink Android e-reader based on the Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite. Wacom is working on collaborative solutions for Wacom enabled E Ink e-readers like this one. If they do it right, I think Google should get involved, this could make it a really big new market for the E Ink based devices with touch for productive collaboration in education and enterprise. Netronix also has different other E Ink Android devices, secondary displays, large ones, and even the Netronix E Ink Smartwatch which I filmed here.

You can contact Netronix here (please only contact if you are serious about distributing their products):
Robert Lu, e-Book Div. Marketing Dept. Project Manager
robert.lu@netronixinc.com
http://netronixinc.com

E Ink Booth Tour at Computex 2014

Posted by – June 7, 2014

E Ink showing off some of the latest most awesome E Ink devices yet released and demonstrated on the market. Taking advantage of the low power high readable E Ink display technology. This includes E Ink Smartwatches, E Ink Carta E-readers, the Sony 13.3" flexible ultra-light E Ink Digital Paper and more.

Freescale Freedom Board Sensor Fusion Development Platform

Posted by – April 8, 2014

The Freescale Freedom development platform is a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration of Kinetis MCU families. The platform offers an easy-to-use mass-storage device mode flash programmer, a virtual serial port and classic programming and run-control capabilities.

The model of the board in this video is FRDM-KL25Z. FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis L Series KL1x (KL14/15) and KL2x (KL24/25) MCUs built on ARM Cortex M0+ processor. Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-KL25Z is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.

Freescale BSC9132: QorIQ Qonverge BSC9132 Dual-core Processor and Dual-core DSP

Posted by – March 4, 2014

The BSC9132 is a highly integrated device that targets evolving microcell, picocell, and enterprise-femto base station applications. The BSC9132 device combines two e500 cores, built on Power Architecture technology, and two StarCore SC3850 cores with MAPLE-B2P baseband acceleration processing elements to address the need for a high-performance, low-cost, integrated solution that handles all required processing layers without the need for an external device except for an RF transceiver or, in a micro base station configuration, a host device that handles the L3/L4 and handover between sectors.

With primary target air interfaces for LTE-FDD/TDD and WCDMA (HSPA+), the BSC9132 programmable device supports the performance and cost requirements of up to 20 MHz single sector LTE-FDD/TDD by handling 150 Mbps downlink and 75 Mbps uplink rates, 5 MHz HSPA+ by handling 42 Mbps downlink and 11.5 Mbps uplink rates for up to 64 simultaneous users, or WiMAX at 10 MHz. The BSC9132 supports multimode operation that enables it to process LTE-FDD/TDD and HSPA+ users simultaneously.

Text from http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=BSC9132

AllGo Embedded Systems, Automotive Infotainment with 4-second Android boot

Posted by – January 17, 2014

AllGo Systems shows Automotive IVI system solution with 4 seconds boot up time on Freescale i.MX6 and Texas Instruments OMAP5 for Android in Automotive (long term support) configurations. AllGo's technologies have been deployed in numerous fields of Automotive, Consumer and Security segments. Here are some of the things AllGo Systems provides:
- The complete software reference solution for digital audio players used by 8 leading car manufacturers in USA and Germany
- World's fastest and best quality MP3 encoder for ARM platforms
- Video and Networked Audio IP which they have licensed to companies around the world
- BOM optimised turn-key solution for streaming video player
- World’s first fully programmable 1080p H.264 decoder
- Solutions used in over 50 products deployed in more than 6 million cars, portable players and home entertainment systems world-wide

Latest Freescale powered devices, wearable, internet of things, home hub and more

Posted by – December 20, 2013

Freescale shows their wearable reference design, tiny to develop i.MX6 based BT4.0 accellerometer, adding ECG, heart-rate monitor, enabling a new range of Freescale powered wearable computers, smartwatches, headmounted computers, fitness devices, more to be announced and integrated. Freescale powers a range of healthcare products, weightscales, heart rate monitors and more. Freescale shows their Freescale One Box Platform, providing a reference Smart Home hub gateway, using Java, all the different wireless technologies integrated.