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Appscomm Hybrid Smartwatch AMOLED + Movement

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2019

Appscomm shows their latest hybrid smartwatches, with full touch AMOLED as well as mechanical movement dials in the same watch.

Super-G Kids GPS Smartwatch

Posted by Charbax – November 8, 2019

Super-G Blast Hero Blue GPS watch-phone for kids. Advanced technology gives the watch more speed and accuracy. Device control is now even more convenient and simple - it is translated into 12 different languages! Better quality sound, an attractive and customizable watch interior with interchangeable flaps, a more accurate pedometer - make kids feel like real super heroes!

The latest model has an enhanced security system - all data presented is encrypted and protected against hacking. Your child will be able to call and answer phone numbers entered in the phonebook, and other numbers not entered in the address book will be blocked automatically. The SOS button helps you get in touch quickly - the clock automatically dials three specified numbers in a row. The clock works worldwide with all GSM networks.

Super-G Blast languages: English, French, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Turkish, Lithuanian, Russian, Estonian, Latvian.

FEATURES:

higher resolution screen;
higher speed;
better sound quality;
enhanced protection;
more color and choice of different screensavers;
choice of language;
unique design.
SPECIFICATION:

Calls, voice and text messages;
Calls and voice messages from the watch;
Resistance to moisture and dust;
15 numbers phone book;
1.3 ”IPS color touch screen;
240 * 240 screen resolution;
Processor: MTK2503A-ARM7;
Ultra low power consumption;
Battery life: up to 2 days (Battery life depends on selected watch update settings, watch usage and natural wear);
Nano SIM card;
Location (Navigation is based on WiFi and GPS, internally on WiFi and GSM. The positioning error may vary depending on the connection operator, location signal and other technical conditions. This is not an exact positioning device!);
Alarm clock;
SOS help button;
Non-interference mode;
Low battery messages;
Watch and phone bracelets are made of high quality and pleasant skin silicone.
PACKAGE INCLUDED:

Watch - phone;
Box;
Charger (Magnetic charger with USB connection);
Screwdriver;
Guide.

Keynote: Fujitsu A64fx and Fugaku – A Game Changing, HPC AI Optimized Arm CPU

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2019

Fugaku is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being developed by Riken R-CCS and Fujitsu in collaboration https://www.r-ccs.riken.jp/en/postk/project Fugaku will have hyperscale datacenter class resource in a single exascale machine, with more than 150,000 nodes of sever-class Fujitsu A64fx many-core Arm CPUs with the new SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) with low precision math for the first time in the world, accelerating both HPC and AI workloads, augmented with HBM2 memory paired with each CPU, exhibiting nearly a Terabyte/s memory bandwidth for both HPC and AI rapid data movements. A64fx has demonstrated up to 8 times the performance of mainstream "Platinum" server processors for HPC workloads, and this game-changing performance has been realized through extensive co-design process involving the entire Japanese HPC community resulting in a highly HPC-optimzed CPU architecture. Fugaku also will likely to be the premier big data and AI/ML infrastructure; currently, we are conducting research to scale deep learning to more than 100,000 nodes on Fugaku, where we expect to obtain near top GPU-class performance on each node. The talk will give an overview of A64fx/Fugaku as well as cover some of the software ecosystem efforts to enable high-end HPC / BD / AI.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9605xIHdew

NXP i.MX RT106A Arm Cortex-M7 MCU for Alexa

Posted by Charbax – October 28, 2019

Turnkey, low cost i.MX RT solution speeds time to market. Cloud-based voice assistants, led by Amazon’s Alexa, have become common in many homes, embedded in smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo products. Soon, the newly emerging trend to build voice assistants directly into smart devices such as light switches, ceiling fans, appliances, smoke detectors, and thermostats, will make voice control ubiquitous throughout the home. Voice assistants conveniently and unobtrusively located throughout the home enable a family’s entire network of connected smart devices to be controlled by voice commands from any room. For example, “Alexa, turn off all the lights,” or even more powerful routines can be created such as, “Alexa, good morning,” which can turn on music, start the coffee pot, adjust the thermostat settings, and more.

Today, a few smart home device and appliance makers are introducing versions of their products with built-in voice assistants. Until now, the technology required to embed cloud voice assistants has required a powerful multicore microprocessor unit (MPU), similar to the application processor in smart phones, with large Flash and SDRAM memories, and complex power management. Such implementations have not been a fit for cost sensitive consumer devices, which has impeded the proliferation of smart home devices with built-in voice.

At Embedded World this week, NXP Semiconductors announced the first MCU based implementation of an Alexa client, based on a new member of NXP’s popular i.MX RT crossover processor family of devices. This new solution enables device makers to build Alexa into products using a low cost, low power microcontroller unit (MCU), a device that is typically already required in any connected smart home product, meaning that OEMs can now add voice to their products at very low incremental cost (not much more than the cost of the microphones). Running on Amazon FreeRTOS, NXP’s new MCU-based AVS solution leverages the power of AWS IoT Core to minimize the processing resources needed to build Alexa into a product. Compared to previous implementations running Linux with large memory footprints, requiring more than 50 MB RAM and several Giga-Bytes of Flash, NXP’s MCU solution needs less than 1 MB of on-chip RAM and fewer than 16 MB of Flash, significantly reducing cost and size.

The i.MX RT106A (“ten-sixty-a”), has a 600 MHz Arm™ Cortex-M7™ processor, 1 MB of on chip SRAM, an LCD display, camera interface, advanced security and flexible communication, combined with a complete turnkey AVS software solution and a production ready hardware design, to enable OEMs to quickly and easily add Alexa to their product designs.

With this solution, device makers realize further benefits of shorter time to market, lower development and lifetime costs. It brings together the Alexa Voice Service, AWS IoT Core, and Amazon FreeRTOS to provide complete and best-in-class security, deployment, and device monitoring.

NXP’s i.MX RT MCU-based AVS solution is available as a complete kit for evaluation, development and prototyping. The hardware consists of two small, 30 mm x 40 mm (1.2” x 1.6”) boards. The MCU system on module (SoM) carries the i.MX RT106A processor, 32 MB of HyperFlash memory, a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module and an optional NXP A71CH secure element. The audio board has three MEMS microphones and connects to a speaker driven by NXP’s TFA9894D smart audio amplifier. The hardware ships with software that includes everything necessary for a developer to, out-of-the-box, connect to the Alexa Voice Service and immediately start prototyping. This one-stop-shop software package includes far-field voice processing (echo cancellation, noise suppression, beam forming, barge-in), an Alexa wake word inference engine, an AVS client application, API and all necessary drivers.

Samples of the i.MX RT106A processor and the SLN-ALEXA-IOT solution kit are available to qualified early access customers now.

Renesas SOTB (silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide) Low Power ARM microcontrollers for energy harvesting

Posted by Charbax – October 28, 2019

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today unveiled an innovative energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use or replace batteries in IoT devices. Developed based on Renesas' breakthrough SOTB™ (silicon-on-thin-buried-oxide) process technology, the new embedded controller achieves extreme reduction in both active and standby current consumption, a combination that was not previously possible to achieve in conventional microcontrollers (MCUs). These extreme low current levels of the SOTB-based embedded controller enables system manufacturers to take a step further and completely eliminate the need for batteries in some of their products through harvesting ambient energy sources such as light, vibration, and flow. The use of extreme low-power and energy harvesting gives rise to a new market of maintenance-free connected IoT sensing devices with endpoint intelligence for applications in industrial, business, residential, agricultural, healthcare, and public infrastructure, as well as health and fitness apparel, shoes, wearables, smart watches, and drones. Renesas has already begun supplying the new embedded controller to beta customer.

Renesas’ first commercial product using SOTB technology, the R7F0E embedded controller, is a 32-bit, Arm® Cortex®-based embedded controller capable of operating up to 64 MHz for rapid local processing of sensor data and execution of complex analysis and control functions. Consuming just 20 μA/MHz active current, and only 150 nA deep standby current, approximately one-tenth that of conventional low-power MCUs, these industry-leading characteristics make the R7F0E perfectly suited for extreme low-power and energy harvesting.

$399 Weibu Snapdragon 850/8cx/835 Laptop and 2-in-1, Windows 10 ARM Powered

Posted by Charbax – October 22, 2019

Weibu is the Shenzhen design house ready to work with brands to mass produce affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/850 and soon (from Q1 2020) also the Snapdragon 8cx based 13.3", 10.8" and 14.1" and other sizes from FHD to 3Kx2K displays, for long battery, built-in LTE.

Cosmo Communicator shipping now to backers, Dual Display Backlit Keyboard Phone, MTK P70+STM32

Posted by Charbax – October 22, 2019

Cosmo Communicator is right now being mass produced and shipping out to the nearly 4000 backers of the nearly $2M Indiegogo project at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-communicator#/ here is an extensive interview with Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO of Planet Computers, the creator of the awesome Gemini PDA Clamshell Keyboard Phone (which I used for 9 months in 2018 as my main phone) and now following that up with the Dual Display Cosmo Communicator, integrating dual-SIM 4G LTE, supports Android 9, Sailfish and other Linux operating systems to come with a multi-boot support, a full physical backlit keyboard, dual colour touchscreen displays, 24MP camera, external 1.91" touchscreen when the phone is closed and a large 6" internally when the phone is opened in full productivity mode. It also integrated a toggle switch with backside fingerprint reader for quick secure unlocking. In this video, Janko shows some of the features supported on that secondary 570x240, 300ppi, 1.91" external display which runs Free RTOS separately on an STMicroelectronics STM32 processor. With supported interactions such as music control, phone dialing, quick dialing, notifications and much more. The new processor is the MediaTek P70 Quad Arm Cortex A73 with Quad
Arm Cortex A53 with an Arm Mali G72 MP3 GPU.

Taiyo Yuden world leader capacitor manufacturer, shows BT5 modules with Nordic Semi

Posted by Charbax – October 16, 2019

Onyx Boox Note2 10.3″ Qualcomm Front light

Posted by Charbax – October 14, 2019

An overview of the new Onyx Boox Note2, with its new performance.
You can see behind the scenes as they show it to many Chinese media: https://youtu.be/91-ENuLUXzM

Onyx Boox Note2, Max3 with Onyx CEO

Posted by Charbax – October 13, 2019

Onyx presents the new 10.3" Note2 with Qualcomm Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 platform, responsive, with front-light, battery effecient, probably the most optimized and the most advanced E Ink notepad in the world at the moment. And the new 13.3" Boox Max3 also thinner, lighter, also running on the Qualcomm Octa-core platform on an Android 9 base.