Category: Qualcomm

Live Lava Lab demonstration, adding new development boards for automatic testing

Posted by – February 8, 2015

Showing how easy it is to integrate any development board in Lava. Beaglebone Black, Allwinner A20 Cubieboard2, IFC6410, Odroid-UX3 (Exynos5422). They can take any new board and just get it connected. LAVA is an automated validation architecture primarily aimed at testing deployments of systems based around the Linux kernel on ARM devices, specifically ARMv7 and later. The current range of boards (device types) supported by this LAVA instance can be seen on the scheduler status page https://validation.linaro.org/scheduler/ which includes details of how many boards of each type are available for tests and currently running jobs.

eInfochips enabling Linux support on ARM based SoCs

Posted by – February 8, 2015

They have enabled the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 (Snapdragon 600) with Linaro's Linaro OpenEmbedded based Ubuntu release. They have optimized it for video/audio capture encode/decode through software based encoding and optimizing HD resolution with hardware acceleration for video-chat.

Sony Booth Tour with my 12-year old cousin

Posted by – January 28, 2015

Sony 4K World Cup TVs and cameras, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet, Sony Smart Glass, Sony E Ink SmartBand Talk, Sony Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear, 4K Camcorder with Sony Xperia Z3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Sony Playstation 4 demos, Sony Action Camera, Sony RX100 and more.

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.

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€.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Smartphone and Tablet Development Platform reference designs

Posted by – January 5, 2015

6" 2K OLED, Octa-core 64bit quad-A57 quad-A53, fingerprint, 13megapixel camera, it's a special development phone for developers to optimize their apps for 64bit big.LITTLE ARM by Qualcomm, with Snapdragon 810 devices to be available soon (check back for more on Snapdragon 810 soon), Qualcomm also has a reference Snapdragon 810 Tablet with a 4K display, with 4 speakers, 9 microphones, ultrasound, HDMI, USB3, dual-3D infrared gesture cam for 3D scanning, first mobile device with DDR4 ultra high speed RAM memory. This is the Snapdragon 810 Mobile Development Platform for $999. You can read more about the 810 Smartphone and Tablet development platform here: https://developer.qualcomm.com/mdp-810-tablet-mdp-810-smartphone

Qualcomm 805/600 Development Boards by Inforce Computing

Posted by – January 5, 2015

Inforce Computing is a Qualcomm partner who makes small form factor single board computers (SBCs) and system on modules (SoM) for the embedded space with Snapdragon 805 and Snapdragon 600 processors, here showing some of the boards that they do. You can read more about their $149 Snapragon 600 development board here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/moreinfo/inforce6410.html and their $249 Snapdragon 805 development board here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/moreinfo/inforce6540.html

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Development Board by Intrinsyc for $499

Posted by – January 5, 2015

Qualcomm launches their Snapdragon 810 64bit APQ8094 octa-core with Quad ARM Cortex-A57 and Quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE. This development board has USB 3, USB 2, HDMI, UFS, audio, bluetooth antennas, GPS antennas, seria ATA, PCI Express, etc. You can read more about it here: http://shop.intrinsyc.com/products/dragonboard-development-kit-based-on-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-810-apq8094-processor

Mantis Vision MV4D 3D engine in Google Project Tango

Posted by – December 12, 2014

This is possibly the future of Android. Mantis Vision shows their amazing technology creating 3D from cameras with infrared beam/sensors in real-time using the Nvidia Tegra K1 powered Project Tango based tablet as Google's development platform. Mantis Vision is changing the way the world creates, uses, and experiences in 3D. Imagine transforming everything you film with your smartphone into a 3D model and adding it all in real-time to a user-generated streetview of the world indoor and outdoor. Mantis Vision provides the 3D sensing platform, consisting of flash projector hardware components and Mantis Vision’s core MV4D technology which includes structured light-based depth sensing algorithms, bringing this amazing technology to the mass market. Through Project Tango, can be used for indoor navigation, augmented reality, indoor position estimation and more.

Charbax on Camel in Marrakech Desert

Posted by – December 10, 2014

I take the Camel across the desert outside of Marrakech Morocco, here are two video samples filmed in 4K using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3