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€299 Archos Diamond bezel-less, Archos Oxygen, Smart Speakers, Smart Lights and 101S Oxygen Tablet

Posted by Charbax – March 7, 2019

Archos Diamond has a 6.39" HD+ 2160x1080 AMOLED display, powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 ARM Cortex-A73/A53 octa-core CPU with an ARM Mali-G72 GPU. Archos Oxygen 68 at 149eur, 63 at 129eur, 57 at 99eur. Archos also shows their Amazon Alexa smart speakers, the 19.90eur Archos Smart LED Lights that work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Archos 101S Oxygen Tablet based on MediaTek X20 deca-core with 3GB RAM and 32GB Flash, comes with a special charging and speaker dock.

$449 Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform Snapdragon 845 Development Board, Embedded World 2019 booth tour

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2019

Qualcomm and Thundercomm launches the Robotics RB3 Platform 96Boards development board (available for $449 at Thundercomm), supports the development of smart, power-efficient, and cost-effective robots, uses heterogeneous computing and Qualcomm Artificial (AI) Engine to support on-device machine learning, computer vision, robust security, multimedia, Wi-Fi, and cellular connectivity capabilities, based on the Qualcomm SDA845/Qualcomm SDM845 SoC. It includes hardware, software, and development tools, the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform is designed to help manufacturers and developers create robotic products, ranging from large industrial and enterprise robots to small battery-operated ones with challenging power. This video also features a tour of the Qualcomm booth at Embedded World 2019, featuring all the LTE for IoT modems such as the MDM9206 and the MDM9205 LTE IoT modem, and development boards available from Qualcomm's partners including Geniatech, Intrinsyc, eInfoChips, Altek, Inforce Computing, Keith and Koep, Shiratech, Basler and more.

Latest from ARM at Embedded World 2019

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2019

Thomas Ensergueix, ARM Senior Director of Embedded, talks about the ARMv8-M processors that are now shipping, ARM Cortex-M23, and ARM Cortex-M33, implementing more and more advanced security in the Embedded market. ARM Platform Security Architecture (PSA) certification Levels being developed with their partners, and releasing Helium ARMv8.1-M for a next level Machine Learning in the ARM Microcontrollers market. At this event, ARM also with Raspberry Pi foundation celebrates the 25 million Raspberry Pi development boards that have been shipped since I filmed this video at ARM Techcon 2011 as one of the first on the web about the Raspberry Pi.

ARM Helium Armv8.1-M architecture, Machine Learning on ARM Cortex-M

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2019

Jem Davies, ARM VP, Fellow and GM, Machine Learning Group talks about ARM's new Helium Machine Learning architecture for the ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers, as a follow on to ARM CMSIS-NN Neural Network Kernels which Boosted Efficiency in Microcontrollers by 5x last year, now ARM launches Helium ARMv8.1-M to improve machine learning performance, with up to 50x on machine learning workloads, about 5x improvement in performance for regular DSP based workloads, as open source software and the new ARMv8.1-M architecture to be integrated in Microcontroller designs to come in the future.

Kopin Golden-i Smart Glass at CES 2019

Posted by Charbax – February 9, 2019

Golden-i is preparing to revolutionize the world of adjustable/customizable life enhancing smart glasses, at its 8th Generation (I have filmed Golden-i prototype developments since 2011 here and here), the Golden-i team has reached this yet smallest Smart Glass implementation that works with USB Type-C Displayport phones (for now on slightly modified firmwares) to output the full potential of the Smart Phone right into the hands free Smart Glass computing user interface.

INVECAS shows World’s First HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 Chip & IP Solutions for TV, AVR, Soundbar and STB

Posted by Charbax – January 29, 2019

INVECAS Showcases its Chip & IP Solutions for HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 at the 2019 International CES in Las Vegas, Demonstrating the 8K 60Hz Home Theater Experience in Conjunction with Samsung QLED 8K. The three new ICs from INVECAS each support 8K Ultra High Definition video at 60Hz, as well as 4K UHD video at 120Hz, each as outlined in the latest HDMI 2.1 specification. The INV4789 Port Processor IC is ideal for TV designs, the INV4788 Transmitter IC is targeted for set top box and media player applications, and the INV4781 Switching IC is configured for AVR and soundbar designs. The ICs are now sampling to customers. Key Features include:

- 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz as outlined in the HDMI 2.1 specification
- Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
- Support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) modes
- Support for static & dynamic HDR allowing for extended dynamic range and wide color gamut support
- HDCP 2.3 premium content protection

Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 Cables at CES 2019

Posted by Charbax – January 29, 2019

At the CES 2019, HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc (HDMI LA) is showing and talking about some of the new HDMI 2.1 cables that are coming to the market supporting 48Gbit/s high bandwidth, from passive cables, active copper cables and active optical cables, thus 3 different types of HDMI 2.1 cables to enable the HDMI 2.1 features including 8K60 or 4K120 un-compressed or up to 10K120 compressed. Some of the HDMI 2.1 cable providers highlighted include Elka, Inneos, JCE, Silicon Line and Legrand.

HDMI 2.1 for 8K at CES 2019 with Microsoft Xbox One X Enhanced Gaming

Posted by Charbax – January 24, 2019

At the HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc (HDMI LA) booth at CES 2019, they talk about the latest with HDMI 2.1 where at CES 2019 several companies announced the first 8K products from Samsung, LG, Sony, TCL, Konka, featuring some or all of the HDMI 2.1 features, including the 48Gbit/s spec cables supporting up to 8K60 uncompressed. At their booth, the Microsoft team presents the Microsoft Xbox One X and Xbox One S which has some HDMI 2.1 gaming features supported with its firmware update such as HDMI VRR and Auto Low Latency Mode to be taken advantage of with TVs that support HDMI 2.1 features such as the 2018 Samsung TVs available in the retail market.

10.3″ Onyx Boox Note Pro with front light

Posted by Charbax – January 23, 2019

10.3" Onyx Boox Note Pro features warm and cold adjustable front lights, capacitive and Wacom touchscreens, with 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash.

$280 Onyx 7.8″ Boox Nova Pro with front light

Posted by Charbax – January 23, 2019

7.8" Onyx Boox Nova Pro, comes with 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, color-adjusting frontlight, capacitive screen and Wacom stylus input with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Resolution of 1872x1404. Availability will from around April for a price of around $280.