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Ongoing activity on the Energy Aware Scheduler

Posted by – March 14, 2014

Linaro and ARM engineers talk about their current activities to integrate power management into the Linux scheduler. By integrating cpuidle and cpufreq mechanisms into the scheduler, they hope to work with the community to create an energy-aware scheduler as an alternative to the current performance-oriented scheduler. This work will require improvements in other parts of the scheduler such as better description of processor topology, load estimation in the scheduler and better tools to measure the performance impact of changes to the scheduler.

50 Billion ARM Processors Shipped

Posted by – March 6, 2014

ARM shipped over 10 billion processors in 2013 alone. From 1990-2008, ARM had shipped one billion processors. The growth of ARM Processor deployments worldwide is accelerating at a crazy pace. About 2 Billion ARM Powered Smartphones are now in use throughout the world. It won’t take long, perhaps just 3 years, for the next 50 billion ARM Processors to be shipped! The official 50 Billion chips videos are here http://armdevices.net/2014/02/26/50-billion-arm-processors-shipped/ and you can read more about it at http://50billionchips.com

The latest with ARM big.LITTLE at MWC 2014

Posted by – March 4, 2014

Brian Jeff, Product Manager at ARM, talks about some of the new ARM Processors launched at the Mobile World Congress 2014, including the Exynos 5422 octa-core and Exynos 5260 hexa-core with 2 big cores and 4 little cores. Talking about the optimal price, power, performance for ARM Processor designs to bring best possible performance as soon as possible for the mid-range market ($200-$250 smartphones). You can also watch my previous video with Brian Jeff talking about ARM’s big.LITTLE: http://armdevices.net/2013/11/03/arm-big-little-with-brian-jeff-product-manager-roadmap/

ARM Cortex-A17

Posted by – March 1, 2014

Nandan Nayampally, ARM VP of Processor Marketing presents ARM Cortex-A17. ARM expects over 500 million mid-range smartphones to be shipped in 2015. The ARM Cortex-A17 provides a product that will be defining the performance and feature set for that mid-range smartphone segment. ARM Cortex-A17 is the most efficient mid-range mobile solution for smartphones and tablets ARM has ever delivered, essentially delivering a new mid-range performance point for 2015 (and beyond) that matches today’s high-end phones and tablets at a mid-range price point. ARM Cortex-A17 provides 60 percent higher performance than the Cortex-A9 and by using big.LITTLE technology Cortex-A17 can be paired with the Cortex-A7 processor for full system coherency. ARM Cortex-A17 is launched as part of ARM’s new suite of ARM IP for mid-range mobile devices together with the Mali-T720 GPU, Mali DP500 DPU, Mali-V500 and ARM POP IP.

Read more: community.arm.com

110€ Archos 40B Titanium, MT6572 4″ IPS dual frontal speakers

Posted by – February 26, 2014

Archos presents their entry-level music enthusiasts phone, powered by the Mediatek MT6572 dual-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor. 4-inch IPS display with a 800x480pixel resolution, 4GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 1400mAh battery. This phone is released now for 110€ in Europe. You can find out more about it here: http://www.archos.com/gb/products/smartphones/titanium/archos_40btitanium/index.html

50 Billion ARM Processors shipped

Posted by – February 26, 2014

Read more at: 50billionchips.com

official videos from the ARMflix channel

Archos Touchscreen E Ink Smartwatch

Posted by – February 25, 2014

This summer, Archos will release this Touchscreen E Ink Smartwatch, running an E Ink optimized UI to display your smart notifications through the upcoming Archos Smartwatch App for Bluetooth 4/3 Smartphones on Android and iOS. Sunlight readability, always-on and battery life should be great. Archos also will release their non-touch E Ink Smartwatch for $129 a couple or so months before this one.

Cambrios CEO: ClearOhm Silver Nanowires replaces ITO in the touch screen industry

Posted by – January 23, 2014

At CES 2014, I interviewed John LeMoncheck, President and CEO of Cambrios, in their suite. Cambrios’ silver nanowire material brand named ClearOhm® is doing extremely well in the market, they are replacing ITO in touch screens. Since the last time I spoke to Cambrios at Ceatec, they have announced more design wins for mobile phones, tablets, AIO and monitors. Cambrios recently announced partnership with 3M and prior to that they had announced a joint venture with TPK (world’s largest touch screen maker) and Nissha. At the suite, they also demonstrated products from Lenovo, 3M, UniDisplay, LG, Karbonn, eTurbotouch, NEC, Nissha and others. They also showed silver nanowire coated film rolls from Hitachi and Okura. Clearly they are winning business in touch, they just announced that they have tripled their manufacturing capacity, their customers like 3M, TPK have a lot of capacity as well. John also mentioned that they are enabling wearable devices, flexible OLED, solar cells and 3D TV.

My Onyx E43 E Ink phone on Droider.Ru

Posted by – January 21, 2014

Russian YouTube channel Droider.Ru features my Onyx E43 E Ink Android Phone. $100, 2-weeks battery life, fully sunlight readable, hopefully it will soon be available!

$49 Archos Smartwatch, $99 with LCD and $129 with E Ink

Posted by – January 20, 2014

After showing how the Smart Home is going to be done by the industry, Archos introduces simple and cheap smartwatch systems, all are Bluetooth and the basic idea is you pair it with your Android or iOS phone, you install the Archos Smartwatch management app on your phone to select which notifications you want to vibrate and alert you on your Smartwatch. That’s nearly about it. The E Ink and memory LCD units last for 1-2 weeks on a battery while the touchscreen backlit LCD unit lasts 2-3 days on its battery. They charge with a dock which you can have next to your bed. The idea is for the Smartwatch to be a companion to your big-ass phone in your pocket, thus mainly everything is about Archos Smartwatches putting Smart notifications on your wrist.